PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE NAZIS & RACISTS, Edward Bellamy, Francis Bellamy,
Margaret Sanger, EUGENICS

The USA's Pledge of Allegiance (& the military salute) was
the origin of Adolf Hitler's "Nazi" salute under the
National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis).

The swastika was used by the military and by
socialists in the USA and in the USSR, before it was used by the
National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP).

The swastika, although an ancient symbol, was also used to
represent "S" letters joined for "socialism"
under the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis), similar
to the alphabetical symbolism for the SS Division, the SA, the
NSV, and the VW logo (the letters "V" and "W"
joined for "Volkswagen").

Francis Bellamy & Edward Bellamy touted National Socialism
and the police state in the USA decades before their dogma was
exported to Germany. They influenced the NSDAP, its dogma, symbols
and rituals.

The USA originated Nazism. Some Nazi practices that the USA
used before German National Socialists include: Eugenics and
sterilization; the Nazi salute; robotic chanting to flags by children
(in schools) and by adults (the U.S.'s Pledge of Allegiance);
segregation and official policies of racism (e.g. in schools and
elsewhere); The use of the swastika symbol by socialists and by the
military; Social Security numbering and tracking of the entire
population and even tattooing of numbers on people.

It did happen here. Worse, many of the U.S. Practices outlasted
German National Socialism. Many of the U.S.'s practices continue
In the book "War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's
Campaign to Create A Master Race" by Edwin Black, the author's
central thesis is that Nazi racial hygiene and its ultimate
manifestations in the Holocaust were imported lock, stock and barrel
from the USA, and that, indeed, it was US ruling elites who hatched
the idea of creating a master Aryan race by selective breeding and
then passed it along to the National Socialist German Workers Party.
In Zweites Buch (Second Book), Adolf Hitler portrayed the U.S. as
a "racially successful" society that used eugenics and
segregation and followed what Hitler thought was a wise policy of
excluding "racially degenerate" immigration from eastern
and southern Europe. It was a change from Mein Kampf and what caused
the change in Hitler's views between 1924 and 1928 is not known. By
1928, Hitler seems to have heard about the U.S.'s massive industrial
wealth, the Immigration Act of 1924, segregation, and the fact that
most American states had eugenics boards to sterilize people who were
considered inferior. Hitler declared his support for such practices
and desired that German socialists would follow suit. Was Hitler also
aware of the Nazi salute and robotic chanting that was used in the
U.S.'s Pledge of Allegiance and had been so for about 3 decades?
The notorious American and National Socialist Edward Bellamy
authored the socialist utopian fantasy "Equality." The
popularity of Bellamy's eugenic utopia coincided with Alfred Ploetz's
formulation of a scientific method for its realization. Ploetz
(August 22, 1860 – March 20, 1940) was a German physician and
eugenicist known for coining the term racial hygiene (Rassenhygiene)
and promoting the concept in Germany. Many German socialists
responded enthusiastically to Bellamy's vision as offering the basis
in evolutionary terms for a classless world community or

Bellamy and Francis Bellamy (Edward's cousin and cohort) were
conspiracy theorists and socialists. Edward Bellamy's conspiracy
theories were outlined in his books, including the international
bestseller "Looking Backward" that launched a global
movement of national socialism. Both Bellamys wanted the government
to take over all schools in order to impose their plans in the USA.
Francis Bellamy aided Edward's conspiracy theory when Francis
authored of the "Pledge of Allegiance" to the flag. The
Nazi salute originated in America from Francis Bellamy's pledge, as
shown in the work of Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of
Allegiance Secrets").

Bellamys believed that countries would be destroyed by diversity and
individuality, unless the government imposed uniformity and

The arm extended straight out was an
early way of saluting the American flag during the pledge. People
would raise their right hand to their forehead and perform the
standard military salute at the pledge's beginning, and then at the
words "to my flag", extend their arm straight out. It was
not an ancient Roman salute, although that is a popular myth (The
Roman salute myth is most likely due in part to Victorian era
historians romanticizing details of ancient history).

National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis) adapted the
straight-arm gesture from Americans, along with robotic chanting to
flags and government.

The Eugenics movement in Britain and
America was one of Hitler's inspirations for genocide, just as his
salute was inspired by the American salute.

to this day, conspiracy theories that question government action are
shunned, while conspiracy theories that tout government action, and
even all-out war, are embraced and repeated.

A fan of writes: The association of the pledge
with the National Socialist German Workers' Party is at least skin
deep.  The stance, presentation, salute and pledge of
allegiance were essentially the

American pledge (1892) does predate the National Socialist German
Workers' Party (1920) by some 28 years. The extended arm salutes
varied a bit over time but was essentially the same. So did the
National Socialist German Workers' Party copy American

is significant that the author and promoter of the pledge, Francis
Bellamy, was a self-proclaimed Socialist who wrote extensively of
a US that would nationalize all industry and conscript all men
into a full-time military which would then conquer the world.
Sound familiar? These were radical notions at the turn of the

is also significant that at that time (1899), John Dewey, author
of Democracy and Education, was leading a campaign to turn US
public education into an gigantic propaganda mill for
international socialism.

"Children who know how to
think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society
which is coming where everyone is interdependent."

the U.S. Bureau of Education wrote, "The public schools exist
primarily for the benefit of the State rather than for the benefit
of the individual." This at a time when Germany too was
overhauling its school system.

But these were not the only
connections with the pledge.

Vermont social scientists in
the 1920s and '30s devised a plan to eliminate the state's
"degenerate" bloodlines and replenish "old pioneer

The 12-year survey was developed by an independent
team of social scientists who studied "good" and "bad"
families in the state and listed those which it determined needed
to be *eliminated*.

The report was circulated among
policymakers at the time and led to the passage of a 1931
sterilization law.

Yep. The earlier work of Dewey and
Bellamy had paid off! The kids were now grown and thinking like
true socialists. The science of human breeding had branched off
from social Darwinism. Eugenics was front stage.

Visit the
archives at the Boston Globe, 1999, for details.

This law
resulted in the sterilization of several hundred poor, rural
Vermonters, Abenaki Indians and others deemed unfit to

The model was soon adopted by other states which
over the years effected thousands of Americans. Sound

So how is this relevant? Because the women's
suffrage movement of the latter 1800s had become a socialist
enclave which expanded the idea of birth control to population

Borrowing from the work of the social scientists,
"Race Building in a Democracy" was the theme of the 1940
joint meeting of the Birth Control Federation of America and the
Citizens Committee for Planned Parenthood where it was proclaimed
about the leader of the National Socialist German Workers'

"We, too, recognize the problem of race
building, but our concern is with the quality of our people, not
with their quantity alone."

So, that committee was
aware of the goal of the leader of the National Socialist German
Workers' Party  to decrease quantity while improving quality.
They differed only in priorities.

Yep. That's THE Planned

A leading feminist at this meeting and a
member of the American Eugenics Society, Margaret Sanger,
attracted the attention of the leader of the National Socialist
German Workers' Party who invited Sanger to Germnay to discuss
some ideas.

The rest is history.

So, one bad deed
leads to another. Each stage sets the stage for the next
generation. Words mean things.

There is an "Annual Margaret Sanger-KKK rally art
contest." In the past, entries have included photoshopped
"recreations" of Sanger's actual work.

Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger spoke at a rally of female KKK
members, in 1926 in Silver Lake, New Jersey. In her 1938 book,
"Margaret Sanger An Autobiography" (1971 reprint by
Dover Publications, Inc. of the 1938 original published by W.W.
Norton & Company) Sanger indicates at pages 366-367 that the
she got along quite well with members of group. Here is a

"Always to me any aroused group was a good
group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the
women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan...In the end, through simple
illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen
invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered."

advocated birth control as a means of keeping the population of
blacks in check. And Catholics. And Jews. And other ethinic
minorites. And...well, you get the picture. Her slogan, "Every
child a wanted child" was just sugar-coating for her real
designs: a world free of what she called "the unfit." As
Dale Ahlquist wrote in Gilbert Magazine:

Eugenics led
directly to the birth control movement. All the same players were
involved, such as Margaret Sanger, who was a member of the
American Eugenics Society and was the editor of the Birth Control
Review. The primary philosophy was trumpeted on the cover of the
Birth Control Review: "More Children for the Fit. Less for
the Unfit." She made it clear whom she considered unfit:.
"Hebrews, Slavs, Catholics, and Negroes." She set up her
Birth Control clinics only in their neighborhoods. She openly
advocated the idea that such people should apply for official
permission to have babies "as immigrants have to apply for

She admired Adolf Hitler, and while he didn't
care for Americans much, he liked her too.

The announcement
for the 3rd Annual Margaret Sanger at the Ku Klux Klan Rally Art
Contest! are posted at The Truth About Margaret Sanger. Unlike the
past two years, photoshopped entries will not be accepted.
However, contestants may submit "Drawings, cartoons,
historical novels, haiku, dance, plays, videos, paintings, quilts,
rap, puppetry, modern interpretations of Sanger speaking to the
Klan, reenactments of the speech on YouTube, mime, audio
recordings of actual Sanger quotes she may have reused when
speaking to the Klan -- there is no limit to the artistic ways
this historic event can be commemorated."


Aryan Path Magazine - Published 1930 Theosophy Co., Ltd. Page 55
 "...a 'Religion of Solidarity,' as it was called by
Edward Bellamy, will not compel alteration of a self-centred
programme of living."

From Theosophist Magazine
September 1934-December 1934 (under Annie Wood Besant) - page 323
 THE BELLAMY PLAN  A copy of the August issue of THE
THEOSOPHIST, containing an article on my husband, Edward Bellamy,
written by Fred Bell of the Bellamy League in South Africa, has
just reached me, and I desire to extend my thanks to you for
sending it. Many of Mr. Bellamy's most ardent disciples throughout
the world are Theosophists, and this article, we hope, may be the
means of calling the attention of others to the beauty and the
soundness of his economic philosophy towards which the world seems
now to be steadily moving. (Mrs.) EDWARD


another shameful episode in the history of U.S. jurisprudence, the
Supreme Court ruled in the infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell case that
the State of Virginia had had the right to sterilize a woman named
Carrie Buck against her will, based solely on the (spurious)
criteria that she was “feeble-minded” and promiscuous,
with Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes concluding, “Three
generations of imbeciles are enough.”

The United
Nations now regards forced sterilization as a crime against


Health, Race and German Politics
Between National Unification and Nazism, 1870-1945 (Cambridge Studies
in the History of Medicine) (Paperback)
by Paul Weindling

convinced Rudin that alcohol and tobacco were not only damaging to
individual health but they also poisoned the fitness of future
generations. Rudin can be regarded as the co-founder of German

"In 1890 Ploetz married Rudin's sister,
Pauline, who was studying medicine. Ernst Rudin established an
abstinence association, Humanitas, for Swiss grammar schools. Rudin
was imbued with reformist ideals similar to those of Ploetz and the
Hauptmanns. Rudin and his fellow schoolboys reinforced their
abstinence by adventorously reading Bebel on women and socialism (the
SPD's Party Congress was held in St Gallen in 1887), medical tracts
by Forel and Bunge, and the utopian writing of Edward Bellamy. There
was a vitual epidemic of utopianism. The linking of utopianism and
Lebensreform was a stimulus to biological research."

Ploetz acquired Swiss nationality, his German nationalist convictions
also intensified. In the physiological laboratory of Gaule, where he
was completing his dissertation on heredity, worked the fellow
abstinence-campaigner Fick, who was a hybrid between a democrat and a
fervent Pan-German nationalist."

"Fick persuaded
them that they could earn well in South Africa where he had spent
five years. Ploetz looked forward to being able to study bush men as
among the lowest human races. However, the couple finally abandoned
their African plans and decided on the United States, where they went
in 1890..."

Fick was involved in the founding of the
Pan-German league.  Ploetz encountered a strong current of
nationalism although he chose not to become active in Pan-Germanist

The Ploetzes settled in Springfield, Massachusetts,
where they opened a medical practice and bred chickens.  The
later moved to Meriden, Connecticutt. While struggling to establish
himself, Ploetz used his free time to write a book on the potential
of 'our race' and on problems of social welfare.

Ploetz hoped
to convince emigre German socialists that there was a way to refute
Darwinist criticisms of socialism. Ploetz was in touch with Jacques
Loeb, a radically minded German biologist, who had emigrated because
of his displeasure with social conditions. Ploetz had contacts with
the Springfield Socialist Party, and with socialist journalists in
New York. Through his Zurich comrade, the Nietzschean John Henry
Mackay, Ploetz struck up a friendship with a socialist carpenter,
Adolph Gerecke, who was a contributer to German naturalist journals.
Ploetz hoped to use contacts with a German secret lodge in
Connecticutt to obtain the genealogies of its 20,000 members. He
formulated a programme for racial and social reform.

choice of such an apparently unpromising place as Springfield might
be explained by the presence of the utopina author, Edward Bellamy.
Bellamy edited a newspaper in Springfield and wrote the utopian
novel, Looking Backward 2000-1887, which seized the imagination of a
vast readership. It was published in 1888, translated into German in
1889, and was popular among socialists. Perfection was the antithesis
of urban Boston of 1887: there was to be a socialist society based on
merit rather than wealth as the main spur to human endeavour. Bellamy
condemned the chaos of liberal self-interest as resulting in 'a horde
of barbarians with a thousand petty chiefs'. There should, instead,
be established an orderly society 'as compared with that of a
disciplined army under one general - such a fighting machine, for
example, as the German army under von Moltke'. State socialism was
placed on a medical and biological basis. The guide to Bellamy's
revitalized Boston was a physician, Dr. Leete. He compared the model
society to 'one family'. Marriage was to be based on love and
fitness, and the congenitally deficient would be banned from
marriage. Bellamy admired Galton's 1873 work on 'stirpiculture' (a
term pre-dating 'eugenics' first used by Galton in 1883).(footnote 65
citing S.E. Bowman et al., Edward Bellamy Abroad (New York, 1962),
pp. 151-9; A.E. Morgan, Edward Bellamy (New York, 1944), p. 158)).
The popularity of Bellamy's eugenic utopia coincided with Ploetz's
formulation of a scientific method for its realization. Many German
socialists responded enthusiastically to Bellamy's vision as offering
the basis in evolutionary terms for a classless world community or

Bellamy typified how political utopias were
reformulate in biological terms. Social reformers were convinced that
if science and medicine were judiciously applied, utopia was within
mankind's grasp.

"The vigour of German science and
medicine derived from the emerging industrial economy..."
    on Page 72:
"... , medical tracts by Forel
and Bunge, and the utopian writings of Edward Bellamy.43 There was a
virtual epidemic of utopianism. The linking of utopianism and
Lebensreform was a stimulus to biological research. Also ..."
    on Page 76:
"... Ploetz's choice of such
an apparently unpromising place as Springfield might be explained by
the presence of the utopian author, Edward Bellamy.64 Bellamy edited
a newspaper in Springfield and wrote the utopian novel, Looking
Backward 2000-1887, which seized the imagination of a ..."
    on Page 77:
"... 68 Ploetz's utopianism
drew inspiration from bacteriology and hereditary biology 6s S.E.
Bowman et al., Edward Bellamy Abroad (New York, 1962), pp. 151-9;
A.E. Morgan, Edward Bellamy (New York, 1944), P. 158 66 B. Ward
Richardson, Hygeia ..."
4.     from Back
"... Bowman, S.E. et al., Edward Bellamy Abroad (New
York, 1962). Bradbury, S., The Evolution of the Microscope (Oxford,
1967). Brady, ft., The Rationalization Movement in German ..."
    from Back Matter:
"... Morel, B.A., Trait
des d g n rescences physiques, intellectuelles et morales de l'esp ce
humaine (Paris, 1857). Morgan, A.E., Edward Bellamy (New York, 1944).
Moses, J., Arbeitslosigkeit. Ein Problem der Gesundheit (Berlin,
1931). Mosse, G.L., 'The Image of the Jew in ..."
from Index:
"... 4o6-8,438,526 Behring, Emil (1854-1917), 33,
83, 114, 160-2, 164, 169, 171, 192, 198, 234 Belgium, 148 Bella
Coolla Indians, 54 Bellamy, Edward (1850-98), 72, 76-7, 86 Belzec,
550 Bender, Clara, 455 Bender, 544 Bendix, Kurt (188o-1942), 429, 461
Benjamin, Georg (1895-1942), 353, ..."

Page 72
held in St Gallen in 1887), medical tracts by Ford and Bunge, and the
utopian writings of Edward Bellamy.43 There was a virtual epidemic of
utopianism. ...
Page 76
... choice of such an apparently
unpromising place as Springfield might be explained by the presence
of the utopian author, Edward Bellamy. ...
Page 77
utopianism drew inspiration from bacteriology and hereditary biology
•‘ SE Bowman eta!., Edward Bellamy Abroad (New York,
Page 589
Bower, T., Blind Eye to Murder (London, 1981). The
Paper Clip Conspiracy (London, 1987). Bowman, SE et at., Edward
Bellamy Abroad (New York, ...
Page 601
Morgan, AE, Edward
Bellamy (New York, ‘9a). ...
more »
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Indians, 54 Bellamy, Edward (185o-98), 72, 76-7, 86 Belzec, 550
Bender, Clara, 455 Bender, 544 Bendix, Kurt ( ...

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such intellectual was Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), who is now best
remembered for his work in sexology. But he has a more unsavory side
to his past as a noted promoter of eugenics, sterilization of the
‘unfit’, and racial purity. In 1937 he defended Hitler’s
racial law, saying: “if properly administered, it has no
relation to ‘Aryan’ aspirations”. Ellis had much
common ground with the socialists of his day. George Watson has this
to say about it in “The Lost Literature of Socialism”:

‘ … Ellis’s “Task of Social Hygiene” …
unites Marx’s early vision of inevitable class conflict with
eugenic theory and the coming triumph of the white races. Sidney and
Beatrice Webb echoed the point in the same year in the New Statesman.
… So the socialist intelligentsia of the western world entered
the first world war publicly committed to racial purity and white
domination, and no less committed to violence.’

Ellis writes in “Task of Social Hygiene” (1912), in
Chapter XII – Individualism and Socialism, pg. 402:

‘So it is that the question of breed, the production of fine
individuals, the elevation of the ideal of quality in human
production over that of mere quantity, begins to be seen, not merely
as a noble ideal in itself, but as the only method by which Socialism
can be enabled to continue on its present path.’

wrote this, but it could as well have been written by a member of the
National Socialist German Workers’ Party advocating the
purification of the ‘Aryan’ race. Ellis sees ‘quality
in human production’ as a ‘noble ideal’ and
necessary for socialism to ‘continue on its present path’.
And continue it certainly did.

More from Ellis:

‘Through the slow growth of knowledge concerning hereditary
conditions, by voluntary self-restraint, by the final disappearance
of the lingering prejudice against the control of procreation, by
sterilization in special cases, by methods of pressure which need not
amount to actual compulsion, it will be possible to attain an
increasingly firm grip on the evil elements of heredity. Not until
such measures as these, under the controlling influence of a sense of
personal responsibility extending to every member of the community,
have long been put into practice, can we hope to see man on the earth
risen to his full stature, healthy in body, noble in spirit,
beautiful in both alike, moving spaciously and harmoniously among his
fellows in the great world of Nature’…

In the
same chapter Ellis quotes from a pamphlet on “Socialism and
Eugenics” by a Dr. Eden Paul:

“Whereas both Socialism and Eugenics are concerned solely with
the application of the knowledge gained by experience to the
amelioration of the human lot, it seems preferable to dispense with
religious terminology, and regard the two doctrines as complementary
parts of the great modern movement known by the name of

Here we see what F.A. Hayek calls ‘the
fatal conceit’ of socialism in deeming itself the agent for
‘amelioration of the human lot’. Here we also see the
absolutely evil perversion of the meaning of language: socialism and
eugenics are claimed to be components of humanism.

notable whose ideological proclivities are not talked about is H.G.
Wells. Remembered today only as a famous writer of science fiction,
he was a member of the Fabian society which led the socialist
political movement in the first part of the 20th century. The Fabians
included the famous – or infamous, depending on where one
stands on the issue -  Sidney and Beatrice Webb and George
Bernard Shaw. In 1902, H.G. Wells published a work titled:
“Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific
Progress Upon Human Life and Thought”. The last chapter in this
book is named “The Faith of the New Republic”.

Edward Bellamy Equality

EDWARD BELLAMY & Francis Bellamy conspiracty theorists,
conspiracy theory, conspiracy theories.

From the news 07/10/09
Exhibit at Germany's Bach Museum probes Nazi influence on music:
Richard Wagner is the classical composer most associated with the
Nazis, but Johann Sebastian Bach was the one the party dubbed "the
most German of Germans" and whose music was played at rallies
where "Heil Hitler" was chanted, to stir up nationalist

Government in the United States has a history of pushing
chants and music to stir up nationalist zeal.

the Pledge of Allegiance (1892) to another form of hailing the flag:
The U.S. National Anthem (the Star Spangled Banner, (a reference to
the flag)). The lyrics state: "Oh say can you see, by the dawn's
early light, what so proudly we hailed...(the flag)."

time, America's stiff-arm salute was used for various purposes in the
United States, including the National Anthem (the Star Spangled
Banner), for school flags, and even as a general greeting or cheer
during sports events (including college football games).

the time Ernst Hanfstaengl was attending school in the U.S., the
American straight-arm salute was used for various purposes, including
the National Anthem (the Star Spangled Banner), for school flags, and
even as a general greeting or cheer during sports events (including
Harvard football
National Socialist German Workers' Party acquired the straight-arm
salute from America (American films) and from German-Americans (such
as Ernst Hanfstaengl).

movie "Olympiad" and other famous photography of Jesse
Owens shows Mr. Owens using a military salute during the raising of
the USA's flag and the playing of the national anthem, while nearby
Germans give the straight-arm salute.  While comment has been
made elsewhere of the photographic illustration of the salute, none
of those comments point out that Mr. Owens is performing only the
introductory salute of the pledge of allegiance as it was in 1936,
and that Mr. Owens apparently did not perform the rest of the
pledge's salute, the straight-arm salute, presumably because he did
not wish it misinterpreted as a salute to the leader of the National
Socialist German Workers' Party.

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How ignorant and uneducated are Americans about U.S. origins of Nazism? Here is a quote from David M. Kinchen's review of of Erik Larson's "In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, And An American Family In Hitler's Germany," about William E. Dodd, US ambassador to Germany in 1939 (and his later notorious daughter Martha.): "Attacks on Americans of all religions visiting Germany became common, often prompted and carried out by members of the SA or Storm Troopers. Many of the attacks occurred because the visitors didn't use the Nazi salute. One even involved Milwaukee-born German-American radio broadcaster H.V. Kaltenborn, but it -- like the other attacks -- had little effect on the State Department, either, Larson relates." That is from

It shows how uneducated Americans are in that the quote was probably written by someone who does not know that the Nazi salute came from the USA and its Pledge of Allegiance, where attack occurred (for refusing to salute) long before Adolf Hitler followed suit. See the discoveries of the historian Dr. Rex Curry.

How common was the practice of attacks in America as well as in Germany? Americans were attacked, arrested, even lynched in the USA by other Americans for not performing the Nazi salute in the USA's Pledge, at the same time that similar things happened under German National Socialism. That is one of many reasons why the German attacks might have "had little effect on the state department" in the USA. There were court cases in the USA upholding the arrest and jailing of people who refused the nazi salute, children taken from parents who refused to force their children to salute and chant, children expelled from government schools for refusal. There was a U.S. Supreme Court case that initially upheld persecution for refusal to salute and chant on command. The reason the supreme court reversed itself was due to the additional persecution and violence that its own initial opinion inspired. Do Supreme Court cases mean that the practice was "common"? Was the practice of persecution more common in the USA than it was in Germany?

Eric Larson probably is unaware of that and he is the author of "In The Garden of Beasts."

It is a red herring to say that German national socialists had direct subsidies to hotels and up to at least 1938 strenuously encouraged tourism from the English-speaking world (cf. the Berlin Olympics) as part of a national programme of public relations. No one claims that the attacks that Dodd referenced were part of a national program, although that argument could be made based on Mein Kampf and in that there were German laws that compelled the gesture, just as there were laws in the USA that compelled the gesture. Prewar propaganda sought to establish that Germany was a world model for socialist order and good government. And the reality is that beating up and persecuting people happened (and eventually mass slaughter) and why would that not have included foreign tourists either by mistake or because of xenophobia or their backgrounds? Besides, what did Dodd mean by the word "common" in regard to the horrid reality of what happened?

The other poster is part of an intermittent campaign to hide the Pledge's putrid past and to hide the USA's role in the socialist mess. The other poster focused in part on the myth that German socialists borrowed the Roman salute from Mussolini (as everybody knew in the 1920s, according to the other poster) but from the American socialist Edward Bellamy (1850-1898). The other poster provides no citation to support the Mussolini myth, of course, as there is none). And "everybody knew" certainly did not include Americans who had been force to perform the Nazi salute in government schools for about 3 decades before Mussolini, or suffer persecution. Some Americans opposed changing the gesture with the argument that "It was our salute first" (and they were correct on that last point). They knew. Even if there were some people in Germany (Hitler?) who did not know that Americans had been forced to do it for 3 decades, everyone was not equally ignorant. On top of it all, the other poster is left with the obvious point: if Hitler borrowed it from Mussolini, and Mussolini borrowed it from the USA, then German socialists borrowed it from the USA. Note that the other poster has dropped the old "ancient Roman salute" myth and adopted the "Mussolini myth." Dr. Curry debunked the ancient Roman salute myth by showing that the myth developed from the USA's Pledge of Allegiance.

Also, the claim that the gesture came from American National Socialist Edward Bellamy shows that the other poster will not inform himself on the topic. The gesture came from Francis Bellamy (Edward's cousin and cohort) when Francis began his chant with a military salute that was then extended outward to point at the flag (the nazi salute evolved from Francis' use of the military salute).

Both Bellamys referred to themselves as national socialists and touted "military socialism" (their term. they wanted all of society to emulate the military). They influenced the worst socialists worldwide, including National Socialist German Workers Party and its rituals (robotic chanting to flags & leaders), dogma, and symbols (including the use of the swastika to symbolize overlapping S-letters for "socialism" under German national socialism).

The Bellamys also preached the deadly dogma of "economic equality." The following is a photograph of the front page, listing editor Edward Bellamy.

The Bellamys wanted government to take over all educational institutions and create an "industrial army" to spread their dogma.

The Nationalist magazine was also started by Edward Bellamy, with the assistance of Henry Willard Austin. Note that the publishing organization was named "THE NATIONALIST EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION" in deliberate similarity to the National Education Association (NEA). This is a photograph of the Nationalist Magazine from Edward Bellamy

To learn more about Edward Bellamy enjoy the following video

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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.