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Greatest Speech Ever Made

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posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 03:10 AM
Couldn't find another place to post this. Feel free to move it.

Humanity needs more love.

posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 03:20 AM
a reply to: AGustOfWind312

I liked that, amazing when he says " we have lost our way "...that was in 1940.....

Humanity running in quicksand.

posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 03:38 AM

posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 03:39 AM
That was truly inspiring. Although, if I am correct-Charlie Chaplin was quite the Socialist-especially during his final years.
That was purely elegant and heart-rending.

posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 03:40 AM
I thought Charlie Chaplin was supposed to be funny.
That wasn't funny.

Kind of sad. In a way.

edit on 10/6/2016 by Phage because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 03:42 AM
a reply to: scubagravy

When i read the headline i knew which speech is meant!
Because, you are right, it´s one of the greatest ever recorded.
I love the following version with the Hans Zimmer theme, it´s even more emotive and memorable:

And it´s scary, he was influenced by the Hitler/Nazi Deutschland time, but it fits almost one to one to our times now.
Parents should show their kids this video every day...

posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 03:51 AM
a reply to: AGustOfWind312

He forgot do away with religion . Or did i miss that . I am neither black or American but this speech takes some beating .

posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 04:57 AM
It's been a long time since I first saw it... have seen it a dozen times ever since.

Still brings me pain to see humanity in such blindness. Nothing has changed, dunno if something will change. Maybe it'll keep getting worse. So much suffering in this world and most people are too busy surviving and "making it" to ever unite to this modern world madness and make a change.

Sad reality indeed.

posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 05:56 AM
it's good, but it's no Crispin's day speech

posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 06:18 AM
a reply to: BlueShaman

I couldn't help but think, while listening to that speech, how the majority of peaceful people in this world can support or elect leaders who don't espouse to these beliefs. We have two presidential candidates whose moral characters are flawed and destructive.

We should be ashamed of ourselves for defending either one of them. We're just pawns in a chess game.

posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 07:26 AM
My favorite speech is the one from Independence day

We will not go quietly into the night.

We will not vanish without a fight,we will live on

we will survive , today we celebrate our Independence day .

posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 07:48 AM
That is great... I consider this one to be just as great.

posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 07:56 AM
a reply to: AGustOfWind312

For those who don't want to click the link or can't see it, here are the words. It has always been inspiring to me, even more so I suppose, given the unlikely source.

The Great Dictator's Speech

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 - not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. 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.

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. .....

Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you - enslave you - who regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you - diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. 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 don’t hate! Only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Then - in the name of democracy - let us use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give men a chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!

Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

Be inspired.

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