Rex Curry is the historian whose discoveries are cited in many books on Amazon, Kindle, and other sources, including the book "Libertarian History" by the author Lin Xun. Xun explains these shockers from Dr. Curry: (1) that the "Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag" was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior; (2) that the military salute was the origin of the Nazi salute (via the military salute's use in the original Pledge of Allegiance) and; (3) Swastikas represented crossed "S" letter shapes for "socialist" under Hitler. At amazon At kindle

Friday, March 05, 2010

Ku Klux Klan spread America's "Nazi" salute from Pledge of Allegiance, Students still resisting the brainwashing!

Written in 1892, the Pledge of Allegiance's robotic chanting and stiff-arm salute spread with help from patriotic groups in the 1920s, prominent among them the Ku Klux Klan.

John Benton Bellamy (son of Francis Bellamy, author of the Pledge of Allegiance) was graduated from Harvard with the class of 1904 and President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a classmate. Berkeley Daily Gazette - Jun 14, 1944

A Vow Of Independence -- Some Students Resist Practice Of Saying Pledge Of Allegiance Daily
By Nancy Montgomery  Seattle Times Snohomish County Bureau March 31, 1999, excerpts from story -
       It might look like adolescent goofiness, but when Mariner High School students perform a Nazi salute, pound their chests or improvise words during the Pledge of Allegiance, it's actually a protest, they say.
      A daily pledge to the flag and to the republic for which it stands roboticizes them and is an affront to their intellectual independence, the students say.
       "It's like a brainwashing technique," said student Sheila King. "You can't pound someone into patriotism."
       King is no ordinary malcontent. She's the Mariner student-body president and swim-team captain. She takes Advanced Placement classes and gets very good grades.
       But sometimes she stays in her seat during the pledge, refusing to participate, along with several other students in her class.
       King has become the driving force behind an effort at her Mukilteo school to stop saying the pledge daily, as a little-known state law mandates. King is asking the School Board to ask state officials to waive daily recitation and to allow Mariner students to return to a weekly pledge, as they did until this year.
       In the meantime at Mariner High School, students who do make a scene - by making a straight-arm salute or saluting the chalkboard, or
saying "one nation, under goddess" - are not mocking the flag or the country but mocking the mindlessness, the numbing repetition, of swearing
the oath every day, King said.
       "It's funny," she said.
       Some teachers continue with their work as the pledge is recited, letting students stand and follow along or not as they desire.
       "We don't say it at all, ever," said Andy Lawson, principal of the American Indian Heritage High School in Seattle. "It just doesn't occur to us
to do it. It's not a protest or anything. That doesn't make us anti-American."
       Honig said. "You don't have to explain the basis for your unwillingness," he said. "It's not practicable or reasonable for the government
to stage inquisitions into people's motives for why they don't want to participate."
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