|The Pledge of Allegiance in frightening images
& articles at http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html
For fascinating information about symbolism see http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
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Wikipedia changes by the millisecond, literally. If anyone outside of Wikipedia exposes deceitfulness in a Wikipedia article, that deceitfulness can be covered-up by wakipedians quickly (the deceitfulness on Wakipedia will not necessarily be corrected, but it is likely to be covered-up, or altered in reference to an outside article exposing the deceitfulness). http://rexcurry.net/america-first-committee-charles-lindbergh-wikipedia-org-wiki.html
That is why all competent teachers and professors put the following in each syllabus (or in an announcement to students): DO NOT CITE WIKIPEDIA.
At one point the following appeared in a wakipedia article about Charles Lindbergh: "Interventionists created pamphlets pointing out his efforts were praised in Nazi Germany and included quotations such as "Racial strength is vital; politics, a luxury". They included pictures of him and other America Firsters using the stiff-armed Bellamy salute (a hand gesture described by Francis Bellamy to accompany his Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States); the photos were taken from an angle not showing the American flag, so to observers it was indistinguishable from the Hitler salute."
One example of deceitfulness in the Lindbergh article is the hackneyed/misleading use of the short-hand term for the "National Socialist German Workers Party" (the actual name of the group is normally covered-up on Wakipedia, as well as the fact that German National Socialists did not call themselves by the short-hand term, but called themselves "national socialists"). In the Lindbergh paragraph the deceit is important to wakipedians because they don't want readers to realize that Francis Bellamy also called himself a national socialist and a Christian socialist (and he touted military socialism) and that his Pledge of Allegiance was the origin of the raised-arm salute adopted later by German National Socialists, and that Francis Bellamy and Edward Bellamy influenced the National Socialist German Workers Party, its dogma, symbols and rituals, as shown in the discoveries of the symbologist Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge Of Allegiance Secrets").
A youtube video explains more http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BssWWZ3XEe4
Wakipedians also do not want readers to know that, although an ancient symbol, the flag symbol used by German National Socialists was used to symbolize crossed S-letters for their "socialism," as shown in Dr. Curry's work. Also, German National Socialists called their symbol a Hakenkreuze (hooked cross), not a swastika. Wakipedians don't want readers to think about what that means. http://rexcurry.net/swastikanews.html
The picture of Lindbergh performing the early Pledge salute that is cited is here. http://rexcurry.net/america-first-committee-charles-lindbergh.JPG
More videos and images are at http://rexcurry.net/pledge_of_allegiance_videos_images.html
Another wakipedia error exists in this quote from the Lindbergh article: "They included pictures of him and other America Firsters using the stiff-armed Bellamy salute (a hand gesture described by Francis Bellamy to accompany his Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States)." The stiff-armed salute was NOT the Bellamy salute (it was not the hand gesture described by Francis Bellamy to accompany his Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States). Anyone can read Bellamy's description of the salute and see the difference.
Wakipedians have reading comprehension problems.
Wakipedians also try to cover-up Dr. Rex Curry's work showing that Bellamy's salute was the origin of the stiff-armed salute, adopted later by the National Socialist German Workers Party. http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html
The Lindbergh photo shows Lindbergh performing the early pledge salute that resulted from Bellamy's original pledge. Bellamy and his cohort James B. Upham began the Pledge with a military salute that was then stretched out toward the flag (Bellamy advocated "military socialism" and wanted all of society to ape the military). In practice, the second gesture was performed palm-down and with a stiff-arm by children executing the forced robotic chanting. Eventually, the initial military gesture was dropped entirely, leaving nothing but the raised-arm salute as the early American salute.
The other wakipedian sentence is comical: "the photos were taken from an angle not showing the American flag, so to observers it was indistinguishable from the Hitler salute." It was indistinquishable because they were the same salute, the German National Socialist salute came from the American National Socialist Francis Bellamy's pledge, and the only way anyone could tell any "difference" was what flag was present.
It was not an ancient Roman salute. The "ancient Roman salute" is a myth debunked by Dr. Curry.
Here are errors from the wakipedia article on the Bellamy salute: "In the 1920s, Italian fascists adopted the Roman salute to symbolise their claim to have revitalised Italy on the model of ancient Rome." Of couse, it was not "the Roman salute" then, and wakipedians want to mislead readers. It was the American salute from 1892. The term "Roman salute" did not even exist until decades later. Dr. Curry's work is supported by the Oxford English Dictionary.
Mussolini learned of the salute while Mussolini was a famous socialist writer and leader. Wakipedia provides no citation for its sentence because there is no support for it. There is not even support for the wakipedian claim for a motive in adopting the gesture: "to have revitalized Italy on the model of ancient Rome." Although that motive might have developed after-the-fact as a propagandistic lie (that wakipedia continues to misrepresent as the truth).
Another wakipedia error: "This was quickly copied by the German Nazis, creating the Nazi salute." Wakipedians want to say this because they hope readers will overlook America as the source, where the gesture existed from 1892, for three decades.
Rudolph Hess published an article titled "The Fascist Greeting" in June 1928, claiming that the gesture was used as early as 1921, before the German National Socialists had heard about Mussolini. Also see Dr. Curry's work regarding Hitler's "piano player" Ernst Hanfstaengl http://rexcurry.net/swastika-hanfstaengl.html
It is possible that the Olympics adopted the American salute before the American salute was adopted by the socialists Mussolini and Hitler. http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter1a1c.html
Another wakipedia error: "In order to prevent further confusion or controversy, President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted the hand-over-the-heart gesture as the salute to be rendered by civilians during the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem in the United States, instead of the Bellamy salute." It is not known where wakipedians come up with the Roosevelt claim, as no citation is ever given, other than that Roosevelt happened to be in office when Congress officially adopted the Flag Code on 22 June 1942, regarding the heart gesture. Wakipedians love to glorify the national socialist FDR, who grew up (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945) during the time that time when the stiff-armed salute was ONLY the American salute performed daily in government schools.
Another wakipedia error: "There was initially some resistance to dropping the Bellamy salute....but this opposition died down quickly." When Congress acted it was decades after the socialists Mussolini and Hilter began using the gesture, it was years after World War II started, it was even after the USA became involved in WWII. There are many photographs and films showing the gesture performed in schools even after Congress' action. There are people who performed it into the 1960's (they communicate with RexCurry.net). After Congress passed its code, the entire country did not immediately go "Heil!" to FDR and Congress and goose-step to the dictates of FDR and Congress. That would be more likely to occur today. http://rexcurry.net/pledge_of_allegiance_videos_images.html