Wizard Of Oz
One of the most interesting stories that is been around for a long time is the Wizard of Oz. The Wizard of Oz is a good story for a lot of reasons. For one it follows the heroes journey to a T. There’s been a lot of comparisons between the Wizard of Oz and Star Wars.
It starts off with a hero that’s an orphan. Something happens they get taken when some type of journey. They have to meet a bunch of friends they have to develop new skills with their friends and they have to fight against some kind of big bad guy with their friends.
Another story that is somewhat similar that doesn’t seem like it’s similar to the Wizard of Oz as the book of Revelation. The book of Revelation can be seen as either a metaphorical story about the current time in which it was written or it can be seen as a prediction of what might happen in the future.
Either way the story is filled with a lot of metaphorical images. A lot of very memorable metaphorical images. One of the most common of the metaphorical images from the book of Revelation is the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
One way to explain the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is that every time a society collapses it usually collapses for the same reasons. There’s a lot of political corruption. Something happens in the environment and the society can no longer produce enough food to feed everybody.
This leads to a lot of fighting between people. This leads to a lot of diseases and these common things that happen every time a society collapses and can be very accurately metaphorically described as the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse on a fundamental level.
All of the stories, the heroes journey stories, these metaphors about end times, they all represent a different way to speak the same truth. This can happen as a society. This can happen as an individual. The one positive aspect of speaking truth metaphorically is allows you to speak uncomfortable truths.
It allows you to speak the truth that other people can kind of get their own individual take away from. The problem with speaking truth metaphorically is it allows people that don’t want to face their truth to avoid facing it by seeing the metaphors just kind of a story that doesn’t really apply to them.
If you express truth too blatantly it’s very dangerous and you could probably get killed. If you express truth too metaphorically people will miss the point and think that is just a children’s story.
The four Horsemen of the Apocalypse correlate perfectly to the common problems that happen and a crumbling society. One take away from the book of Revelation as it is seen by biblical scholars and historians as a kind of hang in there message directed towards the people.
The Christians that were being persecuted. Because at the time of the writing of the book of Revelation, the Christians were heavily persecuted by the Romans and the Romans were very corrupt and so the author of the book of Revelation likely saw a lot of correlations between corrupt Roman society and all of the other corrupt societies that were about to collapse.
Perhaps the main message of the book of Revelation to the then Christians the then people that were pressed was to hang in there.
Bad Guys Gonna Die
Even though your oppressed right now, even though we are oppressed by our overlords right now, our overlords are insanely corrupt and they will soon collapse under their own weight. So just hang in there everything will be fine in a little bit.
It’s clear that the author of the book of Revelation was borrowing heavily from this apocalyptic literature style that was used to write the book of Daniel however many hundred years before. Whatever the intentions of the author of the book of Revelation was, there are certainly a lot of different ways to interpret the book of Revelation.
It could be a prediction of what is coming. It could be a message to the then Christians. It could just be a very rough metaphorical description of what happens as societies collapse because when they collapse they collapse the same way over and over and over again.
Beautiful Political Discourse
One of the interesting things about the Wizard of Oz is that despite the author claiming otherwise, a lot of historians and scholars point out how many similarities there are between the story structure the story elements in the Wizard of Oz and the politics of the early 20th century.
For example the yellow brick road is made up of yellow bricks and a yellow brick is a clear metaphor for gold. At the early 20th century the structure of the country’s monetary system was something that was being debated. Another aspect that was true in the book but not the movie was that Dorothy had silver slippers.
You had this idea of what should we use for money. Should we use gold should we use silver. The friends of Dorothy were representations of the politicians of the time. The tin man which was made at a cheap metal that you could push over. The cowardly lion who is pretending to be the strong confident guy but was really a chicken inside.
The scarecrow there was too scared to do anything would run away. These are perfect descriptions of all these politicians. Of course the Wizard of Oz was later found out was this guy hiding behind the curtain.
A perfect metaphor for the bankers that are controlling things behind the scenes.
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