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07-30-2012, 02:41 PM #1
Paul Harvey "If I were the devil" presumably from a 1965 show
I'm not sure where to put this, but I can see a discussion that might get political/religious, so I figured this would be the best place to put it. Interesting foresight if it indeed was from 1965 (can't seem to find out when exactly it first aired).
07-30-2012, 03:00 PM #2
Meh- it's just an old John Bircher screed aiming to link ones own side to the Angels and imply that all the bad things that happen in a society are the fault of your political opposition. Its self righteous assertions hardly pass any test of rational analysis of what the much more complex roots of social problems are, where they come from, or how to solve them.
Listening to Harvey's verbal shtick was fun, taking him seriously as a social analyst - no thanks.It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting. - Tom Stoppard
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07-30-2012, 03:35 PM #3
"Our father who art in Washington" - I'm often amazed at how both sides of politics do indeed worship political figures, and political ideas. Even in churches, it seems that political movements often become an alter to worship. It is sad, but I know some people that spend more time watching , reading , and talking about politics than they do talking and spending time with their families.
"I'd tranquilize the rest with pills" - Another very interesting prediction about our society that is often medicated. Perhaps it was that way in the 60's though.
"And with promises of higher ratings, I'd have media fanning the flames" - Spot on about our current media culture.
"I'd have schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions - I rub shoulders with many teachers (my wife is one), and this is a very true statement about our public schools these days. I have a TON of respect for teachers, as they have very little power to keep kids from letting emotions run wild.
"Before you know it you would have to have metal detectors and drug sniffing dogs at every school house door" Again, maybe this started in the 60's, but it is very true of many schools in America these days.
I would lull priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls and church money This is an awful prediction of todays churches. Especially with everything that has happened in the Catholic church the past 25 years. (Along with churches of every faith)
"I would get whole states to promote gambling as the way to get rich" - Sad statement about our states and the poor tax they call the lottery these days.
" I could lure you into diseases, of which there is no cure" This is a sad reality that many face in our society today. Perhaps that began in the 60's though, as it was a "free love" type culture then.
Again, perhaps much of what he talked about has been going on since the 60's, but if not, it seems quite impressive that he could see what was coming so accurately.
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07-30-2012, 05:34 PM #4
Last edited by shabba4detroit; 07-30-2012 at 05:38 PM."For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land."
William Earnest Harwell (1918-2010), from the Song of Solomon.
07-30-2012, 05:42 PM #5
07-30-2012, 05:52 PM #6"It is swell to be home again in the City of Champions." - Bud Shaver
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07-30-2012, 07:37 PM #7"It is swell to be home again in the City of Champions." - Bud Shaver
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