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I wish Mark Steyn lived here

  • June 2nd, 2010

We have Lindsay Mitchell and Muriel Newman and other dedicated, valuable and brave critics of the social self destruction that is our no questions welfare system, but there is no one with the quite the same ability to skewer idiocy as Canada's Mark Steyn. Michael Laws is sometimes in the territory.

One of the certainties if Steyn was here would be a showdown with one of official bodies with which our anointed try to suppress views that offend them. It would be even odds on whether the first to "get him" would be our Human Rights Review Tribunal, the Privacy Commissioner, the Broadcasting Tribunal or a judge offended by a lack of respect for some suppression order.

His tussles with the Canadian anointed ended in a draw

Dan McCaffrey prompted this reflection, with a link to Steyn's two page pointer to what may be the silver lining of the GFC – the unwinding of don't-ask-don't-tell welfare.  Try "We're too broke to be this stupid" from the century old Canadian magazine Macleans.

I look forward to Steyn's views on the international humbug to which New Zealand has dutifully added her squeaks,  voicing "concern" about Israel's response to the dilemma posed by blockade breaking ships. What did we expect the Israelis to do – humbly lead them in to Gaza?


  • Murray
  • June 2nd, 2010
  • 12:40 pm

I wished Morne Steyne lived here too!

[…] } Stephen Franks has my thanks for pointing out this article on Mark Steyn’s trial for hate […]


Hey, many years ago I had a lefty inner city boob friend. No really. I summed up his views for him as 'I shouldn't have to work and the government should pay me, the fascists!' Thus I left him to his er, revolution…for the people! Another shock, he was an extreme vegetarian, amazingly unhealthy and had never read anything. Odd, innit?
Via Andrew Bolt's blog, here's Memri's report on the true face of the jihadist flotilla of filth. The link was supplied to Blt by a friend of mine.
Colonel Neville.   

  • Brenda
  • June 4th, 2010
  • 9:08 am

Well, I'm Canadian and I wish Mark lived here.  Alas, he has chosen to "live free or die" in New Hampshire.  Every country needs a Mark Steyn.

  • Gilda
  • June 4th, 2010
  • 1:16 pm

We could use Mark Steyn in NEW YORK CITY too.

  • Manolo
  • July 9th, 2010
  • 11:54 am

I couldn't agree more. Steyn is an excellent writer and social critic (le loves jazz too).
His book America Alone is a must read.

  • Brendan
  • August 15th, 2010
  • 10:06 pm

Mark Steyn is as close as we come to common sense in a world gone mad.  His book 'America Alone' should become mandatory reading in our universities and classrooms.
It would be great to see him on a lecture tour of NZ.

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