THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 263, March 14, 2004

Damned if it's Bush. Damned if it's Kerry. Damn.

Nazi = National Socialist German Workers' Party
by Rex Curry
rexy@ij.net

Special to TLE


The Salute devised to go with the Pledge of Allegiance

Libertarians can help educate the media about the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Socialist German Workers' Party with letters like the ones below, directed to the oral arguments scheduled for March 24 before the U.S. Supreme in the Pledge of Allegiance case.

Letter to the media:

"Nazi" is an abbreviation for the horrid "National Socialist German Workers' Party" as every dictionary states. As a lawyer and a libertarian, I hope that you will inform the public about the meaning of the abbreviation. Some media outlets cover-up for the monstrous "National Socialist German Workers' Party" via exclusive use of the hackneyed abbreviation.

The court case about the pledge of allegiance is scheduled for oral arguments on March 24 before the U.S. Supreme Court. Some media outlets are already covering up the fact that the original salute to the U.S. flag resembled the salute of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, that the pledge's author was a famous socialist in "Nationalist" clubs in the U.S., and that it all predated the National Socialist German Workers' Party, which some media outlets refuse to identify fully. As a pro bono service to help the media and the public, my website provides the only collection of astounding historic photos and information about the pledge (at http://members.ij.net/rex/pledge3.html).

If a writer uses an abbreviation (e.g. "Nazi"), then the abbreviation should be fully identified at it's first use in an article (e.g. parenthetically) if not more often (e.g. National Socialist German Workers' Party). This letter is sent to ask you to fully inform the public about the history of the pledge of allegiance and to fully expose the horrid National Socialist German Workers' Party. (Please don't be like the newspaper referenced below).

Open letter and media debate challenge to the St. Petersburg Times and their columnist Robyn E. Blumner:

I enjoyed the Pledge of Allegiance article (Perspective 2/29/04) explaining that the pledge's author was a socialist and that the original salute resembled the salute of the "Nazis." More news: the pledge author was a socialist leader in Nationalist Clubs in the U.S. and "Nazi" is an abbreviation for the horrid "National Socialist German Workers' Party" (see any dictionary). There are many other ominous parallels about the Pledge of Allegiance.

It was fun to help your columnist with the story and the historic photo, because my website is the only collection of the photos on the internet (http://RexCurry.net). I asked your columnist to avoid a bad habit: some media use the abbreviation "Nazi" to cover-up for the monstrous National Socialist German Worker's Party.

Of the times when your paper printed the word "Nazi" I can not recall a single time when your paper identified the abbreviation as the "National Socialist German Workers' Party." In fact, I cannot recall your paper ever writing "National Socialist German Workers' Party." Is it an official policy of your paper to never write "National Socialist German Workers' Party"?

Your website search tool for your archives indicates that you have no articles for the full phrase. In comparison, the words "Nazi" and "Nazis" and "Nazism" have so many hits that your search program cannot display them all. Or to put it into the words you prefer, you are word Nazis about the word "Nazi." You use it to cover-up for the nasty National Socialist German Workers' Party.

Your competitor (the Tampa Tribune) appears to have hits for the full phrase at its website search engine.

How many of your writers have written the full phrase ever in their lives? Your columnist might have missed the chance to be the first person at your paper to write "National Socialist German Workers' Party." If you print my letter, I might be the first person in your paper to inform the public of the full phrase.

Please confirm that I am correct about all of the above.

It is improper to write an article about "Nazis" (or any abbreviation) without at least once in the article fully identifying the abbreviation, even parenthetically (e.g. the "National Socialist German Workers' Party").

Your paper is hostile to libertarianism. Your authoritarian bias is so great that you hide the meaning of "Nazi" in a vain effort to rehabilitate socialism.

As the undefeated local media-debate champion, I therefore issue this challenge to you to debate whether your paper has a de facto policy to never inform the public what the Nazi abbreviation abbreviates. If you do not accept the challenge within one week then I will declare victory (by default).

And the pledge court case is ongoing so you will have many opportunities in the future to write about the horrid National Socialist German Workers' Party issues and to show the public whether you will or won't ever be truthful about the full phrase. We'll all be watching.



Rex Curry's website is RexCurry.net


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