Charlie Chaplin’s final speech in his film, ‘The Great Dictator’ will give you chills and is going viral in protest of Trumps Muslim ban. A satirical condemnatory take on fascism and the rise of Adolf Hitler, the film was released in 1940 at the outbreak of war and represented Chaplin’s first speaking part.
“In the name of democracy, you the people have the power. 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. ”
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