May 13, 2011

Dragged, Kicking and Screaming, Over the Rainbow

I’ve been musing about President Obama, his Kansas mom and the amazing 155 tornadoes accompanying his dramatic birth certificate announcement on April 27. And about Prince William and his “fairy tale wedding” to "Hecate" - the witch of the underworld. I began wondering if Obama and William haven’t somehow “escorted” us over the rainbow to a world much like Oz - the subconscious made ‘flesh’. The place where dreams come true.

Obamothy goes over the rainbow. His White House lands in Oz and immediately kills his "Wicked Witch of the East", or his “Miss Gulch” (Miss Abyss, Miss Ibis). Miss Gulch represent Dorothy’s conscious perception of the adversary, her own shadow. Once she arrives in Oz, she is in the land of the subconscious, so her conscious shadow “dies”. This is not so much a death but a transformation - Miss Gulch becomes the Wicked Witch.

Osama Bin Laden is our collective conscious “shadow”. He (Miss Gulch) died when Obamothy (and all of us) arrived in Oz - “awakening”, in the dreaming mind.
“Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.”
Ding Dong! The Witch is dead.
Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead.
She's gone where the goblins go, Below - below - below.
Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know the Wicked Witch is dead!

Canny Munchkins demand proof of death

Mayor: As Mayor of the Munchkin City,
In the County of the Land of Oz,
I welcome you most regally.
Barrister: But we've got to verify it leeegally, to see...
Mayor: To see?
Barrister: If she...
Mayor : If she?
Barrister: Is morally, ethically
Father No.1: Spiritually, physically
Father No. 2: Positively, absolutely
Munchkins: Undeniably and reliably Dead!

Bin Laden Relatives Want Probe and Proof of Death
Skeptics Question Osama Bin Laden Death, Asking for Proof
Can US Offer Final Proof of Osama Death?

So that’s basically where we are right now. We’ll soon get around to certifying the death of our shadow:

Coroner: As Coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined her.
And she's not only merely dead, she's really most sincerely dead.
Mayor: Then this is a day of Independence For all the Munchkins and their descendants.
Barrister: If any.
Mayor: Yes, let the joyous news be spread The wicked Old Witch at last id dead!

Editor’s note: “at last ID dead” is a serendipitous typo from the lyrics site from which it was copied.

As the Munchkins soon learn to their dismay, the shadow isn’t dead after all.

"I thought you said she was dead!"

“That's her sister. She’s worse than the other one was!”

OK. This sucks. We all get to go "down under" and meet our collective shadow. Am I the only one afraid of the Wicked Witch of the West in all of Munchkin Land? Honestly, this is not gonna be easy, Navy SEALs squirt guns (pails of water) not withstanding.

On the other hand, we're at the very beginning of the yellow brick road, and this is going to be quite the journey. As long as I'm in the land of 'Dreams Come True', I think I'll go check out a few gay bars and bath houses along the way - I have a few personal dreams I'd like to see come true.

I'll meet y'all at the Witch's Castle, but this is a big new world, and I intend to go cross country. Have ruby slippers, will travel.


Eleleth ר ק D said...

While Vader is healed when he dies, the Emperor is hurled into the Abyss. Compare with the undead Pope's miracle-binge. (And this, of course.)

LinkWithin led to your "No Doubt" post, which seems more relevant now than ever.

Devin said...

Hi Michael-didn't realize you had updated again-you have been busy this past year- it's great!!
I always thought the current pope's visage was kind of creepy too-never would have thought of Palpatine though-but its kind of uncanny!!
Like I stated before -I have no doubt there are some wild and trying times ahead-but for some reason I am no longer scared-well at least not to the degree that I was which was ridiculous.
haha maybe the elite are gonna do the 'help me -i'm melting' thing:-)
all the best to you and Var and thanks again for sharing your fascinating insights!!
wv=hepetize hypnotize? hepatitis?:-)

Michael said...

Hep hep riots. Hep Hep Who Ra.

Anonymous said...

Michael, you never cease to amaze with your interpretations! Interestingly, right after I heard the news about "Miss Gulch," the first thing I thought of was, "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead!" So, yeah, you're totally on about the shadow thing. And I wonder who exactly will turn out to be the Wicked Witch of the West?

Just keep me away from those damned flying monkeys--they scare the beejeezus out of me!

Michael said...

Hey Riverwolf! This one just sort of wrote itself after I read the lyrics to Ding Dong the Witch is Dead. Who will turn out to be the WWW? Only the Shadow knows!!

Ishmael said...

sorry, I loved this sooo much but forgot to mention it.
was laughing out loud w/ this one.
very nice!

DarkStar888 said...

Great post Michael.

Let’s think of ourselves as an electrical machine of some sort. To cause us to function we need to plug a power cord into an electrical outlet, flip a switch, and we fulfill our duty. In the same way our senses of sight and sound are the power cord that we plug into the manipulator’s system of numbers and language.

The numbers and language (alphabet) have shape, color and sound attached to them. These shapes, colors and sounds are the switch that turns us on. The other senses of taste, touch and smell, support the illusion manifested through the senses of sight and sound.

What are words are really saying? A fine example is the word SWITCH.

SWITCH = S the letter that symbolizes the serpent – WITCH as in witchcraft.

Michael said...

Back in the day there was a sect of Gnostics who believed the senses only transmitted illusion and were therefor not be to trusted. They castrated themselves so as to avoid temptation. Fear that our senses will mislead us leads to eye poking and ear cutting.

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