From the Korea whose last dictator left office when Wayne was three and from the state that has its own pledge of allegiance and it’s a country song, this is MēMē Call. In this episode, Paul and Wayne look at the Pledge of Allegiance. How did it come about, and how did it change? Why are some people so passionate about persuading others to recite it? Also, they go through the Pledge piece by piece and contemplate the underlying meaning of each line.
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The Pledge of Allegiance (05:23)
The child, as children usually are, appears to be obliviously ignorant to the social repercussions that accompany a refusal to stand for or to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
The teacher is well aware of the dark forces looming nearby, and despite her pleading, the child receives her judgment and sentence.
It’s capital punishment from Flag Thor.
You know I have problems with the Pledge.
It was for kids to recite on “We’re here to introduce all of you Caribbean people to indentured servitude and mass murder” Day.
I don’t recognize your bullshit holiday.
The Bellamy Salute
Bellamy decided to make leaflets with his little tool of indoctrination and had them sent to public schools across the country.
Bellamy also introduced the “flag salute” to accompany the Pledge – an outstretched right arm.
Most of these people are making a knife hand. (Shout out to the USMC!)
For some reason, this salute just disappeared as Italian Fascist and German Nazis grew their power in Europe.
In 1892, over 12 million kids said the Pledge of Allegiance.
It’s a pretty good magic trick.
Bellamy’s pledge was: “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”
The initial change was made at the first National Flag Conference in 1923, and “my flag” became “the Flag of the United States”.
It’s pretty typical of how American history is annotated.
It was dinner, cards and secret naughty flag parties.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recognized by Congress in 1942.
It only took a year for SCOTUS to rule that kids couldn’t be forced to recite the Pledge at school.
Today, only about half of the states have laws that recommend kids recite the Pledge at school. Isn’t there a significant change you’re missing?
Let’s break this bitch apart.
“I pledge allegiance…”
Why is the purple guy the black man?
Burger King is flavored by disobedient children.
Bondage is right out.
There is an implied choice.
It clearly says, “Should.”
If you’re in the military, you’re going to do these things.
“To the flag of the United States of America…”
I hate those fuckers.
I have a list:
1 – We traced the use of flags all the way back to when tribes used specific colors and designs on their shields to identify their factions.
C – The shape and design changed man times since its inception and implementation.
D – The list of places flying the flag 24 hours a day I found does not include the moon.
E – The flag inspired the National Anthem of the United States.
The National Anthem is a racist song.
The flag is actually controversial.
VII – The flag means something different to each person who sees it, and no one should be forced to perceive its meaning in any particular way.
“And to the Republic for which it stands…”
If this was a democratic, country everyone would take all your shit.
Volokh points out that to say that the United States is one and not the other presents a false dilemma.
Even some of the Founding Fathers used the term “representative democracy” to describe the new nation.
“One nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
In the US, we see the racial divide, the gender divide, the political divide, the sexual orientation divide, etc.
If the US started as a cultural Pangaea, it would now be a plethora of continents divided by millions of fault lines in a post-apocalyptic, magnetic poles-flipped, no-polar ice caps submerged Earth.
Government added the phrase “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 as a result of America’s cold war with Communist nations.
President “Double D” Eisenhower’s quote sums is all up nicely.
“In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resource in peace and war.”
What an ingenious connection to fortune-telling through thoughts and prayers that Mike Pence could be proud of.
Just to be clear, the Pledge of Allegiance is not a bad thing.
Paul and Wayne voluntarily swore an oath to our nation, and thus, chose allegiance.
The day allegiance ceases to be voluntary, it becomes bondage.
In 1977, this organization evolved from the apolitical organization they had been since 1871, and ran contrary to government perception of the amendment in question, converting into a mobilized political operation dedicated to fighting against legislation regarding the issue they believed in. What is the name of the organization?
B – The National Rifle Association
C – The Democratic Youth of America
D – The Department of Integrated Country Kinfolk Sex
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