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Showing posts with label The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Show all posts
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Friday, February 8, 2013

L. Frank Baum: The Wizard of Oz Creator And Geoncide

Cross posted from Native American - Honoring our Ancestors, Culture & Spirituality

Did you know: L. Frank Baum ADVOCATED The Extermination Of Native Americans

There are not too many people who have not heard of the beloved childhood books "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (1900), and the sequel that followed, "The Marvelous Land of Oz" (1904), both written by a man named L. Frank Baum. 

Before L. Frank Baum wrote the book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", he held the editors chair at a weekly newspaper called "The Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer" in South Dakota in the early 1890's, during the time of the "Indian Wars." Baum filled the pages of his newspaper with passionate essays, political poetry, satirical humor, and some of the most exuberant and inventive local reporting ever seen during that time period.

When L. Frank Baum learned of the killing of Sitting Bull and the massacre at Wounded Knee, his editorials took a severe turn, revealing his true character and he began filling his pages with editorials calling for the "killing each and every last Native American."

Here is a part of just ONE of the editorials he wrote after he learned of the death of Sitting Bull:

"The proud spirit of the original owners of these vast prairies inherited through centuries of fierce and bloody wars for their possessions, lingered last in the bosom of Sitting Bull. With Sitting Bull's fall, the nobility of the Redskin has been extinguished, and what few are left are a pack of whining curs who lick the hand that smites them. The Whites, by the law of conquest, by justice of civilization, are masters of the American continent, and the best safety of the frontier settlements will be secured by the total annihilation of the few remaining Indians. Just why not annihilation? Their glory has already fled, their spirits are broken, their manhood effaced; it is better that they die than live the miserable wretches that they are."

This is not an isolated opinion of L. Frank Baum. This is who Baum was. A cold blooded monster, a highly racist white supremacist who also just so happened to also write beloved children's books! Most of us have either heard of or read these childhood books. Many have passed them down to their own children. Maybe it's time for some of us to re-evaluate our true feelings of what we thought we knew about the person writing these "beloved children's books". The truth is, Mr. L. Frank Baum is DISGUSTING and a true DISGRACE to all Native & Indigenous People!! 

This is just my personal opinion.....