Saturday, 14 May 2011

Stray monarchist thoughts


Monarchies were better than the regimes which replaced them in: Libya, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, Iran, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Spain, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Albania, etc etc. Had the Austrian, German, Russian and Ottoman monarchies survived the world would have been a much happier place.

A republic which is a dictatorship is inherently illegitimate whereas a monarchy even one like the recent dynasties in the Middle East and Afghanistan is in Mark Steyn's words it's own ideology. 

George Washington and the American revolutionaries and Osama bin Ladin and Al Qaeda were all bold bad men whose plots led to countless deaths. Who killed most  people?

On 8 March 2008, Queen Elizabeth II overtook King Henry III (20,484 days) to become our third longest-reigning monarch. On Thursday our present Queen's reign has surpassed  King George III. Just one to beat now.  

Elizabeth II's reign was the greatest period in British history in thousands of ways: unexampled prosperity; peace in Europe. The British have never had it so good. 

Also a calamitous 60 years when we gave away our country, lost our religion, decided abortion and divorce on demand were progress.  Who to blame for this? The English were lions led by donkeys? The donkeys being the dons and the intellectuals and the old Tory ruling class? Or maybe we should blame the English people? Perhaps the truth is we are not a conservative country. Or "Maybe we shall rise the last as Frenchmen rose the first/Our wrath come after Russia's wrath and our wrath be the worst...."

In any case none can blame the poor dear Queen who must lament so much that she presided or rather reigned over. 

1 comment:

  1. hear! hear! Long live Elizabeth!!!