Note: There was a private Conference Call tonight that mentioned a lot of “Wizard of Oz” references in regard to monetary systems…….Those folks on the call may enjoy these as a follow up to the call: Per request of the Intel sites Recaps will not post any notes on this call unless they are authorized. .
Corona79: The MoneyMasters: THE WIZARD OF OZ
The following is a compilation of several views of the monetary reform symbolism used by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Interpretations vary, particularly on the lesser figures, but this will give the readers good reference points to begin their consideration of the matter.
Was the symbolism consciously or subconsciously employed? We cannot know with certainty, nor does it really matter. What matters is that Baum understood the issues involved and employed them in Oz. Millions of Americans have seen Oz, generally several times.
Knowingly or not, Oz has given us a key to understanding the solutions to the economic issues we face in our time if we could only accept that we have had the power to regain our bank-mortgaged homes all along, just as Dorothy did. Remember: “There’s no place like home.”
HisMoney: There is an outstanding video I watched after I got into this investment 8 years ago. It explains the allegory of The Wizard of Oz. I highly recommend it.
Cantap: Another link to the Wizard of Oz and metaphor.
Money and politics in the land of Oz
The extraordinary story behind the extraordinary story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"
Editor's Note: Here is the extraordinary story behind the extraordinary story of 'TheWonderfulWizard of Oz'. Most of us have seen the movie version of this allegorical tale, but few of us are aware of what the various characters, places and things represented in the mind of Frank Baum, the tale's author. Professor Quentin Taylor of Rogers State University invitingly titles the piece presented below 'Money and Politics in the Land of Oz'.
Though 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' was written over 100 years ago, the themes will be recongizable to those with an interest in golden matters. While many today consider gold an instrument of financial and personal freedom, in Baum's tale, it is painted as a villain -- the tool of oppression.
So, as you are about to see, we have come full circle, and gold has travelled a yellow brick road of its own. Happy reading. - Michael Kosares