Pledge of Allegiance (& the military salute) was the origin of Adolf
Hitler's "Nazi" salute under the National Socialist German Workers Party
Francis Bellamy & Edward Bellamy touted National Socialism and the police state in the USA decades before their dogma was exported to Germany. They influenced the NSDAP, its dogma, symbols and rituals. http://rexcurry.net/police-state.html
The swastika, although an ancient symbol, was also used
to represent "S" letters joined for "socialism" under the National Socialist
German Workers Party (Nazis), similar to the alphabetical symbolism for
the SS Division, the SA, the NSV, and the VW logo (the letters "V" and
"W" joined for "Volkswagen"). http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter4a1a2a1.html
news about Fascist symbolism see http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html
For shocking revelations about the Pledge of Allegiance see http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
FAN MAIL ! - http://rexcurry.net/pledge_heart.html
Frightening information about the history of the Pledge of Allegiance is at http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html (with shocking historical photographs) and for fascinating information about symbolism see http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
Hear RexCurry.net expose the pledge on the radio program called "The Grassy Knoll" with Vyzygoth http://rexcurry.net/rexcurry2.mp3 Play RexCurry.net debunking the pledge on the radio with Tom Smith of "The Edge" http://rexcurry.net/rexcurry3.mp3 Enjoy RexCurry.net trouncing a talk host on nationwide radio (with no commercials) with shockwave flash http://rexcurry.net/mp3ss8s.swf
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During WWI the American salute was the stiff-armed salute adopted later by the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis). A photograph shows French children greeting American Soliders on their way to the front in France use the American salute for Americans in World War I.
Note the source of the photo: the Committee on Public Information (CPI, the Creel Committee) in the United States. The USA was already a police state and proud of it. http://rexcurry.net/medianazi.html
The United States military also used the swastika symbol (hooked cross) in WWI, against Germany et cetera, before the symbol was adopted by the National Socialist German Workers Party and used as meshed S-letters for their "socialism". http://rexcurry.net/45th-infantry-division-swastika-sooner-soldiers.html
The government in the United States used the fasces symbol before it was adopted by Mussolini when he was a well-known socialist writer and leader. In 1915, fasces appeared on an Indian head gold coin in the talons of an eagle. In 1916, fasces appeared on the Mercury dime. Both examples were under the democrat Woodrow Wilson (elected in 1912 and re-elected in 1916). A small crossed fasces also appeared on an obscure U..S. Senate seal as early as 1885 (of course, the very term "senate" harkens to Roman times) and fasces are in the rostrum of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Wilson's use of the fasces was propaganda to con Americans into another one of the many stupid wars that the USA's government either started or joined: WWI (the war to make the world safe for democracy, har har). That propaganda supplemented flag waving, the Pledge of Allegiance (with its stiff-armed salute) and similar silliness. http://rexcurry.net/fascism=socialism.html
During WWI, Mussolini was a well-known socialist leader and writer. Mussolini also wanted Italians to join the USA and the allies in World War I against the Austro/German forces. He followed fascist footsteps from the USA. http://rexcurry.net/mussolini.html
Mussolini mimicked military socialism in the USA as touted by Francis Bellamy (author of the "Pledge of Allegiance") and Edward Bellamy (author of "Looking Backward"). http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance2.jpg
Edward Bellamy's book was an international bestseller translated into every major language, including Italian.
National Socialism originated in the USA. http://rexcurry.net/swastika-national-socialism.html
45th Infantry Division and Lafayette Escadrille Americaine personnel did the Pledge of Allegiance this way. http://members.ij.net/rex/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance2.jpg
The United States government used swastika symbolism during the same period on Boeing P-12 F4b et cetera. The 45th Infantry Division influenced swastika (Hakenkreuz) symbology under Nazism http://members.ij.net/rex/swastika3swastika.jpg
Of course, WWI led to WWII and so forth, ad infinitum, ad nauseum.
In 1790, Arthur St. Clair, the governor of the Northwest Territory, changed the name of the settlement "Losantiville" to "Cincinnati" in honor of the Society of the Cincinnati, of which he was president. The society gets its name from Cincinnatus, the Roman general and dictator, who saved the city of Rome from destruction and then quietly retired to his farm. The society honored the ideal of return to civilian life by military officers following the Revolution rather than imposing military rule. To this day, Cincinnati in particular, and Ohio in general, is home to a disproportionately large number of descendants of Revolutionary War soldiers who were granted lands in the state. A statue of Cincinnatus in Cincinnati, Ohio has the inscription: "With one hand he returns the fasces, symbol of power as appointed dictator of Rome. His other hand holds the plow, as he resumes the life of a citizen and farmer."
That is stark contrast to the dogma Edward Bellamy and Francis Bellamy who wanted all of society to ape the military in what they called "military socialism" based on an "industrial army" created by government schools (socialist schools) via a government takeover of education.
The Bellamy dogma coincided with trends in American architecture that glorified Rome and militarism long before German National Socialists, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or the socialist Mussolini: neoclassicism was one expression of the American Renaissance movement, ca 1880-1917. One of the pioneers of this style was English-born Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who is sometimes labeled the father of American architecture. The Baltimore Basilica, the first Roman Catholic Cathedral in the United States, is considered by some experts to be Latrobe's masterpiece.
Its last manifestation was in Beaux-Arts architecture (1885–1920). Its very last, large public projects in the United States were the Lincoln Memorial (1922, four years after WWI, and around the time of the creation of the NSGWP), the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. (1937), and the American Museum of Natural History's Roosevelt Memorial (1936) (both after German National Socialism had acheived dictatorship and as it's own path of national socialism expanded with the path of national socialism in the United States).
Francis Bellamy grew up in Rome, New York, and that led to the Roman salute myth regard early straight-arm salute in his Pledge of Allegiance.
For more information about all of the above see the work of the symbologist Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets") regarding Edward Bellamy and Francis Bellamy.
The following link is to a youtube video entitled "Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Congressman Brian Baird" covers these key points made by the speaker:
1. NAZIs were, National SOCIALISTS!!!
2. Politicians in the USA need to look at the sleeves on their own arms to find the swastikas of meshed S-letters that label them "socialists."
These were SUPERB POINTS that should be hammered home again, and again, and again...
Is the word "faggot" related to the word "fasces" or "fascis"? The derogatory term "faggot" has an obscure origin but might have originated from the word "fagot" (a bundle of sticks) and before that from the word "fasces" or "fascis" (a bundle of sticks symbolizing "authority" in ancient Rome), which was the origin of the political term "fascist" and "fascism." http://rexcurry.net/fascism=socialism.html
An eminent etymologist explains that ancient Latin used a hard c-letter sound, so that "Caesar" was actually pronounced "Kaiser." Thus the word "fascis" was prounonced with a hard c-letter sound, not the modern soft c-letter sound and, thus, the older pronunciation of "fascis" more closely resembles the pronunciation of "fagot."
Fabulous research compares a translation from the Greek writing of one of Aesop's Fables entitled: The Bundle of Sticks. In the fable an old man on the point of death summoned his quarreling sons around him to give them some parting advice. He ordered his servants to bring in a faggot of sticks, and said to his eldest son: "Break it." The son strained and strained, but with all his efforts was unable to break the Bundle. The other sons also tried, but none of them was successful. "Untie the faggots," said the father, "and each of you take a stick." When they had done so, he called out to them: "Now, break," and each stick was easily broken. "You see my meaning," said their father. And the meaning was supposed to be: Union gives strength.
Images of the fasces symbol in the United States are at Congress http://rexcurry.net/fascism=socialism4a.jpg
Rome Academy School http://rexcurry.net/fascist-flag.jpg
The quarter coin http://rexcurry.net/fascism=socialism2a.jpg
The U.S. Courts http://rexcurry.net/fascism=socialism3b.jpg
old Roman coins depict the fasces. The obverse side
of one coin depicts three men, wearing togas, walking to
the left. The first and third each carry over his shoulder
the bundle of rods with an axe, known in the Roman world
as the fasces.
The other coin, minted a full decade before the assassination of C. Julius Caesar, has the image of Libertas on the obverse, and on the reverse, four togate figures. The four figures on the reverse represent, from the left to the right, an accensus, a lictor carrying fasces (with an axe), L. Iunius Brutus, and another lictor carrying fasces (with an axe). L. Iunius Brutus was famous for leading the coup d'etat overthrowing the last king of Rome, Tarquinius Superbus, and for the creation of the Republic under two elected consuls (and therefore is depicted here in his role as the first elected consul, walking between the two lictors carrying the emblems of a senior magistrate of the Roman Republic).
coins also used the eagle, a bird of prey. Coins in the
USA imitated Roman practice, even combining the eagle with
the fasces as on the quarter coin, showing an eagle holding a fasces
in its claws on the reverse.
The symbol appeared on the 1915 Indian head gold coin in the talons of an eagle.
The 1916 Mercury dime held Liberty on the obverse, but displayed a fasces on its reverse. The Italian socialist Mussolini adopted the symbol much later.
The fasces is used throughout
the federal government in the USA, as shown on the seal
of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and
in Congress to the right of the podium.
Roman salute myth might have sprung from the fact that
Francis Bellamy (the author of the pledge of allegiance and
of its original straight-arm salute) was from the city of Rome
(in the state of New York, not in Italy) and people and things
from the city in New York state were referred to as "Roman" and
still are today. Francis Bellamy (1855-1932) was born
in Mount Morris, New York, where his father, David Bellamy,
was working as a pastor for the Baptist Church. In 1859, David accepted
a call at the First Baptist Church in Rome, New York. He remained
there until he died in 1864. Francis began schooling and graduated
from Rome Free Academy (RFA -the government high school that is still
there) in 1872, later becoming RFA's first president of its Alumni
Association. The RFA started as a non-government school in 1847
when a meeting of citizens established Rome Academy. The Board of
Trustees accepted a land site gift from the estate of Dominick Lynch.
In 1848 the RFA opened with a principal and six teachers. It was
a non-government school for 20 years until, in 1869, a government
school district with a Board of Education was created and Rome Academy
became "Rome Free Academy." In 1873, after RFA, Bellamy entered the University
of Rochester where he studied for the Baptist ministry.
Nationalist Magazine http://rexcurry.net/nationalistmagazine.jpg
Francis Bellamy and his cousin and cohort, the author Edward Bellamy, wanted government to take over all schools as a socialist monopoly, end all of the better alternatives, and use government schools to produce an "industrial army" (a Bellamy term) explicitly modeled upon the military. Francis Bellamy used his position with the National Education Association (NEA) to promote "military socialism." Edward Bellamy published the “Nationalist” magazine and both Bellamys supported its publisher, the “Nationalist Educational Association,” (NEA) (see bottom of photo) named with deliberate similarity to the National Education Association.
court case of Frank Herbert Wonschik v. U.S., argued that
the jury selection process was impermissibly tainted by
the trial judge's request that all potential jurors stand and
recite the pledge of allegiance prior to jury selection. Furthermore,
that bias also transgressed the Establishment Clause and
the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S.