The pledge was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior (see the discoveries of the historian Dr. Rex Curry). http://youtu.be/BssWWZ3XEe4 The pledge continues to be the source of Nazi behavior, and that Nazi-style behavior was displayed by the Mayor of Winter Garden, Florida (John Rees) who had a cop expel a man from a city council meeting because the man did not stand for the pledge.
The Pledge of Allegiance was a small part of a much larger printed program covering 2 newspaper-sized pages and those pages included the phrase “under God,” along with hymns, prayers, and various references to the Bible and “God.” That better explains why a theistic reference was not specifically in the small chant part. Francis Bellamy was a Christian Socialist. That is why the original full Pledge program is not performed in government schools.
Anyone who objects only about the two-word deification in the Pledge is strange and completely misses the bigger problem: The pledge is central to the US’s police state and its never-ending spread.
The original pledge began with a military salute that was then extended outward to point at the flag (thus the stiff-arm gesture came from the pledge and from the military salute). http://youtu.be/mvDwL553pVM In practice the second gesture was performed palm-down (the classic Nazi gesture, adopted by Hitler later), not palm up, and photos and film footage show that, because children would simply point the original military salute at the flag.
No one should stand for nor chant the Pledge.
On this date, the Pledge of Allegiance was published in The Youth’s Companion, the leading family magazine and the Reader’s Digest of its day. It was written by Francis Bellamy in 1892 as a critique of the rampant greed, misguided materialism, and hyper-individualism of the Gilded Age. Furthermore, he wrote it in support of President Harrison’s public education programs, which were called socialist in 1892 just as Obama’s health care program is today.
He did not include the phrase “under God” as part of the original Pledge.
Bellamy, who lived from 1855 to 1931, was a Baptist minister and a leading Christian socialist. He was ousted from his Boston church for his sermons depicting Jesus as a socialist and for his work among the poor in the Boston slums.
Bellamy (cousin of Edward Bellamy…
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