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Miller passively mentions that Bellamy's original salute to the flag
was a straight arm salute. If you're reading this sentence - there's a good
chance you are - it is probably the first time you have read about the
original salute to the U.S. flag. Miller has only one historic photo of
the original straight-arm salute and it is so poor that one wonders whether
it was intended to cover-up the truth. There are at least two other photos
of other flag gestures in Miller's book that are much clearer. The author's
neglect in this area is one reason why she did not make the news-breaking
discovery that the pledge of allegiance was the origin of the salute of the
horrid National Socialist German Workers' Party, as exposed by Dr. Rex Curry.
The common claim that it was an old Roman salute is a myth.
It makes more sense to say that the salute was "Roman" in that Francis
Bellamy was from Rome, N.Y. and he (and others about Rome, N.Y.) sometimes
used the term "Roman" to refer to hometown activity and people.
The author is somewhat biased, and similar to all socialists, she wants
to attribute only good results to the influence of Bellamy's socialism, no
bad results. She ascribes no blame to Bellamy for the monstrous National
Socialist German Workers' Party, despite the similarities in Bellamy's philosophy.
Francis Bellamy was a self-proclaimed National Socialist in the U.S. Unless
I missed it, Miller never mentions the National Socialist German Workers'
Party once in her book, nor it's hackneyed abbreviation (Nazi). Did she
forget? An easy way to remember that Nazis were self-proclaimed socialists
is that the swastika resembles two "S" letters overlapping and the Nazis
often used stylized "S" lettering in their symbols.
Miller is weak in explicating how Francis Bellamy and his cousin and
cohort, Edward Bellamy, wanted government to take over all schools as a socialist
monopoly, end all of the better alternatives, and use government schools
to produce an "industrial army" (a Bellamy term) explicitly modeled upon
the military in order to nationalize the economy and create a society of
totalitarian socialism as described in the book "Looking Backward" by Edward
Bellamy. It explains the modern Military-Socialist complex. The Bellamy boys
actively promoted what they called "military socialism."
Miller doesn't explore Bellamy's influence or the pledge's influence
upon the hate-spewing radical paramilitary societies created in the Union
of Soviet Socialist Republics (62 million dead), the People's Republic of
China (35 million dead), and the horrid National Socialist German Workers'
Party (21 million dead). (Death tolls from Professor R. J. Rummel's book
"Death by Government" which is also available).
There are some gems in that Miller shows that Bellamy thought of his
"Nationalism" philosophy as synonymous with Christianity. Here is a direct
quote from Bellamy "How I lectured and preached the socialistic cult we started!"
Research by the journalist Rex Curry revealed that that there is no copy
of the infamous speech (Jesus the Socialist) that helped toss Bellamy from
the ministry and helped earn him a reputation as a religious wacko. However,
the closest one can come to bits and pieces of that speech is here in Miller's
It is odd that Miller says next to nothing about the "under God" phrase
that was added to the pledge in 1954. Francis Bellamy died in 1931. Miller's
book was published in 1976. Miller died in 1984. While it is true that the
first pledge did not contain the phrase "under God," the accompanying articles
for the first Pledge program did contain many religious references, and as
previously stated, Bellamy was a religious wacko. A historic discovery may
have just been made in that the phrase "under God" is in Bellamy's original
article/speech next to the first Pledge (Youth's Companion, September 8,
1892, and see the article therein "The Meaning of the Four Centuries." A recent
search of the internet indicated only one source on the internet for Bellamy's
The book suggests that Bellamy was an advertising pioneer. It
would make more sense to say that Bellamy was a propaganda pioneer, with
success comparable to Leni Riefenstahl.
Other books that explain more about Edward Bellamy and the horrid influence
of Bellamy ideas worldwide have been written by Sylvia Bowman.
The court case of Frank Herbert Wonschik v.
U.S., argued that the jury selection process was impermissibly tainted by
the trial judge's request that all potential jurors stand and recite the
Pledge of Allegiance prior to jury selection. Furthermore, that bias also
transgressed the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the
First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
MILITARY SOCIALISM OR CHRISTIAN SOCIALISM OR BOTH?
With God on Our Side: One Man's War Against an Evangelical Coup in America's
Military is a great book by Michael L. Weinstein. One criticism is
that he uses the F-word to label the political dogma and the behavior of religious
oppressors in the military, and in describing how they use patriotism, the
Pledge of Allegiance, and the Star Spangled Banner in their misdeeds. He
seems to be unaware of the S-word: Christian Socialism and Military Socialism.
The Pledge of Allegiance was written (1892) by Francis Bellamy, a self-proclaimed
Christian Socialist, who touted Military Socialism.
Francis Bellamy did not use the other "ism" (the F-word) as a self-description.
Francis used the S-word (socialism) as a self-description. The book could
use some updating with more historical information about the topic addressed.
For example, the Pledge was the origin of the stiff-arm salute that was adopted
later by the National Socialist German Workers Party.
An early salute for the Pledge of Allegiance was the straight-arm salute.
The Pledge began with a military salute that was then extended out toward
the flag. In practice the second gesture was performed palm down. Francis
Bellamy was the author of the Pledge (1892) and cousin to Edward Bellamy,
author of an international bestseller that launched the nationalism movement.
Edward's book was translated into every major language, including German.
Francis and Edward were both self-proclaimed socialists in the Nationalism
movement and they promoted military socialism. They wanted government to
take over all schools and impose robotic chanting to flags. When the government
granted their wish, government schools imposed segregation by law and taught
racism as official policy. That behavior even outlasted German National Socialism.
The Pledge's early right-arm salute was not an ancient Roman salute, and
the 'ancient Roman salute' myth came from the Pledge. In addition to the
notorious salute, American socialists (e.g. Edward Bellamy teamed with the
Theosophical Society) also bear some blame for the notorious symbol usd by
the National Socialist German Workers Party on its flag. While Edward and
the Theosophical Society worked together, the same symbol was used by the
Society. It was used as alphabetical symbolism for socialism, and adopted
later by German socialists as their flag symbol. Although an ancient symbol,
it was altered for use as overlapping S-letters for 'socialism.' It was deliberately
turned 45 degrees counter clockwise and always oriented in the S-direction.
Similar alphabetic symbolism is still visible as Volkswagen logos. People
were persecuted for refusing to perform robotic chanting to the national flag
at the same time in the USA and Germany (to the American flag, and to the
German symbol flag). Most of the above are modern discoveries (do a web search
for "stop the pledge") by a different writer, Dr. Rex Curry (America's leading
authority on the Pledge of Allegiance, and the author of "Pledge of Allegiance