Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The Embarrassing History Of The Pledge Of Allegiance
hypocrisy of celebrating Independence Day with the embarrassing truth about the Pledge of Allegiance. The pledge was written during the Progressive Era (read: the beginning of American socialism) by a Christian Socialist named Francis Bellamy. Bellamy opposed capitalism and advocated theocracy in America, and he created the pledge as a component of "patriotic education" (read: indoctrination) in public (read: government) schools. Oh, and the Bellamy Salute associated with the pledge was adopted by the Nazi Party, who admired its imperialistic Roman origins. So think about that as you celebrate "freedom from tyranny" today.