Monday, October 31, 2011

Quote of the Month

Writes Mr. Gerald Warner over at Scotland on Sunday:

Of all the absurd theories generated by the 20th century, none was more ridiculous than Francis Fukuyama's “End of History” canard, which arrogantly assumed Western-style liberal “democracy” was the terminus of human development. Despite such neo-conservative vapourings, history marches on regardless.
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Happy Halloween!

Halloween (photo: Toby Ord)Want to know how you can scare the tricks, the treats, the living daylights, and the pumpkin out of all your neighbors?

Throw a halloween party, and dress your bathroom up as the modern regime unmasked!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Swedish-Norwegian Union Dissolved

King Oscar II of NorwayA century and half a dozen years ago today, King Oscar II vacated the ancient throne of Norway.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, King Michael!

Jozef Trylinski: King Michael I of RomaniaToday King Michael I of Romania turns 90. Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

Radical Royalist reports on an official Romanian medal for the occasion.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Archduke Charles Marries

The wedding of then future Emperor-King Charles and Empress-Queen Zita

Today is Blessed Emperor-King Karl's Feast Day. A century ago today, then Archduke Karl married Princess Zita.





Thursday, October 20, 2011

Police Officers Nowadays

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

And notice who responded to this incident. Not one, but two female police officers. There is nothing so reassuring as a security force in ponytails.



H/T: The Rambling Royalist

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Alaska Ceded

Flag of Imperial AlaskaA dozen dozen years ago today, Alaska was transferred from the throne of Russia.

The Euro Hole

The euroOver at Alternative Right, “Robert T. Burnham” reflects on the recent events in the eurozone troubles.

Monday, October 17, 2011

End of Male Primogeniture?

As reported recently, there is an initiative to change succession rules in the Commonwealth realms.

It is interesting with the upcoming Diamond Jubilee, the second in a bit more than a century, that this is so pressing. In the past two centuries there has been a female monarch on the Britannic throne more than 60 percent of the time. And the British Prime Minister feels the need to “end discrimination” against females.

Royal World gives some thoughts and has some more statistics.

Rants The Mad Monarchist:

The idea of trying to end birthright discrimination in a hereditary monarchy is so ludicrous it makes my head hurt. I know I’ve asked this before, but seriously, what happened to Great Britain? Did a majority of the British public all suddenly get hit with a dumb stick sometime after World War II? I don’t mean to be harsh here, the same could be asked about most monarchies in Europe. That is what this is really, a fashionable trend. Sweden, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium and so on have already done the same and Britain doesn’t want to be the odd man out. Sure, other monarchies still have male primogeniture, like Monaco, but Britain doesn’t want to be anything like Monaco. They have very low taxes, a monarchy that still rules the country and you can go to jail if you insult the Prince. What a horrid place. No, the UK wants to be like the progressive, socialist monarchies on the continent. Next thing you know they’ll be trying to make the Queen ride a bicycle to Westminster for the opening of Parliament and tell her she can’t wear her own crown anymore.

Occupy Wall Street?

Someone in downtown Manhattan:






H/T: A Conservative Blog for Peace

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

More Car Surveillance?

Over at MSNBC, Bob Sullivan ponders the implications of a recent filing of a surveillance camera system in private cars.


H/T: Ad Orientem

Spencer and Gottfried on the "Conservative Canon"

Over at AltRight Radio, Richard Spencer and Dr. Paul Gottfried discuss the “Conservative Canon,” the book-reading list of the so-called conservative movement, and the upcoming H.L. Mencken Club annual conference.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Modernization We Could Do Without

Trond Norén Isaksen notes that “conservative” David Cameron has launched an initiative to change succession rules in the British Commonwealth.

Much can be said about it. Please feel free to see my previous short thoughts on it. Also, Royal World had a post earlier this year.

The same monarchy-oriented historian Isaksen also has a note on a Danish motion to “modernize” the Constitution.

More on Xinhai at 100

The Mad Monarchist gives his perspective on the Chinese revolution.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Burial of Archduke Felix

The sarcophagus of Archduke Felix

On October 1, Archduke Felix was laid to rest in Muri in Switzerland.





Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Robert E. Lee Passed

Seven score and a year ago today, Robert E. Lee passed away.

Over at Taki's Magazine, Takuan Seiyo pays tribute.



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Nepalese Support for the King

Over at Beyond Headlines, Afroz Alam Sahil reports on support for ending the interregnum in Nepal.

Jim Rogers on China, the U.S., and More



Monday, October 10, 2011

Peter Hitchens and the Madness

Over at the Mail on Sunday, Mr. Peter Hitchens gives comments on the recent madness at the Bank of England.

Revolution of Xinhai

A century ago today, the Xinhai Revolution commenced.



Sunday, October 9, 2011

Reagan, Paul, and Others...

Mr. Jack Hunter, also known as the Southern Avenger, presents some perspective on American foreign policy:



La France

The fleur-de-lisThe Wall Street Journal reports on the French nobility.


H/T: Royal World

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Poll Results: What Is the Best Way to Handle Anti-Monarchists?

debateThe results for the poll, asking what is the best way to handle anti-monarchists, ending at midnight between September and October, are as follows:

Total votes: 71.

  • Debate them into smithereens: 37 (52%)
  • Ridicule them: 13 (18%)
  • Ignore them: 5 (7%)
  • Beat them physically: 13 (18%)
  • Avoid them: 2 (2%)
  • Bash them: 1 (1%)
A new poll will be up shortly.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Viva o Rei!




A century and a year ago today, the Kingdom of Portugal fell.

Viva o Reino de Portugal!

Viva o Rei e a Rainha de Portugal!

Viva a Casa e a Familia Real de Portugal!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Gloucester of Virginia

Gloucester, Virginia23 decades ago today, supplies for His Britannic Majesty's forces were cut off at Gloucester in the Old Dominion.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

What If?





Yes, fair enough! Makes some great points! And:

What if Judge Napolitano spread myths about the tyranny of the George III regime? What if Judge Napolitano talked about the George III regime as a big government regime? What if Judge Napolitano didn't listen to Dr. Gary North on American Independence?

Saturday, October 1, 2011

New Assembly on the Block

G. Lenotre: The Door of the Jacobin Club in the Saint-Honoré Street, Paris, FranceEleven score years ago today, the French Legislative Assembly convened.