February 22, 2007
Socialist Swastika Symbolism in Singapore & its Peoples Action Party
A recent Opinion Editorials column gained attention for showing the swastika's modern use as overlapping S-shapes for "Socialism." The column, which exposed the British Union of Fascists and National Socialists and its logo (an S-shaped lightning bolt for "Socialists") led to new discoveries regarding symbolism in the Peoples Action Party (PAP) of Singapore. http://rexcurry.net/peoples-action-party-pap-singapore-socialism.html
The PAP began as a socialist party and adopted as its logo the same S-shaped symbolism of the British Union of Fascists and National Socialists (BUFNS). The noted historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Swastika Secrets") has established that the PAP's logo originated as an "S" letter for "Socialists." http://rexcurry.net/british-union-of-fascists-sir-oswald-mosley.html
Wikipedia is announcing the amazing discoveries concerning the PAP and the BUFNS. Dr. Curry's research about the BUFNS ranks at the top of internet searches. Recent articles at opinioneditorials.com report on the many references to the research on Wikipedia. Even Wikipedia's founder Jimbo Wales has publicly commented on Dr. Curry's influence on Wikipedia. His work is probably be the most referenced historical research on Wikipedia. The work has been reviewed and verified by wikipedia writers. Some Wikipedia writers use Dr. Curry's work without attribution in apparent attempts to bolster their own credibility.
Of course, Wikipedia is a glorified anonymous bulletin board and is constantly changed, often at the hands of vandals and even neo-nazis. A recent web search for "British Union of Fascists and National Socialists" showed Dr. Curry's work at the top, and indicated that there is no wikipedia article in existence. Wikipedia gives the mis-impression that the BUFNS never existed, or that its name-change never occurred. It is more air-brushed revisionist history on wakipedia.
Amazon.com adopted as its policies recommendations advocated by Dr. Curry to combat neo nazism like that on wikipedia. http://rexcurry.net/amazon-com-book-reviews-tags-discussions.html
The PAP smeared its way onto the political scene in 1954 when it was formed by English-educated middle-class men who had returned to Singapore from Britain. The PAP became a member of the Socialist International. The PAP logo has a double connotation for "Singapore Socialists." http://rexcurry.net/peoples_action_party_pap_logo_singapore_socialist_swastikas.gif
The PAP's logo supports Dr. Curry's discovery that the swastika was used as alphabetic symbolism for overlapping "S" letters for "socialism" under the National Socialist German Workers' Party. http://rexcurry.net/swastika3clear.jpg
In the early 1950's, when the socialist symbolism was adopted in Singapore, the leader of the BUFNS (Oswald Mosley) was trying to revive his socialist movement in Britain and was still using the same S-shaped symbol for socialism in his Union Movement (UM). Mosley had returned to the leadership of British national socialism by founding the UM in 1948 at a meeting in London's Farringdon Hall, where as many as fifty one separate groups came under the new umbrella. Mosley re-emerged as a candidate in 1959 in North Kensington (which included Notting Hill), in the first parliamentary election for him since 1931.
There is evidence that the PAP also adopted the stiff-arm salute of the National Socialists. http://rexcurry.net/peoples-action-party-pap-singapore-nazi-salute.jpg
The gesture originated from national socialists in the United States in 1892 from the original Pledge of Allegiance written by Francis Bellamy, as shown in the historical discoveries of Dr. Rex Curry. It was part of a scheme for government to take over all education and to place flags over each school, and to compel robotic chanting daily in worship of government for twelve years of every child's life. It still occurs today in some oddball states in the USA, though the gesture has changed.
From national socialists in the USA, the straight-arm salute spread worldwide to: the National Socialists German Workers' Party; the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; the British Union of Fascists and National Socialists; the Peoples' Action Party; the Peoples' Republic of China. The salute is still used in Russia and in the Peoples' Republic of China and elsewhere. http://rexcurry.net/nazi-salute-taipei-times-roc-republic-of-china-government-officials-sworn.jpg
Behind it was the same dogma that led to the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): 60 million slaughtered under the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 50 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; 20 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party. It was the worst slaughter in the history of the world. It was so bad that Holocaust Museums could quintuple in size by including Wholecaust museums.
The Peoples' Action Party continues to share goals with socialists in China. http://rexcurry.net/peoples-action-party-china-pap-yp.jpg
The PAP eventually played copycat to the United States again in adopting a hand-over-the-heart gesture. PAP members continue to wear uniforms at their Party meetings, dressing all in the same color and clothing. http://rexcurry.net/peoples-action-party-yps-pap.jpg
The PAP initially adopted a traditional socialist party organization together with a vanguard cadre from its socialist-leaning faction in 1958. The PAP formed a joint alliance with the so-called communists against colonialism in Singapore during the party's early years.
Today, the PAP considers itself as subscribing to socialist ideologies. The PAP has been the ruling political party in Singapore since 1959 and thus has a large role in the formation of the government of Singapore. From the 1963 general elections onwards, the PAP has dominated Singapore's parliament and politics. The PAP has held the overwhelming majority of seats in Parliament since 1966, when the opposition Barisan Sosialis (Socialist Front), another socialist group that split from PAP in 1961, resigned from Parliament after winning 13 seats following the 1963 state elections, which itself occurred months after a number of their leaders had been arrested in Operation Coldstore. The resignation left the PAP as the only major political party.
In 1976 the PAP resigned from the Socialist International, after the Dutch Labour Party had proposed to expel the party.
In January 1991, the PAP introduced the White Paper on Shared Values, which tried to create a national ideology and institutionalize Asian values. The party also has 'rejected' what they considered Western-style liberal democracy.
In the 2006 Singapore general election, the PAP won 82 of the 84 elected seats in the Parliament of Singapore.
During the PAP's existence, the socialist dogma of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics caused the USSR to collapse internally. That, and other developments, have educated people about the horrors of the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): 62 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 49 million slaughtered under the Peoples' Republic of China; 21 million slaughtered under the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
In spite of socialist dogma of political parties like the PAP, free-markets have continued to grow and prosper. Singapore frequently ranks extremely highly on indices of "economic freedom."
Lee Kuan Yew has also said in 1992: "Through Hong Kong watching, I concluded that state welfare and subsidies blunted the individual's drive to succeed. I watched with amazement the ease with which Hong Kong workers adjusted their salaries upwards in boom times and downwards in recessions." Yew resolved to reverse course on the welfare policies which his socialist dogma had inherited or copied from British socialists.
The USA is still the worst example in the world of bizarre laws that require robotic chanting to a national flag in government schools (socialist schools) every day for 12 years.
The Bellamys promoted a government takeover of schools, the placement of flags at schools, and robotic chanting of the pledge to the flag with the old notorious gesture. When the government granted their wishes, the government schools imposed segregation by law and taught racism as official government policy. The schools mandated the robotic chanting of the pledge with the straight-arm salute and persecuted and expelled children who would not comply, arrested parents, and even took children from parents on allegations of "unfit parenting." There were acts of violence and lynchings.
The USA still follows similar anti libertarian policies promoted by the Bellamys. Many socialist policies caused the USA's big, expensive, oppressive government, its aggressive military socialism, and its growing police state. It caused the Great Socialist Depression (from the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act 1930 etc) that persisted and even lasted through U.S. involvement in WWII. The Pledge still exists along with laws mandating that teachers lead the robotic chanting every day for twelve years of each child's life (though the salute was altered). The government still owns and operates schools, including the same schools that imposed segregation by law and taught racism as official government policy. That policy even outlasted the National Socialist German Workers' Party by over 15 years. After segregation in government's schools ended, the Bellamy legacy caused more police-state racism of forced busing that destroyed communities and neighborhoods and deepened hostilities. Those schools still exist. Infants are given social security numbers (socialist slave numbers from 1935 during the NSGWP) that track and tax everyone for life. Government schools (socialist schools) demand the numbers for enrollment.
The pledge and the flag have become examples of how dangerous government schools are (and how dangerous government is in general). The brainwashing ritual has indoctrinated many students of government schools with the national socialist propaganda.
Support for Dr. Curry's discoveries also comes from the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). http://rexcurry.net/roman-salute-oxford-english-dictionary.html
Support also comes from the web site of the American Philological Association. http://rexcurry.net/american-philological-association-apa.html
### Rex Curry is published worldwide as a libertarian and a lawyer with a degree in journalism. http://RexCurry.net is the only site on the internet that collects and displays historic photographs of the original Pledge of Allegiance. Rex collects historic photos that show how socialism has harmed the U.S., and his hobby is also photography and graphic art, displayed on the website. His predecessors helped settle Key West back when Florida's government was virtually non-existent. The Curry Mansion (historic home of Florida's first capitalist millionaire) is still on the local tour.