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The Real Story Behind the Wizard of Oz

There was a message within this timeless classic.

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"Wizard of Oz" on stage

When adapted as a play, "Wizard of Oz" was far more political than the original story, it contained jokes about the Rockefellers, Standard Oil, and politicians of the day.

Interesting side note, the producer of that Secret of Oz documentary, Bill Still, is running for the Libertarian nomination. Unfortunately, he is a "greenbacker" his idea is to replace the Fed by giving Congress the power to print more fiat money.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI

Sorry, I don't know what I'm doing trying to share this but it's a documentary called "The Secret of Oz" on youtube.

It's a good movie

whether or not Baum really meant for the story to be depicted this way who knows(it makes sense though) but it's a great documentary regardless.

"Give me liberty or give me death" Patrick Henry

bye

bye

hmmmmm....

sometimes my wife gets kinda grouchy, but she's acted that way ever since that house fell on her sister.....

song

ron in 12!

Dr.Paul is the lion with

Dr.Paul is the lion with courage(he is a Leo).All the other lions (politicians) have no courage

People see what they want to

People see what they want to see in the clouds. Especially here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wonderful_Wizard_of_Oz#The_...

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I would not depend on

I would not depend on Wikipedia for truths.

If you only had a brain

heh heh

Thanx,

Jason

You can't get clean in a dirty bathtub.

you are very childish

why you keep attacking people?

Childish? Really? You call

Childish? Really? You call bringing sanity to a thread childish?

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@ reddot

you call it sanity, I call it you "seeing what you want to see"

you complain about everything

Why are you doing that? I think you are a troll... free your mind and leave everyone else alone...Your not the boss of everyone here but you seem to think you are.

Wizard of Oz never made much sense but this explanation of the story does...Did you even read it? I highly doubt it. You seem very closed minded by the posts that I have seen you commenting on

Why is it that people must

Why is it that people must swallow every conspiracy theory set forth? What is wrong with countering those with another point of view? Why do conspiracy theories get priority here?

I am here because I want liberty and limited government, not because I think I've found the secret meaning behind everything in the world.

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Allegory in literature is not

Allegory in literature is not a "conspiracy theory"

To quote Inigo Montoya, from The Princess Bride:

"(people) keep using that word, but I don't think they know what it means..."

Symbolism is often the royal road to the unconscious, as Sigmund Freud pointed out. Even if Frank Baum didn't craft his symbolism intentionally, which seems to be your point, the symbolism stands.

Uh, yeah. I understand

Uh, yeah. I understand allegory, thanks. And obviously I was using conspiracy theory in a rather loose way. What is the point in splitting hairs?

This thread and linked article explicitly state that it was the clear intention of Baum to write this story as such an allegory. My comment was to refute this.

If people want to use it for it's symbolism, then that's fine. What is wrong with pointing out that this was not the intention of the author? It's sacrilege around here not to swallow everything unsubstantiated claim hook-line-and-sinker, huh?

I thought libertarians were more predisposed to reason.

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I find nothing wrong with

I find nothing wrong with pointing that out. Baum may or may not have intentionally used these symbols. And you are correct, he never admitted to it -- but he may have had other reasons not to make his intentions public. Bottom line is, we just don't know for sure. And I take no issue at all with your point.

However, I am generally annoyed with people who are much too quick to quip "conspiracy theory" as some kind of Pavlovian response triggered specifically, either consciously or unwittingly, to disarm critical thinking and render the programed to a hypnotic trance of cognitive dissonance...it's maddening. My apologies for the rant. You've explained yourself in this regard so I don't think that applies to you.

Is the DP a "conspiracy" website? yes it is!

what are we conspiring to do? start a r3volution! who is our leader? Ron Paul!

if we can all get together and "conspire" why are you SO resistant to the idea that other groups of like minded people might do so?

or is my observation just a theory?

peace.

I don't understand your

I don't understand your accusation. You are somehow saying that I am "resistant to the idea that other groups of like-minded people" might get together to conspire to do something?

Look, if me adding comments of dissent into threads about conspiracies is an affront to your desire to have some kind of kindred spirit community, then I get it. Please just tell me where on this website it says that people should not question the questioners.

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because they don't get priority anywhere else

This used to be a place where you could throw out an idea and get feedback...not a thought controller who wants to ONLY talk about what HE wants to talk about...I don't think you are a real supporter..I think you are someone paid to infiltrate and keep certain subjects from coming up...

If someone comes on here and learns about Chemtrails or the secret message of the Wizard of Oz and starts to believe it who are you to say what people can and can't read...Who died and made you boss is all I want to know.

Ha ha. I'm not a real

Ha ha. I'm not a real supporter of what? Of Ron Paul? Go find a comment or post where I ever contradicted Ron Paul.

What is wrong with posting comments of dissent when it comes to conspiracy theories? Sounds like you want a little safe haven with people that agree with you. I don't think you really want feedback that doesn't line up with your views. Doesn't sound so open-minded to me!

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No I don't want people who only agree with me

That's the whole point...BUT I can't stand people who treat others like crap because THEY don't agree... and you did that!! If you don't like the content MOVE ALONG!!

You were the one complaining about the chemtrail post and probably got Mruiz201 booted and then you come on this post and accuse someone of "People see what they want to see in the clouds. Especially here."

Your a troll..

So, tell me...What is wrong

So, tell me...

What is wrong with questioning the validity of these conspiracies? You say that I should "move along..." but that pretty much means that if I don't agree with a topic, I shouldn't have my voice heard. There is something called confirmation bias. Often people see what they want to see. I do not see anything wrong with calling that out for what it is.

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once you state your opinion

Move along..You had your voice heard repeatedly and they removed the post..you probably also got a member of 4 yrs booted because of your excessive whining. But we aren't entitled to have our voices heard. Who do you think you are?

AND THEN YOU RE-STARTED HERE IN THIS THREAD

if we want to live in lala land and you don't like what we post don't come into a post that you disagree with.
You don't have the right to take away our freedoms which is why I don't believe you get the Ron Paul message at all

LIVE AND LET LIVE

What? What do you mean I

What? What do you mean I "got a member of 4 yrs booted"?

That's funny. How did I do that, exactly? Can you point me to some comment of mine that you think might have somehow caused that to happen? I don't know who any of the moderators are. For all I know, I could be booted in next few minutes.

And if you stop to think about it. If I was the real problem here, why was I not the one booted?

I am a strong believer in liberty and the message of Dr. Paul. I'm particularly interested in helping his campaign right now. This is an opinion website. It is my opinion that discussing chemtrails and the like is distracting and hurting Ron Paul's credibility. Thousands of non-members visit this site every day. If they are going to see threads about chemtrails, I'd prefer they at least see some dissenting views. I'm sorry if that makes you uncomfortable.

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well maybe I don't like the way

you DRONE on

this is a mental war.

some people don't get that yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKZg-RswIco

That is very interesting

learned about this about 4 years ago and was amazed how this man got his message out though a child's tale.

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A parody of the James Bond hit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_sOM0aBIb8&feature=youtu.be

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Bernanke: Do youe expect me to talk?

No Mr. Bernanke...I expect you to die!

Thanx,

Jason

You can't get clean in a dirty bathtub.