MILITARY SALUTES PROTOCOL ETIQUETTE HISTORY, MILITARISM, MARTIAL LAW, THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX & THE SOCIALIST SALUTE TO THE FLAG
Pledge of Allegiance http://rexcurry.net/nazi%20salute%205.jpg photograph http://rexcurry.net/nazi%20salute%208.jpg Nazi salutes
The U.S. origins of the Hitlergruß, Adolf's Hitlergruss, origin of Heil Hitler, & origin of Sieg Heil from
Francis Bellamy, Leon Trotsky, Edward Bellamy, and Looking Backward

Military Salutes Protocol, Militarism, Military Industrial Complex 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).
http://rexcurry.net/45th-infantry-division-swastika-sooner-soldiers.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
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 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BssWWZ3XEe4


Military salutes protocol, etiquette, history, military-industrial complex, pledging allegiance to the flag, Nazism, fascism, militarism, socialism


The Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag originally began with a military salute that was then extended out toward the flag. In practice the second gesture was performed palm down. That is how the Pledge of Allegiance (and the military salute) became the origin of the salute adopted decades later by the National Socialist German Workers Party.  http://rexcurry.net/pledge_military.html

During that time, there were many Americans in the military who were familiar with the Pledge of Allegiance (or had grown up performing it). Many of those people were also alive when the stiff-arm salute was adopted by the National Socialist German Workers Party. There must have been many people who understood the relationship. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BssWWZ3XEe4

Of course, there were many Americans who performed the military salute before it became part of the Pledge of Allegiance.
http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html

The historical reality of American history might give knowledgeable people today a different perspective whenever they view the military salute performed Americans.  The military salute was how the pledge originally began and it all led to disturbing results.


The Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag originally began with a military salute.
http://rexcurry.net/military-socialism-militarism-socialist-complex.html

The Pledge was written by Francis Bellamy, and he was a big fan of the military, as was his cousin and cohort Edward Bellamy, the famous author of the book "Looking Backward."
 http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html

They called their philosophy "military socialism."  They wanted all of society to ape the military. The pledge was created to promote the militarization of the most socialistic institution - government schools (socialized schools) in order to create an "industrial army."  Bellamyite socialists gave the U.S. its military-industrial complex. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BssWWZ3XEe4

In the late 1800s, flags were not as widely flown as they are today. While flags flew daily over military installations, schools were not one of the venues where flags were seen. http://rexcurry.net/pledge_military.html

Francis Bellamy made schools for children more like military bases. His militant behavior required even the youngest children to stand in military formation and mechanically chant the Pledge.

The pledge began with a military salute for the phrase "I pledge allegiance" and then for the rest of the chant the arm was extended outward to a straight-arm salute.  It was the origin of the salute of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
 http://rexcurry.net/pledge1.html

The self-proclaimed socialist Francis Bellamy created the salute and pledge in 1892.  His use of government schools to promote socialist militarism was a monstrous example to the world for decades.  His dogma inspired militarism worldwide, including the countries of the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): 62 million killed under the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 49 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; 21 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
 http://rexcurry.net/socialists.html  

All later socialists who adopted the straight-arm salute (e.g. the National Socialist German Workers' Party) knew that the salute was being used in government schools in the U.S. to promote the military-socialism complex. The swastika, although an ancient symbol, was also used sometimes to represent meshed "S" letters for "socialism" under the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html

Jewish children were forced to perform the socialist straight-arm salute in government schools in the U.S. long before the National Socialist German Workers' Party existed, and for years thereafter while the horrid party tried to impose socialism everywhere. For more info on the monstrous National Socialist German Workers' Party see http://rexcurry.net/swastikamain.html

Government schools (socialist schools) expelled children who did not perform the original salute and pledge to the U.S. flag.

Bellamy belonged to a group known for "Nationalism," whose members wanted the federal government to nationalize most of the domestic economy. He saw government schools as a means to that end.   It was a view later shared in the military-socialist complex of the socialist trio of atrocities.

In his Pledge of Allegiance, Francis Bellamy is expressing the ideas of his first cousin, Edward Bellamy, author of the American socialist utopian novels, Looking Backward (1888) and Equality (1897).

Bellamy’s “Looking Backward” is about a man who sleeps from 1887 until the year 2000.  The United States has become one giant socialist monopoly (excuse the redundancy). The book openly portrays men treated as military draftees, from the age of twenty-one until the age of forty-five, in the U.S.’s industrial army.  Before the age of twenty-one, men attend one enormous school system of government schools that are an integral part of creating the industrial army in the socialist system. Bellamy’s glorification of the military includes government assignment of all jobs.  Everyone is issued ration cards which are used to draw goods from government storehouses. Everyone is forced to have only the same amount in value annually.

Of course, all of the preceding is portrayed as a dandy utopia just as it was in the military socialist complex of the socialist trio of atrocities and elsewhere. 

The book was translated into 20 foreign languages.  It was popular among the elite in pre-revolutionary Russia, and was even read by Lenin's wife. John Dewey and the historian Charles Beard intended to praise the book by stating that it was matched in influence only by Das Kapital.
                           
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    http://rexcurry.net is proud to be the first to use the phrases "military-socialist complex" and "military-socialism complex" on the internet, according to searches of the web and groups.


 
Military Salutes Photograph, Sieg Heil, Heil Hitler, Hitlergruss must stop in the Pledge of Allegiance & its militarism

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      

Did Bellamy foresee soviet-style rationing, or did he inspire it?  

Bellamy’s is the same socialist naivete that resulted in two famines engineered by Societ Socialism in the Ukraine from 1921-22 and 1932-33. Seven million persons perished from 1932-33 in the famine that resulted in Europe’s “breadbasket” after the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics imposed collectivist land management in the Ukraine. By the spring of 1933, an estimated 25,000 people died every day in the Ukraine.  It is the same socialist naivete that resulted in 27 million people starving to death in 1958 in the so-called “Great Leap Forward” in China.  Was the “Great Leap Forward” inspired by “Looking Backward”?  Did Bellamy foresee the military-socialist complex of the socialist trio of atrocities, or did he help inspire them?

Bellamy proposed the original socialist salute and the pledge after he joined the staff of the magazine "Youth's Companion."  Bellamy believed that the best way to promote socialism was by removing children from their parents and placing them in socialized schools (government schools) and other youth groups.  It was a view later shared in the military-socialist complex of the socialist trio of atrocities.

The salute and pledge were created by Bellamy to promote socialism among the youth in the most socialistic institution  -government schools (socialized schools). When the U.S. Constitution was written, children received private educations.  Bellamy lived during the time when schools were becoming socialized heavily in the United States. 

Socialists use a sense of belonging to seduce people.  Socialist schools (government schools) are used to destroy individuality with regimentation and military-style submission (by children and their parents) to the commands of  government.  Bellamy had often lectured on the so-called "virtues of socialism and the evils of capitalism."  It was a modus operandi later shared in the military-socialist complex of the socialist trio of atrocities.

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the National Socialist German Workers' Party demonstrated the full-blown military-socialism complex when they became allies in starting WWII and invading Poland, and thereafter (in 1946) the U.S. flag's socialist salute was merely altered, and the socialist pledge remained.  Both the pledge and the salute should have been dropped.

The U.S. is still an oddball in the world for the bizarre socialism of a pledge and salute to a flag, all because of a socialist and socialized schools.  And government schools started it in 1892.   

It all helps explain how the U.S., and the world, have suffered so much sick socialism.

It helps explain why the U.S. sends militia all over the world and tries to impose militant authoritarianism globally and domestically.

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It is worth noting that Americans still use the greeting "hello" as they did then, and it is related to the German greeting "Heil" and thus to "Heil Hitler."  The term "hello" is used for hailing people and is related to the phrase "Hail to the chief," and to these words: hail, heal, health. It is also related to the term "salud," meaning "health," and thus to the term "salute" and the act of saluting, which included the manner of saying "hello."

military-socialist image salute to the U.S. flag

U.S. MILITARY USED STIFF-ARM "NAZI" SALUTE FIRST

The Nazi salute originated in America from the military salute and the Pledge of Allegiance, according to the historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets"). 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 Socialists.
http://rexcurry.net/military-socialism-militarism-socialist-complex.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 chanted.

Civilians also used the stiff-armed salute in the same manner.
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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.
http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html

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 consequence, the USA set a bad example for a long time.
http://rexcurry.net/45th-infantry-division-swastika-sooner-soldiers.html

The world observed the U.S. military personnel delivering the straight-arm salute to the flag before WWI, during WWI, after WWI, up to WWII and for up to 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 promote the hand-over-the-heart gesture.

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The 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."

Also see http://rexcurry.net/military-salute-socialism-pledge-allegiance.jpg
military salute image socialism pledge of allegiance

THE SALUTE ABOVE IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE MODERN HAND-OVER-THE-HEART GESTURE IN THE PLEDGE?

The hand-over-the-heart in the Pledge of Allegiance is supposed to be the military salute (to the chest) according to photographic evidence in new research. http://rexcurry.net/pledge-of-allegiance-images.html

Even today the military salute at the chest complies with "the right hand over the heart" dictated under the law that Congress passed. The chest-military salute may have been the original intent of people who supported "the right hand over the heart" legislation. A photograph of the military salute at the chest is at
http://rexcurry.net/military-salute-socialism-pledge-allegiance.jpg

The original Pledge of Allegiance began with the classic military salute (to the forehead) that was then extended out toward the flag. It was the origin of the stiff-arm salute adopted later by the National Socialist German Workers Party, as shown by the historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets").
http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance.jpg

The Pledge's  initial military salute was sometimes modified because some educrats thought it was disrespectful for children to mimic the military. 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 http://rexcurry.net/military-socialism-pledgeofallegiance1899.jpg 

It 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.

Congress 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.

Research 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" phrase.

The military salute at the chest is consistent with Bellamy's original intent to use the military salute as his initial gesture. Francis Bellamy and his cousin Edward Bellamy called their dogma "Military Socialism." They wanted all of society to ape the military. That was the purpose of putting flags over every school and ordering mechanical chanting in military formation daily. A video documentary explains more at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BssWWZ3XEe4

The "swastika building" at the Navy's Coronado Seabees Barracks in California is an odd reminder of the Bellamy dogma. http://rexcurry.net/military-socialism-militarism-socialist-complex.html

The same people who say that Bellamy would have opposed changes to the words of his Pledge, would agree that Bellamy would have opposed changes to the gesture of his Pledge.

The military salute at the chest is consistent with the military mentality of Congress when the current gesture was enacted in 1942. The U.S. had entered the war (passed 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 day). http://rexcurry.net/pledge_military.html

For more on that see the Journal of education, Volumes 125-126 page 226 by American Institute of Instruction, Boston University. School of Education 1942 "It was taken up as a salute and repeated daily by the schools throughout the country and for some years was known as the 'Bellamy Salute.'"

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' Party.
http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html

The military salute is a sign of submission to a superior officer / commanding officer (in this case the flag / government) whose orders must be obeyed without question. The Pledge fits the USA's police state, which continues to expand and grow in power. http://rexcurry.net/1n1.gif

Those historical facts explain the enormous size and scope of government today, the USA's growing police state, and its aggressive military socialism. They are reasons for massive reductions in government, taxation, spending, debt, and socialism.

Military Socialism http://rexcurry.net/military-socialism-pledgeofallegiance1899.jpg
military socialism photograph pledge of allegiance 1899
The Pledge's  initial military salute was sometimes modified because some educrats thought it was disrespectful for children to mimic the military. A modified version existed in 1899 (see photos below) and it began with the military salute from the chest and then extended outward in the stiff-arm salute. It 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.
 http://rexcurry.net/military-socialism-pledgeofallegiance1899.jpg 

Also see http://rexcurry.net/military-salute-socialism-pledge-allegiance.jpg

Even today the military salute from the chest complies with "the right hand over the heart" dictated under the current vague law that Congress passed. Congress was so vague that some people (especially those people who were already performing the military salute from the chest) interpreted the "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. Some people believe that the current hand-cupping-the-breast is NOT the correct gesture, as originally intended, that the chest-military-salute IS what was intended when "Congress" (or its ghostwriter) penned the current "hand-over-the-heart" phrase, as that is more consistent with Bellamy's original intent to use the military salute, and it is more consistent with the military mentality of Congress when the current gesture was enacted after the U.S. had entered the war (it was enacted years after WWII had already begun, and a year after the U.S. had entered WWII. The Pearl Harbor attack had occurred on December 7, 1941, the U.S. declared war the following day). 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 (Exact rules for use and display of the flag at 36 U.S.C. 173-178,  as well as associated sections at 36 U.S.C. 171) . . 

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' Party. http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html

Francis Bellamy and his cousin Edward Bellamy called their dogma "Military Socialism." The "swastika building" at the Navy's Coronado Seabees Barracks in California is an odd reminder of the dogma.
http://rexcurry.net/military-socialism-militarism-socialist-complex.html

The military salute is a sign of submission to a superior officer / commanding officer (in this case the flag / government) whose orders must be obeyed without question. The Pledge fits the USA's police state, which continues to expand and grow in power. http://rexcurry.net/1n1.gif
military salute image socialism pledge of allegiance

BEES: "Another neighbor, a patriarchal old Englishman with a white beard, kept a great stand of bees. I remember his incessant drumming on a tin pan to marshal them when they were swarming, and myself as idly wondering who first discovered that this was the thing to do, and why the bees should fall in with it. It struck me that if the bees were as intelligent as bees are cracked up to be, instead of mobilising themselves for old man Reynolds's benefit, they would sting him soundly and then fly off about their business. I always think of this when I see a file of soldiers, wondering why the sound of a drum does not incite them to shoot their officers, throw away their rifles, go home, and go to work." -- Albert Jay Nock

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BEDBUGS: The US Military Is Crazy as a Bedbug, And characterized by vaguely sadomasochistic submissiveness. Article by Fred Reed.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/reed/reed167.html

In re Afghanistan, why, you might ask, is the world's hugest, expensivest, most begadgeted military unable to defeat a few thousand angry tribesmen armed with AKs and RPGs?

Easy: Character. The men running the war are mentally the wrong ones to do it.

Think about this for a moment. Suppose that your boss at the lab or law firm or newsroom demanded that, when he entered the room, you leapt spasmodically
to your feet, stood rigidly erect with your feet at a forty-five degree angle like a congenitally deformed duck, and stared straight ahead until he
gave you permission to relax. You would think, correctly, that he was crazy as a bedbug. If he then required reporters to stand in a square so he could
inspect their belt buckles, you would either figure he was a gay blade or call for a struggle buggy and some big orderlies. This weird posturing is
not normal, nor are those it appeals to.

Suppose you showed up for freshman orientation at Princeton and your professors bellowed at the tops of their voices, three inches from your
face, "Your shoes ain't shined good, puke. Get down and give me fifty." (Pushups, that is, which in the military doesn't mean the better sort of
bra.) You would decide that the loon had lost whatever mind he had ever had, and call Domino's for a cheese pizza, double Haldol.

Should you be so unwary as to suggest the foregoing in print, the response will usually be that militaries need discipline. True, and so do newspapers.
However, there is a distinction between discipline and ritualized lunacy. At every publication for which I have worked, the editor was clearly and
absolutely in charge. Yet I, seldom senior, could say, "Yeah, Wes, but if we do that, won't thus-and-so bad thing happen?" His decision was law, but he
was happy to hear from subordinates, who might know something he didn't. Editors do not require vaguely sadomasochistic submissiveness.

This hoopla is not of use in combat. The Taliban seem to be doing rather well. Do you suppose their commanders check their beds to be sure that a
quarter will bounce from their blankets?

Now, what kind of kid wants to go for robot training at West Point or boat
school at Annapolis? Statistically these kids are bright, gregarious,
"motivated" (a favorite military word), athletic, perhaps Eagle Scouts.
Psychologically they want (need?) to live under a regime of rigid conformity
and obedience that would appear as absurd as it is if we were not accustomed
to seeing it among soldiers. That is, they are autoselected not to think for
themselves or question decisions from above. They are exactly what
universities exist not to produce.

The service academies reinforce these unfortunate characteristics. Their
schooling consists of four years of learning what to think, not how to
think. There are hours of running in formation ("If I die on the Russian
front.."), close-order drill, manual of arms ("Hen-spection.harms!"). Why?
There is no military value in being able to shift your rifle from shoulder
to shoulder crisply. Like the endless inspections of everything, all of this
participation in the hive inculcates groupishness and a curious sense of
safety in conformity.

The effects are remarkable and, from a standpoint of civilization,
undesirable. Large authoritarian organizations make easier the
compartmentalization of morality. A colonel typically will be a good
neighbor, civic-minded, responsible, unlikely to steal your silverware or
kick your dog. If the Pentagon tells him to bomb a city he has never heard
of and has no reason to bomb, killing people who pose no threat to him, he
will. He feels no individual responsibility for atrocious behavior ordered
from above. "I vas only followink orders," the Nuremberg defense, is the
bedrock of military ethics, if any.

Men trained in conformist obedience can work marvels. They just don't care
whether the marvel is good or evil. If you need to handle some vast natural
disaster, call on the military. They have the manpower, the aircraft, the
medics, the co-operation to get things done now. They will stay on their
feet for forty-eight hours without sleep. They take the "mission" (another
favorite military word) seriously.

What they do not do particularly well is wage war. Why? Because they have in
their minds a view of war that is partly that of offensive linemen - you
close with the enemy and destroy him - and partly martial romanticism. They
speak of duty, honor, country, bravery, fallen comrades, proving oneself.
Military history is rife with silly pageantry, nobility of spirit, glorious
charges, and impracticality. Having been trained to think rigidly, they do.

Before Agincourt, there were things the French might profitably have learned
about long bows, but didn't bother because chivalry didn't concern itself
with peasants. It was the glory of the thing, not whether they were
committing suicide. English generals killed 20,000 young Brits in one day at
the Somme; they hadn't compared the ideas in their heads with then-current
military reality (such as that infantry charges over long distances against
massed machine guns, artillery, and barbed wire are not especially
productive, unless you manufacture embalming fluid). Authoritarian
group-think, love of ritual, romanticism, inattention: not a happy brew.

Further, military service encourages an often-catastrophic sense of
masculine potency. Running in formation with fifty other men
("lef-rye-lef-rye-lef-rye-layeff..") or watching a fighter cat-shot from a
carrier deck - the thrill is gonadal, appealing to something deep in the
male psyche, a challenge flung at life. It is wonderful, but not a sound
basis for judgement.

A consequence is a tendency for militaries of the First World to gravely
overestimate themselves, and thus underestimate their enemies. This is why
they usually expect wars to be far shorter and cheaper than they turn out to
be. As recent examples, the French did not expect those slanty-eyed little
zipperheads (les jaunes) to win in Viet Nam, nor did the Pentagon have any
idea they the US could possibly lose 60,000 dead and the war in that
country, Iraq would be a cakewalk, and those louse-infested towel-heads in
Afghanistan had no hope against American swoosh-kerpows. The US military in
particular has a compulsory can-do attitude, with slogans like "The
difficult we can do today, the impossible takes a bit longer." This
substitution of morale for comprehension is regularly disastrous.

Having no idea what they are getting into is almost doctrine among
professional officers. A major does not become a colonel by saying,
"General, the French didn't do all that well at Dien Bien Phu. Maybe we
ought to, you know, do something else. We could invade Vanuatu."

America's problem is not that its generals prepare for the last war, but
that they don't prepare for it, and then fight it again the same way.

October 27, 2009 - Fred Reed is author of Nekkid in Austin: Drop Your Inner Child Down a Well and A Brass Pole in Bangkok: A Thing I Aspire to Be. His latest book is Curmudgeing Through Paradise: Reports from a Fractal Dung Beetle. Visit his blog.  Copyright © 2009 Fred Reed


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Bellamy used military hierarchy in his dystopia. To wit: "The line of promotion for the meritorious lies through three grades to the officer’s grade, and thence up through the lieutenancies to the captaincy or foremanship, and superintendency or colonel’s rank. Next, with an intervening grade in some of the larger trades, come the general of the guild, under whose immediate control all the operations of the trade are conducted. This officer is at the head of the national bureau representing his trade, and is responsible for its work to the administration. The general of his guild holds a splendid position, and one which amply satisfies the ambition of most men, but above his rank... is that of the chifs of the ten great departments, or groups of allied trades. The chiefs of these ten grand divisions of the industrial arm may be compared to your commanders of army corps, or lieutenant-generals, each having from a dozen to a score of generals of separate guilds reporting to him. Above these ten great officers, who form his council, is the general-in-chief, who is the President of the United States."

Bellamy's nightmare inspired Trotsky’s goal to "militarize labor" in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (after the Civil War in Russia in 1921), and the system of Soviet socialist central planning that Stalin imposed in 1929 that expanded the ranks of the Prison Gulag by tens of millions, and the systme of socialist central planning that Hitler imposed under the National Socialist German Workers Party, and the socialist planning impoased by Mao in the Peoples' Republic of China.

It led to the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): 62 million killed under the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 49 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; 21 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party. http://rexcurry.net/socialists.html  

Trotsky's first government post in the R.S.F.S.R. was as commissar of foreign affairs. In 1918 he became commissar of war, organizing the Soviet Socialist Army.

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For more information about how the dogma of Military Socialism from Edward Bellamy harmed Americans see
Militarism, Marital Law, & the Military-Socialist complex http://rexcurry.net/pledge_military.html
45th Infantry Division and the American Swastika http://rexcurry.net/45th-infantry-division-swastika-sooner-soldiers.html
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Hitler Youth, Young Pioneers and American Military Socialism http://rexcurry.net/pledge-of-allegiance-scouting.html

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The post card above is circa 1906 and was produced by Raphael Tuck & Sons "Educational Series of Post Cards #404" and on the front shows a U.S. Army Major General and on the back of the postcard is advertising for Boy Scouts Shoes with a Swastika symbol and stating "Possessors of this good luck 'Boy Scouts' Emblem, only attached to each pair of Excelsior 'Boy Scouts' shoes prepare to be (see other side)" referencing that lads should turn over the card and prepare to be Major Generals in the U.S. Army as shown in the image. The card also provides a job description for a Major General, including pay: "$8000 a year, in addition to the allowance for quarters, light and heat. Upon retirement (at age of 62), he receives $6000 per annum." This overall gist of the card is in keeping with the Military Socialism dogma touted by Edward Bellamy.

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An excerpt from "The 'Value' of Public Schooling" by Jacob G. Hornberger, Posted February 21, 2007
http://www.fff.org/freedom/fd0611a.asp

Public schooling is much like the military. What is the first thing that the military does to new recruits? No, not teach them to fight or kill. That comes later. First comes boot camp, a seemingly nonsensical period of time in which soldiers are ordered to drop down for pushups at the whim of an officer. Soldiers learn to march together in unison, mastering such movements as right-face and left-face. They’re taught to respond without hesitation with “Yes, sir” and “No, sir” to an officer barking questions a few inches away from their face.

Why? Why does the military spend time teaching those things to new soldiers? After all, none of them comes in very handy once the actual fighting begins.

The reason is very simple: to mold each person’s mindset into one of strict conformity and obedience. That is, higher-ups in the military know that if they can compel a person to do something as ridiculous and nonsensical as a right-face and a left-face, then there is a greater likelihood that that person will obey other orders without question.

Or if a person can be taught to obey orders to march in unison within a group of people, all of whom are wearing the same uniform, there is a strong likelihood that such a person will lose his sense of individuality and instead simply consider himself part of the collective.

That is the real value of military boot camp ­ it very quickly eliminates all notions of individuality within the human being and makes him feel that conformity and obedience are the only acceptable states of mind.

In principle, the public-schooling system is no different, although government officials have a much longer period of time ­ 12 years ­ in which to accomplish the same task ­ produce mindsets of conformity and obedience.

That’s not only what compulsory-attendance laws are all about but also the manner in which public schools are operated.

Compulsory-attendance laws are, in principle, no different from the compulsory draft that the military employs.

In the draft system, the government sends a notice to a citizen commanding him to appear at a military installation for compulsory service in the military. If the citizen refuses, he faces criminal indictment, prosecution, conviction, imprisonment, and fine.

In the public-school system, families are required to submit their children to a state-approved education. While this encompasses attendance at state-approved private schools and homeschooling, for most families compulsory-attendance laws mean sending their children into public schools in their neighborhood for education. Those families who refuse to submit their children to a state-approved education face the same things that draft resisters face: criminal indictment, prosecution, conviction, imprisonment, and fine.

Equally important, the operation of public schools tends to produce the same type of mindset that the military produces ­ one of conformity and obedience to state authority. Just as in the military, the student is taught to conform to what some people would ordinarily consider nonsensical rules and regulations that bear no relationship to a genuine love of learning.

For example, consider the rigid class schedules that are imposed in public schools. All students are required to attend a daily series of 50-minute classes addressing several different subjects. When the bell rings at the end of one class, the student is expected to immediately proceed to the next class. If he fails to arrive on time, he is punished. Never mind that he might not be interested in the subject matter of the next class or that he might want to stay and talk with other students or the teacher about a subject that he is genuinely interested in. That doesn’t matter. What matters is that he respond to the bells and obey.

That rigidity, conformity, and obedience may be perfectly suitable for some types of people, just as the military way of life is perfectly suitable for some types of people. The problem, however, is that not everyone is suited to that way of life. For those who are more individualistic, more free-spirited, the public-school experience becomes a long, 12-year battle in which the military-like school system tends toward grinding away at the natural sense of individualism and independence that characterize those students, a process that such students naturally resist.

For example, suppose a student says to his public-school administrators, “I absolutely love playing the piano. I am totally uninterested in math, chemistry, and a foreign language. Therefore, I have made the decision to stay in music class six hours every day for the next three months and take no other classes.”

How would the public-school administrator respond? He would laugh outloud at such an audacious statement. He would firmly tell the student to follow the class schedule that the school has provided him . . . or else. In earlier years, the student would have even faced a paddling with a “board of education” if he insisted on skipping regularly scheduled, mandatory classes to play the piano.

One might respond that the student has the choice of dropping out of public school and receiving his state-approved education from a private school or through homeschooling. The problem, however, is that most private schools have the same rigid-type curriculum system that public schools have. After all, private schools must be approved by the state in order to meet the standard of a “state-approved” education. Moreover, many parents simply lack the competence or time to homeschool.

Under a free-market educational system, however, each family would be free to fashion the education that would fit each child in the family. If a child said, “I want to do nothing but play the piano for the next six months and study nothing else,” that would be up to the family, not the state. And before someone says, “It would be irresponsible for a family to educate the child in that way,” reflect on the fact that many students travel abroad each summer to study nothing but a foreign language and that they study that language for several hours every single day for several weeks at a time. No math or science classes. Just the foreign language.

The point is that in the compulsory state system, the military-like way of learning is imposed on everyone, even those who are not suited for that way of life. The result is an endless battle in which individualistic students come to hate school and learning in general.

In a noncoerced educational system ­ that is, one in which the state is not involved in any way ­ the family controls the educational environment of its children. Thus, if a child says, “I think I’ll just go fishing today and reflect on the ideas and philosophies I’ve been studying,” the parents are free to say, “That sounds like an exciting idea.” If the student tries that in the state system, he will be told, “Try it and you’ll find yourself in detention for the next three weeks.”

What happens to those public-school students who rebel against the military-like regimentation that characterizes public schools? Government administrators make them feel like something is wrong with them. Even worse, they convince their parents that something is wrong with them. The students are sent to school psychiatrists who diagnose mental disorders such as “attention deficit disorder.”

Think about how a new military recruit who announced “I’m going fishing today instead of learning how to march” would be treated. Would not everyone in his unit think he was crazy? That’s the same way school administrators would feel about the student who said the same thing. He’d be considered crazy ­ or at least distracted. Of course, in the mind of the state official, the malady is nothing that drugs, such as Ritalin, can’t cure. Given the right dosage of drugs, over time the mind of the recalcitrant, independent-minded student will be molded in the “proper” way, especially over the 12 long years that the state has control over him.

MILITARY SALUTE ETIQUETTE http://rexcurry.net/edward%20bellamy.jpg MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX & President Dwight Eisenhower
Military-Industrial Complex, President Dwight Eisenhower, Edward Bellamy, Industrial Army, Military Socialism
MARTIAL LAW http://rexcurry.net/edward%20bellamy.jpg President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Long ago, Edward Bellamy and Francis Bellamy spread the "industrial army," and "military socialism," military salutes and the Pledge of Allegiance. It was so long ago that President Dwight D. Eisenhower earned a C- grade and a tardy mark for saying "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
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It explains the USA's military socialism and how the government is able to spend so much to create American Manchurian candidates and send young people to kill and die globally and maintain a domestic police-state to perpetuate it. http://rexcurry.net/pledgewonschik.html

It is odd to note Eisenhower's impact on the pledge: He shares blame for putting "under God" in the pledge. The Reverend George M. Docherty, pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, gave a sermon attended by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. "There is something missing in the pledge," said the Reverend, "something that is the characteristic and definitive factor in the American way of life... [A]part from the mention of the phrase, 'the United States of America,' it could be the pledge of any republic. In fact, I could hear little Muscovites repeat a similar pledge to their hammer-and-sickle flag in Moscow." http://rexcurry.net/pledgegobitas.html

Also: In 1956, President Eisenhower replaced the National Motto "E Pluribus, Unum" ("Out of Many, One") with "In God we Trust". "E Pluribus, Unum" was the original National Motto, supported by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. A motto that spoke to uniting citizens of all religions and creeds (as well as those without any faith) for 180 years, was replaced by a motto that divides.

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MILITARY SALUTE PROTOCOL Swastika, Industrial Army
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Here is evidence of another method via which the early American "nazi" salute was imported into Germany as early as 1912. The Outlook, Volume 102‎ - Page 366 in 1912: "The Party moved on, and the Spectator had almost forgotten the incident when, years later, he learned that it had borne fruit - it had set a fashion, started a tradition. For since that time, so he is told, the Americans in Heidelberg always salute their flag where it hangs before the office of their Consul."
The reference can be found in Google books.

DUMBFOUNDING: The book "Salute: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases" by Inc Icon Group International 2008 repeats the Roman salute myth/lie by citing wikipedia! And it was published in 2008 years after the Roman salute myth/lie had been debunked, yet the publication slavishly repeated the wikipedia propaganda. See the reference to the Webster's book in google books.

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Pledge of Allegiance photograph Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia not a Roman Salute, Edward Bellamy, Francis Bellamy, Swastika

SWASTIKA Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Socialist Swastika !



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