Gingrich on the Jan. 6 ‘Soviet Show Trial’
The Jan. 6 Committee has more in common with the Soviet-style show trials of Lenin and Stalin that we may think. We must pray for justice.
From Gingrich 360. I have watched with horror the totalitarian pattern of the Jan. 6 Committee.
As I wrote last month, this is a staged show trial worthy of Vladimir Lenin who developed the technique (later used to great effect by Joseph Stalin) while creating the Soviet dictatorship.
As Laura Engelstein wrote in her brilliant study “Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914 – 1921:”
“The trial of [Former Supreme Ruler of Russia Alexander] Kolchak’s ministers was the first and the prototype—of the political show trials that were to reach their apogee in Stalin’s purges. The purpose of the exercise was to judge not only the responsible individuals, but the entire counterrevolution.
“It was political theater intended for the instruction of ‘the masses,’ several thousand of whom were compelled to attend. The defendants, knowing they were doomed, addressed a different audience.”
When I watched Liz Cheney, who is the leading anti-Trump, anti-Republican member of the committee and clearly the driving force behind its most aggressive and dishonest tactics, said of her fellow Republicans that if they disagreed with her about “doing the right thing” (as she defined it) “your dishonor will remain,” I was stunned….
I realized then that this was not a congressional committee hearing but a show trial. That notion led me to Engelstein’s amazing history of the collapse of Tsarist Russia….
The parallels between the use of language by the woke Big Government Socialists and the propaganda techniques of the Leninist-Stalinist revolution are real and frightening….
Listen to the blood-thirsty tones of the Left and the constant anti-Republican propaganda and you can see a parallel evolution….
There is selective editing of video and papers to condemn the Trump team as unacceptable….
What do you think of the Jan. 6 Committee? Share your thoughts and prayers below.
(Excerpt from Gingrich 360. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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