Marxists to the left of me and monarchists to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you…
That’s my version of this little ditty (below):
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you American conservative. We got Marxists to the left and monarchists to right. Well, actually, I am in that group to the right of you as well my American conservative friend. However, I hope to be able to convince you over to my side. Lord knows you won’t be joining the likes of the progressive Marxists. So it’s just the two of us over here in the lonely right wing.
We agree on so many things, like traditional family values, being against multiculturalism, against feminism, for free markets, but as soon as I mention I want to bring about the return of kings, you turn against me. What’s up with that dawg?
I know. You are a proud American and Americans are very fond of the Founding Fathers (who were not too keen on democracy either I might add). Often, there is a sense of denial when I say that the USA is a democracy. You often reply, “It’s a constitutional republic!” Is it? or was it? Perhaps at one time in our short history you could consider the US a constitutional republic, but that is no longer the case. How did that constitutional republic hold up? Well, I would say it did quite poorly, wouldn’t you? Heck, even in the beginning the Constitution was violated. No longer are Americans free. They live under the tyranny of bureaucracy and ennearchy. In retrospect, taxes on tea and stamps don’t look that bad compared to current tax laws, now do they?
Heck, most of the time when you say you want a republic, I often wonder if you even know what you mean by such a statement. What do you think a republic looks like?
We seek a healthy society where people are free. I know you love your liberty. Believe it or not, you can be free without voting and without your Republic. Democracy is not freedom. We both know this. We seek societies that are lawful and orderly because that is the environment in which liberty will flourish most. However, monarchy is not tyranny. While we can get into debate over the virtues of the Enlightenment period at a later date, do you honestly believe the kings would stand for such philosophical musings if they were truly tyrannical?
Let’s dispel some common myths about monarchy. Overall, there were less laws. The taxes were much lower. And believe it or not, kings were actually held accountable to the courts (which is more than we can say about bureaucrats).
I can tell that the spirit of reaction lives deep within you though. I know nearly every Tea Partier chubs at the thought of a collapsed US currency in order to bring about the much needed progressive purge. Revolution! Wait a second… More like Counter-Revolution! You are not true revolutionaries like those vile left-wingers who seek only to bring about more entropy in their nihilistic march of progress to the bottom. You seek to overthrow an illegitimate order. Ultimately, I know that you American conservatives want to bring back 1776 style government. That is a noble goal and how can anyone blame you. It would be leaps and bounds better than the current state of affairs. However, you 76ers are the junior varsity of reaction. Why go back to 1776? We see where it has taken us. To repeat it all over would be madness. Perhaps, you should reconsider 1776. So, what do you say my American conservative friend?