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The state is naked or in new clothes

01 Oct

Hans Christian Andersen’s tale The emperor’s new clothes seem to be the origin of the phrase “king is naked”, which tells the story of a king who spent his life preoccupied with his clothes and one day found two charlatans who claimed to have one cloth that quickly turned cloths into clothes.
Costumed the king gave them a good sum of money and the two went to work with a fictitious yarn, when the king’s day premiered his clothes will seek it and although he sees nothing, he wears the imaginary clothes and goes to a a great procession without any clothes, but his subjects also pretend that the king is dressed, until they pass by a child that innocent that is said that the king did not wear anything, the father asks her to shut up, because the King does not put himself in question.
So today is the state situation, corruptions and desmandos are everywhere, in some places there are punishments, but most people prefer to believe that the modern state has its reason to exist, after all the rulers are necessary and democratically elected.
It turns out that rulers who are true caricatures of dictators, even their time has passed, such as the Welfare State (the extension of the concept of citizenship to the end of post-war totalitarian governments) is over now we are in the aftermath and the state is naked .
The king represents the belief in norms and conventions, which in the case of the state is his constitution and his interpretations, in the human case is the impossibility of seeing something beyond his immediate interests, as the king was his beautiful clothes and that makes him bet in magical clothing.
The robes are new, but the empires that haunt everyone are already known.
There is no magic, a ruined economy, a decadent education and a growing violence in Brazil.

ANDERSEN, H. C. The Emperor’s New Clothes,USA: Parragon-books. 2005.