They did not call themselves "Nazis" and did not call it a "swastika."

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Another Nazi myth has been exposed by Professor Rex Curry.  The myth cites a book entitled "The Nazi-Sozi Questions and Answers" (or Der Nazi-Sozi by Dr. Jospeh Goebbels) as "proof" that German National Socialists referred to themselves as "Nazis."

The book is cited by people who have never actually looked at the publication.  The term "Nazi-Sozi" only appears on the cover of that publication, and never appears within the interior text where the terms "National Socialist" and "Socialist" are used by Goebbels throughout to describe the German National Socialists.  Goebbels did not write the cover’s use of the phrase "Nazi-Sozi."  It is not even clear when that cover phrase was created.  Goebbels did not use the term "Nazi" nor "Nazi-Sozi" a single time within that publication. 

In the notorious films of that time (e,g, Triumph of the Will), the N-word and the F-word never appear as a self-description, but the German word for "Socialism" and its variations is repeated as a glowing droning self-description throughout.

Also see Mein Kampf

 An almost identical lie told by modern socialists in their vain efforts to distance their dogma from that of German National Socialists is that Goebbels wrote the pamphlet "Those Damned Nazis." The actual name of Goebbels' pamphlet was "Die verfluchten Hakenkreuzler. Etwas zum Nachdenken." Anyone can see that it does not translate as "Those Damned Nazis." It translates as "The cursed Hakenkreuzler. Something to think about." The word "Hakenkreuz" translates as "hooked cross" so that the phrase is closer to "The cursed hooked-cross fan. Something to think about." The pamphlet was widely distributed by German National Socialists from before 1933. It summarizes the propaganda of National Socialists in Germany just before Hitler's takeover in 1933. The booklet included five cartoons by Mjölnir, Goebbels' cartoonist. Mjölnir also produced some of the most familiar Nazi posters. (The source: Joseph Goebbels and Mjölnir, Die verfluchten Hakenkreuzler. Etwas zum Nachdenken, Munich: Verlag Frz. Eher, 1932).

No where in "Die verfluchten Hakenkreuzler. Etwas zum Nachdenken" does the word "Nazi" appear in any form.  So, in that sense the deceitful translation "Those Damned Nazis" is something to think about, and it is something bad to think about regarding rampant modern intellectual dishonesty.

The same misleading translation probably happened in "The Man Behind Hitler" (A film by Lutz Hachmeister and Michael Kloft, wherein the voice of Joseph Goebbels is performed by Kenneth Branagh, for the PBS show in the American Experience. Also see "The Goebbels Experiment).  The film(s) provide little information about the circumstances surrounding the entries read from Goebbels' diary, and instead the narrators repeatedly insert the words "Nazi" and "Nazi Party" even though the educated viewer notices that the excerpts from Goebbel's diary do not contain the words "Nazi" and "Nazi Party" but repeatedly contain "socialist" and "National Socialists." Then an excerpt is read from the diary on March 15, 1933, "But we Nazis always agree quickly on solutions because we approach everything in a spirit of sound common sense." Based on all the other evidence in the film(s), it is a good bet that Goebbels did not write "Nazi" and that the creators of the film(s) put that word in his mouth in translating "Hakenkreuzler" (and again evading the truth about the vocabulary of Goebbels and the party, as well as avoiding any explanation of the word Hakenkreuz (instead the film perpetuates ignorance by using the misleading term "swastika" always). It raises the possibilitiy that the creators used a diary excerpt for the purpose of translating a word (Hakenkreuzler) into "Nazi" in order to deceitfully make it appear as if Goebbels used the N-word.

German National Socialists were officially known as the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSGWP or National Sozialistische of which Nazi is shorthand).  The Party was originally called the German Workers’ Party, but the words "National" and "Socialist" were added to gain more members and support from other socialists including the Social Democrats, who were known as "Sozi."  Even today, the Viennese refer to the "Sozi Party."  The NSGWP also partnered with the Nationalist Party of Franz von Papen to take power in 1933.   

The swastika was also altered to reflect the same socialist symbolism.  Originally, the swastika could point left or right and was usually flat on one side as if drawn within a square.  Eventually, new uses tended to point the swastika to the right and also turned it 45 degrees to the horizontal, to highlight the swastika’ "S" shapes.

Although the swastika was an ancient symbol, Professor Curry discovered that it was also used sometimes by German National Socialists to represent "S" letters for their "socialism."  Curry changed the way that people view the symbol of the horrid National Socialist German Workers' Party. Hitler altered his own signature to use the same stylized "S" letter for "socialist" and similar alphabetic symbolism still shows on Volkswagens.  

Dr. Curry showed that many modern myths about swastikas use the false belief that Nazis called their symbol a "swastika."  German National Socialists did not call their symbol a "swastika."

Professor Curry showed that many modern myths use a false belief that Nazis called themselves "Nazis."  The myths cause widespread ignorance of the etymology of the word "Nazi." Party members called themselves "National Socialists," not "Nazis."

The Nazi myth is still repeated in efforts to hide the socialism of the Party as well as its connections to other socialists and anti capitalists within the USA.  

The notorious straight-arm salute of German National Socialists came from the USA's early Pledge of Allegiance (to the flag), as shown by Professor Rex Curry.  It was not an ancient Roman salute, and that the "ancient Roman salute" is a myth.  The myth is still repeated in modern efforts to cover-up Dr. Curry's discoveries about the Pledge's poisonous pedigree.

The original Pledge began with a military salute that then stretched out toward the flag. Historic photographs are at and at   In actual use, the second part of the gesture was performed with a straight arm and palm down by children casually performing the forced ritual chanting by merely extending the military salute.  Professor Curry showed that, due to the way that both gestures were used sequentially in the pledge, the military salute led to the Nazi salute. The Nazi salute is an extended military salute.

Francis Bellamy (author of the "Pledge of Allegiance") and Edward Bellamy (author of the novel "Looking Backward") and Charles Bellamy (author of "A Moment of Madness") and Frederick Bellamy (who introduced Edward to socialistic "Fourierism") were socialists.  Edward, Charles and Frederick were brothers, and Francis was their cousin. Francis and Edward were both self-proclaimed National Socialists and they supported the "Nationalism" movement in the USA, the "Nationalist" magazine, the "Nationalist Educational Association," and their dogma of "military socialism" and the "industrial army," and Edward inspired the "Nationalist Party" (in the USA) and their dogma influenced socialists worldwide (including Germany) via “Nationalist Clubs.”  

Germany's National Socialism existed before the socialist Mussolini switched to using his newer (and his final) political phrase.  German Socialism began in Bohemia, not in Italy. The Czechoslovakian National Socialist Party, founded in 1896 by nationalistic dissidents from the Czech Socialist Party. They inspired Germans from Bohemia and Moravia, who created the German Workers' Party in 1913. In Vienna, Austria the name was changed to the 'German National Socialist Workers' Party' (DNSAP) in 1918.  

Capitalists under German National Socialism were oppressed in the same manner as the 'patriotic capitalists' in Mao's China.  They were mere bureaucrats in a planned economy, ordered to do as told, and stripped of individual thoughts and acts.  

The book "Destined to Witness : Growing Up Black in Nazi Germany" by Hans J. Massaquoi contains some of the rare uses of the word "Sozi" on the Amazon book website: ".....the Social Democrats, or Sozis, by contrast, often looked ragged and undisciplined to me during their demonstrations, having chosen to project an exaggerated proletarian image....” and “....the ‘three iron arrows’ banner of the Sozis...."

The author sought intellectual escape from German socialism through reading books and in his idealization of the African-American Jesse Owens.   Yet, the author seems unaware of the fact that when before, during and after Owens competed in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, the Pledge of Allegiance to the US flag used the straight-arm salute and was the origin of the salute of the German National Socialists.   

Even after his postwar immigration to the United States, the author witnessed the results of socialism’s racial inequality in the USA. His journey from Nazi Germany to the post-Civil Rights United States makes for interesting reading but it is not recounted with an eye for detail.

Francis Bellamy, the author of the Pledge of Allegiance, was a self-proclaimed National Socialist who wanted the government to take over all schools, and he wrote the Pledge to promote that goal.  When the government granted his wish of socialism for education, the government schools imposed segregation by law and taught racism as official government policy.  Massaquoi seems to be unaware of those facts.  

Today, the flag symbolizes authoritarianism in the USA. The historical facts above explain the enormous size and scope of government today, and the USA's police state, and why it is growing so rapidly.  They are reasons for massive reductions in government, taxation, spending and socialism.

It is a reminder of the socialist Wholecaust  (of which the Holocaust was a part): ~20 million dead under the National Socialist German Workers' Party; ~60 million dead under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; ~50 million dead under the Peoples' Republic of China. It is a reminder that the Wholecaust and the Holocaust killed many people of various races and classes.

On 16 June 1941, five days before Germany under the National Socialist German Workers Party attacked its ally and co-conspirator, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, "Goebbels exulted, in the privacy of his diary, in the victory over Bolshevism that he believed would quickly follow. There would be no restoration of the tsars, he remarked to himself, after Russia had been conquered. But Jewish Bolshevism would be uprooted in Russia and "real socialism" planted in its place - "Der echte Sozialismus". Goebbels was a liar, to be sure, but no one can explain why he would lie to his diaries. And to the end of his days he believed that socialism was what National Socialism was about."  - from The Lost Literature of Socialism by George Watson is published by Lutterworth


Before WWI, one of America's leading propagandists for government was Edward Bernays. Bernays openly sought to use social psychology, political persuasion and advertising to construct “necessary illusions” which were fed to the masses as “reality.” Bernays described it as “engineering of consent.” The objective for Bernays was to show government, government schools and government-regulated media outlets how to gain control.

Edward Bernays' impact was similar to (and built upon) that of America's most notorious and lasting propagandists for "Military Socialism" and "National Socialism": Edward Bellamy and Francis Bellamy (author of the "Pledge of Allegiance" in 1892). The "Pledge of Allegiance" produced America's stiff-arm salute and robotic chanting to flags in government's schools, where segregation was imposed by law, and racism was taught as official policy. See the video at

In the United States and elsewhere, America's stiff-arm salute began to spread outside of the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. The gesture was directed toward government officials who were often on stage with the flag at mass meetings where the Pledge was led.

Bellamy's pledge was the origin of the stiff-arm salute adopted later by the National Socialist German Workers Party, as shown in the work of the symbologist Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets").

By 1915, National Socialism in the USA had inspired propagandistic presentations of the American flag posed favorably with a swastika and the phrase "May our glorious flag and this lucky star guide you and keep you wherever you are."

Another piece of propaganda from the USA bears a swastika and the wording: "Lucky Star - May this emblem protect you well from every bullet, every shell."

In 1917, Edward Bernays and Walter Lippman helped Woodrow Wilson break his campaign promises and con Americans into WWI. To that end they used the Committee on Public Information (CPI ) also known as the Creel Committee. They helped Wilson foment anti-German hate during WWI. Of course, WWI led to WWII and so forth, ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

Bernays also created the war slogan “Make the World Safe for Democracy” -a patriotic mantra that many stupid Americans embraced just as they had earlier embraced Bellamy's "Pledge of Allegiance," America's straight-arm gesture, and mechanical chanting to flags in mass and on cue.

Bernays and Bellamy used the technique of manufacturing ever-present dangers and then maintaining a constant state of fear by generating false government pronouncements that endlessly re-stated and exagerated the threat. The modus operandi for Bernays and Bellamy was to give those in power greater control over what Bernay's called "the mass mind."

Bernays’ books "Crystallizing Public Opinion" (1923) and "Propaganda" (1928) impressed Joseph Goebbels, the propaganda minister for the National Socialist German Workers Party. Germany mimicked American behavior because Goebbels learned from the behavior of Bernays, President Wilson, and the U.S. government during World War I.

In 1933, Bernays met Karl von Weigand (a German journalist) who informed Bernays that Goebbels was using Bernays' work for Goebbels' propaganda campaigns fomenting hate, robotic chanting, straight-arm salutes, the use of government schools, children, and more.

Socialists in other countries wanted to know how to brainwash a nation. It was the same brainwashing dogma behind the Wholecaust  (of which the Holocaust was a part): ~20 million dead under the National Socialist German Workers' Party; ~60 million dead under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; ~50 million dead under the Peoples' Republic of China.

"If I approach the masses with reasoned arguments, they will not understand me," Hitler noted in Mein Kampf, "In the mass meeting, their reasoning power is paralysed. What I say is like an order given under hypnosis."

To this day, laws continue to order children to hypnotically chant in the Pledge of Allegiance ritual each morning in many schools in the USA. Only the gesture has changed.

Here is a video example from the World War II era.

Bernays' work continued as one of the engineers of the Cold War.

No one should wonder why the St. Petersburg Times is called "Pravda West."  It has a horrid heritage. Its heritage is so horrid that the journalist and historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets") helped launch the Pointer Institute to counter-act the Poynter Institute.

The Poynter Institute and the St. Petersburg Times are both examples of why government schools are unconstitutional, and have destroyed a free press, and must end.

Nelson Poynter, son of the founder of the St. Petersburg Times newspaper, and one of the namesakes of the "Poynter Institute," was one of the "point men" in Hollywood for the USA's worst president, the socialist Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR).

Nelson Poynter (1903 – 1978) moved to Florida in 1912 when his father bought the Saint Petersburg Times newspaper. Nelson Poynter began buying stock from his father in 1935, and he became an editor in 1939. He stayed in this position until his father's death in 1953 when he was appointed president. He co-founded the Congressional Quarterly with his wife, Henrietta. He established the Poynter Fund in 1954 to honor his father.

Roosevelt imposed the Office of War Information (OWI) by executive order in June 1942 in order to seize even more control than FDR had from the half-dozen overlapping propaganda agencies that had operated before the war. Infusing movies with propaganda fell to the OWI’s Bureau of Motion Pictures (BMP). The BMP was run by the former newspaperman Lowell Mellett. His deputy was Nelson Poynter, the 39-year-old socialist publisher of the St . Petersburg Times.

Poynter acted as a promoter of socialism in films of the day, censoring anything that was too pro-liberty, and even seeing that movies produced in that era had to pass inspection by the embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics located in New York (see MGM's 1940 movie "Song Of Russia," a blatant propaganda movie glorifying the socialist misery of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). The Roosevelt administration's Office of War Information (which claimed the right to "comment" on film scripts) had the script for "Song of Russia" vetted by the Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics!

Similar criticism is merited by Poynter's involvement with film's such as "Hitler's Children." Note that the title of the film is not "National Socialist Children" evidencing a misleading habit similar to one that is still used at the St. Petersburg Times newspaper.

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the National Socialist German Workers Party were part of the socialist inquisition that caused the Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): ~60 million dead under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; ~50 million dead under the Peoples' Republic of China; ~20 million dead under the National Socialist German Workers' Party. 

In 1939, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) joined as allies with the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSGWP) to invade Poland in a plan to divide up Europe. Even after the National Socialist German Workers Party ended, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics continued to pursue (and expand) the goals it had agreed to with the NSGWP.

Poynter-style propaganda lives on today at the the St. Petersburg Times.

The newspaper employs writers who deliberately use the word "Nazi" in the continuing effort to rehabilitate socialism and to NEVER write the actual name of the horrid Party: National Socialist German Workers' Party. On at least one occasion, after being specifically asked (during the writing of an article) to identify the actual full name of the Party, a St. Petersburg Times writer refused to do so.  It is the same propaganda policy employed by Nelson Poynter regarding "Hilter's Children" and other films in order to promote deadly socialism in the U.S.

For more on the topic read "Ayn Rand and Song of Russia: Communism and Anti-Communism in 1940s Hollywood" by Robert Mayhew. It recalls Ayn Rand's testimony about the movie "Song of Russia" before the the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.

Ayn Rand debunked the movie as pro-Soviet propaganda and deliberate lies about the miserable reality of life under socialism in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The author Robert Mayhew supports each part of her testimony that indicts the historic mess of the Soviet socialists.  Mayhew reveals Rand right in each respect.

Dr. Mayhew even interviewed the surviving co-writer of Song of Russia, ex-"Communist" Richard Collins. The book is a scary revelation about socialist influence in Hollywood - and Washington.

Dr. Mayhew goes beyond the presentation of historical facts. He discusses the political, philosophical and ethical impact of the HUAC investigations regarding free speech, blacklists, "naming names," and truthfulness regarding wartime propaganda, etc. He gives Ayn Rand's views, based in part on previously unpublished work, and his own illuminating analysis.

Dr. Mayhew also reveals the hypocrisy and lies of socialists in Hollywood and of their successors their and in the newspaper business and media everywhere.  He refutes their smears of Rand, which continue to this day.

The book also provides even more proof (as if any were needed) that FDR and Herbert Hoover were actually of the same socialist persuasion, the so called Progressives.   FDR lied (in order to gain election) about his intention to cut government and then FDR expanded the massive socialism that Hoover had previously launched.

In August of 1918, E.V. Starr was convicted in Montana of sedition. Starr had been accosted by a mob that demanded he kiss the flag. Starr refused, and reportedly said "What is this thing anyway? Nothing but a piece of cotton with a little paint on it and some other marks in the corner there. I will not kiss that thing. It might be covered with microbes." Starr was sentenced to 10-20 years of hard labor in a state penitentiary as well as fined $500 plus court costs.

First they compel the behavior then they punish it -

Student flag fetishism at War Memorial By New Zealand correspondent Kerri Ritchie Oct 19, 2009: Students from one of New Zealand's most prestigious high schools are being disciplined after they were involved in a Nazi [National Socialist German Workers Party] regalia prank at a War Memorial Museum. The male students from Auckland Grammar were taken on a school excursion to Auckland's War Memorial Museum earlier this term. They took some photographs which were posted on the social networking website Facebook last week. Dressed in their school uniforms, the teenagers kiss a swastika, make a Nazi salute [the American salute from the early Pledge of Allegiance] and bow before a Nazi [German National Socialist] flag. The pictures have been removed from Facebook, but staff at the museum are very angry and say the behaviour is disgusting. Auckland Grammar principal John Morris is offering no excuses, saying the boys' actions were immature and unthinking. He says the students will be disciplined and their parents are being notified this afternoon.

In the USA today, laws dictate that children chant robotically to flags every morning for 12 years. Those who don't are persecuted and punished. It was the origin of the Nazi salute.

In Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged the most evil person is the unnamed old woman in the hinterlands whose motto was “from each according to the ability, to each according to their needs” whose social movement turns a once prosperous place into an impoverished mess. Rand's novel is a libertarian rebuttal to Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward, which promoted economic statism/socialism in America from 1888 (and the Bellamy dogma continues to impoverish us).

It is unclear what the original German would have been, but there are statements translated as "we Nazis" going back to 1932. Would the N-word have been considered a slur at that time?

The Nazi press seems already resigned to a new election. Dr Angriff today carries this banner head. "We Nazis are not afraid of a Rechstag dissolution."  [NY Times, 9/9/1932]       Thats "Der Angriff," of course, not "Doctor Angriff."

"What dies remains dead," the Nazi leader declared.  "Chancellor von Papen came empty-handed.  But what I bring along with me will be priceless because we Nazis are the blood, flesh, and life of the nation".  [NY Times, 11/3/1932]

He disclaimed any hostility toward humanism, asserting, "we Nazis in a sense venerate in classical antiquity the Nordic spirit." [NY Times, 2/19/1933]

Der Angriff (meaning "The Attack" in English) was a newspaper published by the Berlin Gau (a political or country subdivision of the National Socialist German Workers Party in 1927.  The newspaper was set up by Joseph Goebbels, since 1926 the Gauleiter of NSDAP in Berlin. The leaders of the political districts were known as the Gauleiter. Willi Krause (under pen name Peter Hagen) was the first editor-in-chief. His successor was Julius Lippert and since 1935 Goebbels' friend Hans Schwarz van Berk.

Initially published as a weekly, later twice a week it was turned into a daily in November 1940. The content was the National Socialist Party propaganda.

The newspaper attacked, among others, Bernhard Weiss, the Jewish vice-president of police in Berlin. For this it was temporarily banned on November 4, 1931 by Albert Grzesinski, chief of police in Berlin.

Around May 19, 1933 the New York Times also reported "In accepting the imperial flag and the Nazi hooked-cross banner, President von Hindenburg accepts the political triumph of the parties of which they are the symbol, but his oath of allegiance to the Republic still stand inviolate."  That is a fascinating sentence, illustrating how the Times had already embraced its misleading shorthand "Nazi," but not yet descended so far as to jettison "hooked-cross" for "swastika" as it eventually would. The descent into deception continues around November 7, 1935 when the New York Times reports "The new war flag, it was officially revealed today, definitely puts the German armed forces under the swastika cross, although some concessions have been made to the old army colors and symbols."

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