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January 6 Committee Hearings Take on Character of Soviet Show Trial

AMAC Exclusive – By Ben Solis

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Soviet Show Trial of Polish Bishop Czeslaw Kaczmarek on September 14, 1953.

On September 14, 1953, a hand-picked committee of Soviet military court judges and prosecutors charged Polish Bishop Czeslaw Kaczmarek with a long list of crimes that included cooperation with American intelligence, collaboration with Nazi occupiers during World War II, and an attempt to forcefully overthrow the government. For his crimes, Kaczmarek was sentenced to 12 years of hard labor, and his name was the subject of a relentless propaganda campaign discrediting him throughout Poland.

Of course, as was the case with nearly every Soviet show trial, none of it was true. Kaczmarek’s real crime was discouraging Poles from helping the Soviets, whom he accurately predicted would try and transform Poland into a Soviet Republic following the expulsion of the Nazis. During World War II, he had encouraged Poles to choose peaceful forced labor on German farms, hoping that the population could survive the war.

Equally false was the accusation that he had spied for the United States. His real crime was meeting with U.S. Ambassador Arthur Bliss-Lane to honor his moral courage and heroism. Far from actively orchestrating the downfall of the Soviet regime, Kaczmarek was the leader of the underground movement Catholic Action, which promoted the Christian order and opposed both atheistic Nazism and Bolshevism. Instead of violent upheaval – a central tenet of Marxism – Kaczmarek advocated for peaceful protests against the depravations of the Soviets, including raising awareness about the Katyn massacre of over 20,000 Polish military officers and other Polish patriots at the hands of the Soviet secret police.  

In short, Kaczmarek’s true transgressions were his outstanding integrity and dignity, rarely found in those times, that made him a leader and inspiration for millions of Poles who desired to break free from Soviet oppression. To his Soviet persecutors, these were dangerous traits, and inspired an active campaign to slander his name. The media presented Bishop Kaczmarek as a calculated, dangerous criminal, traitor, and degenerate.

The show trial which followed the accusations against Kaczmarek was illustrative of the many thousands of show trials which defined the post-war Stalin years. One by one, the victims of Stalin’s paranoid delusions were trotted out to deliver forced confessions of imagined crimes, before being sent to decades of hard labor or even execution.

Today in the United States, Americans are witnessing the successor of these trials in Democrats’ months-long crusade to tie seemingly every Republican lawmaker and voter to the events of January 6, 2021, at the United States Capitol. At the center of this witch hunt is former President Donald Trump – the person who poses perhaps the greatest threat to the left’s grip on power and thus must be the recipient of the greatest vilification, no matter what the facts say.

For Trump, the record of success was clear. In the three years prior to the pandemic, he had reversed the creeping socialism in American politics by returning to sound economic principles, unleashing an economic boom that had not been seen in decades. With tax cuts and pro-growth economic policies, he began to restore the United States’ status as the leading economic powerhouse in the world. After decades of globalization had sold out American businesses, U.S. manufacturing – and particularly American energy – was regaining its footing.

But like the Stalinists in Eastern Europe in the 1950s, Democrats and their stooges in the media portrayed these positive changes as the result of nefarious actions. Right from the beginning, they decried Trump’s victory as the result of “Russian collusion,” insisting that he had worked hand-in-hand with the Kremlin to subvert the American democratic system.

In many ways this is when the real “show trial” of Donald Trump began – a trial that would be extended to anyone associated with him and take many forms in the following years. In 2019 came the next climax with the first impeachment effort against him – an effort that ultimately backfired and, as was the case so often under Soviet rule, revealed the corruption of those launching the accusations.

Now, with Trump out of office, comes the culmination of the American left’s show trial. The goal is clear: to banish Trump and all who supported him to the political equivalent of hard labor – or, if possible, to physical prisons. Already this has been the case with many involved in the events of January 6, who have been imprisoned in solitary confinement and denied bail for simply being present inside the Capitol complex.

The hearings themselves of the so-called “select committee” on January 6 bear an eerie similarity to the sight that must have greeted Bishop Kaczmarek as he stood accused seven decades ago. Right down to the corporate news producer hired to make the hearings a made-for-TV event, the entire thing has been manufactured as a public spectacle, not a legitimate quest for truth.

Like in Bishop Kaczmarek’s trial, neither video nor any other evidence support the show trial’s narrative. The false claim of an armed and organized “insurrection” to supposedly overthrow the United States government is baseless on its face, yet the members of the committee and the mainstream media repeat it incessantly.

The committee has also strategically excluded certain evidence from its proceedings, most glaringly Trump’s urging of his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically” make their voices heard. Out of hours of testimony, the Committee releases seconds-long clips that lack context or nuance, hoping to spin the narrative by attention-grabbing soundbites. They have refused to share transcripts and been suspiciously secretive, only allowing certain made-for-TV moments to be seen.

In all, it appears that the Soviet-style show trial is just the latest trend that the American left has adopted from their socialist counterparts in Europe. But as these trials exposed the corruption inherent in the Stalinist regime, so too are they revealing the corruption in today’s Democratic Party. Some news outlets are already reporting how the January 6 committee hearings are actually driving voters further toward Republicans. Should this trend continue, it may be that Democrats will soon find that their effort to manufacture the downfall of Republicans instead leads to a collapse in support among their own dwindling number of voters.

Ben Solis is the pen name of an international affairs journalist, historian, and researcher.


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wolverine70
1 day ago

The real issue with these hearings is that there is no counsel or advocate for President Trump at them. How can this ‘Committee’ get to the ‘truth’ if they are unwilling to consider context and explanation from the other side. Take that laughable ‘testimony’ from the child intern on June 28th. Nothing she heard or saw was first hand. A complete joke that this is the best that this ‘Committee’ can come up with while they waste our tax dollars doing so.

Dan Miles
4 days ago

Vee have Vayys of making you talk……

Theresa Coughlin
4 days ago

These so-called hearings only serve one purpose: to make sure Trump can’t run for president again in 2024. The day Liz Cheney was voted out of House membership, she said she was going to do everything in her power to make sure Trump can never hold the presidency again. That comment tells you all you need to know about the purpose of this show trial.

heather manning
4 days ago

One can only hope but is GOD who will orchestrate the revival of the shining city on the hill. Through many turn arounds that has happen lately, we will see who and how many are with us!

Phil
4 days ago

Pretty close to the Volksgerichtshof (People’s Court) set up after Hitler didn’t get the results he wanted with cases sent through the Sondergerichte (Special Courts) that he had also set up. The “People’s Court operated OUTSIDE the Constitutional Justice structure of Germany. Appears the only difference between the 1-6 charade, is those being questioned aren’t forced to stand, and, having had their belts and suspenders taken, have to hold their pants up while they are ranted at.

Robert Zuccaro
5 days ago

When’s the “Committee to Investigate Hillary Collusion” start? Oh right. It’s okay if a Democrat does it but a guilty Republican only needs a Democrat allegation based on a Big Lie.

Dan W.
5 days ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

How about in January after we regain control of the House (assuming that the new Speaker will set up a “Committee to Investigate….” anything). ?

heather manning
4 days ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

Tray Gowdy did the Benghazi investigation, and said he found nothing! Maybe that is why he left the House, he knew he lied, my speculation!! Or just maybe he didn’t want to be on the kill list of Hillary!

colbertsucks
5 days ago

What is especially frightning is MSM compliance with this stalinist show trial. We have no free press aside from a few stations and papers. It is all being run by the Pravda communists.

Robert Zuccaro
5 days ago
Reply to  colbertsucks

Oh they’re free all right… free to colude with the Democrat to perpetuate a lie.

Sunny
5 days ago

I know there are many things to be outraged about with these “Bolsheviks” but we should take a page out of their book and focus on each of these injustices and protest loudly. Not violently but loudly. We should not stand for this farce against these ordinary American citizens who gathered on January 6 to protest the fraudulent takeover of the presidency. We should not stand for gun control because only tyrannical governments want to disarm the people. We should never have stood for the legalization of abortion back in the 70’s. We should never have allowed ourselves to become slaves to the ridiculous mandates, and jabs and shut downs. We should not be like sheep being lead to the slaughter. IF we collectively use our voices this would end. We cannot afford to sit back and shake our heads and silently fume. It is up to us to stop this insanity!! I believe with all my heart that we can. The question is will we?

heather manning
4 days ago
Reply to  Sunny

Collectively where, and by who? Those people in DC protesting most of them are paid. Who can afford to travel to the most expensive city in the US and have to rent a hotel and use public transportation? The restaurants alone would put most in bankruptcy!

edward
5 days ago

“January 6 Committee Hearings Take on Character of Soviet Show Trial”WELL OF COURSE THEY DO!!!! THEY ARE BEING RUN BY COMMUNISTS, WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT!

barb304
6 days ago

I’m hoping these ‘hate Trump’ hearings continue until the November elections. Maybe they’ll encourage people to ‘drain the swamp’!!! God knows Pelosi and her squad needs to go along with all the other non-patriotic jerks, both Democrats and Republicans, we have in Congress!!! Oh yeah, Socialists as well.

Greg Phillips
6 days ago

Time for America to Liberate America from the grasps of the Communist Elites in Washington DC, and erect a Monument to Senator Joseph Raymond McCarthy

Dan W.
6 days ago
Reply to  Greg Phillips

A monument to the godfather of alternative facts ? Sure why not.

You can put his statue next to the Washington Monument and let the people decide which one was more believable.

heather manning
4 days ago
Reply to  Greg Phillips

His mistake was liking the attention and then making things up just to stay relevant. He almost ruined many people’s lives with his lies! If he had only kept to the truth!! Just maybe we would not have as many of these people thinking they like communism. Most of the communist in this country comes from their college professor’s indoctrination. It is time to send many of these young people to Venezuela or Cuba (not the resorts that the Cubans themselves can’t use). Let them see what S–t holes there are around the world, because of the government. What am I saying just go to our Democrat cities and see the S–t holes they are!

Dave
6 days ago

Go to YT and put in ‘wendy’s russian fashion show’ in the search field (I can’t post links here).

Haven’t watched a nanosecond of the farce, though I can imagine it something like this…except this is funnier…

JEFFREY JONES
6 days ago

SAVE THE U.S.A…..DESTROY THE DEMONRATS,LIBTURDS AND OTHER AMERICA HATERS!!!…THIS IS NOT SPAM!..,,,,,,,,,,

Joanne4 justice.
6 days ago
Reply to  JEFFREY JONES

Right on, man ! Get rid of the Socialist, Communist, Left Radical Progressive freaks that the DUMBOCRATS have adopted as part of their plan to destroy America!!!!!!
AND do not forget to eliminate evil pseudo lawmakers, who call themselves American politicians ie. JOBAMA Kamala the ditsy giggler, Nasty Nancy, Chuckie the slimeball .SCMUCK.. and ALL the idiots who were mistakenly appointed to key cabinet positions in the now toxic Congress CREATED BY DEM COMRADES AND MR GEORGE SOROS public enemy # ONE !

heather manning
4 days ago

Stop “FEELING” bad for people that are downtrodden from their own choices! Like Jesus said you will always have the poor! He knew they don’t make good choices and don’t try to find a different road!

heather manning
4 days ago

It doesn’t have anything to do with ethnicity, just look at the Appalachian people, MOVE! Where there are jobs, I had 5 high schools, because my parents looked for better opportunities, I started out in Canada came here when you had to have a job before you could come here, in the mid 50’s! By the time I was 28, still waiting tables to continue college part time, job had to be full time to pay for living expenses. So I went into the US Navy, where I became a citizen and stayed 20 years, I Love this country, my relatives in Canada are in subjugation!!!

Bill C
6 days ago

Of course she refused the National Guard. Their presence would have prevented the deployment of the FBI Instigation team and the paid actors for their false flag operation.

Robert Zuccaro
5 days ago
Reply to  Bill C

They have Ray Epps on film trying to incite a riot yet he’s nit charged? No one asks “How many Undercover FBI agents were present?”. They were actively involved with the Michigan Governor kidnapping fiasco… Ruby Ridge, Waco, the Bundy Ranch… they do seem to have a history.

Rush Glick
6 days ago

History has a funny way of repeating itself if we are blinded by ignorance.

David Millikan
7 days ago

DICTATOR Beijing biden is PLANNING ON RIGGING 2022 MIDTERM ELECTIONS.
WON’T GIVE INFORMATION ON TAKING OVER FEDERAL ELECTION BOARD TO SENATORS and CONGRESS OR THE AMERICAN CITIZENS DESPITE MASSIVE REQUESTS THROUGH EMAILS AND FOIA.
WATCH AND VIDEO EVERYTHING THE FASCIST DO LEADING UP TO AND ON MIDTERM ELECTION DAY.
NO COUNTING AFTER HOURS AND NO STOP COUNTING AT ANY TIME BEFORE ALL VOTES ARE COUNTED.
REMEMBER HOW COMMUNIST News Network and FOX NEWS ALTERED VOTE COUNT LIVE.
REMEMBER ALL THE FASCIST liberal States THAT HAVE MORE VOTES THAN REGISTERED VOTERS.
THE MOMENT OF TRUTH IS HERE. WILL YOU STAND AND FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY AND HOME, OR WILL YOU BOW DOWN TO FASCIST?
DON’T FORGET THAT DICTATOR Beijing biden HAS CUT ENERGY PRODUCTION TO ZERO FOR REST OF 2022 AND ZERO PRODUCTION IN 2023 AND 2024.
CAN YOU AFFORD NO GASOLINE/DIESEL, JET FUEL, SHIPPING PRODUCTS, FOOD, BABY FOOD, MEDICINE, ELECTRICITY, NATURAL GAS, COAL, SECURED BORDERS, HOSPITALS, DOCTORS CARE, MILITARY, AND NO U.S. CONSTITUTION?
REMEMBER THAT COMMUNIST China IS BUILDING HUNDREDS OF COAL PLANTS FOR ELECTRICITY WHILE DICTATOR Beijing biden and HIS FASCIST ENVIRO- MENTAL LOSERS KILL OUR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE WITH THEIR LIE Of GLOBAL WARMING.
SO COMMUNIST China HAS ELECTRICITY AND THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA WILL BE USING CANDLES FOR ELECTRICITY.
IS THAT SERIOUS ENOUGH FOR YOU?

Joanne4 justice.
6 days ago
Reply to  David Millikan

SENILE Dictator Biden bows on his knees –, and caters to all Radicals and subversives. That’s part of the big plan ,Man!!!!!!!! LETS GO BRANDON!.:
THIS SENILE INCOMPETENT POTUS IS DOING A GREAT JOB FOR THE ENEMIES OF AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert Zuccaro
5 days ago
Reply to  David Millikan

Even worse: appropriations is talking of decommissioning Navy ships while China recently launched a new aircraft carrier. Democrats want a US decline.

heather manning
4 days ago
Reply to  Robert Zuccaro

To be fair on this one the Navy wants to scuttle an almost brand-new ship, because it has systemic problems, and they won’t let them!

D
7 days ago

I think that I’ll not file my income taxes anymore – nah … I’ll just embellish them and waste the governments time much like they do with my time . What do y’all think ?

PaulE
6 days ago
Reply to  D

Lol!!! So you’ll open yourself up to the IRS auditing your butt and then, no matter what they find, they will fine you to “teach you a lesson” about trying to play with the federal government. So how is this going to be beneficial for you in any way. If you refuse to pay, they will just put a lien on your assets or toss you in jail.

D
6 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

It’s PaulE the spoiler . They are awash in teaching lessons lately … probably would not be effective , you’re correct. Thanks .

Bill C
6 days ago
Reply to  D

I like it! They think they are the only ones that can baffle everyone with bs! This is after all, taxation without representation! If anyone can dig up a paper trail on Brandon’s dirty foreign deals, then we would see how he feels about paying his fair share!

heather manning
4 days ago
Reply to  Bill C

This may just be my sentiment, but don’t you think that Ukraine’s war is to keep our corrupt politicians, secrets. Seems that the country has been corrupt for a very long time, and it possibly could be where the headquarters is for all our official’s corruption! The people are mere victims!

james carlyle
7 days ago

The take away here is the equivalence of Soviet Russian Bolshevism and the current Democratic Party of the USA

whatstrump
7 days ago

The charge of “Russian collusion” was born out of Democrats’ sincere belief that they had been out-cheated…

heather manning
4 days ago
Reply to  whatstrump

Outcheated? So, you don’t think Trump won in 2016? No one likes Hillary she is toxic, now they are trying to prop up Harris, what a joke, it would be a blood bath for her, unless the largest fraud voting machine that Biden says they put together is still working perfectly. Biden even now says that there will be another pandemic!!! Wonder if that is going to show up in the next months before election?

chuck26
7 days ago

I think this article by Ben Solis is referring to Pope John Paul one of the greatest Popes in the History of the Catholic Church and although Trump is not a pope he is experiencing the same tribulations in the Jan 6th investigations. This so-called partisan investigation ( the two republicans on the committee should be democrats) is a sham and cover-up. First of all, it was not an armed insurrection. The people there were voters dissatisfied with the election and every day more information is coming out that there were irregularities in the States of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Texas. I think the Democratic leadership is afraid Trump’s Big Lie may hold some truth. This insurrection is a fiasco to take away attention to what is being brought out. There were more deaths to rioters than to the Capitol Police and if Pelosi would have accepted the help of the National Guard the protest may not have gotten out of hand. I noticed she was not called before the committee to answer why the Gaurd was not enlisted to help the Capitol Police. As for the Capitol, riot History shows more serious attempts than the riot. British burned the Capitol in1814, in In1835 an attempted assassination of President Andrew Jackson while he was leaving a funeral at the Capitol, In 1995 a gunman killed two Capitol policemen defending the building,In 1954 Puerto Rican nationalists open fire in the Capitol,In 1983 far-left extremist bombed the Senate Chambers In 1971 a bomb exploded in the Capitol planted by the Weather Underground In 1983 a bomb tore through the second floor of the Senate by the group Armed Resistance. These are only a few of the attacks on our Capitol there are many more the most serious was the plane that came down in Shanksville was believed to be on the way to destroy the Capitol. To me, the riot at the Capitol was being made a mountain out of a molehill. I believe the people there entered the Capitol as a protest and not an insurrection although their choice of taking souvenirs caused millions of dollars which they should pay for but being imprisoned for insurrection is a bit far fetched They are being used as scapegoats for Pelosi’s complicity not protecting the Capitol Police in their duty to protect the Capitol, Why did she not accept the Guards offer of help? and when are we going to get back to Election Integrity there should be more Investigation there is too much that happened that arouses questions to be answered. There is a need for secure honest fair elections.

Leesson1
7 days ago
Reply to  chuck26

Actually, Pope John Paul II was born Karol Józef Wojtyła, but that aside, I am pretty much in agreement with your other comments.

Walt
7 days ago
Reply to  chuck26

This whole tribulation to get “at the truth” is a dog and pony show……a last ditch effort on the part of the democrats to rescue their a***s in the up-coming mid-term elections…….the unfortunate part of that is we the American people have no one to come to our rescue…….leastwise not the Republican Party……we the American public is on its own……..Joe paycheck will have to sink or swim……..God bless America

johnh
7 days ago
Reply to  chuck26

According to Hannity, Trump approved calling up 20,000 National Guard — but that final decision was up to Pelosi or Mayor of DC. So why didn’t they call up Guard or at least have them at stand-by after the Capitol was breached… Also, why does not the POTUS have the authority to call out Guard as it seems to me that he should have more power than the two mentioned. Call out Nancy Pelosi & ask her why & what happened that day that she did not feel they needed more protection.

Max
7 days ago
Reply to  johnh

Your last sentence is on the mark. Pelosi and company ALREADY KNEW what was coming and needed the J6 incident to continue to feed the fire that was started in Nov. 2016 when a non-player was elected into office.

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