On November 24, 2021 at 11:00 am, Charles Edwards (documened Texan) wrote:
Whites in America seem to be consumed with self loathing and hatred for their country. Do the Germans and Japanese have self loathing and hatred for their country as well. Given their history from WW II. ?
On November 24, 2021 at 11:10 am, JON FACCI wrote:
Will America make it to November 2022? Will China make landfall to prevent the next election? Do they need to to topple this house of cards?
On November 24, 2021 at 11:14 am, John Weatherford wrote:
Happy Thanksgiving Mark! So many brave celebrities for us to follow. I'm waiting for them to roll out hash tags
"I stand with Zuckerberg"," je suis google". Is there a chance any of these celebrities will stand with JK Rowling and pointedly refuse to attend the anniversary gala that she has been banned from?
On November 24, 2021 at 11:16 am, David Williams wrote:
Is there any hope for incels?
On November 24, 2021 at 11:17 am, Ben Poser wrote:
Congratulations on landing the GB News gig; though most of us in doughboy country would have loved you to have rightfully inherited Rush's spot.
The issue which haunts me concerning our civilization's decline is that, to some degree, a civilization is a macrocosmic reflection of the individual person. A person, like a civilization, has a birth, a youth, a maturity, an aging, a decrepitude, and a demise. If you look through history, while there are often changes big and small and directions definitely shift, a civilization, like a person, never gets younger, and, like a woman, lamentably, never gets more fertile. A civilization starts out poor, lean, earthy, muscular, courageous, hungry for glory and adventure, accepting of life's inconveniences, and willing to send as many of its youth as appropriate to war to preserve itself. With success and wealth, a civilization gets fat, lazy, apathetic, self-deceiving, cowardly, degenerate, and interested in empty stimulation rather than the truth, or in faith. All civilizations come to an end.
It is true that a fish rots from the head down, and this rot usually only affects the so-called "élite" (who are about as "élite" as the pope is Catholic these days), and the people often stay moderately sane. But do you think the great American public are just as corrupted? Can our free will change the arc of history? What I really fear is that America gained success so quickly that we spent almost all of our longevity before we could enjoy it.
On November 24, 2021 at 11:22 am, Peter Jones wrote:
Mark, Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family.
I've recently heard one or two (somewhat) conservative commentators observe that there's no more talking to the Democrats in power. That we're in all out war and the other side's sole purpose- at any cost, is to ruin our Republic.
Is this a bit of a turning point?
All the best, Peter
Port St. Lucie, Florida
On November 24, 2021 at 11:23 am, Douglas wrote:
What were Trump's biggest missteps as President? What should he have done differently? When it comes to working against the federal bureaucracy / permanent state, how much could he really have done?
On November 24, 2021 at 11:25 am, Robert Stewart wrote:
Mark, another thought. The concern over the Chinese hypersonic glide weapon has some interesting antecedants. The Appollo capasule and the Space Shuttle both were capable of "gliding" through the upper atmosphere. The capsue bounced up and then settled down with some degree of predictability, but it wasn't really controlled. Not so the Space Shuttle, it routinely landed with great precision. I think the current panic over the Chinese development is overblown. Such a vehicle that is going to hit something will become more and more preictable as it nears its target. And it will glowing like a meteor.
On November 24, 2021 at 11:25 am, Frank Gallenstein wrote:
You are spot on Mark.
On November 24, 2021 at 11:30 am, Michael Cavino wrote:
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! As I live in New Jersey, I am looking forward to your appearance on the big WABC -- you'll be heard in 37 states if you are on late in the program given its 50,000 watts!
I am thoroughly confused by the media's recent coverage of the Rittenhouse case. Why are "state lines" sacrosanct and must be respected but our national borders are to be willfully ignored? If that is the case, then we don't need a federal government anymore.
On November 24, 2021 at 11:30 am, Philip Paustian wrote:
Have you considered a sequel to the Prisoner of Windsor ? Will the original ever come out in a text version? I still personally hope so.
Do you have any thoughts on the CDC/FDA/NIH shameful suppression of Ivermectin and avoidance of mentioning that taking vitamin D, C, and zinc in advance can blunt COVID-19 with less harm than the vaccines do? It's about more than money as the insurance companies also work to suppress IVERMECTIN when it would cost far less than the designer solutions that work less well.. I am a physician who resigned in protest over my hospital preventing IVERMECTIN use. I'm unemployed nfor the moment but happy not to be participating in COVID-19 theatre as opposed to COVID-19 therapy. (69 countries use Ivermectin for COVID-19, all of them are not wrong.)
Happy Thanksgiving to you and all Steyn Club Members.
On November 24, 2021 at 11:43 am, Robert Stewart wrote:
Mark, are you familiar with Paul Anderson's work on the "evidence based science" that should have been the foundation of the US (and international) responce? He is a Canadian and served with Scott Atlas on Trump's advisory committee. Some of the interesting studies he has drawn my attention to are those relating to:
The need to keep schools open;
The immunity conferred by prior infection is much longer lasting than the experimental vaccines that are now being mandated for virtually everyone; and
Canadian deaths from Covid are focused on long term care and nursing homes (80% of all deaths).
Some related facts. The only study supporting school closure is a science project by a 14 year old who "found" that school children came into contact with many more people in the course of a week than others. This makes sense, but the studies of infections transferred from one child to another do not support the idea that all of those contacts are at risk. One study of an infected child who contacted over 100 other students and teachers in three schools did not transmit the disease to any ot them.
An Isreali study demonstrated that natural immunity (conferred by surviving the disease) is many times more effective at preventing future symptomatic infections.
T-cell immunity conferred by having the Spanish flu in the 1920's was still effective at conferring immunity to survivors of the flu over a span of 90 years.
His examples number over 100 just on the immunity issue. We have witnessed such an inept and muddled public health response. It is not an exageration to say that it is criminally negligent.
On November 24, 2021 at 11:44 am, Robert Fox wrote:
Turning to Saudi Arabia and their corrupting influence over our political and cultural institutions. I see Justin Bieber is in some deal to perform in the Saudi kingdom. Also, there was recently a women's profession golf tournament that took place in Saudi and the players were not wearing burkas while competing. There are reports that this filthy money is finding its way to Hollywood too. It seems Saudi is busy trying to glam-up their image around the world. If the gangsters who are running things around here are so easily swayed by money from places where cultural practices fly in the face of the value systems of tthose doing their bidding, why couldn't we in the west pool together money with the goal of influencing those in power to see things our way? It seems they do have a price.
On November 24, 2021 at 11:44 am, James Fulford wrote:
The story of the DEA agents in Vermont is on this site and in an article called "Oligarchs for Hillary" but it's also available in The Undocumented Mark Steyn from 1995.
On November 24, 2021 at 11:45 am, Tim Neilson wrote:
One of the great things about the Hundred Years Ago Show is that you rigorously exclude any hint of forecasting, both in selection and presentation of each news item. I think that's what makes me feel like I'm perceiving 1921 exactly as my grandparents would have done at the time.
So I suspect that the December 1921 episode won't address a very obscure development in Australia's media scene. A young newspaper executive, who had been a rather impoverished and unsuccessful journalist till he was catapulted to prominence as a result of working at Gallipoli and the Western Front, had recently been appointed editor of the Melbourne Herald. The paper came under threat of competition from a Sydney newspaper baron, and the editor stepped up from merely supervising the journal to running the corporate strategy. In December 1921 he launched a takeover bid for a Sydney paper as an "attack is the best defence" exercise. The bid failed, but played its role in the Herald winning the war. The executive would go on to use takeovers and acquisitions as key tactics in establishing and expanding his own fiefdom. So the corporate war and the bid in December 1921 can be seen as a turning point in his career.
Even though it was a minor incident at the time, it does resonate with something said by some Canadian born, Belgian descended, English educated US resident writer and commenter whose name escapes me, that much of today's world is shaped by the events of the Great War. As you'll be aware, the young editor's son still owns a number of newspapers and other news media interests, and maybe that would never have occurred if the father hadn't broken through via his exploits as a war correspondent.
Do you think that the shaping of today's world by the Great War encompasses the personal as well as the broad sweep of culture and ideology? If so, might the baleful effects of the conflict dissipate as we move closer to a world where the movers and shakers would never even have met anyone from the Great War era?
On November 24, 2021 at 11:49 am, Toby Pilling wrote:
As you often say that politics is downstream of culture, is there any chance you could persuade the producers of GB News to host your Sunday video poems? I've heard it said that video poetry is where the big bucks are...
On November 24, 2021 at 11:49 am, Greg McCormack wrote:
Mark-Just joined yesterday so I am glad to be able to participate. Perhaps you can clear up some uncertainty. Given that the current Biden administration exemplifies the Peter Principal in action who on earth has been nominating some of these morons for important positions in government? I doubt Biden knows who most of these people are. Saule Omarovn (probably nominated by Bernie Sanders)? Kristen Clarke, Neera Tanden, Tracy Stone-Manning, Lina Khan and Linda Thomas-Greenfield? Obviously no better time to be a female Democrat. Since the inmates are running the asylum why not pack in a few more. How about Stacy Abrams for the Supreme Court-since she is a black female she is obviously qualified. Rep. AOC to head NASA (only if she commits to being on the first manned mission to Mars). Patrisse Cullors to head HUD, Rashida Tlaib as Ambassador to Israel, Ibram Kendi to teach tolerance to federal bureaucrats, Bettina Love for Education and, of course, Hunter Biden to join the IMF in view of his international financial experience. At least we know what a horrible justice Merrick Garland would have been as he has proven to be a political tool with little regard for the constitution. Finally, do you know when Bandy Lee, et. al. will publish their sequel regarding presidential mental pathologies? Can hardly wait.
On November 24, 2021 at 11:56 am, Patricia B wrote:
Early Thanksgiving Greetings, Mr Steyn.
A follow up to Dr Paustian's comments, how can the FDA attempt to push back the release of Pfizer's Covid data for 55 years! Especially when the same bureaucrats only took 108 days to review Pfizer's documents for the much more 'intricate' approval process.
Kudos to the good doctor for his principled stand against the medical-Pharma complex and in pursuing alternative therapeutics.
On November 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm, Larry Durham wrote:
While you may find dystopian, sci-fi lit a crashing bore - you certainly did a riveting job with Orwell.
On November 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm, Jan Schiebout wrote:
Mark - a recent, yet timely, book suggestion to me was:
"The Treacherous World of he 6th Century, & How the Pilgrims Escaped it"
by William J. Federer.
Check it out. There was a time when people would risk all for freedom. It might be time we revisited that lesson.
On November 24, 2021 at 12:02 pm, Fritz Geiger wrote:
"Boris is one of a kind -- and a fantastic leader of the United Kingdom. He will go down as the best PM since Winston Churchill!"
-- from DJT's upcoming picture book, "Our Journey Together" ($74.99, or $229.99 signed).
On November 24, 2021 at 12:03 pm, Peter Duncan wrote:
Hi again, Mark. I only need part time work. Maybe 1.5 hours a week. I can change oil on you and your staffs cars. Thanks to an extremely generous fellow club member who paid for my next year's subscription, 1.5 hours a week should suffice. Thank you very much!
Peter Duncan from Mountlake Terrace, Washington
On November 24, 2021 at 12:03 pm, Frank Gallenstein wrote:
Are European governments issuing mandates for vaccines without giving people with natural immunity exemptions from the mandates?
Our governments in America ignore natural immunity.
On November 24, 2021 at 12:10 pm, Peter S wrote:
On the subject of 100 years ago, demographics, civilizational inheritence, etc., how does the fairly recent Western (and global) phenomenon of women's suffrage factor into all this?
A quick search shows that women in the USA more often vote for democrats. How much of issues like the Southern Border in the USA, and the German Refugee Insanity of 2015, for example, be attributed to women comprising a more significant political force in the West?
Was women's suffrage a mistake?