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

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in

It"s even more moving when you read it. It transcends time.
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Male 2,513
Isn`t the speech longer than that
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Male 2,711
@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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Male 7,123
@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.`

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Male 2,862
tl;dr
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Male 4,242
all soldiers further evil.
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Male 5,094
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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Male 369
@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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Male 1,059
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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Male 13,630
Its the working class speech
which is smothered by the corporate sharks
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Male 2,578
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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Male 39,948

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

kinda sad really
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Male 3,213
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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Male 286
here`s a great video to go along with it. Includes the extended speech...

The Greatest Speech Ever Made
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Male 2,619
Where`s the rest of it?
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Male 2,855
ahhh IAB, the place where videos become pictures
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Male 1,793
god is not real...and religion is funny until you start killing people over it.. and hitler was a christen..
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Male 1,558
Oh, what a happy litle world ;(
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Female 2,761
LOVE this repost. It has so much meaning in it
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Male 20,917
Link: Charlie Chaplin`s Speech: The Great Dictator [Pic] [Rate Link] - It`s even more moving when you read it. It transcends time.
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