article by Colonel Nogov Jan. 6, 2015
The pledge of allegiance.
“I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands. One nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all.”
And so starts the indoctrination. Brainwashing. Brain programming. Mind control. Whatever you want to call it, that’s what it is. It is well known in psychological studies that repetition is the key to brainwashing.
Let’s analyze the pledge.
“I pledge allegiance”: pledging allegiance is pledging loyalty. Loyalty, according to merriam-webster, is: having or showing complete and constant support for someone or something. In other words, unquestioning obedience.
“to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands.”: Flags are symbols of governments and the republic is a type of government, specifically the type of government the united states is organized under. This part of the sentence is just a way of saying government of the united states of america without saying it directly.
In the first sentence, someone reciting it is stating their unquestioning obedience to the government of the united states.
“one nation”: This implants in the reciter’s head that they are just a part of a group, the group they are pledging unquestioning obedience to. This is the forest concept. When you see a group of trees, you call it a forest not a group of trees. One nation gets the reciter to see the group and not the individuals that make up that group, so as to diminish the individual.
“under god”: This is a propaganda technique where one thing, person, idea, etc. is associated with another to transfer its meaning. In this instance, the reciter is to associate the nation with god. The particular association isn’t specified, but since most people believe in god, each will associate with god in a different way. That way is unimportant as long as the association is made. A few of the examples might be that: God has blessed the nation, God is all powerful and must be feared and obeyed, God loves the people of the nation, etc.
“with liberty and justice for all”: This simply makes the reciter believe that they are free and the nation is fair, or the system is fair, that the system is fair to them. We know this not to be true. A fair system does not create double standards. Politicians, police, other government agents get special treatment while the rest of us don’t. You’re not free when you’re being told through legislation what you can and cannot do. Your rights as an individual, and therefore the smallest minority, are trampled all the time. Drug war is an obvious example. There is no justice for someone who does not harm any other person, but chooses to use drugs. They have not victimized anyone, yet they are mercilessly prosecuted and jailed and have their lives destroyed.
All government schools and some private schools force children to recite this pledge daily. Repetition is the key. Force someone to repeat something over and over and it will take hold deep in their psyche. It’s brainwashing. It’s the first step in the indoctrination into the cult of government.