| A recent Opinion
Editorials column gained attention for showing the swastika's modern
use as overlapping S-shapes for "Socialism." The column, which
exposed the British Union of Fascists and National Socialists and
its logo (an S-shaped lightning bolt for "Socialists") led to new discoveries
regarding symbolism in the Peoples Action Party (PAP) of Singapore.
The PAP began as a socialist party and adopted as its logo the same S-shaped symbolism of the British Union of Fascists and National Socialists (BUFNS). The noted historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Swastika Secrets") has established that the PAP's logo originated as an "S" letter for "Socialists."
Wikipedia is announcing the amazing discoveries concerning the PAP and the BUFNS. Recent articles at opinioneditorials.com report on the many references to the research on Wikipedia. Even Wikipedia's founder Jimbo Wales has publicly commented on Dr. Curry's influence on Wikipedia. His work is probably the most referenced historical research on Wikipedia. The work has been reviewed and verified by wikipedia writers. Some Wikipedia writers use Dr. Curry's work without attribution in apparent attempts to bolster their own credibility.
Of course, Wikipedia is a glorified anonymous bulletin board and is constantly changed, often at the hands of vandals and even neo-nazis. A recent web search for "British Union of Fascists and National Socialists" showed Dr. Curry's work at the top and indicated that no wikipedia article exists. Wikipedia gives the mis-impression that the BUFNS never existed, or that its name-change never occurred. It is common comic revisionist history air-brushed at wakipedia.
Amazon.com adopted as its policies recommendations advocated by Dr. Curry to combat neo nazism like that on wikipedia.
The PAP smeared its way onto the political scene in 1954 when it was formed by English-educated middle-class men who had returned to Singapore from Britain. The PAP became a member of the Socialist International. The PAP logo has a double connotation for "Singapore Socialists." The S-letter is red and thereby consistent with the socialist symbolism of the color under German socialism, Soviet socialism, and Chinese socialism.
The PAP's logo supports Dr. Curry's discovery that the swastika was used as alphabetic symbolism for overlapping "S" letters for "socialism" under the National Socialist German Workers' Party. http://rexcurry.net/swastika3clear.jpg
In the early 1950's, when the socialist symbolism was adopted in Singapore, the leader of the BUFNS (Oswald Mosley) was trying to revive his socialist movement in Britain and was still using the same S-shaped symbol for socialism in his Union Movement (UM). Mosley had returned to the leadership of British national socialism by founding the UM in 1948 at a meeting in London's Farringdon Hall, where as many as fifty one separate groups came under the new umbrella. Mosley re-emerged as a candidate in 1959 in North Kensington (which included Notting Hill), in the first parliamentary election for him since 1931.
There is evidence that the PAP also adopted the stiff-arm salute of the National Socialists.
The gesture originated from national socialists in the United States in 1892 from the original Pledge of Allegiance written by Francis Bellamy, as shown in the historical discoveries of Dr. Rex Curry. It was part of a scheme for government to take over all education and to place flags over each school, and to compel robotic chanting daily in worship of government for twelve years of every child's life. It still occurs today in some oddball states in the USA, though the gesture has changed.
From national socialists in the USA, the straight-arm salute spread worldwide to: the National Socialists German Workers' Party; the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; the British Union of Fascists and National Socialists; the Peoples' Action Party; the Peoples' Republic of China. The American salute is still used in Russia and in the Peoples' Republic of China and elsewhere.
Behind it was the same dogma that led to the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): 60 million slaughtered under the former 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 in the history of the world. It was so bad that Holocaust Museums could quintuple in size by including Wholecaust museums.
The Peoples' Action Party continues to share goals with socialists in China.
The PAP eventually played copycat to the United States again in adopting a hand-over-the-heart gesture. PAP members continue to wear uniforms at their Party meetings, dressing all in the same color and clothing.
Similar side effects can be seen in Korea.
This question arises: Did Singapore and Korea both begin with the American socialist salute (the stiff-arm salute) and then switch (following the lead of government in the U.S.) to the hand-over-the-heart? Preliminary research indicates that Korea and Singapore both used the stiff-armed American socialist salute at some time in the past.
The PAP initially adopted a traditional socialist party organization together with a vanguard cadre from its socialist-leaning faction in 1958. The PAP formed a joint alliance with the so-called communists against colonialism in Singapore during the party's early years.
Today, the PAP considers itself as subscribing to socialist ideologies. The PAP has been the ruling political party in Singapore since 1959 and thus has a large role in the formation of the government of Singapore. From the 1963 general elections onwards, the PAP has dominated Singapore's parliament and politics. The PAP has held the overwhelming majority of seats in Parliament since 1966, when the opposition Barisan Sosialis (Socialist Front), another socialist group that split from PAP in 1961, resigned from Parliament after winning 13 seats following the 1963 state elections, which itself occurred months after a number of their leaders had been arrested in Operation Coldstore. The resignation left the PAP as the only major political party.
In 1976 the PAP resigned from the Socialist International, after the Dutch Labour Party had proposed to expel the party.
In January 1991, the PAP introduced the White Paper on Shared Values, which tried to create a national ideology and institutionalize what it calls "Asian values". The party also has 'rejected' what they considered "Western-style liberal democracy."
PAP members at party rallies have sometimes worn a "uniform" of white shirts and white trousers.
No opposition is allowed in Singapore.
In the 2006 Singapore general election, the PAP won 82 of the 84 elected seats in the Parliament of Singapore.
During the PAP's existence, the socialist dogma of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics caused the USSR to collapse internally. That, and other developments, have educated people about the horrors of the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part).
In spite of socialist dogma of political parties like the PAP, free-markets have continued to grow and prosper. Singapore frequently ranks extremely highly on indices of "economic freedom."
Lee Kuan Yew has also said in 1992: "Through Hong Kong watching, I concluded that state welfare and subsidies blunted the individual's drive to succeed. I watched with amazement the ease with which Hong Kong workers adjusted their salaries upwards in boom times and downwards in recessions." Yew resolved to reverse course on the welfare policies which his socialist dogma had inherited or copied from British socialists.
The USA is still the worst example in the world of bizarre laws that require robotic chanting to a national flag in government schools (socialist schools) every day for 12 years.
The Bellamys promoted a government takeover of schools, the placement of flags at schools, and robotic chanting of the pledge to the flag with the old notorious gesture. When the government granted their wishes, 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 persecuted and expelled children who would not comply, arrested parents, and even took children from parents on allegations of "unfit parenting." There were acts of violence and lynchings.
The USA still follows similar anti libertarian policies promoted by the Bellamys. Many socialist policies caused the USA's big, expensive, oppressive government, its aggressive military socialism, and its growing police state. It caused the Great Socialist Depression (from the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act 1930 etc) that persisted and even lasted through U.S. involvement in WWII. The Pledge still exists along with laws mandating that teachers lead the robotic 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. That 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 (socialist slave numbers from 1935 during the NSGWP) that track and tax everyone for life. Government schools (socialist schools) demand the numbers for enrollment.
The pledge and the flag have become examples of how dangerous government schools are (and how dangerous government is in general). The brainwashing ritual has indoctrinated many students of government schools with national socialist propaganda.
Support for Dr. Curry's discoveries also comes from the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
Support also comes from the web site of the American Philological Association.
Dr. Curry's work has been recognized in the vexillological group Flags Of The World (FOTW).
Similar recognition occurred in the flag group North American Vexillological Association (NAVA). http://rexcurry.net/north-american-vexillological-association-nava.html
Dr. Curry's news-making work is discussed on Odeo Radio.
The discoveries are on Radio Indymedia.
And also covered at Opinion Editorials at
With more at OpinionEditorials at
For a long time, Dr. Curry has exposed widespread ignorance in the media and in the general public about what the 4-letter abbreviation abbreviates. That etymological ignorance has grown through overuse of the hackneyed shorthand term in print and in government schools (socialist schools). Dr. Curry advocated that the shorthand term should be avoided, unless it is used in conjunction with the full actual name of the Party. Amazon is helping Dr. Curry to reverse the ignorant habit within the media and the public, as reported in Opinion Editorials.
All of the above explains why the following is a common warning on the web -
DO NOT CITE WIKIPEDIA - DON'T CITE WIKIPEDIA
Colleges, schools and news media warn writers not to cite wikipedia as a source. A google search for "DO NOT CITE WIKIPEDIA" and "DON'T CITE WIKIPEDIA" provides many examples. Rather than a scholarly source, wikipedia is an anonymous bulletin board where anyone can delete truthful information, where anyone can post lies, and people who want to re-post the truth can be blocked to prevent future corrections.
| Peoples Action
From Warren on Facebook on November 17, 2008
PAP Logo Has Its Roots In Fascism & National Socialism?
According to historian Dr. Rex Curry, the People’s Action Party’s logo was adopted from the British Union of Fascists and National Socialists (BUF), a outlawed political party in the United Kingdom known for it’s association with the German Nazi Party [the National Socialist German Workers Party].
Dr Curry, a symbologist and cryptologist, is also the author of "Swastika Secrets".
The British Union of Fascists, formed in 1932 has the same “lightning bolt” in its logo, identical to the one on the PAP logo.
He explains in his article that the "lightning bolt" in the PAP logo is red by the representation of socialist symbolism. And that it is influenced by German and Soviet socialist / communist ideology [under the National Socialist German Workers Party and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics]. The “S-shaped lightning bolt” stands for “socialists”, similar with the shape of the Swastika, which is also the same “S-shape” overlapped.
The PAP allegedly was also a member of Socialist International.
Perhaps it should be noted that factions within the PAP split in 1961 to form another political party; the Barisan Socialis (BS), also known as the Socialist Front (SF). The latter had most its leaders arrested in 1963 for “communist activities”.
Why does the present PAP still continue to use the “lightning bolt”, which has its origins in socialism, communism and fascism, as part of its logo?
It is interesting to note that the description of the logo on the PAP website does not include explanation for the "lightning bolt".
The full article in question in full at the following link: http://rexcurry.net/people
PS: A letter of enquiry was sent to the People's Action Party on 28 Oct 2008. The PAP has not responded.
From Warren on Facebook on November 17, 2008
Is The Singapore Government Fascist? Published by Seelan Palay
According to historian Dr. Rex Curry, the People’s Action Party’s logo was adopted from the British Union of Fascists (BUF), an outlawed political party in the United Kingdom known for it’s association with the German Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers Party). http://rexcurry.net/peoples-action-party-pap-singapore-socialism.html
Dr Curry is also the author of "Swastika Secrets". http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
March 9, 2009 http://seelanpalay.blogspot.com/2009/03/is-singapore-government-fascist.html
(If Dr. Curry lived in Singapore, he would probably be arrested, beaten or worse by the government of Singapore)
USSA United Socialist States of America
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
USSA United Socialist States of America
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
information about the history of the Pledge of Allegiance
is at http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html
(with shocking historical photographs).
For fascinating information about symbolism see http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
Hear audio on worldwide radio at http://rexcurry.net/audio-rex-curry-podcast-radio.html