Thursday, July 03, 2014

Liberty & The Great Dictator Speech

I'm really loving this song right now.



The dialogue is taken from the film The Great Dictator (1940) by Charlie Chaplin, where Chaplin portrays a satirical caricature of Adolf Hitler. This final speech is rousing, inspirational, and along with this uplifting music... just awesome and amazing.

"... We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s 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 has 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 men - 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 - 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 the 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 17th Chapter of St Luke it is 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 fulfil that promise. They never will! 
Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfil 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!"
(Dialogue from this page at CharlieChaplin.com

No comments:

Post a Comment

You Might Also Like:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular Posts This Week

Tags

ads and marketing (4) amazon (2) anti candida diet (10) appetizers (1) art (7) art i love (4) artificial sweeteners (1) asian dramas (6) asian entertainment (9) asian music (5) author interview (1) beauty (1) before and after (2) big chop (1) blogging (1) bloglovin (1) blogs (1) blood type diet (1) bollywood (1) book blogs (1) book giveaway (1) book review (1) books (8) breakfast (7) bring your own crazy (1) british movies and television (2) bulgarian (1) bulgarian entertainment (1) bulgarian music (1) byoc (1) charity (2) clothes and fashion (5) coily (1) commentary (3) controversy (5) cooking and baking (23) crossfit (1) curly (1) dairy free (12) dessert (9) deviantart (2) diet (21) dinner (12) doctor who (1) dream clothes (3) entertainment (22) excerpts (2) exercise and fitness (8) facebook (3) family (5) fast food (2) feelings and emotions (6) film projects (19) film school (23) films (13) fly (1) food and beverage (42) foreign movies and television (7) fun (1) giveaway (1) gluten free (30) gluten free bisquick (1) goals and missions (19) goodreads (4) grain free (24) great prices (2) groceries (5) hair (1) hair and scalp (1) haircare (1) hairstyle (1) health (1) health and nutrition (33) homework and projects (12) hopes and dreams (5) how i feel (29) indian entertainment (1) inspiration (11) interview (1) introspection and reflection (3) ketogenic (3) ketosis (3) kickstarter (2) kindle (1) kinky (1) kondoot (1) korean dramas (4) korean entertainment (8) korean music (6) korean stuff (10) kpop (3) learning (1) lectures (1) live music (1) live stream (1) love glow (5) low carb (25) low sugar (2) lunch (5) mother's day (1) movies (12) movies and television (26) mud run (1) music (12) music video (5) mv (3) my birthday (1) my blog (11) my movies (7) my site (2) natural hair (1) natural sweeteners (10) night (1) no added sugar (1) novels (5) online shopping (5) optimism (5) other blogs (14) paleo (26) paleohacks (1) photography (1) photos (1) pictures (1) pictures of food (8) pictures that inspire (3) pinshare (2) pinterest (4) polyvore (5) preview (2) projects (3) publishing (1) questions and answers (2) race (1) recipes (16) refined sugar free (18) reviews (1) run (1) school (11) screenplays (3) short (2) short films (3) short stories (4) sleep (5) snack (7) society and convention (8) south korea (11) sparkpeople (5) statistics and data (3) stories (9) sugar free (15) technology (3) the holidays (6) the world (7) transformation (1) twa (1) video (14) weight loss (3) weight-loss (14) weightloss (4) what i want to say (3) wheat free (3) wip (2) writing (5) ya (1) yoga (1) young adult (1) youtube (13)
Web Analytics