On January 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm, Charles Moritz wrote:
Hi Mark, as the "post-modern" elites attempt to homogenize cultures in the name of eliminating all hierarchies, what are your
thoughts on the future of meritocracy? Thanks, Charlie
On January 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm, Robert Stewart wrote:
Mark, when you hosted Tucker's show over the holidays you had a guest on the topic of immigrant violence. I've seen him several times on Fox and my normal response to his smiling smirkiness is to turn off the tv and continue with the rest of my life. However, I was hoping for some fireworks so I watched for a while. This Democrat operative advanced the (apparent) factoid that immigrants here on a specific type of visa had very low criminal arrest rates, and you seemed to hesitate to engage with your usual forcefulness. As I recall, the category was immigrants who'd been vetted to document religious or political persecution, or some variation on that theme. Have you had a chance to compose a reply to this argument? My hunch is that very few immigrants are carefully vetted, and of course none of the illegal immigrants have been vetted, and one subset of those have already been deported once, and so 100% of them have been found to have committed a crime.
On January 9, 2018 at 4:02 pm, Holly wrote:
Mark, what is your advice for a first or second year female college student who wants to study in Europe (specifically Norway)? Are there any actions one can take to increase a person's safety in these countries, or is this another facet of life that we can only look back on with regret that it's not feasible any longer? I would love to help my granddaughter with this endeavor, but not to put herself in harm's way.
On January 9, 2018 at 4:02 pm, Dan Phillips wrote:
Okay...so what does it mean to have been able to walk into a pub in England and ask whether the major had been there...and have everyone know what it means.
Gadzooks, what ARE you talking about anyway?
On January 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm, Chris Hall wrote:
Is the only hope for Western Civilization to wall itself of in a Zardoz-like state? If so, and if we don't all wind up being Apathetics or Renegades, will Vortex N. America wind up being populated by Mormons and Amish? Will Vortex Europe turn out being a struggle between Poles and Magyars?
Milan, Michigan (pronounced MY-lan)
On January 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm, Patty Villanova wrote:
I am a Yuge fan and just signed up for the club today so I'm not sure how this Q&A works, but anyway, here goes.
I live in the suburbs of New York City and yesterday I had my hair done by a young woman who was originally from Pakistan who told me she has NINE children! I'm not sure how old she was exactly, but we chatted a bit about her life, her work and the many challenges of having such a big family, especially in affluent Westchester county. As I spoke with this woman, I couldn't help thinking about my own daughters who are in their 40s and their friends, none of whom would dream of having so many children, even when they were younger.
I have read all of your brilliant articles on immigration, migration, invasion and particularly the demographic aspect of the decline of the West. What if anything can we do to encourage our young people to be "fruitful and multiply" that is, to have more children?
Part 2 of that question: Trump is now looking at the Dreamers and DACA which scares the hell out of me. What can be done with the millions of Dreamers and their ilk who are here already since I doubt there will ever be mass deportations?
Thanks for all you do!
Putnam Valley NY
On January 9, 2018 at 4:07 pm, Alex Baldor wrote:
There is a worldwide assault on freedom of expression except USA where freedom of expression is supposedly protected by the Second Amendment. All over the Western world the thought police uses state organs and courts to muzzle expressions that it does not like and persecute people that try to express their dissenting opinions and report events that the state tries to hide or misrepresent. In many respects the situation is as bad as it was in Europe during the Nazi occupation and in Eastern Europe under the boot of communism. Here in the US majority of the print and broadcast media are controlled by the left and they do whatever they can to shout down and deny non-leftist media the space to report the news that the leftist media tries to hide and block expression of dissenting opinions. There are a number of Internet-based free voice outlets Mark Steyn club is one of them but all of them are struggling to get their message out due to financial constraints. I wonder if it would be possible find a common ground to unite them and get the message out more economically
On January 9, 2018 at 4:07 pm, George Pereira wrote:
In Sweden what happens when Islam takes complete political control?
Does Absolute Vodka disappear?
What about the capable Swedish military establishment? Does it become a lot easier for the Pakistani government to order aircraft from Islamic Sweden than from Russia or China or America?
Does the Swedish navy sail for the Mediterranean and blockade Israel?
Does Sweden become the arsenal of Allah?
What does a mostly Islamic Britain do? By that I mean whose side do they take?
On January 9, 2018 at 4:16 pm, Rich wrote:
Thank you for hosting another Q&A! It's my favorite part of The Mark Steyn Club. Three questions/comments, listed from most relevant to your Q&A's intended focus to least:
What can the average person do to help change the course of immigration policy, to move from a (mostly) "useful idiot" multicultural monolith to a more reasonable system in practice?
Have you ever worked with or do you have any comment on Roy Beck and NumbersUSA?
I am about a hundred news cycles late with this one but I found myself nodding along to your "O tempora O Moores" column weeks ago, specifically the mention of how a 30-somethings attraction to nubile women was once generally accepted but now earns Moore a "pedophile" label. I suppose I'm a believer in the "half your age plus seven" rule, but then I've never had barely legal women knocking down my door to test my rule of thumb's rigidity. You went a bit further and compared the media's willingness to tear down Roy Moore to their silence on teenage/adolescent marriage in Islam. I'd like to take it one more step: it's an open secret that sexual abuse runs riot among gay, urban America. Plenty of personalities, left and right, have discussed "coming-of-age" relationships between older men and young boys, some consensual, some not. My thought experiment: if Roy Moore were holed up at the malt shop ogling teenage boys rather than teenage girls, would the media have raked him over the coals, or is the Gaystapo so strong within the Democratic caucus and media, (but I repeat myself), that they would have shut down this point of attack?
Thank you and keep up the incredible work!
On January 9, 2018 at 4:18 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
Hi Mark. How can the influence of existing "law abiding" Islamic communities be moderated before they have a more direct impact (via independent political candidates etc)?
What, if any, practical approaches and policies could be used to end "one-way multiculturalism" and Islamic affirmative action? The smiley-faced cooperative jihad the West is so keen to facilitate (jobs for refugee hairdressers etc) is far more insidious and just as problematic.
On January 9, 2018 at 4:19 pm, Laura Rosen Cohen wrote:
Hi Mark, is France doomed? This is the French situation now. Don't people see that Jews are the canaries in the coal mine? French Jews have Israel, but what will French infidels have? And even French Muslims?
On January 9, 2018 at 4:23 pm, Benjamin Car wrote:
Hey Mark,I see today's Q/A has a demographic theme. How bad will the demographic problems be that are arising out of China's disastrous "One Child" policy in the upcoming decades, and what will the consequences be? More sex slaves from North Korea? Aggressive territorial expansion? In your book After America, you seemed to imply that China will just sit around like a fat panda that's willing to do trade with anyone who'll play by its rules. Don't you think that China will be much more aggressive than that when America loses its status as The Global Superpower?
On January 9, 2018 at 4:27 pm, Andrew Lawton wrote:
A man in London, Ontario is taking a local pub to the human rights commission over its decision to give women a 13 per cent discount to account for the [debunked] wage gap. Should human rights commissions be ignored or is it, in your view, worthwhile to use them against those who typically use them?
On January 9, 2018 at 4:30 pm, Phillip, England. wrote:
How is it possible to have a public conversation about these big picture issues, when discussion of Islam has been pretty much criminalized in many countries as "hate speech". How can citizens express their fears and demands of the government, when all the forces and resources of the state are being used as sharia enforcement squads? If we can't even talk about this, how can we change anything?
On January 9, 2018 at 4:34 pm, Mike wrote:
Mark, add New Zealand to the "Childless Leader" column. (Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as of October 2017).
Btw, Oprah does fit this trend...
On January 9, 2018 at 4:38 pm, Jack Shore wrote:
Two major questions for you Mark, one new and one, longstanding:
1. Will the American deep state (FBI, DOJ, State,IRS) and Clinton emails and the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One be properly investigated, either by the Senate, the House or the Inspector General within the DOJ, in our lifetime? Or will the US continue to be a badly-damaged democracy and never right these wrongs?
2. Longtime question.....will the Left wake up to the global dangers of Islamic extremism/supremacism or will it take the detonation of a WMD to make a difference (my personal belief)?
On January 9, 2018 at 4:45 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
Should we all volunteer to sit on the board of governors of schools, to help combat the multi-culti indoctrination of our children?
On January 9, 2018 at 4:49 pm, T.F. Boggs wrote:
Mark, you write much more affectionately about art, music, cinema that was created before 1950, is there any good stuff coming out in the 21st century? If so where?
On January 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm, T.F. Boggs wrote:
Mark-Even though I'm married I threw caution to the wind and politely introduced myself to a woman I didn't know at a Christmas work party this year-really got my adrenaline pumping. What does history have to teach us about when we can expect the new post-Weinstein polite societal norms between the sexes (both of them) to go back to normal? In short-When is it going to be ok for me to talk to someone of the opposite sex that I didn't know before October of 2017?