If i were the devil
If i were the prince of darkness i would gain control of the most power nation in the world
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 thee.
I would begin with a campaign of whispers
i'd pit poor against rich
i'd pit white against black
id pit white against brown
id pit men against women
basically i'd pit left against right
With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to 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.
Then i would whisper "Government is the answer to all your woes" instead of it being the cause of them.
I would confide that "what is bad should be corrected by political correctness"
In the ears of the young married i would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties and reality tv is good for you. I would caution them to
not to be so "extreme" in religion,in patriotism,in moral conduct or success.
And young and old alike I would teach to pray after me " Our Father who are in Washington, Hallowed be thy name.."
Then I'd get organized.
I'd threaten tv with dirtier movies, and vice versa and scream that people be taken off the air who disagrees with the status quo.
I'd infiltrate unions and urge more loafing,less work, idle hands and bribing political leaders who usually work for me.
I'd peddle climate change to whom i could I'd sell carbon tax credits to those ladies and gentlemen and they would begin to worship it as they worship
that father in Washington.
I'd create fear and terror where the solution would be pat downs and body scanners when a person ever wanted to fly
I'd create boogeymen that people needed to be saved from so I could write more laws like the Patriot Act,Sopa,Ndaa,ACTA.
IF i were the devil i really wouldn't change a single thing.
A little update to Paul Harvey's " If i were the Devil"
edit on 1-5-2012 by neo96 because: (no reason given)