What makes ‘The Emperor’s News Clothes’ work as a story is (spoiler alert) that everyone eventually realizes the folly in pretending they are not being duped by pretending to be duped.
The boy who shouts, “The Emperor has no clothes,” is not a mystic. He doesn’t need to kiss up to the Emperor by not being honest in his delusion.
If you have figured out you are wrong, stop right there. If you have figured out your leaders are wrong (even if they themselves haven’t figured it out yet), start looking for new leaders.