JUNE 1, 2017 President Trump’s Industrial Resolution
America First, jobs, jobs, jobs…
I watched President Trump’s full speech, and his decision, as an American taxpayer it made a lot of CENTS to me, in fact SPENDING MILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF AMERICAN TAXPAYER’S MONEY AND LOSING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN JOBS, TO SUBSIDIZE AND SUPPORT THE WORLD’S BIGGEST GLOBAL POLLUTERS.
May 19, 2016 – My website, behindmyback.org, is dedicated to investigating, researching, documenting and disseminating information and reporting. EVERYTHING GOVERNMENT FROM SOUP TO NUTS.… is posted on my website. This was my 721st posting on my website,… Obama’s … Under The bipartisan Healthy Sustainable Food Act. In 2015 THE …
Jun 11, 2016 – PNP comment: The below info was recently brought to our attention by Pearl Hewett in Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington, who stated her county has …
PNP comment: The below info was recently brought to our attention by Pearl Hewett in Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington, who stated her county has the same problems as Siskiyou in California and Josephine Co. in Oregon. Below is the link to Pearl’s webpage connecting the dots. Also, a BIG thank you to our local KARE Assoc. for putting these facts together. They have followed and documented the destruction to the environment by the Greenies and government for more than 25 years! — Editor Liz Bowen
Under President Trump Suffer NOT the Little Children of the world
Children were the soft targets of the Manchester ISIS Attack.
Apr 6, 2017 –“NO CHILD OF GOD SHOULD EVER SUFFER SUCH HORROR,” Trump says of a chemical attack in Syria. … After ordering a barrage of U.S. missiles, President Donald Trump said … Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack.
4 mins ago – ISIS CONFIRMED RESPONSIBILITYfor the cowardly attack. … devices in the midst of the gatherings of the Crusaders in the British city of Manchester, …
May 22, 2017 Eight year old Saffie, of Leyland, Lancs, was killed. Chris Upton, headteacher at Saffie”s School confirmed the tragic news and paid tribute TO A “BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL in every aspect of the word”.
7 mins ago – Manchester attack bomber identified as UK-born Salman Abedi, 22, after … named among 22 victims of ‘ISIS’ suicide bombing at Ariana Grande gig … 59 more in a sickening terror attack at Manchester Arena has been … Devastated Mr Upton said in a statement: “News of Saffie’s death in ….. The Sun Says.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.
WE KNOW GOD HAS A PLAN
PRESIDENT TRUMPS PLAN UNDER GOD
President Trump’s Administration devised a plan to free the world of Radical Islamic Terrorists. And, on May 21, 2017, he gathered leaders from the east and the west and laid out the plan to the leaders of 50 Muslim countries at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Saudi Arabia.
“This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations,” Trump said. “This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it.”
1 day ago – The first lady placed her hand on the wall and slipped a note between the …. President Trump left a note at the Western Wall in accordance with …
AND, ON MAY 22, 2017 PRESIDENT TRUMP PUT A PRAYER IN THE PRAYER WALL
AND, ON MAY 23, 2017 President Donald J. Trump spoke this morning addressing the terror attack in Manchester, “As President of the United States, on behalf of the people of the United States, I would like to begin by offering my prayers to the people of Manchester in the United Kingdom. I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and the families, so many families of the victims. We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom.”
“NO CHILDREN OF GOD SHOULD EVER SUFFER SUCH HORROR,”
AND, ON MAY 23, 2017 PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL SPEAK WITH POPE
8 hours ago – Trump Slams ‘Evil Losers’ Behind Manchester Terror Attack. Share … 59 people were injured, and MANY OF THE CASUALTIES WERE CHILDREN.Trump …
As, President Trump said,
“This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations,” Trump said. “This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it.”
This is a timely and appropriate prophesy quotation from the Bible.
8:9-16 The prophet challenges the enemies of the Jews. Their efforts would be vain, and themselves broken to pieces. It concerns us, in time of trouble, to watch against all such fears as put us upon crooked courses for our own security. The believing fear of God preserves against the disquieting fear of man. If we thought rightly of the greatness and glory of God, we should see all the power of our enemies restrained. The Lord, who will be a Sanctuary to those who trust in him, will be a Stone of stumbling, and a Rock of offence, to those who make the creature their fear and their hope. If the things of God be an offence to us, they will undo us. The apostle quotes this as to all who persisted in unbelief of the gospel of Christ, 1Pe 2:8. The crucified Emmanuel, who was and is a Stumbling-stone and Rock of offence to unbelieving Jews, IS NO LESS SO TO THOUSANDS WHO ARE CALLED CHRISTIANS. The preaching of the cross is foolishness in their esteem; his doctrines and precepts offend them.
What a glorious weekend! The last eight months have affirmed the old saying that here in our state we don’t tan – we rust! In fairness, it’s only really rained twice since October — once for six months straight, and then again for two months.
SING ALONG AND CHANGE THE WORD NEIGHBORHOOD TO WA DC
IN SPITE OF THE LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL POLITICO ANTI-TRUMP ESTABLISHMENTS Etal. RADICAL PROGRESSIVE OBSTRUCTIONIST.
PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS REDUCED THE FLOW OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTSBY61% AND THE TONS OF KILLER DRUGS THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM INTO OUR HOMELAND.
STATISTICS FROM LETHAL DRUG OVERDOSES THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
IN JUST ONE YEAR 2015, UNDER OBAMA’S LIBERAL CARE THERE WERE 52,404 LETHAL DRUG OVERDOSES IN AMERICA.
BECAUSE OF THE FAILED POLICIES LEFT BY OBAMA, DURING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE, ON AVERAGE, 13,800 PEOPLE IN AMERICA DIED FROM LETHAL DRUG OVERDOSES.
JAN 1, 2016 THE UNITED STATES IS EXPERIENCING AN EPIDEMIC OF DRUG OVERDOSE (POISONING) DEATHS. SINCE 2000, THE RATE OF DEATHS FROM DRUG OVERDOSES HAS INCREASED 137%, INCLUDING A 200% INCREASE IN THE RATE OF OVERDOSE DEATHS INVOLVING OPIOIDS (OPIOID PAIN RELIEVERS AND HEROIN).
INDEED, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS REDUCED THE FLOW OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTSBY61% AND THE TONS OF KILLER DRUGS THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM INTO OUR HOMELAND
Even the mainstream (LIBERAL) media couldn’t argue with Trump’s claims of a dramatic decrease in illegal immigration since becoming president, as Politifact fact-checked his statements and found that historical data from the Border Patrol backs up his claims.
OCT 22, 2016 – ALMOST 50 PERCENT OF FEDERAL CRIMES WERE COMMITTED NEAR THE MEXICO BORDER. …5. A DISPROPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF ILLEGALS ARE IN STATE PRISONS.
2014, some 69,000 of the 1.6 million state plus federal prisoners were noncitizens, per aSeptember 2015 reportby the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics,
THOUGH WE NOTICED THAT REPORT LACKED COUNTS FOR SEVERAL STATES INCLUDING CALIFORNIA.
OCT 22, 2016 – A DISPROPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF ILLEGALS ARE IN STATE PRISONS.
After we circled back to Smith’s office with the figures we’d found, Smith’s deputy chief of staff, Chris Philp, said by email that Smith had meant to tell the delegates
THAT “ONE-THIRD OF FEDERAL SENTENCES GO TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS,
NOT THAT ONE-THIRD OF FEDERAL PRISONERS ARE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.”
MORE TO THE POINT, THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T SORT ALL INMATES BY IMMIGRATION STATUS,
NINE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND CRIME. continued….
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND CRIME BECAME A HOT TOPIC THIS ELECTION CYCLE AS SOON AS DONALD TRUMP BURST INTO THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY WITH HIS CALL TO BUILD A WALL TO KEEP CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS OUT OF THE COUNTRY.
Such policy discussions have fallen by the wayside as the election cycle morphed into a mudslinging fight of personal insults and accusations of sexual assaults, but the link between illegal immigration and crime is still worth discussing, ESPECIALLY SINCE TRUMP’S INITIAL HIGHLIGHTING OF THE ISSUE FUELED HIS RISE.
HERE ARE NINE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND CRIME.
Federal, state and local governments keep data involving illegal immigration and crime out of the public purview. Fox News reported in 2015 that a source from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said “that comprehensive statistics on illegal immigrant crime are not available from the federal government, and suggested contacting county, state and federal jail and prison systems individually to compose a tally, a process that would encompass thousands of local departments.”
Former Department of Justice attorney J. Christian Adams also told Fox News that some states do readily track illegal immigration and crime, but they withhold the specific numbers from the public out of fear of backlash from the federal government or for political purposes.
However, there is still some data that can be pieced together to examine illegal immigration and crime, and evidence suggests that there is a correlation between the two.
Available evidence suggests that illegals are more likely to commit crimes than the rest of the population. Fox News sorted through myriad “local, state and federal statistics” and found that “illegal immigrants are three times as likely to be convicted of murder as members of the general population and account for far more crimes than their 3.5-percent share of the U.S. population would suggest.”
The percentage of illegals committing the number of crimes are as follows, according to Fox News:
13.6 percent of those sentenced for all committed crimes in the country
12 percent of murder sentences
16 percent of trafficking sentences
Almost 50 percent of federal crimes were committed near the Mexico border. A report from the Department of Justice in 2014 found the following, via Judicial Watch:
Of the 61,529 criminal cases initiated by federal prosecutors last fiscal year, more than 40%—or 24,746—were filed in court districts neighboring the Mexican border. This includes Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Western Texas and Southern Texas. The two Texas districts each had more than double the convictions of all four federal court districts in the state of New York combined, according to the DOJ report. The Western Texas District had the nation’s heaviest crime flow, with 6,341 cases filed by the feds. In Southern Texas 6,130 cases were filed, 4,848 in Southern California, 3,889 in New Mexico and 3,538 in Arizona.
Not surprisingly, most of the offenses were immigration related. In fact, 38.6% of all federal cases (23,744) filed last year involved immigration, the DOJ report confirms. Nearly 22% (13,383) were drug related, 19.7% (12,123) were violent crimes and 10.2% (6,300) involved white-collar offenses that include a full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals. This is hardly earth-shattering news in fact, the nation’s southern border region has for years been known for its high crime rate compared to the rest of the country.
Judicial Watch also notes that the crimes near the border had been spiking at such an “alarming rate” that “Mexican and American journalists have largely stopped reporting it,” whether for ideological reasons or to avoid backlash from the drug cartels.
Illegal immigrants accounted for nearly 75 percent of federal drug sentences in 2014.This is according to the United States Sentencing Commission, which also found that illegals were involved in nearly 17 percent of drug-trafficking sentences and over 33 percent of federal sentences overall.
A disproportionate amount of illegals are in state prisons. Peter Kirsanow, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and a lawyer, reviewed statistics from the Government Accountability Office and Pew Research Center and compared the number of illegals and non-illegals imprisoned for murder-related offenses in a 2015 National Review piece. Some of his findings:
There were 68.57 illegal aliens imprisoned for every 100,000 illegals in Arizona, compared to 54.06 citizens and legal noncitizens imprisoned for every 100,000 citizens and legal noncitizens.
There were 97.2 illegals imprisoned for every 100,000 illegals in California, compared to 74.1 citizens and legal noncitizens imprisoned per 100,000 citizen and legal noncitizens.
There were 54.85 illegals imprisoned for every 100,00 illegals in Florida, compared to 67.8 legal immigrants imprisoned for every 100,000 legal immigrants.
There were 168.75 illegals imprisoned for every 100,000 illegals in New York, compared to 48.12 legal immigrants imprisoned for every 100,000 legal immigrants.
There were 54.54 illegals imprisoned for every 100,000 illegals in Texas, compared to 65.43 legal immigrants .
Kirsanow acknowledged that while comparing murder incarceration rates isn’t a perfect measurement, “it’s difficult to contend that illegal aliens are more law-abiding than legal residents — at least when it comes to major crimes.” But the more disturbing fact was that “approximately 2,430 illegal aliens are in prison just for homicide-related offenses” in California alone.
“If one assumes that each illegal alien so imprisoned was responsible for just one homicide-related offense, that amounts to about a couple thousand major crimes that, arguably, wouldn’t have occurred but for the actors’ unlawful presence in the United States,” Kirsanow notes. “That translates to thousands of American citizens (and others) across the country slaughtered by individuals who shouldn’t have been here in the first place.”
Tens of thousands of criminal illegals have been released by ICE and are at large in the country. In 2015, ICE released almost 20,000 illegals that committed 64,000 crimes that involve “12,307 drunken driving convictions, 1,728 cases of assault, 216 kidnappings and more than 200 homicide or manslaughter convictions,” according to the Washington Times. It’s even worse when one considers the fact that the Obama administration released “86,000 illegal immigrants who have committed over 231,000 crimes in just the past two and a half years,” according to Independent Journal Review.
The rise in illegals crossing the border has fueled gang violence. In March, the Daily Caller reported that the barbaric MS-13 gang has been recruiting young illegals, resulting in higher crime in the Washington, D.C area. In fact, Montgomery County in Maryland “has seen an unprecedented level of gang-related violence in the last 8 months – with illegal immigrant youth being responsible for 85 percent of street robberies,” according to IJ Review. The horrors of MS-13 have extended to the Brentwood community in Long Island, NY, where the remains of a dead teenager was found for the fifth time in six weeks, likely the result of MS-13.
Sanctuary cities have hampered law enforcement in cracking down on gangs. Heather Mac Donald documented the frustrations of Los Angeles law enforcement officers in 2004 when they couldn’t touch known gang members because of their status as illegals:
“We can’t even talk about it,” says a frustrated LAPD captain. “People are afraid of a backlash from Hispanics.” Another LAPD commander in a predominantly Hispanic, gang-infested district sighs: “I would get a firestorm of criticism if I talked about [enforcing the immigration law against illegals].”
The issue is that these gang members tended to sneak back into the country even after they were deported for heinous crimes, and police officers couldn’t enforce immigration laws against them and would have to resort to surveilling these gang members until they commit a crime.
While these statistics from Mac Donald’s piece are dated, it illustrates just how badly the sanctuary policy has hampered crime:
In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide (which total 1,200 to 1,500) target illegal aliens. Up to two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants (17,000) are for illegal aliens.
A confidential California Department of Justice study reported in 1995 that 60 percent of the 20,000-strong 18th Street Gang in southern California is illegal; police officers say the proportion is actually much greater. The bloody gang collaborates with the Mexican Mafia, the dominant force in California prisons, on complex drug-distribution schemes, extortion, and drive-by assassinations, and commits an assault or robbery every day in L.A. County. The gang has grown dramatically over the last two decades by recruiting recently arrived youngsters, most of them illegal, from Central America and Mexico.
The leadership of the Columbia Lil’ Cycos gang, which uses murder and racketeering to control the drug market around L.A.’s MacArthur Park, was about 60 percent illegal in 2002, says former assistant U.S. attorney Luis Li. Francisco Martinez, a Mexican Mafia member and an illegal alien, controlled the gang from prison, while serving time for felonious reentry following deportation.
Crime has also increased among major cities that are “immigration hubs.” Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro has written:
David Frum of The Atlantic, no hard-core immigration opponent, wrote in 2015 that as of 2011, there were 25,000 illegal immigrants serving murder sentences, and nearly 3 million offenses committed by illegal immigrants between 2003 and 2009, including 70,000 sex crimes and hundreds of thousands of other violent crimes. “After years of welcome decline,” Frum pointed out, “crime rates are rising in immigration hubs including Houston, Milwaukee, Phoenix, and San Diego.” Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo reported in 2015 that between “2008 and 2014, 40% of all murder convictions in Florida were criminal aliens. In New York it was 34% and Arizona 17.8%. During those years, criminal aliens accounted for 38% of all murder convictions in the five states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New York, while illegal aliens constitute only 5.6% of the total population in those states.
Some individual examples of those who were victimized by illegals can be seen here and here.
BARACK OBAMA ENDED HIS PRESIDENCY HAVING GRANTED CLEMENCY TO MORE PEOPLE CONVICTED OF FEDERAL CRIMES THAN ANY CHIEF EXECUTIVE IN 64 YEARS
OVERALL, OBAMA GRANTED CLEMENCY TO 1,927 INDIVIDUALS, A FIGURE THAT INCLUDES 1,715 COMMUTATIONS AND 212 PARDONS.
But he, OBAMA, also received far more requests for clemency than any U.S. president on record, LARGELY AS A RESULT OF AN INITIATIVE SET UP BY HIS ADMINISTRATION TO SHORTEN PRISON TERMS FOR NONVIOLENT
FEDERAL INMATES CONVICTED OF DRUG CRIMES.
Of course, Obama received such a large number of clemency requests in part BECAUSE HIS ADMINISTRATION ASKED FOR THEM. UNDER A PROGRAM LAUNCHED IN 2014 KNOWN AS THEClemency Initiative, the Justice Department encouraged “qualified federal inmates” – asdefinedby DOJ criteria – to apply to have their prison sentences commuted. The initiative led to a surge in requests and also helps explain why Obama’s use of clemency tilted so heavily toward sentence commutations, rather than pardons.
“QUALIFIED FEDERAL INMATES” DEFINED AS?
THEY ARE NON-VIOLENT, LOW-LEVEL OFFENDERS WITHOUT “SIGNIFICANT?” TIES TO LARGE SCALE CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS, GANGS OR CARTELS;
In his record use of commutations, Obama reduced sentences for federal inmates who were convicted in all 50 states, according to our analysis. Among those who received reduced penalties were 568 individualsserving life sentencesand two who had beensentenced to death.
INDEED, including 1,913 pardons, 118 commutations and 13 remissions – during his nearly eight years in office, according to a Pew Research Center analysis ofDepartment of Justice statistics.
Note: This is an update of a post originally published Dec. 9, 2016.
But individual states have experienced different trends. From 2009 to 2014, the unauthorized immigrant population decreased in seven states: Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada and South Carolina. In all of them, the decline was due to a decrease in unauthorized immigrants from Mexico.
IN SIX STATES,THE UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANT POPULATION ROSE OVER THE SAME TIME PERIOD: LOUISIANA, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA AND WASHINGTON.
IN ALL OF THESE BUT LOUISIANA, THE INCREASES WERE DUE TO GROWTH IN UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS FROM NATIONS OTHER THAN MEXICO.
(IN LOUISIANA, THE OVERALL INCREASE WAS DRIVEN BY AN INCREASE IN MEXICAN UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANTS.)
A pen name, a nom de plume (French), is a pseudonym, in my case it is a variant form of my real name.
A pseudonym is a name that a person assumes for a particular purpose.
PEARL REVERE IS MY CODE NAME, running through cyberspace with red flag warnings. One if by land two if by sea….
AFTER OVER 900 WARNINGS posted on http://www.behindmyback.org, since it was registered: 2013-01-29 22:20:57 …
PEARL HARVEY SHALL BE MY PEN NAME FOR UPDATES FOR “THE REST OF MY STORIES”
What would be my particular purpose for a French nom de plume, pen name, Pearl Harvey? The French term ‘déjà vu‘ means, literally, ‘already seen.’
PAUL HARVEY SAID“IN TIMES LIKE THESE IT HELPS TO RECALL THERE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TIMES LIKE THESE”.
WINSTON CHURCHILL SAID, ” IF YOU HAVE AN IMPORTANT POINT TO MAKE, DON’T TRY TO BE SUBTLE OR CLEVER. USE A PILE DRIVER. HIT THE POINT ONCE. THEN COME BACK AND HIT IT AGAIN. THEN HIT IT A THIRD TIME – A TREMENDOUS WHACK”.
PAUL HARVEY BOOKS, THE REST OF THE STORY, PAUL HARVEY’S AMERICA, OUR LIVES, OUR FORTUNES, OUR SACRED HONOR, DESTINY:
FROM PAUL HARVEY’S THE REST OF THE STORY, FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH……..
IT’S TIME FOR “THE REST OF THE STORY” UPDATING MY 900 WARNINGS FROM JAN 29, 2013 TO APR 24, 2017
Mar 28, 2014 – So long, as my name is Pearl Rains Hewett (AKA Pearl Revere) I shall continue running through cyber space with red flag warnings, asking …
Winston Churchill — Quote “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”
Paul Harvey – Quote
“Ever since I made tomorrow my favorite day, I’ve been uncomfortable looking back.”
Just saying, Looking back, the farther I have been able to see, the more uncomfortable I am about tomorrow. (and you can quote me on that)
The rest of the story, following up on 900 warnings, to U.S. Citizens of how various government agencies are violating the Constitution, taking away private property rights, and infringing on American … is dedicated to investigating, researching, documenting, updating and disseminating critical information to ..
PAUL HARVEY RECEIVED MANY AWARDS, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM FROM MR. BUSH IN 2005.
BUT HE SAID HIS GREATEST HONOR WAS THE FLOOD OF LETTERS HIS LISTENERS WROTE TO BLESS AND THANK HIM FOR STANDING UP FOR SPIRITUAL VALUES AND THE AMERICAN WAY. It was to them that he signed off, with a rising inflection: “This is Paul Harvey — Good Day!”
SNOPES HAS BEEN SNOOPING…. Contrasting that 1964 version of the essay with Paul Harvey’s 1996 newspaper version shows that, although the concept and structure of the essay remained the same across the decades, its content evolved quite a bit over the years:
Paul Harvey’s 1964 newspaper version “If I Were the Devil” and the 1996 evolution of the Satan for over 30 years? and the evolution of the Satan for over 50 years?
“IF I WERE THE DEVIL”, IF I WERE SATAN APRIL 24, 2017, I’D JUST KEEP DOING WHAT I’M DOING AND THE WHOLE WORLD GO TO HELL AS SURE AS THE DEVIL.
Click on this link, go to the bottom and watch the Snopes video clip
it captures Paul Harvey’s radio equivalent of his 1996 newspaper version.
Soapbox: Radio commentator Paul Harvey penned an essay entitled ‘If I Were the Devil.’ … Claim: Transcript reproduces radio commentator Paul Harvey’s essay entitled “If I Were the Devil.”. … If I were the Prince of Darkness I would want to engulf the whole earth in darkness.
SNOPES SAYS The oldest genuine Paul Harvey version of this piece we’ve found so far appeared in his newspaper column in 1964:
If I Were the Devil
If I were the Prince of Darkness I would want to engulf the whole earth in darkness.
I’d 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 should set about however necessary, to take over the United States.
I would begin with a campaign of whispers.
With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whispers 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 — to say after me — “Our father which are in Washington.”
Then I’d get organized.
I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull, uninteresting.
I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies, and vice-versa.
I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing, 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.
If I were the Devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions; let those run wild.
I’d designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts and I’d get preachers to say, “She’s right.”
With flattery and promises of power I would get the courts to vote against God and in favor of pornography.
Thus I would evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, then from the Houses of Congress.
Then in his own churches I’d substitute psychology for religion and deify science.
If I were Satan I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg
And the symbol of Christmas a bottle.
If I were the Devil I’d take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. Then my police state would force everybody back to work.
Then I would separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines and objectors in slave-labor camps.
If I were Satan I’d just keep doing what I’m doing and the whole world go to hell as sure as the Devil.
SNOPES SAYS, The 1996 newspaper version shows that, although the concept and structure of the essay remained the same across the decades, its content evolved quite a bit over the years:
If I were the prince of darkness, I would want to engulf the whole world in darkness.
I’d 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 — thee.
So, I would set about however necessary to take over the United States.
I’d subvert the churches first, and 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 that the Bible is a myth. I would convince the children that man created God instead of the other way around. I’d confide that what’s bad is good and what’s good is square.
And the old, I would teach to pray after me, “Our Father, which are in Washington …”
Then, I’d get organized, I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting.
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.
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 its turn, was consumed.
And with promises of higher ratings, I’d have mesmerizing media fanning the flames.
If I were the devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellect but neglect to discipline emotions. I’d tell teachers to let those students run will. And before you knew it, you’d have drug-sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.
With a decade, I’d have prisons overflowing and judges promoting pornography. Soon, I would evict God from the courthouse and the schoolhouse and them from the houses of Congress.
In his own churches, I would substitute psychology for religion and deify science. I’d lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls and church money.
If I were the devil, I’d take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious.
What’ll you bet I couldn’t get whole states to promote gambling as the way to get rich?
I’d convince the young that marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging is more fun and that what you see on television is the way to be.
And thus, I could undress you in public and lure you into bed with diseases for which there are no cures.
In other words, if I were the devil, I’d just keep right on doing what he’s doing.
Paul Harvey’s 1964 newspaper version “If I Were the Devil”
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.
May 17, 2014 –More than 10000 American toddlers 2 or 3 years old are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder outside established …
2 days ago – One day after what the New York Times describes as “one of the worst chemical bombings in Syria,” graphic images show the horrifying …
President Trump said…..
“Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” . “It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”
5 hours ago – US Launches Missile at Syria After Chemical Attack; Syrian Officials …. The world learned of the chemical attack earlier in the week in footage …
*And do not suppose that this is the end.
*This is only the beginning of the reckoning.
*People must know the deficiency of and neglect of the government and the consequences they will now face.
*Our loyal, brave people… should know the truth. They should know that there has been gross neglect and deficiency in our defenses; they should know that we have sustained a defeat without a war, the consequences of which will travel far with us along our road; they should know that we have passed an awful milestone in our history, when the whole equilibrium of Europe has been deranged, and that the terrible words have for the time being been pronounced against the Western democracies:
Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting.
And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning.
Winston Churchill October 5, 1938 Given in the House of Commons
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“A Disaster of the First Magnitude”
THESIS: Churchill attacks the Munich agreement as a failure of the Western powers to prevent the Nazi power from gaining momentum when it had the chance and has therefore jeopardized the peace they were trying to maintain.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) delivers a speech on October 5, 1938 in the House of Commons attacking the Munich agreement and British policy toward Nazi Germany
Churchill begins by stating they have faced defeat in the Munich agreement and the Czechs would of even been better off with the Western powers that deserted them.
He continues that if a better relationship with Russia had been pursued and early action had been taken then the disastrous state at hand would not have happen.
Also the peace efforts and forces against Hitler in Germany would have been able to gain strength if early action had been taken.
Church now describes the politically humiliated and economically mutilated Czechoslovakia, whose banks, railway agreements, and industries are all disrupted.
Churchill seals the fate of Czechoslovakia by predicting it will be absorbed by the Nazis in despair or revenge
He now addresses Britain’s previous position of power when they had the ability to stop Germany from rearming and gaining momentum but they are now faced with what they could have prevented.
Churchill finishes by explaining the danger that Britain and France now face against the Nazi power with France’s allies lost and both countries waiting too long to rearm or take action.
Churchill states that the British people must know the deficiency of and neglect of the government and the consequences they will now face.