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Stop the totalitarian Pledge of Allegiance

Eye-popping photos of the original The Pledge of Allegiance which had the same salute as the National Socialist German Workers' Party and was written by a totalitarian in the U.S.
The original Pledge of Allegiance
The original Pledge of Allegiance
Does the Pledge of Allegiance establish a religion --the worship of government?

Public comments about the pledge court case show that few people know that the pledge was written in 1892 by a self-proclaimed socialist in the U.S. nationalist movement, to promote socialism in the most socialistic institution -government schools.

Few people know that the original salute to the flag was like the Nazi salute and that "Nazi" means "National Socialist German Workers' Party." Eye-popping photos are only at
 http://members.ij.net/rex/pledge1.html

An easy mnemonic device to remember that Nazis were socialists and that "Nazi" means "National Socialist German Workers' Party" is that the horrid swastika resembles overlapping "S" shapes for "socialism," and that the Nazis often used stylized "S" symbolism.  http://members.ij.net/rex/swastikanews.html

Those are issues in the pledge debate that pre-date the insertion of "under God" in 1954.

The pledge of allegiance was authored by the self-proclaimed socialist Francis Bellamy. Bellamy was the first cousin of the socialist Edward Bellamy. Edward Bellamy's futuristic novel, "Looking Backward," was published in 1888, and described life in the year 2000. It described a totalitarian society where all private transactions are outlawed, where the government places all men in an "industrial army" and where the monolithic government school system is operated specifically as part of the "industrial army" system. Of course, all of the preceding was portrayed as a dandy utopia just as it was portrayed by so many apologists for the industrial armies of socialist hell-holes worldwide.

The book spawned a socialist movement in the U.S. known as "Nationalism," with the Nationalist magazine, and "Nationalist Clubs" whose members wanted the federal government to nationalize most of the American economy. Francis Bellamy was a member of this movement and a vice president of its socialist auxiliary group.

Francis Bellamy had often lectured on the so-called "virtues of socialism and the evils of capitalism." In 1891, he was forced to resign from his church because of his socialist activities and sermons. He then joined the staff of the magazine "Youth's Companion" and wrote the pledge of allegiance, first published therein.

In the original articles about the Pledge of Allegiance, Francis Bellamy promotes government schools and snipes at the many better alternatives, and urges that education should come only from government. It is consistent with the government school monopoly in the book "Looking Backward" and the "industrial army" promoted by the Bellamys.

Bellamy lived during the time when schools were becoming socialized heavily in the United States. When the U.S. Constitution was written, children received private educations (schools are not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution).

Edward Bellamy's 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.

Francis Bellamy lived from 1855 to1931. Edward Bellamy lived from 1850-1898. Edward Bellamy was spared witnessing the horrors that his socialism caused to the rest of humanity. Francis Bellamy lived in the U.S. during the first 14 years of mass atrocities under the industrial army of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Francis Bellamy might not have known about the horrors of his socialist ideas in the U.S.S.R. at that time. Francis Bellamy lived long enough to see a similar salute and philosophy espoused by the industrial army of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. If Edward Bellamy's fictional character had awakened in the year 2000 he would have learned that since 1887 Bellamy's philosophy had set and was holding all the worst records for shortages, poverty, misery, starvation, atrocities and mass slaughter.

According to R. J. Rummel's article in the Encyclopedia of Genocide (1999) the worst trio of socialist atrocities (see  http://members.ij.net/rex/socialists.jpg) occurred under the industrial armies of: (1) the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 62 million deaths, 1917-'87; (2) People's Republic of China, 35 million, 1949-'87; (3) Germany under the National Socialist German Workers' Party, 21 million, 1933-'45.

After the National Socialist German Workers' Party tried to impose socialism on the world, many U.S. citizens were disturbed by the Pledge's similar salute and that it was written by a socialist in "Nationalist" groups in the U.S. Although the salute changed, the pledge remained the same.

There is something more disturbing than all of the above: Most children are never told any of the preceding history in government schools, though each day often includes a collective robotic recital of the pledge.

It is a wonder why anyone recites the Pledge of Allegiance. It is probably because of rampant ignorance about the Pledge's origin and history.

No one would trust the government to tell you the truth if it ran the newspapers. Why would anyone expect the government to tell children the truth in government schools? As Libertarians say: The separation of school and state is as important as the separation of church and state. And that is the real solution to the pledge debate and all other school issues: remove government from education.

Rex Curry of RexCurry.net

to learn more visit  http://members.ij.net/rex/pledge1.html

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"National Socialism" is not socialism 03.Apr.2004 09:34

tsalagi red

This article is total Libertarian propaganda. It is deliberately confuses the issues, confuses Edward Bellamy with Francis Bellamy, and makes claims that are untrue.

National Socialism, or nazi-ism, used the term "socialist" because it was a very popular ideology in 1920s Germany, and one of the traits of fascists is to disguise themselves under the cloak of whatever ideology will get them and their corporate agenda ahead.

Take "Libertarians" for instance. They claim to believe in total freedom -- including the freedom from unions (which their heroes, like Ayn Rand, equate with mob rule) and they believe in the total "freedom" of corporations to rule your life. Sounds a bit like fascism to me.

"National Socialism" IS socialism. 03.Apr.2004 11:23

RexCurry.net

tsalagi red's comments are total Socialist/National-Socialist propaganda. It deliberately confuses the issues, lies about confusion between Edward Bellamy and Francis Bellamy, and makes claims that are untrue, and very revealingly, never specifically denies anything in the original article (because he cannot dispute anything).

National Socialism, or the National Socialist German Workers' Party, used the term "socialist" because they advocated massive government just like the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (62 million killed), the socialists in the Peoples' Republic of China (35 million killed), as the horrid ideology was very popular in the 1920s and even today as Red shows. One of the traits of Socialsits is to disguise themselves under the cloak of whatever ideology will get them and their government/corpsetorate agenda ahead.

"Libertarians" are the opposite. They believe in total freedom -- including the freedom from being forced to join or have their money taken for unions or for any other groups (which their heroes, like Ayn Rand, equate with mob rule) and they believe in the total "freedom" of each person rule his/her own life.

Socialsits claim to believe in forcing people to join and/or have their money taken for unions and for other groups (including corporations) (which their heroes, like those in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (62 million killed), the socialists in the Peoples' Republic of China (35 million killed), and the National Socialist German Workers' Party (21 million killed), equate with utopia) and they believe in the total "freedom" of government/corpsetorations to rule your life. Sounds a bit like the National Socialsit German Workers' Party to me.
Socialism's Sick Swastika
Socialism's Sick Swastika

Whew! 03.Apr.2004 11:37

Happy existentialist

The trolling is flying thick and fast around here lately.The fascist right is running scared,I guess.The fact that bush doesn't have a chance in hell of ever being elected(have you smelled the wind?)just burns their little asses.

Oh well.

Another socialist/fascist is running scared! 03.Apr.2004 12:07

RexCurry.net

Whew!
Happy Liberty lover

The trolling is flying thick and fast around here lately. The Socialists/fascists are running scared, I guess. The fact that Bush/Kerry don't have a chance in hell of ever being different (have you smelled the wind?) and either will massively expand government. Afterall, Bush is outsocializing Clinton by double (in social spending alone). Bush and Kerry are really proving what socialism is all about. It just burns their little asses.

Oh well.
My socialist slave number is 262-00-6302
My socialist slave number is 262-00-6302

show me a libertarian 03.Apr.2004 12:56

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And I'll show you a republican that doesn't want to pay any taxes.

Libertarians believe being free from the government, but not from capitalism. True liberation can only be found in anarchism which believes in the abolition of both corporate and state masters (or as Mussolini termed it: fascism, the merging of corporate and state power).

National Socialism was not socialism 03.Apr.2004 16:26

Catalina Eddie

and neither was what they had in the Soviet Union and Communist China. The world has never seen real socialism, nor anarchism. So far as I understand, the nearest we ever came was maybe the Paris Commune Or the Spanish Republic. If they had endured they probably would have become much like what we see all around us.

Y'see, it all requires human beings to do it, and I don't think humans are smart enough. I want it to happen, but I'm not holding my breath.

Vancouver

Apparently... 04.Apr.2004 03:12

Skullhunter

...libertarians aren't too keen on history either. The swastika is a symbol adopted by Nazi Germany that was taken from old Norse symbology, it's not a double-s representing "socialisim", nor is the stylized lightning bolt 's' representative of anything except the Schultzstaffel or SS troops. But of course, desperate to showcase the evils of socialisim, some people immediately latch onto the word "socialisim" in National Socialisim, even though the two are extremely disparate philosophies. As was said earlier, Mussolini himself said that fascisim should have been called corporatisim, since it was a merging of corporate and state power. Corporations weren't collectivized in Nazi Germany, they continued to be owned by the same few individuals that continued to rake in huge profits from Hitler's ambitions. The Nazi State worked alongside corporations, it didn't dissolve them and redistribute their wealth. The wealthy and the strong ruled. In other words, it was the ideal Libertarian utopia. The government of Nazi Germany didn't interfere at all with corporations unless they didn't follow the plan of the Third Reich. Naturally, that wasn't many of them because it was far more profitable for companies like BMW and Daimler-Benz to produce what the Nazi government wanted rather than develop a conscience. So of course, libertarians would much rather people associate Hitler's Germany with all socialisim and show no more factual information to support the connection other than to state over and over again that the swastika stands for socialisim; otherwise someone might notice things like the Nazis' distaste for unions (just like Rand, fancy that), or their support of corporate power by providing them with slave labor so they wouldn't have to pay people to work for them. What an interesting idea, corporations allowed to profit no matter what the cost to others, where have we seen that before? Here's a hint "Rex". Repeating something over and over again not only doesn't make a lie the truth, it's also a tactic right out of Goebbels' book. Oh, and have fun trying to rewrite this. Just don't give yourself an aneurysm or something, I'd be heartbroken.

American Indians 04.Apr.2004 18:23

used the symbol

that we commonly refer to as the "swastika."

Duhpparently...... 06.Apr.2004 11:43

RexCurry.net

...socialists aren't too keen on history either. The swastika is a symbol adopted by the National Socialist German Workers' Party that has a long history and was also adopted or maintained because it is a double-s representing "socialisim", and resembles the stylized lightning bolt 's' representative of other uses of stylized symbolism by the National Socialist German Workers' Party. But of course, desperate to deny the evils of socialism, some people immediately latch onto the word "Nazi" to cover-up for the National Socialist German Workers' Party, even though the two are the same philosophy. As was said elsewhere, Mussolini himself was a well-known socialist before he used the word fascism to point out how soicalists use all individuals, whether in or out of corporations, unions, businesses etc, since socialism is a merging of corporate/union/organization and state power. Corporations were collectivized by the National Socialist German Workers' Party and that was explicitly part of their platform. As with all socialists, the socialist slave state continues to be controlled by the same few individuals that continued to rake in huge profits and privilege from socialist ambitions, as in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and in the Peoples' Republic of China and every socialist mess. The National Socialist German Workers' Party completely controlled corporations, unions and all organizations and individuals no matter how arranged, and it redistributed wealth as in every socialist basket case. The wealthy and the strong rule with the force of government in socialism to create "Industrial armies," in other words, it was the "ideal" socialist "utopia" as in the novel "Looking Backward" that inspired the author of the pledge of allegiance. The government of the National Socialist German Workers' Party did interfere with corporations, unions, organizations and all individuals and forced them to follow the plan. Naturally, socialists favor the people who are already powerful and who are willing to embrace the dictates of the socialist government, to produce what the National Socialist German Workers' Party wanted in order to survive. Socialism is the method by which political individuals/corporations/unions etc prevent competition from other individuals/corporations/unions/etc and secure special privileges. So of course, socialist would much rather people associate "Nazi" with anything else, and show no more factual information to deny the connection other than to state over and over again that the swastika does not stand for socialism and to NEVER even use the full accurate phrase "National Socialist German Workers' Party, and hope that people forget; otherwise someone might notice things like all socialists distaste for unions (just like the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (62 million killed) and the Peoples' Republic of China, fancy that (35 million killed)), who slaughtered more union members than did the National Socialist German Workers' Party (21 million). or their support of "industrial armies" by creating slave labor so they wouldn't have to pay people to work for them, and telling them that the government would provide all. What an interesting idea, socialist big-wigs allowed to profit no matter what the cost to others, where have we seen that before? Here's a hint "Skull". The greatest killers of union people, workers, individuals, and small businesses are socialists. Repeating something over and over again not only doesn't make a lie the truth, it's also a tactic right out of books Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (62 million killed) and the Peoples' Republic of China, fancy that (35 million killed)), who slaughtered more union members than did the National Socialist German Workers' Party (21 million). Oh, and have fun trying to rewrite this. Just don't give yourself an aneurysm or something, I'd be heartbroken.

The socialist trio of atrocities
The socialist trio of atrocities

hatred always blinds 06.Apr.2004 13:00

corporatism=fascism

Rex, you should read and consider that your hatred of "socialism" blinds you to the complexities of the issues you are trying to address. There have been fascists who have called themselves socialists; there have been fascists that called themselves communists; there have been fascists that call themselves capitalists; there have been fascists that call themselves libertarians; there have been fascists that call themselves anarchists.

It's not the label that matters. When you are a fascist or authoritarian you must label yourself anything but, and it helps to latch onto populist rhetoric. In china it was communism, in america it is the free market. Either way, never forget that the act of fascism is the merging of state and corporate power regardless of whether those that espouse such activities call themselves republicans, democrats, communists, or libertarians.

Next time you should read a little more closely and give some thoughts to accepting criticism. I do like the pledge picture and it makes sense given the alignment of factions within the US government with the Nazi's during their reign (and since then). However, the point remains, there was nothing socialist about the Nazi's, that was just propaganda invented by the Nazi's that continues to this day because it makes people like Rex easy to control by distracting from the real issues of emerging fascism.

The socialists just keep dancing around their deeds.... 06.Apr.2004 14:40

RexCurry.net

hatred always blinds
socialism=government theft and violence (including communism & fascism)


You should read and consider that your hatred of freedom blinds you to the complexities of the issues you are trying to address. There have been socialists who have called themselves fascists; there have been socialists who called themselves communists; there have been socialists who called themselves capitalists; there have been socialists who call themselves libertarians; there have been socialists who call themselves anarchists.

It's not the label that matters. If you are a socialist or authoritarian who wants government violence and theft then you must label yourself anything but, and it helps to latch onto any rhetoric. In china (35 million slaughtered) socialists called themselves communism, in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (62 million slaughtered) it was socialism, in the National Socialist German Workers Party (21 million slaughtered) they called themselves socialists, in Italy the long-time socialist called his version of socialism "fascism." Either way, never forget that the act of socialism is government violence and theft that will use any means necessary including the use of unions, corporations, businesses, any organizations and individuals regardless of what the people involved call themselves.

Next time you should read a little more closely and give some thoughts to accepting criticism. I do like my many pledge pictures and it is terrifying to think how close the U.S. came to the socialist trio of atrocities due to the socialist who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance and given the alignment of factions within the US government with the Socialists and even with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, who were allies in WWII first with the National Socialist German Workers' Party (21 million slaughtered) and then with the U.S., and then went on to slaughter 62 million. However, the point remains, there is everything socialist about the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (62 million slaughtered), The Peoples' Republic of China (35 million slaughtered) and the National Socialist German Workers Party (21 million slaughtered), and the "altruism" and "equality" cliches are just propaganda invented by the socialists that continues to this day because it makes people like You easy to dupe and control by distracting you from the real issues of your hatred of individual liberty and of the government violence and theft that you advocate.
The origin of the military-socialist complex
The origin of the military-socialist complex

if that's the best you can do 06.Apr.2004 15:07

corporatism=fascism

Than I'm sorry for wasting both of our time by trying to engage you in an intelligent rational discussion.

socialism=government slavery
libertarianism=corporate slavery
anarchism=liberation and freedom

You should be sorry..... 06.Apr.2004 16:55

RexCurry.net

if that's the best you can do

socialism=government theft and violence (including communism & fascism)

Than you should be sorry you wasted my time by trying to play games instead of having an intelligent rational discussion.

socialism=government slavery
socialism=corporate slavery
socialism=union slavery (and massive union and worker poverty & deaths).
anarchism=liberation and freedom (libertarianism)
demopublicans, republicrats & other socialists
demopublicans, republicrats & other socialists

This topic is off the scale on the stupidity-o-meter... 26.Apr.2005 14:11

EdricO

"Socialism" is a word, a name. What is or isn't socialism depends on how you define the word itself. When you define "socialism" as "evil government oppression", and then conclude that all socialists want evil government oppression, that's circular logic.

Before you can say that socialism is "slavery", or bad or evil in any other way, you first need to explain what kind of system you're talking about when you say the word "socialism". There is classical socialism, there is Marxist socialism, there is social democracy, there is libertarian socialism... and they're not the same thing. I suggest you take some time to educate yourself. Clearly your private school education isn't quite up to scratch.

By the way, the "nazi salute" isn't actually nazi at all. It's the ROMAN SALUTE. It was first invented and used in the ROMAN EMPIRE, more than 2000 years before socialism, capitalism, nazis, or anything else related to modern politics. The nazis simply stole the Roman salute the same way they stole the swastika (which is an ancient Indian symbol even older than the Roman salute). For that matter, the swastika is actually older than the letter "S"... and it has absolutely nothing to do with it, since the letter "S" of the Roman alphabet was derived from the Greek letter Sigma, while the swastika was invented thousands of miles away from Greece, in Northern India.

Do you know the name of the present-day nazi party in Germany? National Demokratische Partei - the National Democratic Party. You can find their website here: www.npd.de. And they're just as "democratic" as the National Socialists were "socialist". See, when you're a nazi, it's useful to hide your true intentions by picking a misleading name. "National Socialist", "National Democratic", national whatever.

Of course, the nazis were actually quite good capitalists - their party was sponsored by some of the richest people in Germany, and German corporations saw their profits rise to unprecedented heights under Hitler's government. For that matter, American corporations did business with the nazis too - and so did French and British companies.

"We stand for the maintenance of private property... We shall protect free enterprise as the most expedient, or rather the sole possible economic order."
- Adolf Hitler