The “Legitimate King”

Posted: October 2, 2014 in Articles
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In ancient Akkadian times, Manishtushu, Sargon the Great’s son, took the throne and said that he was just as warlike as his father. He claimed that he captured more territory for the kingdom and even crossed the Persian Gulf to fight the many kings over there – whom he also defeated. Unfortunately, it seems this conqueror wasn’t as smart as some, because he left a big clue that he actually didn’t conquer all these lands.

One victory inscription says, “These are no lies! It is absolutely true!”

From experience, historians know that statements such as these generally mean the opposite.

There was another king who wasn’t a son of the previous king. He claimed the title, “Legitimate King.” Not kidding! His title was, “Legitimate King,” but he was a usurper.

So what are we saying and why are we saying it?

Well, some people think that if you just say something is so, that it makes it so. If a king said he was a great warrior/conqueror, then the claim itself made it true. Reality didn’t make it true; the claim made it true. Having the title “Legitimate King” made the king just that – legitimate. Never mind the reality that he wasn’t. He said he was and that was that.

Who knows, maybe back then it worked and if it worked then, perhaps it would work again.  Just say that it’s so, and it will be!

Maybe we should start calling Obama the “Legitimate President”. There could be the “Legitimate Congress”, “Legitimate CDC”, and “Legitimate UN”. They could all incorporate the lines “These are no lies! It is absolutely true!” in all of their speeches. Maybe, then, the American people could relax and be at peace. They could believe in their government and institutions once again.

Problems solved.

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