I am not American, but i have come to understand that "The Pledge of Allegiance" is something every kid learn in school, is this correct?
i tried to research where this pledge came from and found out that the original pledge was written for the popular kid's magazine "Youth's
Companion" in 1892. The owners of Youth's Companion were selling flags to schools, and approached Bellamy to write the Pledge for their advertising
campaign, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus arriving in America.
The original pledge:
I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all
The pledge today:
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with
liberty and justice for all.
not my question is, why do kids have to learn this pledge?
Is this pledge an early start of "brainwashing" to learn kids to take pride
in their flag (country)? and to be learn
in not sharing, hence the "indivisible"? and to be filled with anger
if people doesnt live by this pledge they
arent "under god"? and to provoke envy
into people not living under this pledge as in "one nation under god", if your not in this
nation your not under god? and to wake lust
by promising "liberty and justice for all"? and to wake gluttony and sloth
in people by saying, do this pledge and everything is fine, no worries, just kick back and relax America will take care of you?
I am trying to make some similarities to the 7 deadly sins.
I am not a cristian and this is just a mindspinning theory, but tell me what you think of this pledge and what feelings it has brought to you when you
And how can an advertising campaign suddently become a national pledge?
If this makes no sence to you than its ok, cause after writing this it seems somewhat farout for myself, but i just wanted to wake some thoughts in
people, so i hope you enjoyed.
[edit on 29-11-2007 by Bluess]