Charlie Chaplin's Speech

Charlie Chaplin's Speech

A Story by lordofmadmen
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I hold no rights to this speech. This is my favorite quote of all time.

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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 man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's 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. 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 men, 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, the 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, enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think or 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 the 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 Saint Luke it is 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 do not fulfill that promise, 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!

© 2017 lordofmadmen



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Wow. I saw him as an all-around entertainer for silent movies but never thought he held such esteemed ideas and ideals about the spirit of man.

Thanks for sharing, Lord !

Do you know what year he wrote this, where he wrote it, the circumstances, and when it was first published ?


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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

lordofmadmen

3 Weeks Ago

This was for his movie The Great Dictator in the 40's film written, directed, produced, scored by an.. read more
dw817

3 Weeks Ago

Ah ! My Godfather has really wanted me to see this film. It's a comedy and one of gold key standard .. read more



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very powerful words, thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This speech shows the depth of a man's thought. It's really a wake up call. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing. Good Day!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

lordofmadmen

3 Weeks Ago

It inspires but very little act... Thank you for your review.
Thank you for sharing .He was inspirational !
One of my favorite quotes by him''We think too much and feel too little.''



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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A nice tribute to the legend of Charlie Chaplin a genius that even today would be setting standards for others to follow. Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap!

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lordofmadmen

3 Weeks Ago

I know this but I mean the people of the world have given the people with the power to govern what n.. read more
Bear

3 Weeks Ago

Here is the USA right now there seems to be little room for reason. We are ruled by a showman who sa.. read more
lordofmadmen

3 Weeks Ago

The world is starting to reach the point where change needs to happen. Change will happen but that c.. read more
Wow. I saw him as an all-around entertainer for silent movies but never thought he held such esteemed ideas and ideals about the spirit of man.

Thanks for sharing, Lord !

Do you know what year he wrote this, where he wrote it, the circumstances, and when it was first published ?


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

lordofmadmen

3 Weeks Ago

This was for his movie The Great Dictator in the 40's film written, directed, produced, scored by an.. read more
dw817

3 Weeks Ago

Ah ! My Godfather has really wanted me to see this film. It's a comedy and one of gold key standard .. read more

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