Thursday, September 15, 2011

Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg

Baron Roman von Ungern-SternbergNine decades ago today, Baron Roman Nickolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg was executed.

The Mad Monarchist has the baron as mascot or icon.


Anonymous said...

According to Wikipedia, this warlord was brutal. Do you really wish to honor an alleged brute as a proponent of monarchy?!

Sam Starrett said...

Dear Anonymous,

I do not speak for Mr. Baltzersen, but for my part, I would advise you to note two facts:

#1. The mere commemoration of an event on this or any blog does not necessarily constitute a statement of the author's opinions about the event or those involved in it, beyond believing that it is notable.

#2. Wikipedia has a strong leftist bias and should not be trusted too readily on such issues.


Samuel C. Starrett
The Rambling Royalist

J.K. Baltzersen said...

Mr. Anonymous,

Thank you for your concern.

The return of Lenin to Russia, the United States declaration of war against Austria-Hungary, and the birth of the Chinese republican leader Sun Yat-sen are amongst the many events and people who have been noted at this weblog. I assure you, they are not people or events I honor.

As for how the baron is portrayed, I advise you to browse the linked Texas monarchist's writings on him.

Please also note this post with comments at The Western Confucian.

This blogger does not doubt that there might be something to the stories of the baron's brutality. He probably would not have had the position he had, had he been a completely nice guy. However, we should not be surprised if there is too much emphasis on -- or an exaggeration of -- his brutality.

All this being said, the host blogger does not necessarily endorse everything the baron stood for -- in means or ends.