The following essay was first broadcast by legendary ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey on this day in 1965:

The speech has undergone a number of changes over the last fifty-two years, being reworked and edited by the author and others, but the adaptations I have published here …. are as close to the original as can be found.

I am of the opinion that they were at the time written as a clear, albeit stark warning to the people of America, (and the wider world) of what may happen to their country over the next few decades if evil was allowed to take root and flourish ….

And what is also clear, is that not enough of them listened.

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 would 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.”

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 married 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 after me, “Our Father, which art in Washington”

And then I’d get organised.

I’d educate authors how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting.

I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies and vice versa.

I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing, and less work.

Idle hands usually work for me.

I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could.

I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction.

I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.

I’d designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts and I’d get preachers to say, “She’s right”.

If I were the devil, I’d soon have families at war with themselves, churches at war with themselves and nations at war with themselves.

Until each in it’s own was consumed.

And with promises of higher ratings, I’d have mesmerising mass media fanning the flames.

If I were the devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects but to neglect to discipline emotions, just let those run wild until and before you knew it, you’d 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.

With Flattery and promises of power, I would get the courts to rule what I construe as being against God and in favour of pornography, and thus, I would evict God from the courthouse and then from the schoolhouse and then from the houses of Congress.

And in his own churches I would substitute psychology for religion and deify science, because that way men would become smart enough to create super weapons but not be wise enough to use them.

I would lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls and church money.

If were the devil, 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.

Then my police state would force everybody back to work.

And what will you bet I couldn’t get whole states to promote gambling as the way to get rich?

I would caution against extremes in hard work, in patriotism, in moral conduct.

I would convince the young that your marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging is more fun and that what you see on 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.

Then, I would separate families, putting children into uniform, women into coal mines, and objectors into slave camps.

In other words, if I were Satan, I’d just keep on doing what he’s doing.”

Paul Harvey. April 3rd 1965.

16 thoughts on “IF I WERE THE DEVIL

  1. After only four days, the Croydon ‘Hate Crime’ has already had more lefty media coverage than the sexual abuse, grooming and child trafficking of thousands of white girls got in Rotherham, Rochdale and Oxford over twenty plus years


    1. Well said Faith. Anyone would think the rape of so many, mainly white, kids was a trivial matter.

      And would anyone be surprised after that ridiculous shambolic display that is being ridiculed as the worst effort yet? Would the creators and directors of such a farce, not be partly responsible for any rise in ‘hate crimes’ of that nature?

      What could be called ‘Doing a Tony Blair’ to manipulate the public, using false fear.

      1. Richard.

        Odd that the Grauniad didn’t mention that. It means that the headline is incorrect – Only white people do ‘hate-crimes’ in leftyland.

        Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, Croydon’s borough commander, spoke of the shock “… in the close-knit community…” That will be the “same close-knit” community who burned half their town to ground a few years back, will it…

      2. It also now appears that this ‘Brexit inspired HATE crime’ was nothing more than an argument over a cigarette!

        You can always rely on the mass media to tell it not how it is eh?

  2. If the author was the devil he would discover that he could only perform within the bounds he was given. He has no freedom of will nor purpose. It was the Eternal Almighty that brought up the subject of Job and it was the Almighty who granted Satan certain power over given circumstances. If people want to give glory to satan then let them, but I know the First Cause of all is Sovereign over all and satan is just one of His puppets.

    1. Huw Thomas. So god actually dictates the amount and level of evil in the world? Why then, if he/she/it is a just god, would bad stuff happen to good people? And how or why does god decide who are going to be the good people and who are going to be bad people?
      Presumably, god must have made the circumstances for some people to worship other gods and thus, the circumstances for religious wars? That all seems like pretty unbalanced behaviour to me.
      I don’t think I would like god as a neighbour.

  3. Queen Victoria’s Funeral 1901:-


    A depraved world: FBI agents wage a stressful battle against child pornography:-


    Pope Francis is playing with fire. Hell fire.:-


    More Dangerous Than The NSA? The Massive Spy Agency You Haven’t Heard Of:-


    How US Flooded the World with Psyops:-


  4. ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’

    Paul Harvey understood the importance of history. So do The Powers That Be. That’s partly why it, and geography, have been totally bastardised and all but removed from the curriculum in schools. The other major reason is the ‘dumbing-down’ of geopolitics and the spreading of polical apathy – both deliberate – and all so that people don’t realise that the West is probably in terminal decline (we are in the ‘fat and lazy’ stage, with totally corrupt governance).

    If this was more widely understood, our ‘leaders’ might be forced into confronting the problems. At the moment, they are far more interested in short-term profiteering and racketeering.
    Well on the way to ‘Nero fiddling while Rome burns’.



    SYRIA’S BASHAR AL-ASSAD: Secret Back Story Reveals Why The West Cannot Topple His Government:-


  6. “I recently interviewed former Hollywood insider, Jon Robberson, now the present producer of the Hagmann and Hagmann Report.
    Jon was “invited” to leave Hollywood b

    ecause he could no longer keep quiet about what he was seeing in Hollywood. Breeder babies, ritualist child sex abuse and satanic rituals were all a part of the Hollywood landscape.”

    This story is extremely grim and you will never see Hollywood the same again. (55 min – speech only)


  7. The fall of man is eternal.

    “Do what thou wilt.”

    The Law Of Thelema puts love under will. Free will may be free but it’ll cost ya. And the law is but a choice in itself. It’s all bunk, pay it no mind.


    Where attention goes energy flows. The devil can do as the devil wishes. As can you. There is always a choice.

    This is why the bible remains current regardless of who edits or publishes it. Revelations will be what it is. Nothing changes if nothing changes.

    We can blame the writer or we can stop inspiring and feeding (eating) the tale (tail).

    It’s all the of ONE mind.

    The evolution of God = the greatest story not yet told.

    We are divided within. As within so without.

    Loving this website. Thank you. Truly.

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