A hot Reddit post today asks ‘is the Pledge a harmless affirmation of patriotism or a daily dosage of propaganda?’
An American studying for a Master’s degree in Ireland asks the question following her recital of the Pledge in front of her new classmates.
‘Littlespark88’ goes on – I’m getting my master’s degree at a university here (Ireland), and was completely startled by a lecturer’s comments about the daily American pledge. He even asked me to recite it for the class. Everyone was horrified.
Some of us grew up saying prayers at school but did any of you rabble have a similar experience, in Ireland or abroad, of indoctrination/nationalist propaganda along the lines of the American Pledge?
The original post is here