Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 25 December 2022 by Larry Johnson 78 Comments This sort of sums it up for Europe. Too funny.
Thanks Larry. All the best for the New Year to you and your family. Enjoy the time together.
Thanks Larry. I just reposted your Dirty Dozen article on Substack (with commentary). I hope it gets you even more support.
Tom McSorley says
I don’t think most people in modern Western society realize how much energy— particularly cheap and plentiful energy— affords them the cushy life they live, working bullshit jobs remotely from a laptop.
If we lost 90% of remote laptop workers we wouldn’t notice. If we lost 30% of our energy supply we’d experience a cascading catastrophe that’d affect our life profoundly and would hollow out the remaining productive capacity of the economy.
Forget producing things. Basic services would grind to a halt…no chilled drugs, food supply collapses, coms and utilities collapse. Death would occur on quite a large scale. The book “One Second After” is an interesting novel as it goes through the chronology of collapse, who dies and why.
When you put it this way, maybe all the climate change hysteria isn’t that bad after all. Not that I believe all this garbage about co2, but I am wired to be efficient and not waste things.
But for the life of me, I can’t understand why we don’t have more nuclear power. That would solve a lot of problems, especially when it comes to running out of easy to retrieve fossil fuels. That makes me wonder if they aren’t really trying to control us under the guise of being concerned about the environment. I e, communism, totalitarianism or whatever best fits the description.
That makes me wonder if they aren’t really trying to control us under the guise of being concerned about the environment
Believe you have hit the nail square on the head ,Nick
That’s exactly what they are doing – WEF/UN agenda 2021/2030 – read it and weep – and i mean read it! This plan has been underway for 40 years.
Raymond Lee says
So true. And if we lost 90% of the politicians doing bullshit jobs feathering their own nests, we might have peace on Earth!
I definitely agree regarding remote workers. I’m glad life forced me into a traditional trade, though it sometimes eats at me how others make considerably more than myself as they park their backsides behind a screen while they sit at home sipping coffee in their pajamas, but such is life. Perhaps I look like the fool right now for working a job that requires me to be on site, but give it a decade and we shall see…
It has become fashionable lately to discourage students from going to college and pushing them into learning a trade.
Although there is nothing wrong with a trade, people should be careful with this line of thinking. The plumber’s union doesn’t get a seat at the table where they decide whether we have to eat bugs or not. Like it or not, you have to have a college degree and excel at your studies to sit there.
If we want people representing us at that table, we need those people behind computer screens as well.
you only need to lose enough of the skilled energy grid ”workers” who keep it all up and running…..without them you have the same outcome with no hope of repair.
Pretty much all of those ‘remote laptop workers’ are non-productive, parasitical government/corporate bureaucracy drones that need to cease to exist. Also, I’ve never notice anyone talking about the parasitic ‘drag’ on the Electric Grid from the hundreds of thousands of “Data Centers” eating Gigawatts of Power stirring electrons in useless ‘clouds’ and enabling the functioning of the “Control Grid” against the Citizens.
Remember, when your House goes Cold and Dark, these places will not be subjected to ‘Rolling Blackouts’, and even if they are, all are equipped with Diesel or Gas-Turbine Backup Generators… I’d take a WAG and say that the installed Wattage of all these Petroleum-Fired Gensets well exceeds all of the extant “Green Energy” Windmills.
Frances Segarra-Roman says
Feliz Navidad Larry.
We should not laugh.
Why? If we assume that the sanctions against RF are unjust and designed to punish ordinary Russians/foment unrest against the decision making elite (and this is why we think they are unjust – because they punish ordinary people who have no say)- well, by the same token, we should not revel in the boomerang effects on said sanctions on the ordinary people in the EU. Correct?
Happy new year!
You reap what you sow etc.
Larry’s point is that the brainwashed, woke zombies of Europe who were shouting Slava Ukraine in combo with Putin is an evil, baby-eating tyrant not so long ago, are about to get a dose of reality.
For a look into the delusional Neocon world, it’s hard to beat this: https://twitter.com/i/status/1605645903720812560
Good Grief says
So Mick Jagger is signed on to that gobbledegook? Must be the drugs.
Does that mean Mick is going to bang Trudeau’s mom again?
I saw the Tweet. Can’t help noticing that Lindy Grahm is all dizzy after her taste of Zelinsky d**k moves. It is written all over Lindy’s face
Why does the US think it can kill people all over the world with drones and nor expect blowback. Does the rather smug Lt General Ben Hodges realize he is liable to be droned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ09BqDkfWI or perhaps he realizes he is not very competent and as such the Russians would prefer to keep him in place.
just saying says
If you play with fire you get burned. If you mess with Russia you don’t get to play with fire.
Maybe for the people who did not believe that their unvaxxed neighbor was the problem with a plandemic. Same mindset that would throw their fellow man into an oven circa 1930’s. A child was born in a little town of Bethlehem apparently to bring compassion and seemed to go against government doctrine. But he also said let the dead bury their own dead. Use that lump of coal wisely that got dropped off. Merry Christmas to some, the rest Happy Pagan Winter Holidays.
Daniel McAdams says
Larry I cannot thank you enough for your excellent writing this year. You broke away from your former tether and have far exceeded anything thence. You are shining brightly in the light of being proven right over and over again. I pray you will continue at or near your astonishing pace of 2022. (I honestly don’t know how you do it). Best wishes for the new year and cannot wait for our paths to cross again.
S. Massey says
I agree with you Oddo. It doesn’t make me feel good.
Merry Christmas to all.
Anna Zimmerman says
I generally agree that we shouldn’t blame the ordinary people. Most are too busy trying to make ends meet to give any serious scrutiny to the prevailing narratives.
On the other hand, being a Brit, I’m a fan of gallow’s humour, even if the joke is against us. Which it certainly is…
Plus, if it gives one person the shock of recognition, it is worth it.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
Found this really funny so decided to share. It was posted by Derer on the Unz site, on a Paul Craig Roberts article.
“Putin Has Misread the West (And) if He Doesn’t Wake Up Soon, Armageddon Is Upon Us”
The relationship between Washington and Moscow is irreparable. Recently, Russian foreign minister Lavrov while flying to US, took his isle seat besides Blinken and Nuland returning to Washington. Soon after taking off his shoes Lavrov starts to relax, the middle seat Nuland said to Blinken “now I wouldn’t mind to have a cold beer”. Lavrov responded “no problem I will get it for you”. While he left for the beer the two Americans spit in his shoes. When the Russian came back with the beer and sat, Blinken exclaimed “I would like to have a beer too”. Lavrov again offered to bring the beer. The two Americans again spit in his shoes. When plane was landing in Washington and Lavrov put his shoes on, he immediately realized as to what has happened and started shouting “this animosity between our countries, this hate, this spitting in shoes and pissing in beer must stop”.
Well done. I spit my beer out and pissed my pants just reading that.
I almost choked on my turkey reading that. LOL
Frances Lynch says
Hah! Pretty much how it seems to be going.
PS: RT and the rest are all available just by downloading the Yandex browser, or Brave for that matter.
Actually, just pulled it up via Opera sans their VPN too. Not bothering trying Chrome or God forbid, Edge. Don’t know why they say there’s issues accessing it. Maybe in Europe?
Merry Christmas to all. Time to reflect, both on the harsh realities around us, and also on those things for which we are grateful and thankful. I thank Larry and all for the thoughtful comments that help enlighten as to where we are headed, as it’s not where you’re at, but where you’re going that matters most.
Here’s a couple of articles, rather long but engaging reads, perhaps to offset the reruns, MSM BS, etc. Cut and paste into your browser if you wish to take a look:
MICHAEL JENKINS says
Larry, congratulations on a great year and many thanks for the work you do. The first thing I do when turn on the computer every morning is to click on the bookmark to your blog, to find out what is actually going on. You are indispensable.
Happy New Year, and here’s hoping you aren’t banned or arrested for continuing to speak out in 2023.
At least, unlike what some of the comments above suggested, I just accessed RT with Chrome, so it is apparently not banned (yet) in the U.S. We still haven’t quite reached North Korea’s level of censorship, though we’re catching up fast.
thanks for all of your work mr. Johnson and for giving me a platform to make comments on. My prayer is that at this time next year you will not be talking about the ukraine war; because it will be over and the usa and eu will have come back to their senses.
Thanks Larry for all your fine work over the year. Thanks also to the many interesting and inspiring commentators this blog attracts.
Merry Xmas to you all!
Christmas dinner with friends and family ……at some point someone mentioned some Ukrainian refugee family they know. When I said, they ain’t ever going back to Ukraine – I got shocked looks.
A little polite back and forth – my friends didn’t have the slightest notion that average salary something like $150/month. They also didn’t have a clue that 2/3s of working age Ukrainians fled the country from 2014-2021.
But they did know that Putin is super mega bad.
just saying says
They ain’t ever going back to Ukraine, but they might go back to Russia. 🙂
Rt was banned in Europe on Day 5 of the SMO, and a few days later, in America. Ain’t that something to think about?
Leads one to the conclusion that plans were in place long before the random events unfolded as they did, for a total news blackout, to be implemented once the Russians started their quest for world domination, by launching a brutal and unprovoked attack on an innocent and independent beacon of democracy somewhere in their near vicinity.
Speaking of blackouts, what is the status of Ukraine’s electrical grid? Does anyone know? Is it possible Ukraine’s grid has been degraded to such an extent, they must now use coal fired choo choo trains to transport men and material to the front?
Also, why is Russia allowing this choo choo train to boldly go wherever it wants? If I were a member of the Russian General Staff, I would be demanding that all choo choos be assigned a Kinzhal, and I’d put hypersonic down each and every one of their stacks.
Admittedly, I’m a brutal man when it comes to fighting existential wars to the multi-polar death, for the simple reason, that being any other way can get you, as me Daddy used to say, “kil’t thrice over. ”
Worth a look see for those who are interested in the so called, Big Picture. Me personally, I like tactics, but in order to be taken seriously I know I must listen to folks like Mark Sleboda, even if it costs me an hour of my valuable time.
Russian-Chinese Ties vs. US Aggression w/ Carl Zha & Mark Sleboda
Mark Sleboda, what can one say? He believes in order to understand what’s going on, we must think generations ahead, because that is precisely what the Chinese are doing.
Ridiculous. Give me a machine that trades equities at the speed of light, so I can both hold and sell a stock in a fraction of a millisecond, because that’s the proper amount of time we Americans should be thinkin’ ahead, a 0.001 seconds, if we want to stop the Chinese colossus before it can transform into a behemothic hegemon.
Jim Christian says
I have RT and Tass.Ru in New England on Xfinity. It’s not banned. They work in Florida on Spectrum. I don’t use VPN.
Alex Thrace says
RT is also available on Roku, free app and unlimited streaming
José Luis Montans says
Ok, is funny. But please take in consideration that the west is utterly anti Christian. There is a very dangerous propaganda trying to sell what the west is doing as Christian or catholic, It is not, It is anti Christian.
just saying says
Destroying Orthodox Christianity was the main goal of Catholic Church since 1054.
Broadly i’d agree, but I would go further; it is not simply anti-Christian, it is demonic.
Fulano de Tal says
You fanatics, (christian fanatics, muslim fanatics …), of course you are against religion being an individual and private thing. You want to saaaaave everyone, even the ones like me that we don’t want to be saved (I want to be saved by doctors, if I’m ill, but only in that case).
I’m sorry man, middle ages are the past.
You cannot burn people at the stake now.
There is no such propaganda that blames the west acting the way we act because “we are christian”. The rest of the world knows it is because of greedy, and double standards. They (Indians, Chinish …) they are not so fanatics as you are. They don’t mix religion with geopolitics.
And merry Christmas to some/happy hollydays to some others, of course.
Agreed with the above sentiment. For us in Europe 2023/24 is going to be a bad experience unless the EU changes course, which, of course, it won’t
Volker Schendel says
many thanks from Germany and all the best wishes for You. For me too – The first thing I do when turn on the computer every morning is to click on the bookmark to your blog.
Christomir Ivanov says
Merry Christmas to you Mr Jonson, to your family, to all you love!
On the dates. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church is a sister church to the Russian Orthodox Church, and all the east orthodox churches. Nevertheless we celebrate Christmas on 25 December. The dates we celebrate Christmas looks to be of no doctrinal importance. More on the topic – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar.
Your blog is a jewel in the blogosphere. I wish you all the best!
You have posted the link to wrong calendar.
Jorge Nunes says
I hope that this storm of snow and cold on the American continent will bring the climate of sanctions to the climate of diplomacy and peace on the planet. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Portugal.
Carl Schurz says
Thank you, Larry, for your work and informations. Well done. Merry Christmas 🎄.
Thanks Larry, I enjoy the sane commentary and articles. So much noise out there. I open your blog every morning with coffee. Счастливого Нового года!
Here’s another Christmas video (with less animal cruelty and more Putin):
Curt Nichols says
And a Happy New Years and a safe 2023 to you Mr. Johnson. Thank you for this incredible resource.
Julio Ruata says
Sad video but it resemble the injustice from the EU leadership on their own people.
Thanks Larry for all the work you have done.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Carlton Meyer says
Reminds me of petty BS like in 2016 when two vacation compounds near DC used by Russian diplomats and personnel were seized. This was supposedly because of Russian interference in the election, which everyone who cared to check knew was fake. Now everyone knows that was BS but the US still has the compounds.
Andrew M says
Say it as it is. Merry CHRISTmas. Never let woke nonsense ruin this beautiful greeting. I hope everyone enjoys the holiday and festivities. Stay safe. Thank you for all the great work Larry.
Jack Gordon says
I just read Dreizin’s latest post, the one in which he attacks both you and Brian Berletic and where he levels (his usual) sophomoric insults that would besmirch the reputation of even a 6th grade schoolyard bully if he resorted to them (most 6th grade bullies, unlike Mr. Dreizin, are smart enough to refrain from using this kind of language, at least in public). I know you and others have come to regard this fellow as a nuisance, as merely a pest in search of ego-enhancement elixirs, and that it’s often wise to simply ignore annoyances of this caliber. This time, though, the insult is sufficiently public and demeaning that I really think he deserves an equally public smackdown. Some of the stuff he publishes is interesting even when filtered through his bizarrely puerile style, but his gratuitous use this time of what is purely meanspirited invective demands the use of soap to wash out the lad’s mouth, something that will leave him with a taste to remember for at least a few weeks.
Larry Johnson says
I feel sorry for the little man. He is revealing himself as an insecure fool.
Nah, he is just whoring for attention. Giving him any will only make him worse.
I had a discussion with him in the comment section there, without any ill intention. After I’ve proven my point (and him being wrong), he deleted the comments, and threw an insult in his next post and a threat of pemanent ban (a thing that can not work on his site). I find it mildly amusing that his ego is so fragile that it can be triggered without any effort whatsoever. I never thought that a “famous blogger” would address me personally, so it’s kind of flattering.
I believe Larry and Brian are triggering him just by being more successful, although he is “smarter” and “better” and stuff. The real ironic thing here is that it’s his ego that’s keeping him down. Insulting visitors is not a good way to attract more of them, except maybe on some S&M blog.
Whether his patological insecurity is caused by the lack of height or lenght, will remain unknown. It is something that only medical professionals can tell, or his wife.
He reminds me of a little a little of Kurt Schlichter. He was interesting to listen to for a while, but at some point he lost me. I think his never Trumper mindset is what turned me off. Not that you have to love Trump to keep my attention, but there’s a difference between normal people who dislike Trump and the typical knee-jerk Never Trumper.
That’s simply too damn funny.
Thanks for your work Larry,it’s been educational. I particularly enjoy the articles relating to the way the Western intelligence services think, engage media and politics and insight generally into that area.
Also the line by line analysis of media articles to catch the changes in nuance and propaganda.
World would be better if schools taught the art of deception and media manipulation.
D. Auch COL (ret.) USA says
Merry Christmas to Larry and all who read his blog, may the true blessing of the Almighty Lord God’s gift of Life everlasting to mankind temper our hearts in daily life, and may our prayers of peace in the new year be manifest. Thank you Larry for your hard work and sacrifice in bringing a bit of truth and sanity to our daily walk …..!
Steve griffin says
You said it better than I could have.
Blessed and Merry Christmas to all here and especially you Larry.
About the banning of RT in North America. This is from a person living in Canada.
Until the SMO started a search for RT on Google gave you the correct link at the top of the search results.
Once the SMO started all search engines based in NA and WE removed RT from their list of results.
You could still get to RT by actually typing the URL : https://www.rt.com. This still works just fine in any browser.
Initially, the security services were actively targeting the site with Denial Of Service attacks. So it was a more annoying experience – you had to be persistent to get to the RT site. After a month or two that has either eased off or the Russians have found a way to protect the site.
Currently, it works in any browser by typing or bookmarking the correct url (see above).
I wonder what it is like in the US and Europe…
Fulano de Tal says
Just to solve your curiosity (and mine), because I do not follow propaganda media (neither CNN, nor RT .. even less the spanish “mierdos* de comunicación”)
In Spain it is exactly as you say:
– in google, you cannot find RT
– but if you type https://www.rt.com , it just works
– if you want the spanish version, it changes to https://actualidad.rt.com/
I’m using firefox.
*mierda is the spanish word for sh*t, sorry
Thank you for the sagacious articles that are always informing.
I have enjoyed your published articles immensely and contributions from commenters as well.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – from Australia.
Thank you again,
Merry Christmas and PF2023! Thank you for your work!
I wish all Catholics a Merry Christmas!
I’m from Russia. I enjoy reading Larry’s articles and comments on them.
Special thanks for the comments. It’s very, very interesting how you talk.
Peace to us all. Peace and Kindness.
Merry Christmas and a peaceful new year ahead to all!
I called today my friend in Kyiv to wish her a Happy upcoming new year, in case we could connect, and it was past 10 pm in Kyiv and we’re chatting, when her husband shouted in the background, ” turn off the light!” And I was shocked, “Did Dima just asked to turn off the light in KYIV? Do you guys, got power there?” And she told me they returned to Kyiv for few days for business, and while it’s freezing in their apartment and they sleep in sleeping bags with all coats on them, but surprisingly, they have lights at their place.
Yes! There is a suspicion that the Ukrainian authorities are lying that they have very bad electricity. They need the whole world to sympathize with the victim of the Putin regime, to give more money and weapons.
They are not lying about that. I guess that makes it the first thing they are not lying about.
Damage to the electrical system is severe, but not total. I’m sure Russians are intentionally keeping it close to the edge of collapse, without pushing it over, yet.
i would like to give a shoutout to patrick lancaster and all the good work he does as is shown below.
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Vallhalla Rising says
Merry Christmas a couple days late…time to focus and reflect on what’s really important…family, friends and the Spirit of the Christmas Season…best wishes to all.
It seems peace could be banned.
Suggestions for peace should be welcome here, and everywhere :
Negotiations must happen soon – Venue , anyone? No institution worldwide has any credibility, except the Vatican, in spite of all its faults.
Over 1,000 faith leaders call for a Christmas truce in Ukraine
I am sure V.Putin is not driven by religious ideologues.
So how about it – are we better than our ‘destiny’?
The article says 1,000 faith leaders in the United States. If they want peace they should go and make a protest in Washington where all wars start, instead of writing empty words followed by the phrase “Putin’s aggression”. It should be easy for them, because US religious leaders tend to own private jets.
Zelensky is raiding churches as we speak. He would surely welcome truce, so that he can finish his business in peace. Besides, he could use a time-out until recently approved USA weaponry arrive, courtesy of US tax payers.
The alternative is Trotsky’s permanent war, to the last man standing on all sides, counterproductive – the peace of the graveyard where one can hear a pin drop and various parading ‘priests’ blather that it is God’s fault, not theirs.
A propos the tech generation, college and trades. I’m old enough to remember dodge ball, pencil and paper, classroom competitions for repetition of multiplication tables, classroom spelling bees, life without TV, 2 party phone lines, safe neighborhoods, typing term papers on manual typewriters with erasers to correct errors, adults engaging children in conversation, locally grown produce (no need for farmer’s markets under the freeway), no fax, no PC, no spellcheck, no calculators. We learned to read and write proper English.
Doubtless, a STEM curriculum is important but programming and algorithms have invaded many fields that now rely on tech to the exclusion of human relations. I abhor texting (refuse to text) – does anyone recall Bill Gates’ comment that he was pleased that texting would destroy the English language? I despise “Zoom” meetings – visually distorting and require no attention. “Human Resources” is now “People Operations” and conducted almost exclusively by “specialists” who enter data in programs to track hiring, time, payroll, salaries, etc. Recently was appalled when an HR video came up with the “bright idea” that it would be a good idea for managers to talk to subordinates at least twice a month.
Pervasive detrimental educational and societal influences have unalterably created generations of ill-informed, uncritical, twitter headline reliant, hedonistic, less than bright, irresponsible “adults” who are unable to learn from history let alone look beyond who’s tweeting what today. Of course, there are bound to be exceptions but they are few and far between.
The US is in for a major shock when its phony, debt based, resource theft affluence disappears as the god awful mess created for decades by the war mongering Fed and implemented by corrupt politicians through the MIC and State Dept NGO’s and their media minions collapses as the multi-polar world de-dollarizes.
Nonetheless, Larry and other commentators who bring us fact and expertise based information will help those of us with eyes to see and ears to hear survive the inevitable. So, I thank Larry for his valuable contributions and wish for all a Healthy, Happy, Wealthy – pray for peace – New Year.