PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE SECRETS - 23 words by Margarette S. Miller re: Francis Bellamy, Looking Backward, Edward Bellamy
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The book "Twenty-Three Words" by Margarette S. Miller is a biography of Francis Julius Bellamy, the creator of the pledge of allegiance.

Bellamy wrote the pledge in 1892 and popularized it's robotic chanting daily in government schools upon the ring of a government bell, like Pavlov's lapdogs of the state.

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 book.

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 scary speech).

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.

more eye-popping expose' of the pledge of allegiance at

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.

All in favor of a pledge raise your right hand...


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 Secrets").

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