Paul Harvey called America's future in 1965....prophetic or what??
This speech was broadcast by legendary ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey on April 3, 1965:
If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States. I would 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.” “Do as you please.” To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”. In the ears of the young marrieds, I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be extreme in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct. And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to say after me: “Our Father, which art in Washington” . . .
If I were the devil, I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull an uninteresting. I’d threaten T.V. with dirtier movies and vice versa. And then, if I were the devil, I’d get organized. I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing and less work, because idle hands usually work for me. I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. And I’d tranquilize the rest with pills. If I were the devil, I would encourage schools to refine yound intellects but neglect to discipline emotions . . . let those run wild. I would designate an athiest to front for me before the highest courts in the land and I would get preachers to say “she’s right.” With flattery and promises of power, I could get the courts to rule what I construe as against God and in favor of pornography, and thus, I would evict God from the courthouse, and then from the school house, and then from the houses of Congress and then, in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and I would deify science because that way men would become smart enough to create super weapons but not wise enough to control them.
If I were Satan, I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg, and the symbol of Christmas, a bottle. If I were the devil, I would take from those who have and I would give to those who wanted, until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And then, my police state would force everybody back to work. Then, I could separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines, and objectors in slave camps. In other words, if I were Satan, I’d just keep on doing what he’s doing.
Paul Harvey, Good Day.
Oh, how we've "progressed" since Paul Harvey was on the radio. The dictionary has a couple of definitions of progress. One is "to develop to a higher, better, or more advanced stage." Another is, "the progressive development of mankind." It's obvious that there is a subtle difference between th two definitions and that they are not synonymous.
Wow! Paul sounds more like a prphet or a clairvoyant.Question is,what shall we do about are situation?
If my people who are called by my name, will repent of their sins, and turn to me, I will hear from Heaven, and will heal their land. (Sorry I can't find the exact reference today, but this IS the only way!) God has never repealed His promise.
that sounds like the original to me, it is prophetic and the conpiracy theories are real, VERY VERY real !!!. The wustion is will America wake from its slumber to save the rest, nah, dont think so. That is why the creator said that the body is the temple, you are your own temple/church, you are the last resource in saving your personage. Believe or forever be lost
S-s-s-s-s-a-a-y-y Now ! That ol' serpent's been lis-s-s-tening in on s-s-s-s-omeone's-s-s-s s-s-s-ecret plans-s-s-s-s ! How s-s-s-ubtle of him, & yet he lies-s-s-s to our faces-s-s-s, s-so blatantly ! S-s-s-urely we aren-t all fooled, not even s-s-s-ome of the time-are we ? Jesus & His Father's Word provides for a path through the fog of misinformation. I suggest more folks pick that dusty ol' Bible up off the side table & start referencing the events that cycle throughout our history, mostly because we do forget to Remember, Honor & Praise Him. It's all in there, & all this has happened before, because we grow lax & complacent. " If my people will remember Me, I will remember them " ( Not exact, but, in essence). I pray for my Country, my fellow American citizens & even those who pretend to serve us as legislators, to remember Our responsibilty to the Creator, ( something that is recognizable in most any faith I have studied ). I pray that we do not suffer the fate as befell those who let someone else take the Responsibilty. as mentioned in Isaiah, for an example. I, for one of many, do not desire that my descendants should suffer the fate of becoming merely a ' Remnant ' of this Nation Under God , struggling to rediscover their stolen legacy. I will not be an ingrate & forget His Blessings upon myself & my Country,, In His Most Gracious Name above All names, Amen.
Amen! Theonly hopeat this point in time! God Bless you and all us who are praying for His mercy on us, and our nation.
Thanks so much for posting this Harry. Hannity played part of this at the end of his show. Isn't this profoundly sad?
We ARE in the end times predicted in Danel and Revlation, The world is being sey up for Gods plan for the unbeliving world, BHO and CO are seting up America to be a third country world with no power to change anything, Did you ever wonder why America is not mentioned in the end times? Because of HOMO marage, taking god out of our schools, public places, the name of Jesus against the law, hate crimes laws, stoping people from speaking the truth, one world money, one world currency, one world religion, pick up your bible wipe off the dust and read it, it's like reading the news paper!!!!!
The Bible speaks of a people who were sent prophets, whom they stoned, and reviled-and did not hear. I miss listening to Paul Harvey. This one--and one where he pointed out how we have played word games like calling the sin of homosexual behavior an alternative lifestyle-- and the violation of our fundamental Law the God gifted Right to Life --a woman's choice to abortion.Are among my favorites.
I had forgotten hearing this broadcast until reading it. When I was A sophomore at St. Michael's college in Vermont and my future and eventual destinty over Vietnam service was still in doubt, (68-'69) I recall hearing this broadcast as it was a daily ritual to begin the day with Paul Harvey's broadcast. I also recall thinking that we were headed in that direction, even then as the TV codes were in the process of being changed to a looser and definitively more immortal structure than previously. and writing was becoming more vituperative and with fewer controls on what constituted right or wrong and moral decency. But, like most more concerned with their own problems and looking at a troubled future, I tended to ignore the impact. It is amazing now, looking back, just how truly on the money Paul Harvey was and were he still broadcasting today, I rather doubt his closing would be the trademark , Good Day! There are increasingly fewer good days in this country anymore under this administration though the decline has been obvious to anyone watching for all, that time. It is truly amazing how prophetic that April 3,1965 broadcast is turning out to be and yet the question remains: what are we going to do about it; and HOW?