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MozartBoy

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continues today.  The historical inaccuracies of this song are astounding:



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I can't believe I just watched that whole thing.  What rot!

I'm always amazed at the persistence of the irrational myth that:
having a king=being told what to do all the time
having a president=doing what you want

As I once said to Jim, who quite enjoyed the comment, "why, just this morning, Queen Elizabeth was telling a woman in Leeds what to have for breakfast!"
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This kind of stuff makes me pretty angry, it's absurd and unhistorical, because the War was started by Britain, rite?

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I thought it was pretty funny. It certainly wasn't good music, but I enjoyed it as it was quite amusing and clever. Wrong, yes, but still amusing and clever. Lighten up a little, monarchist people, of whom I have amply proved myself to be one.

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You're not the one who has to live with the consequences of what the song celebrates...

(though neither does TheRoyalist except indirectly)
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I remember this video, as well as dozens of other "School Rock" videos from the 1970s (you can tell the period in this video with the folk music). They used to be played in between children cartoon shows among the other commercials. I guess another generation is getting the chance to discover this, but it's a little too late for me to get angry about it. Probably less controversial issues dealt with in other videos are on grammar like "Conjunction junction, what's your function," or ones on government like "How a bill becomes a law."

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You're not the one who has to live with the consequences of what the song celebrates...

(though neither does TheRoyalist except indirectly)

If the 13 Colonies wouldn't have independized then it's very improbable that the Spanish colonies would have pressed for Independence

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'I see no reason that we should celebrate men who were traitors to their God and their King.'
-Jovan-Marya Weismiller

"I don't give a damn if you belittle republican democracy, profit at expense of the nation, or deceive the people. But i wont allow you to soil the Kaiser's dignity with your filthy, feces filled tongue.
I've neither served nor rebelled against a Kaiser who would be insulted by the likes of you!."
-Oskar von Reuental
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This is from the 1970s, people! Hardly a present-day video.

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Ah, good times! I saw this video about a bazillion times when I was a little kid.

What's amusing about this video, particularly through the (highly jaded) eyes of adulthood, is how far this country has sunk in just 25 years (to say nothing of the descent from the Founding).

Our ancestors revolted over a 2.5% stamp tax, and now we, like sheep, roll over and pay 35%, 45%, 50% & more--- without a whimper---and King Obama wants more!

We should have stuck with England.
 
Please look at this comment. Please note the pro-libertarian leanings of it. Please note that libertarianism is obviously incompatible with monarchism.

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"Independized "? Oh well, there's a new word every day. As someone who has been a sincere monarchist for longer than most of you have been alive, this cartoon is just funny, and nothing to worry about. It rather reminds me of Dickens's similarly cartoonish A Child's History of England, which we had no copy of in our house but I would make a bee-line for as soon as we arrived at that of my favourite aunt and uncle (the uncle is since dead, but the aunt will be 80 on Saturday). I memorised that book before I was in double figures, and dreadful as it was it led me on to better things.

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Our ancestors revolted over a 2.5% stamp tax, and now we, like sheep, roll over and pay 35%, 45%, 50% & more--- without a whimper---and King Obama wants more!

We should have stuck with England.
 
Please look at this comment. Please note the pro-libertarian leanings of it. Please note that libertarianism is obviously incompatible with monarchism.


"Obviously"?  How so?

That would be news to Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, and Jørn K. Baltzersen.

(FYI: I am not a libertarian)
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Please look at this comment. Please note the pro-libertarian leanings of it. Please note that libertarianism is obviously incompatible with monarchism.

Why's That?, even if i wouldnt call myself a complete libertarian, i do hold several Libertarian ideas
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"Independized "? Oh well, there's a new word every day.

I directly translated "Independizado" from Spanish to English, my bad

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'I see no reason that we should celebrate men who were traitors to their God and their King.'
-Jovan-Marya Weismiller

"I don't give a damn if you belittle republican democracy, profit at expense of the nation, or deceive the people. But i wont allow you to soil the Kaiser's dignity with your filthy, feces filled tongue.
I've neither served nor rebelled against a Kaiser who would be insulted by the likes of you!."
-Oskar von Reuental
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This is from the 1970s, people! Hardly a present-day video.

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Ah, good times! I saw this video about a bazillion times when I was a little kid.

What's amusing about this video, particularly through the (highly jaded) eyes of adulthood, is how far this country has sunk in just 25 years (to say nothing of the descent from the Founding).

Our ancestors revolted over a 2.5% stamp tax, and now we, like sheep, roll over and pay 35%, 45%, 50% & more--- without a whimper---and King Obama wants more!

We should have stuck with England.
 
Please look at this comment. Please note the pro-libertarian leanings of it. Please note that libertarianism is obviously incompatible with monarchism.


the only thing incompatible with monarchism is republicanism.

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That depends on the meaning (and that often on the context) of 'republicanism'.

The English Republic (by Thomas Smith) was written to describe how Elizabethan England worked.  In the Old Days, a Republic was a 'Mixed Government' based on Public Laws (Res Publica)....

If one wished, one could probably find a 'Crowned' example of almost any form of governance.....




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That depends on the meaning (and that often on the context) of 'republicanism'.

The English Republic (by Thomas Smith) was written to describe how Elizabethan England worked.  In the Old Days, a Republic was a 'Mixed Government' based on Public Laws (Res Publica)....

If one wished, one could probably find a 'Crowned' example of almost any form of governance.....





North Korea's even trying it with communism....

I rephrase.  The only thing incompatible with monarchism is anti-monarchism.  Which is kind of a non-statement.

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The only inaccuracy I see is the use of the 1801 Union Jack.


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