Oct 23, 2011 5:48 AM GMT
you be the judge. but I, for one, love it. And the video itself, rather moving.
Larkin_PLR saidIt's so easy for everyone in the world to blame "a system that forces men to torture" etc. etc. That "system" isn't a faceless construct that appeared ex nihilo one day and took over the world. Pretending that it is conveniently absolves the listeners... the problem is always "out there".
JackNWNJ saidGreatest speech in recent history:
graniteknighte saidEverybody knows Winston Churchill gave the best speeches ever.
solaguy saidWinston Churchill did give some amazingly inspiring speeches. However, many historians regard Queen Elizabeth's speech at Tilbury to her troops defending England against the Spanish invasion in 1588 as the greatest speech ever made:
MeOhMy saidyou be the judge. but I, for one, love it. And the video itself, rather moving.
PGHiccups saidThe only aspect I do not enjoy is showing the past few US presidents when talking about brutes and dictators only to show Obama on a the positive note. Even if some of those presidents were bad and misguided, they all tried to make the US and the world a better place.
Pepsic0la saidMeOhMy saidyou be the judge. but I, for one, love it. And the video itself, rather moving.
Im in the US Air Force, this video you've posted gave me chills and nearly brought me to tears. It makes me want to do...GOOD. A youtube commenter said he listens to this every morning.
I think Ill do the same.
Art_Deco saidIt is perhaps more powerful to know that Chaplin is not merely mouthing words given to him by others, as an ordinary actor, but that he wrote himself, and directed, for The Great Dictator, his statement against right-wing Fascism.
And it was words like these that caused the Republicans in Congress to effectively exile him from the United States following WWII, for being an alleged Socialist and Communist, a victim of the Blacklist purges of Hollywood.
How funny the way History repeats itself, with today's US right-wingers acting & speaking like they always have. Oppose them and you are a Socialist, as they accused Charlie Chaplin. And how quickly they try to silence you, while thumping the US Constitution and the Bible.