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Monday, July 31, 2017

Paul Harvey's 1964 Prophecy

Worth the less-than-three minutes needed to watch this video (homily published in 1964 and broadcast on ABC Radio on April 3, 1965):

The YouTube blurb for the above:
Published on Mar 22, 2012

Dear American Citizen: Most would agree the reach of the Federal Government is simply too big, and has lacked true accountability by the press - Yet now the mainstream media (seemingly) is beginning to show signs of investigative journalism. And they should! Admittedly, the IRS has been targeting "Pro-America, Patriot, less Government, more God" non-profit groups. Using Paul Harvey's words and images from our current culture, this video has a message that clearly speaks into the souls of American citizens.

America is not lazy. America is not apathetic. America is not complacent. Yes, some American's are lazy, complacent and apathetic. Some choose laziness and complacency over hard work and creativity. Some stumble through this life completely dependent upon the government, faith based organizations, and the kindness of neighbors...and as American's we support them, not because we have to - but because we want to. We want to help our fellow countryman. But their comes a point where a line must be drawn. There comes a time when we say, "We will go this far, but no further." We cannot carry you forever. You must "want it" yourself. You must begin to walk...and run - on your own. And in time, you will see, that you must begin to help others as well.

And the hard workers? Yes, we dream. We work. We keep the country rolling. We give financially to our churches. We help our neighbors. We pay our taxes. Not out of any sense of shame or compulsion but because we WANT to...

Between the two Paul Harvey Videos I have made they have been viewed over 2,000,000 times. Not bad for a video I put together for our student ministry...but future America needs your help today in spreading the message of this video.

Please share, post, embed, re-post, email and get this message into the hands of Americans. This is not about an election. This is about fighting for the Heart of America...Freedom. You would be surprised who may watch this video and begin to reject complacency and dependency upon the government...together we can slowly rise to rebuild America.
Paul Harvey lived from September 4, 1918-February 28, 2009. He received the Medal of Freedom in 2005.

Go to Paul Harvey ~ The Rest of the Story to listen to more of Paul Harvey's homilies.


  1. Wow. 1964. The man was sadly prescient. An idiot commenter over at FreeThinke's called this progress.

  2. I wonder what Paul Harvey would think of such "progressive" goodies as: transgendered military, sanctuary cities and irredeemable debt; just to name a few? While his prophecies were spot-on, they seem to be just the "tip of the iceberg".

    1. Jon,
      I think that Paul Harvey would be appalled and saddened. He might even be so aghast that he was stumped as to how to respond.

  3. GOSH! I remember listening to Paul Harvey way way back in the mid-to-late nineteen-FORTIES! I was a pre-Kindergartner at the time, but I remember being struck by the unique timbre of his voice and the peculair way he said, "Good Day!" at the end of each broadcast –– as though it were a question and not a statement. His manner of delivery functioned as his SIGNATURE. It certainly set him apart from other radio personalties at the time..

    Do you realize THERE WAS NO TELEVISION then?

    At any rate, at age four-to-six I had no idea what Paul Harvey was really all about, but there was something memorable –– and likable –– about him. I fremember that.

    I lost track of him once I started school, and didn't think of him for decades. I remember being surprised –– and delighted after i retired –– to find he was STILL on the radio sixty-odd years since I first made his acquaintance!

    He sounded EXACTLY as I remembered him only THIS time around I realized he stood for somethng important, and had a truly significant message to deliver.

    I had never known what he looked like, but I remember Paul Harvey making an appearance on Larry King Live when Mr. Harvey was in his mid-eighties. I was astonished at how good looking and youthful he appeared.

    I guess all those years of good clean living, and realistic-but-positive thinking served him well.

    And he was, indeed, a prophet, but I too could see all these awful things coming soon after I graduated from college –– in 1963! The press coverage of Vietnam and Watergate put us in the express route to disaster,

    I imagine a lot of us Old Timers saw it too, and feel as I do.

    1. I know that my parents saw the coming disaster. I'm glad that they have been spared the curse of living in these "interesting" times of the 21st Century.

  4. Yes, this is quite a video...liberals ought to see it.....
    FT, he really did retain youthful looks in his dotage, didn't he. Amazing.
    Here's the deal; he had common sense, a dying commodity...and he was right.

    1. Z,
      Common sense is long gone! How did the world allow itself to be so deceived?

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    1. You've just outed yourself as someone who's never read 1984. You really haven't read Orwell's accompanying essay, especially the part about shrinking the language.

      Listening to something old makes one a dinosaur? Really? So, anyone listening to, say the first Rolling Stones album is a dinosaur? Heaven forbid someone listen to FDR's fireside chats; that would really make them an ancient dinosaur. Reading anything older than yesterday? Does that make someone a dinosaur as well?

      You really are a dingbat.

    2. SF,
      The dingbat has been deleted by a blog administrator. But please let your comment stand. It's great!

    3. Post-modern deconstructionism is powering the progressive slouch towards Gomorrah, and its roots go back further than the Paul Harvey piece you posted.

      Some people are so dumb it is impossible for them to realize how dumb they are. One bright spot for hope is that because leftwing progressivism is built entirely of sloganeering and virtual signaling, it will eventually collapse of its own weight, since it has no bedrock foundation of eternal truths or intellectual support structures.

      Clouds, cotton candy and unicorns only get you so far.

    4. SF,
      Yes, the philosophical/ideological roots go back much further. Mark Levin's latest book addresses those roots. I cannot recommend Levin's book more highly. But I fear that many people cannot read and understand; their brains have been emptied of anything but slogans and sound bytes. And this vacuum of minds exists on both the Left and the Right.

  6. Dictionary.coms word of the day, and it applies to the sheeple referenced in this blog post's video...


    a state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content.

    First recorded in 1900-1905.

    1. Excellent find. Anoesis is the wind beneath progressivism's wings

    2. ANHEDONIA is a good one too.

      It may sound lke the name of an obscure foreign country –– or the name of a colored maid before the days of PC, but what it really means is "an inability to feel or experience pleasure."

      How about that?


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