You might not know this, but Kermit the Frog, was born in 1955, in Jerusalem. Born, Harold Leapenstien, to parents, Jorgen and Matilda, Harold went to Princeton, and majored in Business. It was there that Harold met Fozzie, and together they became close friends. Fozzie convinced Harold to change his name to what we now know today as Kermit the Frog. Fozzie was part of a improvisational group, and together they honed their comedic skills. Kermit shopped his comedy variety show to all the major US networks and none of them liked his idea. His first break was on the TV show called, Sam and Friends, Kermit recalled back then that his comedic timing was way off, but the networks were not ready for a full time Muppet. In America, bigotry against Muppets was growing, locals US schools would not allow Muppets in schools that had “normal” people, Kermit was beat up many times just for being a Muppet. To this day, Muppets do not have the right to marry, they can’t adopt, they can’t vote, or hold any political office. Women often complain that there is a glass ceiling, but for Muppets, the glass ceiling is replaced by a brick wall. Kermit got a job as a reporter on Sesame Street, the only show of it’s time to have Muppets on TV, a first step for Muppet Rights. Kermit, was a born leader, and he needed to find another way to help his people. In 1976, the BBC, loved his idea for a variety comedy show, and the Muppet Show was born. Now Kermit being the entrepreneur, invested the shows earnings, and bought stocks in other corporations. OPEC, GE, Viacom, to name a few. No one was going to give an Oscar to any Muppet actor. No one was going to take true scientific research seriously from a Muppet and offer a Nobel Peace Prize. No Muppet author was going to get a Pulitzer. Discrimination was just the norm for the life of a Muppet, Kermit knew he had no congressional backing, and his people were a punchline at best. Knowing that the shows run would not last forever, and the plight of his people were at stake, he had to think of the bigger picture. Kermit owned controlling stocks in some of the biggest Forture 500 companies in the world. To Kermit, “MUPPET” was another word for “PUPPET” and that was the stereotype he was trying to move his people away from. On screen, in front of the camera, Kermit was fun loving, and jovial frog married to Miss Piggy, but behind the scenes, Kermit, was a Svengali, a puppet-masters of sorts, not really married to Miss Piggy since Muppet marriages were illegal. With the final days of the Muppet Show, Kermit needed to have the public see the Muppets as fun loving, so in marched Muppet movie after Muppet movie, all the while buying up stocks and owning companies under the investment group, FRG. FRG, needed to control the masses, so Kermit, had an idea of making people pay more, for things they would otherwise pay less for. How did he do this? The Green Movement. Hybrid Cars, Green cleaning products, was just the tip of the iceberg. Kermit knew that no corporation really did anything to help people, they did it to make a profit. Take hybrid cars for instance, the batteries in those cars are patented by the oil companies. The Green Movement became huge, everyone jumped on the bandwagon, and the smugness, of green people seemed to be an after effect. Through-out history people that were green started off being assholes.
And like all those stories, they ended up being kind or the hero in the end. Kermit knew it would take time, and in the end Muppets would be taken seriously, maybe not in his lifetime, but he paved the way for equal right to all Muppets. We here at Thinksquad believe in equal rights to all. If Kermit wants to date someone other then a Muppet, it should be his right.
If Muppets want to join the military, they should be able too. Religious people believe that Muppets don’t have a soul, but if you happen to believe in some divine authority then allow that authority to be the judge, not you. We hope the Muppet community know how hard Kermit is working on their behalf.