I am stuck at the airport for most of my birthday so let's do something fun.
Ask me anything over the course of the next 2 hours.
Alright, that's it everyone - thank you for playing!!!
There is now a worrying number of conservative intellectuals openly mocking Zelensky and Ukraine, in what appears to be Biden Derangement Syndrome making it very hard for many like me on the right to find sane voices to read. Do you think there is a chance of making these people see reason and the importance of supporting Ukraine or are they as lost as the Democrats were to TDS after 2016. This week alone has had me drop 10 or so people from my reading list including Rubin and Sargon.
And happy Birthday KK :)
Why is the world afraid/slow to admit Jewish people have been some of the most oppressed in world history but always find a way within a generation of righting the ship and living a good standard of life to be admired? Isn’t their continuous rise something to admire and emulate? How does this play into victim culture?
What were you thinking at the time (and how do you feel now) about Sam Harris' comments on your podcast justifying censorship for political goals? (Also, you definitely earned a new watcher off that one. Love your stuff.)
Walter Williams once asked Friedrich A. Hayek what Hayek would choose "if he could propose one law that would help restore, promote, and preserve liberty [in the US]. Hayek answered that the law would read: Congress shall enact no law that does not apply equally to all Americans." What would be your one law for the UK?
How do we make politicians represent what their constituents want rather than what their party wants?
Why is the corruption that pervades politics not seen as a threat to democracy? Specifically, the corruption I'm referring to is the capture of our institutions and politicians of both parties by large donors. In some sense democracy is already dead and elections are just theater.
Merry Christmas and all best wishes for 2023. Love Triggernometry, it really knocks MSM into a cocked hat. What are you most looking forward to on the channel.
Hi, I was wondering if you can comment on the general craziness that is going on in German politics at the moment. The strange non-existent coup d'etat" that never happened (allegedly by 25 retired people), the self-made energy crises by simultaneously cutting of nuclear, coal, gas etc.) Why is Germany so prone to going crazy?
Who is directing the FBI to act against traditional / conservative Americans? Is it the same entity that is pulling Biden’s strings and who pulled Obama’s strings?
Has the "sceptical" (to say the least) reaction of some conservative members of your audience and peergroup to the West's support for Ukraine made you worry that the political right might be starting to go a little over the top in their paranoia about both local and world politics?
We saw this happen post-Brexit; then during Covid - when you yourself expressed scepticism over received wisdom re. vaccination - and now the same crowd seem increasingly vocal in their conviction that the war in Ukraine is basically some giant money-laundering scheme.
Does this trend worry you at all?
Why hasn't the UK Government created a domestic energy market for domestically generated and purchased energy. Price it at production plus 15% for the next two years and give domestic purchases priority over resale of excess on the international market. This would reduce energy price inflation overnight and only requires an act of parliament that I can't see anyone voting against (also Merry Christmas and safe travels)
Any plans for a Toronto show? Cheers
If the wokesters Win, where do we line in the UK.
USA citizens have Florida.
Should we be looking to secure our own Atlantis here.
Another question - sorry - we are very concerned about the info our children get at school - CRT and gender etc - how are you going to play this when Nikolai goes? Will you demand to see the lesson plans that they refuse to show parents for example?
Is there any point at which you think the BBC will be forced to cover the Twitter files, or do you think they will continue to ignore the story no matter what is revealed until it dies away?
Black Lives Matter/Critical Race Theory has imploded due to corruption and incoherent policies that made crime much worse. Will the same happen with Gender Ideology?
Do you happen to know who said something like "everyone is conservative about the thing that they know the most about/are most involved in"?
I thought it might have been Douglas Murray and as yours is the podcast I listen to most, thought you might know. I work with horses and there is a new brigade of 'modern' 'evangelical thinkers' coming after my industry. I now know exactly what that thought above means, but not who said it. Cx
Will we ever see Vlad Vexler on Triggernometry?
What’s the one thing we aren’t talking about?
What the most surprising thing you’ve discovered about yourself since becoming a parent?
And 🎁Happy Birthday!🎁 by the way!!
Merry christmas 🤶 🎄
Are we witnessing am American governing class that is now completely detached from the governed? Witness the billions of dollars now being through blindly at Ukraine and pronouncements of regime change in Russia. All the data I’ve seen indicates that American voters support none of this. On the other hand, most Americans are concerned about illegal immigration across our southern border. That is the last thing our government seems interested in addressing.
The head of the Fed openly states a goal of reducing wages. Spending at the Federal level seems completely detached from reality. Thoughts?
Merry Xmas Konstantin. Bummer you stuck in a airport. Keep up the good work 👏 much appreciate your critical thinking on many topics.
When you have long layovers in an airport, do you keep to yourself or meet new people?
Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas, I'm sorry you are stuck at the airport.
What, in your outlook on life, has changed most since becoming a father?
Do you think you would invest time in writing a "stop it letter" to those in the west that hate the west? Sort of a partner to your previous book...
Would you ever come to the Channel Islands to visit? We have great history and beautiful scenery, especially in Summer. Would be great trip for Little K one day.
Are you and Francis keeping up with news about vaccine side-effects and further roll-outs of them in spite of that, and might you have somebody on Trig to discuss the concerns people have about these, e.g. Dr Robert Malone?
Happy birthday by the way!
Merry Christmas, Chanukkah Sameach Konstantin. As an ex Soviet citizen, how do I convince my 30 year old son that socialism is not much better than Nazism?
Describe the ideal teacher for your child.
Favourite UK comedians?
What's your favourite film?
How do we challenge the rising waves of religious fundamentalism occurring around the world?
I thought we were celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. If we're celebrating yours, too, make mine a double, please.
Regardless of how bad or anthropogenic climate change is, what do you think of the idea that we cannot have exponential economic growth forever in a world with finite resources? Do you think we'll eventually have to find ways to live within our means?
I observed Yeltsin's Russia upfront in the early 90s, life under Putin now cannot be as comparably bad, convince me otherwise.
If your are so concerned about cancel culture and free speech why don’t you interview Richard Sakwa or John Mearshiemer on Russia so we can see another perspective of the conflict rather than the war propaganda we hear at the moment
How would you define the difference between autonomy & independence in reference to countries in a global 'economy' & communication? I ask as beleaguered, confused Scot ?
Happy Birthday Konstantin! Sorry to hear you are stuck at airport. Love Triggernometry. Just keep doing what you do… you are cutting through xxx
From one Russian Jew to another:
С рождеством, Константин!
What are your favourite Soviet films?
Sorry you're stuck at the airport. Thanks so much for all the Triggernometry videos - they often make my day!
Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath?
Democratic crises in the West: Time to revisit Cleisthenes and the reforms he introduced into ancient Athens to recreate a sense of us?
I know it's early, but are you and your wife thinking about public or private schooling for your son, which option are you leaning towards and why?
Realistically when do you think Cannabis will be legalised in the UK - or is it a lost cause?
Where you headed?
You too! The coincidental timing's quite ironic.
Have a fabulous day. :)
What do most Russian Jews you know tell their kids at home while growing up concerning identity? How much Russian? How much Jewish?
What do you think of Greece’s bankruptcy and was it the test run for the worlds current situation?