The Wizard of Iz,
is a masterpiece of conservative humor and inspiration.
When a tornado blows Dorothy from her constitutionally
governed America (circa 1900) into the 2016 election
(her house lands on Obama.) she must rescue the "Free-Lunchkins"
from the slavery of welfare dependence, Save the
brainless scarecrow from the mindless indoctrinations of
graduate school and help the cowardly RINO find some
courage. Our heroes must ford the main stream, under the
medias threatening glare, stop the "Wicked Witch of
Chappaqua" and, ultimately learn the secret to restoring
America, from a most unlikely source!
Some people claim that Frank L. Baum's masterpiece, "The
Wizard of OZ," is a political allegory touching on many
issues of his day. But the broad themes, of remote and
oppressive government, celebrity politicians with more
style than substance (and even less principle,) applies
to our times as much as his. Indeed, our modern
political culture, where the skill of marketing and
campaigning is all and wisdom of governance is nothing,
fairly begs to be parodied.
Ultimately, "OZ" is about dishonesty and credulity. The
politician, whose skill at the former best matches the
electorate's propensity for the latter, wins. Good
triumphs only when the regular people learn the truth
and the demagogues are undone by their own inherent
vulnerabilities. The Witch's susceptibility to water is
an allegorical rendering of the Wizard's fall from the
pedestal when the curtain is pulled back. Both are
really nothing, without the ability to deceive.
In our time, The Wizard's smoke and mirrors seem
positively quaint. Today we are deceived by world class
experts. Can our generation tear down the facade and
redeem the simple truths that made America free? Let's