On October 10, 2017 at 4:15 pm, James wrote:
Last year, a Canadian terrorist was stopped because of an FBI tip. This week, we learned that another Canadian, who was involved in a thwarted plot to blow up Times Square, was also foiled only because of an FBI tip. What should Canada do to keep on top of this?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:15 pm, Jerusalem Falafel Rais wrote:
Hey Mark, what are the chances that Hillary will denounce Weinstein. Wouldn't that mean an implicit condemnation of Bill?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:15 pm, Raymond Cleveland wrote:
Dear Mark (if I may be so familiar),
I hope to be able to contribute as the event unfolds, but life may intrude. I have to use this opportunity to convey my sincerest appreciation to you for the many, many perspectives you've shared that have profoundly deepened my own personal sense of just how much of our rich cultural inheritance our society as discarded, mangled, dishonored and so on. I was in the audience during your Minneapolis appearance and had hoped to shake your hand and convey what follows in person.
Your offerings are daily and they keep me oriented. I am constantly shaking my head while recognizing that as our society becomes more and more disfigured, none of it had to be this way.
Finally, as an antidote that keeps me from drawing a warm bath, you introduced me and the rest of your audience to Dr. Jordan B. Peterson - I'd never have learned of him without you. Listening to his lectures has given me the strength to carry on trying always to do the right thing as the ceiling tiles continue to drop.
I am so grateful to be a member of your audience.
On October 10, 2017 at 4:16 pm, Scott Drew wrote:
Echoing Tony Abbott's words, as we approach the 500th Anniversary-this Halloween, ironically-of the beginning of the Reformation, what do you have to say about the fall of it, with barely a whimper.
As so many of the liberal churches-both Protestant and Catholic-embrace the world's vices, like abortion, illegal immigrants, and gay rights, is it any wonder that their members eventually choose the secular world rather than watered-down Christianity?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:16 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
But what can we do, Mark, to change things? Politically, here in the UK, should I support an insurgent party like UKIP? Or should I try to help convert a large established party - the Conservatives - from within?
What can concerned citizens do?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:16 pm, siberianmo wrote:
Hopefully what I have to offer is within your parameters for today's discussion.
Having been around the block since 1938, seems to me that the changes I have witnessed since those first hazy recollections are coming at a fast and furious rate.
Where did it begin? Seems "it' all accelerated when Texas Instruments came forth with their hand-held calculators. Yeah - those things. Why? Because "it" erased the need for one to begin at a baseline of thought (or calculation); after all - that is what the gizmo did. No more need to know or understand the rudiments, just press a button or three.
As a retired mariner (ancient, of course); mine was to know and understand the sextant. Follow my drift?
I am not the type to submit to trends nor fancy, however I do appreciate and understand change. Resist and one becomes an outsider looking in. Embrace and if nothing else, get ready for the next round.
Change is occurring at such a rate that before the proverbial ink dries, along comes the next iteration.
My generation experienced pre-WWII right on through to bake the damned cake or pay a hefty fine (or worse).
I will carry with me into whatever comes next an appreciation for a belief-system; the respect for a well-founded point of view (even if in opposition to my own) along with the moral turpitude to stand up for my beliefs even if it means having to physically oppose those hell-bent on forcing me to "rear up" five times a day.
How crazy is all of this?
Tom in Missouri
On October 10, 2017 at 4:17 pm, Raj S wrote:
I belong to a visible minority group (Hindu) of Canada which is not in the victimhood industry. In your opinion, what is in store for well assimilated and law abiding immigrants like us in the event of the collapse of nation state/western civilization?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:17 pm, Michelle Dulak wrote:
Could you comment on the insistence of the press on invariably describing every outlying party in Europe as "far-Right", to the point where it seems to be embedded in their style manuals? I mean UKIP, the Front National, AfD, the Lega Nord, &c. So far as I can see, all they have in common is an antipathy to the EU and to unrestricted immigration, both translating roughly to "Please don't take my stuff." My thoughts exactly, but in the US I am not "far-Right."
(There are exceptions; Golden Dawn is pretty transparently neo-Nazi.)
On October 10, 2017 at 4:17 pm, John Frey wrote:
You're right, of course, Mark. The Western elites realized over a century ago -- when it was possible for more than just royalty to not have to work for a living -- that the destruction of morality was essential for them to indulge themselves however they wished. Has any any society gone down that chute ever recovered?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm, Scott Schertzer wrote:
How do you see the North Korea situation playing out? Should I be stocking up on Kimchi?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm, Ronald Shibley wrote:
The medical system in this country is on the downward slope to third world hell under Obama Care while the republicans in congress fiddle. I just spent my entire morning trying to get a major medical center to tell me what Medicare plans they take so that I can sign up with one they accept. I turn 65 in January and will leap out of the private health care mess into Medicare. An entire morning, and I never got an answer, just lots of different phone numbers and extensions to call. One bright bulb suggested it would be easier for me to tell them what plan I have so they couild tell me if they accept it. With no answer in sight, I wander in healthcare purgatory. Correction, in today's mail is an advertisement for same medical center's own medicare plan, they've gone into the insurance business! Any thoughts?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm, Terry Bramwell wrote:
Is there an identifiable epicentre to "progressive"thinking.? In my circle I am surrounded by well educated and diverse individuals who all seem strongly wedded to the movement and all seem to walk and talk the same way like they have been processed. Is there a head to this snake? It's amorphous nature seems very pervasive.
On October 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm, Jack Shore wrote:
Do you have any better words to describe the Left than the following and is there a psychological condition, world view or type of consciousness that encapsulates these behavioural characteristics ('cause if there is, conservatives should be funding its study and exploring possible cures):
6. Unawaringly self-and-civilization-destructive
On October 10, 2017 at 4:19 pm, Paul Coletti wrote:
Mark, what do you make of what we saw in Catalonia tonight? Mr Puigdemont pulled back from a full independence declaration . . . you wrote recently that the Catalonia situation was indicative of a wider acceptance of EU malaise...however, I see the Catalans as real fanboys of the EU, they want full membership and all that entails.
On October 10, 2017 at 4:19 pm, Carla Micallef wrote:
Hi Mark. Do you think the tide is turning a bit? As an America who has always loved football I have be very disturbed about the National Anthem protests. Today I was happy with what appears as Roger Goodell letter to the NFL that players should stand for the anthem after President Trump turned the media coverage from protests about police brutality to being against patriotism and the military.
On October 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm, Charles Moritz wrote:
Hi Mark, it's been said that "A fool who persists in his folly will become wise". As we attempt to homogenize
any type of hierarchy, do you see any "wisdom" emerging? Thanks, Charlie
On October 10, 2017 at 4:25 pm, Andrew Lawton wrote:
Andrew Coyne in the National Post suggested we move to one global time zone. If we did that, you'd save a few minutes at the top of your show, wouldn't you?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:26 pm, Jeremy Frankel wrote:
Would you ever consider running for office one day? If so, why now and not earlier? If not, why not?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:26 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
How do you think that conservatives can win. Ack slices of the cultural pie in the Westerm world? And why is it that no conservatives fund "our own" Twitter, FB and cultural initiatives.Can Hollywood be "converted"?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm, Tracy Mescha wrote:
Hello Mr. Steyn. I'd like to hear your thoughts on the under/over as it pertains to swamp-draining. I was encouraged by Mr. Bannon's comments but these lifelong slimy reptiles are so firmly entrenched in the do-nothing ruling class, I'm sure they aren't going easily into that goodnight.
Thanks for all the great commentary, I just love when you're on the various Fox shows :)
Tracy in Phoenix
On October 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm, Midwestern Tim wrote:
Mark-How many founding members do you have? Where do we come from? What do we have in common? Are you friends with my fellow mid-westerner Michael Feinstein???
On October 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm, Loyd Nixon wrote:
When I watched your appearance on the "Greg Gutfeld Show" I was embarrassed because I remember having watched a portion of this sop to Hillary. At the time I thought this was to be a rather long joke. But, I wasn't interested enough to wade through it for the punchline. To find out that this was real (Including piano music) prompts a question in my mind. Which is: How far will this go over time and how does it affect the quality of their work product? Thanks much.
On October 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm, William Stroock wrote:
Hey Mark, so Judas Priest's Rob Halford hit on you. That must be the most metal thing that's ever happened to you. Could you give us your thoughts on Heavy Metal, and perhaps review a few albums like Priest's British Steel and Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:32 pm, Rich wrote:
Hi Mark, love the Clubland Q&A!
Perhaps a rhetorical question, but between Jemele Hill's tweets, Harvey Weinstein's statement, and every time Hillary Clinton opens her mouth about why she lost the election, will we ever reach a point where these non-apology apologies become passe?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:34 pm, George Pereira wrote:
When I visited Puerto Rico in the mid 90s I visited the Bacardi Rum facility. I was very impressed. The sugar fields were vital to the business and well cared for. The facility was cleaned, well maintained and the people I met all had some pride in the business. I was not impressed with the rest of the island.
When I went to New Orleans in 2006, working for FEMA, I was unimpressed. I was shocked. New Orleans was a dirty, repulsive city. Live sex shows next to churches. Little girls dressed in white walking to church pass the very visible displays of human perversions. I felt New Orleans was a city full of sinners in the hand of an angry god.
I got to spend some time in the western part of the state. They were finishing up the sugar harvest. All of the men in the field spoke of the sugar crop, what it meant to their community. They were proud of overcoming Hurricane Rita's damage to their town and were very happy to speak of all they did to recover both their livelihood and pride.
What is it about sugar that brings out the best in men?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:35 pm, Matt Watson wrote:
I was wondering if you're ever going to comment on the recent controversy surrounding Professor Bruce Gilley and his article "The Case for Colonialism." The social justice crowd has been going bonkers over it and it seems some Steynian observations would be apt.
On October 10, 2017 at 4:39 pm, Michael Trueblood wrote:
Setting aside what the Stephen Foster Memorial looks like (barefooted banjo player positioned lower than Stephen Foster), what do you think is the real basis of the complaints? Poor knowledge of history? The continuing quest to be offended? No music appreciation classes? Raging nihilism?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:39 pm, Matthew McWilliams wrote:
It's easy for me to write off Harvey Weinstein and those like him as brutes who think it their right to satisfy whatever primal urge they might have at a given moment. I can also easily write off the defenders of the Harvey Weinsteins of the World as a bunch of people protecting their own sugar daddy.
What I find more puzzling is the general dismantling of the traditional cultural values related to marriage, gender, citizenship, etc., as well as the general assault on our historical inheritance. I find it hard to believe that anyone in a position of real power actually believes these are good ideas for maintaining an orderly society, yet they continue to promote them.
So my question is a simple one, but perhaps difficult to answer. In your view, what is the long game in all this in terms of societal organization? Does a long term strategy even exist? Do you think anybody promoting these ideas has actually given any thought to where this is supposed to lead, let alone where it might actually lead to?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:44 pm, Holly wrote:
What do you think of the latest Munk Debate topic: "American democracy is in it's worst crisis in a generation and Donald Trump is to blame." Where do they come up with these resolutions?
On October 10, 2017 at 4:47 pm, James Driskell wrote:
Your thoughts on this idea: To expose the fallacy of socialism give some examples of the violation of Darwin's Theory of Evolution in modern society. If our current existence is the result of eons of "survival of the fittest" then why do so many unfit survive now? Why do so many people need to be supported? They don't seem to be aware of their hypocrisy of the religion of Darwin.
On October 10, 2017 at 4:59 pm, Michael Costello wrote:
Wonderful show. At last someone has explained the whole NFL nonsense. On behalf of my wife and me, thank you.
On October 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm, Anne Kearney wrote:
Loved the live audio show today!! Please keep them coming, Mark! Can't wait for the next one.
On October 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
Hi Mark- loved the show!
A specific Weinstein question, which you've no doubt covered already.
Are corporations such as Miramax (the BBC- Savil) effectively the same as church institutions found to be complicit in historical sex abuse crimes, in putting the interests and reputation of the organisation ahead of the safety of individuals (including potential future victims)? Where predatory- if not outright criminal- behaviour has been reported, should the onus be upon corporations to intervene and act in these cases? Isn't the hushed payout akin to moving the offender to a different parish?
Many more questions on the broader issues- will try to tune in next time.
On October 10, 2017 at 8:49 pm, Stanley Radford wrote:
On October 10, 2017 at 8:49 pm, William Stroock wrote:
So Rob Halford of Judas Priest hit on you. That 's probably the most metal thing to ever happen to Mark Steyn. This Metal Head would love your thoughts on the genre and maybe even a review of some classic metal albums, like Judas Priest's British Steel or Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast.
On October 10, 2017 at 8:49 pm, Glen Flint wrote:
Your interview with FH Buckley has triggered some civilisational self-doubt in yours truly.
Is the Canadian Constitution more conservative than the US Constitution? What if the anti-Federalists were right? What's the best way out of our present mess? Throw the bums out? Article V Convention?
I'd be very interested in a debate on the merits of the US and Canadian Constitutions featuring Constitutional Conservative Mark Levin and FH Buckley, moderated by Mark Steyn.
On October 10, 2017 at 8:50 pm, Jeffrey Gilbert wrote:
A few questions / remarks for today if you will permit me:
(1) I was never a never Trumper but seriously "agnostic". Lately, I have to wonder if he doesn't have some kind of uncharacterized genius. Uncharacterized because it isn't primarily intellectually but rather has large strains of emotional and cultural genius. Recall the tape recorded a decade ago that was released a year ago - it grabbed everyone's attention but wasn't the kill shot that was expected. Instead, listening to exactly the words he used, he more or less presaged the l'affair de Weinstein. His exact remarks about "firing the SOB" appear to have been taken, in slightly less extreme form, as Jerry Jones' path to redemption. You saw this potential in Trump early on - what was your insight?
(2) Regarding your relating on the "medium is the message" interpretation of the Las Vegas shooting – it seems way too early for any such conclusion. Since every succeeding "press conference" (I don't know who confers with who – it seems more like a live-action press release), crucial "facts" previously asserted become "non-operative". We are about 200 hours after the event, multiple search warrants executed, a paramour in custody, and on and on – yet then amalgam of information and details seem almost entirely disjoint (nobody had any idea he was planning this yet he spend months and many trips preparing, he wasn't a gun person but he could have outfitted a national guard armory, he was very methodical but somehow tripped up just before beginning, he spent "200 rounds" to get one hit on a guy 30 feet away but did enormous damage to people thousands of feet away). One cannot help but feel there is much more than meets the eye and that the information is being tightly managed.
(3) Any updates on your manly attempts to slapp guy who doctored the hockey stick?
(4) Will we ever know what happened with you and CRTV? I suspect you don't want to talk about it but inquiring (and prying) minds want do know. Frankly, I think the Mark Steyn Club is far better than what would have been – but I am boycotting CRTV (even though I think you and Mark Levin are the ying and yan of conservative thought) because of what seems to be your ill-treatment by that organization.
Sorry for prattling on so long
The best to you and yours.
On October 11, 2017 at 12:51 pm, Jose Luis Garcia wrote:
A lot has been said of the collapse of Sweden in the near future. Which European country do you see spiraling to the point of a civil war 1st. There are people in the know such as Douglas Murray, who seem to think Europe can be saved without bloodshed. As much as I respect Douglas and admire his work, I believe he is in denial, or naive? I can't see it being the latter.
Thank you for fighting the good fight.