When newspaper columnists wise up to socialism, it should be time to rejoice.
However, James writes the anti libertarian trash that has pushed people
from papers and onto the web. It is unfortunate that James ambushes everyone
on the web with more screed. By day, James is a tiresome columnist for
the Star-Tribune and with the Newhouse News Service. Even James dismisses
many of his own columns as "lame." A book that James authored is called
"Fresh Lies" and that says a lot.
One way to gauge the intellectual dishonesty of Lilek's cohorts is that
most rags exclusively use the shorthand "Nazi" and rarely or never tell their
readers the actual accurate name of the group: the National Socialist German
Workers' Party. Most rags have never shown their readers a historic
photograph of the pledge's original straight-arm salute (and they never will).
Lileks also didn't have the guts to show a pic in his newspaper column
nor in his pointless pot shot on the web. Lame writers perpetuate lies about
the Pledge and its pedigree.
Lame James knows that Professor Curry is correct. Until Curry edumacated
James about the Pledge, James was so ignorant that he was not aware that
the original Pledge used a straight-arm salute. James only recalled
performing the hand-over-the-heart gesture when he was growing up, and his
government school never informed him about the true history of the Pledge
and its author, Francis Bellamy, and Francis' cousin, Edward Bellamy. And
"Journalist" James never figured it out on his own.
Nobody writes a fisking like Rex Curry. The following is a fisking
of some asinine quotes from James: "I recall using the hand-over-the-heart
gesture when I was growing up; we reserved the Sieg Heiling for the glorious
moment when the principal made announcements over the loudspeaker."
One word, James: focus. James goes from point A to point C without ever
quite comprehending the matter of point B, no?
OK, time to declare Rex Curry a national treasure. James was so ignorant
of American history, that until Dr. Curry schooled him, James did not know
that the Bellamys promoted a government takeover of education, and it resulted
in government schools that imposed segregation by law and taught racism
as official policy, and it served as a bad example for three decades before
the Nazis, and for decades after Nazism ended. As under Nazism, the Jehovah's
Witnesses, and blacks and the Jewish and others in the USA attended government
schools that dictated segregation, taught racism, and persecuted children
who refused to perform the straight-arm salute and robotically chant the pledge.
Some kids were expelled from government schools and had to use the many
better alternatives. There were acts of violence. The Bellamy dogma
was the same dogma that led to the "Wholecaust" (of which the Holocaust was
a part): 62 million killed under the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics;
35 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; 21 million under the National
Socialist German Workers' Party. It was so bad that Holocaust Museums could
quadruple in size with Wholecaust Museums to document the entire slaughter.
Here is James' flippant remark about the violence and the dogma that inspired
the Holocaust: "That there were such alternatives, and that one could freely
leave to use them, seems to suggest that the US took advantage of that opt-out
clause in the Wholecaust."
Three words, James: try to focus.
James was also ignorant of the fact that the Bellamys were 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) and their dogma influenced socialists in Germany. Many
people forget that "Nazi" means "National Socialist German Workers' Party."
A mnemonic device is the swastika (Hakenkreuz in German). James was also unaware
of Dr. Curry's discovery that, although the swastika was an ancient symbol,
it was also used sometimes to represent "S" letters joined for "socialism"
under the German National Socialists. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
Next, Dr. Curry cured James of his ignorance of the fact that
when Jesse Owens competed in the 1936 Olympics in Germany, Owens' fans in
the U.S. attended segregated government schools where they saluted the flag
with the Nazi salute.
Here is James' flippant remark about racism: "And when Joltin’ Jack Flabbergast
competed in the 1931 Ten-Pin Bowling Playoffs in Hoboken, his neighbors attended
grocery stores where they exchanged money for food – just like in Nazi Germany!"
James heard Professor Curry expose Michael Medved's ignorance about the
Pledge on Medved's nationwide radio show. http://rexcurry.net/michael-medved.html
The following is what passes for thoughtful journalism today, in another
quote from James: "It could all be true, for all I know...."
And here is all of the critical thinking that James can muster on the impact
of Edward Bellamy in the USA: "...what I’ve read of Edward Bellamy makes him
seem like a silly head-in-the-ether utopian who seemed to think human nature
would be repealed by a voice vote. Whatever." That is not a mis-print.
"Journalist" James ended his vague quote with the word "Whatever."
Note to the James: When someone is a “nationalist” and a “socialist” it
can also mean that he is a "national socialist."
James' comments are a classic example of how to turn off your intended
audience. At the end all they remember is something about James' flippant
remarks concerning racism and millions of people who died in the Holocaust.
Although the swastika was an ancient symbol, the noted cryptographer
and symbologist Dr. 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 German National Socialists 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
The straight-arm salute originated in America from the socialist
Francis Bellamy. Francis Bellamy (author of the Pledge of Allegiance)
and Edward Bellamy (author of the book Looking Backward) called their dogma:
Military Socialism. They idolized the military and they wanted
all of society to ape the military in what they called: the Industrial
The Bellamys were bigots and racists and they hated migrants. They
wanted to impose a heavy-handed method of brain-washing migrants and all
Americans into accepting their socialist dogma. Because of the Bellamys,
the USA has a long history of turning immigrants away from being good Americans
and independent capitalists, and in turning immigrants into socialists
who are dependent on government and on government schools.
The Bellamys promoted a government takeover of schools. When
the government granted their wish, the government schools imposed segregation
by law and taught racism as official government policy. The schools
mandated the robotic chanting of the Pledge with the straight-arm salute
and the government persecuted and expelled children who would not comply,
arrested parents, and even took children from parents on allegations of
The government, through its schools, taught racism and segregation
for decades before the existence of the NSGWP and the government even
continued the bad behavior for decades after the NSGWP ended, and even
into the 1960's. Thereafter, the legacy caused more police-state racism
of forced busing that destroyed communities and neighborhoods and deepened
It helps to show how close the USA came (and is still coming) to
the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): the Union
of Soviet Socialist Republics (65 million dead); the Peoples' Republic
of China (49 million dead); the National Socialist German Workers' Party
(21 million dead).
Many Americans are sad examples of how places like that come into
existence, grow so large, last so long, and kill so many.
The topic of Immigration is often addressed in ways that make it relevant
to current events. The topic is relevant to the fact that the present
government in the USA is anti libertarian and is out-socializing the previous
administration by more than double and growing (in social spending ALONE).
Sociaist dogma and the hatred of individual freedom and of every American's
freedom to hire is still growing all over the world.
The USA still follows similar anti libertarian policies promoted
by the Bellamys. Many socialist Bellamy policies caused the USA’s big, expensive
and oppressive government and its growing police-state. The Pledge still
exists along with laws mandating that teachers lead the robotic pledge
chanting every day for twelve years of each child’s life (though the salute
was altered). The government still owns and operates schools, including
the same schools that imposed segregation by law and taught racism as
official government policy. The U.S. practice of imposing segregation
by law in government schools and teaching racism as official policy even
outlasted the National Socialist German Workers' Party by over 15 years.
After segregation in government's schools ended, the Bellamy legacy caused
more police-state racism of forced busing that destroyed communities and
neighborhoods and deepened hostilities. Those schools still exist.
Infants are given social security numbers that track and tax them for
life. Government schools demand the numbers for enrollment.
There are still socialists who are ignorant of the pledge, and they
support the laws that cause chanting of it daily in socialist schools (government
schools), they support the same government schools, they support the same
immigration restrictions as then (even worse), they support restrictions
on every American’s right to hire and freely associate, etc. etc.
Some of them support the early socialist salute of the pledge.