I recently saw a video in which a white, business suited defender stood to protect the statue of St. Louis, King of France, from a malevolent mob of Black Lives Matter demonstrators. St. Louis elevated the status of the aristocracy, which is definitely needed so that the common people can have a civilization to prosper in. I don’t know what turned the BLM mob from their goal, which should be to protect black lives from predators, but an aristocracy of leaders is needed to help a country survive. That’s the truth the Haitians missed in their revolution – making Haiti the poorest nation in the Caribbean or the world.
Sir Galahad in the video stood in the way of Madame Defarge, a dread-locked version of Dickens’ villainess, and he bore the abuse of the crowd with stoic gallantry. Oh, I’m not saying he was Jesus Christ, but the parallel is there. As a citizen of a democracy, I claim no nobility, but the democracy will not survive without an upper class of employers and cognoscenti. And St. Louis, a king, dissuaded his fellow aristocrats from worldly goals to the heavenly.