Common Sense! Judge Judy preaches it all the time, President Donald J. Trump uses it all the time as did President Ronald Reagan. Truthfully though, lets go back to Kansas first where this all started (fictionally) in a younger 1900’s America and before that even.
Wealthy Tycoon of the County Elvira Gulch. Name sounds demonic and tyrannical, but she was a wealthy local tycoon, quite stern in her beliefs and views. The innocence of Dorothy from an overcrowded small farm and ranch facility. What originally caused the issues at hand was Dorothy allowed her dog to get loose and damage a neighbor’s property. The family of Dorothy mocked this wealthy business woman and could have done business with her instead, reasoned and fixed the issues at hand. They might have repaired her garden and even offered a bit of work and from there provide a new service in a partnership of ranching. After all Miss Gulch had the funds they could use to expand with.
So the neighbor Miss Gulch had her property destroyed and it wasn’t the first time this had happened either. Here, let’s take a look at this as a crime by Dorothy’s property, her dog had caused this. Again, Dorothy could have better secured that dog negating all the problems from the start.
Now quite emotional and like many of you, probably hate seeing this, I have to say and like I stated, it got to this point because, this had happened before and to a stern neighbor whose property was destroyed.
See, in life things can be resolved if people sit, talk, reason, perhaps compromise a bit and find from a negative a positive. The farm people of Dorothy could have cut a business deal with the angry tycoon, but instead it spun out of control. In the story as it progresses, American Cinema now clearly against a wealthy American citizen whose property was destroyed finds the character demonized into a Wicked Witch. In the story, a man, The Wizard orders Dorothy and her friends to go to the Wicked Witches Home, steal her property, possibly kill her in her own home aka, a Castle. The witch wants her sister’s property some red shoes after Dorothy’s property kills her sister. Are you reading this, understanding how you have been conditioned that it is okay to go to someone’s home, rob and steal their property, kill them and then you are an honored hero? Here, let’s watch a bit more my very valid points. Again, the Wicked Witch of the West could have been made a business deal with. She was shrewd, perhaps dishonorable, but mainly she was loyal to those who showed her respect as many others had not. In fact, the Wicked With of the West was perhaps one of the most common sense, straight forward characters within the story.
She wanted the slippers. Dorothy’s property killed her family member. But wait, it gets worse for the Kansas Tycoon, remember why Dorothy and friends are at the Witches home, they wen there to steal her property, her broom. “But, we’ll have to kill her to get that.”
Yes, they are going to someone’s home, after they murdered that person’s family, stolen property already and now they are going to rob and kill that person in their home. Here, watch the results.
In the end Elvira Gulch is defeated, her property stolen, her life ended. Yes, Dorothy had tears, but they were good tears while they murdered and robbed. Was Elvira Gulch bad? Hard to say, she sure was very pissed off though because of her neighbor’s property, enough the local law gave her a warrant. Remember in those older times, the courts were stern but also much more fair and common sense. Feel free to weigh in on this as it has always been a favorite topic of mine.
Yes, the Wicked Witch was indeed mischievous, pursuing, intent, but she also was common sense and probably could have been negotiated with. In fact perhaps even able to send Dorothy and Toto home as well. A shame we shall never know that.