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From the folks at KarmaTube this is a clip of Charlie Chaplin which they describe as follows:

Some call it the greatest speech ever made. This remix puts Charlie Chaplin’s climactic address from “The Great Dictator” (1940) into present-day context, showing how the spirit of liberty, brotherhood, and equality that defeated fascism seven decades ago must be urgently reclaimed.

It is worth the 4 minutes to listen to this speech that was delivered as the world plunged into a massive war that would leave some 60 million dead and half the world in ruins.

Video from KarmaTube

The Great Dictator is a comedy film by Charlie Chaplin released in October 1940. Like most Chaplin films, he wrote, produced, and directed, in addition to starring as the lead. Having been the only Hollywood film maker to continue to make silent films well into the period of sound films, this was Chaplin’s first true talking picture as well as his most commercially successful film.

At the time of its first release, the United States was still formally at peace with Nazi Germany. Chaplin’s film advanced a stirring, controversial condemnation of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini’s fascism, antisemitism, and the Nazis, whom he excoriates in the film as “machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts”. (Source Wikipedia)

3 Responses to “The Wisdom of Charlie Chaplian: One of the Greastest Speeches ever made.”

  1. Barb Clapperton says:

    Deacon Mike,
    Thank you for sharing this speech, it leaves me somehow wishing the “world” could to hear these words. He makes it perfectly clear that peace is something that can be achieved if we all just wanted it bad enough. WOW….the best 4 minutes I ‘ll spend today, because it has reminded me how lucky we are in Canada. Barb

  2. Barb Clapperton says:

    Deacon Mike, I was listening to some music “One Day” by Matisyahu and I think this song maybe the “updated, hip” way of saying exactly what Chaplin spoke about In his speech.

  3. deaconmike says:

    Thanks Barb for your comments- I will look into the song. Meacon Mike