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April 14, 2013 - 9:32 am

I found this on Anthony Watts‘ site and couldn’t stop laughing.

A group that calls itself “F*ck For Forest” makes porno tapes and sells them to raise money for rainforest projects in South America.

And, of course, only the Guardian would be far left enough to actually cover it:

Few people would imagine any overlap exists between pornography and environmentalism, but FFF smash the two concepts together right there in their brutally blunt name. It’s a concise signifier of what they do and how little they care about what you think of it. The live displays are a sideline; funds are primarily raised via their website, which has images and videos of its core staff members and whatever volunteers they pick up on the street in myriad sexual permutations, from naked people up trees to chaotic orgies. Subscribers pay about £10 a month, and the proceeds go towards rainforest conservation projects in South America.

It’s difficult to know how to categorise such an enterprise. Is it kinky eco-activism? Porn for foliage fetishists? Exhibitionism with the fig-leaf of a good cause? FFF have a better question: What is more obscene, they ask, the depiction of people enjoying their sexuality or the destruction of our natural environment?

“Sex is often shown to attract us to buy all kinds of bullsh*t products and ideas, so why not for a good cause?,” says Tommy Hol Ellingsen, FFF’s Norwegian co-founder. “The human body is considered more offensive and threatening than most things in the industrial world around us, like cars, but I don’t see the naked body in itself as a threat to the morals or values of modern society. I think it’s more a mass psychosis people have. Why we are destroying the planet may be somehow connected to the values modern humans have created for themselves.”

Tommy and his Swedish partner Leona Johansson can talk at great length about the ills of western society, freedom of expression, the sanctity of nature and nobility of indigenous tribal life, but in the documentary their philosophy is put to the test. The first half details their eco-hippy existence, wandering the streets of Berlin, propositioning strangers to contribute to the website, getting stoned, having sex, and subjecting audiences to their performance art (if the “blood and sperm” part sounds shocking, wait for their terrible folk songs). But then FFF’s dreams are confronted with reality, in the form of a journey to their much-idolised Amazon rainforest, at the request of a threatened Peruvian tribe. It would spoil things to reveal what happens when they get there, but let’s just say it’s not quite the tribal connection they hoped for.

You have to read that article to get a sense of how truly bizarre — and stupid — FFF really is. When they went to Peru to film with the tribe of indigenous people, they were amazed that “…they live in a little fairytale wonderland, according to their own rules. They never plan anything, even what they’re going to do the next day. There are no rules. That’s what intrigued me about them.”

The FFF people thought that the tribes would be just as gung ho about saving the rainforest as they were. Alas, the indigenous folk had far less important things on their minds, like eating and trying to stay alive in the jungle.

F*ck For Forest actually got started with a grant from the Norwegian government — something the bureaucrats instantly regretted when they realized what the founders were up to. Their first public act was the founders of the group having sex on stage while a band called “Cumshots” played.

No, seriously. They’ve spent about $85,000 on rainforest projects like buying up land and promoting “indigenous lifestyles” in various South and Central American countries. They also live what is referred to as a “frugal” lifestyle, “wearing clothes and eating food they find in rubbish bins, rather than spending the charity’s money.” And rather than using a middleman or go-between to manage their projects, they do so directly so that most of the cash goes where it was intended.

Of course, the major reason for this is that none of the big time NGOs will have anything to do with them. Both the Rainforest Foundation and the Norwegian World Wildlife Fund  “turned down their donations once they discovered what they did, claiming that other donors would disapprove of their fundraising methods.”

What’s not to like about these guys? Sounds like fun, right?

Not according to the co-founder:

We have so much responsibility. We have so much to do with these projects. It’s a really heavy subject to work with sexual repression and ecology. With the website, all the uploading and emailing, we’re a small group keeping it together and it’s an incredible amount of work. But we’re subject to so much suspicion, and we have to answer for so much of what we’re doing. We’re giving so much of ourselves to this.

Above and beyond, man. Above and beyond.

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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Isn't it good? Norwegian "wood!"
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Didn't Frank Zappa once include a "commercial" for "organic Vaseline for my intercourse" in one of his epic songs. Frank, may you rest in peace, you were indeed a prophet.
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Green sex? Bicycle-powered vibrators?
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I'm all for conserving forests, but the fun part with paying off third world nations to not cut down their own forests is this: It is like paying off a kidnapper without the kidnapper actually releasing the victim.

It lasts until the next junta takes over, decides it needs some cash, and sends a letter out to the Green groups of the world that rising economic pressures will force them to develop... unless they make with some cash, and soon.

If Panama has rain forest in 2050, it will only be because Panamanians desired it, not because they were paid off.
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And what do these "free love" folks do when their actions result in pregnancy? They abort. Because nothing says "I'm a follower of Nature" like chopping up a growing life and throwing it away.
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Circle of life, RKae. Thins the herd. 85% of rabbits have to die every year, just to keep the population stable.
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So you're saying the human race is its own prey?
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Pretty much.
How many of us are killed by sharks in a typical year, a few dozen?
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Theodore Dalrymple wrote a small article about these freaks some years ago:
http://www.city-journal.org/html/eon_08_26_05td.html
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Re: DavidWNicholas's reply --

Yes, it's amusing, their interest in their org's headquarters being less than in their fellow rank-and-file members' hindquarters.

I agree with you that, "commitment to any cause is in some fashion admirable", but I suggest that it's often pitiable as well, when it's a palliative for personal self-worth dysfunction as explained some 60 years ago by Eric Hoffer in The True Believer.

Among such people we find cause-a-holics whose gratification-seeking habits the rest of us often suffer.
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the sanctity of nature and nobility of indigenous tribal life

It's such a higher form of life than modern medicine, soap and education!

And yet in a link at the Guardian it goes to a story about a Congolese soldier who raped 53 women. (Maybe it wasn't rape-rape, right Whoopie?)
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There are some amazing and amusing parts of this story. For instance, the "mainstream" environmental groups won't have anything to do with them. Could it be that others won't associate with them because their clothing came out of dumpsters? It might smell a bit...

Then again, if what the story says is actually true, a group like this that doesn't spend a significant portion of their overhead on things like salaries for their staff, a "headquarters," and things of that nature, should probably be applauded. The silliness of going to a 3rd world country and trying to convince the locals that not developing will somehow be "good" for them has always amused me, but commitment to any cause is in some fashion admirable.

If they went to Brazil, lived like this permanently, and never came back, they might do some good (or maybe not) but at least we wouldn't have to listen to them much, would we? Besides, there's a large market for porn, and I would suspect that a lot of people who watch it are in tune with these people...
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Isn't it good? Norwegian "wood!"
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