(American History F-ed #3) The third installment in a series of shows about government school's history curriculum. We'll explore the lies, myths, omissions and distortions used to indoctrinate blind patriotism (aka nationalism aka mysticism).
Critical Thinking Question:
How does the supposed mistreatment of a piece of cloth by the owner of said piece of cloth become a more serious offense than the violation of the property rights of the owner of this cloth?
The Pledge of allegiance. Enough said.
1. An image used as an object of worship. A false god.
2. One that is adored, often blindly or excessively.
3. Something visible but without substance.
[Middle English, from Old French idole, from Late Latin dlum, from Greek eidlon, phantom, idol, from eidos, form; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]
"Nothingness" Living Colour
The Strange Origin of the Pledge of Allegiance
Rockland residents outraged by auto dealer's upside-down flag
"Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen
McCain, National Socialist "POW Story About The Pledge Of Allegiance" Speech