Opinion by John Seiler
Before he joined the Trump administration, economist Peter Navarro of the University of California, Irvine was one of the sources for my articles on the economy. At age 72, he just was arrested and put in leg irons for refusing to cooperate with the Show Trial known as the Jan. 6 Committee, which started its repressive inquiries yesterday. Tucker Carlson had a good overview of what happened, including an interview with Peter.
What’s going on in this country, indeed. The most famous Show Trials were the Moscow Trials Stalin conducted against his enemies in the late 1930s. Hundreds of thousands were tortured and murdered. The trials were headed by a real piece of work, Andrei Vyshinsky, who coined the phrase, “Show me the man, I’ll show you the crime.” Current American Attorney General Merrick Garland is cut from that cloth.
The point of those trials was “Soviet Justice,” which was set up after the 1917 Russian Revolution. At first, in the early days of the regime, anarchy was loosed on the country, forcing the people to beg the new Bolshevik government to do something about it. Dictator Lenin and the others set up Soviet courts that gave “justice” based on loyalty to the Communist Party. If you were a good communist, you could do anything. If not, you would be executed or sent to a camp.
The “justice” system dealt with regular crime — murder, robbery, rape — with summary execution. Eventually, a system of courts and regular police was set up to deal with those regular crimes. Even a communist system needs to establish some kind of order. But party officials still could get away with such crimes. Stalin’s secret police chief, Beria, was notorious for raping young girls. It’s one reason Beria immediately was executed after Stalin died in 1953 because he was so loathsome to Khrushchev, Malenkov, Molotov and the other top commies.
Now that’s what we have in America. This ludicrous Jan. 6 Committee began by violating House rules that both parties get to pick committee members. Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appointed five members, two of whom, Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks, were rejected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. McCarthy then withdrew all his picks. Pelosi stepped in, usurped his authority, and appointed the two most loathsome Republican representatives, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, both headed out of power next January.
Cheney is a spiteful person because Trump often attacked her father, former VP Dick Cheney, for pushing the Iraq War, which turned out to be a disaster we all know too much about. If you can’t take criticism from Trump or anybody else, you shouldn’t be in politics. Kinzinger is just a warmonger.
The media I’ve been checking — NY Times, Bezos Post, CNN, etc. — include headlines taking this Show Trial seriously. That’s because they’re all part of the cabal running this show. Pelosi even hired a Hollywood producer to jazz up the production. CNN reported, “James Goldston – the former president of ABC News who also served as a producer for some of the network’s most successful news programs like 20/20, Nightline and Good Morning America – is helping the committee with the planning of the hearings and their presentation.”
In hell, Vyshinsky must be suffering increased torments of envy at the Jan. 6’s Committee’s ability to polish its lies.
This comes on top of White House Spokescreature Jan Psaki moving over to MSNBC. It’s all a revolving door in DC, with the media shifting back and forth to a Democratic administration, and when out of office picking up lucrative think tank, book and speaking gigs. That’s how our “public servants” become multimillionaires living in McMansions in McLean, while the rest of us can’t afford to fill up a tank of gas.
These are all the same people. There is no “independent media.” And they’re all our oppressors.
If Republicans come to power this November, my friends and I worry they will do little to clean house. Sure, they’ll end the persecution of Navarro and others. But what’s needed is a thorough investigation into what’s really going on. Subjects would include:
- What really happened on Jan. 6, including with FBI informants among the protesters?
- Why was Ashli Babbitt killed by a Capitol policeman on Jan. 6?
- Why didn’t Pelosi, who controls the Capitol Police, properly prepare for the protests?
- Why did Capitol Police open the Capitol doors to the protesters?
- What’s on Hunter Biden’s laptops?
- Did Joe Biden’s long series of bribes from Ukrainian officials get him to oppose peace in that benighted country, which could have been negotiated?
- Why has Garland investigated parent protests at school board meetings?
Inquiring minds want to know. But my fear is the Republicans will sweep all this under the luxurious rugs that cover so many crimes on the floors of the Capitol.