The Symbolism Hidden Within "THE WIZARD of OZ"
~ author unknownThe "Wizard of Oz", written by L. Frank Baum, is not a mere child's story.What is "Oz" a symbol for? Ounces.What is measured in ounces? Gold.What is the yellow brick road? Bricks or ingot bars of gold.The character known as the Straw Man represents that fictitious, ALL CAPS, legal fiction - a PERSON, the Federal U.S. Government created with the same spelling as your birth name.Remember what the Straw Man wanted from the Wizard of Oz? A Brain! No juristic person - legal fiction - paper corporation has a brain because he/she has no breath of life.What did he get in place of a brain? A certificate: a Birth Certificate for a new legal creation.He was proud of his new legal status, plus all the other legalisms he was granted. Now he becomes the epitome of the brainless sack of straw who was given a certificate in place of a grain of common sense.Now, what about the Tin Man? Does Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) recall anything to mind? The poor TIN Man just stood there mindlessly doing his work until his body literally froze up and stopped functioning.He worked himself to death because he had no heart nor soul.
The Wizard of Ponzi
I'm not sure that all the symbolism attributed to it was actually in the writer's mind originally. Which is fine, if you want to think about things for yourself . But some of it certainly was.
With respect to the yellow brick road, I sometimes wonder if politicians like Ron Paul are like the last compartments in the flow chart of a collateralized debt obligation. I.e. he's like the extremely "low risk" portion of it. He couldn't ever win but he's an important part of the show. As in, the Masonic Inc. bankers know that they're not in any danger or risk until more and more people head in the direction of a "cowardly lion" like Ron Paul or begin taking the advice of Alex "straw man" Jones to invest in gold or calamity and catastrophe instead of organizing communities to create money out of nothing for themselves. (I'm probably wrong about that, unless Paul is a Mason and so forth. Interesting to think about... he's probably authentic and the real deal though. In so much as anyone in a world full of secret societies and ponzi is.)
Not that it really matters given how far Americans are far realizing that they even need to begin to think about having some silver slippers to travel the yellow brick road that bankers have a monopoly on... in order to realize that in the end there's no place like home. Home or the local community, where people could begin to just create money out of nothing for themselves instead of having central bankers and the little old men behind the curtain become "great and powerful" based on an illusion the American dream.
Where's Toto when you need him?
Casting call for Boehner: