The idea [for a monarchist organization] came to me a few years ago, but I couldn’t find serious people at that time. Then, while I was deployed in 2018 to 2019, I began talking about the ideals of monarchy with . . . another soldier. While we listened to a podcast by Mr. Coulombe on monarchy, we discussed looking for like-minded individuals since it seemed that more people were independently coming to the same conclusions as us all over the country.
– Benjamin Williams
The American Monarchist Society began as an idea in the confines of the American military. With all the harmful recrement permitted by the excess of the American Republic, the American solider dared to ask: why can’t government benefit from the efficiency that our leadership needs?
In a Climate of Polarization
The 2016 presidential election drastically accelerated the political landscape of the United States. The person of Donald Trump had very little to do with actually changing the momentum of things during his election, but the churlish behavior which trademarked his campaign quickened factional divides already threatening the country’s future: left-wing Americans had grown too sure that they had dominated the country after Obama’s progressive presidency. Passive conservative resistance blossomed into new activism as the Oval Office again became available. All in all, immature political behavior pushed the art of politics to a new low. Tolerance decreased, discourse cheapened, and understanding grows darker. Trump’s presidency is marked with the red flags of late-stage democracy.
Since then, socialists came into the open and stole the limelight. The alt-right became a household term and the ever-faithful boogeyman of leftist media. Political riots became normal enough that daily news stopped reporting all but the worst of them. The country is ablaze with controversial topics