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A Dreamy Deconstruction of Glinda - The Life and Thoughts of Zach

Aug. 13th, 2003

09:53 am - A Dreamy Deconstruction of Glinda

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I dreamed this lengthy philosophical discussion about a philosophical term that a person in my dream had made up. "Glinda-Evil". It describes a possible outcome of a moral dilemma. The term describes evil inadvertently done by an extremely good person. "Glinda" is I believe the name of the good witch in Wizard of Oz. The dream centered around me asking what the justification for the allusion to Oz was? What evil was wrought by Glinda, even inadvertently? And he said that at the end of the movie there was a cut scene where after Dorothy is happy and with her family, Glinda is shown back in Oz in tears. And I said well even if so, of course she'd cry, she misses Dorothy. He said these tears were an allusion to a biblical Jesus scene (apparently Jesus had also committed Glinda-evil by dying to save humanity from it's sins because it was such a shortcut). Anyway I guess the idea was that on the balance of things it would have been Better for Dorothy to remain in Oz but it was Right for her to go home to Kansas (or maybe vice-versa) and Glinda made that happen. A decision she later wept about as her world (Oz) ceased to exist.

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From:folkyboy
Date:August 13th, 2003 08:05 am (UTC)
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ooh heady!
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From:marezcharz
Date:August 13th, 2003 10:42 am (UTC)

A short cut, indeed

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(apparently Jesus had also committed Glinda-evil by dying to save humanity from it's sins because it was such a shortcut)

I'm no Christian, but...

A short cut??? Yoiks!
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From:zarfmouse
Date:August 13th, 2003 12:27 pm (UTC)
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Well it was just a dream, but I think the idea was that if everyone was evil that a more sustainable fix than offing a sacrificial lamb would be for people to heal their own problems and form themselves a non-evil world. By giving the quick fix of offing some dude who was just going to come back to life anyway, people never fixed their problems.

Similarly, perhaps Glinda could have (in some dream-addled philosophy not related to the "reality" of the movie) thought of a way to save both Dororthy and Oz rather than having to choose between saving one or the other.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:August 13th, 2003 12:30 pm (UTC)
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But really I think it was all just Dream BS. I mean every BS philosophical conversation has to have someone claiming that something is an allusion to Jesus. My dream was no exception.
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From:marezcharz
Date:August 13th, 2003 06:37 pm (UTC)
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relax, dude, np.
I was just making light. You silly rabbit!
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