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"IF I WERE THE DEVIL" by Paul Harvey
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) ^ | April 3, 1965 | Paul Harvey

Posted on 06/30/2023 8:22:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Many years ago (April 3,1965 to be exact), a courageous and devoted American broadcast a message to his listeners that served as a harbinger for where the nation was headed societally and culturally. In his broadcast he revealed what he would do if he were “the devil,” to destroy our culture and undermine our collective societal standards and social mores.

That man was Paul Harvey Aurandt, known to the nation simply as Paul Harvey, and his message not only has proven to be prophetic, but serves as a warning to Americans today of where our society continues to trend.

“If I Were The Devil": A Warning to America From Paul Harvey

“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 to 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 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 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 intellects, 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 symbols 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 until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious.

And what do you bet I could get whole states to promote gambling as the way to get rich? I would caution against extremes and hard work in Patriotism, in moral conduct. I would convince the young that marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging is 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 the devil I’d just keep right on doing what he’s doing.”

Paul Harvey, good day.

TOPICS: History; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: broadcast; devil; paulharvey

1 posted on 06/30/2023 8:22:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Paul Harvey: 1918-2009

Harvey receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005

If I were the Devil - Paul Harvey | 1965 Warning - 00:03:27 minutes

2 posted on 06/30/2023 9:46:25 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: SeekAndFind

Things have gotten much, much worse that he could have imagined.

Back then the idea that there would be women with dicks, pregnant men, be fired for saying there are only two sexes and genders, that words like mother and father would be erased, male wives, female husbands.... was beyond even the wildest, sick imagination.

3 posted on 06/30/2023 10:40:24 PM PDT by aquila48 (Do not let them make you "care" ! Guilting you is how they control you. )
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To: SeekAndFind

thank you

4 posted on 07/01/2023 12:00:16 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I miss Paul Harvey..

5 posted on 07/01/2023 3:45:09 AM PDT by Bikkuri (I am proud to be a PureBlood.)
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I miss Paul Harvey..

There's alot of stuff about the America of our youth that we miss today. It's not the same country anymore.
6 posted on 07/01/2023 5:18:41 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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"It's not the same country anymore."

Sadly, it's not, and, I am afraid that it may be too late to fix.

7 posted on 07/01/2023 6:05:32 AM PDT by Bikkuri (I am proud to be a PureBlood.)
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To: Bikkuri

Sadly, it’s not, and, I am afraid that it may be too late to fix.
Possibly, however remember Biblical History. All great revivals were preceded by a nation being brought to their knees….as we are are currently witnessing, from the Gay/ Tranz agenda take over to the US forever wars and war mongering.

We are witnessing the total slide into immorality , corruption, and lies. I fully expect ( per Biblical history) our military to be soon defeated, our government collapse, school system destruction, family destruction, wealth destruction, and further move away from our Creator’s Word.

We are entering a period where you yourself, your family, your friends, your wealth, your doctor, and your government will not be “ able to save you”… advice: drop to your knees, give thanks, praise and worship to God almighty, every.single. Day.

Don’t fear America’s destruction, it is necessary for a beautiful Revival that will cleanse this fallen Nation.

8 posted on 07/01/2023 8:17:58 AM PDT by delta7
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