This is a blog about monarchs, monarchism and monarchists by a monarchist. I cover royal history, which I have an interest in, looking at good times and bad. My goal is to aid in some small way in shoring up support for existing monarchies and restoring those which have been destroyed. I am a pan-monarchist, which means I do not focus on one country or one royal family or one monarchial tradition alone but on the world-wide monarchist cause. That is to say, I hope to foster support for what sociologists call “traditional authority” everywhere in the world. That includes supporting traditional figures in government and traditional values in society. For the vast majority of peoples throughout the world these traditional values are largely the same. I have very strong religious opinions (which I think are obvious to most people) but this is not a religious blog, it is a monarchist blog and I will and have discussed monarchs and monarchial traditions from any and all religious backgrounds. Just because I choose not to preach does not mean I consider the issue inconsequential. When it comes to religion, I will say that I consider almost any religion better than none at all since, again, the vast majority have the same basic social values in common and the vast majority support the same basic form of government, which is monarchy.

In similar fashion, because this is the blog of a pan-monarchist, I will refrain from openly taking sides in major dynastic disputes. Again, that does not mean I have no opinion or preference in most such cases but because I hope to unite monarchists rather than divide them. In France, for example, the monarchist cause has long been bitterly divided between the supporters of the “Legitimists”, “Orleanists” and “Bonapartists”. There is one which I consider right and always will. However, I would consider any of them a vast improvement over the revolutionary republic and abhor the manner in which the republic has endured by default because monarchists failed to come together for the good of their country and countrymen. My most basic definition of a monarchist is quite simple: you support monarchy and oppose republics. That means I do not and will not undermine any existing royal houses because in every case the only current alternative would be a republic rather than some other royal house or genealogical line. Anyone who would wish to undermine any existing monarchy for any reason whatsoever may pass their time elsewhere. Anyone who would seek to pursue their personal preference rather than remaining loyal to legal and legitimate sovereigns is a republican at heart and may do the same.

This blog, and blogger, is proudly reactionary and counterrevolutionary. I support that which strengthens monarchy and traditional values and oppose that which weakens them. However, I also strive to be practical and realistic and that means never sacrificing a preferable present in the hope of a totally perfect future. I support monarchs having actual powers and more than mere symbolic authority but I will support and defend even the most purely ceremonial monarchies as preferable to an outright republic since there is at least a root from which the tree can be restored. No matter how stripped down and muzzled, any monarchy at all provides more to work with than a republic for history has largely proven the last German Kaiser correct when he said, “Monarchy is like virginity, once lost, you can never get it back”. That is not always true, but in the vast majority of cases it is and that is why a republic is a calamity that is to be avoided at all costs and I will defend even the smallest nub of an existing monarchy rather than giving up on it in the na├»ve hope that something better can come from the triumph of republicanism. I believe monarchists must be resolute, determined and loyal to the death, whether in good times or bad.

Readers should also be forewarned that this blog will contain occasional humor, satire, sarcasm, irreverence toward politicians and other items that may offend people of a sensitive nature or people who live in Kansas. This blog will also occasionally contain “Off Topic” articles as my interest moves me. This is not a constitutional monarchy but an absolute autocracy and I will run my blog as I see fit. Questioning or complaining about what I choose to do or post on my blog will get you exactly nowhere. Comments are welcome but they should relate to the post to which they are attached, include no insulting language and no efforts to be argumentative just for the sake of an argument. All comments are subject to review and any potential trouble-makers should be advised (because most are not too bright) that it is not smart to pick a fight with a blogger on his own blog as he will always get the last word. This blog is primarily a personal outlet, if anyone is converted to the path of monarchy, to the sacred cause of traditional authority, by reading these pages then I am pleased. If you don’t like it, don’t read it -it’s that simple.

If you think you can handle all of that, you are most welcome.

I am,
The Mad Monarchist
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