The Naked Emperor

“Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves” (Eric Hoffer). Two con artists convinced an emperor that they could make him the best suit from the finest cloth. The cloth would be invisible to anyone who was either stupid or unfit for his position. At a parade, no one admitted they couldn’t see the new suit he wore. So, they all praised it, until a little child exclaimed, “The emperor has nothing on!” That naked emperor is us. Willfully deceived, we choose friends, news sources, political parties, preachers, and even religions to tell us what we want to hear. The naked emperor needs the naked truth, not a propaganda outfit (2 Timothy 4:3, 4; Revelation 3:18).—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim

 

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