One of the problems with defenders of monarchy today, of which I am one, is that they will defend monarchy at times and at places where maybe a defense is not needed. While I am a passionate monarchist, I realize that a sudden call to all the “rightist” nations of the world to go to monarchy may not be the best move–at least not now.
For example, many Tsarists think that suddenly putting a descendant of the Romanovs on the Russian throne is a good idea. I am not so sure. Putin is doing a good job and is keeping the oligarchs and the Western leaders at bay. To remove him would likely weaken Russia and expose her to outside (likely financial) attack. Many advocate–at least for the present–a form of constitutional monarchy. I’m iffy on that. While constitutional monarchy is definitional superior to secular democracy, today’s constitutional monarchs are little different than puppets of the oligarchs of a nation. Of course, it cannot be denied that the ceremonial role of the constitutional monarch exercises a powerful, even spiritual, positive influence on the people–and that’s definitely worth looking into.
So what do we make of monarchy and politics in the future?
- Political governments naturally flow from the spiritual level of the people. This is another way of saying “God gives us the rulers we deserve.” More specifically, rulership is organic. The more stable of governments naturally flow from the ethnic and cultural makeup of a people.
- This means there are distinctions (or differences) between the ethnos, the nation, and the state. I consider the state a relatively recent phenomenon. That does not mean that upon looking at medieval Ireland, you will not find a distinct Irish people with relatively Irish geographical borders. This is perhaps the precursor to the modern state, but it is a far cry from the 19th century statist ideal.
- However, and this is where it gets difficult, in putting the brakes on overeager monarchists, this does not mean I endorse a republican form of government. I am not opposed to representative government on some local scale, and indeed believe that to be inevitable. I reject the institutionalization of representative government we see today, and the consequences thereof: control by big media, big money, and the oligarchs.
- So, in not accepting monarchy at this particular moment (yet remaining a monarchist), and yet rejecting representative government as “polite gangsterism,” what do I propose? Said another way, “What does an ethno-nationalist society look like?” That is what this blog will try to answer.