The Bellamy Flag Salute

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  1. IamGroot

    IamGroot Inactive

    Jan 18, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2020
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  2. TOOL460002


    Nov 4, 2004
    Santa Cruz
    Don't mind me, I'm just doing the flag salute whilst wearing an arm band with my favorite Buddhist symbol.
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  3. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    Yes. One of my college history profs was old enough to recall it firsthand, and why it fell out of favor.
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  4. IamGroot

    IamGroot Inactive

    Jan 18, 2018
    Seriously. This really shocked me. In Germany, you go to jail today if you do this.

    It seems so conveniently forgotten.

    What's next. Soylvent green is people?
  5. In all honesty, from what little I've read of history I've learned that the more that things change, the more they stay the same.

    I'd rather not say much more to avoid political stuff that I hate talking about even outside of TB.
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  6. IamGroot

    IamGroot Inactive

    Jan 18, 2018
    Thank you for avoiding politics.
  7. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    An amusing story, I volunteered to go along with a field trip when one of my kids was in kindergarten. They started the school day with the Pledge on the loudspeakers. Later on I was chatting with one of the other parents, and she said: "My daughter says the Pledge every day, and she isn't even a US citizen."
  8. TOOL460002


    Nov 4, 2004
    Santa Cruz
  9. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    They claim it's not, but you won't find me eating one of these things. :cautious:

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  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Well, look at the timeline. Albeit weird, it wasn't an "evil" way of doing it until the fascists adopted it. It seems the US was doing it before that fascists. Once the fascists adopted it, it fell out of favor. Am I missing something?
  11. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Holding your hand up in support is easier to do in a group, that's all. Until adopted by the Nazis, there wasn't any negative association with it, that's all. No, I'm not hat old, yes, I've seen the pictures. Just like certain haircuts.
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  12. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    agreed. it dates back to the 19th century. of course, some folks might say it's all propaganda. there was plenty of "evil" going on in the u.s. in the 19th century.
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  13. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
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  14. J_Bass

    J_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
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  15. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    Yep, there’s an apartment building in Birmingham built in the early 1900’s and the ground floor hallway to the elevators is inlaid tile and features a repeating pattern of swastikas. Apparently before it was co-opted it was a symbol of good luck and good fortune. The building changed hands some time back and the new owners wanted to tear out and replace the tile but it’s a protected historical building. They can update private spaces but any work in public spaces must be a faithful reproduction of the original, or so I was told.
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  16. Yup.
    I gave a small lecture on this last year, many people have forgotten about it.
  17. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Sorry to hear they didn't find your lecture memorable.

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  18. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Closing for review.
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