Nazi salutes in the US were performed by this older reader in the early 1940’s who recalls the Pledge of Allegiance from way back when

Rex Curry artwork from cafepress: The More I Learn About Government The More I Like My Guns

Rex Curry artwork from cafepress: The More I Learn About Government The More I Like My Guns

Nazi salutes in the US were performed by this older reader in the early 1940’s who recalls the Pledge of Allegiance from way back when: “Thank you for your research and attention you have given this matter. Most sincerely. Why especially? Because, I can recall my time in Kindergarden, and the first and second grade at Lincoln school in Spokane, Washington, and in the 3rd grade at Sacret Heart School in Spokane. People just do not believe me when I tell them I can very cleary remember having to give the pledge of alliengence to the flag with the upraised right hand at a 45 degrees. We were supposed to do it with our palms facing up. But, as kids who had seen the movies that were starting to come out about Germany, Hitler, and the nazi thing, a lot of us did the salute with palms facing down just to imitate the Nazi salute just for the heck of. And, guess what? No body really fussed about some of us who were giving the Pledge of Allegiance the “German way” with our extended arms with palms down. Even then, before the expression “cool” existed, most of us kids (mostly boys, but there were few girls as well) thought it was cool to give the straight upraised arm salute. Oh, yeah, it was there for sure, I remeber doing it. Frankly, sorry to admit this, but when the hands over the heart pledge thing came in, it was sort of whimpy, and not nearly as much fun or exciting as the upraised hand pledge. The nuns teaching at Sacred Heart in the early 1940′s were, I believe, a little bit faschist, and militaristic. At 1200 noon, we all had to get on our knees to say the rosary, afterwhich, we all (including the girls) were given the commnad to stand, do an about face, and stand at attention while the school loundspeaker played a rousing John Philip Sousa march. Then sister would eventually tell us to start “marking time” so that we would in step with the 2/4 time of the march music. When it our turn to march out into the hallway, sister gave the command to “march” as she opened the door so we could march out to join up with the other classes marching in the hallway. The 8th grade got to march out first, and stayed in formatation while the other grades 7th down to 1st grade would march out and join up in the mass school formation. When the march music would finally stop, we would all stand at attenion for about 20 seconds or so until Sister, Mother Superior would dismiss the formation. And, we were finally allowed to go to lunch. We had to also do this same marching ritual at the end of the school day. This routine was done, twice a day, for every…. god…. damned…. freaking day of the school week. I think that Mr. Bellamy would have been proud to see this routine as it was practiced at Sacred Heart Parochial School in Spokane, Washington in the early 1940′s.”  see the original post that inspired the comment from the reader at https://minarchist.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/nazi-salute-nazi-behavior-from-uss-pledge-of-allegiance-continues-to-mess-up-the-world/

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