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The Devil Has Taken America

Recently I read something that sent shivers up my spine. How could someone in 1965 predict what America would be like today? As I read the article I was shocked at how much this man said back then, is so true today. The mans name was Paul Harvey, who was a conservative American radio broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. Read the transcript of his commentary below, it is amazing how true it is and shows how much America has fallen.

“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 pills.

If I were the devil I’d soon have families that war with themselves, churches that war that 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 flame.  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.

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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 bottle.

If I were the devil I’d take from those, and who have, and give to those 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.”

Amazing isn’t it? We have the Liberal-Progressives to thank for that.

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I was born and raised in New York City, but now live in Florida. After losing my mortgage business at age 57, I found the courage to reinvent myself, now at age 64, I enjoy being An Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Trainer and Author, as well as having a series of videos on YouTube called Over 50 And Broke and a web-site with the same name, All my books are listed on Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Chris+vaca


  1. Chris the Devil has not taken America and that is the truth you need to embrace. But I will admit that he has been given preferential treatment. By whom? Well the media unfortunately. But the medial is not the moral curve on American society and they are far from the true picture. If this were so we would have chaos on our streets and we would not be able walk or go anywhere.

    Patrick Henry asked in a speech to the Virginia Convention in 1775, “Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God.” But God cannot forbid what man must. He gave us the way, the reason and the tools of our nation. It is our own purpose of moral incentive to seek a proper tomorrow for our future generations, our own flesh and blood in their decisions between right and wrong. Should they ask? What is wrong with thee, in legacy to have your back and not your face to see? What have you taught us on reason and need to stand firm in our resolve? What legacy will be ours to reflect upon, to pay forward to our children?

    What would happen if you lived in a house where every window looked out of you saw the world through what was simply a contrived narration of countless lies? That is what the media pounds into our heads every single day and we give it life. Paul Harvey in his wisdom saw a picture and painted it for his audience, as did Nostradamus and many other prophets of doom. Pictures of a world gone wrong and a possible outcome if we allow it. It is not an unknown formula for demise; many families live it everyday because they failed to nurture and grow their children. That is America on a larger scale for those very same reasons, again if we allow it. The media propagates their product because they thrive in Chaos. They lie and cheat to seed tomorrow’s news for a price, and at a price. Their wealth, and at our cost perpetually.

    They own the window but do not own the truth. The silent moral and good America still owns the truth, and when we finally grow tired of the narrative we will speak and act upon it, yes, I hope it won’t be too late.

    Chris we have both known good Americans who went off to fight for the truth. Many of those good Americans, our friends, sacrificed their lives to keep the flame burning for another’s generation. For what they believed is the real truth. Their sacrifice was our honest hope, not a contrived narrative but something very real. We wee fooled by hope and change and can be restored in a new hope of honest change in a new dawn for America and for the world. What America has the Devil taken? Not mine! Patrick Henry asked God to forbid it. God would ask of us this, I have carried you this far in the sand and now the choice is ours to make.

    • Jerry, although the devil has not taken over America yet, he without a doubt is making headway.

    • Chris we do not need a revolution from the physical aspect of it all with the street born carnage in this day and age. Nor should we cower from the coming storm. I find it rather sad to see Hillary get a free pass with the press given that she makes the Wicked Witch look like a girl scout selling cookies. This women is a bad actor. What is even more troubling is what their plan B is with Elizabeth Warren. But there is a way to bring our country back and it is a simple plan. When that wagon shows itself good Americans will jump onto it and give it the life it needs, the life and the direction that America and the world needs so badly now. It is steeped in reason that will be beyond repute unless good reputes itself. But I doubt that will happen.

      I was attacked once in a corporate matter. I was propped as the fall guy in an agenda. I am not stupid and smelled the rat early. I protected my reputation and my honor. With out money that was all I had, and all I would need. It was the classic little man against the machine. I am a soldier and I will defend my position at any cost. My weapon was the truth against their stupidity. Evil in both size and strength may seem both formidable and undefeatable, but not against a stone of reason in a battle of resolve and courage that is cast with a devout purpose. My counsel asked me if I wanted to go to trial. Absolutely, I am defending the truth and they are defending a lie. The truth won and I knew that it would.

      America in all that it is will never be the Devil’s roost. We are a great nation of good and honest people, and in that WE will survive anything, including the Devil himself. Coming soon my friend….truth’s stone of reason!

  2. Very true Jan, we are partly responsible, hopefully we can turn things around.

  3. A wave of nostalgia for certain that warrants a longing for ‘the good old days’ when no one feared to ‘speak their piece’ so openly and unabashed.

    You said “Amazing isn’t it. We have the Liberal-Progressives to thank…” Perhaps we should assume at least part of the blame….we sat in silence with lips sealed….

    We still have another chance to take another path…..and we best not blow it!!!!