|The USA's Pledge of Allegiance (& the military salute)
was the origin of Adolf Hitler's "Nazi" salute under the National
Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis). http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html
The swastika was used by the military and by socialists in the USA and in the USSR, before it was used by the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP).
| 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").
|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
see video http://youtube.com/watch?v=BssWWZ3XEe4
The stiff-arm salute was NOT an ancient Roman salute. The ancient Roman salute myth came from the USA's Pledge of Allegiance.
The Scouts and the military also influenced each other in the use of the swastika and salutes. http://rexcurry.net/45th-infantry-division-swastika-sooner-soldiers.html
Pledge of Allegiance and its Nazi salute in images and articles at
For fascinating information about swastika symbolism see
Hear audio on worldwide radio at
No one should overlook the arrogant heavy-handedness of the pledge, the government and the government's schools (socialist schools). Videos, movies, films exposing the putrid past
Some Supreme Court Justices are old enough to have performed the early American stiff-arm salute while attending government schools that imposed segregation by law and taught racism as official policy.
The US Supreme Court is aware of the salute history due to an Amicus Brief filed by Dr. Rex Curry. http://rexcurry.net/pledgewonschik.html
http://rexcurry.net/pledgewonschik.pdf Also see http://rexcurry.net/pledgewonschikrecusal.html
If Supreme Court justices were in the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts then they might have spent time traveling the world, waiving flags, chanting robotically, performing America's Nazi salute and wearing and spreading the swastika symbol. All decades before the Nazis adopted the same behavior.
That would also be true of Supreme Court Justices who were on the bench under Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the infamous "switch in time that saved nine."
It was part of the dogma of Edward Bellamy, the author who wrote the notorious novel "Looking Backward," first published in 1888. It was because of the dogma Edward Bellamy and Francis Bellamy that Bellamy Clubs spread and many utopian/dystopian communities started, including that under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (~60 million slaughtered), the National Socialist German Workers Party (~20 million), and the Peoples' Repubic of China (~50 million). These national activities were dedicated to the spreading of ideas using socialism, Marxism and Christianity together.
Many articles have been written by ignorant people about the swastika. The articles often cite many reference books and some of those reference books are popularly considered "reputable." For example a recent article about the swastika cited the Brittanica Concise Encyclopedia and a popular dictionary. Each reference work that was cited had repeated the error of describing the "swastika" as having been used by the "Nazi Party."
Here is a letter that is often sent in regard to ignorant articles such as that described in the paragraph above: The Germans did not call the symbol a "swastika," they called it a "Hakenkreuz" or "hooked cross." The German group mentioned did not call themselves "Nazis," they were the National Socialist German Workers Party and called themselves "National Socialists." Thus, the terms "swastika" and "Nazi Party" in regard to that group at that time causes confusion for the un-informed. It also perpetuates ignorance about another fascinating point: the German symbol was sometimes used as crossed S-letters for "Socialism" under German National Socialism. See the work of the symbologist / cryptologist Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Swastika Secrets"). http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
Also see http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter4a1a3.html
The Pledge of Allegiance was published in The Youth’s Companion, September 8, 1892, p. 446, with this wording: “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands: one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”
The wording of the 1892 pledge was originally the twenty-two words above, but the word “to” preceding “the Republic” was added immediately after the first celebration. The First National Flag Conference, 1923, altered the wording from “my Flag” to “the Flag of the United States,” and the following year the Second National Flag Conference added “of America” to that phrase.—Miller, op. cit., pp. 156–58.
Public Law 79–287, December 28, 1945, made this officially the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Public Law 83–396, signed on Flag Day, June 14, 1954, added the phrase “under God.”
Someone else wrote -- Re: The Swastika in Canada:
"When I was a Cub Scout in the 70's, the "Heil" salute was still in use and practiced. Some of the older scout masters had the Swastika medals and in the earlier books we used they were still diagramed into the pages."
On April 13, 2009, news outlets quoted Justice Clarence Thomas stating “Or how can you not reminisce about a childhood where you began each day with the Pledge of Allegiance as little kids lined up in the schoolyard and then marched in two by two with a flag and a crucifix in each classroom?"
It is interesting to note that Justice Thomas did not mention if he used America's early stiff-arm salute for the pledge.
It is interesing that the cross was with the flag in every classroom, in that a similar practice had been followed under the National Socialist German Workers Party. In fact, German National Socialists did not call their symbol a "swastika," they called it a "Hakenkreuz" (hooked cross). It was also called a hooked cross in the USA. Thus, German National Socialists had a cross ON their flag and in their classrooms. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
And the salute used by German National Socialists originated decades earlier in the USA's Pledge of Allegiance, written by Francis Bellamy, a self-proclaimed socialists in the nationalism movement. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html
Bellamy wanted his Pledge of Allegiance to spread globally and that is why Bellamy's original pledge did not reference the "flag of the United States of America." Bellamy wrote his pledge so that it could be used in any country. He wanted to spread military socialism worldwide. Bellamy also organized a World Youth Congress in 1892. http://rexcurry.net/francis-bellamy-daily-gleaner-kingston-jamaica.jpg