Bellamy is famous
for his utopian novel set in the year 2000, Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887,
published in 1888. According to the socialist and psychologist Erich Fromm,
the book"...is one of the few books ever published that created almost immediately
on its appearance a political mass movement." It was the third largest bestseller
of its time. It appears by title in many of the major Marxist writings of
the day. "Nationalist Clubs" sprang up in the USA and worldwide for touting
the book's ideas. It was tranlsated into every major language including German,
Russian and Chinese. It even influenced socialists in the countries of the
socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): 65 million dead
under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 49 million under the Peoples'
Republic of China; 21 million under the National Socialist German Workers'
Edward influenced his cousin Francis Bellamy, famous for the Pledge of Allegiance,
created for promoting their dogma in government schools. The Bellamys admired
the military and they wanted the entire economy to ape the military. They
called their dogma "military socialism" and "Christian Socialism" and they
wanted government to take over all schools and create the “industrial
army” from children to spread the Bellamy vision. Francis' early
pledge was the origin of the straight-arm salute of the NSGWP, as discovered
by the historian Dr. Rex Curry, author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets." Shocking photos are on the
People were persecuted for refusing to pledge or to perform the straight-arm
salute to the national flag. That was to the flag of the USA (the stars
and stripes) and of Germany (the swastika flag) as it happened at the same
time. Some religious people considered it sacrilegious. There were
good reasons to view the pledge/salute as the worship of government. Most
people do not know that a cross was worshiped as the notorious symbol German
National Socialism. The NSGWP called their symbol the Hakenkreuz, not the
swastika. Hakenkreuz means "hooked cross." Although the swastika was an ancient
symbol, Professor Rex Curry (author of "Swastika Secrets") discovered that it was also used sometimes by
German National Socialists to represent "S" letters for their "socialism."
With a 45 degree turn of his Hakenkreuz, the leader of the NSGWP combined
the cross with collectivism, merged church and state, meshed religion and
socialism, and mandated the worship of government. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
Edward Bellamy's book "The Religion of Solidarity" predated the NSGWP, and
shows how Bellamy combined the cross with collectivism, merged church and
state, and meshed religion and socialism. Through the pledge and schools
the Bellamys mandated the worship of government.
The Bellamys were bigots, racists, and xenophobes and they obsessed
about immigrants coming into the USA. They wanted government to take
over education and to use schools to change everyone and make everyone "equal."
When the government granted their wish and began taking over schools, the
government imposed segregation by law and taught racism as official
policy. It served as a bad example for three decades before the NSGWP. The
practice in the USA even outlasted the NSGWP by more than 15 years.
Edward's book Equality (1897) shows his disdain for individuality and differences and his desire to
make everyone the same. The book did not equal its prequel in success. It continues Julian West's life in the
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His other books include Dr. Heidenhoff's Process (1880), Miss Ludington's Sister (1884), and The Duke of Stockbridge.
Bellamy (March 26, 1850–May 22, 1898) was born in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts. He attended Union
College, but did not graduate. He studied law, but left the practice and
worked briefly in the newspaper industry in New York and in Springfield,
Massachusetts. He left journalism and devoted himself to literature, short
stories, and novels. He married Emma Sanderson in 1882.
Bellamy died at his childhood home in Chicopee Falls at the age of 48 from tuberculosis.