Constantly challenge that which you assume to be true

Recently, I started watching Brad Meltzer’s “Decoded” which has at times forced me to question things which I always believed to be true. This show follows a team of investigators who try to determine the meanings behind various symbolism, alleged secret codes and conspiracies that surround us everyday.

In one a recent episode, they investigated the gold in Fort Knox and alleged that there may not be as much if any of that which many believe is stored in the vault. As intriguing as that was, it paled in comparison to what was in my opinion the real eye opening experience!

I had always assumed that the 1933 movie “Wizard of OZ” was made for children. During the shooting, it was discovered that color motion pictures could be made and that is why the land of OZ is in color and the rest is in black and white. That is all I had known about the movie and did not delve any deeper into it.

Upon further inspection, the truth behind the story became readily apparent. The Wizard of OZ is the true story of gold. Dorothy follows it to find the Wizard (who is a manipulative politician) and in the end she finds that he is a fraud. This is comparable to our present day in which paper money (i.e. fiat currencies) have nothing to back them up except the ability of governments to tax their people. Gold and Silver are real currencies and everything else is a fraud.

As for the title of the movie, the abbreviation for ounces is OZ because it sounds a lot better than the “wizard of ounces”.

I had always assumed there was little else to the movie but by being forced to challenge a long held belief, I now have a greater understanding of the hidden meaning contained therein.