The roots of revolutionary republicanism run deep. Like a plague engulfing the world they have spread their poison from one outbreak to infect nations across the globe and each out break can be traced back to a point of origin that itself can be traced back over vast amounts of time and distance. The most recent outbreak that has infected modern times and continues to spread its poison around the world began in Russia with the overthrow of the Russian Empire by the Bolsheviks and the subsequent creation of the Soviet Union.
One of the first major mistakes people make is to assume that communism and socialism are two different things when in fact they are both simply different stages in the evolution of the revolutionary program. Not everyone might be aware of just how communist many countries today, even monarchies, are which claim to be “merely” socialist rather than communists. How many are aware that it was the Bolsheviks who first legalized homosexuality and gay “marriage”? The supposedly tame socialist parties have been pushing this same agenda across Europe in many monarchies. It was also the Bolsheviks who first pledged to “liberate” women from their traditional roles of being wives and mothers. Sound familiar? They have always been the avowed enemies of tradition; particularly traditional authority as represented by monarchy and religion. And, they are internationalists.
From Soviet Russia and the regicide of Tsar Nicholas II the Bolsheviks spread into Mongolia and saw the overthrow of the Bogd Khan. Next, China, where even though the monarchy had been officially gone for several years it was a communist warlord who expelled the last Emperor from the Forbidden City in 1924. After World War II the communists had their big chance and extended their rule on all fronts which meant the end of the Kings of Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Albania as well as the consolidation of communist rule in China. They took northern Korea, overthrew the last Emperor of Vietnam and eventually expanded across the whole of that country as well as Laos, Cambodia, Angola, Mozambique and Cuba.
However, if anyone thinks that the end of the “Cold War” meant the end of the communist threat they are sorely mistaken. Their campaign continues to this day, and often successfully, under the guise of the many socialist governments that hold power across a far more vast collection of nations that the communist Soviets or Maoists ever could. They have pushed the same agenda everywhere and it all points in the same revolutionary direction; redistribution of wealth which is inherently at odds with the very principle of a hierarchical society and inherited rights. Even in socialist societies that have retained their monarchies they have been reduced to powerless figureheads, still of symbolic importance and even then the efforts to remove them never cease. That is because each side represents something inherently in conflict with the other. As the socialists push their agenda traditional values are destroyed, the monarch is made powerless, respect for the monarchy is reduced further and further until they are removed altogether. This is why there is no country in the world in which monarchists can afford to be complacent no matter how outwardly stable things seem to be.