From Prague to Washington – OpEd – Eurasia Review

Willow Omarova, the proud Komsomol who wrote about Karl Marx thanks to a Lenin scholarship, has withdrew his appointment and will not be the next Treasury Department Comptroller of Currency. The alum of the state of Moscow, once arrested for theft, aimed at replicating the Soviet banking system in America. Senator Tim Scott (RS.C.) called it the worst possible choice, but the cowardly Soviet apologist is proving instructive about what is happening in America today.

During President Trump’s administration, General Mark Milley appointed himself commander-in-chief, told China he would warn them in the event of a US attack, and called Trump supporters brown shirts. After a highly questionable election, thousands of troops occupied Washington and the FBI targeted Biden’s opposition as domestic terrorists. It has all the makings of a coup and invites a peek at a democratic nation that has endured a similar takeover.

Like Tracy A. Burns explains in “The communist coup d’état in CzechoslovakiaThis nation was the last democracy in Eastern Europe, but on February 25, 1948, it was fundamentally transformed into a communist country. In 1946 the Communist Party won 38% of the vote, but in 1947 the USSR banned Czechoslovakia from receiving American aid under the Marshall Plan. Non-Communist ministers then began to receive parcel bombs, a sign of the future.

“The Communist police claimed to have discovered a spy ploy carried out by US military attachés in Prague,” Burns recalls. “The Interior Ministry has placed non-Communist politicians under close surveillance. Prominent Democrats have been arrested for no apparent reason. Then “violent protests led by the Communists broke out. Armed trade unionists revolted in the streets of Prague, attacking the offices of the political opposition. The only force that could oppose the Communists was the army, but “it was led by Communist General Ludvík Svoboda”.

The Soviets gathered troops at the border and post-war President Eduard Beneš gave in to the demand for a new government under Communist Klement Gottwald. Democratic Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk, son of the first Czechoslovak President Tomáš G. Masaryk, has died a mysterious death. As Burns explains, “either he fell or was pushed from a balcony of the Czernin Palace and was found on the sidewalk under his desk.” A constitution modeled on that of the USSR became law and no opposition to the Communist Party was authorized, “triggering more than 40 long years of totalitarian rule”.

For a sense of totalitarian rule in practice, check out Czech writer Milan Kundera in The Unbearable Lightness of Being. As Kundera puts it: Religion has been persecuted by the regime, and most people have left much room for church. The secret police have been busy “staging situations that will compromise us” and “they need to trap people to force them to collaborate and set traps for others, so that they can gradually transform everything. the nation into one organization of informants.

Under communism, “more and more people went to prison with no other offense than to defend their own opinions.” Street names were sovietized, and Czech painters, philosophers and writers were “removed from their posts and became window washers, parking guards, night watchmen, boilermakers in public buildings, or at best. , and generally with taxi drivers ”.

As Kundera recalls, if a painter is to have an exhibition, an ordinary citizen to receive a visa for a country with a coastline, a football player to join the national team, “then a wide range of recommendations and reports must be made. collected from the janitor, colleagues, police, local Party organization, relevant trade union, and summed, weighed and summed up by special officials.

The regime demanded “socialist realism” and art schools made portraits of Communist statesmen. And so on, with some parallels already evident in America. This should come as no surprise given the composite character President David Garrow portrayed in Rising star: the making of Barack Obama, dedicated to “fundamentally transform“The United States of America.

The greatest influence of the composite character was the beloved Communist and Soviet Agent Frank Marshall Davis, an African American who has spent much of his life defending an all-white Stalinist dictatorship. The composite character choice for the CIA boss was John Brennan, who in 1976 voted for Stalinist Gus Hall, candidate of the Communist Party of the United States, and should never have been allowed to approach the door of the CIA in the first place.

The “progressive” Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Spent his honeymoon in the Soviet Union and has high regard for the Communist regime in Cuba. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Was so enamored with Communist and Soviet agent Harry Bridges that she rented it in the Congress Record. Omarova’s pick shows this team in triumphant mode.

A few Democrats have opposed scholar Lenin, but for the coup clan, it will be one step back, two steps forward. The Biden junta deploys white coat supremacist Dr.Anthony Fauci, the Lysenko figure who claims to represent science. The FBI and the Justice Department stage compromising situations and target those who are not very loyal to Biden.

Military leaders are fighting “climate change” and purging the ranks of American patriots. The Antifa and BLM militias have bloodied their troops and stand ready for action. And as Orwell noted in Farm animal, rats are comrades.

According to Milan Kundera, humanity’s struggle against power is the struggle of memory against oblivion. With this in mind, the Czechs established the Communism Museum with the theme “Communism – the dream, reality and nightmare”.

If the coup clan is successful, a totalitarian nightmare will be America’s fate.

This article was also published in American greatness

Berta D. Wells