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(Follow the Yellow Brick Road )

Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
Follow, follow, follow, follow,
Follow the rainbow over the stream, follow the fella who follows a dream, follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow brick road.
You're off to see the Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
You'll find he is a whiz of a Wiz! If ever a Wiz! there was.
If ever oh ever a Wiz! there was The Wizard of Oz is one because,
Because, because, because, because, because.
Because of the wonderful things he does.
You're off to see the Wizard. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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    joeslottYesterday at 10:57 am
    Frank Baum's original work in about 1900 was among other things a political statement. The US was on the gold standard which helped the bankers in the east (JP Morgan). This kept the money supply fixed which was good for bankers who possessed the gold. Farmers and those in the Midwest wanted silver coinage so they could get a decent price for their crops. The slippers worn by Dorothy were originally silver. The Munchkins were the little people in the east who followed the "wisdom" of the Wizard (JP Morgan). Follow the yellow brick (gold bars) road. It wasn't the fault of the eastern little people that they voted as they did. In the end the Wizard is found to be a sham. Even the name "Land of OZ" suggests gold standard. OZ (ounce of gold) is the standard measurement and price is fixed. The Tin Man represents the factory worker and the Scarecrow represents the farmer. Dorothy, the innocent Midwestern girl, learns the cultural "lesson" that one shouldn't necessarily leave the farm to head for the big cities (a problem for the family farmer). There is no place like home. A brilliant piece of American literature that works on multiple levels. Cultural, political and of course, a wonderful children's tale.

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