The method of trying forever…

My academic training has taught me the scientific method: question, the formulation of one or more hypotheses, the verification of this by experimentation and the respective conclusions.

This methodology can be used in many other aspects of life. For example, if you own a business and want to hire a good manager, you make a series of interviews, evaluate the curricula and make the selection. Then you start your trial by placing the chosen candidate running the business. If something goes wrong you restart the process. If everything goes well, you have the confirmation of your hypothesis and while the results confirm your initial expectations, the chosen manager will be in the office.

A country is no more than a large company with very specific characteristics and also needs a good manager (government). When the manager does not generate the expected results, it is possible to replace it with the elections.

So, results of their performance are the key issues to keep them in place.

However, when you think about inspiration (the company’s founder), when you think about the guiding rules of the company or its representation, you never think about someone to be replaced periodically. The company’s founder and their heirs have a mission for life.

Let us return to the country and who should represent it. First the republican model: we formulate a hypothesis (we vote for a candidate), test it and, if it goes badly, we don’t re elect him. So far so good.

But imagine that runs well. The Republic, benevolent, lets elect him again, but then in the name of a supposed turnover and detachment of power, we have to start all over again. It seems to me clearly a bad choice.

However, the monarchies choose someone who knows the country, the people, their culture and social dynamics. The monarchies choose someone who thoroughly understands the teachings of the founder, someone who can truly replace it with stability, competence and without any self-interest.

This model is, beyond doubt, the one that guarantees the right choice for the highest representative of a country.

A queen or a king have a mission and commitment for life!

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Communicating an idea

The first post had the sole purpose to make very clear my motivation for writing these texts. In fact, I strongly believe in monarchy as the best system to run a country.

However, it is fundamental how we communicate ideas and it is true that a great idea may not have the desired effects if poorly communicated.

Saying this, we can quickly conclude that the Portuguese monarchic cause needs a proper communication strategy.

Indeed, several times I am confronted with people who tell me that the monarchy is not a valid option because it advocates a society with a set of privileged people (read “noble”) as opposed to others in clear social inequality (read “people”).

Now, we all know that this idea derives from the teachings we received in school when allegedly taught us history and did not know how to explain that, despite the conservatism usually associated with monarchical regimes, they knew how to adapt to social developments which have occurred and there are numerous examples to support this observation.

Therefore, it is important to retain the need to communicate well so that when the time comes to make a choice, we can do it in full consciousness and free of those ideas that we consider true but lack foundation.

A good example that illustrates the importance of a good communication is the presentation of Rodrigo Moita de Deus in a conference organized by the Royal Association of Lisbon on May 23, 2015 entitled “Communicating the monarchy.”

The author succeeds brilliantly in communicating how the monarchy can help Portugal and corrects some wrong ideas in the minds less well informed about this subject.

Worth seeing and listening carefully (however, it is only in portuguese…).

It is shown that communication of an idea is indeed a critical aspect in its dissemination.

Communicate well is to clarify and inform accurately.

Monarchist? Yes of course!

Somewhere in my readings, I read that social networks allow all idiots show their opinions. I hope not to be included in this group, because I have no pretensions that this blog will become widely read and therefore subject to close scrutiny of those who truly are dedicated to this activity professionally.

This blog is a space where I will leave some of my ideas that may be ridiculous or simplistic, but are, above all, from an ordinary citizen.

I can not deny that I want also that the “immortality” of cyberspace keep these ideas available, even if in a secret place of the web beneath bites and bytes of things and matters much more important than my own ideas.

But what are these ideas? What topics I intend, as the author, address in these texts?

As the title implies, it is my belief in the virtues of the monarchy as a solution to Portugal.

So the first idea that I want to make clear in this blog is the transcription of the title:

Monarchist? Yes of course!