[Marxism] Re: Pledge of Allegiance

Will Miller wmiller at uvm.edu
Sun Feb 15 09:21:13 MST 2004


But the Pledge was published by Youth Companion magazine in the 
1880's to unload a surplus of flags in their mail order warehouse if 
the pledge caught on in the schools.  And of course it did...

Will





>It seems appropriate to recall here that "the Pledge of Allegiance," 
>reactionary
>totem that it has become, was penned originally by a socialist who sought to
>define American loyalties to values rather than to institutions.
>
><http://www.vineyard.net/vineyard/history/pledge.htm>
>
>Solidarity!
>Mark
>
>
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>PLEASE clip all extraneous text before replying to a message.


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