Another episode today with the boys of the Duran. They offer a much needed counterweight to the sludge excreted by the mainstream media as “news”. Humor and facts are their hallmark. Andrei Martyanov and I make a good team. I think we made some relevant points that you will find to be worth you time.
Luis Sanchez says
Absolutely. You’re a very good team, I enjoyed your conversation, facts and insights. I’m thankful to have you in my daily reading list. Warm regards from Chile.
Steve M says
I always am amused at Alexanders exasperation of failure to compromise and seek logical solutions…Has it occurred to you guys the elites want nuclear war? Solves lots of intractable problems they created AND they will survive it owning to multi-generational underground compounds built for politicians and the wealthiest among us. Global warming, debt, terrorism, etc all wiped out plus 7 billion “useless eaters” and they emerge to a new “garden of Eden” a real “reset” so to speak.
Horrifying to be sure but very real if you understand most CEOs and people in power are functioning sociopaths.
I personally find such scenarios unrealistic. The elite are surely not that stupid – that they could survive a widespread nuclear holocaust and expect to come out of their cave into a bright new world and carry on as usual only without the burden of useless eater human baggage. It would be a world without modern industry, without the ability to extract energy, without medical support, without the ability to re-build – I could go on and on, but surely you get the point. What was there supporting modern civilisation would be gone – industry, energy, human power (it takes huge numbers of people to support modern civilisation) to re-build – all gone – never to return.
Joe Rizzuto says
I had to reply to on this…
“The elites are surely not that stupid…”
Here’s my hand helping you from under that rock you’ve surely been hiding under.
Name one move the western elites have made in the last ten years, that hasnt directly lead to negative consequences at home and avroad?
Altin Goxhe says
It’s not about stupidity or their vision for the future (for the latest I am not so sure) but in my opinion, is all about options. When you feel that your class, or we may call it group, or system, or cabal, you name it, is under existential threat, which they are, what would you do?
Your options are:
1. Stay at your mansion and wait for the angry mob to hang you by the neck.
2. Sell all and try to hide in the mountains of Chile, or Bolivia, or Russia for that matter.
3. Try to influence politically, and socially to reset everything, even if that may provoke a nuclear armageddon because certain countries (nuclear powers) don’t comply with your ideas, but at least you have a multidecade filled with provisions bunker somewhere in the southern hemisphere (preferably in New Zeland).
I’d be choosing option nr 3. So, don’t see it as a stupid idea, rather than a desperate move. The time will tell (hopefully) that I am wrong, but don’t be so sure about it.
Altin Goxhe says
And by the way, the Russian paradigm right now is – If there would be a planet without Russia, well, let there be no planet at all. (I’m paraphrasing Putin but essentially that’s the idea). So, if Putin feels like they are trying to dismantle Russia so there would be no world if they somehow manage to destroy it, why can’t we accept the fact that the exact modus operandi exists in western elites also?! If there would be a moment, the west going to collapse and be irrelevant to the world, why would the world exist in the first place?! Push the button, don’t push the button. That’s the quest!
wow. I must say what you expose is certainly a plausible scenario.
However, not quite sure those elite bastards will actually emerge in a “garden of Eden”; this could very likely be a miscalculation given the expected destruction and decades of radioactive lands that will follow a nuclear war.
Very worry-some nonetheless. What about Africa and Latin America, may be nukes will not land there, for the most part.
Art Thomas says
Time to bring out the prophetic and riveting film “On the Beach” (1959) which posits a nuclear war, that may have occurred by accident or miscalculation, in the northern hemisphere whose radiation is heading south, to Australia where the story takes place for the most part. Gregory Peck is the captain of a US nuclear submarine under the command of the Royal Australian Navy.
Jams O'Donnell says
But now, with AUKUS Australia will be one of the main targets. It’s a shame we have to lose the kangeroo, but good riddance to the puppets.
Don Anderson says
You’re right, Alexander is too good-hearted to really consider that they really want nuclear war but they do. I don’t want to thump the bible here, but there are some passages that make me think that the underground bunkers are going to be their Graves and that they might actually desire this, since it will hide them from the face of Christ.
Rich Hard says
Thank you Mr Johnson for this excellent episode.
I didn’t understand why he thought that your commentary had something to do with racism. It was pretty clear that it was never the case. But anyway it was a great conversation
Larry Johnson says
Please read my response to BabbsC
Rob Naardin says
The USA house of cards is collapsing into war criminals and traitors.
Mitch and the RINO’s on the SSCI are in bed with the Devilcrats.
“Report, Congressional Gang of Eight Wants to See FBI Affidavit and Trump’s Evidence Against Them Contained in Confiscated Documents from Mar-a-Lago Raid
August 22, 2022 | Sundance | 258 Comments
It simply makes sense. The legislative oversight group known as the “Gang of Eight” want to see the documents confiscated by the DOJ National Security Division from the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. The reason and motives are simple.
If Donald Trump has evidence of the corruption in the Trump-Russia collusion fabrication and targeting effort, there would be evidence of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) participating in joint-effort with the DOJ and FBI. When the FBI launched their 2016 targeting operation against candidate Donald Trump, it was the SSCI who coordinated with them.”
“If the Gang of Eight is currently trying to see what documents President Trump held in Mar-a-Lago, what they are really trying to see is what evidence President Trump has against them.
Watch carefully now….
Watch how the DOJ-NSD and FBI respond to the Gang of Eight. If they follow the pattern, then Main Justice will likely support legislative oversight only through the SSCI.”
At times, the Duran folks can be a tad “PC” or naive. Alex C’s bizarre, cringe worthy discomfort w/ your use of the word “savage” exemplifies how “woke-ists” twist a word that, by definition, has no racial connotation whatsoever. This PC BS started at least 40 years ago – those of us who grew up with civility bought into it. I hope we’ve now learned that appeasement is a losing position. You were most civil in your response.
In fact, I’ve observed the predominantly black communities in leftist controlled, crime-ridden cities worsen since the 1960’s when I taught elementary in South Central and East LA. These tragic youth grow up in a savage jungle because corrupt politicians conspiring with an unfree press have hidden this national disgrace for 70 years. (See, the iconic 1950’s movie, “Blackboard Jungle.”)
Also, appreciate that you administered a dose of reality to Alexander’s “Happy Families” vision of the US. Decades of decline will not be reversed in mere years. It is not possible to solve a problem without accurately identifying the source of the problem – of which the US has many.
Larry Johnson says
Let me explain. He was monitoring the comments. A number of trolls started seizing on that one clip and were going to use it to try to deplatform the Duran from Youtube. That is why he correctly and wisely asked me to elaborate.
I appreciate your explanation. However, his statement evidences capitulation rather than rejection. Understanding that hindsight is 20/20, he might have repudiated the woke-ists by prefacing his request that you elaborate with a strong statement explaining the troll attack.
Finally, you and Andrei make a stellar team – your combined experiences provide an expanded understanding of so many areas of interest to your followers. Perhaps the two of you would consider a regular “Sonar and Smoothie” show in which the two of you analyze current events.
Michael Droy says
Thanks for the monitoring point.
Not sure about the word Savage in American, but in English English it used to have a common usage in what could be called Colonial racism. White men amongst the savages for example. So some will pick up on it.
I thought your later explanation was very satisfactory.
Great vid btw.
The terms unacculturated and feral comes to my mind to explain what you were saying regarding the American youth.
Wokesters may not like those terms either.
Societies that do not adequately transfer successful aspects of their culture to younger generations are doomed.
Larry Johnson says
Thanks. Much better word choices.
Thanks for the insight!
Just Jo says
Perhaps when Russia finishes the SMO while the neighbors fight over the scraps, we could round up the Davos crowd and carve them a nice, cozy little deindustrialized, resource poor, barren steppe of Ukraine called RUMPISTAN, sans anything on or near the Dniper. Klaus and Soros can lead their newly dethroned Nazi-loving Marxist transhumanist elites in building their Utopia literally from the ground up…with plenty of punitive sanctions to make it the real challenge their brilliant minds deserve. Oh, and Green Deal, carbon neutral, vegan actvities only please.
There is no such thing as resource poor or barren steppe. Especially near Dnieper. Fertile soil itself is enough, and then there are rare earths (for once – the only profitable rare earths mining facility in the whole world was down there), brown coal, even shale gas. Not completely barren 🙂
Art Thomas says
I was a former social worker in the Great Society programs and moved from Washington, DC to a small town in rural Virginia in the late 1960’s. I experienced widespread civility and dignity among black folks there. Many were farmers or former farmers who owned their own farms or homes in town and worked for a living. The Great Society, which caused the welfare state to swell and become the leviathan that it is today, in my opinion was fundamental to the erosion and loss of independence, of stable family life and of general civility that existed and was growing in black communities prior to the onset of these allegedly well meaning federal programs. The right to work, the right to an adequate income became an entitlement, a right in itself, rather than something one worked for and earned. And the gradual destruction of honest money, the introduction of vast money printing and living by going into debt, made it even more difficult for ordinary people of all races to live independently of the smothering hand of Big Brother.
I agree with your analysis.
In 1968, I did a short stint as a Social Worker for physically and mentally disabled adults in South Central LA (Watts). My job was to visit the homes of and interview LA County Department of Public Social Services assistance recipients – persons ineligible for federal Social Security – to verify their eligibility. The majority of these persons were elderly Black men and women who had engaged in domestic work for which they had received cash payments. Overall, these were proud, wise people who knew the value of education and family. In my opinion, this culture was intentionally destroyed by the political element that deconstructed public school education through “social pass” to promote “self-esteem” and eradicated the family structure through Aid to Families with Dependent Children by denying benefits to mothers when the father lived in the home and increasing payments per “fatherless” child. 20 years later, I taught an adult ed class of young Black single mothers who were so illiterate they were unable to complete a job application. The result of this evil, diabolical strategy continues today in the poor black communities run by corrupted politicians. The intentional crime of betrayal of this element of Black society by denying education and demolishing family values is attributable to the insane, albeit effective, closet racist, globalist, eugenicists (think Soros, Gates, et al.) who despise humanity and seek only to aggrandize and enrich themselves. As I’ve commented before and will continue to do so, without my wishing so, these subhuman monsters certainly will rot in the Ninth Circle until the last moment before the end of time. Perhaps of small consolation is that the joke’s on them because life is infinite, ergo, there is no end of time.
Your take on removing Russia from SWIFT closing down an intelligence window was edifying to say the least. I know Andrei thinks very much of you. I had never seen you speak before but can see where his admiration comes from. I was very impressed. Thank you.
“Not comfortable “ With the savage truth.
Try looking at the horrifying images of young and old men ripped apart by artillery barrages. On a day and night 24/7 modern military slaughter. (Ukraine reality.)
Russian POW’s zip tied and shot in the knee caps, then their throats slit and left to bleed out on the street.
Finally a girl raped, tortured and Nazi crosses carved into her back.
How very woke and sensitive of you when it comes to your feelings about American inner city reality, ie Facts must ever be uttered, how so?
However, Larry knows what a two way firing range is all about, and prepared to expose it. Same goes for the other two guest speakers.
It must be a Greek thing!
For me censorship is fascism, regardless whom it is enforced/imposed by.
Will just have to follow Larry on other podcasts.
Just listening to Andrei’s accent and his jokes cheers me up.
John Q. Publick says
Your ‘savages’ remark was correct and clear, but I understand Alex freaking out over possible censorship and/or disinformation. Your follow-up explanation hit the nail on the head.
not sure why on earth Alex is so attached to jewtube. There are alternative platforms that are viable and much more lenient (for now). These guys should abandon jewtube all together.
Robert Turnage says
Because they make MONEY from the likes and subscribe buttons.
It was a very good conversation.
Understand fully why Alex asked to clarify comments. These days any innocent but out of context utterance can be used by unfriendly people to take offence from.
As an American patriot, I would imagine that criticizing US policy and listening to people from other countries doing so cannot be easy. I have the same problem with respect to British policy, much deserved as the criticism is. Let’s hope our countries can move on from these self defeating and perverse policies towards the world.
Jim Christian says
Anything about Germany?
Alexander is profoundly optimistic, with the view that if it can be done once, it can be done again. I agree with Larry however, that the US is more or less irredeemable as to building up its own industrial infrastructure again – the reason is that building it up will take a different kind of society, one which is much more cohesive, an education system which concentrates on facts and reality rather than building up imagined sciences and frameworks, as Andrei frequently rants about, and much more, the “tribal knowledge” of industrial production which has been lost by generation after generation of turning out lawyers, traders, rock stars and Instagram influencers. Once that tribal knowledge is gone, it is, in the context of today’s world, almost irrecoverable. Same goes for the tribal knowledge of real war, as Andrei talks about.
I hold you in high esteem.
As an African (Not African American), I hold wisdom, intelligent, knowledge and understanding above political correctness. You should not be boxed in by PC BS, coz we miss out on your gold mine of experience(s). Keep up the good work. We are all a work in progress. Ooopsy’s do happen.
Robert Garnett says
It was a great show. I didn’t take your reference to “savages” as derogatory of African Americans, I knew immediately what you meant as you come across as a sincere and kind man who really cares about what is happening to these kids. And what has happened and continues to happen is shocking, criminal in fact.
I was glad that Alex picked up on it though, because some people may have taken it the wrong way and it was a good to expand on and clarify the issue.
Thought it was funny Alex’s reaction to your metaphor on savages, he was panicking about YouTube’s possible reaction. When you explained it, it was even more horrifying.
Latest report from La-la land: https://spectator.org/is-ukraine-winning/
I thought the ‘uncomfortable moment’ was handled well. Alex, I’m sure, had not only his but also your interests in mind when he invited you to elaborate. And you responded calmly and intelligently. I noticed that a black guy posted a message saying that he wasn’t offended but, nonetheless, appreciated the elaboration. If I were to post a video of my six year old daughter rescuing her kitten from our apple tree, I’m sure I would have half a dozen death threats within the half-hour. It’s the internet, sadly.
Thank you all for a wonderful thought provoking discussion! I would only add that the horrific state of the US policies, actions of relatively recent years is IMO due to internal forces hell bent on its destruction.
Peter VE says
The Yale professor’s declaration of the collapse of the Russian economy reminds me that Ted Rall, the left wing editorial cartoonist, just spent a couple weeks in Russia, and wrote a column about his trip to Russia at the beginning of August. Perhaps the Yale professor should actually go to Moscow to see for himself.
Michael Creighton says
Andrei is exactly right. The roles of US and Russia are completely reversed since 1990. The US army dominated in WW2 because of it’s industrial capability and capacity. That is long gone.
MICHAEL JENKINS says
Larry could not be more correct about the media’s fantasy life. All you have to do is randomly scroll down through YouTube and you will see one channel after another with videos describing Ukrainian victories, collapsing Russian army morale, and how the sanctions are bringing the Russian economy to its knees. All absolute nonsense, probably having CIA fingerprints all over the channels. Thank heaven for the Duran and guys like Larry and Andrei!
Stefan Richter says
The woman who murdered Ms.Dugina will be dead in a short time. And its not the russian side (FSB) to do it. She is a too valuable information source about the inner workings of the SBU and its links to Asov. So the last place she should go is to Ucraine . She is a perfect target for a false flag operation.
i don’t often watch zoom-ish shtuff, but on a boring(!) saturday, i watched this.
nice to see moving pictures, speaking faces. and hear decent discourse… enjoyed the coke stash too haha
cheers man, i enjoy your site, had to find some version of common sense in a mental world after that Covid Event and WWZ started ; )
tbh after Chechnia 1, Serbia and Balkans, and Iraq and all that has followed.. then we have domestic politik (a sick joke), this society thing… and just reading everything other than “official” versions/histories….
was never the same, lol, touched.
it’s a long time being an outcast in our dystopian west… : /
Keep em coming amigo!