On July 8, 2022 at 4:55 pm, Douglas wrote:
Given the barbaric assassination of PM Abe, can you please comment on the importance of America's alliance with Japan and the rest of The Quad more generally. Our national focus should be on Asia. Europe is the past. I feel as though the war in Europe has brought both our attention and resources away from where it needs to be: East Asia. Do you agree?
On July 8, 2022 at 4:58 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
When the lights go out for good. Will Davos torch our corpses to read by? What is the endgame here?
On July 8, 2022 at 4:58 pm, Walt Trimmer wrote:
Now that my period of mourning for Independence Day is over, I'd like to ask when the U.S., Britain and Europe became matriarchies, respectively?
On July 8, 2022 at 4:59 pm, Xavier in Ohio wrote:
Hi Mark. I believe you have previously discussed the idea that physically large countries are difficult to govern. Could you please expand on this? How difficult is it for someone to effectively govern the United States, in its present status, with a large geographical area and a population of 330 million plus? What aspects are unique to the U.S. versus Russia, Brazil, etc.? Thanks.
On July 8, 2022 at 5:01 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Hey Mark and fellow Club members. Do the World Economic Forum (WEF) members really think their plans will work? Assuming they put every policy they want in place and stakeholder capitalism is the world's dominant ideology, do they really think that is a stable arrangement? It seems to me they're just setting up a world where violent revolution is just one food crisis away. Does Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg think that only politicians can get assassinated?
On July 8, 2022 at 5:02 pm, CrossBorderGal wrote:
One concern about Boris's defenestration is that whoever succeeds him as PM might be worse, and there are not many obvious qualified or "untainted" candidates. But there are a couple of bright lights.
You have mentioned Tony Abbott. Splendid idea!
Another is Lord David Frost. Though not mentioned in the British MSM, his name has been in the Telegraph and the Express. He was also mentioned favourably by John O'Sullivan (last night's GB News interview). And in your January interview with Frost, you asked if he would consider running for PM; he answered "Never say never."
Should we look forward to Frost's resigning his House of Lords seat and making a bid for PM, or will it be left to you to lobby Abbott and help save Britain from globalism, wokeism and Net Zero?
On July 8, 2022 at 5:05 pm, Bryan Harvey wrote:
Mark - I am sure you will have a lot to talk about with so many changes in world leaders the past 24 hours but I was reading an article by Holman Jenkins in the WSJ and he noted that
"Trump's moment landed because he was a parody of the flaws in our political leaders ... and that only an ultra cynic could beat Washington at its own game and move the country forward on important fronts".
When I look around at the people who viscerally hate Trump :: that actually makes me like Trump. My question is:: do you think Trump was/is a poor leader and we probably are better off with someone else or is he a singular phenomenon that is we need to beat Washington at its own game?
I don't think he is going to do things the same if he is reelected again.
On July 8, 2022 at 5:07 pm, MMF wrote:
Thank you, Mark, for your coverage of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on GBNews. Also celebrating 70 years this year is Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap". I'd like to hear your comments on that and the St. Martin's Theatre. My daughter and I enjoyed the show - I was quite surprised to find that the evening show on a Tuesday was sold out, so I don't think it's in any danger of going away anytime soon. I was also relieved that it wasn't woke or otherwise updated. Daughter also tried kippers and kedgeree while in the UK.
On July 8, 2022 at 5:10 pm, Amanda James wrote:
I am currently seated in row 14 of an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Montreal, an unexpected yet expected turn of events, as my flight to Toronto was canceled a handful of hours prior to departure. Luckily, I'm able to be quite nimble as I am traveling carry-on only, the only way to ensure that all of your possessions in checked luggage avoid being vaporized in a black hole, never to return.
As I sit here with my mask on my face (any typos due to lack of oxygen), I am contemplating creative means by which we can make all of the politicians and health care mandarins acknowledge and atone for the damage they continue to cause with the ongoing mask and vaccine mandates. Since we know that they will never apologize nor suffer consequences for their decisions by traditional means, are there any other creative corrective measures available to a peaceful but noisy citizenry? In the absence of any consequences, they continue to double down and make our lives more and more miserable.
AJ from Surrey, British Columbia
On July 8, 2022 at 5:15 pm, Wanda Sherratt wrote:
Dutch farmers have risen in protest as they fight for their farms and their livelihoods. The Dutch police are following the Trudeaupian robocop playbook, even firing live rounds at men in tractors. Is this protest going to fizzle out like the Canadian truckers' protest? Is there any future to protests of this sort?
On July 8, 2022 at 5:18 pm, Kelton wrote:
Hello Mark. During last week's Clubland Q&A, you stressed that little time remained in order to preserve freedom. I don't know if there are enough people interested in the perseveration of freedom, let alone time. Looking just at the United States, I believe too many Americans are living quiet, comfortable lives and too few are living free lives. The problem is living the quiet life doesn't advance freedom and we are seeing the consequences of this as the Left marches on. A point was reached where institutions and politics were corrupted to the point where living freely became punishable, and so the trend away from freedom continued more rapidly. I don't believe this trend can be reversed as we have passed a critical point. Do you think there are enough people interested in arguing for freedom? Topics of discussion like Trump endorsed candidates or the red wave in November lead me to believe there aren't enough people disposed to discussing freedom.
On July 8, 2022 at 5:22 pm, Deborah McKenzie wrote:
Hi Mark, what does it say about Canada or the Liberal Party that not a single Liberal cabinet minister has resigned in protest over Trudeau's many parliamentary ethics breaches? Are British politicians braver? More ethical? And what do you think of Tamara Lich if the Truckers'Freedom Convoy being found guilty of breaching her bail conditions because of a 3 second conversation and a photo? Canada's Justice System is starting to look a bit Banana Republic-ish now. Love seeing your show on GB News! Keep up the great work! Deborah
On July 8, 2022 at 5:27 pm, Adam wrote:
I'm sure you are more than fed up with covering the ignominious downfall of BoJo. It is once again assumed that the new leader will be a modish non-entity pushing all the standard elite policy programs. Why is it that conservative politics is considered uncouth when the modish stuff displays child like naivety paired with gross incompetence. Is there anything that can be done to change fashions so that the fatuous elites that run the west are enthralled to slightly less destructive beliefs?
On July 8, 2022 at 5:28 pm, Kelly Sr. wrote:
Is there any hope Trump might decide to back a successor who runs on a MAGA platform and could pursue that agenda rather than spend four years fighting efforts to ruin, jail or assassinate him? If it's vengeance he wants, the most intense anguish he could possibly visit upon his haters is to remain a hero as MAGA policies excites the economy and begin to hose down the Augean stable of the deep state. And to do so while leading the leisurely life of a billionaire, away from the crucible of hate that burns for him, receiving world leaders, historians and scholars at his estate while their oligarchy is Trumped.
On July 8, 2022 at 5:31 pm, Frank Gallenstein wrote:
At times like this (a very unpopular President - for good reasons) I find the British system attractive. I doubt Biden would survive today in such a system. However, the same system got rid of Churchill and Thatcher. Were they still popular among the majority of the population when they were removed?
On July 8, 2022 at 5:38 pm, David wrote:
In your view, are there any conservative candidates on the horizon, either in the UK,the US, Canada or Australia that can give some structure to the small "c" conservative cause and give us some hope. I think that the water level under our noses went way up this week.
On July 8, 2022 at 5:39 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
I see you're having technical difficulties again. I believe we have confused freedom with convenience. The convenience of aborting a fetus that you don't want. The convenience of changing your gender whenever you want. The convenience of walking into a store and not paying for something because the left views you as an oppressed people. We see the left push for "causes" that aren't fighting for freedoms or rights but for conveniences. Do we know the difference between freedom and convenience or have we made things that are conveniences to be made out to be a god given right? Your thoughts Mark.
On July 8, 2022 at 5:42 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
Congratulations on the success of The Mark Steyn Show!! It is fantastic. And the lineup of recurring guests is outstanding.
Based upon early reports, it seems like China is the immediate beneficiary of the assassination of former PM Shinzo Abe. He was a vocal opponent of the CCP and supported the the sanctions Trump put in place against China. And his shocking killing destabilizes a major player in the Asian-Pacific region. Given all this and the fact that guns are extremely hard to obtain in Japan, am I off base in thinking that Chairman XI and the CCP could be behind the Abe assassination?
In light of the fact the "dead husk of a sock puppet in the White House" released a tepid statement about Abe's killing, we can be sure the CCP does not fear a strong response from us for this outrageous event.
Thanks, as always, for your analysis,
On July 8, 2022 at 5:45 pm, Robert Stewart wrote:
You often comment on birth rates dropping below the replacement value of 2.1, and the coming collapse of western societies. The decline is largely the result of modern pharmaceuticals, as well as surgical abortion. What if the disinclination to have children is genetic? In the past, this genetic endowment would be passed on despite a parent's wishes due to the social pressure to marry as well as thru coerced means, rape and pilage being rather widespread in centuries past. I'm reminded of the likelihood of such a connection every year as we watch "our" violet-green swallows build their nests and then work non-stop for five or six weeks as the young hatch and mature, fledging from the nest and learning to fly in a matter of a day or two. The dedication of these birds to their young is astonishing. It is surely of genetic origin. Absent a visit to feed the brood every five or ten minutes, the mortality rate or our little flock would drop beyond replacement. If parenting is only engaged in by those who desire children, and if this is also of genetic origin, then will the ranks of the progressive left be faced with extinction?
On July 8, 2022 at 5:46 pm, George Pazin wrote:
I can't underscore enough how much the Club and GB News mean to me. I love everything about each.
I don't think this will be submitted early enough to make it, but I'd simply like to know if there is a decent successor to Boris. I remember when Boris initially took over, Mark commented that Boris wanted to be consequential. Alas......
I don't know how much of his fall can be attributed to Covid, versus other things, but it eternally disheartening how many "conservative" leaders abandon all consersatism upon ascension to office (and I say office, not power, because I'm firmly committed to Mark's credo that conservatives are in office, while liberals/progressives are in power).
Thanks all for everything!
On July 8, 2022 at 5:49 pm, Wayne Lanham wrote:
Care to hazard a guess as to how long we have until secession of some kind is seriously considered as a solution to the USA's problems?
On July 8, 2022 at 5:51 pm, George Pereira wrote:
I've written this before but let me say it again.
Why aren't the worthless little prince charlie and the equally worthless William of Woke, who agonize over the fraud that is climate change and which nothing they do or say will ever do anything but lead to more misery to the British people speaking out about the Telford horrors.
Both of them could make an immediate improvement in the lives of little British girls by speaking out and more importantly confronting the police and demanding to know why they have failed the British people.
Yet nothing but crickets.
On July 8, 2022 at 5:54 pm, Jamie Marsh wrote:
I learned from you show this week that anyone from the commonwealth can run for Prime Minister of the UK. That's fascinating. As I take it you won't run, could you tell us a bit about the Australian you mentioned would make a great PM. Like many, I had never heard of him. Maybe there's a hope for our friends down under?
On July 8, 2022 at 5:59 pm, Veronica L wrote:
Good Morning Mark,
I tried this question last week, but was too late, so here it is again by popular demand: if and when Prince Charles becomes king, will you continue to be a supporter of the monarchy? It is obviously now a woke institution, as recently commented on by David Starkey, and so shouldn't we, as conservatives, look for an alternative to it? Isn't continuing to support them akin to American conservatives who persist in following all those corporate sports franchises that despise them? Kate Smythe and I have decided that we're prepared to dump the Woke Windsors, if we can find a better option, are you with us? Thanks and love seeing you in the UK studio :)
On July 8, 2022 at 6:01 pm, David Taylor wrote:
Yesterday on GB News, amid discussions of Boris Johnson's resignation, you mentioned that pundit Ann Coulter was an "American chum."
Let me get this off my chest right away...I think Ann Coulter is one of the most detestable people on God's green earth.
Why? Because after Ann Coulter's initial excitement about Donald Trump running for President in 2015 – being invited to speak at an early Trump Rally; releasing a book entitled "In Trump We Trust," etc. – she made an aggressive but somewhat mystifying about-face in 2017 and began a rabid campaign of Trump torment and regime destruction.
Ann Coulter, at the time, claimed, in her vaudevillian schtick-driven ironic style, that her backflip was because President Trump hadn't actually yet built 'The Wall' – mere months into his mercilessly attacked administration. We were supposed to forget, I assume, the numerous impeding lawsuits, the treachery within the GOP, the FBI/FISA wiretaps, the DNC-media Russia-Russia collusion avalanche, the Steele Dossier, the blockage of funds, the budding congressional investigations, the calls for impeachment, internal leaks, blah blah, etc.
But like Liz Cheney, Ann Coulter's real purpose in her unending rage and hatred for President Trump was purely personal and pathological. After getting media questions about loyalist Ann Coulter raising stink about the snail-like pace of 'The Wall's' construction in 2017, Trump feigned knowledge of Ann Coulter's very existence and blandly dismissed her influence. A typical Trump reward for perceived treachery. From THAT moment, Ann Coulter, scorned, knew no limits to her revenge.
And Ann Coulter's scorched earth retribution was not only repurposed to take out President Trump but also to stand tall alongside Democrats in all their impeachment and conviction abominations. Ann Coulter was a very vocal cheerleader. Outrageously so. Which ultimately was, in essence, a hand-up to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and the 2020 election scourge.
And, so, here we are. America down. Hell and chaos up. And Ann Coulter, to this day, will take to Twitter, or Substack, to post some atrocious trash about Trump, blithely whistling past Joe Biden's many disasters, wantonly, simply, feeding her gaping maw of churning Donald Trump hate. Ann Coulter certainly cares more about this sublime spiritual transaction than she does her own country. And for that I find her utterly detestable.
Perhaps, Mark, you will reconsider who your "American chums are?
On July 8, 2022 at 6:02 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
It's great to see you back in Blighty - it must be fun for you to have your guests face-to-face for a while. My query though is this: I have a chum, Gary Lancaster, who is thinking of joining the Mark Steyn club. I keep telling him though that he should only do so once he has cancelled his BBC license fee direct debit, and directly uses the money to join your club - his membership would then feel all the sweeter. He worries though that his wife will complain about all the letters he will get threatening prosecution. Which one of us is right?
On July 8, 2022 at 6:04 pm, Dale Owens wrote:
If you want to be really edgy how about doing a piece on British working class hero Tommy Robinson. This man had been persecuted by the liberal establishment for years. Who will speak up for him? He has made mistakes but he spoke out on the grooming gangs and expressed the feelings of British patriots!
On July 8, 2022 at 6:19 pm, Robert Fox wrote:
Can we tell Mixlr to "Screw Off!"? Sounds like they have a team of "monitors for misinformation" too, just like Facebook and Twitter. Sorry Mark, but today's show was unlistenable but not because of the excellent content. The constant "buffering" and silencing by this streaming platform of your responses to our questions were outrageous. Whenever you were going strong meat on some subject is when the "problems" occurred. Can we go back to the old way of doing it? Will the replay have the same issues?
On July 9, 2022 at 2:20 am, Kitty Bits wrote:
I guess you have to listen to these Q and A sessions while they're happening now as I can't get this to replay for me. I can't listen to them live because I'm at work. I'm at work when the questions are being posted.
I did so love listening to them later when I was home from work and doing the dinner dishes or folding laundry. Now, this mixlr thing just links to a site that tells me there's nothing to listen to.
It's not like I don't pay to be a member of the Mark Steyn Club. I do. I just don't have the means to listen to this. If it's just a matter of me being a complete dolt and not knowing how to use the technology could someone please explain it to me, and forgive me for my ignorance?
On July 9, 2022 at 2:21 am, Kitty Bits wrote:
Can you please tell me how to listen to the replay? I tried clicking on the link above and it sent me to some mixlr thing that said there was nothing I could listen to. All of the questions seemed so interesting. I wish I could hear Mark's replies.