With All Of The Pain And Suffering In The World Today, This Message Must Be Shared.





Below are exerpts from Charlie Chaplin’s speech from The Great Dictator. The movie was created in 1940 and it is eerie just how valid and fitting his words remain to this day…

In fact, this speech is probably more relevant today than when it was written 74 years ago. A speech made against hate, despots, terror, and greed. Sadly, it seems there is more hate, terror, and greed today than ever before.

When will we ever learn? Will we ever learn?

We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that.

17 - We all want to help one another human beings are like that

We don’t want to hate and despise one another.

16 - We dont want to hate and despise one another

 

We want to live by each other’s happiness

13 - We all want to live by each others happiness

Not by each other’s misery.

15 - not by each other039s misery

In this world there is room for everyone.

23 - We are all faced throughout our lives with agonizing decisions moral choices

And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone.

12 - In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone

The way of life can be free and beautiful.

01 - The way of life can be free and beautiful

But we have lost the way.

02 - 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.

03 - Greed has poisoned mens souls  has barricaded the world with hate has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed

We think too much and feel too little.

04 - We think too much and feel too little

More than machinery we need humanity.

05 - More than machinery we need humanity

More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.

06 - More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness

Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

07 - Without these qualities life will be violent and all will be lost

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together.

28 - Events unfold so unpredictably so unfairly

The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men

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Cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all.

26 - But we define ourselves by the choices we have made

Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world

30 -  It is only we with our capacity to love that give meaning to the indifferent universe

millions of despairing men, women, and little children

29 - Human happiness does not seem to have been included in the design of creation

Victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.

27 - We are in fact the sum total of our choices

You are not machines!

09 - You are not machines

You are not cattle! You are men!

10 - You are not cattle

You have the love of humanity in your hearts!

11 - You have the love of humanity in your hearts

Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

08 - Dont fight for slavery fight for liberty

In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man”

24 - Some are on a grand scale

Not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you!

25 - most of these choices are on lesser points

You, the people have the power

18 - You the people have the power

The power to create machines.

19 - the power to create machines

The power to create happiness!

20 - the power to create happiness

You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful

21 - You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful

To make this life a wonderful adventure.

22 - to make this life a wonderful adventure

If you have never listened to this speech, I encourage you to do so and please share this beautiful message with your friends! Together we can make a difference!

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