The Greatest Speech Ever Made

The Greatest Speech Ever Made

March 31, 2014 JC Collins             

For those who haven’t seen this video, it’s from a movie called The Great Dictator.  It stars Charlie Chaplin and was released in 1940.

This is one of the early attempts at the Hegelian Dialectic from Hollywood.  We have Chaplin playing a similar character to Adolf Hitler, but with a consciousness that belies the symbolism of a dictator as promoted in the real world.  The contrast between both images creates a division within the human mind.

When we consider that the same banking interests which fund Hollywood also financed the rise of Nazism, we can only speculate at the intention of the passionate “unite” at the end of the speech.

And this only a few years before the creation of the United Nations at the end of WW2.

Also take notice of the “removal of national borders” and “science and technology” statements.  Can you see?  – JC

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.

has close to passing to mystery in 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 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,mthe 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 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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