Friday, December 31, 2010

WRU Unplugger of the Year

The WRU Unplugger of the Year need not be a monarchist, nor regret the fall of the Old European Order. The WRU Unplugger of the Year is simply the one who is considered to have done most in bringing about the unplugging of the Wilson Revolution.

The awardee has done an excellent job at exposing how the American Empire behind closed doors maintains the Wilsonian World Order, through – but not limited to – bullying other nations into contributing to maintaining and further developing a world in its image.

The 2010 WRU Unplugger of the Year is:

Mr. Julian Paul Assange


Mr. Julian Paul Assange


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Quote of the Month

Writes Mr. Stephen Mauzy over at Mises Daily:

Facts ruin — as they so often do — a perfectly good theory. A cursory vetting of the evidence reveals that elected representatives are no more deliberative, nor sapient, nor any less rapacious than the plebeians whose vote they seek. It is understandable, really: the plebeians, theoretically and in fact, are the ultimate judge of all ideas and the source of all power; thus, they demand a representative who excels in nullity and mediocrity in order to best reflect majority opinion. The plebeians demand a mirror, even if it is cracked.
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Some Quotes at the End of the Month

Writes “Metternich” at the weblog Untimely Observations at Alternative Right:

Philosopher-kings tend to disappear when democracy, "meritocracy," and bureaucracy--all designed to enable wiser government--gain power in a society. For contrary to what we now believe, the King must not become King because he is wise: rather, he must become wise because he is the King.
The Mad Monarchist writes:
There are no guarantees in politics as in life but the odds are greatly in favor of one trained from birth being able to do the job required of them than the odds would be that 51% of the public will choose the best candidate based solely on their ability to do the job rather than being able to talk a good game, have lots of money for advertising and telling the people what they want to hear rather than what will be to the benefit of the country.
Writes Mr. Bruce Charlton at his weblog Bruce Charlton's Miscellany:
Under divine monarchy (the Byzantine model) the monarch believes himself subject to God, and the people believe themselves subject to God - hence to the monarch (if he be a genuine monarch, properly devout).

All authority comes down from God and via the monarch. And that authority is divine.

Under modern democracy, authority comes from man - but not from a particular man, but from a mass of men - from the system used to determine the will of a mass of men.

Québec City Holds Off

235 years ago today, a rebel attempt to capture Québec City failed.





Thursday, December 30, 2010

Budapest 1916

94 years ago today, the latest Hungarian coronation took place.

Royal Family of Hungary at Coronation December 30, 1916



The End of Rasputin

Rasputin94 years ago, Rasputin was murdered.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Assent to Spanish Democracy

The Coat of Arms of the King of Spain32 years ago today, King Juan Carlos I of Spain gave his assent to the democratic constitution, after a referendum 3 weeks earlier.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Nationalizing of Railroads

Simon Fieldhouse: Grand Central StationFour score and a long measure years ago today, the Persona Non Grata of this weblog announced nationalization of U.S. railroads.

Assent to Civil Constitution

Commemorative plate for the Civil Constitution of the ClergyEleven score years ago today, Louis XVI gave Royal Assent to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Wishing all readers a Merry Christmas.

Enjoy from Vienna:



















A Romanov Christmas memorial:



The Christmas Truce

The Christmas Truce took place eight dozen years ago.











It was the Christmas Truce of 1914.

Independent Catholic News reports on later truces (H/T: The Western Confucian).

Also via The Western Confucian, Daniel O'Donell:





The same song by Celtic Thunder:



Empress and Queen

Ligeti Miklós: Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, Szeged, HungaryEight score and a baker's dozen years ago today, Elisabeth of Bavaria was born.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Savenay 1793

The Banner of the Catholic and Royal Army of Vendée217 years ago today, the Battle of Savenay took place.

The Sword and Sea notes Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's 1993 dedication of those who rose against the revolution (via Et Lux in Tenebris Lucet and The Western Confucian).

Commanding Rebel Steps Down

Washington Family Coat of Arms in Selby, Abbey, England227 years ago today, General George Washington stepped down as commander.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Jack Hunter on WikiLeaks

Mr. Jack Hunter, aka The Southern Avenger, defends WikiLeaks:





Please also do check out Mr. Hans Lysglimt's interview with Mr. Julian Assange over at LewRockwell.com.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Liu Xiaobo for Peace?

Liu Xiabo, courtesy of the Nobel Foundation, photo: Bi YiminThe Western Confucian draws our attention this year's Nobel Peace Laureate's support for war.

It seems this year's Nobel Peace Laureate in absentia is a supporter of hard Wilsonianism. Well, the Norwegian Nobel Committee's support for such is nothing new under the sun.

BTW, the article linked to also includes an attack on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The late Russian's support for more American fighting in Vietnam seems to be an issue. Although there are severe problems with America's involvement in Vietnam, a discussion on which we will leave here, it is important to keep in mind that Solzhenitsyn was not a Nobel Peace Laureate.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wilson in the Crushed World

Remi Jouan: Entrée du port militaire de BrestFour score and a dozen years ago today, the bête noire of this weblog arrived for the post-WWI Versailles conference.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jamhuri Day

Kenya Blue Ensign47 years ago today, Kenya became independent, and Queen Elizabeth II assumed the title of Queen of Kenya. 46 years ago today, Her Majesty stepped down as Queen of Kenya, the country becoming a republic.

As recently as this August, a new constitution was promulgated. It is likely that grave problems with the Kenyan democracy are still ahead.

Pennsylvania Ratifies

Flag of the Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaSeven years short of a dozen score years ago today, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ratified the United States Constitution.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Money Madness Continued

Schiff, Rogers, Faber, and more:









Friday, December 10, 2010

Non Grata Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize MedalNine decades ago today, a representative of the Persona Non Grata of this weblog received on his behalf in the Hall of the Norwegian Parliament, the Nobel Peace Prize for the previous year.

Quantitative Easing...

Sing along with the gang:





Dr. Robert P. Murphy takes down Dr. Ben Bernanke:





So does Mr. Jon Stewart:



Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

King Oscar Passing

Oscar Björck: Oscar II of Sweden103 years ago today, Oscar II, King of Sweden and formerly King of Norway, passed on.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lloyd George Becomes PM

David Lloyd GeorgeHalf a dozen years short of a century ago today, David Lloyd George, deliverer of an address to the American Club in London and the Limehouse Speech, became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Previously: Lloyd George – Friend of Liberty, The Limehouse Speech?

A Day that Will Indeed Live in Infamy

Uncle Sam in the Great War93 years ago today, the Persona Non Grata of this weblog signed the declaration of war against Austria-Hungary, after having spoken three days earlier. The motion to declare war passed unopposed in the United States Senate. It was opposed by one United States Representative.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Wikileaks Controversy

The state sees no boundaries upon itself. It intervenes to ever increasing levels in our homes, lives, and business, and it demands to know everything. Yet, it has no scruples about demanding “privacy” for itself on its very own terms.

Interview with the Prince of Liechtenstein

Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institution interviews His Serene Highness the Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein:






H/T: The Western Confucian

Works on the "Civil War"

The Imaginative Conservative presents several works on the American “Civil War.”


H/T: The Western Confucian

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sailing to Redraw

USS George WashingtonFour score and a dozen years ago today, the bête noire of this weblog set sail aboard the USS George Washington to redraw the map of Europe and make the world safe...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

General Bonaparte

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres: Napoleon on his Imperial throne206 years ago today, General Bonaparte crowned himself Emperor of the French.

Bolsheviks and Peace

peace, bread, landFour score and a long dozen years ago today, the Bolsheviks reached an armistice with the Central Powers.

Franz Josef Ascends

Eight score and two years ago today, the reign of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria commenced.







Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Quote of the Month

Writes “Deogolwulf” over at his wonderful weblog The Joy of Curmudgeonry:

Oh, didn’t it turn out spiffing! And war-mongering, king-slaying, and revolution-seeking for the greater glory of the total-plebeian state — what a glad tale!
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Imperial Germany on Red October

Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets, which took power in the October RevolutionFour score and a baker's dozen years ago today, the German Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Richard von Kühlmann applauded Lenin's rise to power.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Democracy in Tonga

The Coat of Arms of TongaA "commoner" Prime Minister has been elected in Tonga. The Independent so reports.


H/T: Royal World

Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Marriage"

The Western Confucian has some reflections on what marriage is.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Oath of Haakon VII

King Haakon VII giving constitutional oathFive score and five years ago today, King Haakon VII gave his constitutional oath.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Mises Institute in der Kaiserstadt

Kaiserstadt WienThe Ludwig von Mises Institute, based in Auburn, Alabama, is having its 2011 Supporters Summit in Kaiserstadt Wien.

The event is set to September 19 through 23.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The TSA

Some videos on the latest controversy:














Legislators taking action:











And legal authorities too:




LRC has more on the controversy. The Western Confucian does too.

Quantitative Easing Explained



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Archduke Otto

The Royal Forums celebrate the Archduke Otto.

Austro-Hungarian Emperor-Kings

Half a dozen years short of a century ago today, Emperor-King Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary passed away.

Archduke Karl ascended the thrones of the Dual Monarchy.



Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Bill of Rights in New Jersey

The Great Seal of the State of New JerseyEleven score and a year ago today, the State of New Jersey ratified the United States Bill of Rights.

Archduke Otto 98


The Archduke Otto is today 98 years old.

Happy Birthday to His Imperial and Royal Highness!

SKuKH Erzherzhog Otto

Friday, November 19, 2010

Gettysburg Address

Abdullah Frères: Mark Twain147 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

On this day we recall the words of Samuel Langhorne Clemens:

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.
A behemoth was to rise to make the world “safe” for democracy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Departed Constantinople

Sultan Mehmed VI departsA dozen years short of a century ago today, Sultan Mehmed VI departed Constantinople.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Prime Minister Selmer

His Excellency Prime Minister Christian August SelmerSix 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.”

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The House of Lords

Mr. Theodore Harvey of Royal World marks Thursday's 11th anniversary of the the House of Lords Act.

Landsdowne and the War

William James Topley: The Marquess of Lansdowne, Governor General of Canada94 years ago today, Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, former Governor General of Canada and Viceroy of India, 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[...]

Friday, November 12, 2010

Norwegian Referendum

Drawing with a pro-message ahead of the referendum on Prince CarlA century and five years ago today, Norwegians went to the polls on the issue of the vacant throne.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

Four score and a dozen years ago today, the Great War came to an end. More than four years of brutal killing fortunately came to an end.





Unfortunately, it also meant the end of the old world.



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

World Bank Endorses Gold

Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank GroupRobert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, argues for a gold standard. So CNBC reports. And so does the Guardian.

Charles A. Coulombe 50

Charles A. CoulombeThe American monarchist Charles A. Coulombe is 50 today. Happy Birthday!

America Makes Peace with Austria

89 years ago today, the peace treaty after the Great War between Austria and those United States came into force.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010