Saturday, February 18, 2012
German president quits
In a development that cannot but give monarchists a certain slight grim satisfaction, German president Christian Wulff has resigned, unable to withstand the scandal surrounding a dubious home loan. The dreary politicians' republics that have replaced far too many of Europe's ancient monarchies are bland at the best of times, but it looks like Mr Wulff could have done with a little blandness. I call on the once-great German nation to take advantage of the opportunity presented by this unsurprising stain to the image of an institution that never should have been created and rally for the restoration of their ancient dynasties, whose current representatives are surely far more likely to provide impartial and honest leadership than politicians or those appointed by politicians. Long live Kaiser Georg Friedrich I and the heads of all the German royal, ducal, and princely houses!