The Pledge of Allegiance is Brainwashing

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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:04 AM
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Americans need to stop lying to themselves. The pledge is creepy statist brainwashing. Practically forcing 5-14 year olds to chant some statist mantra everyday all while holding their heart is incredibly weird. It's something North Korea would do.

I stopped saying it in the 8 grade when I finally came to my senses and started thinking "why the hell am I pledging allegiance to a country who's actions I don't agree with? Plus I don't even believe in God". I felt like a social outcast when I didn't stand and say it with everyone else, but I didn't care. One teacher even yelled at me....again, did not care. A lot of kids would though... and say it even if they felt uncomfortable.

But this was of course before I could realize the big picture of it.

The Pledge is Brainwashing
The Pledge is Brainwashing
The Pledge is Brainwashing
The Pledge is Brainwashing



It's gotten more statist over the years as you can see. They had to make sure they put the country's name in there. Then sprinkle God in to secure the religious... Even though Jesus wouldn't want you pledging allegiance to a state....But that's a whole nother debate.

It's funny that the right wing (who seems to be the most brainwashed into "patriotism") love the pledge..but the guy who wrote it (Francis Bellamy) was an avid socialist.

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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:11 AM
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do you live in the US?

If yes: then maybe you should move out and see if you dont agree with it.

If no: then maybe you should move in and see how awesome it is minus corrupt politicians trying to shove crap bills down American's throat.


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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:15 AM
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Agreed, I stopped in 8th grade, and only just stood up for the pledge to avoid getting yelled at by the teacher.

I find it ironic that we (American Citizens) rail against countries where "brainwashing" is common, yet we do it all the time.


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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:18 AM
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Originally posted by smwoop
do you live in the US?

If yes: then maybe you should move out and see if you dont agree with it.

If no: then maybe you should move in and see how awesome it is minus corrupt politicians trying to shove crap bills down American's throat.


Yup. I live in the USA.... Why would I move out because I don't agree with forcing children to say a brainwashing statist pledge?


Seems like they've mentally conditioned you well. Especially since I didn't diss America once in the OP.

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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:20 AM
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nah my school stopped us from doing it thanks to people like yourself.

There's nothing wrong with being proud of your nation, even at a young age.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:21 AM
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Yeah, that's a good point. You can't hurl a brickbat without hitting one of those "my country right or wrong" patriots--or should I say "patriots"--we've turned out in the last few decades. I've even run into a few of them on ATS.

But at least some of them are starting to wake up now....

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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:22 AM
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Double post....
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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:25 AM
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Originally posted by smwoop
nah my school stopped us from doing it thanks to people like yourself.



Sure they did.




There's nothing wrong with being proud of your nation, even at a young age.


Forcing children to chant a statist mantra every single school day has nothing to do with being proud of your country. The two things are completely unrelated. Your statement makes no sense.

Five year olds giving a pledge of allegiance to the government is creepy. If you think it isn't...then something is wrong.....
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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:26 AM
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Originally posted by smwoop
nah my school stopped us from doing it thanks to people like yourself.

There's nothing wrong with being proud of your nation, even at a young age.


I'll tell you something wrong with it - it's completely illogical. You didn't choose the nation you were born in. Pride should be reserved for the things you actually chose.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:26 AM
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so don't say the pledge if you don't like it.

we all know you hate America.
no need to repeat it again.


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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:28 AM
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Originally posted by bjax9er
so don't say the pledge if you don't like it.

we all know you hate America.
no need to repeat it again.


It shouldn't be forced on 5 year olds all around the nation. I guess you love brainwashing children.


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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:29 AM
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Originally posted by bjax9er
so don't say the pledge if you don't like it.

we all know you hate America.
no need to repeat it again.


And the ad hominem award goes to...



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:31 AM
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No one is forced to do it, you even admitted it yourself saying you sat out.

Just because you're unpatriotic doesn't mean you have to ruin the pledge for everyone. Some people like to say it because maybe their family has spent years working/sacrificing to get us where we are now. You do know that America is a Christian nation don't you, hence the "Under God" part.

And yeah, my school did stop us from doing it due to parents complaining, much like you'd be if you were a parent. So don't come off as a sarcastic know-it-all.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:35 AM
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and this is what, education?

no, just more marxist class warfare claptrap.
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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:36 AM
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How magnificent a nation, that it must indoctrinate patriotism into its children rather than genuinely inspiring it the honest way.
What a convenient substitute, no?

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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:36 AM
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Originally posted by smwoop
You do know that America is a Christian nation don't you, hence the "Under God" part.




posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:38 AM
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Originally posted by SilentKoala

Originally posted by smwoop
You do know that America is a Christian nation don't you, hence the "Under God" part.



Oh haha, meme it up.

Meanwhile our country is turning to # thanks to people dissing on a pledge that has been around since the beginning and pushing the Obama "Change"


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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:41 AM
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The country is turning bad because of its corrupt government and their decisions, not because people are wising up to the uselessness of a rote mantra.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:41 AM
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No one is forced to do it, you even admitted it yourself saying you sat out.


I blindly did it every single school day from 4 years old to 14, this was before I realized what I was doing. The teacher instructs the small children to say the pledge, you have no clue to NOT do it. Children are easily manipulated if you haven't noticed.

Then when I cam to the mental awareness to stop saying it, I still heard it every single day. I was also forced to stand up while everyone else said it around me.

There was no escaping the pledge



Just because you're unpatriotic doesn't mean you have to ruin the pledge for everyone.


What exactly am I trying to ruin? To stop the state from brainwashing children? They've really got your mind in vice grips rather well.



Some people like to say it because maybe their family has spent years working/sacrificing to get us where we are now.


Again, what is the relevance? The military has nothing to do with the pledge.



You do know that America is a Christian nation don't you, hence the "Under God" part.


No it isn't. The USA is a republic, not a theocracy. The government is prohibited form endorsing any religion, read the constitution.
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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 12:45 AM
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Meanwhile our country is turning to # thanks to people dissing on a pledge that has been around since the beginning and pushing the Obama "Change"


The pledge has not been around since the beginning of the country, read the OP, it says the start date, which is 1892.

And um, the country is turning due to corporations running our government, which has been going on for decades now. Citizens united anyone......






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