There Is No Real Substitute for People Power, After All
A Commentary by Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper
Posted March 26th, 2019 on Niagara At Large
“Oh, we’re off to see the Wizard
The wonderful Wizard of Oz.
We hear he is a whiz of a Wiz
If ever a Wiz there was….”
– From the 1939 movie classic, ‘The Wizard of Oz’
An awful lot of references to scenes from ‘The Godfather’ – a trilogy of movies first released between 1972 and 1990 about an American crime family – have been used by political pundits over the past three or four years to comment on Donald Trump’s campaign for the U.S. presidency and his subsequent two years in the Oval Office.
Given all of the shady and sleazy behaviour of Trump and his entourage, including members of his own family, references to Godfather movies make a lot of sense. But for all the news right now (this March 24th and 25th) around the report that U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller has finally completed on Trump, the life lessons I have so often found in another classic movie, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, seem more fitting now, with Mueller playing the role of the “great and powerful Oz.”
I’m putting Robert Mueller in the role of the Wizard because so many of my friends in the U.S. have been hoping that Mueller – a Vietnam War hero and long-time federal prosecutor – would be the one who would finally uncover enough skulduggery committed by Trump and his clan to run him out of office and possibly even put him in jail. Continue reading