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78 Responses to Possibly The Video Of 2011: We`re In Trouble

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2011 at 11:59 am
    Link: Possibly The Video Of 2011: We`re In Trouble - A lot of I-A-B readers submitted this video this week--at least 20 of you. Everyone should get credit for this one.
  2. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    blah blah blah This is soooooo 1940.

    This tired old clip resurfaces every couple of years. People will post and blog about how poignant it is, how true... how prophetic! Then tomorrow they`ll go pepper spray someone to get their mcnuggets a little quicker.
  3. Profile photo of Stand4Christ
    Stand4Christ Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    Awesome - First post!
  4. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    I love that Chaplin speech regardless of it`s backdrop.
  5. Profile photo of Stand4Christ
    Stand4Christ Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    Never mind... dang it.
  6. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    @Stand4Christ - You suck.
  7. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    Gerry: you couldn`t be any more right...

    this is my first time hearing it though so im glad i could hear it at least. probably one of the smartest things ive heard all this year...
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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    This is good, but why is he dressed as Hitler?
  9. Profile photo of SirSparticus
    SirSparticus Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    Charlie Chaplin The Great Dictator amazing.
  10. Profile photo of Arcval
    Arcval Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    He`s dress like Hitler because the speech is from one of his films, "The Great Dictator". It`s a good film and you can find it on youtube.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    File under: Fiction.
  12. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    Why do I feel like this speech has been posted on this site before?
  13. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    TIL that Hitler wasn`t such a bad guy after all.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    Nothing much changes I suppose.....
  15. Profile photo of CaptKangaroo
    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    I first saw this in school, 4th or 5th grade, in social studies class.
    Still makes sense.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    I think it`s from a movie where Chaplin plays a guy who accidentally takes Hitler`s place.
  17. Profile photo of bluevayero
    bluevayero Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    its from the film "the great dictator". its chaplins first talking movie and he did it only to let this great speech be heard...
  18. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    CaptKangaroo-"Still makes sense."

    Yes, `makes sense`, `sounds ideal` & `that`s the way it should be`.

    The only problem is that it`ll never be achieved.

    No matter how far into the future you go, no matter how `enlightened` some members of the human race think we should be, you will always have the Morlocks along with the Eloi.
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    captkava Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    after another poo monday in the office - cheers fancy.
    gerry, i wish you were wrong.... i wish.
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    Bremir Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    What a **** video.
  21. Profile photo of CaptKangaroo
    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    @MeGrendel- didn`t say we would or could. But thanks for pointing out the obvious- what would we do without you?
  22. Profile photo of akabane
    akabane Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    if only it was that easy...
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    schecter4 Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    Gave me chills a wee bit. It might be idealist.. but dammit, thats why it`s called idealism. Its something to strive for. To hope for. To work for. I whole heartedly agree.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    Wait, I can get my McNuggests faster if I use pepper spray?

    Why that`s GREAT news.
  25. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    MeGrendel: we could always just kill those "Morlocks"...
  26. Profile photo of slut_etta
    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    December 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    agree with gerry. most likely its just getting around because of the christmas season again. peace on earth, good will toward men, my ass.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    ewwww
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    angelo0317 Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    I cried because I hate living in a world like this. After watching this, I would have thought we`d be more happy. I am wrong. |-(
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    Great. So a video that`s probably 3/4 of a century old says that greed is passing...you keep thinkin` that.
  30. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm
    collegebound-" we could always just kill those "Morlocks"..."

    Yes, but who is to decide who are the Morlocks and who are the Eloi?

    (not to mention the idea of killing those who don`t agree with you pretty much negates the entire message of the video).
  31. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    MeGrendel: ok ok..."separate" then...although that doesn`t rid of of the problem of who tells us who is who
  32. Profile photo of LtotheG
    LtotheG Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    I cried.
  33. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    MeGrendel-"that doesn`t rid of of the problem of who tells us who is who"

    Hey, I`ll volunteer. (I`m sorry, but I don`t think Snooki is going to make the cut.)
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    :`{
  35. Profile photo of denmarkcm
    denmarkcm Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    Thank you
  36. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    "I cried"

    Pussy
  37. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    DO NOT LISTEN TO HITLER, REMEMBER THE JEWS
  38. Profile photo of Zeegrr60
    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    Charlie,we need you now.
  39. Profile photo of Skyira
    Skyira Female 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    I`m not going to lie, i cried too.
  40. Profile photo of 0entropy0
    0entropy0 Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    Name a place and time in history where man has not preyed on man. What we do not realize is this is a part of our nature. We fight it and the battle is eternal.

    After all my years on this earth, my cynicism is finely tuned. The only difference I can make is how I treat others that I interact with on a daily basis. This is the only power I have, but if all realized this then maybe we would have a chance. I put the odds of this happening at a 1,000,000,000:1, and history shows my odds are too low.
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    Vligon Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    "Pussy"

    Troll
  42. Profile photo of geckohead
    geckohead Female 50-59
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    December 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    Those without love, will hate. Won`t they?
  43. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    Awesome - First post!
    Stand4Christ, if you`re going to be make yourself look like a complete douchebag by First Posting, make sure you actually ARE first post or you`ll make yourself look like an even BIGGER douchebag, if that were possible.

    Take the week off to think about what happened here today.
  44. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    `we could always just kill those "Morlocks"...`

    The problem is they are just like Hydras, you cut one head off and two grow back to take its place.
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    December 12, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    Nice one Charlie!
  46. Profile photo of skiier37
    skiier37 Female 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm
    Heavy
  47. Profile photo of November_Rai
    November_Rai Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    Gerry1of1, yes.
  48. Profile photo of Xh8FYHnG
    Xh8FYHnG Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    A ridiculous compendium of all the cliches and sloppy thinking that we are still mired in. The world of today is the RESULT of the thoughts that were expressed in this clip--in short, the idea that "Love is the answer." Just one clue: democracy can lead to Nazism, or to all the newly arising Islamic states. What we need is not "the will of the people," but a society built on the concept of individual rights. See ATLAS SHRUGGED.
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    WesleyV78 Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    Wow! So, like, seventy years ago IAB. This is up for 2011 honors? Somehow, and I do not know how, this never seems to make a difference. Anywhere.
  50. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 7:13 pm
    God this Charles Chaplin video AGAIN
  51. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    December 12, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    Chaplin really poured his heart into this film, and it shows!

    However "Soldiers Unite!" Um, unite to do what exactly? It just barely misses the mark. 95% just doesn`t cut it, you have to hit a home run!
  52. Profile photo of Anshin
    Anshin Female 18-29
    127 posts
    December 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    awwww ^_^ the dog was so damned happy. made me tear up a lil...
    jk, I cried.
  53. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Oh that Charlie..

    How I wish that mustache style would make a come back.
  54. Profile photo of Thdot
    Thdot Male 30-39
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    December 12, 2011 at 8:23 pm
    tl,dw
  55. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2011 at 8:32 pm
    The Great Dictator is a good film, but the part of Charlie`s speech about `greed passing` is utopian non-sense. individual self-interest will always exist.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2011 at 8:43 pm
    He had me until he started saying "fight". Then I realised it was simply more warmongering claptrap designed to enslave the people and make them kill each other.
  57. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 12, 2011 at 9:28 pm
    Chaplin was a commie.
  58. Profile photo of Fleaman1797
    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    i wish that mustache style would come back too a1butcher lol, it would be alot of fun to wear that stash without being hated!
  59. Profile photo of SnoopyBG
    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 12:47 am
    Is this what Hitler said before he invaded Poland?
    I`m kidding. It all sounds good, but obviously for all that years since the movie nothing changed for good.
  60. Profile photo of LemonCurry
    LemonCurry Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 4:01 am
    "Chaplin was a commie."

    Now someone apparently didn`t get the message of the movie. :-(
  61. Profile photo of daverazor
    daverazor Male 50-59
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    December 13, 2011 at 4:43 am
    "Chaplin was a commie"

    Chaplin was also and actor...

    Also known as a delivery method.
  62. Profile photo of binarystarr
    binarystarr Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 5:01 am
    Humans are flawed. We will never change. There will always be a constant struggle between what is right and what is wrong.

    Nice video but it will never happen. It does capture a "them against us feeling" that`s quite fashionable at the moment but once this recession passes and everyone is a bit better off and the future is bright and rosy again, people will forget the message in this video. It`s all happened before and it will all happen again.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 5:22 am
    Badass explosion at :41 ......
  64. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 7:54 am
    Draculya: just becuase someone says to "fight" doesn`t mean it needs to be done physically. like your teachers told you when you and everyone else when we were coming through grade school..."Use your words."
  65. Profile photo of Kain1
    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 8:54 am
    I really hope it`s possible.. But honestly it looks like George carlin was right. We`ve gone too far, and it looks like there is no longer any hope for change.. At this point we`re just cirkling the drain...
  66. Profile photo of Kain1
    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 8:58 am
    @CrakrJak: Not necessarily.. There have been cultures without the concept of personal ownership.. Of course they`re all destroyed now, but it`s still been proven to be at least possible..
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 10:06 am
    Very nice!
  68. Profile photo of sssfdg
    sssfdg Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 10:07 am
    wow... that really was a great video. very moving. I wonder which film that monologue is from.
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    jabberwock83 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 11:28 am
    @ssfdg The Great Dictator.
    For somebody who mostly did silent films, Chaplin had a great voice.
  70. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 13, 2011 at 11:41 am
    "Chaplin was a commie."

    Now someone apparently didn`t get the message of the movie.
    So, your position is that we should simply accept the message without critical analysis of the the messenger or his motives? If that`s what you`re saying, it goes a long way toward explaining why liberals believe so many things that are not true.
  71. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 13, 2011 at 11:49 am
    "I wonder which film that monologue is from?"

    It`s from The Great Dictator.

    Wikipedia

    IMDB
  72. Profile photo of MrLogic
    MrLogic Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    If only it was that easy. The real problem isn`t between people and countries, it`s good vs. evil. The war that goes on even to the unseen eye. There can be no peace as long as evil is present.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    Holy crap I`ve never heard Chaplin speak before. What a passionate man.
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    wheelybin25 Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    Humanity and decency are on the verge of extinction....just like they have been for the past 5000 years. Respex Mr Chaplin .
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 6:57 pm
    That was the best speech Hitler ever gave.
  76. Profile photo of razbitom
    razbitom Male 40-49
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    December 14, 2011 at 5:12 am
    i have always loved that speech.
    a brilliant bit by chaplain.
  77. Profile photo of AGit
    AGit Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2011 at 7:45 am
    "So, your position is that we should simply accept the message without critical analysis of the the messenger or his motives?"

    Saying "Chaplin was a commie" hardly comes out as a critical analysis.

    Great speech from The Great Dictator anyway, hash yet heartwarming
  78. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 14, 2011 at 10:05 pm
    Saying "Chaplin was a commie" hardly comes out as a critical analysis.
    Actually, that was the RESULT of a critical analysis.

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