Stalwart supporter MC (presently in charge of our top three conspiracies in Andorra) writes in to say:
No doubt the mighty Czar of Muscovy has already read this piece by David Pryce-Jones, but I took note that he follows your lead on how to properly deal with trendy assclowns who have no respect for great traditions:
Puccini was famously angry with whoever took liberties with his scores; he made clear how he wanted this supreme opera to be staged, and small-minded men like Gelb and Bondy do not know better than the great composer. Tosca finishes with a firing squad and a summary execution. My Association is taking note.
Excellent! Too much stuff today ends in posts and editorials. In our day, we ended just about everything with a firing squad. Ever wonder what became of the cast of F Troop? Today theyd simply be put on Dancing With the Stars…and you already know how the Czar would handle that show, too.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.