On December 6, 2023 at 2:56 pm, George Pazin wrote:
Hi Mark! My stick arrived last week, many thanks!
What did you think of the three university stooges testifying in front of Congress yesterday? How would you have questioned them re: free speech versus antisemitism on campus?
On December 6, 2023 at 2:56 pm, Chris Hall wrote:
Did you see that Riley Gaines took a leaf out of the Mark Steyn playbook for How to Testify Before a Congressional Committee?
On December 6, 2023 at 3:01 pm, Leo VT wrote:
Mark, glad you're back in the harness. Curious about your thoughts on Geert Wilders. Will he be able to cobble together a coalition, and if so, will that have an effect in Brussels?
On December 6, 2023 at 3:01 pm, Pete Procopio wrote:
Did you know that calling for the genocide of Jews is not necessarily a violation of the standards of conduct enforced by Ivy League institutions?
Turns out "it is a context-dependent decision," according to Penn President Liz Magill.
Harvard President Claudine Gay said, "When speech crosses into conduct, we take action."
MIT President Sally Kornbluth said that such language would only be "investigated as harassment if pervasive and severe."
Forgive me, as I did not pursue my undergraduate or graduate studies at MIT, Harvard, or UPenn I am learning this from congressional hearing testimony.
I'm fairly certain genocide means the systematic killing of a racial or cultural group, so that's not contextually dependent. So the context they're referring to must be the vigor one chants with, or frequency perhaps?
Maybe it is necessary to discern if the person chanting really means it, or we have to understand the reasons why one turns to chanting for genocide? It certainly can't depend on the race/culture the chant is advocating for genocide, right?
What strange worlds these institutions exist in. Where an unintended micro aggression experienced by a member of a marginalized group might get you expelled, but organized chants calling for genocide are dependent on context and conduct.
I would not recommend substituting ANY other marginalized group when organizing chants for genocide at an Ivy League institution as I'm pretty sure it would be frowned upon.
On December 6, 2023 at 3:06 pm, John Weatherford wrote:
It is great to hear your voice, despite all that you find yourself having to deal with, this Christmas season.
Two consequential centenarians died these past few days; Henry Kissinger and Norman Lear. The former helped shape the world we find ourselves in through China policy, the latter helped shape the culture, in America at least, through sitcoms. Any thoughts on either, Mark?
Wishing you and your family a merry, healthy and peaceful Christmas!
On December 6, 2023 at 3:07 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Mark, and fellow Club members, what are your thoughts on the passing of Henry Kissinger? Would you say he was the great thinker and statesman as some are claiming or one of the very men who turned the world against the west?
On December 6, 2023 at 3:07 pm, Suzanne Reny wrote:
Speaking of departing politicians... Do you think Trudeau will resign soon or will he hold on for dear life until he's sunk the Libs into oblivion?
On December 6, 2023 at 3:09 pm, Chris Hall wrote:
The recent tragic story of the baby Indi in the UK reminds one of the myriad other cases of the NHS essentially becoming a death row prison, refusing to allow patients to leave even when there is no rational impediment with respect to cost or liability. What weird thought process motivates these people?
On December 6, 2023 at 3:09 pm, Mark Lipniacki wrote:
Complements of the Season, Mark,
I very much hope you are on the mend, in spite of the best efforts of the dreaded medical centre.
This rather begs the question of what exactly has gone wrong with medicine in the West, and how to fix it.
Happy St Nicholas Day,
On December 6, 2023 at 3:10 pm, Patrick Pierse wrote:
My question for you today Mark, now that mostly the pandemonium panic is over, are we not seeing any real mask effectiveness studies being undertaken to either confirm or refute major skepticism about their use. Surely there are enough great minds out there to sort this out or is there another agenda preventing such research.
On December 6, 2023 at 3:11 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
Stabs and jabs! Are those two ways to "reduce the surplus population, Ebenezer"? I listened to your fabulous reading of Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" last night.
My question really is this: Aren't both the vaxx jabs and allowing the influx of jihadist stabby stabbers, two methods employed by the globalist overlords and their minions to reach their publicly stated depopulation goals? And does my asking make me a tin-hat wearing, conspiracy theorist?
On December 6, 2023 at 3:14 pm, Bill Dekker wrote:
Which of these science fiction writers made the best prediction of our present and likely future situation?
George Orwell- 1984
Aldous Huxley- Brave New World
EM Forster- The Machine Stops
HG Wells- The Time Machine
Or, is it more like Jean Raspail's Camp of the Saints which isn't sci-fi but does predict a future?
I'd like to point out that most of these stories are available as Tales for our Times, accessible as part of a membership in the Mark Steyn Club.
Better health and clear thinking in the days ahead.
On December 6, 2023 at 3:15 pm, Jeff Estes wrote:
Do you think NATO has a weapons confiscation program planned for the EU nations which will fall under Islam?
On December 6, 2023 at 3:15 pm, William Stroock wrote:
You've been talking a lot about diversity and stabbings lately. My own experience with Diversity has no stabbings whatsoever. I live in part of Bridgewater, New Jersey, nicknamed 'Chindia' for all of our Indian and Chinese immigrants. You can look us up. The schools have off days for Chinese New Year and Diwali. An imperial traveler such as yourself is familiar with the religious practices of even His Majesties' remotest subjects. But for those who don't know, Diwali is the Hindu festival of light and its celebration is like Hannukah and the 4th of July (or Guy Fawkes Day for you subjects of crown) rolled into one. My wife and I are having many of our Hindu friends and neighbors over for a Hannukah Menorah lighting this weekend.
On December 6, 2023 at 3:18 pm, Tom Lewis wrote:
Mark, Hope your health is improving. Any thoughts on Hungary's refusing to give in to the Wioke agenda and their battles with the EU?
On December 6, 2023 at 3:19 pm, Seth wrote:
Good afternoon Mark! I hope your health continues to improve and you have a Merry Christmas.
I was wondering if you could comment on the most recent Elon Musk controversy. It seems like major corporations are accusing him of anti-semitisim and threatening to pull their advertisement dollars from X/Twitter. Mr. Musk has called their tactics blackmail. The origin of the problem started when Mr. Musk responded to an obscure tweet from a guy talking about how prominent jews have fomented anti-white racisim and encouraged western governments into taking in hordes of refugees. What are your thoughts on this?
On December 6, 2023 at 3:26 pm, George Pereira wrote:
One of the great conceits and plot lines of science fiction is that if man eating aliens, who always want earth women, invade the earth, the world will come together to defeat them.
Given the west's inability or refusal to deal with an actual alien invasion, and yes, they want our women (ahem, give them the squad and Susan Sarandon) why did anyone ever think this was a great plot line?
On December 6, 2023 at 3:29 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
Doctor Who is now predictably gay, fancying an un-historically Indian heritage Sir Isaac Newton, and promoting trans nonsense. If we made you a Time Lord, when would you travel back to in your Tardis to try and forestall the woke madness, and what would you change?
On December 6, 2023 at 3:31 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
What do you think of traveling fanatics? Just reading in my local paper that a
Marocan has been arrested in Belgian for calling threats to schools that there would be a bombing. The Ontario Provincial Police at the end of November that the same individual was responsible for threats to the Catholic schools of Eastern Ontario. Other Ontario schools were warned.
On December 6, 2023 at 3:35 pm, John Cameron wrote:
Hi Mark all the best to you and your family this Christmas, hope you have a great one!
As for the ofcom bollocks, and the anti Free speech mission creep on the Internet,do the evil elite think they can stop the rest off us from finding out what they have in store for us and our nations,
When even the comman people on the street knows what's going on.
On December 6, 2023 at 3:37 pm, Chris Davies wrote:
Let me start with an apology. I just couldn't bring myself to ask you a Nikki Haley question.
I hope this finds you well and I believe I speak for many of us when I say how delighted I am that you are able to host the Clubland Q&A yet again this week.
Your health related stoicism is quite something, not least your journey back from Europe for the latest abortive trial date in the Michael Mann case.
I strongly suspect I'm also not alone in hoping that 2024 will be kinder to your bum ticker such that we might see your return to our screens via SteynOnline sporadically.
Enough sucking up. Is it feasible that one off specials of The Mark Steyn Show may be produced from time to time in the New Year, God willing? If not, I know it won't be for the want of trying.
Keep well Mark.
On December 6, 2023 at 3:41 pm, Alysia L wrote:
Dear Mark: If Megyn Kelly hasn't already given you a copy, her husband Douglas Brunt's "The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel" is a fascinating read and will add to your store of knowledge about Great Power dynamics before WWI. All of my friends and family who've read it are now seized by a desire for Diesel engines of our own! Best wishes for your continued recovery over the holidays.
On December 6, 2023 at 3:45 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
How will the Congress do without the wisdom and steady hand of Kevin McCarthy?
On December 6, 2023 at 4:00 pm, Rachel Rollin wrote:
Sound is back Mark!
On December 6, 2023 at 4:00 pm, Suzanne Reny wrote:
On December 6, 2023 at 4:00 pm, Gareth Roberts wrote:
Hearing you again!
On December 6, 2023 at 4:00 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
On December 6, 2023 at 4:00 pm, Jay Barney wrote:
You've been back for five minutes.
On December 6, 2023 at 4:08 pm, Suzanne Reny wrote:
Not sure if I'm the only one but I seem to have lost your feed.
On December 6, 2023 at 4:21 pm, Melissa at The Mark Steyn Club wrote:
Suzanne, please refresh and try again.
On December 6, 2023 at 4:21 pm, Melissa at The Mark Steyn Club wrote:
Please refresh. It is working now.
On December 6, 2023 at 5:03 pm, PATRICIA MCCOY CARPIN wrote:
You are amazing in your creativity, speaking of death of Kirsty MacColl and Shane MacGowan and then heading towards what I expected to be Fairy Tale of New York.
Wow, what a surprise taking the detours before arriving! Brilliant! Just brilliant!
Bing Crosby , Galway Bay 1947, 1800 something Mountain Dew, news to me and then Fairy Tale, tying it all
Together. You really are a gem. Thank you. My sunshine for the day! Brendan O'Neill did a nice tribute to Shane in spiked.