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Date: 10/10/12 03:48 PM

20 Responses to Charlie Chaplin`s Speech: The Great Dictator [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    October 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    Link: Charlie Chaplin`s Speech: The Great Dictator - It`s even more moving when you read it. It transcends time.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    LOVE this repost. It has so much meaning in it
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
    1558 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    Oh, what a happy litle world ;(
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    October 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    god is not real...and religion is funny until you start killing people over it.. and hitler was a christen..
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    ahhh IAB, the place where videos become pictures
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    October 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    Where`s the rest of it?
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    trickroom Male 18-29
    286 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    here`s a great video to go along with it. Includes the extended speech...

    The Greatest Speech Ever Made
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    October 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    The first time I saw Chaplin do the speech, it was a few hours after seeing American troops dropping napalm on villages in Viet Nam- I was maybe 10. When, in school, I asked why we were any different than Hitler, Stalin, Khrushchev or Mao, I was sent to the principals office, given detention and my parents were called to report my `disruptive behavior`. Crap really started to click into place for me.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 10, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Clearly, this moving speach given some 80 year ago
    has had zero impact on the world.

    kinda sad really
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    Luke 17:20-21
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    The internet loves this speech.

    Mervviscious - This speech is religious. You know, the one you`re supporting. Hitler, however, was not really religious. He was more "Post-religious". This is rather established. Go read Hitler`s table talks:

    http://archive.org/details/HitlersTableTalk
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    Its the working class speech
    which is smothered by the corporate sharks
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 11:45 pm
    Judging by the inane comments such as, "why are we any different than Hitler, Stalin, Khrushchev or Mao" and "smothered by the corporate sharks", I guess we all see what we want to see.

    Hint: We are the good guys. They are the bad guys. And corporations are just people who want to make something of themselves and contribute to society. But... brainwashed morons won`t hear that. Sigh... Is Jan. 20 here yet?
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    sourkraut Male 40-49
    358 posts
    October 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm
    @Gerry: "Clearly, this moving speach given some 80 year ago has had zero impact on the world"

    I saw that film for the first time when I was about ten, and that speech has been with me for the last thirty years. It`s an essential truth. Zero impact? I beg to differ...
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    October 11, 2012 at 4:26 am
    AvatarJohn: The "benevolent corporation" is a myth. All corporations exist for one purpose; to generate profits for the shareholders. I`m not saying the system isn`t working, it just bugs me when people try to romanticize it.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3334 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 6:48 am
    all soldiers further evil.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 9:30 am
    tl;dr
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6923 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 10:30 am
    @AvatarJohn

    `And corporations are just people...`

    Well, apparently that is the legal status in the US, but not really.

    As William Hazlitt put it;

    `Corporate bodies are more corrupt and profligate than individuals, because they have more power to do mischief, and are less amenable to disgrace or punishment. They feel neither shame, remorse, gratitude, nor good-will. The principle of private or natural conscience is extinguished in each individual (we have no moral sense in the breasts of others), and nothing is considered but how the united efforts of the whole (released from idle scruples) may be best directed to the obtaining of political advantages and privileges to be shared as common spoil.`

    1821
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 10:31 am
    @AvatarJohn
    "And corporations are just people who want to make something of themselves and contribute to society. But... brainwashed morons won`t hear that."
    Wait... what? Is that the height of ignorance or brilliant trolling? Methinks it is you who is the brainwashed moron.
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    Isn`t the speech longer than that

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