Terry Paulson

Wormwood: Yes, watching them march against the evil 1% is so satisfying. After all, pointing fingers at the greed of rich neighbors allows them to avoid seeing their own greed. Their demands are hilarious, but they stem from their own envy and self-righteous anger.

Devil: Now, they're even demanding free condoms and contraceptives as a medical necessity. The lust we promote is now subsidized!

Wormwood: Getting government funding under the guise of women's rights is just an added bonus. The Enemy's Ten Commandments are looking more like ten suggestions. The Enemy's faithful complain, but their calls to conscience fall on deaf ears in Washington.

Devil: How'd you do it?

Wormwood: There is something about self-absorption and narcissism that has become so American. Me, me, me is somehow so "in." I just play the music, and they dance to the tune!

Devil: Your work to spoil the young has done wonders in creating expectations that only more government entitlements can fill.

Wormwood: Discipline is out. Achievement is out. Cheap self-esteem is in. Everyone wins whether they deserve it or not. I can't tell you how easy it was to sell.

Devil: How's your anti-Semitism campaign going? You know how hard we've worked to kill support for Israel. You remember, the Enemy supports those who support Israel and curse those who curse it.

Wormwood: With the media's help, we're making great strides. More Americans find it easy to hate the big-strong Israel's abuse of the poor, weak Arab victims who are just seeking freedom. It was a PR coup when we wrapped their power grab around the "Arab Spring" mantle.

Devil: I love it! Sounds like a new, refreshing bar of soap!

Wormwood: We know their march to freedom is just an invitation to radical tyranny, but the media refuses to see it. Israel is out there alone.

Devil: Any progress on the economic front?

Wormwood: With any luck, we'll eventually have chaos on the streets. It's happening now in Europe. The occupiers were the start. When you take away the freebies from the "takers" they get downright nasty. We thrive on chaos. When chaos reigns, people think the Enemy has deserted them.

Devil: They don't yet realize that it's them who have deserted the Enemy and the principles that made them strong. If only it were permanent.

Wormwood: The table is set for the Fall.

Devil: Do not discount the Enemy, Wormwood. We have done so before.

...And the Spirit of God hovered over the darkness...

Terry Paulson

Terry Paulson, PhD is a psychologist, award-winning professional speaker, author of The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results, and long-time columnist for the Ventura County Star.

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