Sunday, September 30, 2012

Quote of the Month

Writes Mr. Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. over at The LRC Blog:

[W]hat was the main, immediate effect of the Constitution as versus the monarchy? To triple taxes on the American people.

Habsburg this Month

Eldest son of Archduke Carl Christian, Archduke Imre, married this month in a city upon the Potomac.

Royal World and Ad Orientem has more and more.

Coulombe on Leadership

Over at Taki's Magazine, Charles A. Coulombe reflects on leadership:

There are several reasons why neither ballot boxes nor military coups create such folk today. The first is our culture’s abandonment of the aristocratic principle. With the exception of Reagan (who nevertheless could play the part), all of these men came from the higher ranks of society. By itself that means nothing, or Paris Hilton would make a fine president. But in the period which produced these leaders, the strata from which they sprung held up certain ideals to its members: chivalry, noblesse oblige, gentlemanly behavior, courtesy, and self-sacrifice—phrases which now are held to be laughable slogans with which the rich of old covered their greed.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Monarchy Musings from August

Royal World brings to our attention a defense of monarchy by Ray Wilson over at Ray Wilson writes:

The negative view of monarchy today is tied to the quasi sacred belief in the idea of “progress” in which history is viewed as a continuous marching forward, with advancements socially, culturally, technologically, one in which primitivity and barbarism is the starting point and civilization is a sort of eternal end point. The liberals and so called progressives label anything that is contrary to their own ideological leanings as “reactionary” or regressive as it is far easier to dismiss something as backwards than actually judge it on its own faults and merits.
The Sobornost quotes:
Russia needs to reunify with its canonical territories, first and foremost with Belarus and Ukraine, and elect an Orthodox monarch to lead the country to its former greatness.
Over at Chronicles Magazine, writes Clyde Wilson:
I know there are good British people who feel that their monarchy plays an important role as the embodiment of tradition, patriotism, and unity, and I must respect that. I know also that the criticism of the monarchy that comes from the Brit chattering classes is not motivated by moral outrage or democratic sentiment. It expresses the same envy and spite that energizes a similar type in America to hate the Confederate flag. Their nature is to suppress whatever is a remnant of earlier and better times that they fear they cannot fully control.
Over at Attack the System, it is written:
What about the communists screaming about the authoritarian nature of monarchism? They would need an authoritarian state to carry out their actions under the false promise that the state would somehow melt away. At least monarchism never makes such false claims, as Marxism does. Marxism does not lead to maximal liberty. Even if based upon a system of democracy, as the Trotskyites would want, this would become mob rule.

Everyone would think that they know just as well as anyone else what should be done. Can everyone simultaneously be an expert in politics, science, economics, and so on? Some people know more than others on these topics. A king would have been raised in political affairs his entire life by his predecessor. Nothing can compare.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Quantitative Madness

Bernanke prints money with Obama and Biden watching

Reality Check and Ben Swann on the money madness:

RT reflects on QE3:

Ron Paul gives his take:

Marc Faber gives his thoughts:

Capital Account with Dr. Faber are more:

Capital Account also brings on David Stockman:

Jim Rogers also gave some views previously this month:

Tom Woods gives a summary of the problems with the Euro:

Judge Andrew Napolitano also presents his take:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

American National Conventions

At the end of last month and the beginning of this month the big political parties in those United States of America held their national conventions to demonstrate the virtues of the people electing the head of state.

This weblog brings to you a compilation of videos.

How voting occurred at the GOP Convention:

Ben Swann gives his take:

Someone checks whether the formalities were in order for a nomination from the floor amongst other things:

Nomination forms were handed in:

Also mentioned by the Nevada delegation:

More on the dubious stuff:

More from CNN:

John Stossel and an associate report:

Jon Stewart interviews former GOP Chairman Michael Steele on what happened:

How it played out at the Democratic National Convention:

Ben Swann follows up:

Mr. Swann is interviewed on the The Jerry Doyle Show:

As a bonus the full speech of U.S. Representative Ron Paul at the event before the GOP Convention:

Monday, September 24, 2012

John Randolph Club

John Randolph of Roanoke
The John Randolph Club will be holding its 23rd annual meeting November 16 through 18 in Chicago. The theme is The Failure of Democracy.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Jordan Taylor of Blimey Cow gives us his take on music:

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Princess Ragnhild, RIP

Royal monogram of Princess Ragnhild of NorwayPrincess Ragnhild of Norway passed away in her home in Rio de Janeiro last Sunday.

She was the first born to Crown Prince Olav, the then future King, and Crown Princess Märtha. She was eight months short of celebrating her diamond wedding anniversary.

She publicly voiced her opinion on the choice of consorts for her nephew and niece in 2004.

Requiescat in pace!

Elsewhere: Trond Norén Isaksen

Friday, September 21, 2012

First French Republic Declared

Eleven score years ago today, the First French Republic was proclaimed.

Vive le Roi de la France!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oscar II's Accession

Seven score years ago today, King Oscar II ascended the thrones of Sweden and Norway.

Friday, September 14, 2012

C.M. Falsen

Christian Magnus Falsen23 decades ago today, Christian Magnus Falsen was born. Falsen was one of the leading men at Eidsvold. He was a proponent of aristocratic and monarchical power.

We will likely hear a lot about Falsen in the constitutional jubilee year of 2014.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mencken 132

Painting of H.L. Mencken132 years ago today, H.L. Mencken was born.

In November, the H.L. Mencken Club hosts its 2012 conference – November 9 through 11.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Right and Left

No Left Turn SignAnarcho-Monarchism ponders the concept of the politically left and right.

Monday, September 10, 2012

America and Austria in Peace

Seven baker's dozen years ago today, the peace treaty after the Great War between Austria and those United States was signed.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lords "Reform" Officially Withdrawn

Nick Clegg officially concedes defeat before the House of Commons – temporarily that is:

Apparently, Lords “reform” is important enough to Mr. Clegg to ram it down the throats of Their Lordships, Members of Parliament, and others but not important enough to debate thoroughly.

Evidently, he has the nerve to blame those who want thorough debate for filibustering because there is no time to do it properly.

This video makes the case against democratization:

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Gotham City, the Bastille, and the Winter Palace

Warner Bros.: The Dark Knight RisesOver at Alternative Right, Mr. Mark Packard draws parallels between the new Batman movie and decline in our real civilization, including the French and Russian revolutions.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Gold & Confiscation

Gold held in the Treasury and Federal Reserve Banks for United StatesOver at Zero Hedge, Tyler Durden looks a few years back on the history of gold and money.

H/T: Foseti

Thursday, September 6, 2012

An American Self-Determinist on Liechtenstein

Flag of the Principality of LiechtensteinOver at the Second Vermont Republic website, Thomas H. Naylor reflects on the Principality of Liechtenstein and her Sovereign Prince, Hans-Adam II.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Persian Restoration?

The Economist reports on a monarchy-sympathetic documentary, From Tehran to Cairo.

H/T: Royal World

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Jim Rogers & the Economy

Jim Rogers has yet another take on the economy business:

Monday, September 3, 2012

Battle of Ideas

The Institute of Ideas has an annual event, namely the Battle of Ideas, which is weekend gathering with lots of debates.

This year's event takes place in the Barbican in London on the third weekend of October.

One of the debates is a monarchy debate, with Rafal Heydel-Mankoo and Scott Pepé on the monarchist side.

H/T: Rafal Heydel-Mankoo

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Lords Again

Apparently, the issue of reforming or “reforming” the House of Lords will not proceed in “this Parliament.”

Democratist Nick Clegg concedes defeat:

No, Mr. Clegg. Absolute democracy is not a matter of course. It will be fought – and rightly so.

Over at NetRightDaily, Mr. Kevin Mooney praises the House of Lords, although committing some factual errors and inaccuracies.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Darkness in the Oil Kingdom

Today is the first day of total ban against the incandescent light bulb – save use and emptying stores of existing ones in this oil kingdom.

One of many measures to make more relevant the question why my grandfather and his generation risked their lives to expell the occupying forces 1940-1945.