by Mercurius Aulicus
Feast of Blessed Charles, King and Martyr
30th Day of January in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Fourteen
It is entirely Meet and Right that on this solemn Day of the Remembrance of the Martyrdom of King Charles I in 1649, should witness the first post of the re-newed Journal (and Commonplace Book) of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq. under it’s new Title, Mercurius Pragmaticus Redivivus. It has been named after the British Civil War-era Royalist newsbook because it was at this time that Things all Began to Go Wrong. With the defeat of the Royalists and the execution of King Charles I the seeds of the Ongoing Dissolution of British Civilisation were sown. The source of all authority shifted from God to the Mob, we moved from a King responsible to God, to an Elite who claimed to represent the People but ultimately only Themselves.
The new Mercurius Pragmaticus Redivivus will (in between Occasional posts of Humorous or Whimsical or Historical Interest) seek to promote the Royalist cause among many other divers Reactionary Matters.
This Journal will take it’s Stand on the side of: The Quaint and Outmoded against the Stalinist/Trotskyite Regime of Quotas, Blacklists, Non-persons, Thoughtcrimes and Internal Exile; The Tory versus the Whig and Jacobin; High Church Anglicanism versus Popery and the Puritan; Christianity against the Heathen, the Hedonist and Turk; the Cavalier against the Roundhead; the Jacobite versus the Hanoverian; Order versus Disorder; Monarchy and Aristocracy against Egalitarianism and the demands of the Social Engineers; the native inhabitants of a Country versus the People imported to replace them and the Traitors that make such things possible; Patriarchy against the Monstrous Regiment of Women; Natural Order versus Sodom and Gomorrah, The Agrarian against the Industrialist, the Localist versus the Centralist; etc., etc.
To sum up, this Journal will continue to prosecute Lost Causes and oppose the Progessive Consensus for the reasons given by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg:
“I ceased in the year 1764 to believe that one can convince one’s opponents with arguments printed in books. It is not to do that, therefore, that I have taken up my pen, but merely so as to annoy them, and to bestow strength and courage on those on our own side, and to make it known to the others that they have not convinced us.”
Your Humble Servant,
Mild Colonial Boy, Esq.