Paul Harvey wrote "If I were the Devil" predicting how the societies can be destroyed.

Marek 2012/03/22 15:46:35
the Devil has been devilishly successful in his endeavor. He infiltrated every aspect of life with his minions
The Devil has hard time spreading his evil.
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In 1964, Paul Harvey wrote “If I Were the Devil.” Various versions of
the article have appeared over time. I first heard about it from Glenn
Beck’s show, but it’s been floating around the internet for some time.

Before Paul Harvey wrote “If I Were the Devil,” the Italian Marxist (1891–1937) explained the steps necessary for radicals to transform a nation without firing a shot:

[T]hey must enter into every civil,
cultural and political activity in every nation, patiently leavening
them all as thoroughly as yeast leavens bread. . . .
[This] would require a ‘long march through the institutions’ — the
arts, cinema, theater, schools, colleges, seminaries, newspapers,
magazines, and the new electronic medium [of the time], radio.”

The following is the text from an audio version of Paul Harvey’s “If
I were the Devil.” you can see that Gramsci was on target and his
radical heirs were successful:

“If I were the devil, 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 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.’ And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach
them to pray after me, ‘Our Father, which art in Washington…’

“And then I’d get organized. I’d educate
authors on how to lurid literature exciting, so that anything else would
appear dull and uninteresting. I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies and
vice versa. I’d pedal narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to
ladies and gentlemen of distinction. I’d tranquilize the rest with

“If I were the devil I’d soon have
families that war with themselves, churches that war with themselves,
and nations that 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 intellects, and 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, and then 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 symbols of Easter an egg and the symbol of Christmas a

“If I were the devil I’d take from those,
who have, and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive
of the ambitious. What do you bet I could get whole states to promote
gambling as the way to get rich? I would question against extremes and
hard work, and Patriotism, and moral conduct. I would convince the young
that marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging more fun, that what you
see on the 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 to devil I’d keep on doing on what he’s doing.
Paul Harvey, good day.”

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  • Gregaj7 2012/03/22 22:58:50
    the Devil has been devilishly successful in his endeavor. He infiltrated ever...
    He's even got "Christians" to contract with him in his various endeavors, including secular gov't.
  • Marek Gregaj7 2012/03/23 00:07:56
    The devil did that, didn't he?
    What a devilish thing to do, coopt people from the opposite side.
  • JAA Gregaj7 2012/03/23 02:42:42
    That's true. He's got a hold of all non-Christians & a great many Christians.
  • Gregaj7 JAA 2012/03/23 03:27:31
    It'd be nice if more knew of this.
  • JAA Gregaj7 2012/03/23 06:00:03
    Unbelievers, well, don't believe in satan, & believers don't often care. I don't think it's a matter of them not knowing.
  • Marek JAA 2012/03/23 14:56:37
    Right, that is why Atheists can't be satanists.
  • JAA Marek 2012/03/24 02:00:38
    What does that have anything to do with anything?
  • Marek JAA 2012/03/24 03:43:44
    Ah, never mind. I don't have time to waste.
  • JAA Marek 2012/03/24 09:45:32
    THANK YOU!!!
  • Gregaj7 JAA 2012/03/23 17:59:39
    Willful ignorance is NOT "Bliss"!
  • JAA Gregaj7 2012/03/24 02:01:05
    Not sure of your point.
  • Gregaj7 JAA 2012/03/24 03:47:30
    "believers don't often care"
  • JAA Gregaj7 2012/03/24 09:46:23
    Wow, we agree!! That was obviously MY point!
  • Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩ 2012/03/22 20:32:25
  • Billyk75 2012/03/22 19:02:46
    the Devil has been devilishly successful in his endeavor. He infiltrated ever...
    Paul Harvey must have been able to visualize the future.
  • JAA Billyk75 2012/03/23 02:43:27
    It wasn't hard, even back in the 60's. The worst part is that he was right.
  • IndyLinda 2012/03/22 17:32:52
    the Devil has been devilishly successful in his endeavor. He infiltrated ever...
    Socialism's love affair with secular humanism has greased the Road to Hell. Man is NOT the measure of all things.
  • hasher 2012/03/22 17:11:36
    The Devil has hard time spreading his evil.
    i have known about this for a long time i study the bible and know of the 2 spiritual forces here on earth good andevil. and as a believer, christians have power over the devil. so i believe we will eventually over come evil. right now it doesnt look that way but i believe theres more good than there is evil here.
  • JAA hasher 2012/03/23 02:45:56
    Most Christians, unfortunately, are buying into the devil's world (cosmos diabolicus), but then that was prophesied, too. "Satan deceives the WHOLE world." The USA won't be destroyed because of the sinners, but because of the very few "righteous" believers (spiritually mature believers).
  • Marek 2012/03/22 15:50:17
    the Devil has been devilishly successful in his endeavor. He infiltrated ever...
    The devil works on all fronts using Political Correctness, Multiculti, marxism, islam and wishful thinking to subvert nations and people.

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