The Incredibly Corruptible Wizard of OzSubmitted by philosophicrant on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 20:56
"There's no place like home, there's no place like home..."
For all my understanding of world history, there is an undeniable and sinister link between all things; religion, politics, war, poverty and social economics. As I go through life educating myself on the ways of the world, I cannot help but be continually astonished at just how corrupt the ruling class really are. I have developed the holistic view of the ruling classes having limited conscience when it comes to limitless corruption, in order to acquire more and more power. I recognise that I am explicitly lied to and exploited by successive governments, advertising, business, religion and media, in order that I remain submissive to their needs.
But that isn't my focus for this rant.
Many of us do recognise that there is injustice and inequality in our world and that banks, corporations and the government achieve all manner of immorality, in a never ending quest for capital, acquisition and power. However, nothing angers me more than the absolute acceptance, the sheer ignorance, the ironical mocking or the complete apathy towards all these things by the people living it. The strongest supporter of crony capitalist oppression. YOU! (The general public - not you reader x)
The absolute truth is this. The real power in the world belongs to the people. By sheer weight of numbers the people can overthrow governments, social structures, religions, etc. In fact any system the people disagree with can be opposed and got rid of. The people can do this through active protest and demonstration. Or they can do this by simply not participating. People power has at times shaped policy and rhetoric but it takes a lot to get them there.
Most cultures know the story of 'The Wizard of Oz'. You can either take this mad, meaningless story on face value or you can question the thinking behind the book by Frank L. Baum in 1900. Some say it was a snipe at the rich who wanted to add silver to the gold standard (yellow brick road). Others throughout the century have used to suit their timeline. I will allow you to do your own research, if you got this far you possibly will. Indeed you can still use it today as an allegory for many subjects. So...
Dorothy represents the Republican Libertarians challenging the NWO and whisked up by a whirlwind of revolution. Oh and all the Oompa Loompas...um I mean munchkins, are all the YouTube Videos and feel good articles, etc. The witches represent the campaigning Republicans. The Wicked Witch of the East has already been opposed successfully crushed under the house of Liberty (Gingrich). The Good Witch of the South (Ron Paul) tells us the truth and encourages us to follow the yellow brick road (the road back to the Gold Standard and Liberty) to find Oz (The GOP) in Emerald City (Tampa and the Crony Capitalists). She...um...he...um..she also gives us silver shoes (Money - Yes they are silver shoes in the book not red :p). The Wicked Witch of the West(Romney) is constantly trying to stop our progress. The final witch is not mentioned much at all (Possibly Rick Perry, Herman Cain) - Give me a break, I'm making this up as I go along!
Along the yellow brick road we meet the general public! The Scarecrow (the easily manipulated and uneducated), The Tin Man (the uncaring, apathetic and passive) and the Cowardly Lion (those living in fear and who dare not question the law). We share with them the TRUTH and try to get them to join us and some do. As we get closer to our objective, Winged Monkeys (Self-regulating members of public, crony capitalist, media, police and military and Rick Santorum) keep attacking us to stop us from challenging the system. (Shut up they shout. Pah!)
We finally get to Emerald City and challenge the all powerful mighty Oz (at the RNC). We ask in hope, for his help to bring back Liberty but he will not help us. Not unless we vote in our rival (Work with me!) Then he will gladly put our issues on his agenda. We agree and The Wicked Witch of The West melts in front of us (Ewww!)...but wait!
We return and discover that we've been lied to. We were manipulated to believe Oz is all powerful, but he isn't. He is self-serving, corrupt, weak and a greedy fat puppet run by Emerald cities bankers and corporations and keeps order by making up the rules as he goes along. Dorothy, the voice of the people, demands Oz grows a pair and help us but he was bought up along time ago. The Wicked Witch of The West, gives us his...um...her most insincere smile yet and assures us that everything will be just fine.
Along with sentiment, sound-bites and well wishes (at the RNC), Oz hands out; A brain to the ignorant - 'made of bran, which he mixed with a great many pins and needles'; A heart to the apathetic - 'made entirely of silk and stuffed with sawdust'; and Courage to the cowardly - 'A square green bottle of liquid???'
So basically bs.
Oz doesn't have anything real to give us but get this - EVERYBODY is happy! (Mr. Baum has become the MSM. You are so idealistic buddy!) Even Dorothy is silenced because she generally gives up. We get our marching orders, are elevated into the vague clouds and go home. And Oz simply goes back to fooling and controlling everyone.
Aww and I wanted a happy ending. And the moral of the story is... There is one?
The manipulators will always corrupt because even when the people are provided with the truth and there is ample information providing it (9/11 and JFK, CIA and drugs, control policies, poverty through greed, lying media, banking that only creates debt, corruption within our financial system, illegal wars murdering millions of innocents etc., etc., etc.), the people will continually do nothing. The true power belongs to the people yet they do nothing and not because they can't organise themselves.
The people are, The Scarecrow, The Tinman, The Cowardly Lion and the Winged Monkeys. They are passive, confused, under-educated, resistant, uncaring, apathetic, lazy, corrupt, violent and fearful. And those who do resist are also corruptible, marginalised, brutalised, smeared or even got rid of (shh). In any case people will continually fall for the illusions of Oz because he baffles the average man. It's all smoke and mirrors to help the rich stay rich. And that's what makes him so clever.
Ok Breathe....calm, calm. Aaaaah. And rest.
Now. Did I mention Alice in Wonderland and Horton hears a Hoo?
adapted from 'The Incredibly Persuasive Wizard of Oz' at http://philosophical-ranter.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/incredibly-persuasive-wizard-of-oz.html