Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fascist salute 1 Third Reich from USA to world

Jonah Goldberg in his book "Liberal Fascism" referenced Dr. Curry's discovery: the Pledge of Allegiance was the origin of the Nazi salute. From Goldberg's book "Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning" Goldberg states "Religion was the glue that held this American national socialism together. Bellamy believed that his brand of socialist nationalism was the true application of Jesus' teachings. His cousin Francis Bellamy, the author of the Pledge of Allegiance, was similarly devoted. A founding member of the first Nationalist Club of Boston and co-founder of the Society of Christian Socialists, Francis wrote a Sermon, "Jesus, the Socialist," that electrified parishes acorss the country. In an expression of his "military socialism," the Pledge of Allegiance was accompanied by a [stiff-arm] salute to the flag in American public schools. Indeed, some contend that the Nazis got the idea for their salute from America." (page 216).

"The story of the Pledge of Allegiance and its National Socialist roots is a fascinating one. Dr. Rex Curry, a passionate libertarian, has made the issue his white whale. See http://rexcurry.net/pledgesalute.html " (page 440, n. 25)

"Go get'em, Ahab!" - from fan.

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