Re: [The Teen Atheists] USA's pledge of allegiance banned by Ebay, France & Germany ?!?!?!?!?!?!
- Looking at the photo, I can see why it was banned.
Look at the people in the photo - a mob of people blindly saluting a
piece of old sheet.
Unthinking, blind patriotism is no less safe just because it's in
--- rex <rexy@...> wrote:
> A photograph of the original pledge of allegiance to the flag of theYou say that I'm a left-wing, tree-hugging, bleeding-heart liberal like that's supposed to be a BAD thing!
> USA was
> banned in a sale on Ebay. As explanation for the ban of America's
> Ebay cited it's policy against items related to Nazism. The historic
> and the Ebay letter are at http://rexcurry.net/pledgeban.html
> Some questions are raised by ebay's actions and there are no clear
> from Ebay's letter -
> Is Ebay acknowledging that the U.S.'s original pledge of allegiance
> originally used a straight-arm salute) was the origin of the Nazi
> (as exposed by the historian Rex Curry at
> http://rexcurry.net/pledgesalute.html Additional eye-popping
> photos are
> at http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html
> Does Ebay believe that historic photographs of America's original
> violate laws in countries that ban Nazi depictions? (Selling or
> Nazi artifacts is illegal in France. Germany is similar. In other
> words, is
> the U.S. pledge a Nazi artifact? Is it illegal to display / sell
> photographs of the original USA pledge in France and/or Germany?)
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