Saturday, December 31, 2011

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.

This year's awardee has done an excellent job at – albeit briefly and at facade – bringing back the order that was before the Wilsonian World Order, through – but not limited to – presiding over the greatest ceremony in Vienna at least in twenty years – and in so doing evoking old titles of the Habsburg era, an evocation that provoked republican reaction, even – reportedly – giving lively debate in Austrian newspapers.

The 2011 WRU Unplugger of the Year is:

Dr. Christoph Maria Michael Hugo Damian Peter Adalbert Graf [Count] von Schönborn, Cardinal of Austria, Archbishop of Vienna


Dr. Christoph Graf von Schönborn


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Quote of the Month

Writes Mr. David Votoupal over at Theodore's Royalty & Monarchy Site:

The destruction of the Old Order with World War I, and completed definitively upon the end of World War II, was indisputably a terrible loss for humanity. The wholesale destruction of the Old Order in 1918 paved the way for two of the most evil ideologies in human history- Marxism-Leninism (Bolshevism or Communism- it’s all the same) and National Socialism (Nazism) - to inflict unprecedented atrocities on mankind, in the former case enslave entire nations for four decades, and do profound damage to Western civilisation that is still being felt today, most acutely in the West- paving the way for the modern Political Correctness, which in my view shares certain things in common with these totalitarian ideologies, an irony utterly lost on its peddlers.
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A Texas Monarchist Take on 2011

As the year closes, The Mad Monarchist reviews the year, remembers royals passed, and hands out awards.

Fascism, Left, and Right

Over at Alternative Right, Mr. Keith Preston ponders how Fascism came to be viewed as an ideology of the right.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Budapest Coronation

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



Thursday, December 29, 2011

Counterrevolutionary Baron Born

126 years ago today, Baron Roman Nickolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg was born.





Also celebrated by The Mad Monarchist, whose mascot the baron is.

Apparently, yours truly has previously this year and last year been a victim of an erroneous double calendar conversion. Sorry for this! I stand corrected.

The Christmas Broadcast – 1957

Her Britannic Majesty's very first televised Christmas Broadcast gives some wise words on the old and the new:



Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

Enjoy from Vienna:





















A Romanov Christmas memorial:



Christmas and the Great War







Elisabeth, Empress and Queen

Ligeti Miklós: Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, Szeged, Hungary174 years ago today, Elisabeth of Bavaria was born.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas in Rhodesia

Mr. John Edmond sings Christmas in Rhodesia:





My first Christmas in Africa was not in Rhodesia, but it was in the brief period of return of colonial rule of Southern Rhodesia. Only Tanzania and Zambia, formerly Northern Rhodesia, separated my country of residence from it at the time.

The Fed 98

Map of Federal Reserve districtsTwo years short of a century ago today, the bête noire of this weblog signed the Federal Reserve Act into law.

Lord Bolingbroke

Alexis Simon Belle: Lord BolingbrokeTwo baker's dozen decades ago today (December 12 in the Julian calendar), the later Lord Bolingbroke was born.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Electoral Defense

Map of number of electoral votes by state after redistricting from the 2000 censusOver at The American Conservative, Mr. Gary L. Gregg defends the Electoral College.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Toulon and the Vendée

Two centuries and eighteen years ago today, the Siege of Toulon ended.

Next month is to be released a slightly related movie; The War of the Vendee (via Royal World):



The Emirate of Qatar

Today Qatar celebrates 133 years – in the year of celebration of 40 years of independence from the United Kingdom.

Real monarchy is still reality in this country, which I had the pleasure of visiting late 2009. Even with the “Arab Spring” this does not seem to be changing any time soon.





Happy National Day!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

The "Tea Party"

238 years ago today, rebels dumped tea into the sea in Boston Harbor.

The Mad Monarchist presents U.S. views on monarchy:



Thursday, December 15, 2011

U.S. Bill of Rights

The United States Bill og RightsEleven score years ago today, the United States Bill of Rights came into effect.

Lack of Butter

The homeland of yours truly is not so rarely portrayed as a social democratic paradise.

The failure of regulation is very rarely demonstrated so obviously as the shortage of real butter (does not apply to substitute products) we now are experiencing before Christmas.

Some Taiwanese tell the story:



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Magic Mushroom Soup?

Alan Rockefeller: Fruit bodies of the hallucinogenic mushroom Psilocybe semilanceata This number 2000 post of this weblog is devoted to the present money madness of this Wilsonian World Order.

There have been and are problems with Norwegian monetary policy and its fiat currency – as with other fiat currencies. Even so, there have been reasons to view the Norgwegian Crown – the currency that is – as comparatively better in many respects.

Today's lowering of the key policy rate could, however, give reason to doubt this.

Is Norges Bank determined to sabotage its own currency?

Did they serve magic mushroom soup at the central bank today?

Roald Amundsen Team at South Pole

A century ago today, Roald Amundsen and his team reached the South Pole, leaving a letter addressed to Admiral His Majesty King Haakon VII of Norway.



Voting...

Clay Butler: Meanwhile... Back in the Civilized World


Via David McElroy

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wilson to Change the World

Brest HarborSeven years short of century ago today, the Persona Non Grata of this weblog arrived for the post-WWI Versailles conference.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Jamhuri Day

Two years short of half a century ago today, Kenya gained independence from the United Kingdom. Three years short of half a century ago today, Kenya scrapped the monarchy.

Mr. Zach Caceres reports from Kisumu.


The tea fields of Kenya. Courtesy of Zach Caceres.The tea fields of Kenya. Courtesy of Zach Caceres.


Mr. Roger Whittaker sings The Last Farewell:





And My Land Is Kenya:






Previously: Jamhuri Day

The Servile Mind

Kenneth Minogue: The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes The Moral LifeOver at The American Conservative, Professor Paul Gottfried gives a review of Professor Kenneth Minogue's The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes The Moral Life.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

American Detention

Judge Andrew Napolitano and U.S. Senator Randal Paul discuss a recent development in the District of Columbia:





Jon Stewart also comments:





Lord Halsbury Passed

Lord Halsbury90 years ago today, Lord Halsbury, a die-hard opponent of House of Lords reform, passed from this world.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Albanian Passing

Royal World pays tribute to the late Leka of Albania – and reports on the funeral.

Nobel Day

Fredrik S. Heffermehl: The Nobel Peace Prize: What Nobel Really WantedToday is Nobel Day, and the Nobel Peace Prize is handed over to the Nobel Peace Laureates here in Oslo. In Stockholm there are ceremonies and festivities for the other prizes – including the economics memorial prize.

The Nobel Peace Laureates have been many, including the bête noire of this weblog.

This blogger brings to your attention a book by Fredrik S. Heffermehl; The Nobel Peace Prize: What Nobel Really Wanted. The book has a website as well.

On this year's three Nobel Peace Laureates Mr. Heffermehl says:

I am happy to congratulate the three champions of women´s rights and non-violence, and the recognition of women´s essential role in the struggle for peace. It could easily have been related to Alfred Nobel´s vision of peace, but the reasons given by the committee show that Norwegian politicians adamantly keep insisting on keeping Nobel´s peace vision an invisible secret. Global cooperation on global disarmament was what Alfred Nobel intended to support with his prize for ‘the champions of peace,’ not human rights, humanitarian aid, environment.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

King Oscar II

A century and an Olympiad ago today, Oscar II, King of Sweden and formerly King of Norway, passed on.



Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Will Live in Infamy...

Uncle Sam in the Great War94 years ago today, the Persona Non Grata and bête noire 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 4, 2011

On a Voyage to Redraw Europe

USS George Washington93 years ago today, the Persona Non Grata of this weblog set sail aboard the USS George Washington to redraw the map of Europe and make the world safe...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Accession of Emperor Franz Josef

163 years ago today, the reign of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria commenced.