Monarchy Forum
Sign up Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 4 of 4      Prev   1   2   3   4
BaronVonServers

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 11,993
Reply with quote  #46 
Let them publish.
Just treat them with the disdain they deserve.


__________________
"In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas"

I am NOT an authorized representative of my Government.

Learn more about the Dominion of British West Florida at http://dbwf.net
Ivan_IV

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 74
Reply with quote  #47 

Quote:
Originally Posted by BaronVonServers
Let them publish.
Just treat them with the disdain they deserve.

I will omit the author of this quote so people can just accept it for it's meaning alone. This sums up how I feel about the subject.

"Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas."

Ideas, published works, etc. have power insomuch as they can influence the common citizenry which as Monarchists we should fight to prevent this at every turn so as to preserve the present monarchies and their prestige. Never should we let any monarch be besmirched or publically humiliated by a bunch of malcontents who know how to spell. I say censor the authors and destroy their manuscripts, there will be no loss, it's merely tabloid-esque trash.


__________________
Reactionary Extraordinaire.

"God has seen your tears and heard your prayers."-Grigori Rasputin.
BaronVonServers

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 11,993
Reply with quote  #48 
If the ideas are good, they are not our enemies, if they are evil that will best shown in the light of of day.

If the monarchy needs to hide from the truth, it needs reform.
If all the enemy has is lies, expose them, do not let them fester in darkness.

I say hold them to the pillory of public ridicule, the works destroy their own authors.


__________________
"In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas"

I am NOT an authorized representative of my Government.

Learn more about the Dominion of British West Florida at http://dbwf.net
jovan66102

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 2,580
Reply with quote  #49 
I have mixed feelings on the matter. On the one hand, I would like to agree with the Baron. On the other, I am an historian and I know well how the evil ideas leading to 1789 were not disarmed by exposing them to the light of day.

It is true the monarchy need reforming and the cahiers reflected the fact. The King was perfectly willing for the Estates to enact those reforms, as well, but the evil ideas of the revolutionaries, based on lies, still carried the day.


__________________
'Monarchy can easily be ‘debunked;' but watch the faces, mark the accents of the debunkers. These are the men whose tap-root in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire equality, they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.' C.S. Lewis God save Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, etc.! Vive le Très haut, très puissant et très excellent Prince, Louis XX, Par la grâce de Dieu, Roi de France et de Navarre, Roi Très-chrétien!
BaronVonServers

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 11,993
Reply with quote  #50 
And who were the ones holding the ideas of the revolutionaries to the pillory of public ridicule in 1789? 

__________________
"In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas"

I am NOT an authorized representative of my Government.

Learn more about the Dominion of British West Florida at http://dbwf.net
royalcello

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 6,830
Reply with quote  #51 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BaronVonServers
And who were the ones holding the ideas of the revolutionaries to the pillory of public ridicule in 1789? 


Empress Maria Theresa (1717-1780) had, though I'm not sure how public her comments were:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Empress Maria Theresa
Nothing is more pleasant, nothing more suitable to flatter our egos as a freedom without restrictions. "Freedom" is the word with which our enlightened century wants to replace religion. One condemns the whole past as a time of ignorance and prejudice, while knowing nothing of that past and very little of the present. If I could see these so-called enlightened figures, these philosophes, more fortunate in their work and happier in their private lives, then I would accuse myself of bias, pride, prepossession, and obstinacy for not adjusting to them. But unfortunately daily experience teaches me the opposite. No one is weaker, no one more spiritless than these strong spirits; no one more servile, no one more despairing at the least misfortune as they. They are bad fathers, sons, husbands, ministers, generals, and citizens. And why? Because they lack substance. All of their philosophy, all of their axioms are conceived only in their egotism; the slightest disappointment crushes them beyond hope, with no resources to fall back upon.



BaronVonServers

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 11,993
Reply with quote  #52 
Almost no one seems to have taken them publicly to task.

I find it rather sad that no Englishman seems to have until after the 'unpleasantness' was already unleashed.   The Americans fanned the flames, yet no loyal subject fetched water.....


__________________
"In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas"

I am NOT an authorized representative of my Government.

Learn more about the Dominion of British West Florida at http://dbwf.net
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.