The genius of Chaplin. Back in the 40's, critics thought his message came straight from a pipe dream.
Today, we can say that these critics were living in a pipe dream of their own.
His message is clear and its something we all want. Let's not forget to "fight" for it.
He did not blink his eyes during speech and said:
"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, ......."
His speech made me awake of what is going on right now. This man is unbelievable. It's amazing how strong this speech is. It's been decades, and it is as strong as ever. I find it scary and ironic, that this was made so many years ago but applies today more than ever. National barriers cannot facilitate governance, they only interrupt the natural flow of life, of which people are inescapably a part of. They facilitate capitalist interests and you're right, the EU, the African Union, the emerging Pacific Union and the coming American Union- are examples of how the few elite ARE taking over the world. Barriers in any form, make possible the hoarding of resources, and as a byproduct, determine who is "free", and who is not.
Borders of nations that we created are not natural. This is a human act onto things to separate us from the rest. There is always a misconception about politicians and governments. They are not your leaders they are your servants, they are there to manage our affairs.
How I wish everyone would be born blind in this world. So that we won't be able to see our differences. We won't be mesmerized by sparkling things. And we would live with the help of one another in a world of darkness where there is hope. Human beings are born perfect. The only thing that make us imperfect are these judgmental eyes that we have.
For ever this speech will be simple and clear .. .. He choose to speak after 10 years, in 1940, but today we have to choose Very moving... from someone that lives life in the movies, using laughter to bring joy to everyone. Give anyone else chills ? Something about the reckless passion of his appeal went far under the skin, what a timeless performance. Still applicable and just as beautiful today- amazing