|We return to 250-year old arguments.|
This post serves a dual purpose.
1. It's sort of a public reminder note for me which obligates me in front of you all to return to these public arguments.
2. It alerts you good people of the dust up that's going on. I like a crowd, after all.
"Rights of Englishmen" Obsession
Vox Day is once more bringing up the Rights of Englishmen, which I have addressed in detail here:
The "Rights of Englishmen" Series
Vox Day's post, The Magna Carta and Posterity, is his attempt at ramming home his mistaken perennial point that only English people descended from England are capable of cherishing and perpetuating the rights that stem from the Magna Carta. Never mind the fact that the Englishmen who became the first Americans argued, fought, bled, killed, and died for the idea that these self-evident rights were actually universal. John Adams said we are to be "a government of laws, not men."
I have entered the comments box for some salty discourse. We shall see what happens in the fullness of time.
Catholic Convert Writer Argues Against Monarchy
Back in 2014, an article was circulating that discussed the Dark Enlightenment--which, as we now know, would later morph into or fall under the designation "Intellectual Alternative Right."
"The Dark Enlightenment is an ideological analysis of modern democracy that harshly rejects the vision of the 18th century European Enlightenment—a period punctuated by the development of empirical science, the rise of humanist values and the first outburst of revolutionary democratic reform. In contrast, the Dark Enlightenment advocates an autocratic and neo-monarchical society. Its belief system is unapologetically reactionary, almost feudal."
So, as you know, I'm a big fan of promoting a Catholic Monarchy. The order that a traditional Catholic Monarch offers is quite substantial, once we stop to consider how insane this latest era of republics has become.
That being said, it is easy for me to forget that the path that led me to the conclusion for Catholic monarchy took some time and convincing. I was not fully on board with the idea at first. I never even considered it. The path that led me to this place took time in much the same manner that it took time to accept the legitimacy of the SSPX.
Yet, I could not help but be surprised when I read that the thoughtful and brilliant fiction writer, John C. Wright, appeared vehemently opposed to our growing movement of Catholic Monarchists, in his recent post: Unanswered Equality Challenge. But, to give him some leeway, it is likely that he has not given monarchy the benefit of the doubt. It is likely he has not read any arguments for that form of government with an open mind.
So, for my own personal intellectual growth and amusement, I shall accept his challenges. In the near future, I will examine his statements and arguments against Catholic monarchy. My expectation is that my stance will be bolstered and axioms added for this noble cause.