Emperor’s new clothes

Everyone knows the story. Emperor hires the best tailor in the land. Tailor claims that the new clothes will be invisible to the hopelessly stupid. Emperor parades naked before his subjects. Child burst out with what he sees. Everyone else, unwilling to agitate the emperor, keep up the pretences. The town crier, eager to gain favor, proclaims the child as stupidest in the empire. The public blames stupid child on education system. A think tank for revamping the education system is formed. Schools are restructured to grade students based on how well they can see the emperor’s new clothes.

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehoods school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.” ~ Plato