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Old NPR Interview on Monarchy
« on: December 20, 2010, 03:40:21 PM »
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    January 9, 1991 from MORNING EDITION

    BOB EDWARDS, host: For as long as he can remember, Randall Dicks has been fascinated with royalty.

    RANDALL DICKS (MONARCHIST): I think I wrote my first letters to royalty when I was about eight years old.

    EDWARDS: To whom?

    DICKS: Queen Elizabeth. And the Austrian imperial family, soon afterward. I first met Arch Duke Otto of Austria when I was 10 years old.

    EDWARDS: Randall Dicks is now 40 years old and a lawyer in Pittsburgh. He

    also is governor of the Constantian Society and editor of its newsletter called the Constantian.

    DICKS: Our name comes from the Latin word constantia, which means stability, which is one of the advantages which we think monarchy offers.

    EDWARDS: What is the fascination with monarchy?

    DICKS: Well, it's not a fascination that's exclusive to us; it's something that's very much alive in any republic. We happen to believe in monarchy as a political system, and we think that it has definite advantages to offer for many national situations.

    EDWARDS: Well, for example?

    DICKS: Well, for example, in the countries of Eastern Europe. We think that a return to a monarchy in some of those countries might offer a very good solution in these post-Communist times.

    EDWARDS: A lot of those countries had monarchy when the Iron Curtain came down, but I don't see a rush to restore it now that they have freedom.

    DICKS: Well, perhaps not a rush, but there is a very definite interest in most of those countries. Romania is certainly a good example. The king has been able to return for just a few hours, but there's also considerable interest in Bulgaria, where the former king, Simion II, has been interviewed quite widely in the press and on Bulgarian television. And there's a very real interest in him. Even in tiny Montenegro, there's interest in its one-time monarchy.

    EDWARDS: But isn't monarchy passe? I mean, the monarchies have been shrinking throughout the world since--What?--1776?

    DICKS: Oh, I don't know about that. I don't know that any form of government belongs to any time period or another. As Arch Duke Otto of Austria said, you have to recognize that certain forms of government have a permanent value. It may be more in the forefront at one period of time or another, but I think they're very much alive. In 10 of the countries of Europe today, there are thriving monarchies. Japan is a monarchy. There are nearly four dozen monarchies throughout the world.

    EDWARDS: Four dozen in contrast to hundreds once upon a time.

    DICKS: Well, of course, some of the--many of those countries have divided and become much smaller than they once were. I don't think that numbers are a good indication of which types of governments are on the upswing and which are on the decline.

    EDWARDS: Now, you're in contact with quite a few of these people?

    DICKS: Yes.

    EDWARDS: The czar's descendants, for example.

    DICKS: Yes.

    EDWARDS: Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia. Dicks: Yes.

    EDWARDS: The emperor of Vietnam.

    DICKS: Yes.

    EDWARDS: You must get invited to some swell parties.

    DICKS: Well, if I were able to travel a little bit more, maybe I would. Not too much happens in Pittsburgh though.

    EDWARDS: Randall Dicks is editor of the newsletter called The Constantian. It's published four to six times a year and goes out to about 500 subscribers. The current issue features a cover photo of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain.

    This is NPR's Morning Edition. I'm Bob Edwards.

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    Old NPR Interview on Monarchy
    « Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010, 04:16:17 PM »
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  • Stevus, are you going monarchist on us?

    I went through a monarchist phase about six years ago. I was inspired to it by reading Salvador Dali's comments on the monarchy and the Church and from reading Robert K. Massie's classic Nicholas and Alexandra.

    Also, I fell in love with all four of the Czar's daughters. It's easy to obey a princess when she looks like this:

    On top of that, I've always had a Middle Ages obsession/fetish, so monarchy is a natural preference for me.

    I lost interest in monarchy when I realistically assessed all of the current monarchs and realized that almost none of them would be any better leaders than the gaggle of elected blowhards and charlatans that we have now. If our current world economic system and/or lame excuse for a civilization ever collapses, though, we could definitely see a return to feudalism and the days of lords and earls.
    St. Jude, who, disregarding the threats of the impious, courageously preached the doctrine of Christ,
    pray for us.

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    Old NPR Interview on Monarchy
    « Reply #2 on: December 22, 2010, 09:33:30 PM »
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  • Why settle for a bastard like Carlos, a bitch like Elizabeth,  or a hu###less coward like Otto? We want a REAL Catholic Monarchy! We want a man who will bow down to Christ his King, bend the necks of his subjects under His yoke, hang high the "criminals", and teach his children to do the same.

    Im sure the men who will do so are out there. Most of the men that God will choose for the job will not be from the modern aristocracy, but from the other classes and minor nobility. King David was a shepherd before becoming king, Rodrigo El Cid was a minor noble, Konishi Yukinaga was born a merchant's son before becoming a samurai general, Gabriel Garcia Moreno was from a family of businessmen, and the Judges of Israel from Joshua onward all came from the lower classes (even bandits in one case!). If those who have inherited the duty to defend the Church and the Catholic Social Order choose to not do so, then God will give their crowns to those who will, and He will raise up His servants from the dust of the earth to put the negligent and the treacherous to shame, for "He useth the small to confound the mighty".

    I have no faith in all but a few of the aristocrats living today, but I have taken to heart what Our Lady of LaSallete had said... "The new kings will be the right arm of the Church."  I am pretty sure that she was NOT talking about presidents. The prophecies saying the Great Monarch will uproot ALL republics is not too supportive of democratic reform either. So I'll just wait and be patient until God makes His move and places His Knights on the board.

    The peacocks should exit the stage and fold their hands as soon as possible if they know what's healthy for them.
    "Louvada Siesa O' Sanctisimo Sacramento!"~warcry of the Amakusa/Shimabara rebels

    "We must risk something for God!"~Hernan Cortes


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    Old NPR Interview on Monarchy
    « Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 02:37:25 PM »
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  • some think Otto was originally the Great Monarch but as God heard repentance, Otto followed another path and no Antichrist born...

    Otto's yonger brother, the one in MExico sounds more plausible for Throne of Austria, and he, unlike Otto, has not renounced his birthright...

    Maria, btw, was a pretty girl.....

    Carlos lied his way to throne, is a liberal NWO and EII? She is NWO too and holds a Catholic throne illigitmately, as Pius V Bull still in effect far as I can gleen....
    Proud "European American" and prouder, still, Catholic


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