By Carl Herman
May 31, 2015
The following is my paper for the Claremont Colleges’ conference, Seizing an Alternative Toward an Ecological Civilization, with open registration to the public on June 4-7, 2015.
‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ political collapse: Seizing an alternative to OBVIOUS unlawful wars, bankster looting, lying corporate media
I’ve divided the paper into sections:
Recognizing The Emperor’s New Clothes as THE STORY of today (1 of 7)
This section is: Recognizing The Emperor’s New Clothes as THE STORY of today (1 of 7)
Summary: Historical oligarchs typically control government (to dictate policy), what is used for money (to enrich themselves and pay minions), and media (to spin public opinion from damning facts). 21st Century humans are awakening to Emperor’s New Clothes’ obvious facts in these three areas to recognize Earth’s oligarchs in the present. First: we are recognizing current US/UK/Israel wars are not even close to lawful, and that “reasons” for wars are now officially disclosed as lies known to be lies as they were told. Second: the US does not create money, but its Orwellian opposite: debt created by banks. This system is like adding negative numbers forever; causing unpayable debt. Calling “debt” as “money,” and pretending escalating public debt is somehow “good,” is massive and fundamental fraud. Third: corporate media “covers” these crimes to hide the Emperor’s New Clothes obvious from public discovery. Our world in 2015 is in dramatic contest between these factors of political collapse versus an awakening public demanding obvious solutions for peace, debt-free money, and comprehensive factual reporting. The outcome whether humanity will seize an alternative for ecological civilization depends on the overall integrity of humanity to address obvious facts of our condition, and demand solutions.
The Emperor’s New Clothes is the story of current wars and central “monetary” policy: “official” stories easily and completely refuted by anyone caring to look at the facts. All three are tragic-comedies because even children see the truth with just a few moments of attention.
Addressing three topics for one academic paper may seem ambitious, and that said, here’s what I see:
- War law is crystal-clear in letter and intent, yet continuously violated in Wars of Aggression by former imperial nations with impunity.
- These powers create what we use for money as debt, with mathematic consequences like adding negative numbers forever: aggregate debt becomes tragic-comic. “Debt” is called its opposite, “money,” with impunity.
- These deceptions and failure to address obvious solutions are only possible from public discovery through continuous propaganda from “officials” and corporate media.
Historic oligarchies usually control government (to dictate policy; often war to steal valuable resources), what is used for money (to enrich themselves and pay minions), and media (to control spin to shape public opinion). Therefore, connecting all three elements in our world of the present, that are again obvious and immediate when pointed-out, will contribute to our awakening and realization of obvious solutions.
Our analogy of The Emperor’s New Clothes has government officials, messengers (corporate media), and many in the public claim that political leadership is “covered” by the noblest of appearances, and those who fail to perceive this are either “unfit for his position” or “hopelessly stupid.” The game-changing central fact, of course, is that the emperor is naked and not even close to wearing clothes.
These naked facts are easily explained, objectively observed, and proved for anyone caring to look. Indeed, a child points it all out with easy confidence, irrefutable accuracy, and proves the “official story” has zero credibility for any objective observer.
In the story, upon public initial conversations of the facts, the emperor continues the pretense, along with “officials.” However, the illusion is shattered within moments as the “whole town” began speaking about what was clear for everyone upon minimal attention.
If we had to document the facts that refute the official story, we would probably define a few key terms:
- clothes: material for the human body to be worn for adornment and coverage.
- wear: in context of clothing, to have clothes intentionally placed on one’s body. This is opposed to having clothes in one’s closet or dresser not on one’s body.
With just a little work, we refute the “official story,” and use the facts to make ridiculous any argument in support of this official story.
And importantly, if we did have to document our evidence even though clear to a child’s examination within moments, it would take some time to write and read, just as our arguments will take with current unlawful wars, bankster looting, and corporate media lying to “cover” these obvious crimes.
And this said, if it were true that wars, bank looting, and corporate media lying are just as easy to prove as in the Emperor’s New Clothes, wouldn’t you want to invest the time to clearly see for yourself, and wouldn’t you want such destructive farce seen for what it is by the wider community?