|Still no Lion|
It was often wondered why certain societies had given up their revolutionary spirit, until it was identified that the spirit of revolution did not come when a Tin-Man's liberties were being revoked, it came when the ability to afford the very basics (like the food we eat) had become virtually unaffordable.
A drought the previous summer in America was about to make food staples virtually invisible in Asia and Africa. The Wicked Witch's speculators had been poised to drive the prices of these precious commodities through the thatched roof of a third world village mud-hut… enter the Cowardly Lion.
The Cowardly Lion
The Cowardly Lion of corporate media (and other assorted political clowns), continued their appeasement of the Wicked Witch, and had been conspicuously uncritical of war crimes committed by tribal thugs terrorizing the 'Holy Land'. A highly militaristic regime had also been engaging their tribal imperative in order to cull the region's indigenous population, herding the lot into an open air city-prison, strangling relief aid, and wantonly killing these impoverished souls in a turf war at a rate of something like thirty to one. Nobody fighting the conflict gave much thought to those caught in the crossfire, as their methods and actions insured that the suffering would continue to escalate.
As the Cowardly Lion quivered in fear, effectively paralyzed by these and other injustices, it was quickly surfacing that many highly respected individuals situated at the epicentre of the green faced Witch's power structure had rather fancied the company of children. Conveniently oblivious to the clumsy rush to cover-up these heinous systemic activities, the Cowardly Lion had at least remained consistent in their failure to properly investigate true culpability.
Mutual of Obama's Wild Kingdom
Over in the USA, talk was mounting about a possible secessionist movement, mostly by disgruntled 'Patriots' who objected to policies laid out by their newly elected president: Mr. B. Hussein Obama (his campaign funded heavily by none other than the Wicked Witch herself). His continuous bailouts and protection money to the Witch's minions, combined with an immoral drone war halfway across the globe, came at the expense of a dwindling public treasury, which was escalating an already sixteen-trillions dollars in national debt.
At the same time, BHK chose to further shred the Bill of Rights and invoke supernatural powers on behalf of organizations and private contractors employed by the national security state. He signed into law something called the NDAA, a bill giving the President 'special powers' (such as the authority to imprison any american without due process). and thank God the people pushed back!
All this nonsense was happening because terrorists had long since been funded by the Wicked Witch to overthrow former allied dictators in geo-politically strategic regions of the globe. This was done so these unsavoury 'revolutionaries' could later be used as a 'common enemy' to be defeated, once it became politically opportunistic to do so (all the while reaping huge profits for the Witch's minions in the form of military, security and reconstruction contracts).
The enabling of terrorism, funded covertly by the Wicked Witch of the West, and the fostering of a defenceless public's fear of these desperate monsters, was later used by her power-worshiping minions as justification to build a tighter security complex within so-called 'free' western nations. Over in the troubled lands in question, the Wicked Witch would once again offer to rebuild these decimated war-zones (which was just another way of misallocating public funds to the "too-big-to-fail" corporations which supported her rule).
The Witch was now putting pressure on the leaders of her western empire to strike out against a half-baked energy program in a non-compliant country halfway around the world (possibly as a pretext to start another illegal resource war). Meanwhile, over in Europa (the world's largest economy), she was giving her Troikas carte-blanche to sodomize small nation states with crippling austerity measures, already bound and gagged by un-repayable bailout debt…and the internal hemorraging was beginning to take it's toll.
Field Of Poppies
Using 'the carrot of economic growth', and 'the stick of our deepest collective fears' as a mechanism of societal control, the Wicked Witch was scheming to consume the entirety of the land of Oz. Along with a culture already deeply entranced by Hollywood spectacle, and other levels of profound distraction, Dorothy had fallen fast asleep in a metaphorical field of poppies; it was going to take a lot more than a few clicks of her ruby slippers to wake her.
Future CT Village 5, Nova Avalon. Year 17 P.T.E.