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Sunday, 9 October 2011

The Secret Of Oz (Reprise)

Exactly a year ago this month, I encouraged people to watch the brilliant documentary, "The Secret of Oz" by Bill Still. (To read where I talked about it --- go here. )   It was being shown then on British television and explained how the book, The Wizard of Oz, was L. Frank Baum's allegorical tale of the monetary system, the banks and the industrialists of that time. I knew all about this years ago because I had a forward-thinking high school history teacher who taught about this when we were studying William Jennings Bryan and the populist movement of the late 1800's.

The documentary is now on YouTube in its entirety (uploaded courtesy of Mr Still)  and I am posting it for you to watch. Think times have changed? Think that history doesn't repeat itself? Think that the protests on Wall Street were hatched last month? Think it's time for a change? Watch "The Secret of Oz".

The film: