||PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG?
SOCIALISTS, ATHEISTS, IRONY & THE GOBITIS KIDS
Minersville School District v. Gobitis, 310 U.S. 586 (1940) & West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943). People similar to the Gobitas kids were being persecuted in Germany and the U.S. at the same time. The National Socialist German Workers' Party had been in existence since 1920 and had electoral breakthroughs in 1930 and dictatorship in 1933. Were Germans in the United States and in Germany inspired by forced flag fanaticism in the U.S. that led to cases such as Minersville/Gobitis, originating in 1935 and holding (up to and beyond the 1940 Supreme Court decision) that children could be persecuted for refusing the robotic chanting and the one-armed salute? Minersville/Gobitis was not overturned until the case of Barnette (1943).
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"). 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
OTHER COMMENTS ON THE TOPICS
Foreigner Behind Royalist Pledge Plot Dies at 97 By nojo at Stinque
The man who forced generations of schoolchildren to mumble in fear each morning died on Thanksgiving, more than a half-century after he brought McCarthyism to the classroom.
It was transplanted Glaswegian and Presbyterian mole George M. Docherty who in 1952 campaigned to get “Under God” added to the Pledge of Allegiance, fearing his 7-year-old son would roast in the pits of Hades, or worse, turn Commie, if he didn’t swear fealty to a mythical airborne foodstuff before spelling lessons:
“I didn’t know that the Pledge of Allegiance was, and he recited it, ‘one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,’” he recalled in an interview with The Associated Press in 2004. “I came from Scotland, where we said ‘God save our gracious queen,’ ‘God save our gracious king.’ Here was the Pledge of Allegiance, and God wasn’t in it at all.”
Docherty’s first sermon on the subject fell on heathen Harry Truman’s deaf ears. But a second attempt at Constitutional subversion in 1954 found Seventh Commandment violator Dwight D. Eisenhower in the pews, and by Flag Day that year Ike signed the revised Pledge into law.
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
Docherty was right. He was wrong when he thought that altering the pledge solved the problem. The President (Eisenhower) and Congress were wrong along with Docherty. But that was the case nearly every time they made any decision at all about anything.
Docherty was right that the pledge was consistent with the deadly dogma of socialism under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the Peoples Republic of China and the National Socialist German Workers Party (the pledge was the origin of the stiff-armed salute adopted later under German national socialism, as shown by the historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets"). http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance.jpg
American national socialists (e.g. Francis Bellamy and Edward Bellamy) influenced the National Socialist German Workers Party, its dogma, symbols and rituals. http://rexcurry.net/stopthepledge.html
This is why references to God on money and in the pledge of allegiance were added in the 1950s because of a single pastor who preached that America had to demonstrate that it’s totally different from those godless socialists. It is entirely consistent with "Christian Socialism" preached by the Bellamys and their ilk. It is as if the Bellamys and there ilk intended no difference between the USA's socialist police state and that of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, other than the phrase "under God."
"As a child, I remember seeing footage of school children in the USSR pledging allegiances to their country. This footage was always shown in the context of look at this scary country brainwashing their children. I always wondered what was the difference in what my class was doing everyday?" - a fan.
From "Death and Taxes" blog by npetrikov
December 02, 2008
Tyranny, in the Good Ol' Orwellian Fashion
The Rev. George M. Docherty has cashed in his chips. I, for one, must temper my grief for the death of this unwitting friend of tyranny.
And why do I call him so? Because he induced that pack o' ho's that we call Congress to add the phrase under God to the Pledge of Allegiance. I don't object to the phrase because it twists an affirmation of Caesar that every American can endorse into an affirmation of the Deity that some Americans cannot, although that is what it does; nor do I object to it because it turns the phrase one nation indivisible into one that is either meaningless or redundant, although it does that, too; nor do I object to it because it destroys the beautiful rhythm of the original, although it also does that. No, I object to it, because it represents an assertion of power on the part of the aforesaid pack o' ho's that scares the living daylights out of me.
Nowhere in the United States Constitution is the power given to Congress to re-write works of authorship. The man who wrote the Pledge, whom I shall call Francis Bellamy for the sake of convenience, is an author. The same, in essence, if not in stature, as Shakespeare, Dante or St. John. What he wrote is what he wrote. Neither he nor any other author should have his work re-written by the State to suit itself. If the State doesn't like Mr. Bellamy's Pledge, let the State write its own dam' Pledge!
I could fulminate for pages, but it is enough to say that what Congress did is what the Ministry of Truth would have done in the same circumstances.
Here's the real Pledge. Paste it in the lining of your hat:
I pledge allegiance to my flag
and the republic for which it stands:
one nation indivisible
with liberty and justice for all.
|Pledge of Allegiance in
frightening images & articles at http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html
For fascinating information about symbolism see http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
Hear audio on worldwide radio at http://rexcurry.net/audio-rex-curry-podcast-radio.html