Of Republics, Aristocracies and Monarchies

   Republics naturally oppose aristocracies and monarchies. The current staple of "power in a few trustworthy hands" practiced by a  state convention of baptist churches is monarchy in the making, e.g., a modern representation of the ancient "divine right of kings to rule as gods for God while on earth. The result is a sprawling aristocracy, devoid of public competition, a noble class with strikingly similar names and houses of lineage.

   Sadly, the sagging monarchy and inbred aristocracy must (try to) rule over a people who still think themselves a Republic. Republicans desire influence over their own assets, not unnaturally. If denied influence, by force, by intimidation, by trickery, Republicans will do now what they did in Rome. That is, move just outside the capitol city and raise an army for the purpose of retaking that capitol.

   Their desire to influence the resources they give puts the Republicans to conflict with the one or two who think they keep the bones of the Great War.Hence, the stout Republican faces the effete Aristocrat, who, too late, learns his once-and-never-allies now side with the Republicans, as the Old Warriors always intended.

   To denounce a jury is usually a poor way to obtain a favorable verdict. The Monarchy is now beset because it must attack its Republican guard to the face of its own constituents, supposedly to maintain the face of the Republic. If they fail to make the Opposition wrong, they show themselves wrong. If they succeed too well in defacing the Republicans and so the Republic, they assure their own defeat. In today's circumstances, defeat means doom, for the Other Opposition sits patiently, keeping to message.

   What to do? Dismantle the Monarchy. Disenfranchise the Aristocracy. Defend the Republic.

3 thoughts on “Of Republics, Aristocracies and Monarchies”

  1. While Monarchies are horribly efficient, Republics are horribly inefficient. How do we keep a happy medium between corruptible efficiency and overwhelming bureaucracy?

  2. I’m still getting thru Eugene Peterson, Lincoln and Roberts. Trying to pick up Plato will just make my head hurt… I’m assuming its his treatise “Republic.”

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