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January 6 Committee Hearings Take on Character of Soviet Show Trial

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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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Dan W.
Dan W.
1 year ago

Come on Ben. Give us some credit.

Most of us are smart enough to distinguish between the credibility of edited film clips versus the credibility of in-person witness testimony. We are capable of listening to the witnesses testimony and then deciding whether the witnesses are lying or telling the truth.

Dan
Dan
1 year ago

The Russians tried to destroy Poland by annexing her into Russia. Winston Churchill addressed the effort to spare Poland that tragedy, described by Churchill in Volume Six “Triumph and Tragedy”

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

J6 vs Colbert:

J6:
CH Police Invited in
Some damages done to CH
All jailed

Colbert:
Denied acess to J6 room
Didnt leave
overnight in jail

Wheres= Justice
Colbert should have had J6 Jail experience

Boz
Boz
1 year ago

Everything that Dems do is characteristic of Soviet, socialist, communist, nazi. They don’t look at Orwell’s book ‘1984’ as fiction, but as an operations manual.

jocko
jocko
1 year ago

THIS IS A WITCH HUNT TO THE EXTREME. ALL OF THESE libs NEED TO BE …………. TRUMP OR THE NEXT REPUB PRESIDENTS NEEDS TO PARDON ALL OF THEM

teresa Ann d'alessandro
teresa Ann d'alessandro
1 year ago

biden is the fuhrer – this jan 6th rocky horrow show is nonsense and silly. the dumos trying to be relevant and wasting our tax dollars

jocko
jocko
1 year ago

THE FAMILIES OF THESE ARRESTED POLITICAL PRISONES NEED TO …….ALL OF THESE libs. THEN, SPIT ON THE lib’s GRAVES

jocko
jocko
1 year ago

libs ARE THE ENEMY OF OUR NATION AND NEED TO BE…………..

Carol
Carol
1 year ago

The Democrats are so addicted to power that they will never stop lying and exploiting others to get what they want. I pray that November these addicted control freaks get wiped so bad at the poles that it takes them decades to even approach power again! Then maybe if the Republicans have any spine left, they will be able to STOP Biden and start putting this country back to the land of freedom it was meant to be and government back to its Constitutional duties only, and stop interfering in everyone’s lives!

Veteran
Veteran
1 year ago

Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Pelosi, Kinzinger, and Cheney will have their place in history next to Lavrenty Beria the serial rapist of Stalin’s NKVD, Roland Freisler of Hitler’s Reich’s People’s Court, Heinrich Himmler of the SS, Baghdad Bob, Hanoi Hannah, Tokyo Rose you don’t get to do what they did and not share the infamy as a stain on their name and face forever.

Ted Musha
Ted Musha
1 year ago

All of these people are traitors to our country, They have long ago stopped representing we the people, They are nothing more than deep-state, new world order, goals, who think they are part of a group of people who can take over the world with some sick tyrannical World Government. But first they must destroy our constitution and crush any other political resistance. They have been holding 100’s of political prisoners for over a year without bail or trials, this has never happened before in the united states of America. And they are still holding them. The Traitors must be stopped, they are destroying our country from within. We must be strong and get involved in our own government at the local level to fight these tyrants. We all need to vote in November. If you want to know what evil looks like, take a look at the fake Jan. 6 committee and the democrat leadership. If we can not stop this Evil we are doomed.

Garye
Garye
1 year ago

The hearings and the marxist democrat party are both SICK JOKES!
NOBODY cares anything about their LIES and DISHONESTY!!
They will get the message in 2022 and 2024 elections when We the People – THROW THEM OUT!!!

Rik
Rik
1 year ago

I wonder how these January 6 Committee Members would feel if they were prosecuted and jailed as “insurrectionists” without defense or bail. . . . I say it’s time for them to reap what they sow! . . . GUILTY WITHOUT DEFENSE!!!

Art
Art
1 year ago

Ben Solis== Are you trying to say that the J6 Hearing(s) are just propaganda??? Is damn right a good answer? It sure is a pathetic theatrical presentation and it is paid for by our tax dollars. I want my money back and someone get these fools to possibly do something useful.

Fred Rose
Fred Rose
1 year ago

Nothing more than a kangaroo court. Just like Soviet show trials. This country is doomed!

Thomas J. Carek
Thomas J. Carek
1 year ago

The January 6 partisan investigate, and the mainstream media coverage of it, are both an embarrassment to our country.

Deploreable Sam
Deploreable Sam
1 year ago

Sorry folks, I can make no more comment on this subject as I DO NOT WATCH this folly.
fjb etc etc

Myrna Wade
Myrna Wade
1 year ago

The double standard is showcased by the recent Colbert assigned “work” inside Congress. This is being dismissed as “funny” at the same time that the January 6 committee goes on and on trying to define what the political prisoners did as criminal.

I hope it will be true that the January 6 “show” will make a difference. Voters should vote against the present majority because everything they are doing is so destructive.

RedState
RedState
1 year ago

Comrades, eet truth dot Orange Man Bad. Eet mandatory dot any argument uddervise gets du racist stupid cancelled to be fore-ebber shut up! Proceed, comrades, mit our most splendid Soviet show trail! Orange Man Bad must neber be presidente again! He hurts Swamp money baggers du see. Orange Man Bad! Orange Man bad! Orange Man Bad!

LiamL
LiamL
1 year ago

Should be no surprise. After all there agenda is ‘you’ll own nothing and be happy’. We’ll, for the survivors that is.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Democrats will stop at nothing. Lie after lie after lie. And the gullible masses eat it up. Hopefully enough see through this charade and vote them all out of office.

Sharon Ormsby
Sharon Ormsby
1 year ago

From your words on paper to God’s ears. Pray that their downfall happens SOON!

J. Farley
J. Farley
1 year ago

This Kangaroo Court is about as Legitimate as Lying Hidden Joe winning the Presidency in a fair Election, if you believe that I bet you believe in the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy!

Jeb
Jeb
1 year ago

As an independent voter I am waiting…waiting for fact based evidence on Russian collusion, Jan6 insurrection, grounds for impeachment…. With that said..I have been waiting for over 18 months and have received nothing other than we will be dropping the bombshell next week, next month…I am waiting. Thought #2 please help me by telling me one thing that the present administration has done to improve your life, just one. It doesn’t have to be something that has improved my life, one thing that has improved your life will do. Open minded just struggling to find this information. Who can help?

William C Smith
William C Smith
1 year ago

Figures. These people represent the closest thing to the Communist Party since the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties, never mind the damage the McCarthy hearaings did to the credibility of the Congress at that time.

Josef
Josef
1 year ago

The Dems lie their asses off, if it is the Russia hoax, Hunter Bidens Laptop, the so called don’t say gay bill, although everybody knows that there is no bill which forbids to say gay, but they are lying, lying, lying.
Using the mainstream media, even our local channels to spread the lie supporter by the censoring Social Media.
 “A lie told once is still a lie, a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth” (Joseph Goebbels). Congratulations to the liberals and mainstream media for using fascist propaganda methods, it shows their real face!!!!!!
 
I’m not ready yet, now they also holding tribunals like Roland Freisler (Nazi Germany’s president of the Volksgerichtshof) did. Unilateral accusations, no chance of defense, looks really like Roland Freisler tribunal, although it’s a little unfair because most of the delinquents got the death penalty at Freisler’s tribunals.
On the other hand if that January 6th committee would have the chance to do that, they would probably do it.
 
A last quote:
Alexander Trachtenberg speaking at the National Convention of Communist Parties in Madison Square Garden, 1944:
“When we get ready to take the United States, we will not take you under the label of Communism. We will not take you under the label of Socialism. … We will take the United States under labels we have made very lovable; we will take it under Liberalism, under Progressivism, under Democracy. But take it we will.”
 
Think about it!

Tim Toroian
Tim Toroian
1 year ago

For years I have thought that the Democratic party and International Islam hired former Soviet propagandists as advisors. Not long after the USSR came apart both entities altered their public personas. The explanation would require a small book for those who can’t understand it and is unnecessary for those who do.

Lawrence Greenberg
Lawrence Greenberg
1 year ago

“January 6 Committee Hearings Take on Character of Soviet Show Trial”
Was there really ever any doubt that that is where the Communists – er, I mean the Democrats – got the idea for this farce, or that the goal is the same: to convict an innocent person of crimes that never happened?

John A Bird
John A Bird
1 year ago

There is definitely a coup to overthrow our government but it comes from globalists, elitists, deep state operatives, the demoncraptic party, and rinos. This is all being done to benifit the new world order where rulings would be made by totalitarians and communists.

Morbious
Morbious
1 year ago

Words matter because they’re supposed to represent truths. The dems along with never trumpers insist jan six was an insurrection a la 1861 in spite of zero evidence to support the idea. Riot? Perhaps. Trespassing? Probably. The dems mangle words in order to sway fence sitters into believing that a few hundred unarmed hooligans were operating under a unified plan to take over the government. They know that the fence sitters might compare the jan six event with the previous summer of riots, looting and burning, so they stick with ‘insurrection’.

Linda C. Stewart
Linda C. Stewart
1 year ago

This is nothing but a stupid moronic dog and pony show put in place by those creepy lying hypocritical sleazeballs aka Democrats (or Dumtards as I choose to call them because that’s what the creeps act like!).

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

January 6 so-called committee is ILLEGAL and UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
It is nothing but a FASCIST liberal committee led by COMMUNIST SWAMP QUEEN pelosi who BOUGHT a $Million Dollars in COMMUNIST China LITHIUM BATTERIES STOCKS (90% of LITHIUM BATTERIES MANUFACTURED IN COMMUNIST China) FOR THEIR ELECTRIC VEHICLES. And meanwhile, COMMUNIST China is BUILDING HUNDREDS of COAL POWERED ELECTRIC PLANTS WHILE DICTATOR Beijing biden KILLS OUR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE EVERY DAY.
But their COMMUNIST January 6 committee with their LIES and EDITING THE TRUTH. AT SAME TIME, THEY KEEP AMERICANS LOCKED UP ILLEGALLY and ABUSING THEM WHILE AT SAME TIME DENYING THEM THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
But DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY AND ALLOWING MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL ALIEN TERRORIST COME INTO THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN SECURING OUR BORDERS, INFLATION, STRONG MILITARY, ENERGY INDEPENDENCE, and INDOCTRINATION of OUR CHILDREN. NOT TO MENTION RAISING TAXES and COSTING AMERICANS TO LOSE $1.4 TRILLION IN IRA and 401K’s SINCE JANUARY 20, 2021.
ALL THE MONEY THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP GOT FOR US FROM TAX CUTS and ENERGY INDEPENDENCE.
MONEY THAT BELONGS IN AMERICANS POCKETS.

BAE
BAE
1 year ago

This is a Soviet trial show. Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, and so many others. They are NOT
Americans. Desport all of them. Power and money hungry, cold, unpleasant CREEPs!

Deb Rockwell
Deb Rockwell
1 year ago

Honestly, for anyone who has any level of common sense, the Dems are making total fools of themselves. At this point, let them self destruct.

tika
tika
1 year ago

JANUARY 6TH COMMITTEE? THAT’S ALL?!!! THAT’S (Jan 6th Committee) THE MOTHER OF ALL UNDERSTATEMENTS! right now biden got pushed out to jawbone the market that is reflecting their marxist communist strategy and communication model which they display everyday on everything! go sell crazy somewhere else, brandon.

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

Message to ALL SOCIALIST, COMMUNIST, FASCIST liberals and RINO’s…WE DIDN’T GIVE UP OUR GUNS OR AMMUNITION IN 1775 AND WE WILL NOT GIVE THEM UP IN 2022 OR BEYOND.
Ask the British what happened to them when they wanted our guns and ammunition in 1775.
Answer: WE SHOT THEM.
That’s TRUE HISTORY they don’t teach you in school for past 44 years.

mjl
mjl
1 year ago

I’d like to see an ad for the Nov ’22 election from America First or AMAC contrasting the J6 hearing with the burning riots in Portland, Minneapolis.. with a headline something like WHEN ARE THESE RIOTERS BEING CHARGED & PUT ON TRIAL?” Let’s see some action not just words!!!

johnh
johnh
1 year ago

Yesterday was one of the most disturbing things about Trump’s actions. He actually publicly gave out the personal NAMES of toe people that were election volunteers in Georgia. A POTUS should never single out an American citizen & accuse them of election fraud. And , did he ever apologize of try to stop the people that started threats to families. Trump admits he will never apologize —- but this was totally wrong , wrong, wrong and a BULLY act.

Mary
Mary
1 year ago

The show trial of Jan 3rd by the Democrats is to criminalize President Trump so he can’t run for office again. The second hope of the Democrats is that it covers up the overthrow of President Trump who won in 2020! Treason!!

D.P.
D.P.
1 year ago

Check out the ratings…….there is no vast audience out there waiting with baited breath for every tid-bit of evidence and the like. People are tired of the whole matter and, frankly, are just not watching or listening. But that too is a sad commentary…..people should watch and listen and see and hear on their own just how twisted, corrupt and biased this committee really has become and has been all along. Somewhere along the way counter statements and responses with truth have to come to the front. My hope is that plenty of people will finally open their eyes and then their mouths to reject the whole matter. This has been a rigged game from the first day it was set in motion. Only a blind idiot will not see that…..but that’s yet another problem….all the blind idiots out there, dem and repub who just don’t care, don’t want to know and don’t have a clue……and they outnumber all the rest of us.

Jeb
Jeb
1 year ago

I have not watched one second of this debacle. Not interested, nothing to be interested about.

Myers
Myers
1 year ago

It is too clear to me that Nancy Pelosi must be ousted from the gavel and podium. Voting in November is important, but even more important is PRAYER for America. Bible prophecy projects a new world order, not in those words, but a one world government with an Anti-christ and two “beasts” are mentioned in St. John’s vision (Revelation 13:1-18). If God so wills, a revival with more Christian converts in the USA is very possible. Those of us Americans who are not left-leaning must do our best to fight the demonic pressures put upon us at this time. As a faint heart of a man never won the fair lady, the patriotic Americans cannot lose heart. This is no time for “Debbie Downers”!

Charles
Charles
1 year ago

These hearings are meant to paint Trump as some sinister anarchist and are absolutely one sided. They present only what they want us to hear from their perspective with no opportunity for cross examination or opposing testimony or unbiased view points. Every member of the committees are Democrats and Trump haters so we are able to get any bipartisan view points. This no different than the two ridiculous Impeachment trials which were also Democratically run. If the Republicans win back Congress then they should have a similar committee hearing on the Russian Collusion fiasco!

Gt
Gt
1 year ago

And as Normal, the Demorats will Do ANYTHING TO GAIN TOTAL CONTROL. And back to an earlier post, if you dig into the Majority of the Mass Shooters, and all the Republican Asasination attemps, have all either Been or had close ties to DEMOCRATS…… Check it out…

Robert
Robert
1 year ago

The dogs are out of the kennel and the ponies have left the stable.

Nobody’s Business
Nobody’s Business
1 year ago

The Democrats should be afraid of what they are doing. Because if they can go after conservatives without due process , hearing and showing evidence to the contrary , then when the Republicans take over they should do the same thing to the Democrats. No witnesses for them. If the Republicans don’t do it when they take over both houses they need to be voted out!

David
David
1 year ago

Any prosecuting attorney can win his case if there is no chance of rebuttal by the defendant!

chuck26
chuck26
1 year 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.

whatstrump
whatstrump
1 year ago

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

james carlyle
james carlyle
1 year ago

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

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