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New discoveries show that Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, beginning as early as 1907, influenced the use of the Nazi salute and the swastika symbol worldwide. As a consequence, the swastika and the stiff-arm salute became symbols of socialism around the world.

The discoveries are in the growing body of work by the historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Swastika Secrets") who has previously shown how socialists in the USA originated the modern swastika as overlapping "S" letters for "Socialists" joining together in a utopian "Socialist Society." The swastika symbol had previously been a generic ancient symbol.

Even today, scouts "present the colors" of the flag in ceremonies, just as they did after 1892 (when the scouts used the stiff-armed American salute, also known as the "Bellamy salute").

The early scout behavior is an example of how the American stiff arm salute was spreading beyond use in the Pledge. In the USA, children would dress in uniforms (scouts), wave flags, and were forced to perform the stiff arm salute in government schools that imposed segregation and taught racism, and it occurred long before the behavior was adopted in Germany's Hitler Youth (and by Young Pioneers in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).

It is frightening to note that the Scouts also used the swastika symbol, including a badge with the swastika, which means they were dashing about the globe (including Germany) wearing paramilitary uniforms with swastikas, doing stiff-arm salutes, waving flags, and (in the USA) chanting mechanically to flags with the pledge's early stiff arm salute, years before, and leading up and beyond the creation of the National Socialist German Workers Party.

Graduates/victims of government schools may find it hard to believe: scouts used the swastika, the straight-arm gesture, robotic chanting, and uniform dress, and they did it all decades before the same was done under the National Socialist German Workers' Party.  The USA was the origin of that behavior under German National Socialism (where the salute was shamelessly stolen from the US). Photograph at

During the time when Scouts adopted the swastika, the symbol was associated in the USA with the growing popularity of paramilitarism and "military socialism," a dogma touted by Edward Bellamy, the American author of the international bestseller "Looking Backward," (1887) known as the bible of National Socialism.

The symbol was also famous in the USA as alphabetical symbolism for socialism in the Theosophical Society (TS), from 1875.

In 1888, the Theosophical Society teamed up with Bellamy's Nationalist movement for military socialism. The Bellamy swastika spread.

After Francis Bellamy created the Pledge of Allegiance in 1892, the Bellamy salute and the Bellamy swastika spread together globally.

By 1915, the symbol was also widely popular as an ornamental "Good Luck" symbol, as in a 1915 postcard showing the American flag posed favorably with a swastika.

For more information on the swastika as alphabetical symbolism see

The swastika was also adopted by American soldiers in the 45th Infantry Division and in the Escadrille Lafayette Americaine during World War I and adorned American soldiers' shoulder patches, flags and planes used in the fight against Germany.

In 1921, the swastika's meshed "S" letters acquired the alphabetic symbolism of "Scout Submission" in scouting along with the concept of self-sacrifice (even the ultimate self-sacrifice) because it represented a cross. It is important to note that the Nazis did not call their symbol a "swastika," but called it a "Hakenkreuz," which means "hooked cross" because it was a type of cross. That also tied the scout swastika into the Bellamy dogma which was also known as "Christian Socialism."
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Scout founder Robert Baden-Powell wrote "The Swastika" in "What Scouts Can Do: More Yarns in 1921" and attempted to give the swastika an etymological meaning that is different from the other popular idea that it the symbol meant "well being" or "good luck."  According to Baden-Powell's first comments, the swastika meant "Obedience or Submission, the different arms of the cross being in reality legs in the attitude of kneeling."  Thus, Baden-Powell also recognizes the swastika as a type of cross with religious significance.  Baden-Powell also mentioned in passing Norsemen, Greeks, and myths about Atlantis.
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The swastika was also popular among Girl Scouts via a magazine called "The Swastika" (1914-1918) that stated on each cover "Written, Issued and Read by THE GIRLS' CLUB." Each cover was also adorned with two swastikas in the S-letter orientation.  The October 14, 1914 cover shows a swastika flag. The February 1916 cover shows a girl wearing a hat adorned with a swastika. The membership pin for the Girls' Club was a swastika.

The Girl Scouts program began in 1912 and was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912 and based on the Scouting principles developed by Baden-Powell.

Wikipedia is spreading the news about Dr. Curry's discoveries. Recent articles at report on the many references to Dr. Curry's research and discoveries on Wikipedia. Even Wikipedia founder Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales has publicly noted Dr. Curry's influence on Wikipedia. Dr. Curry's work has been covered and verified on Wikipedia. Some Wikipedia writers use Dr. Curry's work without attribution in apparent attempts to bolster their own credibility.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is a United States Scouting organization, with some presence in other countries. The BSA is the largest youth organization in the United States; over one hundred million Americans have been members. Founded in the USA in 1910, the movement had a registered membership of 2,938,698 youth with 1,146,130 leaders in 122,582 units as of the end of 2005.

The BSA sprang from the concerns of the socialist movement in the United States. It was a concern that grew from the military socialism of Francis Bellamy and Edward Bellamy. The BSA adheres to the Scout method to teach values such as patriotism, citizenship, and outdoorsmanship through a variety of activities, including outdoor activities.

The BSA utilizes uniforms and advancement in rank similar to the military. The BSA operates through units such as troops, packs, and crews.

The socialist movement in the United States was at its height during the early twentieth century. Socialists were concerned that young men had too much individualism and were not learning patriotism, citizenship, and self-sacrifice. The Young Mens Christian Association (YMCA) was an early promoter. Baden-Powell started Scouting in 1907 and the movement began to grow.

In 1909, Chicago publisher W. D. Boyce was visiting London, England where he learned of the Scouting movement. Upon his return to the US, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910. The YMCA became interested in the nascent BSA program and provided support.

The Pledge of Allegiance salute was adopted in scouting as shown in 1934 photos. A further description is below.
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The original Pledge of Allegiance was created in 1892. The early Pledge of Allegiance used a straight-arm salute that was the origin of the salute used later by the horrid National Socialist German Workers' Party.  The USA was the origin of the Nazi salute, robotic group-chanting to flags, Nazism, flag fetishism, and the modern swastika as "S" symbolism for "Socialism," as shown in they research of the noted historian Dr. Rex Curry.

The original first printing of the Boy's Cubbook in 1930 still showed the use of the stiff-arm salutes by Scouts.

This printing was recalled after release by BSA to change to the Cub Scout salute (on page 23). The reason is found in the History of Cub Scouting, published by BSA in 1987. This is a quote from page 13: "The Boy's Cubbook for Wolf rank was published while the first packs were being chartered in April 1930.  It was quickly revised to change the Cub salute.  In the original edition, the salute was the Indian sign for peace, with right arm upraised, palm out.  Apparently leaders saw that the salute was disconceertingly similar to the Nazi salute of Adolf Hitler, who was beginning his rise to power in Germany enroute to engulfing the world in war.  The new salute was the familar two-fingered touch of the right hand to the forehead."  The 1987 explanation is almost as inaccurate as the original 1930 book in repeating the American-Indian myth, and showing complete ignorance of the use of the gesture in the early Pledge of Allegiance.

BSA destroyed whatever original printings they had.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts still use a remnant of the early Pledge of Allegiance.  Scouts use a military-style salute that developed from the initial military salute of the Pledge. A stereotypical Scout website states that scouts should memorize the pledge, that the "denner" (den leader) should lead the group in the pledge at meetings, and the web site mimics government schools by providing the usual shallow propaganda about Francis Bellamy and the Pledge

The original pledge began with a military salute that then stretched out toward the flag. In actual use, the second part of the gesture was performed with a straight arm and palm down by children casually performing the forced ritual chanting.  Professor Curry showed that, due to the way that both gestures were used sequentially in the pledge, the military salute led to the Nazi salute. The Nazi salute is an extended military salute via the USA's pledge.

Francis Bellamy (author of the "Pledge of Allegiance") and Edward Bellamy (author of the novel "Looking Backward") and Charles Bellamy (author of "A Moment of Madness") and Frederick Bellamy (who introduced Edward to socialistic "Fourierism") were socialists.  Edward, Charles and Frederick were brothers, and Francis was their cousin. Francis and Edward were both self-proclaimed National Socialists and they supported the "Nationalism" movement in the USA, the "Nationalist" magazine, and the "Nationalist Educational Association." Edward inspired the "Nationalist Party" (in the USA) and their dogma influenced socialists worldwide (including Germany) via “Nationalist Clubs.” They touted their dogma of "military socialism" and the "industrial army" because they wanted all of society to ape the military.

This may be hard to believe for graduates/victims of government schools: Americans wore swastika shoulder patches and used the striaght-arm gesture, all before the same was done under the National Socialist German Workers' Party.  The USA was the origin of that behavior under German National Socialism.

It is worth noting that Americans still use the greeting "hello" as they did then, and it is related to the German greeting "Heil" and thus to "Heil Hitler."  The term "hello" is used for hailing people and is related to the phrase "Hail to the chief," and to these words: hail, heal, health. It is also related to the term "salud," meaning "health," and thus to the term "salute" and the act of saluting, which included the manner of saying "hello."

The straight-arm gesture had been spread in the USA by the government's takeover of schools. Laws had been imposed that required children in government schools (socialist schools) in the USA to robotically chant the Pledge with the stiff-arm salute.

Francis Bellamy created the pledge to the USA's flag (1892). The early Pledge began with a military salute that then extended out toward the flag into a straight-arm salute.

Francis Bellamy was cousin and cohort to Edward Bellamy, author of the bible of National Socialism "Looking Backward" (1888) an international bestseller. Edward Bellamy's National Socialism movement teamed up with H. P. Blavatsky's Theosophical Society to spread the dogma worldwide. Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society used the swastika as alphabetic symbolism for their utopian "socialist society."

The Bellamy swastika and Bellamy salute spread globally.

Both Bellamys were self-proclaimed socialists in the nationalism movement in the USA, and they called their dogma "military socialism."  They wanted all of society to ape the military and they wanted the government to take over all schools in order to create their "industrial army" and spread their dogma through children.

It is important to remember that the above history would not have been unknown to people associated with the 45th Infantry when the swastika was adopted as its symbol, nor to other Americans who viewed the 45th Infantry's new symbol.

The USA influenced the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the National Socialist German Workers' Party, and the Peoples' Republic of China in their flag fetishism, civilian salutes, military socialism, the use of government schools (socialist schools), and robotic chanting in worship of government and government officials.

The USA originated Nazi salutes, flag fetishism, Nazism, robotic group-chanting to flags, and the modern swastika symbol, as shown in the research of the noted historian Dr. Rex Curry.  Amazing graphic images that prove the point are linked at

Both the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the National Socialist German Workers' Party followed the socialist trend in the USA in using the swastika as a symbol for socialism.

It all resulted in the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): 65 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 49 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; 21 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party.  The socialist Wholecaust was the worst loss of human life in history.

The USA is still the worst example in the world of bizarre laws that require robotic chanting to a national flag in government schools (socialist schools) every day for 12 years. It has changed generations of Americans from libertarians to authoritarians. The government bamboozled individuals into believing that robotic group-chanting in government schools is a beautiful expression of freedom. Frightening photographs are at

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I work for the "Stop The Pledge" foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to freeing Americans from the Pledge of Allegiance and its putrid past of robotic nazi-style brainwashing. Americans are ignorant about their Pledge of Allegiance. Please see the work of the historian Dr. Rex Curry cited in the book "Libertarian History" by the author Lin Xun. It includes these shockers: (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 The National Socialist German Workers Party was influenced by American National Socialists, including Francis Bellamy (author of the Pledge) and his cousin and cohort Edward Bellamy (the author of American books on National Socialism). Remove the Pledge from the flag. Remove the flag from schools. Remove schools from government.