The Best of Paul Harvey. {Super Bowl’s Ram “God Made a Farmer” ad}

Via David McConaghay
on Feb 3, 2013
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Did you see Ram’s beautiful “And God made a Farmer” Super Bowl ad? It features the narration by one Paul Harvey.

(For more info about it, click here.

For me, it was the only one of the bunch that really stuck out.

So I got curious, and the result is this-here curated Paul Harvey content. Enjoy!

Letter from God

Harvey’s messages are steeped in the language of Christianity, which he uses as a vehicle for elucidating core, universal truths. I find his intermingling of conservative and progressive sentiments a bit befuddling, but ultimately quite pleasing.


“If ‘pro’ is the opposite of ‘con,’
what is the opposite of progress?”


What is a Policeman?

The Testing Time




“If there is a 50-50 chance something will go wrong,
then 9 times out of 10 it will.”



Bonus — this goofy, college-project biography of Harvey.

Super Bonus — more football!

A Tribute to Lombardi


About David McConaghay

David McConaghay is an Ayurvedic practitioner and Vedic Astrologer based in Boulder, Colorado. A former Division 1 athlete, David discovered yoga as a means to bring ease to an overburdened body. Now certified to practice Ayurveda and Jyotish, the cutting edge of David's enthusiasm is to explore and teach the overlaps between ancient Vedic ideas and the futuristic models of physics and biology proposed by pioneers like Nassim Haramein and Dr. Bruce Lipton. In addition to extensive training (RYT-500) in the Sivananda tradition, David has a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from the George Washington University. He brings his expansive knowledge, playful spirit and precise language to conversations with students, clients and peers alike. More info is available at


8 Responses to “The Best of Paul Harvey. {Super Bowl’s Ram “God Made a Farmer” ad}”

  1. barack says:

    The guy was a redneck homophobe who was for gmo farms. What a douche. It shows how screwed up America is when we cry for corporations that put crap in our foods to kill our children. This ad makes me sick;

  2. DaveTelf says:

    When GMO's were first being developed, people were convinced they would cure hunger worldwide. I'm not defending the corporations who have been busy manipulating them to keep the population as sick as possible, just suggesting that perhaps you can separate the message from the man.

    Homophobia is quickly evaporating as new generations are born into a world of greater and greater acceptance. Those who so blindly hate others are slowly dying out.

    The Harvey content I've collected here is full of wisdom and hope (with a few cultural aberrations I happen to disagree with mixed in). He generally presents an extremely positive, loving message. Your comment is full of hateful anger. Maybe think about that.

  3. Scott says:

    Your ignorance truly saddens me, I can only hope it is a temporary thing .

  4. paul says:

    it was at least better than jeep’s (ie chrysler’s) ‘support the troops’ ad

  5. DaveTelf says:

    Please elaborate, so that I may understand to which aspect of my ignorance you are referring.

    Maybe check out some of my other posts here on elephant and get back to me.

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  7. DaveTelf says:

    As a commenter aptly observed below another blog about this commercial (,

    "What was a revelation to me about the farmer ad was that in memorializing and purporting to celebrate farm families and their way of life, the ad *highlighted the fact that they're gone*. Earl Butz said get big or get out, and they did. And during that painful transition, rural America emptied out into the cities, giant companies took control of the inputs to, infrastructure surrounding and distribution of farm products, and we made a massive cultural shift toward suburbanization and all that goes with it.

    I think hearing Paul Harvey's voice and seeing those pictures of those incredible farmers and their families struck a collective chord because it catalyzed us to recognize another milestone in the hollowing out of our society…

    I think that commercial wasn't about trucks or farmers, I think it was about us and what we miss about being connected to each other."

    I think she's right.

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