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Olympic Torch was socialist symbol like Olympic salute & Pledge of Allegiance

Von: Edward Bellamy (edward-bellamy@edward-bellamy.com) [Profil]
Datum: 02.07.2009 14:40
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A quintessential Olympic symbol was the product of socialism. The New York
Times reported that the use of the torch as an Olympic symbol originated
within the propaganda machine of the National Socialist German Workers'
Party and was first employed in the 1936 games in Berlin. According to the
article, "The torch relay, memorialized in Leni Riefenstahl's film, Olympia,
was part of Hitler's elaborate attempt to add myth, mystique and glamour to
an Olympics intended to intimidate pre-World War II Europe. In Hitler's
eyes, the torch symbolized the perfection and victory of the German nation."
While the Ancient Greeks did employ a continuously burning flame during
their Olympiad, they "opened their Olympics by word of mouth, not fire" and
into the streets they sent heralds harking, not torchbearers bearing.

Says Mary Beard, a columnist for The Times of London: "I don't quite
understand how we have forgotten that the "Olympic Torch" ceremony was
invented by Hitler and his chums." And "If ever there was an 'invented
tradition' well worth stamping out, it is this ridiculous,
[socialist]-inspired waste of money."

Ditto for the USA's Pledge of Allegiance, the origin of the Olympic salute
and the Nazi salute, as shown in the work of Dr. Rex Curry (author of
"Pledge of Allegiance Secrets"). http://rexcurry.net/olympic-salute1936b.JPG

Also see the sculpture by Gra Rueb in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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