The People Militia was a force created first to overthrow the democratic
regime in the coup of 1948 and to maintain the communist regime later. Its role was to
"fight against the inner enemy" (cynically I could say that they served the
function of the US National Guard) and they were very well armed for this task with
weapons and positions in the society. For example, they were used against all major
pro-democratic demonstrations, such as these that are described here.
The text that describes one trooper's
life in his own words is a classical example of the propaganda aimed at strenghtening
the role of the militia. Of course that the trooper didn't write that, at maximum he
provided just a synopsis and the propaganda wizards created the final piece of bullshit
out of it. We had texts like that all around us and had to learn things like that at
school. The best students were these who could even write like this, but it was nothing
difficult once you picked the "apparatchik" style. I tried to copy it even in
English (just for the case that you'd wonder about the weird style). This trooper also
describes the events of 1969 riots - he was probably one of the soldiers who changed Geary Baxter's life forever at that time.
Note the bottom line of this narrative, the eternal mantra of the
"real socialism": Work Hard, Be Obedient and Fight.
The text is taken from a propaganda book called "The Troopers
About Themselves". If you really want to cite it, here goes its citation:
Bednar, Jan (1988). Milicionari O Sobe. Praha, Czechoslovakia: Nase Vojsko,