Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:10 AM
WiffenPoof (1,120 posts)
Wizard of Oz - Political Symbolism
If you have a chance, catch Democracy Now! They are doing a special on lyricist Yip Harburg...who wrote the words to "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" and "Brother Can You Spare A Dime". It is really the story of the Red Scare and how difficult this era was.
Some nice insights into the real meaning behind the characters in the Wizard of Oz among other gems.
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Wizard of Oz - Political Symbolism (Original post)
|Jackpine Radical||Nov 2012||#3|
Response to WiffenPoof (Original post)
Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:18 AM
RichGirl (3,832 posts)
1. On You Tube...
There are lots of Wizard of Oz symbolism videos...very interesting.
Having watched many of them, I think the most important aspect is not the NWO/Illumunati/control system/man behind the curtain thing....but the end where Dorothy discovers she has the power. We all have the power.
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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:36 AM
Jackpine Radical (45,274 posts)
3. DU is one of those places where the knowledge base is pretty deep.
Just because a lot of people here know something, that doesn't mean it's commonly known in the general populace.
And of course Baum was a socialist.
"There were no poor people in the land of Oz, because there was no such thing as money, and all property of every sort belonged to the Ruler. Each person was given freely by his neighbours whatever he required for his use, which is as much as anyone may reasonably desire. Every one worked half the time and played half the time, and the people enjoyed the work as much as they did the play, because it is good to be occupied and to have something to do."--L. Frank Baum.