||Pledge of Allegiance
in frightening images & articles at http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html
For fascinating information about symbolism see http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
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Military issues are the subject of a lot of research, including the influence of militarism, martial law, military socialism and the military-socialist complex. Much of the work overlooks the historical impact in the United States, its effects upon the rest of the world, and fears of martial law and military socialism today.
Militarism was specifically promoted in the USA in 1888 as "military socialism" by Edward Bellamy, author of the book "Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887." The book was an international bestseller and was tranlsated into every major language including German, Russian and Chinese. It appears by title in many of the major Marxist writings of the day. The dogma led to Anthropogenic Global Warring (AGW).
Clubs sprang up in the USA and worldwide for touting the book's ideas. The Bellamy dogma influenced socialists worldwide, including the countries of the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): ~60 million dead under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; ~50 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; ~20 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSGWP).
Edward Bellamy and Francis Bellamy (Edward's cousin and cohort) wanted government to take over all schools and create the "industrial army" from children to spread the Bellamy vision. The Bellamys admired the military and they wanted all of society to ape the military under a martial law system. http://rexcurry.net/pledge_military.html
The most socialistic institutions in the USA -and the cause of the spread of socialism throughout the USA- has been the military and government schools (socialist schools).
In the late 1800s, flags were not as widely flown as they are today. While flags flew daily over military installations, schools were not one of the venues where flags were seen.
The Bellamys made schools for children more like military bases. Francis wanted a federal flag over every government school and he suceeded.
Francis Bellamy also created the Pledge of Allegiance (1892) and robotic chanting to the flag. The pledge was created to promote the Bellamy vision of military socialism in the most socialistic institution: government schools (socialized schools).
The military salute was the origin of the Nazi salute. The Pledge originally started with a military salute (held for the phrase "I pledge allegiance") and then the military salute was then extended toward the flag with a straight-arm gesture (held for the remainder of the Pledge). In that fashion, Francis' early pledge was the origin of the straight-arm salute of German National Socialism (as discovered by the historian Dr. Rex Curry, author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets").
See the You Tube video documentary at
Shocking photos of the early Pledge are on the web.
U.S. MILITARY USED STIFF-ARM "NAZI" SALUTE FIRST
The Nazi salute originated in America from the military salute and the Pledge of Allegiance, according to the historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets"). U.S. soldiers used the stiff-arm salute before it was used by the National Socialist German Workers Party (the NSGWP or Nazis). The American practice was the origin of the behavior adopted later by German National Socialists.
Early flag ettiquette for men in uniform included the straight-arm salute when the flag was passing or when the Pledge of Allegiance was being mechanically chanted.
Civilians also used the stiff-armed salute in the same manner.
The Sunday Times-Signal in Zanesville, Ohio of August 9, 1942 states, "When the flag is passing in parade or in review, all persons present should face the flag, stand at attention and salute. Those present in uniform should render the right-hand salute." The same article distinguishes the behavior for the actual Pledge of Allegiance by stating that during the pledge, "Persons in uniform shall render the military salute." The newspaper provides a photograph of the right-hand salute showing a stiff arm salute with the palm up. The arm and the palm are so stiff and straight that, at a distance, the viewer would not see the direction of the palm.
Old photographs collected by the Dr. Curry show that the salute was also performed palm-down in the classic stylized salute adopted later by German socialists.
Several newspapers carried an article similar to the one in the Bismarck Tribune on May 28, 1926. It states that during the pledge of allegiance "persons in uniform render the right-hand salute."
In that sense, the "Nazi salute" is actually the "American salute" based on its origin.
As consequence, the USA set a bad example for a long time.
The world observed the U.S. military personnel delivering the straight-arm salute to the flag before WWI, during WWI, after WWI, up to WWII and for up to three decades before the existence of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
It continued into WWII and to 1942 (and beyond) when Congress began to promote the hand-over-the-heart gesture.
The Pledge salute even influenced the military salute at that time. The Daily Northwestern Newspaper (Thursday Evening) March 8, 1917, explains that the military salute had an outward extension. "Standing- at attention, raise the right hand to the forehead Over the right eye, palm downward, fingers extended and close together, arm at an angle of forty-five degrees. Move hand outward about a foot, with a quick motion, then drop to the side."
The Pledge's initial military salute was sometimes modified because some educrats thought it was disrespectful for children to mimic the military. A modified version existed in 1899 (see photos below) and it began with the military salute from the chest and then extended outward in the stiff-arm salute. It is frightening to note that Adolf Hitler and German National Socialists also adopted the gesture of the military salute from the chest extended outward to the stiff-arm salute.
Also see http://rexcurry.net/military-salute-socialism-pledge-allegiance.jpg
Even today the military salute from the chest complies with "the right hand over the heart" dictated under the current vague law that Congress passed. Congress was so vague that some people (especially those people who were already performing the military salute from the chest) interpreted the "the right hand over the heart" as meaning the military salute from the chest and they continued to perform it in that manner, but no longer with the stiff-arm extension that had followed in the past. Some people believe that the current hand-cupping-the-breast is NOT the correct gesture, as originally intended, that the chest-military-salute IS what was intended when "Congress" (or its ghostwriter) penned the current "hand-over-the-heart" phrase, as that is more consistent with Bellamy's original intent to use the military salute, and it is more consistent with the military mentality of Congress when the current gesture was enacted after the U.S. had entered the war (passed years after WWII had already begun, and a year after the U.S. had entered WWII. On June 22, 1942 Congress passed a joint resolution which was amended on December 22, 1942 to become Public Law 829; Chapter 806, 77th Congress, 2nd session. The Pearl Harbor attack had occurred on December 7, 1941, the U.S. declared war the following day).
Some people thought it was creepy for children to perform the initial military salute to the forehead as written by Francis Bellamy in his original Pledge, so the forehead salute of the ritual was sometimes dropped entirely, leaving nothing but the American stiff-armed salute. That modified form of the American salute was later adopted by the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
Francis Bellamy and his cousin Edward Bellamy called their dogma "Military Socialism." The "swastika building" at the Navy's Coronado Seabees Barracks in California is an odd reminder of the dogma.
The military salute is a sign of submission to a superior officer / commanding officer (in this case the flag / government) whose orders must be obeyed without question. The Pledge fits the USA's police state, which continues to expand and grow in power. http://rexcurry.net/1n1.gif
People were persecuted for refusing to pledge or to perform the straight-arm salute to the national flag. That was to the flag of the USA (the stars and stripes) and of Germany (the swastika flag) as it happened at the same time. Some religious people considered it sacrilegious. There were good reasons to view the pledge/salute as the worship of government. Most people do not know that a cross was worshiped as the notorious symbol of German National Socialism. The NSGWP called their symbol the Hakenkreuz, not the swastika. Hakenkreuz means "hooked cross." Although the swastika was an ancient symbol, Professor Rex Curry (author of "Swastika Secrets") discovered that it was also used sometimes by German National Socialists to represent "S" letters for their "socialism." With a 45 degree turn of his Hakenkreuz, the leader of the NSGWP combined the cross with collectivism, merged church and state, meshed religion and socialism, and mandated the worship of government. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
The Bellamy desire for government schools (and their use for socialist militarism) was a monstrous example to the world for decades and still is.
Many socialists who adopted the straight-arm salute (e.g. the National Socialist German Workers' Party) later, knew that the salute was being used in government schools in the U.S. to promote the military-socialism complex.
Jewish children were forced to perform the socialist straight-arm salute in government schools in the U.S. long before the National Socialist German Workers' Party existed, and for years thereafter while the horrid party tried to impose socialism everywhere.
Government schools (socialist schools) expelled children who did not perform the original salute and pledge to the U.S. flag.
Bellamy belonged to a group known for "Nationalism," whose members wanted the federal government to nationalize most of the domestic economy. He saw government schools as a means to that end. It was a view later shared in the military-socialist complex of the socialist trio of atrocities.
In his Pledge of Allegiance, Francis Bellamy is expressing the ideas of his first cousin, Edward Bellamy, author of the American socialist utopian novels, Looking Backward (1888) and Equality (1897).
Bellamy’s “Looking Backward” is about a man who sleeps from 1887 until the year 2000. The United States has become one giant socialist monopoly (excuse the redundancy). The book openly portrays men treated as military draftees, from the age of twenty-one until the age of forty-five, in the U.S.’s industrial army. Before the age of twenty-one, men attend one enormous school system of government schools that are an integral part of creating the industrial army in the socialist system. Bellamy’s glorification of the military includes government assignment of all jobs. Everyone is issued ration cards which are used to draw goods from government storehouses. Everyone is forced to have only the same amount in value annually.
Of course, all of the preceding is portrayed as a dandy utopia just as it was in the military socialist complex of the socialist trio of atrocities and elsewhere.
The book was translated into 20 foreign languages. It was popular among the elite in pre-revolutionary Russia, and was even read by Lenin's wife. John Dewey and the historian Charles Beard intended to praise the book by stating that it was matched in influence only by Das Kapital.
Francis Bellamy worked with the premiums department head James Bailey Upham at the Youth's Companion Magazine. Their work has been described as their crusade to place flags over government schools.
In its September 8, 1892 issue, The Youth's Companion published a short salute to the flag that staff writer Francis Bellamy (1855 - 1931) penned in August 1892.
Bellamy's chant was intended for the groundbreaking ceremony on Columbus Day, 1892, to prepare for the World's Columbian Fair in Chicago. Due to delays, that ceremony did not take place as planned. Nevertheless, a nationwide celebration managed by Upham and the magazine did go forward.
The Companion's four-page official program included poems and instructions on how to observe Columbus Day.
The Youth's Companion was a popular magazine and during its heyday in the late 1890s it had the largest weekly circulation in America (it has been compared to the Readers' Digest for the scope of its articles).
http://rexcurry.net is proud to be the first to use the phrases "military-socialist complex" and "military-socialism complex" on the internet, according to searches of the web and groups.
In his book "The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina" Frank Rich discusses the hopeless pro-socialism of the media. But Rich doesn't go as far as some other recent books that lambaste reporters as lapdogs of the state.
Rich blames the media's desire to please government in order to gain access and approval, its disinterest in analysis, and its fear of being painted as not patriotic.
Those are all results of government schools (socialist schools). Yet Rich is as blind to the problem -government schools- as almost every other writer on the topic. Rich and his cohorts could not solve the problem if their lives depended on it (and their lives and liberty DO depend on it).
The great libertarian Harry Browne pointed out that the biggest mistake ever made was letting the government educate children. Max Victor Belz said "I don't want my children fed or clothed by the State, but I would prefer that to their being educated by the State." The media repeat government propaganda to rationalize government action as taught in government schools.
Government schools (socialist schools) are not mentioned in the Constitution, and they in fact are incompatible with the Constitution and with liberty, and they are incompatible with the First Amendment of the Constitution, Freedom of the Press.
Every issue is couched in terms of "war" by government and media: the war on drugs, the war on poverty, economic wars, the war on terror, the war on porn, etc. It aids media socialists to profit financially and it aids politicians to profit with bigger taxes, bigger spending, and bigger powers in the ever-expanding socialist police state and military-socialist complex.
There is an important difference between real shoot'-em-up wars and other so-called "wars" such as "economic wars." As Professor Donald J. Boudreaux said: In "economic wars," each belligerent government aims its weapons only at its own citizens, demanding that they avoid taking advantage of good economic deals offered by foreigners. Put differently, in "economic wars," when the government of A attacks citizens of A, the government of B "retaliates" by attacking citizens of B. Then to further punish B, the government of A increases the scale of its attack on citizens of A. And so it perversely goes. That is the logic of mercantilism.
To show their commitment to the war on drugs, some school children have dressed like combat soldiers ("Clad in Camouflage for a Cause," October 25 Washington Post). How obscene.
The only legitimate use of military force is to protect citizens from violent aggressors - not to interfere with peaceful persons' choice of intoxicants. Celebrating militarized combat against personal liberty is both ugly and dangerous.
DO WE REALLY NEED MARTIAL LAW IN OUR AIRPORTS?
The part below was WRITTEN BY SOMEONE ELSE -
Federal Control of the National Guard
The National Governors Association, a bipartisan organization of American governors, has sent a letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to protest an upcoming bill that would allow the federal government to usurp state control over the National Guard in "emergencies".
This bill is highly significant because, if passed, it will dramatically decrease the security of the U.S. It will allow the federal government to unilaterally declare an emergency and take military control over America's states.
Below is an excerpt of the NGA's letter:
A provision in section 511 of the House-passed DoD Act would allow the President to federalize the National Guard of the states without the consent of the governor. Specifically, this clause amends Title 10 of the United States Code to give the President the authority to take control of the Guard in case of "a serious natural or manmade disaster, accident, or catastrophe that occurs in the United States, its territories and possessions, or Puerto Rico."
The possibility of the federal government pre-empting the authority of the state or governor in natural and manmade disasters is opposed by the nation's governors.
We urge you to drop this provision that would usurp governor's authority over the National Guard during emergencies."
The Posse Comitatus Act
The Bush administration's push for federal military control was hinted at less than a year ago, mere months after Hurricane Katrina. In October, 2005, George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld embarked on a short-lived media campaign against an important American law: the Posse Comitatus Act.
This federal law was passed in 1878, after the American Civil War. Its purpose was to stop federal troops from supervising elections in Confederate states. The law prohibits federally controlled units of the National Guard, and the US military in general, from acting in a local law enforcement capacity.
Bush and Rumsfeld used avian flu as the rationale for their attacks on the law. The attacks were not well received.
According to Bush:
"I'm concerned about what an avian flu outbreak could mean for the United States and the world," he told reporters during a Rose Garden news conference on Tuesday.
"One option is the use of a military that's able to plan and move," he said. "So that's why I put it on the table. I think it's an important debate for Congress to have."
Classified War Plans For Domestic Takeover
Shortly before the attacks against the Posse Comitatus Act, classified war plans, called CONPLAN 2002, had been revealed that are unlike any in U.S. history. In these plans, the enemy is not foreign, but domestic.
A Washington Post article discusses these plans:
The war plans represent a historic shift for the Pentagon, which has been reluctant to become involved in domestic operations and is legally constrained from engaging in law enforcement.
But the new plans provide for what several senior officers acknowledged is the likelihood that the military will have to take charge in some situations, especially when dealing with mass-casualty attacks that could quickly overwhelm civilian resources.
The rationale for these plans to usurp local authority is not avian flu, but threats of "biological, chemical or nuclear attack".
Dealing With Insurgency and Media
If "taking charge" of the U.S., the Bush administration would have to concern itself with more than just formal authorities. Grass-roots insurgency and media criticism could also prove obstacles.
In the event of grass-roots insurgency, large numbers of insurgents and suspected insurgents would have to be detained. FEMA currently maintains a network of hundreds of camps (here is a video tour of one) that could be used for this purpose. In addition, a $385 million no-bid contract with KBR/Halliburton provides for building, when needed, many more camps. This sizable contract was purportedly awarded to deal with an "emergency influx of immigrants" (a reason borrowed from the Reagan-era Rex 84 program) and the need to "support the rapid development of new programs".
In the realm of media concerns, Bush has issued an executive order to replace the existing Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) with the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The purpose of the EAS is to "ensure that under all conditions the President can communicate with the American people". The order provides for command-and-control of media "through cooperation with the owners and operators of communication facilities" to "maintain, protect, and, if necessary, restore communications facilities and capabilities necessary for the public alert and warning system".
In regards to legality, the Bush government has already established that is can legally detain U.S. citizens indefinitely, and without trial, in "wartime":
The ruling, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, came in the case of Jose Padilla, a former gang member and U.S. citizen arrested in Chicago in 2002 and a month later designated an "enemy combatant" by President Bush. ... Padilla has been held without trial in a U.S. naval brig for more than three years.
WELCOME TO THE NEW NORMAL
Atlanta police K-9 officers C. Ruffin, left, and J. Hacker stand
guard as a passenger attempts to go through security at Hartsfield-
Jackson International Airport in Atlanta this morning. Is this
woman a terrorist? The dogs may know, but they're not saying.
Today at LA Airport, armed LA police also stands guard.
Is all this new airport security necessary, or somehow worth the passenger abuse and taxpayer expense? From the standpoint of security, wouldn't terrorists easily figure ways around well publicized and rudimentary restrictions?
How smart are these new security measures? You don't need liquids to blow up a plane. Yet these new rules are little more, on the surface of them, than a series of kneejerk reactions to liquid explosives.
In the United States, air travelers had to give up
all liquids and gels before boarding flights.
Meanwhile, martial law has been enacted without being declared, but nobody seems to notice. Several governors have militarized their cities' major airports with armed National Guard troops, all because of a terror plot centered in the UK which never happened anyway.
Needless to say, deploying National Guard troops armed with M-16s to control American citizens in American cities is a blatant violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, which our givernment used to recognize. But chaotic earthshaking events today are so commonplace and move forward so quickly that there's hardly time to consider the ramifications of any of them. Flat-out violations of our essential rights are passing right before us, yet all but the few of us acquiesce in the name of personal protection. So we ask, who will protect us from our protectors?
America is becoming a portable police state, based on the perceived (i.e. - tolerated) need to control any given situation. Rep. Pete Hoekstra said yesterday's terror plot "eliminates the days of carry-on baggage." Based on past experience, the extensive media coverage of yesterday's terror plot also signals that more items will be banned and additional luggage checked, even as passenger screenings are intensified.