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Adolf Hitler Nazism, Fascism, KKK, Ku Klux Klan were influenced by the USA's Pledge of Allegiance. The early pledge was the origin of the...
Adolf Hitler Nazism, Fascism, KKK, Ku Klux Klan were influenced by the USA's Pledge of Allegiance. The early pledge was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior. The early Pledge began with a military salute for the phrase "I pledge allegiance" and then the military salute was extended outward to point at the flag at the phrase "to the flag" and the nazi salute was held for the rest of the pledge. In practice, the second gesture was performed palm-down. See the work of the historian Dr. Rex Curry. 

American national socialists (including Francis Bellamy, author of the pledge, and Edward Bellamy, his cousin & cohort) influenced German national socialists, the dogma, rituals (robotic chanting in unison on command), and symbols (the swastika used as S-letters for "socialism").

Adolf Hitler learned the gesture Harvard grad Ernst Hanfstaengl and Harvard football, which used the gesture from the pledge. Today, the pledge is part of the USA's current police state
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