Normally I would be the first to join any effort to “shake my fist in the tyrant’s face” but two recent incidents of spontaneous Pledge Of Allegiance outbreaks at League Of Women’s Voters Debates gave me pause.
The Pledge Of Allegiance is one of those spooky weird artifacts of Americana that require close examination by any patriot, Three Percenter or Oathkeeper before they join or support mindless recitatives at various public functions.
For reasons unknown, the vast overwhelming majority of Sovereign American Citizens are unaware of the history of the Pledge or unable to distinguish between the embedded idolatry of pledging allegiance to a piece of cloth and the morally sound practice, for example, of an oath or affirmation “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”.
Why this is the case is open to speculation, but understand the original pledge was written by avowed Socialist Francis Bellamy at the dawn of the mighty Public Education Edifice and designed to brainwash young minds into total submission to all powerful government.
The genuflection ritual came complete with the infamous “Bellamy Salute” archived in popular culture films and articles from the time.
That the Pledge has been gentled over the decades from it’s early virulent form detracts not one whit from the original demonic purpose.
Constitutional Patriots should be aware of this purpose and treat The Pledge with all necessary caution.
Tantalizing Wikipedia Excerpt:
The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy (1855–1931), a Baptist minister, a Christian socialist, and the cousin of socialist utopian novelist Edward Bellamy (1850–1898).
The original “Pledge of Allegiance” was published in the September 8 issue of the popular children’s magazine The Youth’s Companion as part of the National Public-School Celebration of Columbus Day, a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas.
The event was conceived and promoted by James B. Upham, a marketer for the magazine, in a campaign to sell flags to public schools and magazines to students,while instilling the idea of American nationalism in them.
The pledge was supposed to be quick and to the point. Bellamy designed it to be recited in 15 seconds.
As a socialist, he had initially also considered using the words equality and fraternity but decided against it – knowing that the state superintendents of education on his committee were against equality for women and African Americans.
Francis Bellamy and Upham had lined up the National Education Association to support the “Youth’s Companion” as a sponsor of the Columbus Day observance along with the use of the American flag.
By June 29, 1892, Bellamy and Upham had arranged for Congress and President Benjamin Harrison to announce a national proclamation making the public school flag ceremony the center of the national Columbus Day celebrations.
Subsequently, the Pledge was first used in public schools on October 12, 1892, during Columbus Day observances organized to coincide with the opening of the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.