Sunday, January 31, 2016

Quote of the Month

Over at Strategic Culture Foundation, writes Mr. Matthew Jamison:

Western democratic publics moan and complain incessantly about their democratically elected leaders. Yet these democratic leaders are merely reflections of the democratic systems and democratic publics who elected them in the first place. Democracies deserve the leaders they elect. The idea that Western style democracy is the most superior system of government perfected by humankind is a dangerous fallacy and nonsense.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

60 Years Ago

Six decades ago today, H.L. Mencken passed away.








Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mozart Born

260 years ago today, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born.


Kaiser Wilhelm

157 years ago today, then future Emperor Wilhelm II was born.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

The State of the Union Address

Gerald Celente's take:



A.F. Branco: Wall Street to Main Street

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Louis XVI

223 years ago today, King Louis XVI of France was brutally slain at Place de Louis XV.


Monday, January 18, 2016

King George III's Governor

Savannah, Georgia240 years ago today, the Royal Governor of Georgia was arrested.

The Conference Begins

97 years ago today, the Paris Peace Conference opened, four dozen years on the day after the proclamation of the German Empire in the halls of Versailles, in France.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Silver Jubilee of King Harald V

25 years ago today, King Harald V of Norway ascended the throne.

King Harald V of Norway

Congratulations!




Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

Archduke Karl at 55

Today is the birthday of the Archduke Karl, head of the House of Habsburg. 55 years ago today he was born to Archduke Otto and Archduchess Regina.

Happy Birthday, Your Imperial and Royal Highness!


Friday, January 8, 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Poll Results: The World Is Progressing?

absolutely not
The results for the poll asking if “[t]he world is progressing,” ending at midnight between 2015 and 2016, are as follows:

Total votes: 20.
  • Absolutely not: 10 (50%)
  • It's a mixed bag: 8 (40%)
  • Absolutely: 2 (10%)
A new poll will be up soon.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Prosit 2016

As we enter a new year, I wish all readers and occasional bypassers a happy new year.

Enjoy from Kaiserstadt Wien: