Friday, September 21, 2012
National Public Radio (NPR) has NEVER raised nor addressed the topic of the Pledge as the origin of Nazi salutes and Nazi behavior, and Ari Shapiro, an NPR script-reader, did not mention the putrid past of the Pledge of Allegiance in his recent article about the pledge, and that Shapiro did not include a historic photo (nor video which would be even better) showing the pledge's early stiff-armed salute (and how the Nazi salute resulted from the pledge's initial military salute extended outward to point at the flag). NPR will
not discuss the beatings, imprisonment and even lynchings inflicted on those who refused. How many times does NPR have to be debunked? No one should chant the Pledge of Allegiance. It was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior (see the work of the historian Dr. Rex Curry). The pledge continues to be the source of that type of behavior, only the gesture has changed. Yet, that is why the NPR stenographer felts uncomfortable in refusing to pledge: FEAR similar to the fear under Stalin, Mao and Hitler.