Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Quote of the Month

Writes Mrs. Laura Wood over at her wonderful weblog The Thinking Housewife:

THE MOST compelling argument monarchists have against democracy as a political system is right before our eyes: modern-day America. Is there any doubt that if Tocqueville were reborn and journeyed through America today he would conclude that democracy is man’s worst political innovation, that it produces stupidity, moral cowardice, soft slavery, and a ruling elite that diffuses and cloaks its rule with meritocracy? All of Tocqueville’s worst prophecies have come true. Our democracy is tyrannical.

Democracy and the Financial Crisis

A great quote this month from The Mad Monarchist:

What we are seeing around the world today is really the result of a failure in the system of absolute democracy so many have put their faith in.

Goal of the Reactionary

Over at the reactionary weblog Foseti:

The reactionary then, writes for himself and the small minority that matters. If some higher purpose is necessary, I’d suggest that it’s worthwhile to expose as many other people as possible to long lost, superior ideas, in hopes of finding more members of this (never large) minority. The structure of our society is very good at ensuring that people are only exposed to certain viewpoints (dissenting viewpoints are allowed, but only some dissenting viewpoints). There are very few places to encounter truly different ideas.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Democracy and Wealth

Kel Kelly: The Case for Legalizing CapitalismWrites Mr. Kel Kelly over at Mises Daily:

The sad fact is that this is exactly what our political system — democracy — is all about. It is a system where the masses, those with less money than the minority group that has great wealth, vote for politicians who offer to take money from the wealthy minority and redistribute it to them in return for giving the politician their votes.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Stefan Zweig

Stefan Zweig: The World of YesterdayA baker's dozen decades ago today, Stefan Zweig, author of Die Welt von Gestern, was born.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Constitutional Oath of Haakon VII

106 years ago today, King Haakon VII of Norway took the constitutional oath of office – after his accession and arrival nine and two days prior respectively.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tinkering with Succession

Over at Catholic Herald, fellow former resident of Kenya Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith warns against “conservative” “call me Dave” Cameron's messing with the monarchy and succession.

Jon Stewart on Ron Paul

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Twentieth Anniversary

Studentersamfundet i TrondhjemIt was twenty years ago today I made my debut at the lectern in the Student Society in Trondhjem.

I have spoken in public – and otherwise been politically active – before and, of course, since.

However, this was the first time in an open public forum. I was quite active at the Saturday debates of the Student Society in Trondhjem for about four years.

"The Arab Spring"

A few interesting items on Libya and the “Arab Spring” otherwise:

  • British MP Daniel Kawczynski suggests a restoration of the Libyan monarchy, the Shropshire Star reports.
  • Over at Gulf News, Joseph A. Kechichian reflects on a possible restoration.
  • Over at National Public Radio, Alan GreenBlatt explores some differences between Arab monarchs and dictators.

H/T: Royal World

Monday, November 21, 2011

Franz Josef and Karl

Five years short of a century ago today, Emperor-King Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary passed away – ending a reign eleven days short of 68 years.

Archduke Karl ascended the thrones of the Dual Monarchy as Emperor-King.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Archduke Otto 99

It is the first birthday of HLIRH Archduke Otto since his passing.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

"Absolute" for Liberals and Conservatives

Aerial view of the Principality of MonacoMad for Monaco celebrates the admiration for the “absolute” monarchy of Monaco by conservatives and liberals alike.

New Age of Chaos

“El Jefe Maximo” runs his annual post on Armistice Day on his weblog Kingdom of Chaos.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bottled Water and Dehydration

Walter J. Pilsak: Mineral water being poured from a bottle into a glass.The European Union is banning the claim that water can prevent dehydration. So The Daily Telegraph reports.

King Haakon Accession

Hans Majestet Haakon VII af Guds Naade og efter Rigets Constitution Konge over Norge: monogram106 years ago today, the Parliament of the Kingdom of Norway proclaimed Prince Carl of Denmark as King of Norway, and the vacancy since October 26 that same year was filled.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Crown Prince Pavlos and the Greek Trouble

Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece is interviewed by CNN's Max Foster on the problems in the Mediterranean country:

H/T: Radical Royalist

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

American, Keynesian, or Kenyan?

The bright and brilliant American electorate:

Monarchy instead of Kleptocracy

The Schwarz-Gelbe Allianz had its annual rally on Saturday, a day the interregnal government of Austria celebrates the establishment of what it calls a republic.

November 12, 2011: Monarchie statt Kleptokratie

The Schwarz-Gelbe Allianz has a German report.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hungarian Power Renunciation

replica of renunciation of power of King Charles IV of Hungary
Seven years short of a century ago today, King Charles IV of Hungary renounced his involvement in the state affairs of the Kingdom of Hungary at Eckartsau.

The desk of Charles of Austria-Hungary at Eckartsau.

Eckartsau on September 18, 2011

The top photo is of the replica of the renunciation declaration at display at Eckartsau. Photos taken by yours truly at Eckartsau on September 18, 2011.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Rogers, Rockwell, Celente, and Bagus

On the money madness:

And over at Mises Daily, Professor Philipp Bagus writes.

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Great Crime of World War One

On this first Armistice Day after passing of the last surviving combat veteran of the Great War, we listen to Shane McGowan:

H/T: Daniel McAdams of the LRC Blog

Democracy and Churchill

Winston S. ChurchillEight squared years ago today, Winston Churchill uttered his famous words on democracy as least bad.

The Eleventh

93 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. On this very day Emperor-King Charles of Austria-Hungary renounced power.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

"Por Qué No Te Callas?"

The Mad Monarchist of Texas celebrates the 4th anniversary of the famous words of the King of Spain.

Turkey Today

In Turkey today, they celebrate Atatürk – on the 73rd anniversary of his passing.

Here we say:

Ron Paul on the Continuing Money Madness

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Austro-American Peace

Austria and Hungary, post-WWI90 years ago today, the peace treaty after the Great War between Austria and those United States came into force.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Red October

94 years ago today, the world was struck by Red October.