Friday, June 19, 2015
The Future of Monarchy
I've been thinking a lot lately about the future of monarchy. The reigning monarchies of Europe are in a stable state (to one degree or another), but the abolished monarchies seem to have a rather dismal prognosis. Other than talk about a Romanian referendum on the restoration of their monarchy, what other abolished monarchy has a chance? I've said it before and I'll say it again: if the heads of abolished monarchies won't start to campaign for restorations, nothing will happen. Perhaps it's time for a charismatic person or two to found new monarchies? Perhaps monarchists should gather together in defensible areas of republics (for example republics with no or extremely distant histories of having belonged to a monarchy) and found their own kingdoms, keeping to themselves and hoping the world won't bother them too much. It's just an idea, but if Europe continues to kill itself culturally we just might find ourselves in a world much like the post Roman Empire, a world ripe for new monarchies to be formed.