|The 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
Although no support exists for the "ancient Roman salute," support does exist for the use of the middle finger in ancient Rome. There is more support for the "middle finger" as the "ancient Roman salute" according to "Straight Dope" and Cecil Adams (who has never had the guts to discuss the Pledge of Allegiance as the origin of the Nazi salute (a discovery by the historian Dr. Rex Curry), despite having been DARED PUBLICLY to discuss it. According to Adams: The "one-finger salute" is thousands of years old. In Gestures: Their Origins and Distribution, Desmond Morris and colleagues note that the digitus infamis or digitus impudicus (infamous or indecent finger) is mentioned several times in the literature of ancient Rome. Two references are from the epigrammatist Martial. Another reference is from the historian Suetonius. http://rexcurry.net/roman-salute-oxford-english-dictionary.html
The stiff-finger salute would be a more appropriate gesture for the Pledge of Allegiance.
The leaders of the “new Rome” myth constantly seek to ensnare us in a “devil’s bargain”: a false promise to keep us safe if only we will give up all our rights to privacy and dissent, and hand over to them our allegiance for their socialism and their various wars. In Madison, WI, the local school board refused a call from the federal government after 9/11 to compel school children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in unison. -- From the web.