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If I Were the Devil - by PAUL HARVEY audio restored (1965)
youtube ^ | 3/23/2012 | Paul Harvey

Posted on 11/11/2012 12:39:57 PM PST by Nachum

(WORDS on screen - AUDIO repaired) Long time radio newsman/commentator Paul Harvey created the original of this homily around 1965. It was updated as the years went by and therefore versions of it vary over time. It is a warning to America about its own decay.

This audio has been corrected for proper speed and pitch and is good as I can make it at this time. Unfortunately, phasing and background noise persist.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: audio; harvey; paul
Audio at link
1 posted on 11/11/2012 12:40:03 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I have his autograph! Great man he was.. “Good day?”

2 posted on 11/11/2012 12:50:05 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Nachum
I got his in an email the other day and was going to post it but you did it first.

It really is a prescient piece.

BTW, did you put me on your ping list?

3 posted on 11/11/2012 1:00:51 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Nachum

Good post.

4 posted on 11/11/2012 1:10:38 PM PST by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: Nachum
Be interested in hearing the responses of the bigoted mormon haters and other religious crackpots here. Not holding my breath waiting, however.
5 posted on 11/11/2012 1:21:50 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Nachum

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 young intellects but neglect to discipline emotions . . . let those run wild. I would designate an atheist 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.

6 posted on 11/11/2012 1:25:00 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

They’re too busy gloating over their boy 0bama’s big win.

7 posted on 11/11/2012 1:41:18 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Nachum
Unfortunately, Barry et al, are not neccessarily the cause, merely symptoms of our society. They have the same societal views that resulted in our Parliament (Canada) voting 203-91 against debating when an unborn baby bocome a 'human being'.

Currently, section 223 of Criminal Code of Canada reads:

223. (1) A child becomes a human being within the meaning of this Act when it has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother, whether or not

(a) it has breathed;

(b) it has an independent circulation; or

(c) the navel string is severed.

Come Lord Jesus, come and redeem your Creation soon!

8 posted on 11/11/2012 2:05:11 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

You are added now :)

9 posted on 11/11/2012 2:09:38 PM PST by Nachum (The List was hacked-
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To: Nachum

Thanks, I look forward to your posts!

10 posted on 11/11/2012 2:11:46 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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