According to Littlefield’s theory, which he freely admitted had no basis in fact. . .
the Yellow Brick Road was the gold standard, Dorothy’s slippers the push for a silver standard, the Scarecrow the farmer, the Tin Man the industrialist, the Cowardly Lion Williams Jennings Bryan, and the Wizard—President William McKinley.
There’s nothing that the Web does better than take unsubstantiated theory and turn it into referenceable fact, and that’s precisely what has happened to Littlefields’ tongue-in-cheek academic exercise.
Likewise, I have recently stumbled upon a similar theory, one that concludes that the best science fiction show of the 1980/90s is really a fable for 21st century geopolitics. Predictive, in fact.
Of course: Jean Luc Picard, captain of the Starship Enterprise and hero of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Even Wikipedia waxes eloquent on Picard’s abilities:
Depicted as deeply moral, highly logical and cerebral, Picard is a master of diplomacy and debate who resolves seemingly intractable issues between multiple parties. Though such resolutions are usually peaceful, Picard is also shown utilizing his remarkable tactical skills in situations when it is required.
The Borg manifest as cybernetically enhanced humanoid drones of multiple species, organized as an interconnected collective, the decisions of which are made by a hive mind, linked to subspace domain. The Borg operate solely toward the fulfilling of one purpose: to "add the biological and technological distinctiveness of other species to their own" in pursuit of perfection. This is achieved through forced assimilation, a process which transforms individuals and technology into Borg, enhancing, and simultaneously controlling, individuals by implanting or appending synthetic components.
Resistance, as I mentioned, really is futile.