A King for Georgia?

Gerald Warner in the Telegraph suggests that a restoration of their ancient monarchy may be the way to definitively show their separateness from Russia, seems not a bad idea to me, especially if it means the ousting of that oaf Saakashvilli!

Mr Warner seems to be thinking of a King Juan Carlos situation, myself, I would hope any restoration of monarchy would be a genuine restoration of political power and influence to a king, not some excuse for glorified tourist tat!

The Catholicos of the Georgian Church, Ilia II has suggested a restoration of the monarchy, causing debate among the various parties in the Georgian Parliament.

The problem with most ‘Constitutional Monarchs’, is that they are in fact, not very ‘constitutional’ at all, they are absent monarchs or plastic monarchs. Kings and queens without power sidelined by bitter republicans who resent the symbolism they represent. Too many monarchs are imprisoned, imprisoned at the politicians pleasure, with the Sword of Damocles hanging over them, the slime ball politicos ready and waiting for an excuse to abolish that monarchy.

What I would like to see, is a King of Georgia with powers similar to those the Princes of Monaco and Lichtenstein wield, that to me is a proper constitutional monarchy, one where the monarch works as part of the constitution, not as a fancy decoration.

I hope that Georgia can use this defeat to right itself, to restore it’s rightful king and depose that American stooge Saakashvilli, then perhaps it can seek friendship with Holy Mother Russia and the wounds opened over the past few decades and the war fought over the last fortnight can be consigned to memory.

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Perfidious America

‘The US is financially bankrupt, with budget and trade deficits that exceed the combined deficits of the rest of the world together. The dollar has wilted. The American consumer market is dying from the offshoring of American jobs and, thereby, incomes, and from the wealth effect of the real estate and derivatives collapses. The US has nothing to offer Europe. Indeed, American economic decline is killing European exports by driving up the value of the euro.

America long ago lost the moral high ground. Hypocrisy has become America’s best known hallmark. Bush, the invader of Afghanistan and Iraq on the basis of lies and deception, thunders at Russia for coming to the defense of its peacekeepers and Russian citizens in South Ossetia. Bush who ripped Kosovo out of Serbia’s heart and handed it to the Muslims, has taken an adamant stand against other separatist movements, especially the South Ossetians who wish to be part of the Russian Federation.’

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Wars in the East

I have been following the mini-war in Georgia over the past week and what seems strange to me is the virulent hatred of Russia that is still quite apparent in those United States and Britain.

Even though they ‘won’ the cold war, even though Russia was broken and humiliated, it seems that it is not good enough for the ‘west’, it seems some want Russia to be dismembered and destroyed.

Russia has come a long way since 1991, it has rejected most of it’s communist past, it has recognised privacy and the right to own land, it has restored many of the privileges of the Russian Orthodox church and seems to be trying to restore parts of pre-revolutionary Russia, not Bolshevik Russia.

In many ways Russians are probably more free then they have been since 1914, in fact they are considerably more free then we in the so called ‘free West’, they can own guns, they can keep most of their income, they can write and travel and argue, they can have opinions, unlike us, who must whisper our thoughts and opinions in secret so not to arouse the wrath of our governments.

It is always a pity when two Christian peoples can’t find another way to disagree other then war, it is always the worst option, always a stain on Christendom, however, it does seem that those United States have an interest in testing Holy Mother Russia, they seem to be intent on keeping Russia down, and their puppet, Saakashvilli seems to have believed, too much the earnest whispers of support from the American administration, and he has made a mistake that may cost him his office. Once again, those United States have proved themselves as perfidious and untrustworthy as Albion!

I hope that this war does not go much further, I’m especially disturbed by the American sabre rattling, but it is unlikely that this sabre rattling can become anything more than that as the Americans are tied down in Mesopotamia and Afghanistan as well as the hundreds of other bases throughout the world and the upcoming bankruptcy of that nation!

Let us hope the war is over soon and an equitable peace is established.