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Next ideation : The emperors new clothes

“Empires Come and Empires Go, Emperors Come and Emperors Go,
Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones, But Names Will Never Hurt Me”
-something i wrote down on the 8th May

https://www.tomorrowsworld.org/magazines/2015/may-june/empires-come-and-go

A vain emperor who cares too much about wearing and displaying clothes hires two weavers who claim to make the most beautiful clothes and elaborate patterns. The weavers are con-men who convince the emperor they are using a fine fabric invisible to anyone who is either unfit for his position or "hopelessly stupid". The con lies in that the weavers are actually only pretending to manufacture the clothes. Thus, no one, not even the emperor nor his ministers can see the alleged "clothes", but they all pretend that they can for fear of appearing unfit for their positions. Finally, the weavers report that the suit is finished and they mime dressing the emperor who then marches in procession before his subjects. The townsfolk uncomfortably go along with the pretense, not wanting to appear unfit for their positions or stupid. Finally, a child in the crowd blurts out that the emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is then taken up by others. The emperor realizes the assertion is true but continues the procession.


A vain emperor

WHO IS IN  POWER HERE?
Who is this person? Is it the government, is it the artist, is it the person, is it about a parent, a teacher, a principal?
Or is it abstract? The vain emperor refering to a principle that is self referential (the vanity is that it references itself) such as the liar statement “this statement is not true” https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/self-reference/  


(which makes me think of spells/harry potter/Pan the trickster)(The Labrynth)
(All White People Are Racist) - if you say you are white then you must be racist?
Explicit hierarchies were built to solve the paradox - but why does it need to be solved? Can’t it just exist? See:
http://www.dismantlingracism.org/uploads/4/3/5/7/43579015/whitesupcul13.pdf
And why do we need hierachies anyway?

Maybe its the ‘mulligrub lady?’
http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-mul1.htm  mulligrubs is also someone who complains or is pessimistic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_of_culture

VANITY
“For example, vanity has been conceptualized on one extreme as originating in the sexual struggle (Battistelli, 1929) or more mundanely as the inclination for self-expression originating from the desire to increase one’s sense of importance (Grau, 1928).“ file:///Users/rjraeoconnor/Downloads/lebel-vanityResearchPaper.pdf

“the more conventional excessive pride perspective, and finally the consumer behavior perspective“
What are other cultures histories and explanations of vanity???

Mulligrubs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui2SuMVxWgY

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319142052_Asia's_Vanity_Capital

“who cares too much about wearing and displaying clothes”

Why does dress manifest as the location of this vanity?
We are born nude, and buried clothed - though in times past or other cultures born nude and buried???
> RESEARCH FUNERY RITES


“hires two weavers”

What is the significance and place of weavers across cultures?

“who claim to make the most beautiful clothes and elaborate patterns”

Pattern, style and brand label will be important here


“The weavers are con-men”


“who convince the emperor they are using a fine fabric invisible to anyone who is either unfit for his position or "hopelessly stupid"


The con lies in that the weavers are actually only pretending to manufacture the clothes.


Thus, no one, not even the emperor nor his ministers can see the alleged "clothes", but they all pretend that they can for fear of appearing unfit for their positions. Finally, the weavers report that the suit is finished and they mime dressing the emperor who then marches in procession before his subjects. The townsfolk uncomfortably go along with the pretense, not wanting to appear unfit for their positions or stupid. Finally, a child in the crowd blurts out that the emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is then taken up by others. The emperor realizes the assertion is true but continues the procession.


I’m not a problem
No need to fix anything
Don’t need to better anything

I don’t need to educate or fix anything, or anyone, its ideas that need attention.