Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ask me again why I am a monarchist


These are the people who will choose the next Congress and the next President of the United States.

10 comments:

Fr. Theodore Phillips said...

Amen. Amen. Amen.

Ben said...

God Save the Tsar!

Alan Phipps said...

I'd be curious to hear your explanation as to why monarchism is superior? Granted, it doesn't have the same problems as does a democracy. But it seems like it may have pretty substantial problems of its own, particularly in this "day and age", does it not?

Also, a hypothetical: If America were to up and decide to become a monarchy tomorrow, who would be the monarch?

Thanks

John (Ad Orientem) said...

I suggest reading Democracy: The God That Failed. (http://www.riosmauricio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Hoppe_Democracy_The_God_That_Failed.pdf)

That aside the United States is not going to become a monarchy. I understand this. But purely for amusement the question of who would be king or queen should be based on legitimacy. To my mind the two strongest candidates would be Louis XX (Bourbon) of France by virtue of royalist France being the reason we gained our independence from Britain, or (IMHO the stronger candidate from a legitimist POV) Francis Duke of Bavaria and the legitimate (Jacobite) heir to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Jason said...

Hoppe's racist belief in "natural elites" is pretty disgusting thought. He also advocates the forcible removal of democrats and communists (whom he lumps together) from a society built on "libertarian" order. It's a tragedy that people take him seriously.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Hoppe doesn't use the term "natural elites" in a racist sense. I assume you have no problem with the fact that the Church has a hierarchy.

Democrats and communists are levelers. Any forward-thinking society would ban them.

Jason said...

To ban ideas is not the same as forcible removal, although in Hoppe's world one would follow the other. This is someone who uses the term "human trash." How is this compatible with Christian thought? Unless, of course, we are talking Catholic Ustase.

Indeed he is a racialist, and means a natural elite with European roots.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Nobody has a problem with South Africa being governed by Zulus or Arabs being governed by the House of Saud. European countries should likewise be run by Europeans. What is the problem with that?

There is plenty of undeniable human trash out there. They should be treated fairly and kept from harming others.

Jason said...

So Hoppe's vision for Europe as a quiltwork of monarchies ruled by their own natural elite, and remaining within their continental boundary, is the end work? I don't believe it, but how quaint.

And how does one treat "human trash" fairly, especially when using it in Hoppe's terms as describing certain groups of people? The very derogation of people in such a way leads to brutality.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

Jason
Your criticisms of Hoppe's racism is a fair point. But I think his overall criticisms of democracy still hold water. In any event, as I noted above, none of it is gong to happen. Eventually the American Republic will fall. We are already on the downward slide. But it won't be replaced by a monarchy.