unprecedented display of division, hate, classism, and sheer
stupidity. Its smoldering remains will not be easily cleaned
up and some have already predicted that it may take several
election cycles for the damage to the American body politic to
be repaired. This assumes that future election campaigns can
manage to be unifying affairs. I wouldn't hold my breathe on
that happening if I were you.
article being published in the New York
Times asking if it was time for America
to become a constitutional monarchy. I
would of course answer 'yes' to that
question. But many progressives have
been far less likely to say the same. And
now it would appear that at least a few of
them would now answer the same as me.
This is a good start.
monarchy doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Monarchy is a
positive institution for progressives as much, if not more, than
Not all responses to the New York Times article have been as
positive as mine. The Mad Monarchist accuses the author of
supporting monarchy for the wrong reasons. There is
some merit to this charge but I don't think it is a major issue.
Instead we should consider that progressives have been dead
set against monarchy for years and now they are starting to
article appeared in The Guardian
comparing the British Monarchy
favourably to the American system.
The Guardian is an anti-monarchy
paper in Britain which makes this
article pretty surprising.
president will be better. But in a divided nation that is not at
all likely. After Obama was elected there were calls for some
states to leave the union. 'Moving to Canada' is also not an
idea that started with this election. And even if the president
is good on a policy level the division remains. This goes back
to the incompatibility of the roles of head of government and
head of state in a presidential system.
Perhaps in time 'God bless America' will be followed by 'God
save the Queen'.
A Kisaragi Colour