What the USSR, NSDAP & PRC learned from socialists in the USA

Hammer & Sickle Tattoo USSR Soviet Socialism Swastika

Social Security Tattoos and American Flag tattos & flag fetishism inpired similar behavior in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

^ Hammer and Sickle Tattoos of the USSR and
Soviet Socialist Swastikas are related to tattoo topics in the USSA (United Socialist States of America)

Swastika Tattoo Swastikas Tattoos Soviet Socialist Swastikas are scary reminders of similar symbolism under the National Socialist German Workers Party. It is a scary reminder of tattooing that was forced upon people persecuted in Germany. It is related swastika fetishism, and the "Socialist Slavery" symbolized by the overlapping S-letters of the swastika under the NSDAP. See

Frightening information about the history of the Pledge of Allegiance is at (with shocking historical photographs).
For fascinating information about symbolism see 
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   National Socialism & National Socialists in the USA

Oppose the National Socialist German Workers' Party and its socialist legacies that exist in today's government.   
For more information regarding Nazi policies in the USA see 

A lot of fascinating research examines how socialism has haunted the world. Many authors worry still about the potential for a future filled with persecution and global socialism. Those worries have relevance to the enormous size and scope of government on the planet. ussr-cccp-sssr-young-pioneers-socialism.html

From America, with love.  

Sure, other people have noted the ominous parallels between the Boy Scouts, Hitler Youth, and Young Pioneers.  But this is the first article that exposed the USA's government schools (socialist schools) as the source of the salute for the Youth under the National Socialist German Workers' Party and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Latvia is an example of the influence of Germany on the world.  Note the difference in how the Finnish swastika changed. Latvia's was influenced by Germany.

Pērkonkrusts (Thunder Cross in Latvian), was a Latvian radical nationalist organization active in the 1930s. This group adapted fascist ideology to the newly independent (in 1918) country of Latvia. With its slogan 'Latvia for the Latvians', the Thunder Cross wished to place all political and economic control of their country in the hands of native Latvians, or Letts. As a result, these extreme nationalists rejected the section of the Latvian Constitution that gave national minorities cultural autonomy. In its glorification of Latvia, the Thunder Cross’s call for simplicity and purity even went so far as to suggest a Latvian religion. Despite its rural ideals, the Thunder Cross gained most of its support in the urban areas, more specifically among students. By 1934, Perkonkrusts is estimated to have had between 5,000 and 6,000 members, although the organization maintained that it had more.

Thanks for the responses regarding the question. However, the responses did not actually provide any image or description of the flag identification that was requested.  If anyone can provide photographic or documentary evidence in that regard, it would be interesting to see.

One response was "I just checked; Latvia's Air Force marking 1918-1940 was a red swastika on its point (like Germany socialists) on white. Latvians were involved with the Lithuanian plebescite in 1920. I think this is a description of a Latvian flag of some sort."

The resources do not show that Latvia's Air Force marking 1918-1940 was a swastika like that of German Socialists, although a cursory glance might suggest that to some people. What the resources show is that the swastika started out different and then changed. It was either flat on one side or pointing counter-clockwise and then changed to being turned 45 degrees and/or pointing clockwise.  Do you have any additional information about when and why the change occurred?

It is interesting to note that a lot of the pictures available are only illustrations and not photographs. One illustration did note the change in the markings.

Also interesting to note that the planes seem to be German, mostly or exclusively?

And that in 1920 they were being used against the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

And there was a response about Finland's use of the swastika. Can you provide more information about when Finland first used the symbol on its planes, why, and where the plane(s) came from?  Was it a German source also?

Everyone in the big flag groups has seen plenty of material about flags written by Dr. Rex Curry. The website noted in the original post had links to photographs, documents, quotations and original sources.

Please continue to provide more details, and don't worry about finding information showing that Dr. Rex Curry is correct and that he is a vexillologist.

Thanks again, as you have all been a great help.
--- In, "leroy.bell" <leroy.bell@...> wrote:
> A new re-discovery of a forgotten flag has been made. There is a
> reference to the flag in an old Washington Post Newspaper from
> December 12, 1920, on page 4. The headline reads: "Blue Square, White
> Field, Red Swastika, League Army's Flag." The article that follows
> states: "The league of nations international army to supervise the
> plebiscite at Vilna [Lithuania] will probably establish its base at
> Memel, which is under the league's control. Troops and supplies could
> be landed there without touching Prussian territory."  If anyone can
> provide a picture of the flag (none was found with the newspaper
> article) or more information then it could provide important details
> in that it would show the direction pointed by the swastika symbol and
> whether it was rotated 45 degrees to the horizontal, similar to the
> flag of German Socialists.  More information is at


Socialists in Germany under the National Socialist German Workers' Party and under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics established the swastika as a symbol of socialism.

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pic of young pioneers saluting in USSR.

Nadezhda Krupskaya (Vladimir Lenin's wife) was one of the chief contributors to the cause of the Pioneer movement. In 1922, she wrote an essay about Scoutism, which fully renounced the values of the original Scout movement and advertised a communist approach to teenagers. Combined with the ideological coloring, sports, games, tourism, and surviving skills played a significant role in the upbringing of the Pioneers.

Lenin's wife had read Edward Bellamy.

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (abbreviated USSR) (Russian: Союз Советских Социалистических Республик (СССР) tr.: "Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik SSSR").

The USSR was created and expanded as a union of Soviet republics formed within the territory of the Russian Empire abolished by the Russian Revolution of 1917 followed by the Russian Civil War of 1918-1920.

A spontaneous popular uprising in Petrograd, in response to the wartime decay of Russia's economy and morale, culminated in the toppling of the imperial government in March 1917 (see February Revolution). The tsarist autocracy was replaced by the Provisional Government, whose leaders intended to establish liberal democracy in Russia and to continue participating on the side of the Allies in World War I. At the same time, to ensure the rights of the working class, workers' councils, known as soviets, sprang up across the country.

Dimitri Volkogonov "Lenin - A New Biography", page 8. ISBN 0-02-933435-7 "Lenin's antecedents were Russian, Kalmyk, Jewish, German and Swedish, and possibly others".

Another possible origin of the name Lenin (Ленин) is from Vaticinium Lehninense (Ленинское пророчество), a prophecy, purpotedly written in 13th or 14th century in the Lehnin Abbey and first printed in 1722. Ulyanov adopted the pseudonym "Lenin" while staying in Germany close to the location of Lehnin Abbey. [19]

The work ends with a Catholic ruler who re-establishes Lehnin as a monastery and is also made to restore the union of the Holy Roman Empire.

He also distinguished himself in Latin and Greek, and also learned German, French and English. Lenin is also accredited with translating the Communist Manifesto into Russian from German in the period between being expelled from the University and obtaining his license to practice law.  Marx was German.

Lenin understood "S" letters as used in German, French and English.  He was familiar with the swastika on the Finnish aircraft where he lived and its use in Germany. Lenin originated the swastika as a symbol of socialism.  He originated the swastika's use as overlapping "S" letters for socialism.

The letter "C" in Russian sounds like the letter "S" and that is why the word "swastika" in the Russian language starts with the Russian letter "C."  same for CCCP.
The hammer and sickler resembles a swastika pointing counter-clockwise.

In 1907, he moved to Finland for security reasons. He continued to travel in Europe and participated in many socialist meetings and activities, including the Prague Party Conference of 1912 and the Zimmerwald Conference of 1915. When Inessa Armand left Russia and settled in Paris, she met Lenin and other Bolsheviks living in exile, and it is believed that she became Lenin's partner during this time. Lenin later moved to Switzerland.

When the First World War began in 1914 and the large Social Democratic parties of Europe (at that time self-described as Marxist), including luminaries such as Karl Kautsky, supported their various countries' war efforts, Lenin was shocked, at first refusing to believe that the German Social Democrats had voted for war credits. This led him to a final split with the Second International, which was composed of these parties. Lenin adopted an "unpatriotic" position, stating the goal as the defeat of the Tsarist government in the war.

After the 1917 February Revolution in Russia and the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas II, Lenin knew he needed to travel back to Russia as soon as possible. But he was isolated in neutral Switzerland as the First World War was raging, and it would not have been easy to travel through Europe. The Swiss communist Fritz Platten, however, managed to negotiate with the German government for Lenin and his company to travel through Germany in a sealed train. Kaiser Wilhelm II is thought to have expected Lenin to cause political unrest back in Russia and help end the war on the Eastern front. While on German territory, Lenin was not allowed outside the train. Once past Germany, Lenin continued by ferry to Sweden, and the rest of the trip through Scandinavia was arranged by the Swedish communists Otto Grimlund and Ture Nerman.

Meanwhile, Aleksandr Kerensky and other opponents of the Bolsheviks accused Lenin of being a paid German agent.

Faced with the threat of German invasion, Lenin argued that Russia should immediately sign a peace treaty. Other Bolshevik leaders, such as Bukharin, advocated continuing the war as a means of fomenting revolution in Germany. Trotsky, who led the negotiations, advocated an intermediate position, of "No War, No Peace", calling for a peace treaty only on the conditions that no territorial gains on either side be consolidated. After the negotiations collapsed, Germany launched an invasion that resulted in the loss of much of Russia's western territory. As a result of this turn of events, Lenin's position consequently gained the support of the majority in the Bolshevik leadership. On March 3, 1918, Lenin removed Russia from World War I by agreeing to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, under which Russia lost significant territories in Europe.

With the revolution in Germany and the Spartacist League on the rise, Lenin viewed this as the perfect time and place to "probe Europe with the bayonets of the Red Army." Lenin saw Poland as the bridge that the Red Army would have to cross in order to link up the Russian Revolution with the communist supporters in the German Revolution, and to assist other communist movements in Western Europe. However the defeat of Soviet Russia in the Polish-Soviet War invalidated these plans.

The German Revolution (also known as November Revolution) is a series of events that occurred before and after the end of World War I in 1918-1919, culminating in the overthrow of the Kaiser and the establishment of the politically fragile Weimar Republic.

The German Revolution was one of the Revolutions of 1917-23, triggered by the First World War, occurring as military defeat appeared imminent. As in Russia's February Revolution, no single political party led the rebellion, and workers' councils similar to the soviets seized power across the country. However, unlike the Russian Revolution, attempts by communists to carry over the revolution against the monarchy into a revolution against capitalism were ultimately unsuccessful, although their success appeared possible at several points. The events continue to polarise the Left, not least because of the use of the right-wing Freikorps paramilitaries by the Social-Democratic government in order to suppress the far-left Spartacist revolt.

10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.

Lenin, the Soviet Union's holy ancestor, is seen to match Stalin for cruelty point for point.

In 1918 Lenin sent a secret letter to the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars: "It is necessary secretly -- and urgently -- to prepare the Terror." The Kremlin promptly issued decrees inaugurating the Red Terror, which would claim tens of thousands of victims (including the recipient of the original letter).

One thing unmistakable in the newly released documents is Lenin's utter disregard for human life. For mankind at large he had nothing but the most extraordinary coldness. All reports of pillage and of anti-Semitic pogroms committed by the Red Army he marked "Into the Archive," which is to say no corrective action was to be taken. When the Cheka (KGB) (not known for its sensitivity to suffering) reported that 100,000 prisoners of war from the defeated White Army were being held under "inhuman conditions," it was again "Into the Archive." Lenin was prepared to "burn Baku to the ground," to "exterminate every Cossack to a man."

Burning, exterminating, conspicuously hanging hundreds of "kulaks" here and hundreds there to inspire terror, Lenin sounds more like Genghis Khan than a man who'd come to liberate humankind from oppression.In dealing with non-Bolsheviks, Lenin's methods were different. He either intimidated them or bribed them, and the bribes were often large ("spend millions, many, many millions"). Interestingly, the one sentiment Lenin never appealed to was idealism. He apparently had no faith in it. Maxim Gorky said that Lenin's attitude toward mankind was that of the iron worker, swinging his sledge hammer, toward iron ore. Beaten mercilessly, mankind might in time be shaped into something worthwhile. But for the present Lenin had no feeling for it at all. Of leading Soviet officials, the one who served both Lenin and Stalin, Foreign Minister Molotov, said that of the two Lenin was decidedly the "harsher."

Now the fact that citizens of the Soviet state as it established itself should want to have a George Washington as founder has some sense in it. But why foreigners, whose governments were at odds with the Soviet Union, should want to canonize Lenin is more complex and distinctly strange -- although in America this strangeness is confined to the intellectual classes.

Tina Rosenberg, whose "The Haunted Land," a study of post-Communist Poland, Czechoslovakia and East Germany, has recently won both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, is an extreme case, elevating not only Lenin but Stalin to her pantheon. We must never, she warns us, make the grotesque error of judging Communist and Nazi brutalities by the same standard. Fascist ideas, she writes, are "repugnant," whereas, "Communism's ideas of equality, solidarity, social justice, an end to misery, and power to the oppressed are indeed beautiful. The New Socialist Man -- tireless, cheerful, clean, brave, thrifty, and kind to animals -- is an ideal all humanity should aspire to reach."


Terror filled whole apartment buildings, whole streets, whole towns as the NKVD suddenly appeared to drag people away to unknown fates.

The Young Pioneers of China (Simplified Chinese: 中国少年先锋队; Traditional Chinese: 中國少年先鋒隊; pinyin: Zhōngguó shàonián xiānfēng duì; abbr. Simplified Chinese: 少先队; Traditional Chinese: 少先隊; pinyin: shàoxiānduì) is a mass youth organization for children in the People's Republic of China. The YP of China is run by the Communist Youth League, an organization of older youth that comes under the Communist Party of China. The YP of China is similar to Pioneer Movements that exist or existed in many Communist countries around the world.


The Youth and Children of China Movement (Simplified Chinese: 中国少年儿童队; Traditional Chinese: 中國少年儿童隊; pinyin: Zhōngguó shàonián értóng duì) was created on October 13, 1949 by the Communist Party of China, and given its present name in June 1953. Between its own founding in 1921 and the founding of the People's Republic in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party ran various other youth movements in communist-held areas.

During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1978), the Young Pioneers Movement was defunct. Instead, it was replaced by the Little Red Guards, who were the younger counterparts of the Red Guards, the implementers of the Cultural Revolution. The Young Pioneers Movement was restarted in October 1978.

In Finland the swastika was used as the official national marking of the Army between 1918 and 1944, and also of the Finnish Air Force at that time. The swastika was also used by the Lotta Svärd organisation. The blue swastika was the good luck symbol used by the family of Swedish Count Eric von Rosen, who donated the first plane to the Finnish White Army during the Finnish Civil War. It has no official connection to the Nazi use of the swastika but represents the Cross of Freedom, the oldest order in Finland. This, however, remains for some people controversial, because Rosen was later one of the founding members of Nationalsocialistiska Blocket, a Swedish Nazi political party. Rosen also gained a closer connection to Germany when Hermann Göring married Carin von Kantzow, whose sister was married to Rosen. The swastika also appeared in many Finnish medals and decorations. In the much respected wartime medals of honor it was a visible element, first drafted by Akseli Gallen-Kallela 1918–19.

The Russian Provisional Government of 1917 printed a number of new bank notes with right-facing, diagonally rotated swastikas in their centres. Some have suggested that this may have been the inspiration behind the Nazis adoption of this symbol, as Alfred Rosenberg was in Russia at this time.

ASEA (Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget) was a Swedish industry company. It merged with the Swiss BBC Brown Boveri in 1988 to form Asea Brown Boveri. ASEA still exists, but only as a holding company owning 50% of ABB.

ASEA was founded 1883 by Ludvig Fredholm in Stockholm as manufacturer of electrical light and generators. By a merging with Wennström's & Granström's Electrical Power Company (Wenströms & Granströms Elektriska Kraftbolag) the name changed to Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget, literally the "General Swedish Electrical Limited Company", or a ASEA for short.

A distinctive blue swastika was a background emblem of The Air defence and Anti-gas League (1928-1939, LOPP), which had circa 1.5 million members in 1937.

 During 1934 many Scouters requested a change of design because of the use of the swastika by the Nazis. And they also complained about the pledge of allegiance as noted in the scotus case.

In 1906, the universal suffrage was adopted in the Grand Duchy of Finland. However, the relationship between the Grand Duchy and the Russian Empire gradually soured when the Russian government made moves to restrict the Finnish autonomy. Wish for national indepency gained ground, first among the radical nationalists and Socialists.

All Finnish use of the swastika was after German socialist influence

In Finland the swastika was used as the official national marking of the Finnish Air Force and Army between 1918 and 1944. The swastika was also used by the Lotta Svard organisation.

It was originally a Hindi symbol of luck used by the family of the Swedish Count Eric von Rosen who donated the first aircraft, a Thulin D Parasol (a license-built Morane-Saulnier L), to the Finnish (White) Army 6 Mar 1918 during the Finnish War of Independence (or Finnish Civil War).

It was adopted as the national marking of the Finnish Air Force in honour of him and later on also by the Army.

After the war, the swastika was abandoned as a symbol and instead a blue and white roundel was adopted.

Another example of swastika use during the inter-war period influenced by the German NSDAP was the red swastika used by Latvia as the national symbol on their aircraft.

The independent republic, civil war

    Main articles: Finland's declaration of independence and Finnish Civil War

On December 6, 1917, shortly after the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, Finland declared its independence. The independence was approved by Bolshevist Russia but the civil wars that followed in Russia and in Finland and activist expeditions (see Heimosodat), including the ones to White Karelia and Aunus, complicated relations.

In 1918, the country experienced a brief but bitter Civil War that coloured domestic politics for many years. The Civil War was fought between "the whites," who gained support from Imperial Germany, and "the reds," supported by Bolshevist Russia. The reds consisted mostly of leftist property–less rural and industrial workers who, despite universal suffrage in 1906, felt that they lacked political influence. The white forces were mostly made up of bourgeoisie and wealthy peasantry, politically more to the right. Eventually, the whites overcame the reds. The deep social and political dividing line and mutual enmity between the Reds and Whites remained.

The Finnish–Russian border was agreed upon in the Treaty of Tartu in 1920, largely following the historic border but granting Pechenga (Finnish: Petsamo) and its Barents Sea harbour to Finland.

Finnish democracy survived the upsurge of the extreme right and financial crisis during the early 30´s. However, legislators reacted against Communism and the relationship between Finland and the Soviet Union remained tense.

Finland in World War II

Fokker D.XXI planes of the Finnish Air Force during World War II.

During World War II, Finland fought the Soviet Union twice: in the Winter War of 1939–1940 and in the Continuation War of 1941–1944 in accordance with Operation Barbarossa in which Germany invaded the Soviet Union. This was followed by the Lapland War of 1944–1945, when Finland forced the Germans out of northern Finland. After the wars there were land mine clearance operations in Karelia and Lapland plus enormous task of sea mine clearance in the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea during 1944 - 1950. Especially the mines in Lapland slowed down the rebuilding and caused casualties.

The Thunder Cross was not only anti-minority and particularly anti-Semitic, but also, ironically, anti-German, despite its Nazi ideas and tactics. The group used the Nazi salute and even greeted with the Latvian phrase 'Cinai sveiks' (in German 'Kampf Heil'). The term Thunder Cross means swastika, which was used as a symbol of the organization. The uniform of the Thunder Cross was a grey shirt and black beret. Perkonkrusts aimed its propaganda not only against minorities who supposedly had taken over the Latvian economy, but also against the contemporary politicians of the Republic of Latvia, whom it accused of corruption.

The fascist group the Fire Cross (Ugunskrusts), also a term for swastika, was founded in Latvia in 1932 by Gustavs Celmins, but was soon outlawed by the Latvian government. The Fire Cross quickly reemerged as the Thunder Cross. Karlis Ulmanis, a former student and lecturer at the University of Nebraska who became the first Premier of the Republic of Latvia, was Latvia’s president and Peasants' Union Party leader at the height of the Thunder Cross’s power. Ulmanis' agrarian party proposed constitutional reforms in October 1933, which socialists feared would target the left more than the right. Left wing fears proved founded when, in November, seven communist deputies were arrested, while Thunder Cross officials were left alone. Because of political unrest, stemming partially from the growing power of the right, and because of a simultaneous economic crisis, Ulmanis staged a bloodless coup d’état in May 1933, banning not only the Communist Party and the Thunder Cross, but all parties and the Latvian Parliament Saeima. Ulmanis’ authoritarian state relied on the bureaucracy, the military and the defense league Aizsargi. Following the coup, the Thunder Cross leader Celmins was imprisoned for three years and then banished from Latvia.

Although the Thunder Cross did not exist officially after 1934, many former leaders and members acted with a degree of unity in subsequent years.

In 1939 the National Socialist German Workers' Party joined as allies with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to invade Poland in a pact to divide up Europe (the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact) and Latvia came under the power of Soviet Socialism, instead of German Socialism. WWII spread.

The dogma led to the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): 65 million dead under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 49 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; 21 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

When Soviet bases were set up in Latvia, ex-Thunder Cross members were among the spies working with the Germans against the Red Army. When the Germans invaded Latvia in 1941, Perkonkrusts tried to revive itself, but German officials were just as suspicious of the group as Ulmanis had been and decisively forbad the organization soon after the invasion. Many former Thunder Cross members collaborated with the Germans. However, others maintained an anti-German sentiment and joined those groups subversively opposed to German occupation.

Former members of Ulmanis’ defense league, Latvian police and soldiers, as well as former members of the Thunder Cross, created “self-defense squadrons” under Nazi occupation. These squadrons, headquartered in Riga, were used to search, arrest, and murder civilian minority populations, including Jews and Soviet sympathizers. In 1941, former leader of the Thunder Cross, Celmin, now a Nazi official, encouraged Latvians to join a “security team” led by Viktor Arajs, the leader of the Riga police. Many former Thunder Cross members joined what became known as the Arajs Commando, a unit responsible for the extermination of thousands of Jews and Communist party members. In the team’s first week, it burned a Riga synagogue along with those inside it and murdered over 2,000 more Jews and Communists.

The Thunder Cross reemerged in the 1990s as an extremist organization whose stated goal was the overthrow of the current unsatisfactory government and the establishment of a “Lettish Latvia.” Members tried three times to bomb the Monument to the Liberators of Riga from the German and Fascist Invaders and successfully bombed a water main. In 2000, most of the leaders of the current Thunder Cross were arrested; however, sentences were mild, if given at all.


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External links

    * Story of Pērkonkrusts (in Latvian)

Why does socialism cause Intolerance, Xenophobia, Discrimination and Hate Speech?
Throughout 2000 Latvia witnessed increased activity by both Latvian and Russian socialist groups. On 29 May the Riga Regional court handed down a verdict in the trial of 9 members of a neo-socialist group called “Perkonkrusts” (Thundercross). The group’s elderly ideologue is Vilis Linins.
The founder and head of the group is Juris Recs. In late December the Riga Zemgale district court found Recs guilty on six counts (including incitement of hatred) and convicted him to three years in prison.


Pērkonkrusts pār Latviju 1932-1944, Paeglis Armands, Latvia, 4.41. 31. Rīga maksā, Eglīte Biruta, Latvia, 12.52. 32. Rīgas galvenā nomale, Pope Arvis

PAEGLIS, A.: Perkonkrusts par Latviju. 1932- 1944. Riga, Klubs 415, 2005. ISBN 9984-9405-4-3. Br., 207 S. , 14,00 Euro
The book is published by the Latvian youth nationalistic organization whose slogan is "Latvia for Latvians".
Ugunsmucu konkurss

This year for the fourth time a week before Midsummer’s Eve Festival Līgo the traditional COMPETITION OF FIRE - BARREL (UGUNSMUCU KONKURSS) is held in Limbaži region. Everybody is asked to take part in it with his own Fire barrel – the owner of the most interesting, original and uncustomary one is the winner and gets prize. The closing of the competition traditionally is in Braslavas parish park where everybody is invited.

National socialism was specifically promoted in the USA in 1888 by Edward Bellamy, author of the book "Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887."  The book was an international bestseller and was tranlsated into every major language including German, Russian and Chinese. It appears by title in many of the major Marxist writings of the day. Clubs sprang up in the USA and worldwide for touting the book's ideas. The Bellamy dogma influenced socialists worldwide, including the countries of the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): 65 million dead under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 49 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; 21 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSGWP). 

The early Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag (1892 to 1945) was the origin of the straight-arm salute used later by the NSGWP as discovered by the historian Dr. Rex Curry, author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets." Shocking photos are on the web.

The pledge was written by Francis Bellamy, cousin and cohort to Edward. The pledge was created to promote their national socialism in the most socialistic institution: government schools (socialized schools). They wanted government to take over all schools and create the "industrial army" from children to spread "military socialism."

In time the straight-arm salute was used for various purposes in the United States, including the National Anthem (the Star Spangled Banner), for school flags, and even as a general greeting or cheer during sports events (including college football games).

The National Socialist German Workers' Party acquired the straight-arm salute from America (American films) and from German-Americans (such as Ernst Hanfstaengl).

In 1936, Berlin hosted the Olympic Games, where American athletes continued to demonstrate the straight-arm salute to the US flag during the National Anthem in awards ceremonies.

Stanley McClatchie was at the Olympics in Germany and he saw American athletes perform America's straight-arm salute while there. McClatchie then wrote "Look to Germany" and it was published (1937) in Germany by Heinrich Hoffman, the photographer for the leader of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. McClatchie was an American and he knew that Americans used the striaght-arm salute to the U.S. flag. In the book, McClatchie wrote "The German flag? What does it look like? The majority of foreigners know that it contains a swastika and believe that this signifies only - “National...ism.” The flag bearers? Who are they? The world regards their disciplined ranks, the brown uniforms and reflects - “National...ism.”  It is time, however, to wake up! SOCIALISM is the principle word in the title of the Movement. The basic colour in its banner is RED and those who wear the brown uniforms are COMRADES!"  McClatchie's book glorifies German National Socialism and approvingly quotes another American who was at the German Olympic Games, "And as for this man, [the NSGWP leader]...Well, I believe we should all like to take him back to America with us and have him organize things there just as he has done in Germany."

Hitler’s second book is a frightening review of the dogma that motivated the leader of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, and how he was influenced by American National Socialists.

In Mein Kampf, Hitler hardly mentioned the United States. By contrast, in Zweites Buch, Hitler portrayed the U.S. as a “racially successful” society that practices segregation and eugenics.  It is what Hitler considered to be a wise policy of excluding “racially degenerate” immigration from eastern and southern Europe. The cause of Hitler's views from 1924 and 1928 is clear. Hitler might have known about U.S. Immigration Control Act of 1924, and become more aware of segregation, and of the fact that American socialists had supported several American states in creating eugenics boards to sterilize what were considered to be the mentally defective and was favorably impressed. Hitler proclaimed his admiration for these sort of policies and expresses the wish that Germany would do similar things, though on a much greater scale.

The U.S. still follows the same anti libertarian policies that influence German socialists.  Those immigration laws still exist in the U.S.  The government still owns and operates schools. And the U.S. practice of imposing segregation by law in government schools and teaching racism as official policy even outlasted the German socialists by over 15 years. After segregation in government's schools ended, the Bellamy legacy caused more police-state racism of forced busing that destroyed communities and neighborhoods and deepened hostilities. Those schools still exist.  Infants are given social security numbers and those schools demand the numbers to enroll. The Pledge still exists along with laws mandating that teachers lead the robotic  pledge chanting every day for twelve years of each child’s life.  

American national socialists had been very influential upon the socialist path of government in the United States, and it had ominous parallels with German national socialism.   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, and the "Nationalist Educational Association." They wanted all of society to ape the military and they touted "military socialism" and the "industrial army."  Edward inspired the "Nationalist Party" (in the USA) and their dogma influenced socialists worldwide (including Germany) via “Nationalist Clubs.”

In the USA, the Bellamy dogma supported a government takeover of education.  When the government granted the Bellamy wish, the government's schools imposed segregation by law and taught racism as official policy.  The USA's behavior was an example for three decades before the Nazis. As under Nazism, the Jehovah's Witnesses, and blacks and the Jewish and others in the USA attended government schools that dictated segregation, taught racism, and persecuted children who refused to perform the straight-arm salute and robotically chant the Pledge. Some kids were expelled from government schools and had to use the many better alternatives.  There were acts of violence. When Jesse Owens competed in the 1936 Olympics in Germany, his neighbors attended segregated government schools where they saluted the flag with the Nazi salute.

Dr. Rex Curry showed that the USA's early Pledge of Allegiance (to the flag) used a straight-arm salute and it was the origin of the salute of the monstrous National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazis). Dr. Curry helped to establish that 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 extending the military salute while perfunctorily performing the forced ritual chanting.  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 via the pledge.

 The Pledge was the origin of the Nazi salute. "Nazi" means "National Socialist German Workers' Party." A mnemonic device is the swastika. 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.

Only two copies of the 200 page manuscript were originally made, and only one of these has ever been made public. Zweites Buch was not published in 1928 because Mein Kampf was not selling well. The authenticity of the book has been verified by Josef Berg, a former employee of the Nazi publishing house Eher Verlag and Telford Taylor the former Brigadier General U.S.A.R., and Chief Counsel at the Nuremburg war-crimes trials. The book remains known as "Zweites Buch" translated as "Second Book." The Zweites Buch was first discovered in the Nazi archives being held in the United States by the German-born American historian Gerhard Weinberg in 1958. Unable to find an American publisher, Weinberg turned to his mentor Hans Rothfels and his associate Martin Broszat at the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich, who published Zweites Buch in 1961 in German. A pirated edition was translated into English and published in New York in 1962. The first authoritative English edition was not published until 2003. Hitler's Second Book: The Unpublished Sequel to Mein Kampf, ISBN 1929631162.


Hitler wanted to dump NSGWP and use the simpler "Social Revolutionary Party" but by the time he had the power to make the change, it seemed too late.

American reporters broadcasting from Germany before the war were ordered to drop the n-word contraction and always emply "National Socialist" instead. The National Socialists had come to the conclusion that the contraction had a bad sound in America and that getting rid of it was improve their image.


Early flag ettiquette for men in uniform was to perform the straight-arm salute - not the military salute - when the flag was passing or when the Pledge of Allegiance was being robotically chanted.  That practice lasted as long as 1942 for civilians.

The Sunday Times-Signal in Zanesville, Ohio of August 9, 1942 states, "When the flag is passing in parade or in review, all persons present should face the flag, stand at attention and salute. Those present in uniform should render the right-hand salute." The same article distinguishes the behavior for the actual Pledge of Allegiance by stating that during the pledge, "Persons in uniform shall render the military salute."  A photograph is provided of the right-hand salute showing a stiff arm salute with the palm up. The arm and the palm are so stiff and straight that, at a greater distance, the viewer would have difficulty discerning the direction of the palm.

Several newspapers carried an article similar to the one in the Bismarck Tribune on May 28, 1926.  It states that during the pledge of allegiance "persons in uniform render the right-hand salute."

The Daily Northwestern Newspaper (Thursday Evening) March 8, 1917, explains that the military salute has an outward extension. "Standing- at attention, raise the right hand to the forehead Over the right eye, palm downward, fingers extended and close together, arm at an angle of forty-five degrees. Move hand outward about a foot, with a quick motion,
then drop to the side."

The original Pledge of Allegiance began with military salute that then the arm was extended out toward the flag.  That is how the classic stylized straight-arm salute originated in the USA's pledge.

As consequence, the USA set a bad example for a long time, as the world observed the U.S. military delivering the straight-arm salute to the flag before WWI, during WWI, after WWI, and for up to three decades before the existence of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

People were persecuted for refusing to pledge or to perform the straight-arm salute to the national flag.  That was to the flag of the USA (the stars and stripes) and of Germany (the swastika flag) as it happened at the same time.  Some religious people considered it sacrilegious. There were good reasons to view the pledge/salute as the worship of government. Most people do not know that a cross was worshiped as the notorious symbol of German National Socialism. The NSGWP called their symbol the Hakenkreuz, not the swastika. Hakenkreuz means "hooked cross." Although the swastika was an ancient symbol, Professor Rex Curry (author of "Swastika Secrets") discovered that it was also used sometimes by German National Socialists to represent "S" letters for their "socialism."  With a 45 degree turn of his Hakenkreuz, the leader of the NSGWP combined the cross with collectivism, merged church and state, meshed religion and socialism, and mandated the worship of government.

The Bellamy desire for government schools (and their use for socialist militarism) was a monstrous example to the world for decades and still is.

Many socialists who adopted the straight-arm salute (e.g. the National Socialist German Workers' Party) later, knew that the salute was being used in government schools in the U.S. to promote the military-socialism complex.

Jewish children were forced to perform the socialist straight-arm salute in government schools in the U.S. long before the National Socialist German Workers' Party existed, and for years thereafter while the horrid party tried to impose socialism everywhere.

Government schools (socialist schools) expelled children who did not perform the original salute and pledge to the U.S. flag.

Bellamy belonged to a group known for "Nationalism," whose members wanted the federal government to nationalize most of the domestic economy. He saw government schools as a means to that end.   It was a view later shared in the military-socialist complex of the socialist trio of atrocities.

In his Pledge of Allegiance, Francis Bellamy is expressing the ideas of his first cousin, Edward Bellamy, author of the American socialist utopian novels, Looking Backward (1888) and Equality (1897).

Bellamy’s “Looking Backward” is about a man who sleeps from 1887 until the year 2000.  The United States has become one giant socialist monopoly (excuse the redundancy). The book openly portrays men treated as military draftees, from the age of twenty-one until the age of forty-five, in the U.S.’s industrial army.  Before the age of twenty-one, men attend one enormous school system of government schools that are an integral part of creating the industrial army in the socialist system. Bellamy’s glorification of the military includes government assignment of all jobs.  Everyone is issued ration cards which are used to draw goods from government storehouses. Everyone is forced to have only the same amount in value annually.

Of course, all of the preceding is portrayed as a dandy utopia just as it was in the military socialist complex of the socialist trio of atrocities and elsewhere. 

The book was translated into 20 foreign languages.  It was popular among the elite in pre-revolutionary Russia, and was even read by Lenin's wife. John Dewey and the historian Charles Beard intended to praise the book by stating that it was matched in influence only by Das Kapital.


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