A summary of the Wizard of Oz created only from clips that contain the iconic shoes. This is a tribute to the Ruby Slippers. Those gleaming symbols of capitalism and displaced migrant labor. Dorothy was living a content life in a farming community. But her home land was ravaged by the forces of capital. The unsustainable farming practices of her peers turned her land into the Dust Bowl. Swept up by the winds of change, she was carried off to a mythical place: the new urban industrialized city. There she had to collaborate with others to fulfill the demands of a brutal Authority. She had to risk her life to retrieve the broom stick of the Wicked Witch, and ultimately to kill in the name of the Wizard.
As Dorothy and her companions exceeded all obligations, they became the new authority of the land. They exposed the Wizard as the empty, self-defeating Authority and took his place. But during this whole time, Dorothy could have gone back home at any moment using her Emigrant Shoes. Contrary to migrant laborers who are forced to give up their passport when they land in Dubai (and locking themselves down in this new place), Dorothy gains her new passport in the form of the ruby slippers. This optimistic development is the hopeful undercurrent of the whole story. However, the truth is that of course Dorothy can never really return home. Her new experiences achieving the capitalistic dream (represented by the "Road to Prosperity" aka the "Yellow Brick Road" aka bricks of gold) have changed her permanently. She can never go back, even when returning. Her old home has changed with time, she changed through experience, and she inevitably returns to a whole new place to start a new journey.
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