happen to be old enough to remember how difficult and dangerous
it was to get some scraps of truth in the communist Poland. Even
as late as the 70's and 80's you had to have good friends involved
in underground publishing to get some independent, political material.
Short wave radio was a window of sorts to the world; we listened
to “Radio Free Europe” and “Voice of America”
which gave some semblance of truth despite the fact that both
were propaganda fronts for outfits like CIA. We knew it well but
still, this was better than the Polish equivalents of “Pravda”
newspaper. No Internet then...
The strikes of 1980 started in selected big factories
and spread like tsunami to virtually all big factories in Poland.
the “SOLIDARITY” movement was born in the shipyards
of Gdansk and Szczecin. Factory workers and the so called “working
intelligentsia” were for the first time united under one
banner of the anti-communist Freedom movement. Eventually full
10 million people became members of “Solidarity”
out of some 37 million citizens.
was officially but truculently acknowledged by the communists
as a trade union but became a political movement par excellence;
it was a political party, a Freedom movement, a school of self-organizing,
a great publisher of political literature and more. Least of
all was it a trade union.
For one and a half year the communist rulers of Poland
and their Soviet masters had to tolerate an abominable foreign
body, an island of Freedom in the middle of the Warsaw Pact.
it all happened despite, or because, we had no firearms. But
when I think of it, it was not a bad thing, as explained below.
were extremely hot days with constant fear of Martial Law and
of the Soviet intervention.
Paradoxically, our “SOLIDARITY” may be
seen as a prototype of the “color revolutions” of
the recent years.
as the “color revolutions”, prior to, and during
the Revolution, we got some help from the American and other
Western organizations, also from the CIA. Those small investments
from the West gave a tremendous return. For a price of a few
smuggled copy machines, some printing paper and ink as well
as the help to coordinate our efforts via “Radio Free
Europe” and “VoA” the Soviet Bloc was trembling
on the verge of a major disaster. Those few paltry xeroxes and
printing paper (which were illegal to possess) fell on an extremely
fertile and well-prepared ground and had incredibly strong impact.
The Polish David was giving a black eye to the Soviet Goliath
with an American xerox.
Soros and his ilk have been pumping millions or billions of
dollars into Ukraine, Georgia and other former Soviet republics
in order to stir phony “revolutions” and destabilize
Russia, happily with only meager and temporary effect.
We were also emboldened by the very existence of powerful
moral supporters in the Free World such as the “Polish”
Pope John Paul II and the strongly anti-communist Ronald Reagan.
this duo, we would probably not have had guts enough to go full
speed ahead with “SOLIDARITY” and everything that
followed. The Pope was our blessing. The Revolution started
just a year after his first visit to Poland in 1979 when he
had drawn millions to open-air masses. It was then that
the people became aware how many and how united they were against
our phony leaders.
Eventually, 1½ years after
the start of our Revolution everything got smashed by an incredibly
effective imposition of Martial Law by the Polish People's Army.
military preparations had been very thorough and secretive,
and we had only a vague idea of what was going on. The Martial
Law came suddenly and was totally stunning. All the major leaders
of “Solidarity” and other independent organizations
have been dragged from their beds in the middle of ONE night,
taken into police and military buses, and thrown into provisory
concentration camps. All schools have been closed and there
was a strict curfew at night.
it was all over, there were only sporadic, disorganized protests
and strikes with very few killed, and more arrested.
sheer rapidity of the imposition of ML precluded any organized
resistance. Besides, we had no firearms. Again, in hindsight
it was a blessing. Many if not most military people, including
general officers have been correct and behaved honorably. I
can't even imagine what could have happen had we had weapons.
I presume that armed militias would have sprang up and eventually
the Soviet intervention would have been inevitable, with tragic
consequences for the nation.
whole top of state bureaucracy and media have been militarized.
Initially, all telephones were dead and the only media available
were one TV and one radio channel. The “news” have
been read by presenters in military uniforms. The military presence
in the cities was huge, complete with battle tanks in the streets.
As it was a cold winter, people fraternized with the freezing
soldiers-draftees, and supplied them with warm soup and sometimes
even with extra pair of socks or a scarf.
life was returning slowly and the nation was waking up to the
reality of drab existence in chains, again.
Still, many structures of free society have been created
and tried, and many natural leaders made themselves known to
the people during the short period of relative freedom.
turned out that there were plenty of excellent economists, administrators,
journalists, etc. to man an alternative administration of the
country, if necessary.
was never to be the same. The communist nomenklatura lived on
borrowed time and they knew it. Because of that the communists
were increasingly tolerant of alternative expressions and carefully
avoided pitch battles with the society.
side in turn, knowing full well that the days of communism were
counted, concentrated on spreading anti-communist literature
and organizing, organizing, organizing.
years later, when it was apparent that the Empire – the
USSR – was mortally wounded by the economic crisis and
the tragic Afghan War, the whole “SOLIDARITY” movement
was suddenly reborn, fully capable of taking political power,
possessing unquestioned authority and support of the overwhelming
majority of the society.
The Freedom movement was more than able within a few
months, and quietly, to remove and replace the communist power
structure. The polical system was changed into a European-style
SO, IS THERE ANYTHING PATRIOTIC AMERICANS CAN LEARN
FROM THE POLISH REVOLUTION OF 1980?
think there are many similarities between Poland of the 1980's
and America today, but there are also tremendous differences.
average citizen of People's Republic of Poland was not desperately
poor or unemployed. Despite the stereotypes, life under late
communism in Poland was materially tolerable. There were few
luxuries but the basal needs were met. Except vagrants, there
were no hungry or homeless. You did not have to fear bankruptcy
if you fell ill - the socialized medicine was available to all
for “free”; true, not the top notch of medical science,
but a decent and quite reliable service, particularly in emergency
whole society was literate and a large proportion was well educated
and well informed, despite censorship and absence of Internet.
The communist media were totally discredited, derided and, frankly,
unattractive. It was impossible to sit in front of a TV-set
for hours on end and get hypnotized, as it happens in America
today. All the people (including communists themselves) knew
that media lied and nobody took “The News” seriously.
was most important, the society was actually more monolithic
than its rulers. Poland after WW2 became a state of
one nationality and one, strong religion, without minorities
of any consequence. Roman Catholic Church and the clergy have
been tolerated throughout the 50 years of communism for fear
of open rebellion. Throughout the communist “Night”
the numerous churches have been the real centers of
independent, anti-communist thought and organizing work, and
the illegal opposition could find shelter and protection of
communists themselves, the administrators of the province of
Poland for the Soviet Empire, have been ethnic Poles (at least
during late communism) and, even though fairly corrupt, they
were not exactly stupid. They knew perfectly well that they
owed their power in Poland to the predatory Empire, and absent
that, their personal fate might be very uncertain. Many were
uncomfortable with the situation, despite material incentives.
I have personally never met a real, ideologically convinced
communist during my life in Poland in the 70-80's, not one.
This moral ambiguity and ideological vacuum, as well as the
fact that the administrators had their roots solidly in the
“normal” society contributed greatly to the peaceful
demise of communism in Poland.
the same token, very early on, the communists decided not to
push ahead with collectivization of agriculture. The effect
was spectacular: Poland was always self sufficient in food (despite
forced exports to the rest of the Soviet bloc). And when Poland
shook off the plan economy in 1989, there were millions of independent
farmers, used to think and act as small businessmen and ready
to compete on the free market. This, I think is the main secret
why Poland's economy has been doing so well ever since the 1990s.
The main difference between Poland of 1980's and the
USA of 2010 is the incredible atomization of the American society
in every possible way.
ethnic or independent political group is strong and determined
enough to get organized into an opposition force able to challenge
the elitist oligarchy. “Divide et impera” is working
wonders in America. The country was created and constituted
by White North-Western Europeans, until mid-XX century or later
an unquestioned majority and role model for the newcomers. Nowadays
this is a rapidly shrinking group. The elitist propaganda did
their best to kill any idea of common ethnic interest and purpose
among European Whites. White Americans have been successfully
deprived of their cultural heritage and force-fed with various
the other hand, the politically conscious Mexicans,
or Latinos generally, seem to be driven by the brilliant
idea that the White man, rich or poor, is their only enemy and
that the ideal outcome of any internal conflagration would be
to carve a solid portion of the American South and turn it into
Mexico from which they had fled in search for better life among
Blacks have been taught to hate (OK, dislike) the Whites,
for their past sins. It doesn't matter that no owners of Black
slaves are alive today. Even less does it mean that only a minuscule
proportion of Whites are descendants of slave owners or traders.
All Whites seem to be perceived as inherently evil and potentially
or actually racist.
numerically insignificant but politically powerful Jewish
minority, due to a strong sense of ethnic unity is
able to effectively influence political life for their own interests.
The reflexive support of Israel by a majority of American Jews
takes precedence before internal American problems. However,
quite a few American Jews are painfully aware of the pathology
of the American political System and are valuable members of
the Patriot movement. It would be an irreparable harm to the
cause of Liberty, not to speak of morality, if gross antisemitism
took hold of the American Revolution.
ANY PRACTICAL LESSONS TO REMEMBER?
thing is popping up in my mind immediately. The NECESSITY
to find unity and forge alliances, even with a very
low common denominator.
is, deplorably, a “multicultural” society, and I
mean “deplorably” not because of racism but because
no matter how “good” or accomplished various ethnic
minorities are, it is quite difficult to unite people across
ethnic boundaries. One can arguably say that all Americans regardless
ethnicity do have a common enemy - a tiny bunch of Illuminists.
to understand the implications and act upon them seems almost
impossible for many. Nevertheless, I would strongly encourage
all good, hyphenated or not, Americans to make conscious
efforts to reach to other groups. If conspiracy researchers
are right, and I am quite afraid they are, everybody are on
the same express train heading towards a sort of gigantic Auschwitz,
aka the New World Order. It's high time to start rattle the
wagons together and derail the vehicle.
There is no doubt in my mind that the deep ethnic animosities
are carefully cultivated by the Illuminist elite in order to
prevent any cross-ethnic alliances. Therefore this particular
problem should be a priority for any true Patriot.
observation is, unfortunately, not particularly applicable to
the US anymore: the most effective way to challenge “the
System” in Poland was to stop and occupy large factories
which became fortresses. No police or military dared to smash
expensive machinery or kill skilled workers. The factories were
often monopolists in the production of some vital materials
like tank engines, military airplane parts, warships etc. for
the whole communist bloc.
it possible to start a sit-in strike in Boeing factories? Probably
but not very likely. Worth thinking about at least,
but you have to find many other bottlenecks of the System to
stop it effectively. Now you understand why the Illuminists
have moved all the heavy industry to China?
observation is that a large part of the administrators
and enforcers of this New World Order or Banker Utopia are quite
aware of the immorality, even criminality of the System. Try
to reach to them and you may be surprised. That is
also why I strongly discourage any talk about armed fight or
preparations for it. This is only bound to estrange potential
friends and allies who now serve the System. Any conflagration
is getting real nasty when blood starts running and battle lines
get drawn very tight.
chances to switch sides then.
has not happened in Poland and maybe this explains the smooth
I am of course not discouraging possession and proficiency
in the use of firearms. I am only trying to say that a successful
Second Revolution is not going to be won by sharpshooters but
by intelligent and patient planners, negotiators and peaceful
Second American Revolution may not achieve its goals all at
once. This is also one of very useful lessons from Poland. But
eventually, the System will fall under its own rotten
weight, helped by Patriotic Americans. Its corruption, immorality
and depravity are just too great, too inhuman for this monstrosity
to keep standing. Have you watched Soviet Union disintegrate
in front of your eyes, despite all predictions of Kremlinologists
(and a certain D. Rumsfeld) of how powerful the USSR was?
Bless America! (She needs it)
The following are links to articles supplied by William Fox,
editor of America First Books, that provide additional background
or perspectives on various issues raised in this article:
Orthodox Nationalist: The Fall of Poland (Download
of the MP3 here),
by Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson. This talk show discusses the
* The fall of Poland
* Jews in Polish history
* the nobles in Polish history
* the causes of Poland’s fall at the end of the 18th century
Poland, a corrupted nobility allowed the Jews to set up a ruling
class just beneath them that entitled Jews to monopolize business
and exploit gentiles who were not part of the nobility as lowly
serfs. According to Dr. Johnson, this social model became a
"working prototype" for the Jews that they would later
try to install in other countries, to include the U.S.
to Dr. Szkudlarek, something like 80% of world Jewry today are
descended from Jews who once lived in Polish territory.
right wingers infer that this historic experience provided "training
wheels" for the Jewish
vision of Bolshevism and a global New World Order dictatorship
headquartered in Jerusalem where Jews comprise some kind of
master class over the rest of humanity.
Orthodox Nationalist: The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists.
(Download MP3 here).
* The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) in the 1940s
* Moral nature of social nationalism
Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson argues in this show, as well as
other shows, that the rise of Ukrainian nationalism was a major
factor in the dissolution of the Soviet Empire. In contrast
to Poland, which found a religious rallying point in the Catholic
Church, Ukraine found unity in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Scouts Train to Become Homeland Gestapo by Kurt
History Channel documentary on the Scots-Irish in Appalachia
The so-called "Miners Wars" of West Virginia of the
early 1920's provide a fascinating "case study" counterpart
to the Solidarity experience in Poland. The miners used a combination
of union organization and armed struggle to advance their social
and political objectives in the face of overwhelming federal,
state, and corporate force. See the Wikipedia article listing
for the Battle
of Blair Mountain below.
$5 Trillion Cold War Hoax by Eustace Mullins. According
to this view of history, one reason why Solidarity finally succeeded,
and the Soviet Union collapsed and broke apart fairly peacefully,
is the highest level controllers in the City of London, New
York, and Tel Aviv had finally decided that Cold War paradigm
involving the "soft Left" ("modern liberal")
United States against the "hard Left" ("communist")
Soviet Union was doomed, so they would need to invent a new
paradigm involving "neo-conservatism" (an ideological
center piece of the George Soros "color revolutions")
to re-invade Russian as Zionist kleptocrats in the 1990's and
later start the G.W.O.T. (Global War on Terror) on 9/11 as part
of the "Project For a New American Century."
"soft Left" vs. "hard Left" global ideological
conflict was beneficial to the state of Israel, since it would
"justify" maintain a global imperial U.S. military
force large enough to protect Israel and serve Jewish interests,
but at the same time steer Americans away from any form of white
nationalist ideology that might question Jewish domination of
global banking and media and demand accountability from the
of Blair Mountain "The Battle of Blair Mountain
was the largest open class war in US history, and was the second
largest overall armed insurrection next to the Civil War. For
five days in late August and early September 1921, in Logan
County, West Virginia, between 10,000 and 15,000 coal miners
confronted an army backed by coal operators in an effort to
unionize the southwestern West Virginia coalfields. Their struggle
ended only after approximately one million rounds were fired,
and the US Army intervened by presidential order....
the long-term, the battle raised awareness of the appalling
conditions faced by miners in the dangerous West Virginia coalfields,
and led directly to a change in union tactics into political
battles to get the law on labor's side via confrontations with
recalcitrant and abusive managements and thence to the much
larger organized labor victory a few years later during the
New Deal in 1933. That in turn led to the UMWA helping organize
many better-known unions such as the Steel workers during the
the final analysis, management's success was a pyrrhic victory
that helped lead to a much larger and stronger organized labor
movement in many other industries and labor union affiliations
and umbrella organizations like the American Federation of Labor
(AFL) and Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). The Battle
of Blair Mountain was an important part of the labor movement.
In April 2008, Blair Mountain was chosen for the list of protected
places on the National Register of Historic Places. This decision
has been contested by the state of West Virginia, therefore
this nomination is currently under review."
(Polish trade union)
Walesa "Lech Walesa (Polish pronunciation:
['l?x va'w?~sa] Lech Walesa.ogg (help·info); born 29
September 1943) is a Polish politician, trade-union organizer,
and human-rights activist. A charismatic leader, he co-founded
Solidarity (Solidarnosc), the Soviet bloc's first independent
trade union, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, and served as
President of Poland 1990–95."
Online ebook Chapters:
of Conscience Trilogy by William B. Fox
NSPD-51, and the Creation of the Perfect Police State Mousetrap
Corps Martial Law and the Creation of Synthetic Domestic Enemies
Other works by Dr. Szkudlarek
- Copenhagen conference: Live report from Denmark
"Dr. Jacek Szkudlarek of Denmark joins The Corbett Report
to discuss the upcoming climate change conference which he will
be reporting via corbettreport.com. We discuss Dr. Szkudlarek's
own interest in the alternative media, the preparations underway."
This article also archived at the Republic Broadcasting Network
web site here.
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