On October 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
Mark, you've noted that China, enabled by the West, has developed "the only economically viable form of communism" despite its looming demographic decline - a stark contrast with the rise of global Islam. China's influence is being projected globally in all manner of ways - including people power - and the "Claws of the Red Dragon" (Steve Bannon's film) is a disturbing glimpse of a near future in which its cyber dominance supersedes its vast military power.
Add to this the fact that Sinophobia has joined Islamophobia (and transphobia) on the West's diverse list of offences which necessitate the curtailment of free speech.
How is all of this likely to play out, in your view?
On October 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm, Kitty Bits wrote:
Please give an update on the victims of the grooming gangs in the U.K. Why are the British people tolerating this? Has it been stopped? Would it help if someone made a documentary about it and put it on a platform for public consumption. Maybe the Brits are self conscious enough to be ashamed of allowing their girls to be abused this way if the whole world can see it.
What is happening with Tommy Robinson? I wish he could bring his family here as a real refugee. I'd be willing to sponsor them.
On October 16, 2019 at 4:01 pm, Brian from Minneapolis wrote:
I know you're tired of the NBA and China story as much as I do but needed to get this out there. The truth of what is revealed behind LeBron and others in the NBA siding with China isn't just about the money but the message that they're sending that what is happening in America is far more important than what's going on in China. Who cares about Hong Kong protesters civil liberties and lives when police oppression, transgender rights, climate change and other progressive think tank issues are the real problems that we should worry about. I don't care who the NBA does business with but as a company, when you take a stance on social and political issues and only say they apply to the US and not China, it makes you a poser, never willing to risk anything of value in the fight for their cause. Your thoughts Mark.
On October 16, 2019 at 4:02 pm, Al Man from CA wrote:
Mark, thank God you are here to get my mind right, I am very confused! The Left (includes the MSM) now considers everything President Trump does as an "existential threat", so who will the Left end up endorsing in the Middle East after this Syria pull-out? The Left loved Turkey when Obama and Erdogan palled around and Mrs. Erdogan was made out to be a happy hijab lady, but now Turkey is going after the (communist, I think) Kurds, so the Kurds are aligning with Syria to fight Turkey, Syria is aligned with Russia, who the Left used to love as the Soviet Union, but now hate since Hillary lost because "Orange Man Bad". Iran is there creating chaos, the Left loves them because Obama loved them and they now pull strings in Iraq.
Al Man from CA
On October 16, 2019 at 4:07 pm, Arnold Grey wrote:
Hello Mark, do you have any thoughts about Chelsea Clinton and Michelle Obama threatening to enter politics?
On October 16, 2019 at 4:12 pm, Michael Cavino wrote:
Regarding America's permanent coup, one thing nearly all of the media fails to note is that if Trump had not won the election, we would never know the extent (and I am sure more is to come) to which the NSA, the CIA, the FBI and others in government agencies attempted to meddle in the 2016 election by conducting surveillance on various Trump associates and their campaign. Frankly, what we have learned so far is far worse than Watergate! Yet, I find it interesting the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee has not conducted a Church Committee like set of hearings as we saw in the 1970s. Do it publicly and force the mainstream media to air the dirty laundry of the Deep State!! What are they waiting for? It is time to put Brenann, Comey, Clapper, McCabe under oath and subject to same legal jeopardy that Gen. Flynn and others in the Trump orbit have endured.
What has set this nation apart for over 200 years (sans the Civil War) is the losing party accepting their losses at the polls and doing the people's business thereafter. Yet, the Dem resistance remains fixated on the 2016 election. But I guess I am not surprised since the Dems have not accepted a Republican winning the White House since 1988 (recall the 2000 Florida fiasco and Kerry claiming Bush stole Ohio in 2004).
P.S.: Great piece on Bond villain Blofeld last week! I laughed the whole way through.
On October 16, 2019 at 4:15 pm, Robert Stewart wrote:
Mark, George Papadopoulos' experience makes it apparent that the interest in infiltrating, suborning, or embarrassing the Trump campaign dates back to about the time he announced his candidacy in mid 2015. There were six or seven other fairly competent Republican politicians who had also announced their candidacy at that time, and the expectation was that Trump was not likely to make it very far. This feeling was particularly true amongst the Deep State elite. If Trump was targeted for special tricks, isn't it likely that the more conventional candidates would have been also included in the target list?
I think we are making a mistake if we treat all that we have learned of corruption within the DoJ and the intelligence agencies as unique and applying only to Trump. The organization that has been exposed in the treatment of Papadopoulos suggests a modus operandi that involved a lot of actors, from Malta, to Australia, to FBI agents, all willing to play an active role in this conspiracy. The depth of corruption wouldn't be visible to any single actor in this little drama. Each could assume it was just business as usual. Another opportunity for Alexander Downer to have a couple of drinks with the fetching Erika Thompson at the Kensington Wine Room, all paid for by the company, and, oh yes, chat up some nobody who needs a course correction and who might say something that might prove to be usefully embarrassing. That being the case, the apparatus could have been used on any number of other targets. We haven't learned about them because their candidate didn't become the nominee, so their was no need to pull the trigger. Sidney Powell discovered that the dirty tricks that were used on Senator Ted Stevens were standard operating procedure in the Merrill Lynch prosecution five years earlier. I would expect the same Brady violations were also part of the Conrad Black case. Are we just seeing the tip of the iceberg?
On October 16, 2019 at 4:17 pm, Leslie B. wrote:
Hi Mark, Rod Liddle recently commented that he thinks we are at "peak wank" with transgendered issues. Do you agree or do we still have a long, wanky road ahead of us?
On October 16, 2019 at 4:19 pm, Andrew wrote:
Air Canada has done away with "Ladies and gentlemen" and "Mesdames et messieurs" to be "inclusive." Thoughts?
On October 16, 2019 at 4:22 pm, Mark F wrote:
It's mid-October which means the "Brutal" Afghan winter is right around the corner. Depressingly, for the 18th time. With all the focus on less than 100 troops pulling out of Syria will we ever be out of Afghanistan? Or should we gear up for the 19th Brutal Afghan winter........
Looking forward to the Show in November.
All the best,
On October 16, 2019 at 4:25 pm, Jill Felzan wrote:
Now that every other word out of the cable talking heads is Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, it breaks my heart that only Tucker Carlson has said anything about Ukraine as an actual country with actual people (used to be almost 50 million, until Russia grabbed Crimea, so now about 42 million). I have two wonderful grown daughters adopted from there twenty years ago and spent time there with real people who have remained dear friends.
I feel so ashamed that our most powerful politicians can feel comfortable bragging about how they exploited this country for personal and political gain.
More than a hundred people were massacred in the Maidan demonstrations in 2014 and I don't think it even made the papers or the cable 'news' over here. I guess Americans are fortunate that they don't have to know about or care about the rest of the world, unless you're in the military and deployed.
Are we back to the Cold War era when other countries were just pieces on the Cold War chess board? Except now the politicians get some money out of them along the way.
On October 16, 2019 at 4:29 pm, Shawn Saavedra wrote:
Assuming we agree that the supreme court has become a runaway unchecked power of the elite that breaks the democratic process, would you advocate that a president (such as Trump) at some point simply ignore the supreme court (e.g. preventing his enforcement of immigration law, or insisting that he cannot in any way enforce consequences against "sanctuary" cities) and implement the law anyway? Obviously the entire world would claim this had instantly become a tyranny, rather than the fact that the men and women in black have themselves become a tyrannical authority. How does this problem get solved as a practical matter?
On October 16, 2019 at 4:31 pm, Susan R wrote:
I have a question regarding Brexit. There is much talk about the border between Ireland and the UK. I recognize that the shape and length are problematic. What about the border between Gibraltar and Spain. I know the border is quite small. I was in there recently and people go back and forth easily. Is Gibraltar just too small to talk about or are there similar problems with that border in Brexit. Would be interested in your take.
On October 16, 2019 at 4:33 pm, Janet Long wrote:
I promise that I will not turn into a question hog....but I wonder if you would visit the reality of what unfettered immigration could mean for our states in the West and South with their weather and policies conducive to ever expanding tent cities. We are still standing around wringing our hands over the growing homeless in Calif. and talk endlessly about the increase in criminals, drug and human trafficking with no solution in sight, but no one has touched on how those tent cities would double over night. Visualize our government in the hands of a Gavin Newsom clone and I don't have to go any farther with this thought.
On October 16, 2019 at 4:35 pm, Evelyn G. wrote:
I was reading earlier today about some of the measures that the hapless residents of San Francisco have to take to protect themselves against the homeless invasion of their city: boulders on the sidewalks, makeshift boarding up of lane ways and other things. What do you think it would take for California to grow up and respect its citizens? Will an adult actually take charge and clean up this mess? The mayors, governor and police clearly won't.
On October 16, 2019 at 4:38 pm, Dominic wrote:
I travelled in East Asia (Japan) recently and loved it. As many visitors have noted Japan and other East Asian countries are safe and have low crime rates. Strolling around Tokyo at night (something I wouldn't advise doing in many parts of say Sydney or Melbourne) I couldn't help but reflect upon the following: so much of Western countries' economic activity are dependent upon crime prevention (security, police etc) and also the infrastructure of social workers, lawyers, psychologists etc etc to try and remedy social breakdown . My point is this: could the economies of the West survive East Asian crime rates?
On October 16, 2019 at 4:41 pm, Chris Hall aka MCF wrote:
I see that President Obama on Twitter endorsed Justin Trudeau, while still not endorsing Joe Biden. Is this foreign election meddling, or just another case of racial solidarity?
On October 16, 2019 at 4:42 pm, Wanda Sherratt wrote:
"Canada's Prime Minstrel" - ooh, that one's a keeper!
On October 16, 2019 at 4:45 pm, Toby Pilling wrote:
It's a tragic case, but should President Trump remove diplomatic immunity from Anne Sacoolas if she doesn't do the decent thing and return to the UK to face justice for the death of Harry Dunn in a traffic accident?
On October 16, 2019 at 4:47 pm, Johnny B wrote:
Hi Mark, Club members may not be aware of the extraordinary decision taken by the House of Commons recently to impose one of the most liberal abortion regimes in Europe on Northern Ireland unless the major parties in NI re-enter government by 21st October. If they fail to do so, the anti- abortion population will be punished for their failure with the introduction of abortion for any reason (including gender selection and disability) up to 28 weeks. I'd be interested in your thoughts.
On October 16, 2019 at 4:51 pm, Jan Schiebout wrote:
Of all of the exceptional character traits you possess, ( too many to enumerate here ), I find both your candor and intellectual, cut-to-the-chase, observational analysis to be tops in my book. No one can identify a dunderhead without calling them a dunderhead as well as you can. After all, you could get sued again for calling someone a dunderhead if they happened to be even a stone's throw away from a building in which a climate change conference was being hosted. So you must be careful!
In that vein, I know that many are urging you to sign onto a permanent gig...hosting your own show. For purely reasons of paranoia, I would rather you not. All of broadcast news Platforms, as well as many on the Internet, heavily controlled and regulated. The beauty of the way in which you come to us is that we know that your thoughts, ideas and talents are controlled by you, and you alone. I can remember well how we all felt when your show was jerked out from under you by the Katzenjammer idiots.
I would much rather you continue to be the king of your own domain and be a sought after wise man for your own purposes. You're a star shining brightly at us through the murky depths of a totalitarianism cloud. So much better for you to increase the value of your presence by pure unfettered capitalistic means . So much the better for you and the world!