Not too long ago, I asked the question: How many warnings of the revolution have you missed?
It's not a coincidence that Harvey said these things during the last(thankfully failed) attempt to steal our liberty - the 60's.
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”. In the ears of the young marrieds, I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be extreme in religion
"Social justice" in the churches.
And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to say after me: “Our Father, which art in Washington
There are two "third rails" in politics. Medicare and Social Security.
And then, if I were the devil, I’d get organized.
I wonder if Saul Alinsky heard Harvey's broadcasts? No matter; Lucifer is who Alinsky dedicated Rules for Radicals to at the beginning of the book, in the unnumbered pages.
I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing and less work, because idle hands usually work for me.
I would encourage schools to refine young intellects but neglect to discipline emotions . . . let those run wild.
Progressives have long been honest about their real intentions with regards to education, and molding young minds into good little statists. Like this for example. 100 years later, we've seen the results of progressive education.
I would designate an athiest to front for me before the highest courts in the land and I would get preachers to say “she’s right.” With flattery and promises of power, I could get the courts to rule what I construe as against God and in favor of pornography, and thus, I would evict God from the courthouse, and then from the school house, and then from the houses of Congress and then, in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and I would deify science because that way men would become smart enough to create super weapons but not wise enough to control them.
Every bit of this we've seen from social justice pastors. And of course the leagues of people who take "the separation of church and state" out of context to mean that all worship must be done in the quiet of your own bedroom, with the lights off. That's not what our founders intended.
I would take from those who have and I would give to those who wanted, until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious.
And where are we on this one today? It would be easier if I asked the question this way: Can you name someone in Obama's government who doesn't want to redistribute wealth?
And those are the dangers of progressivism, thank you Paul Harvey. There is a slightly better version of this, here One thing he has also said is this:
And with promises of higher ratings, I'd have mesmerizing media fanning the flames
It's no wonder that so many of the early 20th century progressives were all journalists and media types.