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*busting down the door* PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS INVENTED BY PATRIOTISM COMPANIES TO SELL MORE PATRIOTISM

@rigatonimonster i always figured that it was put in place during the cold war because of cold war concerns

@labeochrysophekadion american children are coerced at school to stand every morning before class starts, face a flag on the wall, and repeat a statement pledging their allegiance to the united states. it's very weird and dystopian and we really don't question it at all until maybe high school

@rigatonimonster Other interesting information about the pledge of allegiance from the article:

The writer of the pledge was a socialist

Originally equality and fraternity were going to be part of the pledge, but was decided against since the state superintendents of education on his committee were against equality for women and African Americans

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