Sunday, May 31, 2009

Quote of the Month

Writes Bill Bonner:

Even Louis 14th, France’s Sun King…an absolute monarch…knew he was subject as well as monarch. He was God’s man on the throne of France. Now, America’s leaders answer to no one…except the mob of TV-addled voters.
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Georg von Trapp

Georg Ludwig Ritter von TrappGeorg Ludwig Ritter von Trapp was a hero of the Austro-Hungarian Navy, and he heroically refused to support the Nazi regime. Three score and two years ago today, he passed away. May he rest in peace.

Friday, May 29, 2009

G.K. Chesterton

G.K. ChestertonFive years short of seven score years ago today, G.K. Chesterton was born.

"Ausgleich"

Flag of the Austro-Hungarian Dual MonarchySeven score and two years ago today, the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy was formally established through a compromise.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Joseph Roth

The grave of Joseph Roth70 years ago today, Austrian novelist Joseph Roth passed away. Amongst the works he produced were Radetzky March and The Emperor's Tomb. May he rest in peace.

National Industrial Recovery Act Struck Down

The National Industrial Recovery Act74 years ago today, the SCOTUS struck down the National Industrial Recovery Act.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Russian Coronation

Coronation of Nicholas II and AlexandraFive score and a baker's dozen years ago, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Nicholas II was crowned in Moscow.

Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn10 years ago today, the great polymath Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn passed on from this world.

Some previous posts:

All here.

One of the great master's grandsons runs a memorial page. Please note that the URL has changed since the page was initially set up.

May he rest in peace.

Gavrilo Princip Leaves Belgrade

Gavrilo PrincipFive years short of a century ago today, Gavrilo Princip left Belgrade for Sarajevo.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Triple Alliance

The Triple AllianceTen dozen and seven years ago today, the Triple Alliance was formed between the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Kingdom of Italy.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Eidsvold 1814

King Christian Frederik of NorwayFive years short of two centuries ago today, the Constitution of the Kingdom of Norway was signed and Prince Christian Frederick proclaimed King of Norway by the grace of God and under the Constitution of the Realm at Eidsvold.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Proclamation of Neutrality

Queen VictoriaFive score and four dozen years ago, Her Britannic Majesty Queen Victoria issued a proclamation of neutrality for the conflict between those Confederate States of America and those United States of America.

17th Amendment in the House

Popularly elected U.S. SenateEight dozen and one year ago today, the 17th Amendment to the Constitution of those United States was passed by the United States House of Representatives.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Flags These Days

The Black Book of CommunismWe can see flags flying on Labor Day. Considering what's documented in the Black Book of Communism, they should be flown at half-staff, which this blogger does.

Also, flags are flown today. It is Liberation Day, commemorating liberation in 1945.

I can assure you that a lot of flag poles that were not naked on May 1 are naked today. They celebrate totalitarianism, and not liberation from another totalitarianism. Traditionally, the public transportation service in Oslo carries Norwegian flags on May 1. It does not today.

All at the same time we are getting closer and closer to a 1984 society. Our Treasury Secretary reportedly announced at the end of last month upcoming measures against tax evasion, including measures against cash transactions.

We are moving closer and closer to a society with a degree of control that would have made Reichskommissar Terboven green of envy – if we are not already there.

There seems to be at least some consistency in that we do not fly our flags to commemorate the end of the Terboven regime.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Australian Dismissal

The Australian 1975 DismissalOver at the Spectator, in Australian Notes, some notes covering a few issues, Peter Coleman notes an upcoming book – 1975 and All That: The Whitlam Government’s Dismissal and Other Matters Reconsidered – by one John Paul.


H/T: No Republic!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"Tolerance and Diversity"

The liberal creed is so tolerant...

It embraces diversity...

Until someone steps outside of the confines of political correctness.

Recently, Ms. Nina Karin Monsen, an opponent of gay “marriage” here in the Oil Kingdom, was awarded the Freedom of Expression Foundation Prize for 2009.

The outrage could not wait...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Secular Case Against Gay "Marriage"

John Derbyshire presents a non-religious case against so-called gay marriage.


H/T: The Western Confucian

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Three Anglo Countries

The Red EnsignOver at the Daily Mail, Peter Hitchens reflects on the differences between those United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Prez Harding and the Economy

President Warren G. HardingOver at the American Conservative, Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr. gives his praise to President Harding.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Government Replacing God & Family

Over at LewRockwell.com, Christine Smith reflects on the replacement of God and family.