On February 24, 2023 at 3:00 pm, Frank Gallenstein wrote:
I read and editorial on Ukraine this week in the WSJ co-authored by Boris and Grahamnesty. Now there's a pair!
I really don't know what to think about what the US should be doing about the Russia/Ukraine war presently. Stopping it from happening in the beginning was the way to go if possible, and I suppose that might have happened had Trump been in office. Regardless, where do we go from here?
Our current administration won't stop China from further interference, if it were possible. It seems to be a quagmire. Your thoughts going forward.
On February 24, 2023 at 3:02 pm, Pete Procopio wrote:
The "phrase that pays" for the Biden regime this week has been defining our commitment to funding Ukraine's military for "as long as it takes..."
What the @&$! does that even mean? Are they seriously planning on extending this money-laundering operation (which I've read also includes infrastructure and pension spending) in perpetuity?
In your opinion what is the actual goal? Is this just the usual bungling and bluster, or something much more sinister? Seems to me the uniparty is simply scratching the 7 year war itch and rebuilding the coffers.
What happened to all those Code Pink protesters handing out the "End Endless Wars" bumper stickers shouting and picketing in the intersections while I'm driving to work?
On February 24, 2023 at 3:04 pm, Veronica L wrote:
If, as you have often said, 'the good guys are the bad guys' then the reverse of that statement must be true also - the designated global 'bad guys', I'm thinking Chairman Xi and Putin, are actually the good guys and we are on completely the wrong side in the Ukraine conflict and much else. It's hard to disagree with a lot Putin says, especially when it comes to the cultural degradation of Western countries and the predatory nature of the elites. Is it time to re-evaluate how we perceive, or have to be told to perceive, Putin and Chairman Xi? Thanks and loved all the new shows this week :)
On February 24, 2023 at 3:07 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
So happy to see that you are looking and sounding better each week as you recover from the heart attacks. And thanks for being one of the few voices of sanity in this zany world. Your fight for free speech is both important and inspirational.
Given that the Mark Steyn Show is now off of GB News, how quickly will OfCom be dropping their three investigations into the show? After all, wasn't the whole point of the investigations to silence your voice (and the significant questions you raised) in the U.K.? Given
On February 24, 2023 at 3:08 pm, Bryan Van Blaricom wrote:
This doesn't really have anything to do with today's topic (though I continue to be glad that Mark is proving to be as resilient as ever) but does anyone else see "Ofcom" and immediately think "INGSOC"?
On February 24, 2023 at 3:10 pm, Ross Spence wrote:
Mark, I pray for your speedy recovery. When you can run a mile without getting very winded, then I also pray for a silver lining from the stress-induced GB News/OffCom heart attacks. That silver lining would be if your recent boot from television might enable you to write at least one more of your essays and even one more book. You have a genius for writing, and you have such an entertaining and penetrating analysis of our times and the people in them. This is why I joined the Mark Steyn Club when it started and will always remain a member.
On February 24, 2023 at 3:11 pm, Lynda Levy wrote:
What do you think of Vivik Ramaswami's announcment that he is running for president? He has good ideas but can he get elected?
On February 24, 2023 at 3:13 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
What do you make of the many reappraisals of Jimmy Carter? I find the pre-obituaries morally repellent (the man is not dead yet, people!), but what of his Presidency? I have long thought he got a singularly raw deal, but (Israel apart!) he has had a pretty decent post-Presidency.
On February 24, 2023 at 3:14 pm, James from Lancaster, PA wrote:
Mark: I have been an avid reader of the literary works and biographies of George Orwell (Eric Blair) for a long, long time, beginning when I first read "1984" as a teenager. That book had enormous influence on me and shaped my political outlook for my entire life. Would you be so kind as to share your views of George Orwell? And remember, "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
On February 24, 2023 at 3:16 pm, Jonny Woodrow wrote:
Mark, did you know that, according to the Royal Shakespeare Company, climate change has been going on since the Bard's day? According to the brochure for their latest production, an early experience of climate change may have inspired William Shakespeare to write The Tempest. Having watched it this week I can see it all now; the storm is whipped up by Prospero (man made climate change?) who controls the spirit Ariel (Elizabethan english for CO2?). On our way to net zero, we really must regress our lives back to at least the middle ages if the planet was already screwed in Shakespeare's day. Oh, but then there is Dante's inferno....back to the caves then!
On February 24, 2023 at 3:18 pm, Alison Castellina wrote:
Hi Mark, In "1984" (love your Cockney accents), the elite rewrite Kipling's works to make him more to their taste and to eradicate any mention of God. What do you think about publishers currently rewriting or 'updating' imaginative works by dead authors who cannot fight back?
On February 24, 2023 at 3:21 pm, Sean from Alaska wrote:
As society keeps crumbling around us on a daily basis, I keep waiting for the pendulum to swing back - but no such luck. At this point do we fight back or get out of the way? Hide a few old books in the rafters, keep our heads down for a generation and find the best condiment for crickets in the meantime.
Sean from Alaska
PS Continued success on your convalescence.
On February 24, 2023 at 3:24 pm, Chris Davies wrote:
Is apathy or ignorance the biggest factor in the continued decline of our civil liberties, notably freedom of speech and movement?
On February 24, 2023 at 3:27 pm, Sandra Robinson wrote:
Good Evening Mark,
As mobility, freedom and resources are curtailed, should we raise a banner and head to a rallying fortress?
On February 24, 2023 at 3:30 pm, Mark DeBiasi wrote:
Given the near certainty that Covid came from the Wuhan Laboratory. Why do think there isn't more outrage?
On February 24, 2023 at 3:32 pm, LeftCoaster Claudia wrote:
An amazing array of intelligent persons acquiesced with the jab diktat while the dangers were known. Why?
We are grateful you survived and wish you well going forward.
On February 24, 2023 at 3:35 pm, Mark Williams wrote:
Not related to the topic but why is Fox News broadcasting the Alex Murdough trial live 8 hours per day? There are 100's of people murdered every day in America and there are a lot more important events that should be covered. It's as if people prefer a soap opera to hard-hitting news coverage. I'd like your take on this.
On February 24, 2023 at 3:39 pm, Timothy McDonnell wrote:
You have frequently mentioned that it would be better if people on The Right start making part of the culture by starting or buying a media company, instead of wasting the money by sending it to Send Money Now.com. Yet you have also mentioned that you don't support the Sugar Daddy program of getting some rich person to fund a right-wing media enterprise. Is anyone on The Right doing it the right way? Please give examples of anyone who is doing it the right way and the some examples of the wrong way, in your opinion. Take care.
On February 24, 2023 at 3:40 pm, David Hender wrote:
Good to see that your strength is returning, albeit slowly. But you have never lost your wit and desire for free speech, unlike GB News.
So what do you think of Jacob Rees-Mogg's new programme being called "The state of the union"?
Take good care of yourself
On February 24, 2023 at 3:41 pm, Niels Thyge Riisgaard, DK wrote:
In due time in your new life, could you imagine to speak truth to power about the constant fuelling of anti-semitism ? I certainly could, and I don't recall your take on this issue ever.
It's so embarassing to witness the UN and the EU stuck in lie upon lie about Israel, as if no representative or politician know about the tragedy that jews are leaving Europe in droves, and as if our leaders are completely ignorant about the history of Israel and the true history of the Isr-Palestinian conflict.
How I miss to see my own country again standing with Israel, and defending it against defamation!
All the best from
Niels Thyge Riisgaard, the west coast of Jutland, DK
On February 24, 2023 at 3:45 pm, Janie wrote:
You've succeeded in planting Aba Daba Honeymoon as a rather insidious earworm with me. I fondly recall Maria Muldaur's rendition of it on The Mark Steyn Show, though I have a soft spot for the original. What's your favorite version of it?
On February 24, 2023 at 3:47 pm, SIMON ARNOLD wrote:
I have been listening to the show informative as usual. What is the difference between this Ukraine war about to boil over, and 1914 or 1939?
On February 24, 2023 at 3:50 pm, The Notorious Mr. J wrote:
A question about the latest utterances of Vlad the Putin during his Rah-Rah speech recently, in which he invoked scorn over Western "woke" culture as an bludgeon in the propaganda war against the West. What do you make of it? Pooty-Poot has been energetic in trying to play the role of Orthodox Holy Joe to play to the Russian conservative crowd. The funny thing is that some Western conservatives developed a weird bromance crush on the guy, seeing him as a stalwart Christian soldier. Franky, I don't buy the charade. Putin comes across as an boundless opportunist that would turn Moonie if it served his interests.
On February 24, 2023 at 3:53 pm, Jeff B. wrote:
When people bring up war with China, you note that the American way of war doesn't work, which is true. Does the Chinese way work any better? Since the Korean War (where they did not do well) their only military experiences have been their invasion of Vietnam--the Vietnamese sent them packing--and various clashes with the Indians, where the Chinese did not shine. Does taking over the world without firing thus make perfect sense?
On February 24, 2023 at 3:54 pm, KD wrote:
You often say, it's China's world, we only pay for it. When it's done, what do you think a Chinese controlled world will look like?
On February 24, 2023 at 3:56 pm, Tom Lewis wrote:
Hi Mark, I hope you're breathing easier these days recovering from your heart attacks. I read where Viktor Orban doesn't want to participate in the Western effort to escalate the war against Russia, which will naturally spark more hatred against Hungary. And so Samantha Power has been sent in to try to "persuade" orban to go along to get along. Your thoughts?
On February 24, 2023 at 3:59 pm, Penns Woods wrote:
Mark... Rep Marjorie Green comment on an American national divorce. What are your thoughts on this suggestion?
On February 24, 2023 at 4:01 pm, Larry Durham wrote:
Your readings are all first rate. When I first became a Clubber, I listened to 1984, Animal Farm, the Scarlett Plague and The Metamorphosis in succession. Don't try that at home folks - throw in something like The Prisoner of Windsor or Psmith, Journalist to break up the tension a bit.
So good to have you back.
On February 24, 2023 at 4:03 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Mark and fellow Club members, is there any honest leftists out there to point out how the Biden Administration has betrayed their own movement? In the aughts, the left was synonymous with the antiwar movement, but they have been in hibernation when Obama invaded Libya and put US troops in Syria and while Joe Biden has brought us ever closer to nuclear war. Right now, East Palestine, Ohio is experiencing the worst environmental disaster in recent American history as toxic chemicals from the trail derailment seep into the air and water table. The media, which never fails to slip in climate change in any conversation it can, somehow fails to mention that water flows downhill and downstream, and that those chemicals will be seeping into every creek, tributary, and river downstream from that spill into the ocean. The left is supposed to prevent war, protect the environment, and stand up against big Corporations. Yet, the Biden Administration is pro war, screws the environment, and was content to screw over the railworker unions just a few short weeks ago. Will leftists ever realize that Joe Biden is their George W. Bush?
On February 24, 2023 at 4:04 pm, Robert wrote:
Never mind BoJo - William Hague REALLY has evolved. He has just joined Tony Blair in calling for "state-backed digital ID's.
Contrast that with his political debut at the age of 16 in 1977 where he wow'ed the Conservative Party by proclaiming that "a lot of you won't be around in forty years time, but I will be, and I want to be free."
Easily searchable. Check out his speech.
Has anyone asked him about this? Could any British MP's who remember? Andrew Bridgen?
On February 24, 2023 at 4:06 pm, Suzanne Reny wrote:
Ofcom=Ministry of Truth
On February 24, 2023 at 4:08 pm, Matt from Upstate NY wrote:
Your prediction that the planes will be falling from the skies is literally coming true already. I don't know if you saw the recent segment on Tucker about the Amazon diversity hire pilot who was known to be an incompetent pilot yet kept on the job. He crashed his plane, killing him and 2 others aboard. Thankfully it was an Amazon cargo plane and not a passenger plane or many more would have died but it is only a matter of time. It reminds me very much of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, where the best withdrew from a society that exploited them and they let the world fall apart, and some died as a result. Rand got a lot wrong but she got much right as well.
Is that the answer? Do we just let society fall off the cliff and then rebuild from the ruins or continue to try and put on the brakes?
On February 24, 2023 at 4:10 pm, AJ wrote:
The German member of the European parliament Christine Anderson has been touring Canada this past week and met with a few Canadian Conservative MPs. I see today that Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre has now denounced Frau Anderson as being "racist" and "hateful." I had such high hopes for Poilievre too.
On February 24, 2023 at 4:12 pm, Suzanne Reny wrote:
Haha. Bottom drawer is le tiroir du bas.
On February 24, 2023 at 4:19 pm, Sean wrote:
Your answer was just what I was hoping you woul say.