One of my all time favorite speeches. (share yours too, if you have any!)

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    Aug 05, 2013 4:38 AM GMT
    Just want to share this with you guys.



    From the movie, "The Great Dictator"

    Share any of yours...political, philosophical...
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    Aug 05, 2013 4:49 AM GMT
    That was pretty cool ... interesting that a message from almost 100 years ago it still true today
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    Aug 05, 2013 3:57 PM GMT
    Yup!
    Truth is evergreen.
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    Aug 05, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    That was lovely.

    Reminds me of this one
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    Aug 05, 2013 4:55 PM GMT
    Thanks OP! Great post.
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    Aug 05, 2013 5:07 PM GMT
    feels morally bankrupt to me. His basic perspective is that freedom is the only absolute and intrinsic value. Worse, he even equates love with freedom, thereby cheapening love. Hard for me to fathom why so many cling to this same synthesis after the 20th century.

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    Aug 06, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    KJSharp saidfeels morally bankrupt to me. His basic perspective is that freedom is the only absolute and intrinsic value. Worse, he even equates love with freedom, thereby cheapening love. Hard for me to fathom why so many cling to this same synthesis after the 20th century.

    Sorry, I didn't get it, could you elaborate please!
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    Aug 06, 2013 2:53 AM GMT
    Charlie Chaplin, coolest actor but also I think his grand daughter is a model?
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    Aug 06, 2013 4:45 PM GMT
    Mahatma Gandhi's interview.
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    Sep 11, 2013 1:29 PM GMT
    Pale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan
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    Sep 11, 2013 1:30 PM GMT
    Let go of controlling everything - Alan Watts
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    Sep 11, 2013 1:39 PM GMT
    A classic:

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    Sep 11, 2013 2:29 PM GMT
    This is not a speech, but a very inspirational video about a simple loving old woman. "Mama Hill"

    The Healing Power of Hugs: Meet Mama Hill
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    Sep 11, 2013 2:47 PM GMT
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    Sep 11, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
    Harry7785 saidPale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan


    Harry, no. This "speech" sucks. Sagan was a charlatan and a hack scientist. He was good with words, that's all.

    The "pale blue dot" harangue had some nice flourishes, but it was empty and unoriginal. Sagan also confused the terms "humility" and "humiliation."

    This speech below stands above them all (pun intended).

    Yes, it counts as a speech - from 250,000 miles away, you have to get to the point immediately):

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    KJSharp saidfeels morally bankrupt to me. His basic perspective is that freedom is the only absolute and intrinsic value. Worse, he even equates love with freedom, thereby cheapening love. Hard for me to fathom why so many cling to this same synthesis after the 20th century.



    Great post - first decent one I've read here in a long time! Yes, it's just the old JSMill hodgepodge of '60s permissiveness: "anything is OK as long as I'm not hurting anybody." Putting aside the problems of proximity, we've seen where adopting that as social policy has got us. Recall Janis Joplin's thoughts: "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose." ("Me & Bobby McGee.")

    As for great speeches - and since when do ads constitute same? - anything by WSChurchill, WJBryant, or either of the Roosevelts - and I don't mean Eleanor and/or Alice - qualifies for me.
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    Sep 11, 2013 4:13 PM GMT
    in_this_corner said


    LOL! I sure wouldn't want to ask her directions to the freeway!
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    Sep 11, 2013 4:22 PM GMT
    MGINSD said... Recall Janis Joplin's thoughts: "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose." ("Me & Bobby McGee.")...


    Those are, technically, Kris Kristofferson's words.
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    Sep 11, 2013 4:45 PM GMT
    This was something of a prepared speech. A moment of incredible profundity. So much so that misanthropic atheist Madeline Murray O'Hair got her tent-sized granny panties in a twist and sued the government.

    Case was dismissed, I believe, for "lack of jurisdiction." (You can't make that up...)

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    Sep 11, 2013 4:49 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    in_this_corner said

    LOL! I sure wouldn't want to ask her directions to the freeway!
    LOL! me neither!
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    Sep 11, 2013 4:57 PM GMT
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    Harry7785 saidPale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan

    Harry, no. This "speech" sucks. Sagan was a charlatan and a hack scientist. He was good with words, that's all.

    The "pale blue dot" harangue had some nice flourishes, but it was empty and unoriginal. Sagan also confused the terms "humility" and "humiliation."

    I don't know anything about him
    but it is right that if you know the character of a person(either the real truth or just imagination) his words and actions will also look the same though the person's intention was completely different.
    From this perspective, I though it as a good speech.
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    Sep 11, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
    Harry7785 saidJust want to share this with you guys.



    From the movie, "The Great Dictator"

    Share any of yours...political, philosophical...


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    Sep 13, 2013 5:06 PM GMT
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    MGINSD said... Recall Janis Joplin's thoughts: "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose." ("Me & Bobby McGee.")...


    Those are, technically, Kris Kristofferson's words.


    These are Ed McMahon's words, and perforce mine: "I did not know that!" icon_cool.gif