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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Hello Americans, I'm Paul Harvey

April 3, 1965.  

If I were the devil…

If I were the prince of darkness I’d want to engulf the whole world in darkness, and I’d have a third of its real estate and four fifths of its population. But I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree: thee.
So I’d set about however necessary, to take over the United States . I’d subvert the churches first. I’d begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve, “Do as you please.” To the young I would whisper that the Bible is a myth. I would convince them that man created God, instead of the other way around. I would confide that what’s bad is good, and what’s good is square. And the old I would teach to pray after me, “our father which art in Washington …”
And then I’d get organized: I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting. I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies, and visa versa. I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.
If I were the devil I’d soon have families at war with themselves; churches at war with themselves; and nations at war with themselves; until each in its turn was consumed. And with promises of higher ratings, I’d have mesmerizing media fanning the flames.
If I were the devil I would encourage schools to refine young intellect, but neglect to discipline emotions; just let those run wild, until before you knew it you’d have to have drug-sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.
Within a decade I’d have prisons overflowing; I’d have judges promoting pornography. Soon I could evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, and then from the houses of Congress. And in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion and deify science. I would lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls—and church money.
If I were the devil I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg, and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.
If I were the devil I’d take from those who have, and give to those who want it, until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And what’ll you bet I couldn’t get whole states to promote gambling as the way to get rich.
I would caution against extremes, and hard work, and patriotism, and moral conduct. I would convince the young that marriage is old fashioned—that swinging is more fun. That what you see on TV is the way to be. And thus I could undress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with diseases for which there is no cure.
In other words, if I were the devil I would just keep on doing what he is doing.


Anonymous said...

This pretty much sums up liberals.

Anonymous said...

Obama all over again - Vote ROMNEY!

Anonymous said...

Sounds just like the Obamma plan?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that so many African Americans have fallen for this man called Obama , he his satan and worships satan himself.
African Americans for the most part have been a religious group , but as it stands now , they have chosen satan because of his race.

Anonymous said...

i watched 2 black, liberal ministers responding to the message of the black minister who is asking his fellow "bible believing" ministers to tell the truth about what obama believes regarding the sanctity of life and traditional, biblical marriage between a man and woman.

they "sold their souls" to take up for a liberal black president who has NO core values; just because he was black.

who is racist here? are they that deceived by the "great one" that they can't see the truth?

the bible states in the "last days" the very elect will be deceived. hmmmmmm

paul harvey's piece was ahead of it's time but will always be timeless and true.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Paul Harvey was speaking back then for what is going on now, especially with OBAMA destroying our great country the past four years! I would not hesitate to say that OBAMA is the devil...and back four years he was the "devil in disguise" that had so many people mesmerized!

Anonymous said...

Obama is merely a puppet no different than Romney, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Nixon, or Johnson. Global Banks and Corporations are in control and setting the political and social agenda. Paul Harvey is spot on.

Anonymous said...

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Anonymous said...

The current mentality is to get all you can without working a day in your life. How things have changed over the past 50 years. If I hadn't lived through it, I would never have thought our country would end up like it has. It won't be a good place to live in 40 or so years; it's hardly a good place to live now.