Save the Twinkie

save-the-twinkieThis is a comic I came across a couple years ago during the dark ages where it seemed as if we may lose our treasured Twinkies forever. But, if you have not been living under a rock for the past five years, you know that we did finally get our beloved “snack” back. I feel back calling a twinkie a snack since that makes a person think of food, where you can clearly tell by looking at a Twinkie that it is not food. I am not sure what it is, and I am not hating on Twinkies by any mean, but they are something else and continue to confuse me to this day.

The central argument in this comic surrounds the will of people to rally behind a worthwhile cause. The comic makes light of the people trying to save the earth, by showing them compared to the hoard of Twinkie crusaders. The issue is that this was a very real thing back when the Twinkie was gone. The media attention and uprising that occurred when the Twinkie went away outweighed any attention to saving the earth by massive amounts. This is not an isolated incident though. There are many issues with our earth that we need to address, and that pose very real threats to us. Whether it be global warming, animal extinction, or any other of the plethora of issues that we have with our earth today, there is very little coverage and attention even though it is such a big issue.

There are multiple different types of snacks out there that are just as good, if not better, than a Twinkie. As far as I know currently, there is only one earth. The author of this comment strives to bring attention to the fact that we need to prioritize our problems and address the ones that can do the most damage to us if we don’t. Yes, it is great that we brought the Twinkie back; and it is a testament to what we can do as human beings if we put our hearts and minds into it. That being said though we need to direct our attention to the bigger more impending issues at hand, rather than the ones that pose little to no threat to us at all.

By making light of this whole issue the author hopes to bring attention to our silly doings; that by pointing out how stupid we are for overlooking the truly important issues in life. Because if we continue to chase things that we want, rather than fight for what we need, we will soon cease to be able to do anything because we will have lost all of the things that we need. And, to me personally, I like the earth a little bit more than I like my junk food.

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