Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Never Again

Today is the anniversary of the execution of Charles I. The Civil War was unusual in that both sides lost, and far from unusual in that both sides deserved to lose. What followed it was neither an absolute monarchy nor a parliamentary-republic-cum-military-dictatorship.

It was what had gone before, which then evolved successfully, if not without struggle, into a mass participatory democracy initially embracing all three Realms, and still including at least part of each of them.

Thus have we never had another Charles I. Nor ever another Cromwell.

Ponder these things. And act upon them.

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