1. So, the big news: I’ve put in my two weeks’ notice at work and will be starting a new job come October! This one will be fully remote, which is what I’ve been aiming at ever since I took up coding. I’m hoping it’ll be a bit more active, at least so that I’m … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Personal News, Some Black Humor, and Talking About the Queen at the ‘Everyman’
1. So, a seventy-year reign has ended, and the vast majority of people now alive in the Anglosphere get to experience what it's like to have a monarch who isn't Queen Elizabeth II. At least those lucky enough to still have a monarch. 2. Learned more about now-King Charles III (IV) in the past twenty-four … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Yep, Mostly Monarchy
Rather fitting that on Feast of the Nativity of the Queen of Heaven and Earth, the longest reigning Queen of England should pass away. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest … Continue reading The Queen is Dead. Long Live the King
Considering the time of year and that Victims of Liberalism day is tomorrow, here are a few suitable songs to get us in the mood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENO1WPYeMdY&ab_channel=God%2CKingandCountry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h89o8kzm4bQ&ab_channel=God%2CKingandCountry (Note the two badges of the Vendee: the Sacred Heart badge on the chest and the white cockade - symbol of Catholic monarchy - on the hat) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr4n4dJRjVU&ab_channel=AvePatria%21 … Continue reading Some Timely Music
Indeed, if there be not an excess of tyranny, it is more expedient to tolerate the milder tyranny for a while than to become involved in many perils more grievous than the tyranny itself by acting against the tyrant. For it may happen that those who act against the tyrant are unable to prevail and … Continue reading Words of the Saints: St. Thomas Aquinas on Tyranny
Cinco de Mayo from the Monarchical POV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrOiKn13r2g&ab_channel=TumblarHouse Apparently, Karl Marx called the effort to restore the Mexican Empire "One of the most monstrous enterprises in the annals of international history", so you know it had to have something going for it. In any case, it's one of the great 'might have beens' which, given … Continue reading Viva el Imperio!
It used to be the custom, in Catholic kingdoms, for the king to wash the feet of twelve poor men at the Mass of Our Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. Alas, the practice has now almost entirely disappeared, even in countries that still have a nominal king. The one quasi-exception, ironically enough, is England, where … Continue reading Washing the Feet
1. Yesterday was the anniversary of the martyrdom of King Louis XVI, so I made sure to go to Mass to ask his intercession, and that of all the royal saints, that we might have good leaders in Church and State. Or, failing that, at least leaders who aren't brain-dead swine. Appropriately enough, the first … Continue reading Flotsam: Of Kings, Clothes, and Inspiration
And the realistic version:"One federal judge without integrity is a majority."
1. I have barely looked at the news in weeks and have frankly been much happier for it. After all, I have no power to affect anything that is in the news, and it’s going to affect me I’ll find out about it sooner or later. Not to mention that most of it is either … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: In the News, Invisible Man, and Folk Song