posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 11:49 AM
Chaplin was a very prescient man. He literally spelled out how things would expire in '37 to '45. Yet, due to the lack of media-access in a greater
part of the world, his warnings came too late and/or had too little permeation in the general psyche. Added to that, he angered a lot of
power-brokers, because he saw through them.
Mc Carthy closed America for him for good. Luckily we can still see his works, read about him and learn from this wise vagabond. He was the court
jester, but his messages where always there. While people laughed about his antics,(his "sauerkraut unde ther grosse wurstchen" speech in "The
Dictator", where he imitated Hitler to a pinch, still has me in stitches) he succeeded in implanting small tidbits of wisdom about power, humans and
In our times, where the world is constantly teetering on the edge of total financial collapse thanks to the misguided "Bust-Boom" religion of
Wallstreet, his words still carry the same gravitas as they did in the 30's.
His one message was: Do not give in to violent impulses when threatened, but fight the threat by banding together as a species, see each other as
persons, not stereotypes. Do not solely expect technology to fix all (something futurists like Ray Kurzweil, however intelligent and well spoken, tend
Go down to the nucleus of it all: Man and his/her inate ability to help, appreciate and love eachother.
I like to believe that charity is our natural impulse, not destruction and hate.