The Flag, the Pledge, The Anthem: Patriotism or Nationalism

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Fascism in America

Patriotism or nationalism? Indoctrination with national symbols and rituals like the flag, the Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance have primed America for a fascist take-over.

I Pledge Allegiance — No, This One’s About Patriotism

(08-30-2013, updated 07-15-2018)  Two days after my last post, the daily prompt is "I Pledge Allegiance". Very funny. The question: "Are you patriotic, and what is patriotism to you". It has never meant one country that I love above all others. When I lived in Australia, I couldn't wait to go back to the Netherlands, because my grandfather, who was a teacher, told me that in the Netherlands teachers go to jail if they hit a child.

My Pledge of Allegiance to the Earth

The time I stood up for world citizens and battled nationalism and boycotted the Pledge of Allegiance in a Montessori school and won ... sort of. (08-29-2013, updated 07-15-2018)  Ipledgeafallegiance just changed the lyrics to the song "God Bless America". Which reminded me that I once wrote my own version of the Pledge of Allegiance. It was not too long after 9-11