Relax......I won't bore you with a debate on Frank Baum's Wizard of OZ. Was it a metaphor for the times regarding the politics of Silver and Gold and the Bankers that openly controlled the U.S. in the 1890s? Did Frank Baum create a "children's novel" to convey a covert message, that passed through unnoticed by the publisher's censors at that time. The yellow brick road, the silver slippers (yes they were actually silver in the book..not ruby red) the Wizard etc all representing the debate at that time on sound money with the U.S. intervention into the World's Imperial Power game. I want to just leave you with the thought that it was ONLY a mythical fairy tale written only for children, and that's why Frank Baum wrote an overtly political Broadway version of the Wizard of OZ just two years after the book.......because the book was just a fairy tale.
No.... I want you to visualize that some things never change. The battle between good and evil never changes. The naive populace that is always easy prey for the power that dominates and manipulates their lives through fear and subterfuge remains a constant. We're all products of this magical world and most likely, because of human nature will remain trapped in this realm of illusion.......except......you do have some choices. At least you still have choices today. You will ALWAYS be able to choose between good and evil. You may be told that's not true, but in the end, you have the choice....just maybe not the courage to admit it or make it.
Where your real choices are disappearing are in the world of "need vs want". Many of us still want to cling to the illusion that "want" is a viable choice unimpeded by consequences. That illusion is still present and seems to be approaching that feared "day of reckoning" for those still standing after the 08-09 financial collapse. Many of us close our eyes every morning when we get out of bed and refuse to look at the 120 million Americans on Government assistance.....and that number is very low but I don't have time to give you the details why......you can figure it out (for one add in those receiving mortgage deductions).....and I could go on. We close our eyes. Let's not look at the 60 million receiving food stamps (17 million in 2000). We close our eyes. For goodness sakes lets not discuss the real unemployment and loss of earnings in the private sector working class. We close our eyes. We shut our ears. Hear no evil...see no evil. We're the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion. We make excuses for being those characters and we close our eyes.
Enjoy the Wizard's game. Enjoy the lever-pulling behind the curtain. Its an illusion and it will end and when it does you'll ask.....Why couldn't I have seen it? YOU DID.......you just had to many wants......and ignored your needs........remember how the movie ended???.......gl