[I]t should be remembered there is still an untapped resource available for the regeneration of Europe in a reconstituted Habsburg Empire. Hoch Habsburg!previous
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.And:
There, right in the midst of our lives, is that which satisfies the craving for inequality, and acts as a permanent reminder that medicine is not food. Hence a man’s reaction to monarchy is a kind of test. Monarchy can easily be ‘debunked;' but watch the faces, mark the accents of the debunkers. These are the men whose tap-root in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire equality, they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
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Monday, November 23, 2009
Seven score years ago today, Johan Scharffenberg was born.
Scharffenberg was active in 1905 for the republican cause in the Kingdom of Norway, but at the end of World War II he was behind a move to give more powers to the King.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wherefore being all of one mind, we do highly resolve that government of the grafted by the grafter for the grafter shall not perish from the earth.Remember also some words of Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn:
While it is perhaps true that “one cannot fool all the people all the time,” it seems that one can fool millions for centuries.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Seven years short of two centuries ago today, Christian August Selmer, Norwegian Prime Minister of King Oscar II, who fought with His Majesty against the usurping Parliament during the “constitutional crisis” of the 1880s, was born.
Prime Minister Selmer met with King Oscar at Sofiero Palace to discuss how to handle the “constitutional crisis.”
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
The American Conservative reruns a review of Daniel J. Mahoney's Bertrand de Jouvenel: The Conservative Liberal and the Illusions of Modernity.
From the review:
Jouvenel introduces the startling notion, later amplified, that the modern democratic state is potentially the most dangerous regime that has ever existed.
Friday, November 13, 2009
93 years ago today, Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, expressed disagreement with the Allied war effort. About a year later, he wrote (according to the History Channel):
[The] prolongation [of the war] will spell ruin for the civilized world, and an infinite addition to the load of human suffering which already weighs upon it[...]
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Eight long dozen years ago today, the polls opened for a two-day referendum opened on the issue of support to inviting Prince Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel of Denmark to the vacant throne of Norway.
The results were roughly 79% yea and 21% nay.
No, Norway did not establish a monarchy in those days, she retained her monarchy.
No, it was not a monarchy versus republic vote, although, admittedly, a nay victory would have strenghtened the republican cause.
Yes, the events in Norway in 1905 were arguably significant in the emasculation of the monarchy.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Seven baker's dozen years ago today, the Great War came to an end. More than four years of brutal killing fortunately came to an end.
Unfortunately, out of the ashes stood an entirely new world as a phoenix. Kaiser Karl renounced his powers. A couple of days later he also did so as King of Hungary.
The new age has given us a lot of troubles; totalitarianism of many flavors, omnipotent and omnipresent government, and civilizational decline.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
A Tongan commission calls for less power for the King. The Scoop so reports.
See also the official statement and the final report.
Links via No Right Turn, where apparently and wrongly it is believed that this is a right move.
Monday, November 9, 2009
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- The Anti-Federalists: 29 (28 %)
- The Loyalists: 27 (26 %)
- Monarchist Secessionists: 21 (20 %)
- The world would have gone to the dogs no matter what: 15 (14 %)
- Everything was just fine as it was: 10 (9 %)