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In Eighteen hundred ninety-two
Bellamy pledged red, white and blue.

He had three pals and left much pain;
He pledged through sunshine, wind and rain.

He pledged by night; he pledged by day;
He used the state to have his way.

His gesture also helps you know
Where he wanted you to go.

Government's schools teach lies about the Pledge of Allegiance (and about its author, Francis Bellamy). 

In August of 1892, Francis Bellamy was told to prepare a celebration for 400th anniversary celebration of Columbus Day, and he used the task as an excuse to espouse his socialist dogma. Bellamy's task came from his employer, James Upham and the "Youth's Companion" Magazine. Bellamy's Pledge of Allegiance (with a straight-arm salute) was published in the magazine on September 8, 1892, along with an article ("The Meaning of the Four Centuries") wherein Francis Bellamy's historical revisionism recast Columbus' "discovery of America" as leading inexorably to the Bellamy utopian fantasy. The article alludes to the novel "Looking Backward" (by his cousin Edward Bellamy) in predicting a government takeover of education that will eventually enact the Bellamy dogma. See below and

Francis Bellamy's behavior was similar to the behavior of his cousin Edward Bellamy in the month before (July 1892). Edward Bellamy wrote "Fourth of July, 1992" for the Boston Globe.  Bellamy's historical revisionism recast the American Revolution as leading inexorably to the Bellamy utopian fantasy and the article alludes to "Looking Backward" in predicting, by the year 1992, a "new declaration of independence" that will enact the Bellamy dogma and abolish the distinctions of "employer and employed, capitalist and proletarian" and that it will come "peaceably or forcibly..."

Francis Bellamy was chairman of a committee of state superintendents of education in the National Education Association and he used the NEA to promote his pledge and dogma (including a government takeover of all schools).  The government schools began to impose and institutionalize segregation by law and to teach racism as official policy.

Francis Bellamy (author of the "Pledge of Allegiance") and Edward Bellamy (author of the novel "Looking Backward") and Charles Bellamy (author of "A Moment of Madness") were socialists.  Edward and Charles were brothers, and Francis was their cousin. Francis and Edward were both self-proclaimed National Socialists and they supported the "Nationalism" movement in the USA, the "Nationalist" magazine, the "Nationalist Educational Association," and their dogma of "military socialism," and Edward inspired the "Nationalist Party" (in the USA).  Their dogma influenced socialists in Germany, and the Pledge was the origin of the Nazi salute, as discovered by the historian, Dr. Rex Curry. "Nazi" means "National Socialist German Workers' Party." A mnemonic device is the swastika. Although the swastika was an ancient symbol, Professor Curry discovered that it was also used sometimes by German National Socialists to represent meshed "S" letters for their "socialism."  Hitler altered his own signature to use the same stylized "S" letter for "socialist" and similar alphabetic symbolism still shows on Volkswagens.  


In Eighteen hundred ninety-two
Bellamy pledged red, white and blue.
He had three pals and left much pain;
He pledged through sunshine, wind and rain.
He pledged by night; he pledged by day;
He used the state to have his way.
His gesture also helps you know
Where he wanted you to go.

In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
He had three ships and left from Spain;
He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.
He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.
A compass also helped him know
How to find the way to go.

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"The meaning of the four centuries."

(The first publication of the Pledge of Allegiance preceded the article below in "The Youth's Companion" of September 8, 1892, evidently written by Francis Bellamy, the author of the Pledge of Allegiance. On the right side of this page are comments upon each paragraph on the left side.)

The original socialist salute for Bellamy's Pledge of Allegiance used a straight-arm salute and it was the origin of the salute adopted 3 decades later by the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

Bellamy was a self-proclaimed socialist and a member of the "Nationalism" movement and a vice president of its socialist auxiliary group, whose members wanted the federal government to nationalize most of the American economy. Bellamy lived from 1855 to 1931, long enough to see his salute adopted by the National Socialist German Workers' Party and many of the same ideas of National Socialism.

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is the first website to publish Francis Bellamy's "Address for Columbus Day" (1892) entitled "The Meaning of the Four Centuries" which accompanied the first publication of his Pledge of Allegiance to the flag in the "Youth's Companion" magazine.

Modern support for the Pledge exists only because the media and government schools suppress the true intent behind the Pledge, and Bellamy's speech, and his terrifying ideas. "The Meaning of the Four Centuries" shows that Bellamy viewed the pledge of allegiance and government schools as a way to promote his totalitarian socialism. The Pledge of Allegiance was written so that children would place the imprimatur of nationalism, the U.S. flag, in government schools and pledge allegiance to Bellamy's totalitarian national socialism.

The spectacle America presents this day is without precedent in history. From ocean to ocean, in city, village, and country-side, the children of the States are marshaled and marching under the banner of the nation : and with them the people are gathering around the schoolhouse. Men are recognizing to-day the most impressive anniversary since Rome celebrated her thousandth year -- the 400th anniversary of the stepping of a hemisphere into the world's life; four completed centuries of a new social order; the celebration of liberty and enlightenment organized into a civilization. In his Columbus Day address, Bellamy shows the modern use of the word "schoolhouse" as a hackneyed and inaccurate synonym for "government schoolhouse" as Bellamy promotes a socialist monopoly for education. At that time (1892) government was taking over education. In "the children of the States are marshaled and marching" Bellamy foreshadows his desire for government schools to be indoctrination centers for the "Industrial Army" (a Bellamy phrase) explicitly modeled on the military and described in the totalitarian socialist novel Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy, his cousin and cohort. That is also what Bellamy means by the phrase "new social order."
And while, during these hours, the Federal government of these United States strikes the keynote of this great American day that gives honor to the common American institution which unites us all, -- we assemble here that we, too, may exalt the free school that embodies the American principle of universal enlightenment and equality : the most characteristic product of the four centuries of American life. Bellamy uses the absurd modern cliche "free school," implying that government schools are "free," instead of being outrageously expensive compared with the many better alternatives, and hiding the fact that payments are forced via taxation/theft. It explains why so many government-school students are ignoramuses about economics and why they are socialists. He imagines that over-priced socialized schools provide "enlightenment" even though every country that most closely paralleled the totalitarian socialism of Looking Backward was unenlightened (the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 62 million killed; the Peoples' Republic of China, 35 million killed; and the National Socialist German Workers' Party, 21 million killed). (see ).
Four hundred years ago this morning the Pinta's gun broke the silence, and announced the discovery of this hemisphere.
Bellamy makes poor efforts to tie in the Columbus Day celebration, which was, of course, the excuse he was given to expound on his totalitarian socialist ideas.
It was a virgin world. Human life hitherto upon it had been without significance. In the Old World for thousands of years civilized men had been trying experiments in social order. They had been found wanting. But here was an untouched soil that lay ready for a new experiment in civilization. All things were ready. New forces had come to light, full of overturning power in the Old World. In the New World they were to work together with a mighty harmony.
Bellamy shows his contempt for individual liberty with the phrase "experiments in social order." To Bellamy, no one has a right to personal or economic freedom, and everyone is simply part of an "experiment in social order," especially the totalitarian socialist experiment that Bellamy likes in Looking Backward.
It was for Columbus, propelled by this fresh life, to reveal the land where these new forces were to be given space for development, and where the awaited trial of the new civilization was to be made.
Bellamy makes poor efforts to tie in the Columbus Day celebration, which was, of course, the excuse he was given to expound on his totalitarian socialist ideas.
To-day we reach our most memorable milestone. We look backward and we look forward.
The phrase "We look backward and we look forward" is a blatant reference to the totalitarian socialist novel Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy, the cousin of Francis Bellamy. In it, society has become one giant socialist monopoly. Men are treated as military draftees, from the age of twenty-one until the age of forty-five, in society's industrial army (more at Bellamy's glorification of the military includes government assignment of all jobs. Everyone is issued ration cards which are used to draw goods from government storehouses. By force of government, no one may have any more than anyone else. The entire education system is only a government-school system and it creates the industrial army and the entire socialist monopoly system. Edward Bellamy portrayed it as utopia.
Backward, we see the first mustering of modern ideas; their long conflict with Old World theories, which were also transported hither. We see stalwart men and brave women, one moment on the shore, then disappearing in dim forests. We hear the axe. We see the flame of burning cabins and hear the cry of the savage. We see the never-ceasing wagon trains always toiling westward. We behold log cabins becoming villages, then cities. We watch the growth of institutions out of little beginnings -- schools becoming an educational system; meeting-houses lending into organic Christianity; town-meetings growing to political movements; county discussions developing federal governments.
Bellamy refers to Native-Americans as "savages" because Bellamy was another bigot socialist. As editor of the magazine The Illustrated American, he wrote editorials denouncing southern European immigrants. "A democracy like ours cannot afford to throw itself open to the world," he wrote in 1897. "Where every man is a lawmaker, every dull-witted or fanatical immigrant admitted to our citizenship is a bane to the commonwealth. Where all classes of society merge insensibly into one another every alien immigrant of inferior race may bring corruption to the stock." See  He promotes the socialist monopoly educational system using religion.
We see hardy men with intense convictions, grappling, struggling, often amid battle smoke, and some idea characteristic of the New World always triumphing. We see settlements knitting together into a tuition with singleness of purpose. We note the birth of the modern system of industry and commerce, and its striking forth into undreamed-of wealth, making the millions members one of another as sentiment could never bind. And under it all, and through it all, we fasten on certain principles ever operating and regnant -- the leadership of manhood; equal rights for every soul; universal enlightenment as the source of progress. These last are the principles that have shaped America; these principles are the true Americanism.
Bellamy uses the word "Americanism" for "Nationalism," his totalitarian socialism.  Bellamy uses the word "Americanism" to turn it on its head and to avoid ever extolling individual liberty, private trade, and cutting the size and scope of government, as Washington and Jefferson taught. Those libertarian concepts are destroyed in Looking Backward also.
"We look forward. We are conscious we are in a period of transition. Ideas in education, in political economy, in social science are undergoing revisions. There is a large uncertainty about the outcome. But faith in the underlying principles of Americanism and in God's destiny for the Republic makes a firm ground of hope. The coming century promises to be more than ever the age of the people; an age that shall develop a greater care for the rights of the weak, and make a more solid provision for the development of each individual by the education that meets his need. Here is another reference to the book "Looking Backward."
There are also more religious references which tie into Bellamy's Society of Christian Socialism and are relevant to modern controversies regarding the 1954 expansion of the Pledge of Allegiance.
As no prophet among our fathers on the 300th anniversary of America could have pictured what the new century would do, so no man can this day reach out and grasp the hundred years upon which the nation is now entering. On thy victorious results of the completed centuries, the principles of Americanism will build our fifth century. Its material progress is beyond our inception, but we may be sure that in the social relations of men with men, the most triumphant gains are to be expected. America's fourth century has been glorious; America's fifth century must be made happy. " man can this day reach out and grasp the hundred years upon which the nation is now entering."  If Bellamy had lived the next hundred years, he could have "looked backward" at atrocities in those countries that shared his ideas, including the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (62 million killed), the Peoples' Republic of China (35 million killed) and the National Socialist German Workers' Party (21 million killed) (see  The most triumphant gains were from capitalist countries that somehow managed to not follow Bellamy's path as far as other less fortunate places.
One institution more than any other has wrought out the achievements of the past, and is to-day the most trusted for the future. Our fathers in their wisdom knew that the foundations of liberty, fraternity, and equality must be universal education. The free school, therefore, was conceived the corner-stone of the Republic. Washington and Jefferson recognized that the education of citizens is not the prerogative of church or of other private interest; that while religious training belongs to the church, and while technical and higher culture may be given by private institutions -- the training of citizens in the common knowledge and the common duties of citizenship belongs irrevocably to the State. The government schools about which Bellamy speaks were racist and imposed segregation by law, and did so into the 1970's, arguably beyond; see It was a view later shared by the National Socialist German Workers' Party and they adopted a similar salute.  An eye-popping photo of a segregated class performing the straight-arm salute is at  

Bellamy perverts the U.S. idea of equality before the law, and turns it into the monstrous idea of government making everyone the same (see as in the totalitarian socialist novel Looking Backward.  The perversion of "equality" is why socialists support government schools in their efforts to force sameness, and to make everyone equal in an "industrial army."

Bellamy is also another socialist bigot in his absurd calls for "equality" because he hates the fact that every individual is different and he wants to use government (and government schools) to force everyone to be the same.

We, therefore, on this anniversary of America present the Public School as the noblest expression of the principle of enlightenment which Columbus grasped by faith. We uplift the system of free and universal education as the master-force which, under God has been informing each of our generations with the peculiar truths of Americanism. America, therefore, gathers her sons around the schoolhouse to-day as the institution closest to the people, most characteristic of the people and fullest of hope for the people. This section led to the historic discovery by that the phrase "under God," though not in the original Pledge, was used by Bellamy in this accompanying article promoting his totalitarian society of "Christian socialism."

Bellamy repeats the misnomer "Public School" instead of "Government School" and repeats the absurd cliche that government schools are "free," and he does so in order to hide the fact that government schools are paid for with taxes that people are forced to pay whether they want to or not. On the contrary, all of the better alternatives to government schools are examples of true "public schools" that people voluntarily pay for and support, and that engage in true altruism for the needy, even providing educations that are truly "free" unlike government schools. Bellamy and socialists like him never operate their own "public schools" that are "free" because they use the terms as lies to trick people into supporting expensive government schools that are paid for with force.
To-day America's fifth century begins. The world's twentieth century will soon be here. To the 13,000,000 now in the American schools the command of the coming years belongs. We, the youth of America, who to-day unite to march as one army under the sacred flag, understand our duty. We pledge ourselves that the flag shall not be stained; and that America shall mean equal opportunity and justice for every citizen, and brotherhood for the world. Bellamy's speech concludes with "We march as one army," another terrifying reference to the totalitarian socialist novel Looking Backward and Francis Bellamy's "Industrial Army" dutifully marching out of government schools. It explains why the original pledge of allegiance had a salute that began with a military salute (that extended during the pledge to a straight-arm salute) in keeping with the "Industrial Army" and the military-socialist complex. See


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Columbus Day was the excuse used to create the Pledge of Allegiance, its mechanical chanting and its early stiff-arm salute. Please help inform the public about new discoveries showing that the Pledge was the origin of the notorious stiff-arm salute of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis). Another school year is here and it is time to teach students about their right to reject the Pledge of Allegiance and its robotic ritualism.

A new documentary video movie exposes the shocking facts on youtube

The sordid story helps to explain who the swastika was popularized as S-shaped symbolism for "socialism" in the late 1800's and early 1900's in the United States, eventually migrating to Germany with the straight-arm gesture.

A frightening Pledge photograph is at
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The Pledge was first published in the Youth's Companion Magazine in 1892 as part of a Columbus Day celebration. Francis Bellamy (author of the Pledge) used the article to spread his dogma of "Christian Socialism."

The Pledge's historical facts explain the enormous size and scope of government today, and the USA's growing police state.  They are reasons for massive reductions in government, taxation, spending and socialism.

"Stop The Pledge" (STP), a pressure group, works to repeal laws in those states that still retain a daily Pledge ritual in government schools. The group needs help in notifying the public to contribute information (via email at or the contact info below) for a study of how many students are taught the whole history of the Pledge; how many students still chant robotically each day; and how many students feel they would be disciplined or persecuted for refusals. Many students say that they sit during the Pledge because they "refuse to kiss the government's butt every morning." STP pays students to reject robotic ritualism and to "take the pledge not to pledge."

The ongoing Pledge litigation in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California includes these issues in the brief by Attorney Rex Curry at
The brief is archived under "current litigation" at

When Bellamy wrote "liberty and justice for all" he meant the "liberty" to have government schools impose prayer and Bible reading and worship (which they did), and the "justice" of Christian Socialism that Bellamy touted in his dogma. Francis was a leader in the Society of Christian Socialists and that is what government schools did as he advocated the government takeover of all schools.

When Bellamy said later that his Pledge "....began as an intensive communing with salient points of our national history, from the Declaration of Independence onwards; with the makings of the Constitution...with the meaning of the Civil War; with the aspiration of the people..." he meant that his Christian Socialism dogma was one of the "salient points of our national history" and "the aspirations of the people."

The Youth's Companion magazine's first publishers stated that it was created to encourage "virtue and piety, and... warn against the ways of transgression."  Its early issues were centered around religion. The Youth's Companion did not mention drugs or alcohol. Until the Youth's Companion Magazine ceased to exist in 1929, it promoted the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dr. Curry showed that the early Pledge Of Allegiance did not use an ancient Roman salute, and that the 'ancient Roman salute' myth came from the Pledge Of Allegiance.

Government schools in the USA popularized the straight-arm salute for three decades before, and through, the creation of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSGWP). People were persecuted for refusing to perform robotic chanting to the national flag at the same time in the USA and Germany (to the American flag, and to the German symbol flag).

The dogma behind the Pledge was the same dogma that led to the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): ~60 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; ~50 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; ~20 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party. It was the worst slaughter of humanity ever.

The author of the Pledge (1892), Francis Bellamy, was a self-proclaimed National Socialist, as was his cousin to Edward Bellamy, author of an international bestseller that launched the Nationalism movement globally. Edward's book was translated into every major language, including German. The Bellamy boys promoted "Military Socialism." They wanted government to take over all schools and impose robotic chanting to flags. When the government granted their wish, government schools imposed segregation by law and taught racism as official policy. That behavior even outlasted German National Socialism.

Children are coerced into the robotic ritualism of the socialist's pledge daily, and never learn of America's anti government libertarianism.

In addition to the notorious salute, American socialists (e.g. Edward Bellamy teamed with the Theosophical Society) also bear some blame for the notorious symbol used by the National Socialist German Workers Party on its Swastika flag. While Edward and the Theosophical Society worked together, the swastika symbol was used by the Society. It was used as alphabetical symbolism for socialism, and adopted later by German socialists as their flag symbol. The NSGWP had clear roots in National Socialism promoted in the USA.

Although an ancient symbol, the swastika was altered for use as overlapping S-letters for 'socialism.' It was deliberately turned 45 degrees counter clockwise and always oriented in the S-direction. Similar alphabetic symbolism is still visible as the Volkswagen VW logo.

American soldiers used the swastika symbol in WWI (against Germany) and the symbol was used by the American military during WWII.

The discoveries are part of the growing work of the historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets").  They have been reviewed and verified on Wikipedia.  Every journalist who has examined the new discoveries has confirmed them. The research is receiving growing media coverage

Fan mail is also growing for work exposing the Pledge's poisonous pedigree

The USA is still the worst example in the world of bizarre laws that require robotic chanting to a national flag in government schools every day for 12 years. It has changed generations of Americans from libertarians to authoritarians. The government bamboozled individuals into believing that robotic group-chanting in government schools is a beautiful expression of freedom.

Real Americans don't pledge allegiance to big government. Help educate students in the new school year.

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Dear Professor Curry: I have heard many proposals for altering Pledge laws and the Pledge of Allegiance to make them less offensive. But I always cite the old adage that states: "You can't fix stupid."

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