In the context of a Facebook discussion on Salazar (of whom I, unlike some of my right-wing friends, am not a fan), which ended up also encompassing various other topics as diverse as Game of Thrones and hypothetical monarchs of the United States, I wrote the following comment, which I'd like to also share here:
"1918 was really The End in a lot of ways. That's one reason why the
hysterical rhetoric of some conservative Christians these days about
Obama or whatever leaves me cold.
It's largely The British Monarchy
that keeps me from losing all interest in our present time.
Reactionaries who think exclusively in Continental terms tend to look
down on sentimental Windsor loyalist Anglophiles like me, but at least
we can cling to something that in spite of everything is still around."