On June 3, 2022 at 4:59 pm, Suzanne Reny wrote:
Did John Durham and Elaine Bredehoft graduate from the same two bit law school, where not quite succeeding in winning your case is enough to call yourself and be considered a successful and legitimate lawyer? Meanwhile, Peter Navarro gets indicted for contempt of Congress by the DOJ. The ones guilty of contempt for their citizens are the Congress and DOJ. That's how I see it from across the northern border, where things aren't much better, if anything they're worse, with our Junior Marxist and his sidekick at the helm.
On June 3, 2022 at 4:59 pm, Robert Stewart wrote:
Mark, as you know, Durham failed. However, seeking some solace in the "not guilty" verdict by a jury that included 3 members who were known to the defendant, Michael Sussman, and a judge who worked with Sussman 30 years ago, the narrative is that we now know that Hillary knew. This apparently is considered progress since by her own words under oath, she can't recall very much. The Rule of Law is now nothing but a quaint notion that was apparently embraced by those we consider our Founders. Do you see any way forward for Durham, or this his curtain call?
On June 3, 2022 at 5:00 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Hey Mark and fellow Club members! Here in the United States, the number one story seems to be the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation case, which curiously has been tried much faster than your case with Mann. Stranger still, the Ukraine/Russian War has dropped out of the news. A couple weeks ago, the media were reporting that the Russians were losing and the Pentagon has their swagger back. When I looked for the latest news, it seems Russia has taken Maripol and almost all the Donbas. This will be the second time that a NATO trained, equipped, and funded ally will have collapsed in less than a year? What are your thoughts on the media silence on this?
On June 3, 2022 at 5:00 pm, William Fleishman wrote:
Dear Mr. Steyn,
I am a staunch and unreformed monarchist, but I sadly think Queen Elizabeth II was a failure as a monarch. While she cannot be faulted for the collapse of the British Empire, she can be faulted for the collapse of Britain at home due to mass immigration.
Yes, I understand that it is prudent for the Queen to delegate authority to her ministers and voice her concerns in private. But such a system can only work if gentlemen who understand the unwritten rules of governance hold the reins of power, but not when opportunistic scum like Tony Blair are in charge.
In that case, the monarch must rule directly.
She should have spoken out against Tony Blair's open border policies, forced her ministers to kick unassimilable immigrants out, and she should have refused to give Royal Assent to any Act of Parliament until the politicians did something about the border and immigration.
The Queen is the Mother of the Nation and Defender of the Faith, the physical embodiment of the British race. If she cannot protect her children or defend the Church, what is the point of having a queen?
Only authority can be delegated, not responsibility. Responsibility ends with the Queen. As head of state, she is ultimately responsible for Britain's plight.
Would a more active monarch have brought the mob to the street like in 1832? Yes. But at least the gauntlet would have been dropped, and we could have had it out with the republicans and reds once and for all. Would it have been bloody? Perhaps. But at least Conservatives would have fought to conserve something for once.
And who knows? We might have won.
William Fleishman, formerly of Kiev
On June 3, 2022 at 5:04 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
During this Jubilee weekend, will you be playing us out with a song from Queen Elizabeth's favorite musical Oklahoma? I am partial to "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" and "Surrey with the Fringe on the Top", but there are so many good songs in that musical, I won't be unhappy if you choose another.
On June 3, 2022 at 5:09 pm, Charles Sharpless wrote:
You've recently referenced an exchange between Lady Thatcher and Enoch Powell, whereas (and I'm paraphrasing) Thatcher suggests fighting for "our values", and Powell scoffs that he would fight for England, regardless of the government. I remember wondering whether, in today's America, if either are correct. The anti-American-traditionalism of the left has been on full display for decades now, of course: finally reaching its apex in the last few years. However, there seems to be a growing anti Americanism on the right, as evidenced by the declining respect by conservatives of the more traditional institutions (the military, federal law enforcement and judiciary, etc). And how many American citizens would fight for "the land" when most of them don't own anything, have no sense of community, and no sense of shared history?
In other words, if Victor Orban were to invade California, how many on the right would be terribly upset about it? Likewise if Justin Trudeau decided he wanted a more temperate Canadian colony in say, Alabama...how many American lefties would cheer him on?
-Loving the GB news show, by the way!
On June 3, 2022 at 5:13 pm, James wrote:
How does one qualify to be a "fact checker"? Is there a university degree in "fact checking?" Are these grifters still questioning the widowhood of your guests?
On June 3, 2022 at 5:16 pm, Wanda Sherratt wrote:
Sorry I've missed everything you've done for the past 2 weeks, because I'm one of those in Canada's capitol, Ottawa, who just spent 8 days without electricity because of a huge storm that hit here on May 21. If Washington DC, Paris or London had gone 8 days without power, it would be reported hourly as an ongoing crisis. Am I just a sorehead, or is this a bad omen that Canada is slipping from First World to Second World status? It's not that we're more important than anyone else, but it's like you said about rich people and celebrities in London being mugged: if *we* can't be insulated against such things, what does that say about the chances of people in less prominent areas?
On June 3, 2022 at 5:17 pm, Ellen Comeau wrote:
Salutations de la Belle Province!
Every time you mention that you miss live music, I am tempted to invite you to my amateur choir show (happening this weekend after a two-year hiatus). I do hope you will soon be able to take in a wonderful professional live performance sometime soon.
My question for you today: Given that the language issue is heating up again with the passage of Bill 96, do you think Quebec will ever achieve independence? I deem it unlikely as the demographics are not in Quebec's favour; also, the fiscal policies of recent separatist governments demonstrate that they are wholly unserious about the prospect, given how they are latched on to the federal government's equalization breast. What do you think?
On June 3, 2022 at 5:19 pm, Scot A wrote:
I can see that the GOPers in the Senate are going to given into Biden and his gun control demands. Once again, the GOP is snatching defeat from the jaws of victory this fall by turning off all over their voters. Do you think the American people will ever wake up to the fact we are being controlled by one massive uni-party?
I also want to say happy Pride Month to all my fellow club members. It is great to see that everything is going so smoothly here in America, things like affordable gas, low crime and restrained and effective government that we can spend our time celebrating boutique issues.
On June 3, 2022 at 5:22 pm, Larry Durham wrote:
Mark, I don't think even a land slide victory to "office" by the republicans will make any difference in the mid terms or in 24. The party is home to a cabal of terrible people - one being my own senator - and maybe the worst of the worst - Lindsey boots on the ground Graham. It looks as if there is no way out of uniparty government. How is it you describe civilizational collapse? Gradually - then suddenly? It appears that's the ticket.
Nevertheless, Eagerly awaiting the next TFOT.
On June 3, 2022 at 5:23 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
The DOJ and the FBI care more about going after Conservatives than they do against so called bad people who have "Red Flags" and get their hands on guns. If the existence of the Defund the Police movement wasn't bad enough, the movement created this problem but they insist it's the 2nd Amendment that is the problem. If their gun legislation was worth a crap, they'd put their own children in schools to prove it works but they don't. They did more post Jan 6 for their own protection than they will ever do for our children. Apparently they'll only go after you if you're a Trump supporter or if the FBI wants to stir up another kidnapping plot. Any words on this Mark?
On June 3, 2022 at 5:27 pm, Brian W wrote:
Hi Mark, Bula from Fiji, where I'm currently quarantined.
Mrs W and I caught up with a bunch of old friends in Melbourne last week, and a few of us have tested positive since going our separate ways.
I scored a negative entering Fiji but positive on my US pre-departure test. I'm a geezer, but my only symptoms consisted of a cold from which I've recovered.
She's back in the US and I'm marooned in paradise, albeit with an ocean view and lovely room service, looking forward to my forthcoming hotel bill.
My question: Will we ever rid ourselves of all this nonsense and be allowed to get in with our lives? Or is that the objective, i.e. to continue to control our lives?
On June 3, 2022 at 5:29 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
For the life of me, I can't imagine the Democrats simply allowing themselves to lose this November, and they continue to behave as if they have nothing to fear in the polls. I intended to predict their use of violence to prevent a free election. Isn't Nihilism a Propaganda campaign for those too lazy to think? My optimism kicked in and then I wrote the following:
The Roman Empire converted to Christianity. King John signed the Magna Carta. The Western Hemisphere was conquered by Christianity. King Charles I was beheaded. The tyranny of the Aztecs was defeated. The Declaration of Independence was signed. Americans burned the Slave plantations under the Star-Spangled Banner. The Ottomans were defeated. The Hapsburgs were defeated. The NAZIs were defeated and the Imperial Japan was defeated. Civil Rights were granted to African Americans, Homosexuals 24 other groups represented by every available letter in the alphabet. The Soviet Union fell and the NYC crime families were beaten. Isn't the trajectory of Human History one of increasing liberty and global prosperity? There is always evil in the world and each generation must defeat it. Can the media's ability to ignore the common man who has earned all the victories enough to stop the deluge of God's Grace?
Mark, your sober commentary is sanity in this insane global climate, but most of the evidence of world history is the victory of the good.
On June 3, 2022 at 5:35 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
Great to see that you are dominating your time slot in the UK!! Well deserved for all the hard work you put into it.
Any chance you can tell us what exactly the nature of the complaint lodged with OffCom about the show?
On June 3, 2022 at 5:37 pm, Jan Schiebout (She - bowt) wrote:
Dear Mark: what Jubilee events have you been most impressed with? I love the dress and pomp and circumstance, the elegance and modest dress of women at church and other occasions. It seems that true femininity has gone the way of other western culture traditions - canceled.
In the meantime - have you seen Dinesh D'Souza's movie 2000 Mules? It seems the American Revolution was fought for nothing, elections going to the undemocratically democrat mafia. The evidence is that both parties have been purchased by the globalists. Both Justin Trudeau and Ukraine's Zelensky are graduates of Klaus Schwab's young leadership school. He was a comedian and now is worth 2 billion? Pierre Trudeau and Fidel Castro were chums, and so are many of Justin's cabinet members.
On June 3, 2022 at 5:40 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
Mark, there seems to be a huge divergence of opinion as to the underlying cause of the controlled collapse of the post-WWII democratic (and debt-based) order. Many on the right point to the rise of "global communism" - imposed by the WEF and CCP - and the pernicious effect of "cultural Marxism" in the West. Many old-fashioned liberals look at the same situation and lament the impact of rampant "global capitalism", particularly with reference to the influence of woke billionaires and China. You are one of the few conservatives who've leaned towards the latter, including attributing blame to the Chamber of Commerce right. Lee Smith has referred to US elites - exemplified by the uniparty and corporate establishment - being uniquely corrupt in the sweep of history, whereby they have "sold America off for parts".
Does right vs left as the "cause" even matter when the result is totalitarian rule by tech oligarchs aligned with the superstate, and the elimination of the middle class across the (formerly) free world?
On June 3, 2022 at 5:43 pm, Cristina Parau wrote:
Your and Andrew Lawton's coverage of the WEF at Davos was superb! In academia where I work, anybody who would be somebody dreams of rubbing shoulders with the Davos elite. And they are now funding academic Fellowships that align with their agenda. If only they could see your framing of Schwab side by side with the Star Trek character, it might dampen their enthusiasm. Keep showing it! Did you know that the LSE/Nicholas Stern gave him an honorary doctorate in 2020?
Could Andrew Lawton report from similar meetings of media moguls? I just found out they have their own Davos at the "Monaco Media Forum". This might explain why mainstream media coverage of everything, from the USA to Ireland to France, is so uniform, even though the default state of human nature is variability.
I commend your roster of smart conservative women! Any chance Ann Coulter might be included? Or is she too "extreme" for a UK audience? She reminds us what open borders do to civilized society. Zemmour is back, too, and together with Reconquette is fielding candidates for the French legislative elections this month. His message ought to be front and centre in Britain, whose replacement destiny is no different from France's. Could we get him, too, please?
On June 3, 2022 at 5:47 pm, Frank Gallenstein wrote:
Hearing that Peter Navarro was arrested and jailed was disgusting and caused some expletives to be loudly shouted from my mouth. Will be calling my Senators and Rep demanding they speak out.
On June 3, 2022 at 5:53 pm, Jan Schiebout (She - bowt) wrote:
My husband suggests that he isn't nearly as impressed with the Queen as I am for having busted Andrew down to private in the monarchy. He suggests that she and the other royals must have known about his activities and that adultery and philandering have long been the typical behavior of royal men and women. The Queen is a deeply devout Christian. He said she should have done more earlier to shock British society back to a sense of moral example. What should she have done differently, if anything?
On June 3, 2022 at 7:05 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
Your poem reminds me of that old nursery rhyme about a queen and a cat:
Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?
I've been done to London to visit the Queen.
Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you there?
I frightened a little mouse under her chair.
On June 3, 2022 at 7:05 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
There are a lot of truckers and gun owners in those oil rich parts of Canada. I could see sending peace keepers to those parts of Canada to deter Trudeau's government from violating their rights.
On June 3, 2022 at 7:06 pm, James Driskell wrote:
Have you listened to any of Grace Vanderwaal's music yet? Have you heard of her? I would love for you to take a quick tour of Sam Borgman's YT page and listen to what I think is the greatest voice and songwriter since???, maybe Mozart. You may be impressed. If you want some specific links please let me know, I'm not only a Steyn aficionado but a Graceologist.
On June 3, 2022 at 7:06 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
I'm an alumnus of such a law school.
On June 9, 2022 at 2:05 pm, kathy waring wrote:
Thanks, a lot, Mark! I am going broke from my "now hobby" of making T-shirts with your most precious comments. It began with my wearing a 1984 quotes T-shirt to my making my own. Examples: "Dirty, Rotten, Stinking, Corrupt", "Medals from Shoulder to Scrotum" and "Don't Wave that Constitution..."! You can imagine the reactions on the street. PLEASE begin the cruises again and allow me to at least sell my wares there! Love how you are keeping us all sane. Best, Kathy