Author Archives: Mitre and Crown

King Charles the Martyr on Arbitrary Power

kcm172018For I can be content to recede much from My own Interests, and Personall Rights, of which I conceive My self to be Master; but in what concernes Truth, Justice, the Rights of the Church, and My Crown, together with the generall good of My Kingdomes; (all which I am bound to preserve as much as morally lies in Me;) here I am, and ever shall be fixt and resolute … I will rather chuse to wear a Crown of Thornes with My Saviour, then to exchange that of Gold (which is due to Me) for one of lead, whose embased flexiblenesse shall be forced to bend, and comply to the various, and oft contrary dictates of any Factions; when instead of Reason, and Publick concernments, they obtrude nothing but what makes for the interest of parties, and flowes from the partialities of private wills and passions. Continue reading

Book Review: The Other North America

bena1712018In order to understand Canada, it is essential to understand North America. The vast continent on which Canada and its neighbours stand is the geopolitical reality which has shaped our history. Settlement, ideological conflict, and the competition between British-Canadian and American expansion westward shaped the development of both cultures and institutions. This means that deep ties of heritage, culture, and political traditions continue to exist between the various regions of Canada and the United States. Our branch of global European civilization is continental in nature. Continue reading

Canada and the Geopolitics of Restoration

ndgp28122017In fact, Canada has always by necessity thought more geopolitically than its southern neighbour. This is to no small extent because of the proximity of said neighbour … Our whole policy from the American Rebellion, through the Imperial era, up until the turning focus on Pacific relations, has been forwarded with the fact of our continental neighbourhood in mind. … In this piece, we will consider Canada’s position as an opportunity.
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Whose Vision of ‘Canadian’ Identity?

fjg28122017 From that day onwards Canada was no longer to be perceived as consisting of two founding cultures, English and French, but as a mosaic of “equivalent ethnic fragments”. Note here that our policy of multiculturalism wasn’t just about its additive features, i.e. injecting some cultural spice into our foundational flavours, it also had a subtractive feature as well. Baked into the policy of multiculturalism was the minimization and eventual subtraction of our historical and foundational features in both our mythology and make-up going forward. Continue reading

The End of Democracy

fbmDemocracy is not just a political system. It is much more, and its nature approaches that of the gods if we consider with how much respect it is treated and with what devotion it is honored. The idolatrous character of democracy is clearly seen in the absolute refusal to question it in any way. Since the end of the last world war , the Western mentality has been as though traumatized by the experience of totalitarian and dictatorial regimes, in the face of which democracy has been presented as the unique means of safeguarding civilization and human dignity. Fundamental political criticism, the kind that questions political systems and their principles, is not applied to democracy, which is held as an essential good without which nothing is certain but chaos, oppression, and misery. Continue reading

The Northern Dawn Symposium

nds5417… we are pleased to announce that we are accepting submissions for the 1st Northern Dawn Symposium. The theme of this symposium is: Canada: Who Are We? … Northern Dawn has begun to detail a radical rethinking of what Canada represents in the 21st century. Unlike the liberal conception, this vision of Canada is tied into what it represented in 1867, and in 1776. Despite decades of rewritten history, Canada retains an institutional and historical memory of its true mission … The common theme of this symposium is the recovery of the true Canadian tradition and elaborating how it can inform our future. Continue reading

Anglo Retro-Culture and Western Revival

mwdftp1022017I tell you now that there will be no Cultural Counter-Revolution until the counter-revolutionaries choose to set themselves apart in the way they dress. Until we stridently adopt the traditional costume of the Anglo-Saxon peoples – the suit, blazer, sport coat, dress trouser and tie, as it happens – we will see no social improvement … They’re a tool of goodwill, commonweal, and social order. Continue reading

The Life and Times of a North American Monarchist

ml20122017Tom had arranged my speaking to a Secretary of State’s Open Forum at the State Department in June 1999 entitled “The Case for Monarchy” in Serbia. After my presentation Tom met with the US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, who stated, “Tom, we don’t do Kings”. Perhaps Canada would. I published two articles in The Voice of Canadian Serbs and twice addressed mass rallies in Toronto and Niagara Falls on “A King for Serbia”. In March of 2000 I was invited to present a paper at an international conference in Belgrade sponsored by the Institute of International Politics and Economics. The paper was entitled “The Effects of NATO Aggression on FR Yugoslavia”. Since Serbia had been declared a no-fly zone we were to travel from Budapest to Belgrade overland in a large black embassy vehicle which seemed to be an inviting target. Continue reading

The Meaning of Monarchy

1812017ndbIn Canada, one is hard-pressed to conceive of any form of nationalism that is not royalist to the core. Likewise, we ought not be surprised that those who seek to erase Canada’s ethnic foundations and political heritage also seek the destruction of its monarchic foundation. Yet for many Canadian defenders of the monarchy, arguments in its defence will fall back on cultural attachment, or perhaps personal admiration of Her Majesty. While these are unquestionably healthy sentiments, it is vital to understand the power of our monarchy as an incarnation of the realm, a symbol of those forces which have shaped our civilization. The monarchy is at once the state’s foundation stone, compass, and embodiment. Continue reading

Invitation to Monarchy

rac712017And so, after this interlude of well-meant but futile democracy of the modern sort, we should do well to return to the old kingship. Not that of the Renaissance autocracies, which was the debasement of sovereignty, but to the elder sort under which a real democracy was not only possible but well assured. There may be liberty under a right monarchy: there has come a sort of slavery under the democracies of the modern form where a political oligarchy and a money oligarchy, now in alliance, now in conflict, have brought about grave disorder, social chaos, and the negation of the free and the good life, under the forms of a free commonwealth founded on assumptions that are baseless biologically, philosophically, historically, and from the standpoint of plain commonsense. Continue reading