Possibly The Video Of 2011: We`re In Trouble

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in

A lot of I-A-B readers submitted this video this week--at least 20 of you. Everyone should get credit for this one.
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Male 15,832
[quote]Saying "Chaplin was a commie" hardly comes out as a critical analysis.[/quote]
Actually, that was the RESULT of a critical analysis.
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Male 995
"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
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Male 916
i have always loved that speech.
a brilliant bit by chaplain.
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Male 571
That was the best speech Hitler ever gave.
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Male 22
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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Female 3,562
Holy crap I`ve never heard Chaplin speak before. What a passionate man.
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Male 106
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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Male 15,832
"I wonder which film that monologue is from?"

It`s from The Great Dictator.

Wikipedia

IMDB
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Male 15,832
[quote]"Chaplin was a commie."

Now someone apparently didn`t get the message of the movie.[/quote]
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.
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Male 120
@ssfdg The Great Dictator.
For somebody who mostly did silent films, Chaplin had a great voice.
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Male 190
wow... that really was a great video. very moving. I wonder which film that monologue is from.
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Male 5,413
Very nice!
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Male 1,471
@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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Male 1,471
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...
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Male 3,745
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."
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Male 1,810
Badass explosion at :41 ......
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Male 478
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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Male 198
"Chaplin was a commie"

Chaplin was also and actor...

Also known as a delivery method.
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Male 1,104
"Chaplin was a commie."

Now someone apparently didn`t get the message of the movie. :-(
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Male 686
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.
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Male 718
i wish that mustache style would come back too a1butcher lol, it would be alot of fun to wear that stash without being hated!
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Male 15,832
Chaplin was a commie.
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Male 15,261
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.
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Male 17,511
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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Male 657
tl,dw
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Male 4,807

Oh that Charlie..

How I wish that mustache style would make a come back.
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Female 127
awwww ^_^ the dog was so damned happy. made me tear up a lil...
jk, I cried.
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Male 40,739
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!
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Male 15,510
God this Charles Chaplin video AGAIN
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Male 144
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.
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Male 36
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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Male 319
Gerry1of1, yes.
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Female 19
Heavy
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Female 856
Nice one Charlie!
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Male 1,920
`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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Male 12,138
[quote]Awesome - First post![/quote]
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.
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Female 592
Those without love, will hate. Won`t they?
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Male 594
"Pussy"

Troll
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Male 8
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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Female 1,134
I`m not going to lie, i cried too.
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Male 2,216
Charlie,we need you now.
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Male 2,855
DO NOT LISTEN TO HITLER, REMEMBER THE JEWS
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Male 4,902
"I cried"

Pussy
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Male 341
Thank you
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Female 1,893
:`{
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Male 8,530
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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Male 17
I cried.
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Male 3,745
MeGrendel: ok ok..."separate" then...although that doesn`t rid of of the problem of who tells us who is who
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Male 8,530
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).
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Male 5,811
Great. So a video that`s probably 3/4 of a century old says that greed is passing...you keep thinkin` that.
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Male 331
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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Male 25,416
ewwww
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Female 4,084
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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Male 3,745
MeGrendel: we could always just kill those "Morlocks"...
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Male 4,593
Wait, I can get my McNuggests faster if I use pepper spray?

Why that`s GREAT news.
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Male 31
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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Male 1,093
if only it was that easy...
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Male 3,207
@MeGrendel- didn`t say we would or could. But thanks for pointing out the obvious- what would we do without you?
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Male 392
What a **** video.
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Male 257
after another poo monday in the office - cheers fancy.
gerry, i wish you were wrong.... i wish.
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Male 8,530
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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Male 225
its from the film "the great dictator". its chaplins first talking movie and he did it only to let this great speech be heard...
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Male 1,510
I think it`s from a movie where Chaplin plays a guy who accidentally takes Hitler`s place.
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Male 3,207
I first saw this in school, 4th or 5th grade, in social studies class.
Still makes sense.
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Female 8,046
Nothing much changes I suppose.....
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Male 1,265
TIL that Hitler wasn`t such a bad guy after all.
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Male 1,582
Why do I feel like this speech has been posted on this site before?
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Male 8,530
File under: Fiction.
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Male 303
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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Male 54
Charlie Chaplin The Great Dictator amazing.
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Female 839
This is good, but why is he dressed as Hitler?
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Male 3,745
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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Male 6,737
@Stand4Christ - You suck.
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Male 35
Never mind... dang it.
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Male 6,737
I love that Chaplin speech regardless of it`s backdrop.
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Male 35
Awesome - First post!
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Male 39,900

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.
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Male 20,903
Link: Possibly The Video Of 2011: We`re In Trouble [Rate Link] - A lot of I-A-B readers submitted this video this week--at least 20 of you. Everyone should get credit for this one.
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