On June 24, 2021 at 10:54 am, Scott Schertzer wrote:
The NeverTrump (supposedly conservative) media told us that Joe Biden would govern as a moderate and bring respectability back to the presidency. They now seem genuinely surprised that their musings haven't come to pass. Do you think they ever believed what they were saying, or are they just part of the Washington grift? Have any of them apologized for throwing in on all of the now proven lies about President Trump? Who is still paying attention to these charlatans?
On June 24, 2021 at 10:54 am, Eric Hoffer wrote:
Rich Lowry just announced he's stepping down as National Review Editor (next year).
He's proud the magazine is losing money, as always, but less than..before.
(Hopelessly lost but making good time?)
Knowing what we know now, what are the odds that the Intelligence Community paid for the National Review's infamous Never-Trump special issue in 2016?
On June 24, 2021 at 10:55 am, A Westerner in Honkers wrote:
Long time member first time questioner, and Greetings from HK! In regards to China, and "resolutions" adopted at the G7, do you think the same countries have the temerity to actually do something?
A coordinated boycott would bring China to its knees and quickly; however, I think that's not likely. Nor doable given how many everyday goods have had their manufacturing outsourced to China. What about individual Olympians? Do you see anything beyond verbal diarrhea?
On June 24, 2021 at 10:56 am, Chuck F. wrote:
New member of the Mark Steyn club, always been a fan. Current Refugee from Rush show. I'm curious about your theme music. I really like it. Where did it originate? Was it composed for you?
On June 24, 2021 at 10:58 am, John Barrett wrote:
Now we find out the U.S. government was funding the Wuhan Lab "research". Twenty years ago we trained the pilots responsible for 9/11. Looks like we're killing ourselves. Are we naive, stupid, or both?
On June 24, 2021 at 10:59 am, Bryan Harvey wrote:
Mark! Long time Listener and short time club member: so that makes me indebted to you somehow.
a) do you think the intelligence agencies have 'got the goods' on the Chinese's direct role in the Wuhan Flu as an accident = and now are playing out their hand behind the scenes with the Chinese because making it all public doesn't really help anyone in a strategic way at this point? That the US/British/Australian intelligence are saying thru back channels to Chinese top leadership: "great country you got here: it would be a shame if something were to happen to it."
b) if you could live anywhere in the world during the next 25 years and the bad shite were to go down - where would you feel the safest place to have your family/children/friends/loved ones be residing?
On June 24, 2021 at 10:59 am, Eric Dale wrote:
Hey, Mark. What happens on Animal Farm now that Boxer has gone to the knackers? The book makes clear that of all the animals on the farm, Boxer is the strongest and the most productive. I don't see anything in the book that another animal like him has been born or brought to replace him. The farm was already cutting rations before he went to sugar candy mountain. At some point, do even the pigs go hungry?
On a related note, at the book's conclusion, the pigs are now indistinguishable from the humans, carrying whips and walking upright living in open violation of every tenet of animalism. Have our own elites reached the point where they have dropped all pretense, or are they still sending Squealer into the night to make needed revisions on the barn wall?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:00 am, Dafna Breines wrote:
Hi Mr. Steyn,
Many of us feel like Benjamin - frustrated, helpless, writhing underneath the current situation.
My question: After prayer, what can we do about it?
Just each one of us be a tiny pinpoint of light wherever we manage to be?
Just tell our kids what's really happening, so at least they should know?
Speak out on Facebook and Twitter until we get noticed and shut down?
Retreating to Parler and Gab isn't, in my humble opinion, the way to go. It's preaching to the crowd over there, more or less.
So what are we supposed to do?
Much thanks for all you do and G-d bless,
On June 24, 2021 at 11:02 am, Philip P. wrote:
Dear Mr. Steyn:
Have you considered writing or have you written anything on packing for travel? I have to travel for work every other week and the packing a week of clothes and sometimes food is tedious. So how do you decide what you take and pack it efficiently? I'm looking forward someday to a vacation and packing a copy of the Prisoner of Windsor to read and enjoy again.
On June 24, 2021 at 11:03 am, Richard Malaby wrote:
Hi Mark - as always, love the Club!
A comment: you've talked about how there are no jokes in statist societies, in Islam, in the American academy. There is no wiggle room; you are either in 100% ideological lockstep or you're out. Besides the roaring economy, international peace deals, cheap gas and lack of war, I've found the thing I miss most about the Trump presidency is the humor. Everything coming out of Washington now is completely bloodless. While a sense of humor is not a qualification for office, I hope and pray that the folks on our side will have the courage to simply laugh at the kooks on the left.
On June 24, 2021 at 11:05 am, Glen Flint wrote:
As our civilization collapses, I find myself treasuring membership in the Mark Steyn club more than ever! Really enjoy the very timely Tales for Our Time.
Your call to #Resist the technocrats, bureaucrats, educrats, and rats of every kind got me thinking about how to contribute to the #Resistance.
One thing on my bucket list is to eat a real Kinder Egg. Not the dumbed down Kinder Joy available here in the US, but the real Kinder Egg complete with non-nutritive embed.
Would one of your unindicted co-conspirators north of the border be willing to serve as a coyote and drop an unaccompanied crate of Kinder Eggs over the impenetrable Northern Border fence? Payment would be in the form of unread, and unusable pocket constitutions received from various "conservative" candidates and think tanks. While the US Constitution has fallen into disuse here in the USA, a sufficiently large pile could warm your compatriot's home north of the border.
If it's too late to gather Kinder Eggs in Canada, could we get an early start on my dream to enjoy a bootleg Buche de Noel for Christmas?
Thanks again for all you do!
On June 24, 2021 at 11:07 am, Joseph Dornisch wrote:
James Delingpole and others think these vaccines are going to leave a lot of people highly exposed to future variants and ultimately having a high casualty count for people who have received the vaccines. Do you think this is crazy conspiracy talk or something else?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:08 am, Chuck in the Land of Lincoln wrote:
Given what we now know about the "lab leak" / the cover up / the lockdowns/ and on and on I figured our moral compass was shot a bit ago. However, even after all that I was shocked how purely evil the pushing of the Rona vaccine(s) on children is based on the current concessions about heart failure in young men. If we can't call out this one and sentence children to death there is nothing worth saving in what was formerly the Western Civilization.
On June 24, 2021 at 11:11 am, Bill Holcomb wrote:
Hi Mark -
Don't you feel that protests at city council and school board meetings play into the hands of the Progressives? They can show videos on CNN all day depicting "white rage". We need to calm down and get conservatives elected to those positions - it's the only path for change n'est-ce pas?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:11 am, Al Man from CA wrote:
Please feign interest (if necessary) and comment on parents being arrested for complaining about the Marxist CRT garbage at their local school board meetings. Does it remind you of the church arrests in Canada?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:12 am, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
We hear more and more about racism and white supremacy in the fake news but what exactly are they talking about? From my view, racism in their minds is telling a minority, victim group, or even an expert that two plus two doesn't equal five and that makes you a racist. Simply disagreeing or saying no to a minority for anything no matter how small is deemed oppressive. And with white supremacy, whites being leaders in anything or even having a good paying job means that you "robbed" a minority of an opportunity. More and more it seems that the notion of opportunity being a door that eventually gets shut is being told to these groups that opportunity should be forever and if it's not given to you, you are being marginalized and are being excluded because of your race or whatever. Have we reached the point of no return when it comes to this issue? Your thoughts Mark.
On June 24, 2021 at 11:13 am, David Lester wrote:
Mark, I see that the recall of Gavin Newsom has been officially triggered. Is there any similar remedy available to Canadians who wish to recall their terrible premiers, save a vote of non-confidence in the provincial legislature?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:16 am, Michael Cavino wrote:
Love the live Q&A and the new show on Serenade Radio! So, VP Harris is now going to view the border to view the crisis in person -- Trump announced he was going next week. Will she wear her mask during the tour to double virtue signal? And, will she actually speak to any illegal aliens during her visit without a television camera present?
And, yes, the Walker Brothers were not related.
On June 24, 2021 at 11:18 am, Peter S wrote:
(1). Mark, would you consider William Golding's Lord of the Flies as a Tale for Our Time?
(2). If you don't mind, I'd also like to know what your thoughts are on conservative media's approach to the California gubernatorial race with Bruce Jenner as the presumptive "conservative" nominee, or at least the nominee with the most recognition. A conservative radio host that I like listening to (who is at #10 on the list, apparently) very recently had an interview with Mr. Jenner. Before the interview, he was uncompromising on his insistence to call Bruce "he" because of biological sex. After the interview, the conservative host was very respectfully referring to Bruce as "Caitlyn" and using his "preferred pronouns." (ugh.) The host defended himself by saying something along the lines of "am I supposed to turn down an interview from someone seeking the governor's office for the GOP?"
Is it worth it to give up this ground in order for Bruce Jenner to win California's gubernatorial election? What do you think Rush would do? Would you turn down that interview if you were that conservative radio show's host?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:23 am, Christopher Gelber wrote:
Mark, here's a small self-contained question: For me, the last 16 months have been more than deeply depressing; they have been perhaps the first real stress test of democracy in peacetime. And the whole world has failed it. I don't go in for the Davos conspiracy theory - that presumes there can be efficient liaison between govts and execution of plans by them, which is ridiculous. But I do think we have seen almost a year and a half of govts everywhere at first frightened and then copying each other for cover in upending what seemed settled democratic norms. But they weren't settled at all, and in every case the institutional checks and balances have failed. Maybe democracy as we understand it conceptually carries the seeds of its own destruction?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:25 am, Robert Morell wrote:
I've been saying for 30 years that the best-kept secret in the world is that the Communists won the Cold War. Now it is apparent to everyone that academia, the justice department, the FBI and the military have all been thoroughly infiltrated. What may be a surprise to many is the extent to which the supposedly rational "scientific community" can be swayed by the slightest cultural breeze. My own feeling is that the arrogance of the scientific community accelerated with the founding of the discipline of "bioethics" in the early 90's. This was supposed to be an attempt to anticipate the unintended consequences of the Human Genome Project. But it has morphed into it's own self-referential discipline, the epitome of an ivory tower elite. Scientists used to accept that moral and ethical considerations were beyond the bounds of their discipline, and they would defer to the Church, the Temple, etc. Now the scientific community has isolated itself from the cultural institutions that have guided Western civilization for two thousand years, and listen almost exclusively to their own insular "bioethics" community. And you know more than most how the self-regulation of scientific conduct works out when the "science" conflicts with the prevailing politics. So is there any institution left that we can rely on? Or are we destined for a "peasants' revolt"?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:26 am, James wrote:
Dear Mark, can you please comment on the return of section 13 in Canada?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:28 am, Jamie Marsh wrote:
With civilizational collapse all around us, I suppose it still would be too much for me to request Lord of the Rings as your next Tale for our Time?. But it does seem that JRR Tolkien's trilogy about good vs evil, and his overt Christianity, set in the form of fantasy, is as timely now as it was post-WWII. Have you read it and if so would you care to comment on either him or his writings?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:30 am, Walt Trimmer wrote:
What do you think this current "origins of ChiCom-19" new narrative is all about? It appears to me to be a distraction but I can't figure out a distraction from what? It is the same most likely source of the virus, so are they trying to rehabilitate some group? Is it just a way to prolong lockdowns for a no longer pandemic? Is it to help showcase the Delta is for deadly new variant. I cannot figure out who benefits.
On June 24, 2021 at 11:32 am, Drew Weber wrote:
This week Tucker had a segment on an academic bioethicist who proposed to address climate change through human engineering, for example to make humans intolerant to bovine proteins or to create children who are 15 centimeters shorter to reduce their carbon footprint. Would seem like stuff of science fiction. However, our leaders have learned through COVID just how compliant the masses can be, and with evidence of the zeal of some to change the gender of their children, the acceptance of human engineering may not be so preposterous. The dystopian worlds such as Huxley's "Brave New World" may become more real than not. Your thoughts?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:35 am, Maria DiGiorgio wrote:
Hi Mark, is there any form of creative art that you have not dabbled in, but would like to, like painting or playing an instrument? Any artistic goals that you have in your "spare" time?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:36 am, Niall wrote:
Hi Mark, there is breaking news that Rudy Guiliani has been banned from practicing law in New York state!
On June 24, 2021 at 11:41 am, AJ wrote:
Hey Mark, is Joe Biden planning to nuke us deplorables?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:44 am, Bernadette Cahill wrote:
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) made a fool of VP Harris with her Flat Kamala at the border. President Trump has smoked her out and she's finally going there now. The optics would have been awful to have the real President at the border before the Faux VP (and Border Czar) went there to take a look at the arrival of the slaves she and Faux Joe are bringing into the U.S. with the help of the cartels under the guise of payment for transportation to their new home in the U.S. Sadly, the Slave Trade lives, the same party is responsible for it as when stopped officially in 1808 and colour doesn't matter. Thoughts?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:46 am, James Laurie wrote:
What's Mark's public appearance schedule look like for the rest of the year?
On June 24, 2021 at 11:49 am, R.B Neuberg wrote:
Do you think the Democrats are getting ready to ditch the Tapioca Brained "President" Biden? Also, what are your thoughts on the current Big Lies being swallowed by the entire population, that Kamala's step-daughter is a supermodel, that Hunter Biden is the new Picasso among others.
On June 24, 2021 at 12:01 pm, Peter S wrote:
That makes me sick. Chuck Schumer can hurl threats at the Supreme Court Justices on the steps of the Supreme Court and the attorney grievance commission is totally silent. Question the most questionable election of our lives? Bar license suspended. Sickening news.
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