Saturday, June 02, 2012

Her presence unites us

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has now reigned for 60 years. They have been decades of change, agitation and decline, not least in the great institutions of state - Parliament, Church and Monarchy itself. But through it all, the Queen has been a constant: a shield against extremes and revolution; an anchor in a sea of relativity; a rock of faith. She has preserved and protected, guarded and sustained, guided and inspired. Not because she is Queen, but because she is wise, discerning and faithful.

No other leader on the planet has survived through such a prolonged period of social, political and economic transformation. She has seen the family fracture, politics debased, and sterling decline. Through the policies of her 12 prime ministers, the foundations have been chipped away and the fabric frayed. But still she reigns, albeit as a citizen of the European Union subject to the judgments and rulings of superior courts.

She reigns, but she is no longer sovereign. In this treasoness negation, she has been poorly advised by her ministers, coerced by her Privy Council, and betrayed by parasitic politicians. Over 60 years of manipulation and intrigue, the institution of which she is Head has lost its magic; the institution of which she is Supreme Governor has misplaced its authority. We now lack an institutional framework, a systematic theology, a unifying moral code around which society might coalesce. There has never, of course, been an era when orthodoxy enjoyed a monopoly of popular loyalty, except in the national consciousness which is peppered with myth and sentiment. But never in our nation's history has there been such a period of sustained immigration through an active state policy of multiculturalism, resulting in an irreducible plurality and a fragmented community of disparate communities.

But it is her presence which unites us. The Church’s Supreme Governor is also the Head of State, and by virtue of being so, she is obliged to exercise her public outward government in a manner which accords with the private welfare of her subjects – of whatever creed, ethnicity, sexuality or political philosophy. Queen Elizabeth II may no longer be sovereign, but she reigns in the hearts of her people.

God Save the Queen! Long Live the Queen!


Blogger Tony B said...

Can I vomit now?

2 June 2012 at 10:56  
Blogger non mouse said...

Thank you, Your Grace. Spot on.

Vivat, and:

2. O Lord our God arise
Scatter her enemies
And make them fall
Confound their politics
Frustrate their knavish tricks
On Thee our hopes we fix
God save us all.

2 June 2012 at 11:04  
Blogger Captain Ranty said...

All very touching, Your Grace.

It's a great pity you did not touch on her treason.

When she gave Assent to the European Communities Act in 1972 she violated her Oath for the first time. At that time, she abdicated the throne. "In for a penny, in for a pound", she must have thought, as she continued to smash the contract with the people over the following 40 years.

In 2011, exactly 4,116 pieces of legislation and statutory instruments were enacted. A mammoth 81% of which originated in Brussels.

She has now violated that Oath many thousands of times. They are acts of treason. She swore not to allow any foreign powers to rule our nation. She gave us away to the EU.

I am very pleased that our nation will unite for a day or so. It will remind them that they actually do have neighbours, and that communities united can do extraordinary things together.

It's just a pity that this Fake Jubilee is the thing that brought them together.


2 June 2012 at 11:19  
Blogger non mouse said...

Captain Ranty ... forgive me, you seem not to have read His Grace's post.

That HM signed the vile parchment is a terrible thing, who can disagree. However, if she did it to comply with the demands of people who purport to represent us... then she may have believed she did as we wish.

Furthermore, nobody can give us away unless we let them.

It is, therefore, for us to disabuse both her and her enemies. We could start by pelting Blair's Best Buddy with whatever comes to hand ... you know, like the first Elizabethans did to actors...

2 June 2012 at 11:54  
Blogger Roy said...

Tony B said...
Can I vomit now?

Yes, you can be as sick and miserable as you sound, as long as it is not catching!

2 June 2012 at 11:57  
Blogger Captain Ranty said...

non mouse,

You are right. I missed out the all-important paragraph.

I offer my humble apologies.

But we have been given away. That is not in dispute. Not by me at least.

Disentangling ourselves from the EU starts simply: by repealing ECA 1972. It gets messy after that.

Liberating, but messy. And absolutely vital to restore our sovereignty.

I am in Lawful Rebellion. I have been since July 2009. I am "distraining and distressing" them in all possible ways with all of my sad heart.

I just need another 62 million to join me.

Then we can put this right.


2 June 2012 at 12:11  
Blogger Nick said...

As an ex-republican, I have to admit I have respect for Her Majesty's stoicism and faithfulness over the years. I am still not a fervent monarchist, but the alternative seems much worse - a Godless state tyrannised by the hypocrisy of political correctness. One shudders at the thought of would become our "President". Cameron? Clegg? With respect for politicians at rock bottom I pray that Her Majesty will reign for much longer and that her successor will follow in her footsteps and defend The Faith

2 June 2012 at 12:58  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

If Elizabeth II as head of state of the UK made it known that her subjects should have a referendum of ‘membership’ of the EU, then a referendum is what we would get. The people would demand it in her wake, and the politicians would cower under the table...

2 June 2012 at 13:12  
Blogger DanJ0 said...

"Not because she is Queen, but because she is wise, discerning and faithful."

Her defining wisdom is keeping her mouth shut. She lives in a gilded cage, the chance of her knowing very much and developing worldly wisdom is pretty small. Goodness knows whether Charles will be able to keep his mouth shut if/when the time comes.

2 June 2012 at 13:46  
Blogger Theo said...

It would indeed be interesting to know how she sees the world. I do wonder whether or not she speculates as to whether her intervention at any point on our slide into secular atheistic leftish and satanic governance could have made a difference. Her predecessor Victoria had a very clear Christian perspective and was not afraid to influence events; the result being that we gained an Empire. In the last 60 years we have lost what was gained in the 19th century. God honours those who honour Him.

I must say that I find it difficult to imaging that Her Majesty will find any pleasure in the entertainment provided by the collection of self promoting, talentless, vacuous "entertainers" that they have paraded before her. I'd like to thing she has better taste than this - these are the people, as well as the politicians who have led to the corruption of this last generation and our march into Godlessness, mediocrity, self worship and the elevation of the trivial and pointless.

2 June 2012 at 14:13  
Blogger Atlas Shrugged said...

Her Majesty is not the unwilling victim of our betrayal she is the very figure head of it.

The evidence for willing betrayal is overwhelming, however I will concentrate on just two particular parts of it.

Prince Charles, and his stated opinions on The EU, and The UK's leading part within it.

The Queens most favored bank managers direct role in setting up The EU in the first place, his stated opinions on The EU, and The UK's leading part within it.

2 June 2012 at 15:04  
Blogger Dick the Prick said...

All laws are made to be broken otherwise what's the point of them. She has been rather magnificent and we have been blessed with a quiet, intelligent, humourous and dutiful Queen who was quite fit in her younger days. It would have been much harder for a bloke. It's almost impossible to imagine a military coup; the EU can blather on about whatever it wants to - if it makes 80% of laws, cool beans, that's 80% that can be ignored. Politicians forget themselves when they build castles; that they are transient and expendable.

She governs by consent and even though some modern, electronic pdf, jpeg or gif laws have been filed doesn't mean the old ones can't be dusted off. Long may she reign and all that palaver.

2 June 2012 at 16:00  
Blogger Little Black Sambo said...

"...the chance of her knowing very much and developing worldly wisdom is pretty small."
How supercilious! Is your real name Will Self?

2 June 2012 at 17:26  
Blogger Tony B said...

The British Empire as a Christian gift to the world. That's a good one to bandy about in discussions of South African concentration camps, the Amritsar massacre and so on and so on..

2 June 2012 at 18:55  
Blogger non mouse said...

The British Empire took much that was good to the world .. that is if you count communication(s), transport, education, medicine... as goods. Neither should we sneeze at Pax/Lex Britannica and a Parliamentary System that are in working order (as opposed to those that presently subjugate our sorry selves).

I lived in that empire as a child. Where I was, all citizens enjoyed the same rights and privileges: the ones I also observed on returning to the UK.

At school we were in an extremely multicultural environment. The place was run by Americans; the curriculum and textbooks were British (grammar school level); pupils were black, Chinese, Indian, Arabic, 'Syrian' ... you name it, including mixtures of all the above. I believe I was one of only 3 who were English and who,of course, enjoyed no special privileges.

When Churchill drove past the school gates, there we were to be thrilled that he slowed down to wave to us. When the Queen and Prince Phillip came on tour, we were shepherded to the national schoolchildren's rally- and I will not be the only one with that happy memory; we also vowed as Girl Guides "to do my best to do my duty to God and the Queen, to help other people at all times, and to obey the Guide Law."

When the national team beat England at cricket... the country erupted in uninhibited joy and song. And when the local commies were elected to power and ultimately negotiated independence: then we quietly packed up and left them to it.


Only a few years ago I was working with a man from that place. He said to me once: "We liked it when the British were with us, you know. Many of us wish it was still like that." I replied: "Thank you. We liked being with you, too. But..... don't tell that to anybody round here. They're all saying we're liars; they hate the British, and they'll have both our heads on a platter!" (That environment was dominated by franco-german marxists).

2 June 2012 at 20:46  
Blogger Dodo the Dude said...

How sad, non mouse. Churchill retreated in depression at the end of WWII because of the loss of Empire and what he saw it as representing. The Yanks cut a deal with the Russians and Britain lost out.

2 June 2012 at 21:46  
Blogger bluedog said...

Tony B @ 18.55, your view is so wrong and so typical of a certain self-hating, self-flagellating negativity and misery.

Not everything that happened in the British Empire was right or good, but that is the way of the world. However on balance, the Empire was hugely successful in lifting millions out of poverty and ignorance.

You clearly don't get out much or travel enough to see just how much of a lasting and beneficial impact the British Empire had. Here's a small example. About a month ago, self and bitch happened to be in Singapore and decided to devote a morning to the Botanical Gardens. Set up by the British colonial administration in the 1859, the gardens have been an important centre for research into tropical plants ever since. The work of early British botanists is carefully recorded and the their work places beautifully preserved. This is all done with profound respect by their successors. Pride of place is given to an orchid cultivar named in honour of Margaret Thatcher. Didn't see one named in honour of Karl Marx.

If your view of the British Empire is limited to Jalianwalla Bagh and the Boer War you really are missing a great deal.

Do you work for the BBC, by any chance?

2 June 2012 at 23:34  
Blogger Theo said...

Last November I got into conversation in Jaipur with an intelligent, well educated Brahman who observed his religious responibilities to the letter. He had huge admiration for the British and what they had achieved in India to the extent that he sent his only son to a Christian English speaking school. He opined that India would not be so successfully industrially and in commerce had it not been for the British presence there particularly citing the railways, communication and the Civil Service as key elements in Britain's contribution. In places thoughout the world there is ample evidence of the huge benefits of Empire. Jeremy Paxmans recent series on Empire was a disgrace and did not portray the view that I have found in commonwealth countries.

2 June 2012 at 23:48  
Blogger IanCad said...


If you don't post again an this forum it will be safe to assume that "bitch" read your last comment.

3 June 2012 at 07:22  
Blogger bluedog said...

Mr IanCad, thank you for your concern.

As a dog, this communicant sees nothing wrong with describing his other half as a bitch. Indeed, it might cause offence not to do so.

One tries to be consistent.

3 June 2012 at 08:55  
Blogger non mouse said...

Just for the record, I believe I know what you mean, Mr. bluedog(08:55)...

My little Chorgi was the dearest, sweetest, bravest, cleverest, and overall bestest them all :) I used to say: "You're a wonderful little bitch; those silly humans can call me one anyday they like."

3 June 2012 at 10:50  
Blogger bluedog said...

Absolutely, non mouse. Used in it's proper sense and context the word 'bitch' can only be a compliment!

3 June 2012 at 12:31  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

Good Lord, I never realised you were a dog !

3 June 2012 at 16:18  
Blogger Avi Barzel said...

Good words, Your Grace. On behalf of a silent(and silenced), but growing majority of Monarchist Canadians of all stripes, I'll presume here to wish Her Majesty strength and a long life. May G-d watch over our gracious Queen!

3 June 2012 at 17:10  
Blogger Oswin said...

God Bless Her Majesty and scatter Her enemies!

3 June 2012 at 20:06  
Blogger Alpha Draconis said...

Your Grace,

God save the Queen!

Long live the British Space Empire and Albion Commonwealth!

3 June 2012 at 22:22  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

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3 June 2012 at 23:43  

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