"Sed fortuna, quae plurimum potest cum in reliquis rebus tum praecipue in bello, parvis momentis magnas rerum commutationes efficit; ut tum accidit."

C. Iulius Caesar - Commentarii de Bello Civili Bk III.68

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

The torch of traditionalism

It was formally announced by Quintus Fabius Maximus today that the Boni is defunct. This is not a good thing as Nova Roma has lost the one organized faction that was committed to upholding the mos maiorum and defending the rights and authority of the Collegium Pontificum. It is true that the Libra Alliance has laid claim to traditionalism, but that is likely to prove to have been an electoral ploy to ensure they could compete on the same turf as the Boni.

The responsibility for defending the mos and the Collegium now falls upon the shoulders of all conservative minded citizens. It will not be an easy task, nor at times a pleasant one. The Boni collectively and as individuals faced vilification and threats that amounted to a form of persecution from certain magistrates and this may carry over to any individual that picks up the torch of traditionalism. It is however a worthwhile and necessary watch that must be maintained.