Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ranavalona III

Wikipedia's helpful anniversary feature informed me that today is the 115th anniversary of the deposition of the last Queen of Madagascar, Ranavalona III (1861-1917) by French republican colonial forces. European colonialism may be sometimes unfairly maligned by the Left, but it can be criticised from a traditionalist perspective as well. Certainly between a European republic and an African monarchy I would side with the African monarchy. French royalists never should have lifted a finger for the colonial ambitions of their various illegitimate governments since 1870, since republics have no right to have colonies. If there must be republics, let them mind their own business. If there must be imperialism, leave it to countries who can do it properly, with actual emperors.

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