What America was and what it is becoming http://rexcurry.net/nazi%20salute%202.jpg
1984 George Orwell
George Orwell 1984 http://rexcurry.net/nazi%20salute%202.jpg
Big Brother and Edward Bellamy "Looking Backward"
IT CONTINUES TO LOOK BACKWARD TO MANY AMERICANS.
This photograph http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance2.jpg
(and many others photographs on the same web site that
archives the work of the documentarian Dr. Rex Curry ) illustrates
a difference between the Pledge of Allegiance in the past and
in the present. There was a time when the flag and pledge occurred outside,
and no flag was inside the classroom(s). That practice emphasized
the militaristic nature of the dogma touted by Edward Bellamy
(author of "Looking Backward") and his cousin and cohort Francis Bellamy
(author of the "Pledge of Allegiance"). The Bellamy cousins called their
scheme "military socialism." Under the old pledge ritual children either
1) assembled and waited outside before school began, enduring injurious
weather, until the forced ritual chanting was led by the teacher,
or 2) they entered the school and then, at a designated time, they
marched outside into injurious weather. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-of-allegiance-images.html
It is difficult to say whether a common
modern practice is better or worse: there is often a flag
in EVERY classroom. State government dictates expenditures for
and the sizes of the federal flags and their ubiquitous placement.
The omnipresent flag is viewed all the time by all children. It
still looks backward to many. The orwellian ritual then occurs via a
barking or pre-recorded voice over an intercom, often accompanied
by martial music and even bizarre video piped over school televisions.
The pledge tracks the book
"1984" by George Orwell (1949). Orwell describes a
government that uses these slogans: Freedom is Slavery; War
is Peace; Ignorance is Strength. The government bamboozled
into believing that collective robotic chanting in government
schools daily is a beautiful expression of freedom. Chanters
let the catch-phrase "with liberty and justice for all" delude
them from the totalitarian reality of the behavior. Government schools
maintain strength by maintaining ignorance about the pledge's
true history. Wars over the pledge coincide with never-ending
wars abroad under Bellamy's military socialism in the USA. http://sites.google.com/site/edwardbellamysite/
Ouch. This goes into the “I-don’t-know-whether-to-laugh-or-cry-or-both”
file. See the video on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BssWWZ3XEe4
It is not science fiction. It is socialist fact. It is what American
children are led to do every day.
Perhaps, during the rise of the National Socialist German Workers
Party, each American child began to put his left index finger under his
nose while performing the American "Nazi" salute and chanting mechanically
in unison, and thereafter goose-stepping into the school house. Francis
Bellamy was alive during the rise of the National Socialist German Workers
Party. What did Francis Bellamy think about his pledge and it's
salute, in view of the fact that Francis Bellamy also promoted socialism
in the Nationalist movement?
American children are taught to be boot lickers.
''If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on
a human face - forever.'' The famous prophecy from Orwell's ''Nineteen
Eighty-Four,'' a novel in which Edward Bellamy's utopia meets its reality,
rings across the years to expose ''Looking Backward: 2000 - 1887.''
Stop licking the government's boots.
Frightening information about the Pledge
Of Allegiance is at http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html
For fascinating information
about symbolism see http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
Hear audio on worldwide radio
Fan Mail http://rexcurry.net/pledge_heart.html
Many local government schools cannot drop
the pledge routine even though they so desire (because the
pledge is dictated by state law in many states). That is
unfortunate in that the pledge has acheived a result opposite
that intended: the juvenile ritual is an opportunity for students
to show contempt, loathing and hatred. The pledge is the outlet whenever
a student refuses to stand, or stands silently with arms crossed
and a glare in his/her eye. Every student can do so every day. Some
students continue to chant, and that highlights the divisiveness and
puts the spotlight on the rugged individualists. It is an opportunity
that they would not otherwise have in such a stark in-your-face manner.
But the Pledge of Allegiance gives them that spotlight daily. http://sites.google.com/site/francisbellamy/
It is easy to see why many schools would consider
it to be better to drop the attempted brainwashing method entirely,
rather than have it used so easily to its opposite impact, with
the tables turned.
Student feelings of hate might be directed
toward many targets: government, teachers, military socialism,
regimentation, taxation, mounting future debt, social security
numbers. It is one nation divisible and a dire warning about what America
was and what it is becoming.
Defying the pledge is a shorter (and
quieter) version of the "Two Minutes Hate" in George Orwell's
novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984). The Two Minutes Hate (or
"Two Minutes' Hate" or "Two-Minute Hate") was a daily period in
which people must watch a film depicting enemies and express their
hatred for them.
The film version of Orwell's book portrays
the brainwashing technique imposed upon people in Oceania, attempting
to whip them into a frenzy of hatred and loathing toward the
current enemy. At the end, the mentally, emotionally, and physically
exhausted viewers chant "BB" (Big Brother) over and over again.
invitation. A promise of surprise. A whispered secret. A revealing discovery. A question answered.
It is evolving differently for the Pledge of Allegiance. Job Conger can
tell you as a substitute teacher that often a lethargic assemblage
of 14-year-olds rises, faces the flag at the start of the class
day, and listens to the words that come out of the substitute teacher’s
mouth, spoken in unison with the crackly sound whispering from an antique
speaker that shares the words broadcast by a student announcer in
the government school’s main office.
The mass affirmation of allegiance has become
irrelevant to crowds of 70,000 lining NASCAR tracks, and slightly
smaller crowds attending ball games and puck games in the USA.
Thanks to this website, many students (and adults) know more
than the typical government-school teacher knows about the pledge.
Many people know that the teacher and the office believe that
they are REQUIRED by law to perform the chanting on cue. The
teacher and school officials should wonder why any students even continue
Learn more at that slayer of sycophants, basher of buffoons, and
puncturer of pedagogues: RexCurry.net
Girl Scouts &
Boy Scouts (from 1907) and other Americans
spread swastikas, Nazi salutes and robotic chanting to flags
internationally from the USA. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-of-allegiance-scouting.html
This is also
an example of how the American stiff arm salute
was spreading beyond use in the Pledge of Allegiance,
where it developed from 1892. In the USA, children
would dress in uniforms (scouts), wave flags, and
were forced to perform the stiff arm salute in government
schools that imposed segregation and taught racism, and
it occurred long before the behavior was adopted in Germany's
Hitler Youth (and by Young Pioneers in the former Union of Soviet
It is frightening
to note that the Scouts also used the swastika symbol,
including a badge with the swastika.
Boy Scouts swastika Badge http://rexcurry.net/pledge-of-allegiance-scouting.html#BOY_SCOUTS_SWASTIKA
They were dashing
about the globe (including Germany) wearing paramilitary
uniforms with swastikas, doing stiff-arm salutes, waving
flags, and (in the USA) chanting mechanically to flags with
the pledge's early stiff arm salute, years before, and
leading up and beyond the creation of the National Socialist
German Workers Party.
Many of those
young men eventually joined the USA's military or
they were forced to join via involuntary servitude in the
draft, and much of what they learned continued there. http://rexcurry.net/45th-infantry-division-swastika-sooner-soldiers.html
It helps to
explain why similar behavior occurred in the USA's
Camp Fire Girls saluting
the flag in Juneau Alaska Feb 4th 1915 (?) http://rexcurry.net/pledgeofallegiance-pledging.bmp
Camp Fire Girls saluting
the flag in Juneau Alaska Feb 4th 1915 (?) http://rexcurry.net/pledgeofallegiance-pledging.bmp
The Pledge of
Allegiance is America's "deutschland deutschland über alles"
back when it used the stiff arm salute it was America's Heil
(One difference is that some American children perform
the Pledge EVERY DAY on cue in government schools)
The battle over Germany's national anthem, set to the melody
of Joseph Haydn’s “Emperor Quartet,” raged for a long time, especially
over the controversial first verse, “Deutschland Ueber Alles” (“Germany
The anthem for German unity was written by August Heinrich Hoffmann von
Fallersleben in 1841, when Germany was a bunch of small states.
After the seizure of power by the Socialists, who sang the anthem in stadiums
filled with swastikas and uniformed parades, the words of the first
verse acquired utopian overtones.
The American salute also spread after it became
the Olympic salute. http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter1a1c.html
The International Olympic
Committee ( IOC ) displays deafening silence
on the Olympic salute. It is fascinating historical
amnesia because it is the same behavior displayed
by government and media in the USA concerning the Pledge
of Allegiance as the origin of the Olympic salute and
of the salute of the National Socialist German Workers'
German American Bund http://rexcurry.net/pledgeofallegiance-german-american-bund.bmp
A photograph shows a train called the
"Camp Siegfried Special" as it pulls into Yaphank
station at the German American Bund camp in Long Island,
New York. People standing outside of the train greet
it with the stiff-arm salute.
It is another example of how America's
early stiff-arm salute was spreading outside
of its origin in the Pledge of Allegiance, and
was even becoming a general greeting.
Today, historical films evoke surprise
by showing the stiff-arm salute performed
by Bundists toward both the American flag and the
German Swastika flag. The films always fail to mention
that the stiff-arm salute was the salute to the
American flag where it originated long before Germans
more un-American than not saying the pledge?" Answer: Saying the pledge.
"Governor, why wouldn't anyone want to say the Pledge
of Allegiance, unless they detested their own country or were ignorant
of its greatness?"
- Sean Hannity, 6/12/03
Sean Hannity probably suffers from vast ignorance about the
Pledge of Allegiance, government schools and individual liberty. His
ignorance is so vast that it makes his comment about the pledge seem comical.
It would also be comical if all the people who do know about the pledge
could be present when (and if) Hannity ever does lose his ignorance about
It is easier to ask the question, in regards to anyone who
knows about the Pledge of Allegiance (unlike Hannity?) and who persists
in saying it, "why would anyone want to say the Pledge of Allegiance,
unless they detested their own country or were ignorant of its greatness?"
And why would they want government schools to exist, or want
to attend government schools?
Every day American children die a little bit inside.
Who's your nanny? Who's your daddy? The
government is your mommy and daddy under
socialism, the dogma of the Bellamys. They wanted
the government to take over education and they wanted
a flag over every school so that everyone would know
their new nanny and daddy.
America's leading authority
on the Pledge Of Allegiance showed that
the early Pledge salute was not an ancient Roman salute,
and that the straight-arm salute, and the 'ancient
Roman salute' myth, came from the Pledge Of Allegiance.
the early salute to the flag in the Pledge of Allegiance.
It was used by the KKK or Ku Klux Klan as well as by
many other people who mechanically chanted the Pledge.
They were performing the gesture and chanting to
flags long before people in Germany took up the habit.
is another example of how America's early stiff-arm
salute spread outside of the Pledge of Allegiance,
and evolved into a general gesture.
Today, historical films cause confusion
by showing the straight-arm salute performed by
Klan members. The films always fail to mention that the
straight-arm salute was the salute to the United States'
flag where it began long before German National Socialists
SALUTE THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE MODERN
HAND-OVER-THE-HEART GESTURE IN THE PLEDGE ?
To the Editor, The New York Times:
Sen. Sherrod Brown snarls at the notion that
protectionist policies reduce freedom (Letters, March 18, 2009).
Let's see. If I want to buy a pair of pants from China, armed
agents from U.S. Customs stop me from doing so unless and until I
fork over to them a fee that Mr. Brown and his colleagues on Capitol
Hill determine I should pay for the privilege of engaging in this voluntary
If I resist and try to buy my pants without
paying the fee demanded by Uncle Sam's armed goons, I will be
imprisoned. If I resist too adamantly, I will be shot dead.
For Mr. Brown to deny that protectionism infringes
people's freedom is disgraceful Orwellian newspeak.
Sincerely, Donald J. Boudreaux http://www.cafehayek.com/ and http://marketcorrection.powerblogs.com/
Chairman, Department of Economics, George Mason
University, Fairfax, VA 22030
Bellamy would oppose the hand-over-the-heart salute to
the flag in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The photograph below shows members of the fifth
grade at "Chcremoya [sic] public school of Hollywood" ( Cheremoya
public school ), as they pledge allegiance to the flag during the
War Production Board's (WPB) presentation, entitled "Three Thirds
of the Nation" at Hollywood's Radio City on May 27, 1942 (Bransby,
Also see http://rexcurry.net/military-salute-socialism-pledge-allegiance.jpg
hand-over-the-heart in the Pledge of Allegiance is
supposed to be performed with the right hand in a military
salute over the heart. That news is supported by photographic
evidence in recent research. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-of-allegiance-images.html#THE_TRUE_SALUTE
Francis Bellamy, author of the Pledge, would
have opposed the change to the hand-over-the-heart
(the hand placed flat against the chest). http://rexcurry.net/pledge-of-allegiance-images.html
military salute at the chest complies with "the right
hand over the heart" dictated under the Flag Code that
Congress passed. The chest-military salute may have been
the original intent of people who supported "the right
hand over the heart" legislation.
of the military salute at the chest is at http://rexcurry.net/military-salute-socialism-pledge-allegiance.jpg
The photograph shows members of the fifth grade at "Checremoya [sic]
public school of Hollywood" ( Cheremoya public school ), as they
pledge allegiance to the flag during the War Production Board's
(WPB) presentation, entitled "Three Thirds of the Nation" at Hollywood's
Radio City on May 27, 1942 (Bransby, David, photographer). It is another
schocking example of the influence upon Americans of the Bellamy dogma
of Military Socialism.
original Pledge of Allegiance began with the classic
military salute (to the forehead) that was then
extended out toward the flag. It was known as the "Bellamy
salute." It was the origin of the stiff-arm salute adopted
later by the National Socialist German Workers Party
in chants to its swastika flag and as a general gesture of
greeting (as shown by the historian Dr. Rex Curry, author
of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets"). http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance.jpg
Pledge's initial military salute was sometimes
modified because some educrats believed that
children should not mimic the military, because it
was either disrespectful or creepy. A modified version
of the gesture used the military salute from the chest
and then extended outward in the stiff-arm salute. An 1899
photograph of the gesture is at
is frightening to note that Adolf Hitler and German
National Socialists also adopted the gesture of
the military salute from the chest extended outward
to the stiff-arm salute. See the part played by the Harvard
grad Ernst Hanfstaengl, aka Hilter's piano player. http://rexcurry.net/swastika-hanfstaengl.html
U.S. wartime intelligence also believed
the German National Socialist salute may have been copied from American
cheerleaders. A government report claims of the Hitler salute: "In
1923 he adored American football marches and college songs. The 'Sieg
Heil' used in all political rallies is a direct copy of the technique
used by American football cheerleaders." And the American football
cheerleaders adopted the method from the American Pledge of Allegiance.
Cheerleaders continue to use the military salute to the chest extended
out into the stiff-arm palm-down salute.
In the USA today, high schools and universities continue to
use out-stretched arm salutes in their alma mater songs, chanted in
unison while pointing at the school flag or emblem. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-alma-mater-point.jpg
Almost no American students are aware of the history of the Pledge
of Allegiance and the similarity of some alma mater salutes to the
early American pledge salute.
was so vague that some people (especially those people
who were already performing the military salute
from the chest) interpreted "the right hand over the
heart" as meaning the military salute from the chest and they
continued to perform it in that manner, but no longer with
the stiff-arm extension that had followed in the past. http://rexcurry.net/1n1.GIF
indicates that the current hand-cupping-the-breast
is NOT the correct gesture, as originally intended, and
that the chest-military-salute IS what was intended by
people who supported the current "hand-over-the-heart"
military salute at the chest is consistent with Francis
Bellamy's original intent to use the military salute
as his initial gesture. Francis Bellamy (author of
the Pledge of Allegiance in 1892) and his cousin Edward
Bellamy called their dogma "Military Socialism."
They wanted all of society to ape the military. The Pledge is a
way to train monkeys. That was the purpose of putting flags
over every school and ordering mechanical chanting in military
formation daily. They wanted the government to take over
all schools and create an "industrial army." The Bellamys influenced
the National Socialist German Workers Party and its dogma, symbols and rituals.
A video documentary explains more at
military salute is a sign of submission to a superior
officer / commanding officer (in this case the
flag / government) whose orders must be obeyed
"swastika building" at the Navy's Coronado Seabees
Barracks in California is an odd reminder of the Bellamy
bear some blame for the modern swastika as alphabetical
S-symbolism for "socialism." When the Theosophical
Society (TS) teamed up with the Bellamyite
Nationalist movement for military socialism
(1888), the TS was already using the swastika as a symbol for
The TS began
using the symbol from 1875. http://rexcurry.net/theosophy-madame-blavatsky-theosophical-society.html
After Francis Bellamy created the Pledge of Allegiance
in 1892, the Bellamy salute and the Bellamy swastika spread together
By 1915, the symbol
was also widely popular as an ornamental "Good
Luck" symbol, as in a 1915 postcard showing the American
flag posed favorably with a swastika. http://rexcurry.net/swastika-flag2.JPG
American soldiers adopted the swastika
during WWI, and it was used against Germany.
Before that time, the symbol was associated
in the USA with the growing popularity
of the Bellamy dogma of "military socialism."
military salute in the Pledge (and the military salute
over the heart) is consistent with the flag code's demand
that persons in uniform should render the military salute
during the Pledge.
It is disturbing
to note that the flag code requires persons in uniform
to NOT pledge allegiance ("persons in uniform should
remain silent" during the Pledge) while persons not
in a government uniform (all other individuals) are
commanded to mechanically chant in unison. It would make
more sense if the opposite occurred.
Bellamy would oppose the hand-over-the-heart salute
to the flag in his Pledge of Allegiance. The same people
who say that Bellamy would have opposed changes to the
words of his Pledge (e.g. the addition "under God" in
1954), would agree that Bellamy would have opposed changes
to the gesture of his Pledge to America's fasciate flag.
military salute at the chest is consistent with the
military mentality of Congress when the current gesture
was enacted in 1942 (years after WWII had already begun,
and a year after the U.S. had entered WWII. On June
22, 1942 Congress passed a joint resolution which was amended
on December 22, 1942 to become Public Law 829; Chapter
806, 77th Congress, 2nd session. The Pearl Harbor attack had
occurred on December 7, 1941, the U.S. declared war the following
opposed changing the stiff-arm salute, and did not
care that German socialists had "stolen" it, and Americans
voiced explanations like: "we originated it" and "we
did it first" and so it was "our salute" or "America's
some people thought it was creepy for children
to perform the initial military salute to the
forehead as written by Francis Bellamy in his original
Pledge, so the forehead salute of the ritual was sometimes
dropped entirely, leaving nothing but the American stiff-armed
salute. That modified form of the American salute
was later adopted by the National Socialist German Workers'
It is also interesting to note that after the 20 July coup attempt against
Hitler, German ships' crews were assembled and told that henceforth the military
salute was replaced by the raised-armed salute (the Nazi salute). It is
an ominous parallel to how, in America, the military salute (as part of
the Pledge of Allegiance) was disgarded and replaced by the raised-arm salute
U.S. soldiers used the stiff-arm salute before it
was used by the National Socialist German Workers
Party (the NSGWP or Nazis). The American practice
was the origin of the behavior adopted later by German National
had learned the behavior in government schools (socialist
schools) and in the Boy Scouts. Scouts traveled
internationally (including Germany) wearing paramilitary
uniforms with the Boy Scout's swastika badges, doing stiff-arm
salutes, waving flags, and (in the USA) chanting mechanically
to flags with the pledge's early stiff arm salute in government
schools (socialist schools) that imposed segregation by law and
taught racism as official policy. That happened decades before,
and leading up to (and beyond) the creation of the National Socialist
German Workers Party. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-of-allegiance-scouting.html
Early flag ettiquette for men in uniform included
the straight-arm salute when the flag was passing
or when the Pledge of Allegiance was being mechanically
The Sunday Times-Signal in Zanesville, Ohio
of August 9, 1942 states, "When the flag is passing
in parade or in review, all persons present should
face the flag, stand at attention and salute. Those
present in uniform should render the right-hand salute."
The same article distinguishes the behavior for the actual
Pledge of Allegiance by stating that during the pledge, "Persons
in uniform shall render the military salute." The newspaper
provides a photograph of the right-hand salute showing a stiff
arm salute with the palm up. The arm and the palm are so stiff
and straight that, at a distance, the viewer would not
see the direction of the palm.
Old photographs collected by Dr. Curry show that
the salute was also performed palm-down in the classic
stylized salute adopted later by German socialists.
Several newspapers carried an article similar
to the one in the Bismarck Tribune on May 28,
1926. It states that during the pledge of allegiance
"persons in uniform render the right-hand salute."
In that sense, the "Nazi salute" is actually the "American
salute" based on its origin.
As a consequence, the USA set a bad example for a
The world observed U.S. military personnel delivering
the straight-arm salute to the flag before WWI,
during WWI, after WWI, into WWII and for almost three
decades before the existence of the National Socialist
German Workers' Party.
It continued into WWII and to 1942 (and beyond) when
Congress began to dictate the hand-over-the-heart
Pledge salute even influenced the military salute
at that time. The Daily Northwestern Newspaper (Thursday
Evening) March 8, 1917, explains that the military
salute had an outward extension. "Standing- at
attention, raise the right hand to the forehead Over
the right eye, palm downward, fingers extended and close
together, arm at an angle of forty-five degrees. Move
hand outward about a foot, with a quick motion, then drop to
the side." http://rexcurry.net/nazi%20salute%208.jpg
salute and the outward extension of the military salute
influenced flag fanaticism adopted later by the Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics.
people marveled at Adolf Hilter's "hypnotic" powers
of propaganda, as if he was the first of his kind as
head of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
Adolf Hitler's propaganda had already been pioneered
by Francis Bellamy, Edward Bellamy and American socialists.
Francis Bellamy's original Columbus Day program was
a blueprint of nationwide propaganda for socialism
in government schools. They put government flags
over schools, in classrooms and everywhere.
They even put flags (and chanting
to flags) in churches in another eerie parallel followed
decades later by socialists in Germany.
historical facts explain every politician's
anti libertarian obsession with your children. The
Pledge fits the USA's police state, which continues
to expand and grow in power. That led to your neighbor's
obsession with your children and your life. It led to
the enormous size and scope of government
today, the USA's growing police state,
and its aggressive military socialism.
It led to the the welfare-warfare state and the USA's decadent,
Chinese-funded global military empire. They are reasons
for massive reductions in government,
taxation, spending, debt, and socialism. http://rexcurry.net/1n1.gif
THE BELLAMY SALUTE & THE
on the fasciate flag in the Pledge of Allegiance
Life as a trained monkey:
The Bellamys wanted all of society to ape the military.
The Pledge creates trained monkeys. That was the purpose
of putting flags over every school and ordering mechanical
chanting in military formation daily. They wanted the government
to take over all schools and create an "industrial army." The
military salute at the chest is consistent with Francis
Bellamy's original intent to use the military salute as
his initial gesture. Francis Bellamy (author of the Pledge
of Allegiance in 1892) and his cousin Edward Bellamy called
their dogma "Military Socialism." A video documentary explains
the police state ideas at
Yes, a U.S. Supreme Court case says that people cannot be forced
to chant the pledge, despite what various idiotic state laws state. No
school teaches that. And when you are 5 and the teacher says stand and
recite this, and everyone else does, that’s coerced. And it is creepy.
It is disgusting.
In opposing government's schools, Jacob G. Hornberger writes:
With its coerced system of regimentation and conformity, along
with its use of Ritalin on those who resist such aberrance, the sooner
we rid the country of this socialistic scourge, the better.
As I stated in my article some 20 years ago: “What
is the answer to socialism in public schools? Freedom! Why not
separate school and state in the same way that our ancestors separated
church and state?”
Hornberger's article is entitled "Milton Friedman
Was Wrong on Vouchers." For more on that topic see http://rexcurry.net/schoolsmain.html
Life as a trained monkey for the state. Stop the monkey see, monkey do
attitude. Is that the Bellamy salute?
MEXICAN FLAG SALUTE TO FLAG
The military salute to the chest
(as well as the stiff-arm gesture) that is used in Mexico
originated in the United States and is more consistent with
Bellamy's original Pledge of Allegiance than is the current hand-over-the-heart
in the United States. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-of-allegiance-images.html#THE_TRUE_SALUTE
and see http://rexcurry.net/bellamy-edward-emiliano-zapata-mexico-socialism.html
Mexico adopted socialist flag
salutes that originated in the United States (from 1892).
The National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis) also adopted
the U.S. flag gesture after it had been used in the USA for
It was not an ancient Roman
salute. The "ancient Roman salute" is a myth, as shown
by Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets").
The Pledge of Allegiance in
the USA originally began with a classic military salute
(to the forehead) that was then extended out toward the flag.
The initial military salute was sometimes performed from the chest.
In practice, the 2nd gesture was performed palm down because
children simply extended the military gesture outward.
The Pledge was written by a
National Socialist who wanted military socialism in the
USA, Mexico, Germany and worldwide.
Reader tells of pledge ritual
that was stopped By John Bogert, Columnist for
the Daily Breeze - Torrance,CA,USA Posted: 12/14/2008
Over the past week I received
several messages like this one from a Lomita resident
wanting to pass along a now nearly forgotten Pledge of Allegiance
"I was surprised how in your
column you failed to mention something...In school we
used to look at the flag and recite, `I pledge allegiance ' And
right then we would reach with our extended right arms toward the
flag and keep it there until we finished."
The new film "Die Welle"
by Dennis Gansel is described with the slogan "From
an American Classroom to the German Screen!" The film shows
no understanding of how true that slogan is.
There is also another
film version of the story entitled "The Wave" directed
by Alexander Grasshoff for television in 1981. Both films
are based on the book by Todd Strasser (under the pen name
Morton Rhue). The book is based on a true incident that occured in
a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969.
By the year 1969, most
people had forgotten, or not experienced, what had
happened 27 years before (in 1942 Congress began its effort
to change America's stiff-arm salute, which originated in
1892, and became the origin of the salute adopted later by
the National Socialist German Workers' Party). see the video
Dennis Gansel, Alexander
Grasshoff and Todd Strasser have knowledge of 1969,
but they do not seem to know about American history that
began when Francis Bellamy, a self-proclaimed national
socialist, wrote the Pledge of Allegiance (in 1892), the
origin of the straight-arm salute and robotic chanting to
flags in government schools (socialist schools). That history
has been exposed by the distinguished historian Dr. Rex Curry
(author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets"). http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html
The salute gesture in
the film and the book are essentially the same gesture
that was sometimes used in conjunction with America's stiff-arm
salute and later, when the stiff-armed portion of the salute
was abandoned. Francis Bellamy's initial military
salute (which was then extended out toward the flag into
the stiff-arm salute) was altered to a military salute to the
In Strasser's book
the powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded
many historic movements such as German National Socialism
(Nazism) are recreated in the classroom when history teacher
Burt Ross introduces a "new" system to his students.
Before long "The Wave,"
with its rules of "strength through discipline, community,
and action," sweeps from the classroom throughout the entire
school. As most of the students join the movement, Laurie
Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum
of "The Wave" and realize they must stop it before it's too
In reality they were
It spread throughout
the entire school and it kept going. Bellamy's mechanical
socialism spread nationwide, and then worldwide. It remains
The Tampa Tribune Newspaper
and its writers, Daniel Ruth and Elaine Silvestrini,
were exposed and defeated in recent public debate challenges
about the topics above. Learn more at http://rexcurry.net/elaine-silvestrini-tampa-tribune.html
Edward Bellamy http://rexcurry.net/edward-bellamy-hitler-youth.jpg
Hitler Youth photograph
Edward Bellamy wanted government to take over all schools in order
to impose his "industrial army" of "military socialism." http://rexcurry.net/pledge-of-allegiance-images.html
Years later, a photograph of Hitler Youth show them performing a
salute that was used by American youth to chant Francis Bellamy's pledge
to the flag, and the children are holding shovels, as part of their industrial
army of military socialism under the National Socialist German Workers Party.
That scene is similar to scenes of adults marching with shovels (as
if the shovels were rifles) in the Leni Riefenstahl film "Triumph of the
Will" and/or "Sieg de Glaubens."
MORE MODERN PLEDGE IGNORANCE AND INSANITY,
VIA CONGRESS AGAIN, OF COURSE:
"The Newport Harbor
Elks Lodge has begun a campaign to let veterans
know they can now salute.
It seems that,
until recently, all civilians were not supposed to
salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance, a parade
flag passing by or the playing of the national anthem. Instead,
they were to put their hand over their heart.
Hunziker, editor of the Newport Lodge newsletter has
admonished members that a new law, passed by Congress
now allows veterans of United States military service as
well as current service members to salute "at baseball games,
parades and formal events."
Said Keith in
his editorial, "Those who are currently serving or
have served in the military have earned this right, and
their recognition will be an inspiration to others."
- Dec. 31, 2007
by PAT MICHAELS in the OC Register
Hugh S. Johnson (above). General
Hugh Johnson, was head of the National
Recovery Administration (NRA). He was an army officer
and politician and loved the Bellamy dogma of
military socialism and the military-socialist complex.
Government creates socialist programs to coerce everyone
(including industrial leaders) into submitting to
socialism, and the NRA was another example of that modus operandi.
In one photograph (Granger Collection,
N.Y.), Johnson presents President Franklin
Delano Roosevelt to a group of industrial
leaders in Washington, D.C. on March 5, 1934 and
Johnson uses the straight-arm salute (FDR is
holding the arm of Secret Service aid Gus Generick). see
the photograph at
Hugh Samuel Johnson (1882-1942)
enjoyed the salute and performed it a lot,
even when other people were becoming even more uncomfortable
According to Time Magazine (9-25-1933),
Johnson as head of the NRA (the National
Recovery Administration, FDR's socialist program)
used the salute to review a parade over which
General Johnson presided.
Hitler as head
of the NSGWP (National Socialist German Workers'
Party) used the salute to review parades. http://rexcurry.net/book-rev-mein-kampf.html
General Johnson's military background influenced
the behavior of other military personnel. http://rexcurry.net/military-socialism-militarism-socialist-complex.html
The American salute (1892) evolved
uses outside the confines of the Pledge
of Allegiance and the flag. It was another ominous
parallel with what developed later under the National
Socialist German Workers' Party. http://rexcurry.net/45th-infantry-division-swastika-sooner-soldiers.html
Those other uses increased through
the efforts of Americans such as Ernst Hanfstaengl
and through organizations such as the German
American Bund (The Bund began as the Friends
of New Germany in Chicago in 1933. The group traced
its roots to the Teutonia Society and National Socialist
Party, both active in the USA during the 1920s).
As early as the 1920's, Harvard Graduate
Ernst Hanfstaengl ("Hitler's Piano Player")
personally encouraged the leader of the National
Socialist German Workers' Party to adopt American
salutes and chants, especially those that Hanfstaengl
used at Harvard football games. http://rexcurry.net/swastika-hanfstaengl.html
Roosevelt also attended Harvard and
The leader of America's national
government, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, learned
the salute while growing up, and the salute was still
being performed while Roosevelt was in office as an
adult. Congress did not attempt to change the salute
until after the United States was in WWII.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt received
the USA's Nazi-style salutes while he held
office. The American salute was used
outside the confines of the Pledge of Allegiance
and the flag. In other words it acquired other uses,
another ominous parallel with what developed under
the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
Like a cancer, the flag ritual
of government schools in the United States
spread domestically and internationally.
See this photo of women greeting
Hilter in September 1934 in Nuremberg, Germany.
Adirolf (the backward
state of Florida) requires the Pledge of Allegiance
in government schools every day for 12 years of every
child's life. Due to its appearance on maps, Florida
is often said to look as if it hails the rest of the United
States with the early Pledge salute (the origin of the German
National Socialist gesture used by Adolf Hitler to "heil" the
Hakenkreuz/swastika flag of his nation). Some people say that
the state of Florida looks like a part of the male anatomy that continues
to perform (sometimes uncontrollably) the early American salute (the Nazi
Adirolf's brainwashing propaganda is so intense that it also
requires a U.S. flag in every classroom (and even college classrooms)
and even specifying each flag's size. That is in addition to the
large exterior flag over every government school (socialist school).
It takes little effort to understand
the connection of the USA's authoritarian government
with Bellamy dogma (its national socialism and the Pledge of
Allegiance). Indeed, it would take all the ingenuity of the
cleverest academics not to understand it. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance.jpg
The memoirs of Ludwig von Mises,
written from his exile in Geneva in 1940,
contain this moving, even tragic, passage: "Occasionally
I entertained the hope that my writings would bear
practical fruit and show the way for policy. Constantly
I have been looking for evidence of a change in ideology.
But...I have come to realize that my theories explain
the degeneration of a great civilization; they do not
prevent it. I set out to be a reformer, but only became
the historian of decline." See "Ludwig Von Mises Notes and Recollections"
by Ludwig Von Mises and Hans F. Sennholz; also see the article
"Memories of Ludwig von Mises" by Hans F. Sennholz. (concerning
Mises' exile from National Socialists in Germany) http://rexcurry.net/swastika3swastika.jpg
"I was fascinated
to see the pictures of US school kids saluting
the flag, as they do seem to have an uncanny
resemblence to images from the period of the National
Socialist German Workers' Party. In this respect
they are similar to images you explained from the
20's and 30's of people giving the 'Olympic' salute
which was identical to the National Socialist German
Workers' Party. This salute was given not only at the
Olympics but at all sorts of other sporting events. I've
seen pictures in the local papers for Northamptonshire
from the 1930s of English school children giving the salute
as they march past!"
- Philip C.
National Socialists and Christian
Socialists in the USA (Francis Bellamy, Edward
Bellamy et cetera) were bigots and hated immigrants
and wanted the government to take over all schools
to "correct" everyone. When the government granted
their wish, the government's schools imposed segregation
by law and taught racism as official policy. The government
schools also dictated mechanical chanting to the flag with
the early American stiff-arm salute and persecuted anyone
Before WWII, there
were many Americans who were anti-intervention, including
aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh. In his Pulitzer prize
winning biography "Lindbergh," author A. Scott Berg explains
that pro-intervention propagandists would photograph
Lindbergh and other isolationists using the American stiff-arm
salute from an angle that left out the American flag, so it
would be indistinguishable from the salute of German National
Today, reporters in the
mainstream media behave in a similar manner when they
show old film footage and photographs of the Ku Klux Klan
and of German-American Bund members performing the stiff-arm
salute to the American flag. The reporters imply that
the films show Americans mimicking German National Socialists
(Nazis). Reporters are ignorant of the fact that the stiff-arm
was the salute of the Pledge at that time, and a general salute
to the flag, and more.
The government's behavior
set a bad example and it pre-dated and outlasted
the same practice adopted later by the National Socialist
German Workers Party. Some of those policies continue to haunt
Americans and government schools. http://rexcurry.net/kkk-ku-klux-klan-christian-socialism.html
The follies of
altruism or simply put: trying to gain approval and
happiness in life by continuous self-sacrifice to others.
Perhaps better stated: living your life for the sake of
another person or persons, as exposed by the Philosopher Ayn
Rand. Everyone should read her great work of non-fiction, "THE
VIRTUE OF SELFISHNESS." Most folks are brainwashed from the
cradle on (and by government schools / socialist schools) to
believe that self-sacrifice is the only good virtue. Miss Rand
explained that selfishness would bring out the best human characteristics.
Perhaps even result in our getting along much more peacefully
with one another - as individuals and even as nations.
Altruism is a powerful
tool for controlling people. It was probably discovered
by the most primitive religionists and other thugs before
that. The morality of altruism is a tribal phenomenon.
Prehistorical men were physically unable to survive without
clinging to a tribe for leadership and protection against
other tribes. The cause of altruism's perpetuation into civilized
eras is not physical, but psycho-epistemological: the men of
self-arrested, perceptual mentality are unable to survive without
tribal leadership and "protection" against reality. The doctrine
of self-sacrifice does not offend them. Their leaders -the theoreticians
of altruism- know better. Immanuel Kant knew it; John Dewey knew
it; B. F. Skinner knew it; John Rawls knows it. Observe that it
is not the mindless brute, but reason, intelligence, ability, merit,
self-confidence, self-esteem that they are out to destroy.
On Mindlessly mumbling in unison: "Better
to be silent and thought a fool than to robotically
chant the Pledge and remove all doubt."
Never suffer fools gladly.
Always try to see things as they are,
not as others want them to be.
"I swore never to be silent whenever human
beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take
sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence
encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." -- Elie
Now, you might say this web site is too hard on adults who robotically
chant. They are just repeating what they learned in junior high. How can
this space blame them? That sort of propaganda is what kids are taught,
and we can't fault adults for simply repeating whatever their teachers said.
Adults (and young adults) can be blamed for being so incorrigibly incurious.
The brighter kids figure out they're being fed propaganda of the crudest
kind, which is designed to make them obedient little servants of their overlords,
who claim to protect them from the evil exploiters they read about in their
textbooks. Those kids seek out the truth, and discover that the real exploiters
are the overlords themselves, parasites on the productive economy, who live
on the fruits of other people's labor while blaming the resulting social
ills on the various bogeymen the kids have been taught to hate.
The slower kids, by contrast, memorize what the teacher tells them, reproduce
it on the test, and repeat it like drones for the rest of their lives.
This gesture below would have
been a better idea for America's stiff arm salute
Pledge Allegiance to the right to keep
and bear arms. It still is a better idea for a salute.
Rex Curry's work shows everyone an unintended
consequence in the Pledge: It is a scary
reminder of value in the Bill Of Rights - especially
the Second Amendment."
On 02/18/09 the so-called "news" reported
that the Department of Agriculture proposes to have meat processors
put country-of-origin labels on their products. The report
noted that, "Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack said that the program
is voluntary, but could become mandatory if meat processors don't
It's clear that if Mr. Vilsack were an
armed robber he'd assure persons looking down the barrel
of his gun that he seeks only voluntary compliance with his
requests that they hand over their money and jewels - but also
that he'll shoot those persons who reject his requests.