It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
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...
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
The bulk of the posts on this thread reveal to me that we are starting to get our wings, beginning to understand, to be encouraged, and to start grasping the truth, that there is something infinitely better that is possible, however difficult ot realize. I've grown very tired of all the complaining and the negativity, the apathy and cynicism. It looks to me like we are beginning to make a start, however big or small, however fast or slow, and that's heartwarming. Let all the naysayers simply get out of the way, if all they can do is complain about what is not possible, what's becoming "our lot in life" while the rest of us start imagining what IS possible, and then setting to work to bring that about, even through small acts of kindness, or longer term plans, say for some high school kid now who sees how important it will be for him to some day run for office. We'll get there yet. Chaplin understood this, and in spite of the fact that it hasn't yet come to pass, so must we. Take heart! All is not lost.
Originally posted by LovePeaceNFreedom
In addition to playing the lead roles, Chaplin also wrote and directed the film, so he did indeed write that speech
Originally posted by sliceNodice
reply to post by WhizPhiz
Pleasure loving, egomaniacs, high on their animal instincts and materialistic world, who could drop their empathy and compassion at the snap of a finger. Until that changes, anything reminiscent of utopia will not hold up for long, because there will be those that will choose to tear it down.
Utopia is a leftist vision born out of communism and fueled by the naive youth who see everything for how it should be, and not for how it is.
Originally posted by chillmike420
now, ive been following this thread from it's start, and have been baffled and amazed at the actual footage. for years, i've been seeing more and more accounts and instances that seem paranormal, or on-the-fringe of things, involving Charlie Chaplin, and is starting to make me really wonder about who the TRUE Charlie Chaplin really was.......???
one really odd occurance that almost nobody talks about, and i definitely haven't heard come up in this thread at all, is the weird instance that happened to one of Charlie Chaplin's stunt-doubles, whom was also his friend, when he suddenly disappeared for a week during the filming of Chaplin's film, "By The Sea" in southern california, and was even more mysteriously found, in Charlie's dressing room, by Chaplin himself...!:
Charlie Chaplin used to own several of the large buildings that sit near or along the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles. In the day, these buildings were commonly used as bath houses or lodging for wealthy vacationers. Today, these buildings have been converted to apartment buildings for the local artists, musicians, and other creative types that now inhabit Venice Beach. Incidentally these buildings cradle around the famous Building Number 26 on Westminster Ave. It has been documented in print as well as Chaplin`s films that during the early 1900`s he did much of his filming in and around these properties on Westminster Avenue. In 1915, during the filming of "By the Sea" Chaplin`s stunt double mysteriously disappeared from the film set. Production was put on hold for three days and a full on manhunt was instated. After turning up emptyhanded, it was assumed that the long time friend of Chaplin`s must have quit and left on his on recognizance. The studios that were financially backing the film, were losing money. Under haste, Chaplin was forced to replace his stunt double and continue production of the film. On the seventh day after the disappearance, Chaplin returned to his dressing room after a day of shooting. His dressing room was located in the basement of the now famous Building number 26 on Westminster. It is documented that Chaplin, while accompanied by an entourage, entered the room to discover his stunt double and long time friend lying dead on the floor, wet and covered in seaweed. The man appeared to have been deceased for several days. How he had ended up on the floor of Chaplin`s dressing room after missing for almost an entire week, is still to this day a complete mystery.
....and just knowing that, on top of this really weird and questionable footage, with to my honest opinion and explanations given so far - CANNOT BE EXPLAINED (especially when trying to make out what s/he's actually saying in the footage), and along with Charlie's speech given in the film, "The Great Dictator", (which you can find out more about on ATS here: www.abovetopsecret.com...), and just researching for yourself more into his history.... it starts to paint a very suspicious and odd picture that he might just be more than what he actually ever admitted to being or knowing.... whatever that might be or mean..........????
Originally posted by Archirvion
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
What he speaks of is nothing new. This was a normal thing even 10 000 years before bc