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. 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,
the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
—  The Great Dictator, 1940

By @thought_provoker “In his first speaking role, Charlie Chaplin makes one of the most moving and thought-provoking speeches in history. The Great Dictator, a movie written, produced, directed, and starring Charlie Chaplin, premiered on October 15th, 1940 in New York but was censored in Europe where it was brought out later in 1945 at the end of the Second World War. This censorship was due to the caricature of the Nazis and the present fascists in “The Great Dictator.” At a time when the world seemed to be crumbling, Charlie Chaplin provided a call to action to revive the state of humanity. By accessing a powerful delivery and a very stimulating emotional proposal, he effectively conjures up the deterioration of liberty and energizes his world audience to “fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, do away with greed, with hate and intolerance.” He fully evokes his audience to stand against injustice and to unite together against the “unnatural men”, he provides the world with a reason and avenue to better life for all. YouTube: ‘The great dictator speech’ for full commentary. #thegreatdictator #74yearsago #thoughtprovoker #history #charliechaplin #greatestspeech #unity” via @PhotoRepost_app

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