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Francis Bellamy inspired shocking photographs of the Pledge of Allegiance that reveal frightening chapters of American history.

Francis Bellamy wrote the pledge of allegiance in 1892. His Pledge was the origin of the notorious straight-arm salute, as shown in the research of the noted historian Dr. Rex Curry.

He lived to see his salute become the salute used by the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazis).

Bellamy was born in 1855 and died in 1931.  The National Socialist German Workers’ Party had been in existence since 1920 (with electoral breakthroughs in 1930 and dictatorship in 1933).

Bellamy was also a self-proclaimed national socialist and a member of the "Nationalism" movement and a vice president of its socialist auxiliary group, whose members wanted the federal government to nationalize the American economy. He wanted all of society to ape the military. Bellamy saw government schools as a means to create an "industrial army" (a Bellamy term) for his socialist "Nationalism."  Bellamy espoused "military socialism" as did his also-famous cousin and cohort Edward Bellamy author of the international bestseller "Looking Backward" in 1888, translated into German, Russian, Chinese, etc.

Bellamy lived long enough to see a similar philosophy espoused by the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.   Did Bellamy ever comment pro or con on the National Socialist German Workers' Party’s  philosophy and salute? That question is investigated constantly at Http://

Bellamy was also a supporter of the "Christian Socialism" movement.  Although the original Pledge did not contain the phrase "under God," that might have been an oversight, in that Bellamy's articles that accompanied the pledge do contain that phrase and other like references.

A fundamental problem exists in the separation of religion and state: the secular faith that government should be mixed with education; that government should convert the masses to embrace socialism.  Government schools (socialist schools) are no less grounded in religious faith than are churches; the crucifix in the church was similar to the flag in the classroom for Francis Bellamy. It did not alter the basic nature of what he believed.

Bellamy proposed his pledge and salute in an article about a Columbus Day celebration he wrote for the “Youth’s Companion” magazine.  The end of the article states “Photographs both of the salute to the Flag and of some aspect of the Review would be prized local momentoes.  One of these photographs, as well as the account of the Celebration clipped from the local paper, would also be appreciated in the office of the Chairman of the Executive Committee." (With Francis Bellamy listed as the Chairman of the Executive Committee).   Historical sources suggest that the celebration was widespread and that Bellamy may have received a trunkful of photos of children in government schools reciting the socialist pledge and giving his straight-arm salute to the U.S. flag.

Bellamy may have barely missed that time when the photos changed from “prized local momentoes” to embarrassing oddities that are suppressed by the media and by government schools today and by all people who discuss the pledge of allegiance and related court litigation.  There is only one place that collects and publishes those historic photographs.   

Near the end of Bellamy’s life, as the monstrous National Socialist German Workers’ Party grew, but had not yet attained dictatorship, Bellamy's collection of 1892 photos would have suddenly taken on a disturbing appearance.  

The socialist wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part) involved the three most murderous regimes: (1) Germany under the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, 21 million, 1933-'45; (2) People's Republic of China, 35 million, 1949-'87; and (3) the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 62 million deaths, 1917-'87 (Death tolls are from Professor R. J. Rummel's book "Death by Government").

Many people do not know that the common n-word for Germany during WWII was derived from "National Socialist German Workers' Party" and that the Party called themselves "socialists."

Although the swastika was an ancient symbol, the National Socialist German Workers Party used the symbol to represent overlapping S-letters for their socialist dogma, as shown in the work of the symbologist Dr. Rex Curry.

American socialists (The Bellamy Nationalism movement teamed with the Theosophical Society) also bear some blame for the modern swastika as S-symbolism for "socialism."

Francis Bellamy lived in the U.S. during the first 14 years of mass atrocities and socialist disasters in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.  It is possible that Francis Bellamy was not aware of the horrific realities of his socialist ideas in the U.S.S.R. at that time.  

Was Bellamy (as with many supporters of the socialist trio of atrocities from 1920 through 1933 and beyond) looking forward to the National Socialist German Workers' Party and his own socialist philsophy of "nationalism" and his straight-arm salute?  Or was Bellamy looking backward?

This is a German translation of the Pledge of Allegiance.  It is the Treueschwur der USA in German. Der Wortlaut:

"Ich schwöre Treue auf die Fahne der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und die Republik, für die sie steht, eine Nation unter Gott, unteilbar, mit Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit für jeden"

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