Current Washington clown acts caused me to think of this story.

In 1939, The Wizard of Oz became an all-time favorite for generations. A young girl and her little dog swept up by a tornado in Kansas was set down in the mystical land of Oz. 

Dorothy, the little girl, followed the yellow-brick-road to the emerald city looking for the Wizard of Oz who could help her get back home. With the help of tin man, a scarecrow, and a lion, she found The Wizard of Oz only to learn he could not help as he was pretending to be a wizard.

I noticed something similar after Biden became President and made public appearances. He rarely made impromptu statements. He’s seen reading from teleprompters, papers or cue cards, and viewing his watch. 

Speaking without a script, there is mostly unintelligible gibberish. He would say “look man” or “here’s the deal.” When meeting with world leaders he reads his message from cue cards.

Then it hit me, in The Wizard of Oz, a booming loud voice came from behind an image everyone thought was the Wizard. Accidentally discovered behind a curtain was a mortal man on a microphone pretending to be the wizard. 

Biden is a mortal man elected as President and somewhere behind the curtain are all the people writing his script, telling him what to say, when to say it, and who to call on in the event he takes questions. Who is running the country from behind the curtain?

Bill Jones

Alta Loma, CA