The Pledge of Allegiance (& the military salute) was the
origin of Adolf Hitler's "Nazi" salute under the
National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis).
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.
The swastika, although an ancient symbol, was also used to
represent crossed "S" letters 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").
people have described the reservations as concentration
camps. Thus, the USA preceded V.I. Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Adolf
Hilter in the use of such camps. Later, Franklin Roosevelt
followed a similar path with the Civilian Conservation Corps
is disturbing to realize that during WWI (and before and after
WWI) when the U.S. fought Germany, the U.S. used the stiff-armed
salute and it was spreading outside of the Pledge of
Allegiance into more general use in the U.S., and it would be
adopted later by Germany in WWII (and the stiff-armed salute
continued to be used by the U.S. before, during and after
WWII, even though Congress attempted to change it to the
hand-over-the-heart in 1942. Not everyone in the U.S.
immediately dropped the traditional American stiff-armed salute
for the heart gesture merely because Congress suggested it).
linked photo shows how the USA's government schools taught the
stiff-arm salute to segregated native-americans on reservations.
The book "Adolf Hitler" by John Toland (Publisher:
Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York 1976) states:
"Hitler's concept of concentration camps as well as the
practicality of genocide owed much, so he claimed, to his studies
of English and United States history. He admired the camps for
Boer prisoners in South Africa and for the Indians in the wild
West; and often praised to his inner circle the efficiency of
America's extermination-by starvation and uneven combat-of the red
savages who could not be tamed by captivity." (Pg 702)
is disturbing to note that people were required by law to perform
the Pledge of Allegiance (and the stiff-armed salute) and were
persecuted for refusing (including expulsion, prosecution,
violence, children removed from parents, even lynchings).
the concept of the "Roman salute" did not exist when
Francis Bellamy wrote his pledge (and for decades thereafter) also
means that the concept of the "Roman salute" did not
exist when Jacques-Louis David lived and painted "Oath of the
Horatii" and thus David was NOT thinking of a real or
imagined "Roman salute" when he painted the Horatii,
nor did David ever use the term "Roman salute." In other
words, if one researches the earliest examples of the use of the
term/concept "Roman salute" it is recent, coming decades
after the Pledge of Allegiance's stiff-armed salute.
Horatii lie (that the painting was the origin of the "Roman
salute" myth) first appeared on Wikipedia, deliberately
fabricated by a liar to cover-up Dr. Curry's discovery that the
Pledge was the origin of the Nazi salute. In the painting, 3
brothers are reaching for weapons (and the two figures in back
are reaching with their left hands). The same liar who created the
Horatii lie had, until he was debunked, previously claimed that
the stiff-armed salute was an actual ancient Roman salute, and he
posted the lie that Roman statues displaying "adlocutio"
(a gesture made by a person speaking) showed the "ancient
Roman salute" that he claimed was adopted by Bellamy.
The newly substituted Horatii lie has been mindlessly repeated
by many people (as the adlocutio lie was repeated and still is)
because wakipedia glorifies itself as an encyclopedia, even though
it is merely an anonymous bulletin board where anyone can post
Bellamy never used the term "Roman salute" when
describing his pledge's salute and he was not influenced by
Jacques-Louis David's painting "Oath of the Horatii."
One reason why Francis Bellamy never used the term "Roman
salute" in any way is because the concept of the "Roman
salute" did not exist when Bellamy wrote his pledge and
for decades thereafter.
Bellamy clearly explained that his pledge began with a military
salute that was then extended out toward the flag. In practice,
the second gesture was performed palm-down with a stiff-arm
when the military salute was merely pointed out at the flag by
disinterested children forced to do Bellamy's robotic chanting
daily in government schools. That is the salute developed from
Francis Bellamy's Pledge of Allegiance and its use of the
military salute (and how the USA's Pledge salute led to the
Nazi salute). http://rexcurry.net/pledge_military.html
Germans...uh, REAL Americans...do what they're told (especially in
Smith, American: The title of the movie harkens to the "All
American" family, as shown in the 1942 movie, which includes the
early Pledge salute performed with the hand twisted somewhat in a
"cleaned up" version of the gesture in order to distance it
from that of the National Socialist German Workers Party, the enemy
in the movie "Joe Smith, American." At that time,
many Americans performed the Pledge using the the classic stiff-arm
palm-down gesture. 1942 is when Congress decided to try to change it
completely to the hand-over-the-heart. Many Americans did not care if
German Socialists were using the salute because many Americans said
it was "our salute" and "we did it first" and
that was totally correct. The USA was the origin of the
stiff-arm palm-down salute and mechanical chanting to flags en masse,
flag fetishism and military socialism, from 1892.
the flag on Fifth Avenue, New York, opposite the Union League Club
reviewing stand a "Wake Up, America" celebration. Thousands
marched in the procession; hundreds of thousands lined the great
thoroughfare and voiced their approval in a succession of cheers.
Circa 1917. It shows the early American Nazi salute, which was the
origin of the salute of German National Socialism under Adolf Hitler,
as shown in the discoveries of the historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of
"Pledge of Allegiance Secrets").
World War I Germans learned of the American use of the stiff-armed
salute, robotic chanting to flags, and the government's use of all of
the above to trick people into stupid wars. German National
Socialists even adopted a version of "Wake Up, America"
in "Deutschland Erwache!"
comparison to the above, see Norman Rockwell's "Saluting the
Flag" painting. It appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening
Post published May 12, 1917. A civil war veteran merely doffs his hat
in the painting, while a boy scout gives the scout's modified
military salute. Rockwell did not show out stretched arms in the
early American nazi salute.
Military personnel and boy scouts
and girl scouts continue to salute the flag in the initial manner
used during America's Nazi salute: the military salute. The
difference is that they no longer stretch the military salute
out toward the flag.
is disturbing to think that this Nazi stamp could have been a stamp
of the United States of America if the swastka flag symbol had been
replaced with the USA's flag.
What if the USA had created a stamp showing the early American
raised-arm salute from the Pledge of Allegiance? (The USA's
Pledge of Allegiance was the origin of the salute of Adolf Hitler's
German National Socialism, as shown by the historian Dr. Rex Curry,
author of "Swastika Secrets").