We’ve got some more great articles coming over the next couple of weeks but every now and again it’s fun to just do something a bit less serious so go ahead, ask me anything!I’ll be online over the next couple of hours to answer questions :)
2 hours later, it's a wrap. Thank you for playing everyone. We'll do another one of these!
Just a thanks to you all at Triggernometry from a couple of Birkdale pensioners. Really enjoyed the last couple of years. Cheers
I've seen occasions where you note that X or Y social problem is due to (or linked to) a technological development, but have you explored the problem of technology in and of itself, with thinkers such as M.Heidegger, Lewis Mumford, J.Ellul, T.Kaczynski, Ivan Illich, or Chellis Glendinning? It's the one thing nobody is talking about but should be.
What do you find is the greatest insight of The Gulag Archipelago? I read it during lockdown after putting it off for many years and it definitely helped make sense of the situation we find ourselves in. That people with good intentions can make very bad decisions.
What has been the most unexpected reaction by media coverage/critics to any perspective or content covered in An Immigrant's Love Letter to the West?
I'm currently finishing a book of my own and finding that readers pull impressions and meaning from the words in way I didn't expect or intend. I'm curious what questions or feedback you've received since your book's release that may have surprised you!
I hear so much commentary on the refutation of specific elements of what I would characterize the "Attack of the Critical Consciousness" aka the woke assaults on key foundations of civilization (examples: free speech, free markets, free thought, equal protection under law & personal responsibility for violent actions)--and Triggernometry has done a sterling job exposing those lies.
However, at some point to win the war of ideas we need to pay attention to the strategic situation and address the purpose and end goal behind the Attack: in my opinion which is to demoralize our civilization and unhook our minds from values that allow us to judge truth and track progress in any capacity--so that the people then in power can do what they want and feed us just enough reality to keep us confused and/or compliant.
Far from dueling personal preferences or "culture war" nonsense, this rises to the level of existential threat to civilization leading to a new dark age that if we don't self-course correct, will only be corrected for us by a more confident alternative civilization via direct violence.
Is my concern overblown or how do you see the macro picture? Are there interviews I may have missed that make this case?
Wow this is cool that you reply to the fans. Love the show. Love you and Francis. The way you bounce off each other is incredibaly entertaining on the Raw shows. I also really like when you are on debate shows or on shows when you are asked to defend you view point KK, you are really rational and get your point across very strongly. Ok my Question... I use to have the Roger Scruton position that those on the far left were mearly wrong, where as they viewed me as a Evil. But im starting to view my political opponents as Evil too, when it comes to CRT I view those who espouse its beliefs as racists. When it comes to kids transition I view those who support that as supporting child abuse. Its almost like I am adopting the "woke" dictonary. What worrys me is I see small wins in the culture war but I still believe we are heading in the wrong dirrection with a few steps back here and there. Like me do you think things are going to get worse for a long time? I think at least 10 or more years shifting this way with things escalating more and more.
What's been the criticism of your book that you agree with?
Sort of a ridiculous question but nobody can ever answer this. As someone of Lithuanian decent I never think of a Russian accent, or Baltic, Slavic etc... accent as low in tone. Why do people, including you, put on a lower voice when doing an imitation of an Eastern European? I have always wondered this. Is it a case where the "villain" in movies has kinda influenced reality? Or do these languages actually produce lower tones?
Do you and Francis have a 5 year plan? I'm delighted for your success so far and hope there's a long and prosperous future ahead.
The Far East Federal District of Russia has a population of just over 6 million. Estimates of the non-resident Chinese in this area range from 400,000 to 900,000. As time passes - and some of these folks have been there for over 20 years - what is the likelihood that this immigration wave will influence the political alignment of the area. Turks resident in Germany don't have voting rights after generations while Mexican immigrants to the US acquire them rapidly. This influx must be a consideration of both Xi and Putin. How do you see it affecting the long term relationship of the two countries - and the natural resource exploitation of the area.
What’s your view on the Russian ‘Kherson withdrawal ‘
Name three books or stories (movies are also fine) in general that you find compelling and say why. Curious about your taste!
Konstantin, The Duran is a channel on Locals which many people follow to get a view of e.g. the war in Ukraine without (they hope) the bias of either the Western or Russian media. Would you consider interviewing one of the presenters? (Alexander, though Greek, may be based in UK, judging by his accent).
What is your take on the corruption in Ukraine is it likely to improve now that there seems to be a very high level of national pride in Ukraine, maybe a lessoning of the me myself and I attitudes that often lead to corruption ?.
Can you steelman the concern over the corruption behind the western aid to Ukraine? How much should we trust Zelensky and does that even matter?
Konstantin, maybe you've seen the recent Academic Freedom Conference at Stanford - an alarming overview of how the woke wave is derailing academia, from teaching to research, from humanities to STEM. Most interesting was the debate on if and how this can be turned around; some said it's too late, other that the only way is by starting new universities. Would love to hear your take on the issue.
For something a bit less serious yet paradoxically effective > would you be interested in seeing our new book, Almost Happy: Pushing your buttons with reverse psychology by Dr. Brian Kaplan and Hephzibah Kaplan? It uses neohumour - the conscious use of humour and reverse psychology to provoke personal growth. It is edgy, provocative and funny. Loads to say but keen on getting more exposure for something that some people just don't get! firstname.lastname@example.org
Please comment n the current USA election reality which seems to be “…’slow-rolling’vote-counting…gives the cheaters the necessary time to count how many ballots they need to beat the Republican candidate and then to manufacture those ballots — or to disappear the necessary number of GOP ballots,”
Do you think western society will continue to disintegrate or have enough people been made aware of the problems we face and do they have the intelligence to see a way out of this and the spine to see their plans through to fruition?
Would you rather get bummed by a horse and nobody knows about it or not get bummed by a horse but everyone thinks that you did?
(sorry, standard AMA question)
What happens in Russia after the loss of Kherson?
Seems like a huge defeat and humiliation.
Can Putin survive?
In a recent article, you referred to ‘the West’ when I think you meant the US government (and its loyal supporters, such as the UK government). The US government is not the same as the US people. Nor is the UK government the same as the UK people, etc. Some people ruled by the UK government support its involvement in the Ukraine war, some are against it. Your message would be that much clearer if you could avoid saying ‘the West’ or ‘the UK’ when you mean the government of one or more nation states.
Thanks for offering us a chat.
I feel like I'm beating a dead horse as no one wants to discuss this, but energy and our energy blindness is problematic to me. Have you reached out to Tim Watkins or Nate Hagens on this issue? Would you?
What do you think a large influx of Ukrainians is going to do to the sociopolitical landscape in Western Europe if they settle there, particularly in small countries like Ireland where some have projected they'll account for a 4% increase in the population before the war is finished?
How do you keep yourself from becoming too despondent and hopeless given the deterioration of things you value?
Why do you think some of those on GB News like Calvin Robinson and Dominique Samuels so openly hostile to Ukraine and tacitly supportive of Putin? Is it that they just think anyone with nukes must be yielded to?
Did you see Dave Chapelles monologue? Do you think it was anti-semitic at all? I think he explained part of Trumps appeal brilliantly
do you think this war could expand once its clear Russia is loosing to other breakaway republics? could Georgia try to gain back lost territory?
I'd really really really like you to interview British journalist/documentary maker Adam Curtis. His work is really extraordinary and very relevant to today and the future.
Also when do we get to see another picture of little Nichola?
Would you and Francis consider having a guest on discussing Irish reunification? The partition of Ireland seems to be a badly misunderstood issue in Britain and I don't feel it gets a fair hearing. I feel with your interviewing style you could approach this question with the impartiality and balance that is often absent on the question of United Ireland.
Are you working on any other books, or developing some ideas in your mind?
Do you think that the members of Putin's 'cabinet' all have the same objectives as he, or is it likely he has enemies close by awaiting an appropriate opportunity?
Thoughts on Calvin Robinson going over to the dark side on Russia-Ukraine? He seemed really lovely when you interviewed him. Sad to see him posting about how the war is all a big money laundering operation started by the CIA.
I heard you on a podcast recently talking about the importance of personal development.
How would you advise someone looking to personally develop? What worked for you and what resources do you think helped you the most?
Thanks KK, all the best.
Have you ever tortured a tomato in such a way as to make a civil servant blanche?
I always enjoy hearing about your family. Have you any tales of your grandma, she sounds lovely and of anyone else in your family who have anecdotes which you like to think about or have helped you become what you are today? Thank you.
It's very likely that, even if we're right (and we are) about most things, there will be some things we've got wrong. What do you think that might be? Might everyone come around to the idea that trans women are real women? Or something else? Free speech?
Have you heard of George Gammon The Rebel Capitalist? Well worth looking him up - he did a documentary about how to work at McDonalds; be an Uber Driver & flip small pick up trucks can help you improve your lot. He pays his rent, food etc from the money he earns & in 2021 explains the dangers of digital currency
I can’t think of anything upbeat right now. The UK is run by high tax WEF stooges, and the US is a banana republic. Soon we’lll fold to flight and mileage rationing, be forced to carry digital identification, be taxed to the hilt for the poor to survive on UBI, and the young will never own their own home.
Ok, if I have one question .. will Arsenal win the PL?
Do you miss stand-up at all? Will you ever do it again?
Have you read Varlam Shalamov?
Given that the Ukranian mindset and values are almost identical to the Russians how fo you believe liberal westerners shall react to this?
Have you noticed any changes that affect your experience on Twitter since Elon Musk took over?
Beyond the war in Ukraine, Ukraine and Russia are two countries in each others nearest proximity with Russians having Ukrainian friends and relatives and vice versa. What do you think will a reconciliation look like?
Are you going to be more conservative now you've become a father?
Would you be interested in doing something on the memoir of an Islamic State returnee?
It's called "In the Shadow of Daesh" and is the first and only account in English.
The author wrote it to try and understand why she went - and to deter others from taking the same path.
What is a comfortable salary to live on in the UK in 2022?
Would you be a guest on my podcast. Focused on Free Speech and absurdities/touchy subjects.