Did Paul Harvey’s 1965 Broadcast “If I Were the Devil” Predict America’s Downfall?

Paul Harvey Aurandt (1918–2009), better known as Paul Harvey, was America’s National Commentator. His listening audience was estimated, at its highest, to be around 24 million people a week. “Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 Armed Forces Network stations and 300 newspapers. His broadcasts and newspaper columns have been reprinted in the Congressional Record more than those of any other commentator.”

One of Paul Harvey’s most popular messages was the Christian classic “The Man and the Birds” based on a verse from the book of Job: “Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you” (12:7b).

Paul Harvey didn’t just report the news with his distinctive voice; he would always make the point that the news was reflective of society. You could take the pulse of America’s moral health by reading the daily newspaper.

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.[1]

Before Paul Harvey wrote “If I Were the Devil,” the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci (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. . . .[2] [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.”[3]

 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 pills.

“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 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.”

Notes:
  1. I'm a little suspicious that the poor quality audio version might be a revised version done by someone else to make it sound like Paul Harvey. []
  2. Malachi Martin, The Keys of This Blood: The Struggle for World Dominion Between Pope John II, Mikhail Gorbachev and the Capitalist West (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990), 245. []
  3. Patrick J. Buchanan, Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization (New York: St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, 2001), 77. []

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  • Screeminmeeme

    Remarkable, prophetic words from a great American.

  • TheChristianSolution

    And the devil leads the Synagogue of Satan for that is the real source of what Paul Harvey so elegantly portrayed.

  • Mr. Incredible, in Jesus' Name

    The Devil has no authority that you don't give him.  He needs license.

    If he could act on his own, he'd hit you on the head with a brick, or a bat, and kill you right now.  But he can't.

    • Shar

      But the obvious is: we've given him liscense...

      • Mr. Incredible, in Jesus' Name

        Absolutely!  Good point!

        However, he still can't hit you on the head.  He needs to use you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nelson.swiger Nelson Swiger Jr.

      Actually the Devil has no authority other than what God allows him to do. This is shown clearly with Job. Satan had to go to God to get permission to do anything. So if a person is in the hands of God, God will protect that person. If a person has not repented of their sins and turned to Christ, they are open season for the Devil to attack. 

      • Mr. Incredible, in Jesus' Name

        It's true that God protects, IF that person acknowledges God's authority through Christ.

        However, God gave Man authority and dominion on Earth.  Man, through Adam and Eve, gave authority to the Devil.  That's why we must be born again, to get that authority back.  Those who are not born again have yet to get that authority back.

        If Satan must get God's permission to act, all God has to do is say, "No!" and we got no worries.  No need for Jesus to die and no need for us to be born again.

        However, God is not responsible for our problems, as he would be, if He pro-actively gave permission to the Devil.  He wants the Devil NOT to act; but He is stuck with His own deal:  YOU, on Earth, must decide, and what's loosedon Earth is loosed in Heaven.

        The question is not whether the Devil will attack, rather what we will do WHEN he attacks.  Matthew 4:1-11 KJV is the lesson:  Get back to the Word!

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/The_John_Galt John Galt

          Good post!  I have read these passages and they have always bothered me.  In addition, it was reported that in 1884, Pope Leo XIII collapsed during mass and after coming to consciousness, the pope described a frightful conversation that he had heard coming from near the tabernacle.  The conversation consisted of two voices – voices which Pope Leo XIII clearly understood to be the voices of Jesus Christ and the Devil.  The Devil boasted that he could destroy the Church, if he were granted 75 or 100 years to carry out his plan. The Devil also asked permission for “a greater influence over those who will give themselves to my service.” To the Devil’s requests, Our Lord reportedly replied: “you will be given the time and the power.”

          The 100 years is up!  Obama is in office! And the battle rages on!

        • Really???

          Do you really believe the Pope, all of whom have been corrupt, had magical powers to hear this? It sounds like he was on pills. Old white men continuing to spread fear as a way to gain power...

        • Cindy

          No! he Pope does NOThave magical powers! Be careful how we say things.

  • Paulam777

    Wow - what a depiction of reality as we are going today.  However, the devil has no power unless you give it to him.  Unfortunately, he is being given more and more power from ignorant and unknowledgeable people and deliberate and deceitful people.  Jesus said people are like sheep and we are definitely being led to the slaughter!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Lyle.Felix Lyle Felix

      You're spot on with your comment; "Unfortunately, he is being given more and more power from ignorant and
      unknowledgeable people and deliberate and deceitful people."

      I believe the main cause of this fact is that the ignorant and those with little to no knowledge WILL NOT believe that there is a Devil.

      If we will acknowledge the existence of Satan we are like ostriches with our head in the sand.

  • Rev. Anony Moose

                            This is very good and very true!    It is right on target!

  • Paulam777

    By the way, I loved Paul Harvey.  He was a great and insightful man.  He is greatly missed!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NLORN6B3ZNGCAJTFHWWFUUEY4Q jong

    Half Karl Marx and half Rev. Wright but, it is never to late to turn back to God with a clean heart and get rid of what this country has become.  But no one says it will be easy.   We have had easy for to many years with people like Carter and Clinton no we must pay the piper or go over the cliff

  • http://www.ignoredrealityblog.com Tony from ignoredrealityblog.c

    Paul Harvey wasn’t a visionary. He was a realist that took the obvious and placed it in front of everyone as if to say “what if” knowing all the while that this is exactly what is.

    THIS video of Paul Harvey’s broadcast sums up everything as to how this country was placed in the position it now is which will enable obama to destroy it.

  • Scarface13

    Americans heard the message and we did nothing!

    • Mr. Incredible, in Jesus' Name

      Americans are STILL asleep.

    • Herr Capitan Fick

      American never hears the message! Asleep! That's why their country is lost!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5TOXWBTQSNETKGG7VDHZ4D4SIA Edwin

    What is really scary is that he was predicting Barack Obama! This is exactly what Obama is doing to America right now! Obama is the devil! He is evil!

    • Grandmamorning

      Amen! We Must get Him out of Office. The man has followed the leadered, insead of creating Solid Good Change! Obama must not be elected again! EVER....

      • Herr Capitan Fick

        It doesn't matter who gets in office, the practice has been set! This is the way it has been set up for years! The Republican party has been setting it up too! They have been doing this right under you morons noses! Now drink your beer, take your drugs, watch your sports and go back to sleep! The  thugs, Foreigners and politicians have it now!

    • Dave

      Edwin, I agree with you completely, but I must say that presidents from both sides of the isle have been inching their way towards King Barry for over 100 years. FDR did worse, so I honestly believe there is HOPE for us now. But we better get off our posteriors and force congress to backtrack soon or we'll be beyond the point of no return. G-d help us then! G-d help us now...

      • know it all

        It' alright to say GOD     GOD BLESS !!

    • TheChristianSolution

      Obama is the devil and here are his minions - all Jews.

      Just like the Jewish Commissars under Stalin
      Cass Sunstein - Regulatory CzarKenneth Feinberg - Pay CzarSteven Rattner - Car CzarAlan Bersin - Border CzarTodd Stern - Climate CzarCarol Browner - Global Warming CzarLarry Summers - Economic Czar
      WH gatekeepers
      Rahm Emanuel - Chief of Staff to the President (former)
      Mona Sutphen - Deputy White House Chief of StaffRon Klain - Chief of Staff to the Vice PresidentDavid Axelrod - Special advisor to the President
      Ellen Moran - White House Director of CommunicationsPeter Orszag - Director of the Office of Management and Budget
      Phil Schiliro - Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs

      Control of the Money
      Benjamin Bernanke - Chairman of the Federal ReserveTim Geithner - Treasury SecretaryNeal Wolin - Deputy Secretary of the U.S. TreasuryLael Brainard - Under Secretary of the U.S. TreasuryDouglas Shulman - Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Paul Volker - Chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board
      Jared Bernstein - Economist Robert Reich - Economic advisor to Obama-Biden
      Jeffery Zeints - Chief Perfromance Officer to streamline government
      Neil M. Barofsky - Office of the Special Inspector General for TARP
      Mary Schapiro - Chair of the Securities and Exchange CommissionGary Gensler - Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
      AssortedElena Kagan - Solicitor General (now a SCOTUS)
      Jacob Lew - Deputy Secretary of StateJames Steinberg - Deputy Secretary of StateSally Katzen - Legal Advisor to Obama-BidenDennins Ross - Ambassador-at-large in the Middle EastRichard Holbrooke - Special Envoy to Pakistan/AfghanistanStuart Levey - Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

      • John

        I never took the time to concentrate on the total number of people of Jewish descent on Obama's Marxist cabal of tzars!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6GYVHZDBAPB4L4WRU23YP2J5TQ Malinse

        These are all apostate Jews, not to be mistaken with Covenent Jews or Jews who still will be redeemed.  These (in your list) are like the Jews of the days of Marx and La Salle, Jews who worked for enslavement of people for the sheer enjoyment of power and evil.

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/The_John_Galt John Galt

        Good post!  There are even more then you think, dig just a little deeper.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Lyle.Felix Lyle Felix

        You forgot Bill Maher and so many others in Hollywood under ASSORTED (or maybe their heading should be DISTORTED).

  • Fordmaniac

    Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

    • Mr. Incredible, in Jesus' Name

      You forgot something in that verse.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nelson.swiger Nelson Swiger Jr.

      James 4:7 "
      Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."

      • Mr. Incredible, in Jesus' Name

        Far too many forget that first, critical part.

  • Rep

    ...and
    this was broadcast in 1964...exactly how things are today...wow! The Marxist
    achieved exactly what they set out to do. Ruin this nation and we allowed it to
    happen…chilling!

    • John

      Nikita Kruschev stood on American soil around the same time Mr. Harvey made his "prophecy" and stated  that the United States will fall from within without a anyone firing a shot!!!!

  • cileford

    Don't ya wish we had the sense to know right from wrong?  If Satan can't get to an indivisual, he will get to a nation.  And a nation that was founded on Gods' Word as a solid foundation is a wonderful prize for something so evil as Satan.

  • Will Irby

    I was lostening to Paul Harvey in 1965, but I'm not sure this is accurate. I don't recall metal detectors or drug sniffing dogs being around then--but my memory might not be accurate either.

  • ThomNJ

    I actually did not listen to much talk radio at all; so I admit to not listening to Paul Harvey - I have red things by him here and there, and he clearly was an insightful and smart man.  But what he was doing in the above referenced article was trying to wave the reality of what was happening in our faces.  Far too many fail to see the forest for the trees.  He didn't.  I liken this sort of thing to Ayn Rand's book, "Atlas Shrugged".  If you have not read that, please do so.  It is no longer a prophetic warning of what is to come or what may come, it is almost a real-life horror story of what is actually happening NOW in this country.

    @Edwin - yes, it is what obama is doing - and I surely detest him and his ideas - but you must recognize that he certainly didn't start this, he is trying to be the culminating force on FINISHING this and converting our Republic into a communist state.  Don't just focus on hussein, the democratic party has been hijacked and was hijacked long ago - it completely went socialist when the Clintons pushed aside the Kennedys - and I don't even think Bill Clinton completely realized that it was happening - his wife is much more of a socialist than he is.  There are too many Republicans who are nothing but "useful idiots" as well.  We can turn this around, but we have to get real conservatives in office to do so.

  • Evangelistwmr2

                            This is a classic.   I have read it before even seen it in tract form.   I believe I may have even
    used it in a sermon or two.   It is right on target and is probably one of the best things the late Paul Harvey
    came out with!   I am glad you all took the time to share it with us!

    • readfools

      glad to hear you pray to a mortal man who faked his own news stories.

  • Bill

    Now here is the rest of the story...No man before or since could relate to reasonable people the way he did... 

  • BOOMER8

    Downfall?
    Although there are plenty of people trying to demolish the constitution, rule of law, private sector, etc., and establish themselves as the ultimate government employees with power over everyone else, we're far from suffering a downfall!
    We are, however, going through a severe correction period that is pointing up the flaws within our government where those elected or appointed ABUSE THEIR AUTHORITY beyond belief and the set limits of government within our governing documents!
     Once our phony fiat money system is exposed for the usurious fraud that it is, and many other nations that are trapped in it as well, there will be a push to default and dissolve it with no obligations going forward, and we will re-establish our constitutional form of currency, and rout out the scoundrels left over who pulled this scam upon us!!
    And hopefully, bombout the city of London where the conspirators mostly live!!!

  • Bulldustin

    WOW A look into the Future From The Past.

    • 1peevedbob

      Wouldn't it be more accurate to say "A look at the present from the past?"

  • flaphil

    That date is the date is important. Paul knew then, with progressive legislation, the attempt to take control of this country had started.  Johnson was in office then and he used JFK's death to get leftist bills passed. Barry Goldwater didn't stand a chance in his election bid because the country was still under the spell of post-assassination. He tried to get the right message across, but didn't. First, JFK was no liberal democrat, he wouldn't have allowed this to happen. Slowly the left took over by using key words and actions. So, this is what we have today, a government that controls its people's lives. Could the progressive left be responsible for Dallas and Oswald? Remember, they'll stop at nothing to achieve their goals.

    • Dave

      If JFK was alive today he would have been ranked among the 'deranged right fringe' for his beliefs. He was a democrat then, he would have been an independent beating up the right for being too far center of right today. JMO for what it's worth...

    • Independent

      You make an excellent point!

    • TheChristianSolution

      They would stop at nothing to help Israel go nuclear. That was Israel's top priority for survival.

      Lee Harvey Oswald, the patsy, trained in the Judeo-Soviet Union

      An unbelieving Jew,  Deputy Constable Seymour Weitzman, miraculously found the Mannlicher-Carcano M91/38 bolt-action rifle tied to Oswald.

      An unbelieving Jew,  Jack Ruby, real name Jacob Rubenstein, was the man who silenced Oswald by assassinating the assassin.  His parents were Polish-born Orthodox Jews.

      An unbelieving Jew,  Abraham Zapruder, was born into a Russian-Jewish family in the Ukraine. Zapruder was the only one who had video of the assassination. All other film was confiscated and never released. So his version of events is what was documented to the history books.

      An unbelieving Jew,  Jack Valenti,  was head of the Kennedy press corps, could be counted on to prevent any damaging press releases from getting out. Valenti was the man responsible for allowing pornography into Hollywood with his G/M/X XXX rating system.

      An unbelieving Jew,  George Mantello, and founder of Permindex, associated with Guy Banister, involved in the assassination attempt on France's Charles De Gaulle the previous year. During the Trial of Clay Shaw, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison was able to connect Permindex to figures he accused of participating in the John F. Kennedy Assassination.

      JFK is a suspect in his own death. He sent a letter to Israel on July 5, 1963, just 4 months before this planned assassination occurred, demanding that Israel's Dimona nuclear plant be opened up for inspection. And we know that Israel has assassinated Iraq and Iranian scientists who develop nuclear weapons for their country, so assassination to keep Israel on track to go nuke would have been the highest priority of Israel's existance.

      LBJ, per Israeli ambassador Abba Eban was Israel's best friend in Congress, would become president and allow Israel to develop nuclear weapons.

      David Ben-Gurion, former leader of Israel resigned in 21 June 1963 over pressure from JFK over the false flag Lavon Incident made to get America hating Israel's enemies, and especially over his ambitions to make Israel a nuclear power. His resignation was a ruse to make JFK and his advisers believe that Israel was being compliant, and that Eshkol would be a new face. This served to delay JFK's investigation until the assassination team could be put into place.

      Levi Eshkol, Prime Minister of Israel, appointed by David Ben-Gurion on 21 June 1963, 5 months before JFK was killed, was born in Russia, emigrated to Israel to live in a communist Kibbutz called Deganya Bet. Eshkol, a Russian communist who established ties to Russia shortly after the Cuban Missile Crisis, could not be seen as a friend of America.

      • wowscary

        Aain, scary stupidity. Wow. GET OUT FROM UNDER YOUR TRAILERS AND GO TO SCHOOL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/TopAssistant Frank Livingston

    Go online
    and read Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 - January
    10, 1963, Current Communist Goals - EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG,
    JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE
    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Thursday, January 10, 1963.

  • Silas Longshot

    It's like he had time traveled to today, took notes and went back for the broadcast. Wild, how exact the description fits.

    http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=732239973 Patricia McGehee

    Obama is just completing  what was begun much earlier. There's also a comment in James Ussher's "The Annals of the World" that struck me the other day. 
    1413 BC   After the death of Joshua.....a time of anarchy...every man doing what seemed right in his own eyes. 

    Kinda sounds like today doesn't it!  The rule of law being ignored, the Constitution being ignored, God being ignored....a war on religion, indoctrination of our children, free abortions, entitled people, welfare state, liberty under attack, loose morals.....shall I go on?  If we are suppose to learn from history then we can expect America to be destroyed. 
    The enemy is here and lives among us.  This Nation has crafted and worships a golden calf.

    • TANGO40

      Great post!

      • youareallnuts

        How is the Constitution being ignored? There are crazies in every state trying to ammend it. last time I checked abortions were still $250.00 at the health clinic. You people are nuts and scrary. For pete's sake you a follolwing what a radio man said as truth and predictions! I read your posts iwant to hold a mirrior up to you! You are talking about yourselfves! The internet truly has given a voice to stupid!

  • Doodlebug

    I believe that Paul Harvey was right on track in his predictions. At the time, how many of us paid attention to what he was saying? I also believe that Glen Beck is on track but, how many of us pay attention to him? I miss him on Fox News now days.

  • Samtman

    What we're misssing here is that Paul Harvey was an entertainer and comedy was part of  his schtik. He was not a serious news coomentator,now  you know  the rest of the story.

    • 1peevedbob

      For being an entertainer and a comedian, IT SURE LOOKS LIKE HE WAS RIGHT now doesn't it.....

    • Sunny

       Oh, please.  It doesn't matter if he was a high school janitor.  It's what he says that matters.  Stop being such a nitpicker.  Sheeesh. 

    • Sunny

       Oh, please.  It doesn't matter if he was a high school janitor.  It's what he says that matters.  Stop being such a nitpicker.  Sheeesh. 

    • OB1

      You are writing incorrect data that is not true.   You are either misinformed or creating a falsehood.

    • http://www.insightbb.com/ Sukks to be Liberal

      You are dead wrong and foolish too!

  • Wyatt

    On the contrary Samtman , Paul Harvey was a social and political commentator  . Unlike Bill Maher who was and is a failed comic who now views himself as a serious political critic . Unlikre Mr Harvey , Maher is a left winger who has been gulping the Koolaid copiously . Mr Harvey was a serious individual who"s comments and obsevations encompassed both sides , yes his shows were entertaining but also informative and they caused you to think . Maher how ever requires no thinking as it is mindless drivel . And now YOU know the rest of the story .

    • youallarescary

      You have no logical basisi to your response. PS. Paul Harvey staged his own fake stories. Google it. VERY EASY TO FIND. it's on Wikipedia. And if you dispute Wikipedia you can say it right there on Wikipedia. Scary scary people you are...

  • apache6

    Paul was the "GREATEST" !!

  • Ron Powell

    I liked Paul Harvey and listened to him often. He could see the way the country was headed even then. I liked his "The Rest of the Story"  commentaries also. One, in particular, dealt with the way the pesticide DDT was banned. All the bad things the government had blamed on DDT proved to be untrue but was still banned because William Ruckelshaus, the first head of the EPA, wanted it banned, even against the advice of the EPA hearing examiner, Judge Edmund Sweeney. Ruckelshaus had not even read the report on DDT but  as an attorney his arrogance wouldn't allow him to concede that he was wrong. The EPA has screwed up a lot of people's lives since their inception in 1970. The Supreme Court just recently ruled in favor of an Idaho couple whose property was affected by the EPA who blocked construction since 2007 by claiming it was part of a  wetlands and could not be disturbed.

    • dumbdumb

      DDT is linked to cancer you fool.

  • Blair

    Unfortunately, yes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debra-Smith/1033228304 Debra Smith

    We marvel at this, because of the decades that have passed since Paul Harvey
    spoke these words. However, if we listen to the end of what he says, there is in
    the implication that he saw these things happening back then. --This shows even
    more, the conditioning that has taken place since then, causing so many people
    to think that things were okay back then, when in actuality, things are simply
    worse now.

    "There's nothing new under the sun." --It is written.

  • GBVieto

    I loved listening to the late Paul Harvey as he would conclude his broadcasts with "And you know the rest of the story."

  • BH206L3

    Spot on. 

  • Dirigo

    I remember Paul Harvey fondly and so looked forward to his newcast everyday.  He had such insight for the times and almost seemed to look into the future. But I'm sure also that what he see in 1965 was corrupt intentions such as we have today, and hippies who looked as if their only thought was the next party.  If he could have forseen all the technology that takes up the kids time now then he would have given warning about that also.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6GYVHZDBAPB4L4WRU23YP2J5TQ Malinse

    This was on the horizen when Paul Harvey made this.  It was going on way before Obama ever put down the bong and coke mirror.  It is the description of America which lost it's way and replaced God with the Devil.

    God help us.

  • THeresa

    Amen also this is where this country is. I think it is time to pray every day in our hearts and thoughts

  • Herr Capitan Fick

    I have been saying what Paul Harvey has been saying and the American Morons have been laughing! Soon you won't be laughing long!!!

  • http://www.insightbb.com/ Sukks to be Liberal

    Really makes you think about just how important it is to vote the right cndidate into office! Amazing how Paul was so "on the money" with this!

    • SupportMcCarthyism

      The problem is, even the GOP candidates are just a bunch of liberals claiming themselves to be something they're not.

  • Stephenrusell

    prophesy alone, big time, nailed it even Then.

  • Harold besch

    Looks to me like Paul Harvy might have known Napoleon Hill,  Hill wrote a book in 1938 that was not released for Publication until June 2o12. If you have not yet had the opportunity to read or listen to it, get it now.
    You will find that obama, and the rest may not even know who they are really working for.

    "Outwitting The Devil"  by Napoleon Hill

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HADKEKLJD7ZYKVIJXVPQG3EJGE major

      This was all written down long before Napoleon Hill and Paul Harvy were born, my guess is both men understood the Bible, because this is all there and this is just the birth pains of what is coming. I'm not saying not to resist this evil that has taken over our Government and our America,  because not to resist is being part of them., even the framers knew evil men would sneak in and steal our Republic, that's why they warned us that we would have to guard it,  Bill Clinton os on record before Obama was elected, as saying he is not Constitutionally qualified to run as president, yet no-one, Democrat or Republican opened their mouths, this includes McCain, my thoughts are God has a hand in this to accomplish his plan, it's the only reason why we have this anti-Christian, Usurper as president of this once God loving God fearing country.

      • dummy

        How is Obama anti Christian? Please. Elaborate. If you know what that word means.

  • harbinger

    People didn't listen then and certainly they aren't listening now; our three Republican front runners are bankers' boys and gun grabbers, if any of those get elected things will remain the same. Yet the only runner not only with the best platform and his soul intact is going to go the way of Barry Goldwater, Lyndon laRrouge and Ross Perolt. Any of these three would've been better presidents than those who defeated them. Paul Harveys' prediction will crystalize before the blind apathy and political ignorance of the electorate.

  • RevMeztaz

    As I look around and see what is coming I understand that the real enemy is not seen but hidden.  I am in Africa right now and in a country called Malawi.  In this country there is poverty, theft, blaming of one another and an oppression that is not seen but realized when you hear the hearts of the people.  In an educated society like America the same thing is evident.  The world has become a cesspool of what Mr. Aurandt stated.  But the key now?  Is perhaps looking into self and asking, why.  Not only why but what can I do about this.  The answer lies within our heart and what we must do to make things better.  It first begins with the acknowledgment of Christ as Lord and Savior next repentance of your our own actions.  Next we need to realize that spreading the news of He whom I believe is the answer.  Next understanding that blaming is not going to help but action is key to the answer.  Action in your own life such as changing your path, and how is that by getting up earlier if you are a late sleeper, reading if you are a non reader, acting upon your convictions instead of just hoping that someone else will do it.  We know there is a problem at the doorsteps of Congress and the White house.  So do something about it.  All change occurs at the local level.  Not just the presidency, but the city council on up.  We must be patient and prayerful and active to see something change, so do something different today and make it a daily activity that can eventually bring about transformation, patients and perseverance will make a change, so do something today.  Good day!

  • Purdin347

    Obama isn't the only problem,  every president we have had for the last  for last 50 years have been leading to this and the same concerning congress. we get what we elect, when we elect flim flammers we get lies and lost of rights. a honest man can't run  or if he does get elected congress will turn on him and won't work with him, and if he is elected to congress will  force him to compromise to get anything done. we have let our government run amok . and have embraced everything bad and cast out everything good. now we will reap what we have sown

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OZJ33UDVZYQQ55DCPQM7HFUT4I rory

    It is as it was during Exedus in the Old Testament.  Moses went up the mountain and the masses were easily lured back into paganism.  Please read Romans 1:16-32.  It is a great lesson from the New Testament.  Tell a friend.   

  • Kreationer

    I once heard Paul Harvey say, "if you want to know what it's like for the government to provide for your needs......visit and Indian Reservation".  I have never forgotten that.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HADKEKLJD7ZYKVIJXVPQG3EJGE major

      I have and it's true, an Indian Reservation is the best example of a microcosm of  Socialism in this country, when the whole country goes that way it will even be worse for everyone, because we will have a Marxist Government who woht have to pander after any group of people for votes, and then we will see just how caring and fair these slimey Bastards and Bitches are. It will serve the fools right that fought against those of us who saw this coming and tried to save our country.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HADKEKLJD7ZYKVIJXVPQG3EJGE major

    The Bible has a lot to say about America during  the end of days, I believe America's beginning and end can be found in at least two Old Testament Prophets, Isaiah and Jeremiah, also the Apostle John in the book of Revelation, i believe Paul Harvey had an excellent understanding of the Scriptures, too bad the big names in preaching don't have that understanding today, with-out doubt we are in the Ladodecian Church age Christ told John about in The Book of Revelation. As a nation we have kicked God out of everything, so now this is what we reap without his devine protection. By the way most preachers will tell you America is not mentionrd in the Bible if you believe that too, then ask yourself why would not God mention a nation so powerful rich and influential that was literally boss of the world etc,etc.

    • DWRobinson

      Too many churches practice Christianity Light so that they can fill up their seats. What they need to preach is what the Bible says.

  • Piolenc

    The reference to  recent Catholic scandals and to drug-sniffing dogs and metal detectors is a giveaway that this version was created much more recently than the mid-Sixties. Anybody know where I can hear the original?

  • reagangs

    Definitely he did.  He was a smart dude and could reason beyond politics.

  • http://twitter.com/STRONG_OPED JOHN STRONG

    Sad but true.  We are accomplices in our own death.   I Hate being suckered and used.

  • Lincoln10tpr

    And the next step for the basement brute today is to take down the citizens ability to own and possess & control " Private Property " .   This is the first "open sign" of a Coup d'etat has taken place and was successful .  A sure sign that the hands of power fell from the American way into something completely different.  Its underhand maneuver is crafty , because alot of Americans do not own private property because of the notion that it only refers to Land, but this tactic expands beyond land ownership. And its a prelude of worst things to come.

  • rowdygirl726

    This reads like it was written today. How prophetic.

  • SJerzGirl

    Oh, please. Barack Obama is a solid family man and a Christian. He is no more the Devil than Billy Graham. We are in good hands with our president. And, his being in office IS God's Will!!

    • DWRobinson

      Obama has bad intentions for America. His vision of good is not what we should be following, I do not believe that Barack Heussein Obama is a Christian but more of a muslim.