A Message For All Of Humanity - Charlie Chaplin - 78 Years Ago

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The Great Dictator Speech - 1940

For a man that was most popular during the silent film era, he was sure wonderful with words.

Stands as one of the greatest if not the greatest speech in film history. Almost 80 years later.

Transcript: (Charlie Chaplin): I'm sorry but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black men, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others' happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge as made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in man; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say "Do not despair." The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder! Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men---machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have a love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it's written "the kingdom of God is within man", not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill their promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!
 

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In that period of beginning of the war, when hatred and intolerance exploded, Chaplin writes a hymn for universal peace, speaking to rationality, imploring the soldiers and the men to defend the freedom, not threaten it.

A cry left unheard even now.
 

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When you play an idiot, don't expect to be taken seriously...

His fading popularity at the time (silent film era, done) and the fact that in this film he portrayed Hitler. Satirizing him of course. Was seen in a negative way. FBI director at the time, J. Edgar Hoover was out to get him. All of this did not make his situation any better. So unfortunately his speech near the end of the film was never taken seriously enough. Its a shame it took all the way to 1972 for his contribution to be finally recognized. One of the first true film superstars.
 

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Hatred, chaos and destruction will bring upon us. This is why I don't go and will not go to the military because I don't want to risk my dam life in the battlefield while the White House people sitting their butts in the office drinking tea, while I am and along other people are dying in the war screaming " Mommy, I want to go to home." I respect fallen soldiers that risk their lives to bring freedom to other countries, but the governments around the world are too corrupted.
 

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