Saturday, November 23, 2013
Geeks for Monarchy
I don't endorse everything described herein, but it's interesting to see that monarchist ideas are being entertained even in the technology world, showing that one can coherently admire aspects of modernity like the internet (including Facebook) and antibiotics while still believing that politically, Western Civilisation took a horribly wrong turn in the late 18th century, and then another even worse one in the early 20th. It's odd that the progressive opponent quoted uses the relative stability of Britain over the past 300 years as his argument against reactionaries, when Britain is one of the few countries that (since 1660) has kept its Monarchy, and retained a largely hereditary upper house (politically powerful until 1911) of the legislature until 1999. Hardly proof that reactionaries are wrong to oppose the French Revolution!