The Emperor’s new clothes – The Congress (I) Redux

March 6, 2012 at 10:42 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

So the tailors promised a new set of clothes for the emperor. The emperor strutted his stuff on counting day. And gasp! Some kids masquerading as news channel reporters actually had the temerity to point out that the emperor was not wearing any clothes, new or otherwise.s

In the fairy tales, of course, as we all know, the emperor wised up. He became smarter and less gullible, and governed  his subjects with common sense.

This being the Congress version, the story doesn’t quite pan out that way.

People kept pointing out that there were no clothes. But the emperor and his coterie insisted that the clothes were there, they were actually better. Akin to chinese water torture. If you keep insisting on something for long enough, however ridiculous it may be, people will start believing it. I mean, if big brother could make Winston believe that four equals five…


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