Saturday, February 27, 2010
USA influenced USSR w socialism & chanting pledges to flags etc. USSR did not survive. Will USA?
A lot of fascinating research examines how socialists and their propaganda have haunted the world. Many authors worry today about a future filled with persecution and global socialism. Those worries find relevance in the enormous size and scope of government worldwide.
After 1917, socialism was imposed in Russia when the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was formed after the Russian Revolution of 1917, and the Russian Civil War of 1918-1920. The propaganda machinary introduced a new symbol for the new government: the swastika.
The Soviet swastika was so popular that paper money printed with the dates 1917 and 1918 carried large swastikas in the center of the bills (on denominations of 250, 1000, 5000, & 10,000). Three of the denominations bore three separate swastikas across the front (the 250 denomination bore one swastika). The Soviet swastika notes continued to be issued after the 1917 revolution(s). http://rexcurry.net/ussr-socialist-swastika1917-1000b.JPG
In 1919, the same 250 ruble note that had carried the swastika carried at the very top of the soviet socialist bill the phrase "Proletarier aller Länder vereinigt Euch" in the German language and in English (Workers' of the world unite!") and in other languages. The USSR was actively and openly spreading socialism in Germany (and globally) and using non-russian languages to do so: German, English, and other languages that use the "S" letter for words like "Soviet" and "Socialist." The 250 ruble note also contained Soviet Socialism's new version of the soviet swastika: the hammer and sickle. http://rexcurry.net/swastika4.gif
A similar fad grew in Germany, where the swastika symbol was popular with socialists and became the sign of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSGWP).
The double-S symbol of the swastika was used as a socialist symbol for an alternative to the widespread symbol for capitalism and capitalist money (the dollar sign or "$"). http://rexcurry.net/socialisthate.html
Although the swastika was an ancient symbol, the USSR and Germany followed the lead of socialists in the USA in using the swastika as a symbol for socialism. http://rexcurry.net/theosophy-madame-blavatsky-theosophical-society.html
Soviet Socialists and German Socialists also saw that the swastika was 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. http://rexcurry.net/45th-infantry-division-swastika-sooner-soldiers.html
The swastika was also on American cars (e.g. the Krit Motor Car Company of Detroit) long before it was used under Soviet socialism or German socialism (i.e. German cars and the Volkswagen VW). Was the Krit logo the design inspiration for the hakenkreuz under the NSGWP? http://rexcurry.net/krit_motor_car_company_detroit.html
Through the work of socialists in the USA, the USSR, and Germany respectively, the swastika became a global symbol of socialism.
At the time that the Soviet swastika began, there existed the Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies, usually called the Petrograd Soviet. It was the soviet (workers' council) in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg), Russia established in March 1917. A workers' soviet had been created in Saint Petersburg (the name for Petrograd before the First World War had begun) in 1905 (the St Petersburg Soviet). This was a group of workers and soldiers who had formed in 1917. Soviets were rather like councils. Thus the "Soviet socialist" concept existed at the time that the crossed S-letters of the Soviet Swastika were used in Russia. The Swastika's two crossed S-letters symbolized "Soviet Socialism." That concept eventually evolved into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Eventually, Soviet socialists switched from the swastika to the hammer and sickle. The hammer and sickle resembles the earlier Soviet swastika flipped horizontally. The USSR's hammer and sickle might have been intended as a visual reminder of the Russian version of its own earlier swastika.
The swastika flag under German National Socialism was influenced by the Soviet swastika and by the hammer and sickle of Soviet socialism. The swastika of German socialists and the hammer and sickle of Soviet socialists have visual similarity. Each symbol resembles the other symbol pointing in the opposite direction.
In the same way that the swastika was two "S" letters crossed to represent socialists joining together, the hammer and the sickle were crossed to represent workers joining with peasants, or factory workers joining with agricultural workers.
At that time, the swastika was also a symbol of "superior society" or the "super society of socialism" for the new "super socialist man" in the New World Order (NWO). To learn more see George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman" (1903), read about his visit with Stalin (the socialist tsar / czar) in the 1930s, and consider this quote from his letter to Henry James of 17 January 1909: "I, as a Socialist, have had to preach, as much as anyone, the enormous power of the environment. We can change it; we must change it; there is absolutely no other sense in life than the task of changing it. What is the use of writing plays, what is the use of writing anything, if there is not a will which finally moulds chaos itself into a race of gods." Having visited the USSR in 1930s, Shaw became an ardent supporter of Stalin and Soviet Socialism. After being duped by a carefully managed tour of the country, Shaw declared all the stories of the socialist Wholecaust were slander. In private, Stalin disparaged Shaw. Shaw was asked why he did not want to stay permanently in the "earthly paradise" of the Soviet Super Society.
The Soviet swastika was unusual to most swastikas (but the same as the German swastika) due to these features: it was 45 degrees to the horizontal (in a diamond shape), it was pointed clockwise, it was squared at its corners, and it was proportionally the same as the swastika used later by German National Socialists. Swastikas can point either way and are often flat on one side. The Soviet swastika and the German swastika were the same swastika. The swastika had been used by socialist groups in Germany before 1917, however the earlier use was never the same as the Soviet swastika, and the symbol was almost always flat on one side and likely to point in either direction. When German National Socialists altered their swastika it occurred after the debut of the Soviet swastika in 1917. The definitive version of the swastika under German National Socialism (e.g. the version on the flag) was inspired by the Soviet swastika.
The Soviet swastika's unusual orientation emphasizes the appearance of alphabetic "S" lettering.
Although the swastika was an ancient symbol, the historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Swastika Secrets") discovered that it was also used sometimes by German National Socialists to represent "S" letters for their "socialism." The leader of German National Socialism rotated the symbol 45 degrees and had newer uses oriented clockwise. Adolf Hitler altered his own signature to use the same symbolism, and similar alphabetic symbolism still shows on Volkswagens. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
The NSGWP's use of the swastika as "S" letters in alphabetic symbolism for "Socialism" was inspired by the Soviet swastika. The USSR's swastika was seen as a union of "S" letters for "Soviet Socialist" as in the "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics" (In German: "Union der Sozialistischen Sowjetrepubliken"). After the swastika became the symbol of German National Socialists, the symbol was altered to represent intertwined "S" letters for "Sieg Socialism" (Socialist Victory) or "Socialist Solidarity" or representing socialists from different groups joining together under the NSGWP (especially after other groups were banned in another example of German socialists copying Soviet socialists).
If the acronym "USSR" used a swastika to replace the two "S" letters, then it would illustrate the symbolism of the Soviet swastika, similar to how it appeared in the center of paper currency under Soviet socialism. In 1917, some Soviet Socialists might have interpreted the symbol more generally as "Soviet Socialists" or "Union of Soviets" or "Union of Socialists" ("Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh" or "Soyuz Sovetskikh" or "Soyuz Sotsialisticheskikh" from "Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik" or SSSR).
German National Socialists and Soviet Socialists have a history of aping each other. The flag color for German National Socialists was influenced by Soviet Socialists.
Even after WWII, Soviet Socialists adopted the swastika style symbolism of the German Trabant Sachsenring car. http://rexcurry.net/trabant-sachsenring-rex-curry.html
One country mimicked the other in the adoption of the salutes that they imposed on their civilians, and both countries mimicked the United States (the origin of their salutes). Dr. Rex Curry showed that the USA's early Pledge of Allegiance (to the flag) used an extended-arm salute and it was the origin of the salute of the German National Socialists and Soviet Socialists. Francis Bellamy created the pledge to the USA's flag, and he was a self-proclaimed socialist in the nationalism movement in the USA. The USA's original pledge began with a military salute that then stretched out toward the flag. Dr. Curry showed that, due to the way that both gestures were used sequentially in the pledge, the military salute led to the salute adopted later by German Socialists and Soviet Socialists. Their salutes are extended military salutes via the USA's pledge. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html
Bellamy's original pledge stated that the palm should be turned upward with the arm gracefully curved upward. In actual practice in the USA, the second part of the gesture was performed with a straight arm and palm down by children who merely extended the military salute while perfunctorily performing the forced ritual chanting. That was the origin of the hard stylized salute adopted later by German National Socialists. See the video documentary at
The Soviet socialist salute is arguably closer to Bellamy's first description of the Bellamy salute because in the USSR the arm is in more of a military salute position, and maintained in a curved position as if the American salute was started but not completed. Soviet socialists then followed the American practice of not turning the palm upward. http://rexcurry.net/ussr-cccp-sssr-young-pioneers-salute1.jpg
Videos can be viewed on the web (e.g. Youtube) of Soviet socialist children performing the gesture and worshipping flags in the manner adopted from the USA. The videos can be found under searches for "Soviet Pioneer Song: May There Always Be Sunshine" (Russian song name: "Пусть всегда будет солнце"
Official song name: "Солнечный круг") and the Young Pioneers organization.
The USA had been performing Bellamy's socialist chanting, military salutes/nazi-salutes, and flag worship for about three decades (from 1892) before Young Pioneers under Soviet socialism adopted the America's bad habits. The Young Pioneer Organization of the Soviet Union (Всесою́зная пионе́рская организа́ция и́мени) began in 1922. It was a mass youth organization of the USSR for children of age 10-15 in the Soviet Union between 1922 and 1991.
The National Socialist German Workers’ Party began in 1920, gained electoral breakthroughs in 1930, dictatorship in 1933, and in 1939 it joined as allies with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to invade Poland in a Pact to divide up Europe, spreading WWII. http://rexcurry.net/socialists.html
They USSR embraced the swastika symbol even more then, and the hammer and sickle was displayed proudly next to and in partnership with the socialist swastika.
The dogma of socialists in the United States, Germany, Russia and elsewhere led to the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): ~60 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; ~50 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; ~20 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party. http://rexcurry.net/socialists.jpg