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I started this blog about words and meanings to illustrate how words are used to signify meanings that take on a political or social context.
According to the online Merriam-Webster dictionary, an Emperor is the sovereign or supreme male monarch of an empire—and that is a meaningful definition in a societal sense.
The Board of Directors of the most powerful global corporations are still male dominated. And despite the advances of women in the marketplace, women still "fetch the water." To keep their position at the top of the glass ceiling, women willingly perform the task of visible representation to become the spokesperson for their male dominated Board of Directors.
Insofar as the use of "the Emperor has no clothes" figurative illusion, the sovereign or supreme male monarch doesn't need any clothes to mandate what he wants.
And politics being what they are in this election cycle, the Emperor is code for the power structure that wants no change, and those who are powerful in both political parties are determined that the Emperor gets his way in spite of the will of the people.
Will the powerful win? Or will the people finally triumph?