Most people over the age of 40 had the privilege of listening to Paul Harvey during some point in their life as his long running radio show “The Rest of the Story” (1976-2009) endeared multiple generations of listeners, with the real-life stories he narrated.
Was Paul Harvey a prophetic voice though? It does seem as one could conclude such, after listening to his April 3rd 1965 show, appropriately named; “If I were the Devil”. Now, I will say that no matter your spiritual leanings, whether Christian, Agnostic or Atheistic, Jewish, Hindu or Buddhist in view, his predictions are pretty “spot on” in terms of what this country has become.
Whether we view it as the devil did it, or we as man just allowed it to happen, many, if not everything he speaks of has come to pass. These things are not for the good of mankind, but to the detriment of it. We the People are destroying this country with our complacency and laziness.
We the People have nobody to blame but ourselves. We have sat back and let “big government” run amuck in Washington, as long as they doled out some “cash” once in a while so we could take a little vacation, grill a few burgers on the grill and watch our color tv’s, we were good. We idolized those who had the things we wanted, then coveted them for what we couldn’t have. We let the media sensationalize wars, accidents, death and mayhem while we sat at home telling ourselves that it only happened to “other” people. That it could never happen here.
We’ve allowed institutions of higher learning to demonize Christianity, saying it’s a myth, yet for what reason? Have you ever asked yourself why or what difference it makes to you, whether a person has their own faith in God? What difference does it make whether our country was founded under Godly principle or not? Does it hurt the non-believer so much, to have to admit that our Founders did include God in our country? Does it hurt the Christian so much to realize that we need to “love” everyone, regardless of their beliefs?
You see it just doesn’t matter how you believe. It doesn’t take a “rocket doctor” to notice that just about everything Paul Harvey mentions in this broadcast has come to fruition. We’ve managed to allow every bit of it to come true, like some sort of sick, self-fulfilling prophecy.
It’s time We the People get off our butts and start kickin’ some ass, or the country we all once loved… the way of life we all have grown accustomed to, will be no more. We cannot continue to expect people to do it for us. We cannot continue to pay people to “get it done”. We have to get back to a better work ethic. We have to find the balance inside of us, and take this country back, as our Founders intended. Not with the use of violence, but with determination and desire, in a unity of unprecedented proportions.
So you can slam God all you want, I’m sure He’s quite used to it by now, but you can’t deny the prophetic words this article delivers in regards to our current national crisis. No matter how you “slice and dice” it, this country is going to “hell in a handbasket” pretty damn quick, and if we as whole, do not grow the “biggest set of balls” in history and start standing up for ourselves, we might as well get used to the idea of “slavery” once again.
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef.
Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak.
“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams