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The Voice is the Sound That the Soul Makes

Matthew 7:16: By their fruit you will recognize them.

Stanley Elkin.

Stanley Elkin, one of my favorite authors, wrote this sentence for his novel, The Dick Gibson Show: “The voice is the sound that the soul makes.” This memorable sentence uncovers a simple truth: We can learn a great deal about who people really are by how they speak, and what they say. To illustrate this point, click on the following chilling video of Adolf Hitler, and watch while the Nazi Führer carries on madly at the podium.

Some who listened while Hitler deliver his hateful, histrionic harangues were convinced he was the devil incarnate. One respected international reporter once had a vantage point behind Hitler while the Nazi leader was at the podium. The man swears that he say a violent series of blue electric flames shoot out from the back of Hitler’s head while he was speaking!

Did blue electric flames really shoot out from the back of Hitler's head during one of his speeches?

Anyway, as the wise Elkin suggests, how people speak often tells you everything you need to know about them. With this thought in mind, click on these YouTube clips of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.

Watch, Listen, and Learn

After watching and listening, I think you will agree with me that Beck and Limbaugh’s insulting, demeaning, and obnoxious speech manner while on the air condemns them both for the vile haters they truly are.

If Elkin is right about the correlation between voices and souls, I wonder what the souls of Limbaugh and Beck look like? Scary thought.

Elkin was wise, but the Bible is wiser. As it says, “By their fruit [in this case, their words], you will recognize them.” This thought certainly applies to rage radio reactionaries like Beck and Limbaugh. – Mickey Murphy © 2011 MMMurphy

Note to Readers: If you enjoyed reading this post, and agree with its general point of view that radio demagogues are doing vast damage to the United States, please also click on the following link: “Why This Blog?” In this brief post, I provide a little history concerning previous radio demagogues. I detail what are the radio demagogues’ ignoble goals, how they work their black magic, and why they are so dangerous to the continued civic health of our nation, as well as the basic comity upon which our vital public discourse depends. Also, I discuss the mission of the RADIO DEMAGOGUES blog, and offer a simple suggestion that if all Americans followed would finally shut up all of these vile radio reactionaries for good.

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About Mickey Murphy

Freelance writer, Vietnam veteran (USMC Combat Motion Picture Team, RVN, 1968-1969), former member, New York City Auxiliary Police, lover of superb writing, sublime poetry, and splendorous music.

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