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In the 1930's Edward Weeks, Charles Beard, and John Dewey all listed Bellamy’s book “Looking Backward” (1888) as being second only to Marx’s “Das Kapital” as the most important book published after 1885.  Back then, they intended that to be a compliment. 

The Bellamy book was an international bestseller and translated into every major language, including German, and it inspired military socialism worldwide and in the USA.   http://rexcurry.net/pledgesalute.html

Edward Bellamy also became editor of The Nationalist (1889-91) and the New Nation (1891-94).

The book “Looking Backward” inspired the creation of 167 “Nationalist Clubs” worldwide.  Bellamy nationalists focused on nationalism (“my country over others”), rabid patriotism, and their interest in nationalization, or public ownership and management of everything.

In 1919 Anton Drexler, Gottfried Feder and Dietrich Eckart formed the German Worker's Party (GPW) in Munich. After Adolf Hitler joined, he proposed changing the name of the German Workers’ Party.  Rudolf Jung insisted that the party should follow the pattern of Austria's Deutsche Nationalsozialistische Arbeiterpartei. As a consequence, the German Workers’ Party was shortly renamed the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.  Jung supplied the party with a ready-made ideology that he carried with him from Czechoslovakia.  All of those sources had been influenced by Bellamy dogma.

The National Socialist German Workers' Party was also inspired by German-Americans who were already national socialists in the U.S. and who joined the German-American Bund movement to support national socialists in Germany before WWII. http://rexcurry.net/pledgebund.html

Bellamy ideas inspired hate-spewing socialists and para-military societies throughout the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): the horrid National Socialist German Workers' Party (21 million dead); the People's Republic of China (35 million dead) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (62 million dead). (Death tolls from Professor R. J. Rummel's book "Death by Government" which is also available).

The National Socialist German Workers’ Party had been in existence since 1920 (with electoral breakthroughs in 1930 and dictatorship in 1933) and the invasion of Poland in WWII in 1939.

The influence of Bellamy ideas and U.S. socialists can be seen in the 25 point program of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP), including those enumerated at the end of this article. 

The USA’s worst president, the socialist Franklin Delano Roosevelt, imposed national socialism in the U.S., along with socialist slave numbers (social security) in 1935 as a workers program for Roosevelt’s vision of the industrial army that coincided with similar numbering programs of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.   During that time children in government-schools were required by law to salute the flag with the straight-armed salute in military formation daily on the ring of a government bell, like Pavlov’s lapdogs of the state.  

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was so impressed by Bellamy's book "Looking Backward" that Roosevelt wrote "Looking Forward" (1933)
http://rexcurry.net/fdr-franklin-delano-roosevelt-looking-forward.jpg on Roosevelt's way to impose Bellamy's national socialism in America.

National Socialism, military socialism and the industrial army only worsened in the USA.  Today, children are given socialist slave numbers at birth and cannot enter the government-school system without them.  The numbers are used for surveillance of the entire population by tracking movement, travel, residency, employment, income and everything lifelong, stealing from everyone constantly for industrial army veterans.  Socialized schools have only grown in size, scope and spending and there are still laws that require teachers to lead classes in robotic chanting of the pledge in military formation daily on the ring of a government bell, like Pavlov’s lapdogs of the state.  The USA has widespread socialism, innumerable government programs and laws, massive government spending, massive debt, and assembly-line searches in a police state.

Roosevelt’s national socialism coincided with the 1938 publication of “Talks on Nationalism” by Edward Bellamy.  It is a terrifying look at how socialists in the USA inspired Nazism (the National Socialist German Workers’ Party).  Edward Bellamy died in 1898, but people put this book together in 1938 to widen Bellamy ideas worldwide, in the USA (under Roosevelt’s national socialism), and in Germany via the Nazis. 

The invasion of Poland in WWII occurred in 1939, with the National Socialist German Workers’ Party and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as allies in their scheme to divide up Europe.

The spread of Bellamy ideas was also reinforced in 1937 when additional writings were published in "Edward Bellamy Speaks Again!" By the Peerage Press, First Edition. http://rexcurry.net/bellamy-edward-speaks-again-francis-bellamy.jpg  The spread of Bellamy ideas was reinforced with these additional "Articles, Public Addresses, Letters."  http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter1a1h.html

Both Bellamy books are like most books about the Bellamys in that they deceitfully avoid use of the full phrase "National Socialist German Workers' Party" and the fact that Bellamy was a self-proclaimed national socialist. That type of writing bias inspired the "Not say Nazi" movement via people who never say or write the abbreviations and who always use the full phrase, in an effort to counter-act the rampant ignorance of journalists and writers, and the ignorance they spread to the general public.

A good mnemonic device for remembering that Nazis were socialists (and you'll need to remember for this book) is that the swastika is two "S" letters overlapping for "socialism" and the Nazis often used stylized "S" symbolism.

Another national socialist cohort of Edward Bellamy was his cousin Francis Bellamy, author of the pledge of allegiance to the U.S. flag (1892).  Most books and articles on the pledge’s history fail to mention that the original salute to the flag was a straight-armed salute and contain no historic photo of the original salute. Most journalists cover-up the pledge’s poisonous past and that is why the mainstream media did not make the news-breaking discovery that the pledge of allegiance was the origin of the salute of the horrid National Socialist German Workers' Party, as exposed by the journalist Rex Curry.

The common claim that the gesture was an old Roman salute is a myth. It would make more sense to say that it was "Roman" in the sense that Francis Bellamy was from Rome, N.Y. and sometimes used the term "Roman" to refer to his hometown. More likely, it was a product of Hollywood in old movies that depicted ancient Rome and the salute, with no basis in reality.

The straight-armed salute of the pledge in racist and segregated government schools served as a widespread example to Germany through WWI and for over three decades before Nazism and WWII.  The National Socialist German Workers' Party was inspired by the films, by the Pledge of Allegiance, and by the older national socialism movement in the USA.

Edward Bellamy was a bitter West Point failure but he loved Prussian militarism and the Prussian educational system.  That would interest all who loathe the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, because Prussia led to the formation of the German empire, and after World War I, Prussia continued to exist as the largest Land (state) within the Weimar Republic and under the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.  After World War II it was dissolved by decree of the Allied Control Council in 1947.

Francis Bellamy and his cousin and cohort, Edward Bellamy, wanted government to take over all schools as a socialist monopoly, end all of the better alternatives, and use government schools for re-education to produce an "industrial army" (a Bellamy term) explicitly modeled upon the military in order to nationalize the economy and create a society of totalitarian socialism as described in the book "Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy. It explains the modern Military-Socialist complex. The Bellamy boys actively promoted what they called "military socialism" (another Bellamy term).

The government forced children to attend segregated schools where they recited the Pledge using its original straight-arm salute. The practice began three decades before it was adopted by the National Socialist German Workers' Party, and the government school racism continued through WWII and beyond, and the government schools still exist to this day.

If the government had taken over all churches then the same horror would have resulted, with government-mandated racism in government churches. The libertarian solution would have been to end socialized churches. It is fortunate that the Constitution prevented government churches. It is unfortunate that the Constitution did not prevent government schools, though they are no where authorized.

Other books that are educational about the horrid influence of Bellamy ideas worldwide have been written by Sylvia Bowman ("Edward Bellamy Abroad") and by Arthur Lipow (Authoritarian Socialism in America: Edward Bellamy and the Nationalist Movement).

For more information on the similarities between the USA and the National Socialist German Workers’ Party see the book “Ominous Parallels” by Leonard Peikoff.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt pledged this way http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance.jpg Edward Bellamy helped
Edward Bellamy, FDR Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Great Depression, Looking Forward
Edward Bellamy & Francis Bellamy http://rexcurry.net/edward%20bellamy.jpg Roosevelt, Franklin Delano FDR, this was the pledge when he grew up

The influence of Bellamy ideas and U.S. socialists can be seen in the 25 point program of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP), including those enumerated at the end of this article. 

7. We demand that the state be charged first with providing the opportunity for a livelihood and way of life for the citizens.

9. All citizens must have equal rights and obligations.

10. The first obligation of every citizen must be to work both spiritually and physically. The activity of individuals is not to counteract the interests of the universality, but must have its result within the framework of the whole for the benefit of all Consequently we demand:

11. Abolition of unearned (work and labour) incomes. Breaking of rent-slavery.

12. In consideration of the monstrous sacrifice in property and blood that each war demands of the people personal enrichment through a war must be designated as a crime against the people. Therefore we demand the total confiscation of all war profits.

13. We demand the nationalization of all (previous) associated industries (trusts).

14. We demand a division of profits of all heavy industries.

15. We demand an expansion on a large scale of old age welfare.

20. The state is to be responsible for a fundamental reconstruction of our whole national education program, to enable every capable and industrious German to obtain higher education and subsequently introduction into leading positions. The plans of instruction of all educational institutions are to conform with the experiences of practical life. The comprehension of the concept of the State must be striven for by the school [Staatsbuergerkunde] as early as the beginning of understanding. We demand the education at the expense of the State of outstanding intellectually gifted children of poor parents without consideration of position or profession.