Nazi salute originated in the USA




 
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December 1st, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 

Topic: Nazi salute originated in the USA


http://rexcurry.net/pledgesalute.html

Read this and be surprised.
December 1st, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
I am indeed surprised, surprised you didn't know that the Romans not the Americans started it.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...he_Horatii.JPG
December 1st, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
But the page said "the Romans started it" is a debunked myth.
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December 1st, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Mohmar, I don't know if you realize it or not but Rex Curry is a Marxist and will go to great lengths to prove that he has a sound base for his propaganda. If Americans ever saluted the flag in such a manner, what would it matter? The stiff arm salute of Nazi Germany was part of their traditions, which later became a symbol just like the Native American emblem that he adopted for his insignia. When I was in grade school in 1950, we put our hand over our heart while reciting the pledge.

Before World War II, the Pledge was begun with the right hand over the heart during the phrase "I pledge allegiance". The arm was then extended toward the Flag at the phrase "to the Flag", and it remained outstretched during the rest of the pledge, with the palm facing upward, as if to lift the flag. An earlier version, the Bellamy salute, also ended with the arm outstretched and the palm upwards, but began with the right hand in a military salute, not over the heart. Both of these salutes differed from the Roman salute, where the palm was toward the ground. However, during the war the outstretched arm became identified with Nazism and Fascism, and the custom was changed: today the Pledge is said from beginning to end with the hand over the heart.
December 2nd, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
On topic, I agree with The Cooler King and Missileer, Deathstrike, you're really trying to stretch something here.
December 2nd, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
I think America is an evil Nazi society and this proves it.
December 2nd, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
all off topic posts removed

There is a time and place for everything. Most of the topics in this forum are on a more serious matter. Lets keep the useless off topic natured material in a different part of the forums.

Doody
December 2nd, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomtom22
On topic, I agree with The Cooler King and Missileer, Deathstrike, you're really trying to stretch something here.
but..I thought it the other way around...
December 2nd, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomtom22
On topic, I agree with The Cooler King and Missileer, Deathstrike, you're really trying to stretch something here.
I didn't want to "prove" anything with this thread. I just wanted to put something up of historical value that may not be known to many and surprise others.
December 2nd, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mohmar Deathstrike
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomtom22
On topic, I agree with The Cooler King and Missileer, Deathstrike, you're really trying to stretch something here.
I didn't want to "prove" anything with this thread. I just wanted to put something up of historical value that may not be known to many and surprise others.
propaganda is different than historical issues