France Lays Dauphin to Rest
News/Comment; Posted on: 2004-06-09 07:55:11

The France that once was...

In a High Mass (pictured) marked with history, faith, tradition, patriotism and pride, and with political implications as Europe-wide elections are set to take place, the heart of the slain Dauphin of France, Louis-Charles, was finally laid to rest on June 8, 2004 in the Saint-Denis Basilica near Paris.

The son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the Dauphin (the title of the French Heir) Louis-Charles was only 10 years old when he died of tuberculosis in a Parisian dungeon in 1795, at the height of the French Revolution.

His parents, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, were beheaded in the upheaval.

The French Revolution originally contained much of the best of the Enlightenment, and good men initially supported its aims. However the Revolution soon devolved into a blood-soaked egalitarian orgy, with the far-left Jacobins slaughtering opponents at the guillotines in the name of "liberty, equality and brotherhood," in a social meltdown unmatched until the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. The "Amis De Noirs" (Friends of the Blacks) freed the slaves of Haiti, resulting in the genocide of Whites on the until then fabulously successful Caribbean island, with consequences felt to this day.

Inevitably, Napoleon Bonaparte put an end to the chaos of egalitarianism and eventually proclaimed himself Emperor. (Historians acknowledge the irony of an experiment started in the name of "equality" ending with an Emperor whose title and powers exceeded those of the King the original Revolution displaced!)

The fate of the Dauphin was long a mystery and was only cleared up thanks to advances in DNA analysis. The heart itself was kept in Royal circles for generations, and in the meantime many pretenders appeared in the 19th Century claiming to be the Dauphin. Mark Twain even parodied the popularity of supposed 'Dauphins' in his day in Huckleberry Finn.

The Basilica of Saint-Denis is the traditional burial ground of French Royalty, and contains the remains of the Immortal Charles Martel, who defeated Islam at Tours in 732 AD.

There is a long-standing Royalist undercurrent in France associated with Traditionalist Catholic and White nationalist circles. While secular, Republican nationalists within the sociobiological Enlightenment stream dominate nationalist politics in France, there is still a degree of sentiment for what France’s Royalist history stands for -- Roland, Joan of Arc, the architecture of the Middle Ages, and the chivalric legends of La Belle France, when France’s knighthood took the field of honor beneath the Oriflamme.

It hearkens back to a time when France had a purity and dignity that has been lost in the soulless, multiracial nightmare that flowed out of the Revolution. The tradition has had a high degree of influence. The Royalist newspaper Action Francaise, which exposed the treason of Dreyfus, a Jewish officer who betrayed France to the Germans 100 years ago, is still in circulation, and there are still sections of Paris where fashionably dressed men and women are seen relaxing with a glass of pastis, Gauloises, and copies of Action Francaise and Le Pen’s National Hebdo at sidewalk cafes.

The interment of the heart of His Royal Highness, Prince Louis-Charles, Dauphin of France, with his Fathers in Saint-Denis is a fitting salute to the France that once was. And, if the French nationalists do their duty, a herald of what France will be again some day soon.

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