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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 10:16 AM
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THE WIZARD OF OZ

If you read this carefully you'll NEVER EVER watch this movie again
without seeing and hearing the true message coming through - imagine
writing this movie way back in the 1930s KNOWING what you were
writing about and KNOWING the American people had NO idea the
message you were portraying and would probably remain ignorant until
it was completely carried out - some will still never "get it."

THE WIZARD OF OZ (oz - the appreviation for ounze) A TRIP BETWEEN
THE CODED LINES Motion Picture. 1939. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Book
by L. Frank Baum; Adaptation by Noel Langley; Screenplay by Noel
Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf; Lyrics by E. Y.
Harburg; Produced by Melvyn LeRoy; Directed by Victor Fleming. See
Note. Note: Just as you can read between the gory lines in the
newspaper on any day and discover clues issued by the Powers That
Be-if you look hard enough-as to what is actually going on, such
notice can also be found in lighter fare, like the movies. Such a
movie was The Wizard of Oz, an allegory for the new state of affairs
in America in the 1930s following the stock market crash and factual
bankruptcy of the US Government immediately thereafter.

The setting was Kansas: Heartland America, and geographical center
of the USA. In comes the twister, the tornado. i.e. whirling
confusion-the stock market crash, theft of America's gold, US
bankruptcy, the Great Depression-and whisks Dorothy and Toto up into
a new, artificial dimension somewhere above the solid ground of
Kansas. When they finally land in Oz, Dorothy comments to her
little companion: "Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas
anymore." That's right. After the bankruptcy, Kansas was no longer
just plain old "Kansas"-it was now "KS," artificial corporate venue
of the bankrupt United States, newly established "federal
territory," part of the "Federal Zone," and Dorothy and Toto were
"in this state" (see "in this state").

In the 1930s, the all-capital letters-written (see all-capital
letters-written) straw man (see straw man), newly created artificial
aspect of the former American sovereigns, had no brain-and Americans
were too confused and distracted by all the commotion to figure out
that they even had a straw man. The Scarecrow identified his
straw-man persona for Dorothy: "Some people without brains do an
awful lot of talking. Of course, I'm not bright about doing
things." And in his classic song, "If I Only Had a Brain," the
Scarecrow/Straw Man succinctly augured: "I'd unravel every riddle,
For every 'individdle,' (see individual) In trouble or in pain?"
Translation: Once one discovers that his straw man exists, all
political and legal mysteries, complexities, and confusions are
resolved-and once one takes legal title to his straw man, he can
protect himself from any legal trouble or legal damage.

The Tin Man, or "T-l-N"-Taxpayer identification Number-Man, was a
hollow man of metal, a "vessel," or "vehicle" (see vessel, vehicle),
newly created commercial code words for the straw man. Just like
the Scarecrow/Straw Man had no brain, this Tin Man vessel had no
heart. Both were "artificial persons" (see person). One of the
definitions of "tin" in Webster's is "counterfeit." The Tin Man
also represented the mechanical and heartless aspect of commerce and
commercial law. Just like they say in the Mafia: "Nothing
personal-it's just business." The heartless Tin Man also carried an
ax, traditional symbol for God-i.e. modern commercial law-in most
earlier, dominant civilizations, including fascist states. In the
words of the Tin Man, expressing relief after Dorothy had oiled his
arm: "I've held that ax up for ages." The word "ace" is
etymologically related to the word "ax," and in a deck of cards the
only one above the King is the Ace, i.e. God. One of the "Axis"
Powers of World War II, Italy, was a fascist<5> state. The symbol
for fascism is the "fasces," a bundle of rods with an ax bound up in
the middle and its blade projecting. The fasces may be found on the
reverse of the American Mercury-head Dime (the Roman deity Mercury
was the God of Commerce), and on the wall behind, and on each side
of, the speaker's podium in the US Senate (each gold fasces is
approximately six feet in height). At the base of the seal of the
US Senate are two crossed fasces.

The Lion, "king of beasts," or "king of the animals" (some members
of society regard you and your family and friends as nothing more
than animals, "cattle," to be bred and birthed, herded and
harvested, and sold and slaughtered according to the whims of those
who run the global plantation)-a denigration in itself-representing
the once-fearless American people, had lost his courage. After your
first round with the UCC-constituted IRS "defending" your T-I-N man
dummy corporation vessel/vehicle, individual-employee, public
corporation, all-capital letters-written juristic name,
artificial-person straw man, you probably lost some of your courage
too. You didn't know it, but the IRS has been dealing with you
strictly under the laws of Commerce-and just like the Tin Man,
Commerce is heartless.

To find the Wizard you had to "follow the yellow brick road," i.e.
follow the trail of America's stolen gold and you will find the
thief who stole it. In the beginning of the movie the Wizard was
represented by the traveling mystic, Professor Marvel,' whom Dorothy
encountered when she ran away with Toto. His macabre shingle touted
that he was "Acclaimed By The Crowned Heads of Europe, Past,
Present, and Future." Boy, that Professor Marvel must have been a
regular wizard to be acclaimed by the future crowned heads of
Europe-before they were even crowned! Before the bankers stole
America, they had long since disempowered the Christian monarchies
of Europe and looted their kingdoms. Maybe this "Professor Marvel"
fellow knew something about the future that other folks didn't.
With a human skull peering down from its painted perch above the
door inside his wagon, the good professor lectured Dorothy of the
priests of Isis and Osiris and the days of the pharaohs of Egypt.

When Dorothy Gale and her new friends emerged from the forest they
were elated to see Emerald City before them, only a short jaunt
away. The Wicked Witch of the West, desperate for the ruby slippers
that Dorothy was wearing, would have to make her move before our
heroes were inside the walls. A significant point here is that in
the original book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900,
(39 years earlier), the slippers were not ruby, or red, but silver.
At the time the book was written America still had all its gold and
silver, and the value of one ounce of gold was set at 15 ounces of
silver, silver being the more plentiful of the two metals. Just as
the silver slippers carried Dorothy, America's stockpile of silver,
and gold, backing the currency carried the country to a position of
preeminence throughout the world at that time. But, as mentioned,
when the movie came out in 1939 the slippers were not silver, but
red.

Between 1916 and 1933, most of America's gold was rounded up by the
private Federal Reserve Bank and shipped off to Fed owners in
England and Germany. The reason for this was that Federal Reserve
Notes could be redeemed in gold and the use of Federal Reserve Notes
carried an interest penalty that could only be paid in gold. We
traded gold for (worthless) paper with green ink on it, and our
previous currency, United States Notes, carried no such interest
requirement-but such was the bargain that came with the Federal
Reserve Notes. When bankruptcy was declared in 1933, Americans were
required to turn in all gold coin, gold bullion, and gold
certificates by May 1st -May Day (the birthday of Communism in
Bavaria in 1776, the birthday of the IRS, and celebrated worldwide
as the "International Workers Holiday"-a holy day to the Wizard and
his tribe).

Talking to people who were alive at that time, you may find out that
the general sentiment toward such thievery bordered on a second
revolution. Maybe it was just too much of a clue, or too much salt
in the wound for Dorothy to be skipping down the "Yellow Brick Road"
in a pair of "silver slippers" so, for whatever reason, a color less
likely to annoy or provoke was selected. With regard to the choice
of "ruby," or red-colored, slippers: Red's primary significance, at
least on documents and the like, is that it is the color of blood,
as in flesh-and-blood, and symbolizes a living, breathing man or
woman, i.e. non-corporate/artificial. It also signifies "private,"
as opposed to "public."

Your new Social Security Card has a red serial number on the
reverse, likely signifying the private-side account attached to your
public-side Social Security Account Number prior to Redemption. For
postal employees, red-sticker Registered Mail means "personal
accountability" (private)-all other mail carries "limited liability"
(public). It is likely that the ruby slippers symbolized the
American people with blood in their veins-as opposed to "citizen of
the United States"-straw men with the counterfeit "corporate blood"
of blue/black ink on a birth certificate. No matter their color in
the movie, the Wicked Witch of the West wanted those slippers at any
cost and had to move fast before Dorothy and crew could make it to
Emerald City. Her tactic was to cover the countryside with poppy
flowers, or "poppies" the source of heroin, opium, and morphine,
symbolically drugging them into unconsciousness, and then just waltz
in and snatch the slippers.

In other words, the best way to subjugate the American people and
boost the goods was to dull their senses by getting them hooked on
drugs (Note: LSD was created the same year, 1939, by Dr. Albert
Hoffman). The poppies/drugs worked on Dorothy, the Lion and Toto,
our flesh-and-blood friends, but had no effect on the Scarecrow or
the Tin Man, the artificial entities. The two of them cried out for
help and Glenda, the Good Witch of the North, answered their prayers
with a blanket of snow-i.e. cocaine, a stimulant- nullifying the
narcotic effect of the poppies/opium on Dorothy, the Lion and Toto.
At this writing, aside from marijuana, the two most available drugs
on the streets of America are heroin and cocaine in their various
forms.

As they all scampered toward Emerald City, the city of green
(Federal Reserve Notes, the new fiat "money," or "money by decree"),
we heard the Munchkins singing on the glory of the Wizard's
creation: "You're out of the woods, You're out of the dark, You're
out of the night, Step into the sun, step into the light, Keep
straight ahead for, The most glorious place on the face of the Earth
or the stars!" The foregoing jingle abounds with
Illuminist-Luciferian symbols and metaphors re darkness and light.
The Wicked Witch of the West made her home in a round, medieval
watchtower, ancient symbol of the Knights Templar of Freemasonry,
who are given to practice witchcraft and also credited as the
originators of modern banking, circa 1099 A.D. The Wicked Witch of
the West was also dressed in black, the color symbolizing the planet
Saturn, sacred icon of the Knights Templar, and the color of choice
of judges and priests for their robes.

Who was the Wicked Witch of the West? Remember, in the first part
of the film her counterpart was "Almira Gulch," who, according to
Aunt Em, "owned half the county." Miss Gulch alleged that Dorothy's
dog, Toto, had bitten her. She came to the farm with an "Order from
the Sheriff" demanding that they surrender Toto to her custody.
Aunt Em was not immediately cooperative, and answered Miss Gulch's
allegations that Toto had bitten her: "He's really gentle. With
gentle people, that is." Could "gentle" really mean "Gentile"?
(see Gentile) When Miss Gulch defied them to withhold Toto and "go
against the law," dear old Aunt Em was relegated to "pushing the
Party line" for Big Brother. She dutifully succumbed to the
pressure and counseled Dorothy reluctantly: "We can't go against the
law, Dorothy. I'm afraid poor Toto will have to go." When Dorothy
refused to surrender Toto, Miss Gulch lashed out: "If you don't hand
over that dog I'll bring a damned suit that'll take your whole
farm!" Today, 70% of all attorneys in the world reside in the
West-America, to be exact- and 95% of all lawsuits in the world are
filed under US jurisdiction. The Wicked Witch of the West and Miss
Gulch, my dear friends, represent judges and attorneys; i.e. the
American legal system (including the attorney-run US Congress),
executioner and primary henchman for transferring all wealth in
America-everything-from the people over to the banks and the
government (see Note at bar).

The Wicked Witch of the West wanted the silver slippers-the precious
metals-and her counterpart, Miss Gulch, wanted to take Toto. What
does the word "toto" mean in "attorney language," i.e. Latin?
"Everything!" Dorothy and the gang fell for the Wizard's illusion
in the beginning, but soon wised up and discovered the Wizard for
what he was: a confidence man.

When asked about helping the Scarecrow/Straw Man, among other
babblings about "getting a brain" and "universities" the Wizard also
cited "the land of 'E Pluribus Unum,'" which is Latin for "one out
of many." I.e. converting the many into one = New World Order, or
Novus Ordo Seclorum, a Latin phrase placed on the American One
Dollar Bill shortly after the bankruptcy. He also proudly
revealed/confessed that he was: "Born and bred in the heart of the
Western wilderness, an old Kansas man myself!" The bankers did
pretty well in Europe, but as the Wizard pointed out, they made a
killing in the "Western wilderness," i.e. America, with the theft
of American gold, labor, and property from the-quoting John D.
Rockefeller-"grateful and responsive rural folk" who populated the
country at that time.

When Dorothy asked Glenda, the Good Witch of the North (Santa Claus,
Christianity), for help in getting back to Kansas, Glenda replied:
"You don't need to be helped. You've always had the power to go
back to Kansas." Translation: you've always had the right and power
to reclaim your sovereignty, you just forgot. The actual act of
reclaiming your sovereignty-remedy (see remedy)-a simple UCC-1 Form
to the Secretary of State, and Invoice and Bill of Exchange to the
Secretary of the Treasury, can be completed from scratch in a few
hours. America and Americans have intimate, firsthand knowledge of
the heartless mechanics of the laws of commerce, religiously applied
by the unregistered foreign agents at the Internal Revenue
Service<6>. The IRS, accountancy firm and collection agency for the
private Federal Reserve Bank, was constituted under the UCC at its
inception in 1954 and has been operating strictly in that realm ever
since.

You may have wondered what is the meaning behind the words in the
title "The Wizard of Oz." Look them up in a dictionary. Like
almost everything else, it's right out there in the open for you to
see if you will just look closely enough. One definition of
"wizard" is: "a very clever or skillful person." "O-z" is an
abbreviation of "onza," o-n-z-a, the Italian word for "ounce," or
"ounces," the unit of measurement of gold, silver, and other
precious metals. No matter how large the quantity of gold or silver
being discussed, the amount is always expressed in ounces. E.g.
rather than "hundreds of tons" of gold, its "so many million ounces"
of gold. As attested by the factual history of this country: the
"Wizard of Oz" was the Wizard of Ounces.

Everything worked out for Dorothy, i.e. the American people, in the
end and she "made it home." Meaning: there is remedy in law (see
remedy). It's there-it was just encoded and disguised and
camouflaged. Fortunately, the code has been cracked, and there is a
way home, just like in the movie. Like Dorothy said, "There's no
place like home"-and there isn't! There's nothing like sovereignty
for a sovereign! (see Note at vice-admiralty courts) We have
commercial remedy in the Redemption Process. Will you continue to
be conned by the confidence men and worship the Wizard's Light Show,
or will you wise up like Dorothy did and "look behind the scenes"?

Thanks goes to Rex for this article.

Until next issue stay cool and remain low profile!

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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 10:22 AM
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1. interesting, but inaccurate. it was written about the election of 1896
when the debate was the gold vs. silver standard.
williams jennings bryan was the wizard of oz, who travelled in a hot air balloon because bryan was full of hot air.
the tin man was the heartless industrial north.
the scarecrow was the brainless western aggrarian.
the cowardly lion was the isolationist military.
the "ruby" slippers were silver in the original book, for the silver standard.
the yellow brick road was the gold standard.
oz was indeed "ounces".
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 10:25 AM
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2. thanks for that! Either way, I will never watch it the same way again!
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 10:45 AM
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4. I learned that theory in college, 26 years ago.
It was fascinating
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 10:59 AM
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6. Yes this is correct - my Econ professor explained it to us that way
:-)
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 11:12 AM
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9. This is what I've read also, but I thought the Tin Man was supposed
to represent the proletariat, "mechanized" by factory labor. And (small detail) "Oz" was supposedly derived from Baum's filing cabinet, which had two drawers, "A - N" and "O - Z." But it's interesting to think of Oz as "ounces."
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 11:22 AM
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11. there's more than one theory for most of these things.
the ones you mention i have also heard of.

who's to say?
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redirish28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 10:25 AM
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3. Interesting but here's another theory....
My wife's college professor brought up the actual Wizard of Oz book...Baum's orginal version came about when American was trying to switch from a mostly coin currency to a mostly Paperback/bill currency...


The professor said that the book was supporting that switch... Dorothy's shoes-not ruby- silver(the story is that the shoe color was change to show up better.) represented the old coin money which is supported by gold bars...ie yellow brick road which leads to the Emerald city...ie green paper back money...


just food for thought.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 10:53 AM
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5. There was no such thing as a Taxpayer I D
when L Frank Baum wrote the book.

There was not even an income tax.
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 11:05 AM
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7. when the strawman becomes smart he says 'e=mc2'
Edited on Sun Mar-19-06 11:07 AM by pretzel4gore
pretty darn smart, imho...
actually, the more one thinks of it, the more strange it seems. The wizard of Oz is a good story, and a near perfect movie...yet it's pregnant with all this secret meanings, coded references! wow!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 11:09 AM
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8. Wasn't Baum a populist?
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 11:19 AM
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10. "no historical evidence", "no basis in fact"

Was The Wizard of Oz written as a political allegory?

The theory was written by Henry Littlefield when he was a high school teacher and published in the spring 1964 issue of the American Quarterly. Since that time, the theory has been widely publicized in academic journals and the popular press.

In the spring 1992 issue, The Baum Bugle ran two articles about the populism theory. One of the articles was by Littlefield, who explained how he and his students made up the theory as a project for a summer history school class.

The other article documented the uncritical acceptance of the theory as the real motivation behind Baum's writing of The Wizard of Oz. That article showed how academics and popular writers repeated and embellished the theory even though there was no historical evidence to support it.

Littlefield's original article in the American Quarterly can be found in many libraries. It was also reprinted in The Wizard of Oz edited by Michael Patrick Hearn and published by Shocken Books as part of the Critical Heritage Series.

The Bugle articles have been reprinted in a pamphlet. If you would like copies of the articles, please send a large (9" x 12") self-addressed envelope with 55 cents in stamps to:

Michael Gessel
P.O. Box 748
Arlington, Virginia 22216

http://www.ozclub.org/iwocfaq.asp


Michael Patrick Hearn, the leading scholar on L. Frank Baum... wrote that he had found "no evidence that Baum's story is in any way a Populist allegory"; Littlefield's argument, Hearn concluded, "has no basis in fact." A month later, Henry M. Littlefield responded to Hearn's letter, agreeing that "there is no basis in fact to consider Baum a supporter of turn-of-the-century Populist ideology." http://www.halcyon.com/piglet/Populism.htm


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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 11:39 AM
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13. Oops! That changes things. n/t
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 11:34 AM
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12. Now that I'm reminded of this, I gotta check out "The Wiz" and...
see if Michael Jackson and some of the other lyricists caught on. "Ease On Down the Road" just doesn't seem to have the guts "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" had. Yip Harburg was involved in the original, so we know MGM was prompting some sly little subversiveness in there. Anything subversive about "The Wiz"?

This article has a problem with throwing some strange ideas out-- German owners of the Fed? Foreign agents at the IRS? TIN before there were taxpayers? Gentiles?

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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-19-06 12:21 PM
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14. It is generally
NOT taught that these were Baum's intended meanings, but that Littlefield's 'theory' is used to illustrate and teach students what "Populism" is. That was Littlefield's original intent, also. It is just a convenient teaching tool, not regarded as Baum's political message.
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