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CHAT: Not in Kansas anymore (Re: Re: Fruitcakes was Re:

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 1, 2002, 23:34
Danny Wier scripsit:

> I used to know the political symbolism for the book/movie; the two Witches > represented Communist regimes, that's all I remember. I don't know if the > author had that other in mind, but it does fit pretty well. I grew up with > the world thinking I was gay (because of my preference of music over > football), so I've been there myself.
I don't think L. Frank Baum had any such allegory in mind, but certainly "two Communist regimes" would have been wildly improbable in 1900, when the book was published. There is another marginally more plausible theory that the whole book is about Free Silver (not gonna explain, do a Google for it), but it seems to me strained and improbable. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_