Once upon a time, the Emperor announced that he would speak to the people.
The news spreads like gospel.
The Emperor descended his throne.
He entered the magnificent white palace and addressed the representatives of the people in a symbolic gesture.
The representatives were elated and in their ecstasy, they even queried the Emperor’s beliefs and principles in reminiscence of their past authority and glory.
The Emperor responded politely and well coached.
The illusion clads in the finest silk and embroidery survived the day and the Emperor was escorted back to his imperial abode.
Unfortunately this time, the little boy dared not expose the Emperor’s nakedness, so powerful had he become.
Yet, living in an illusion of truth is worse than living in ignorance.