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Wow...Came across an INCREDIBLE & haunting video speech by Charlie Chaplin

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posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 08:37 PM
Sounds like a propaganda film. Oh, it was!

posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 09:47 PM
reply to post by DimensionalDetective

great video,
it made me think about how far man has come with technology but, little,when it comes to the further development of society for the greater good of all...
a must play for all TV channels. now would'nt that start a revolution.!

posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 09:52 PM
reply to post by DimensionalDetective

PLEASE TELL ME......Did ANYONE else get the creeps by how infrequently he blinked his eyes.?????

Did anyone else notice that?

posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 09:58 PM
reply to post by MagesticEsoteric

Seriously...could someone else review the clip and give me their thoughts on the whole "lack of blinking" thing that I happened to notice??? Really weird in my opinion and just wondering what others think about it.


posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 10:23 PM
reply to post by hypervigilant

Please don't impugn a great American patriot like Senator McCarthy. Most of the things you were taught about him are absolute lies, typical historical redaction by the communists still present in academia.

You would think the Venona papers would have finally educated the West to the extent that communism and their liberal allies have infiltrated and destroyed America, but apparently the brainwashed are unwilling to listen to the truth.

posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 10:50 PM
reply to post by DimensionalDetective

Thank you for sharing




posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 11:16 PM
Very cool indeed.
Who would have thought Chaplin would have anything to do on ATS 2010?

posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 11:40 PM
reply to post by Asktheanimals

The Great Dictator was released in 1940, so production probably began in 1939. Either way, it was before America entered the war. Many Americans were opposed to getting involved during that time, and this was especially true in Hollywood, where most of the studio heads were Jewish guys who had a considerably successful market in Germany. Very few people were willing to rock the boat, so anti-Nazi movies weren't really being produced yet. As such, along with WB's Confessions of a Nazi Spy and MGM's The Mortal Storm (both of which are airing on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday) this was one of the earliest films to address and openly oppose Nazi Germany's aggression.

In addition to playing the lead roles, Chaplin also wrote and directed the film, so he did indeed write that speech.
edit on 4-12-2010 by LovePeaceNFreedom because: additional info

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 12:57 AM
Absolutely great! Wow, that was really an amazing speech to come from one who is forever known as silent! Just think what he might be able to do today in these times to change things! Powerful speech, powerful voice as well.

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 02:09 AM
absolutely amazing. its just to bad that more people dont think like this

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 03:35 AM
It is a good speech, but check something even more amazing from teenagers in UK.

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 04:33 AM
I just had to put my thanks in here as that was awesome to see.

Also well done everyone for putting your wee bits of info in, really enjoyed reading through it all.

Much peace to all.

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 05:20 AM
wow that was an amazing speech. we are lost arent we...

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 05:46 AM

Originally posted by HIStory Indeed
A fellow by the name of Dan Reed who put out a couple of terrific albums you may never have heard of put this piece to song. Here's the video, I find it all quite inspirational...

That is a strong video, thanks.

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 06:51 AM

Originally posted by 0bserver1
Wow great find.. A man so funny with non verbal acting! But can speak so loud with a lot of compassion for the human kind.. It could be a todays speech to the world!

One of the best links ever THANK YOU FOR THIS GREAT FIND... What a passionate man... Seems very spooky... Just as though he is speaking across time to us all now... I

if he was talking on a street corner today....... You can bet Homeland Security would section off his area with military tanks and arrest him for being a "terrorist".... Ahhhh that all Americans would stand up and fight, fight, fight for our rights... But wait... there is a "black Friday sale at the mall and stuff is real cheap......"

Oh, America the fallen....

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 07:30 AM
reply to post by DimensionalDetective

I know one liners arent so good but all i have to say is wow. Inspriring!!

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 09:26 AM
Had not seen this before so thanks for the post.

Chaplin was not the first to play Hitler on film. That honor goes to Moe Howard of Three Stooges fame.

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 09:50 AM

Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
This is a rare clip where the usually silent actor speaks in a format which eerily could describe what type of world we find ourselves in today, and how to overcome it.

He addresses the fight against tyranny, the war-marchine, and inhumanity and greed.

It almost sounds like something straight out of "1984" or "V for Vendetta", and yet this was made decades before either.

Quite a beautiful and inspiring speech...Gave me goosebumps! Thought you guys might appreciate and enjoy it as well...

Why is this speech haunting?

2nd line

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 10:02 AM
Honestly, the whole time I was kind of hoping that someone would walk across the background with a cell phone in their hand..

Hol moley I almost fell off my chair laughing!!

I was thinking about that guy I think they were short of background actors, needed someone to walk by, chose that guy and he was embarrassed to be wearing womens clothes and was blocking his face.

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 10:54 AM
Some of what he says here is good, but it's those little things that get slipped in that fly right by our critical thinking at times. We would do well to remember that democracy is not what the writers of the constitution gave us. They gave us a republic. A democracy is what our leaders of today, and obviously Mr. Chaplin as well, want us to think we are a part of.

Do away with national boundaries?
Isn't that one of our problems right now? Our servants in DC not protecting our national boundaries? And some wanting to do away them completely? And having millions of people here illegally? Draining our economy? Yep. Sounds like the answer to me.

Not to be a party pooper. But I think everyone should listen to this again with their critical faculties turned on.

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