The Great Dictator

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Liquidtruth, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. [ame=]The Greatest Speech Ever Made - YouTube[/ame]

    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 man, white.

    We all want to help one another,
    Human beings are like that,
    We want to live by each others happiness,
    Not by each others 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 goosestepped 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 to 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,
    Of 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 slave 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,

    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. Lucia it is written,
    The kingdom of God is within men,
    Not one man,
    Or 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!

  2. Is he supposed to be Hitler? Interesting speech, but man that dude wore the wrong costume that day.
  3. It was a movie that parodied Nazi Germany. It was written/made prior to the west learning about what happened in the concentration camps. Chaplin did say that if he knew what had really happened in Nazi Germany during WWII he would not have made this movie. I am, however, happy he did.
  4. P.S. A star of the silent stage with such a voice... Holy hell is all I need say. :p
  5. Didn't realize it was Charlie Chaplin. Very interesting video ^_^.
  6. Indeed it was the tramp himself. :)

    Soldiers, in the name of democracy,
    Let us all, UNITE!

  7. Just for clarification, this movie was made to mock Hitler and Nazi Germany. For more info, watch the movie. :)
  8. This thread has not gotten enough responses. If that is because most people disagree with Chaplin then I only have this to say... Let us all die swiftly.
  9. there was alrready on thread on t his bro.
  10. I see... Link?
  11. I downloaded the movie but haven't watched it yet... is the whole movie worth it or just the final speech?
  12. Hmmm, depends on your taste I guess. I would say it is worth it from a purely historical perspective, but, you're the only true judge of your expectations. :)
  13. Come to think of it, I know it will be worth it simply because I've never watched a movie that old. Should be an interesting experience even if it sucks, which I don't expect it to.
  14. Sounds like he contradicts himself with his words and actions.

    Though, I was actually getting the feeling that a person listening to it would advocate for more government even though he was talking about liberty being with each individual and harsh dictatorships and money in the hands of a few.

    It does sound like a speech I heard by Hitler before.

    It's funny, I'd agree with several parts of it, if I didn't know it was used to advocate for more government and the eventual attempted genocide of a race using that mob rule.
  15. lol, it sounds like no speech from Hitler, he doesn't contradict himself, and I assume you are mistaking liberty with idiocy,
  16. Yeah I think I posted this video, I'm not sure


    Great video though, i love it!
  17. #17 Sovereign Psyche, Dec 1, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 1, 2011
    These phrases are similar to Hitler's speeches.
  18. k, but, where did he contradict himself?

    Also, FYI, this was made as a parody of Nazi Germany.
  19. He advocates for unity and "democracy" (whatever he means by that) but also individual liberty.

    I also assume he advocates for social security and government jobs.
  20. I fail to see your point.

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