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

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posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 11:09 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...

I had seen this speech a while back and its what triggered that thing inside me to want to be different than everyone else. You have no idea how much this helped. Check out some of my threads, its based off this speech. I cannot believe this speech isn't replayed again and again in the military, being a so called democratic society. Its BS mate, this stuff just makes me feel that sense of hope that someone said it so early on.

I love you guys, all of you, even if you don't know me.

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 12:44 PM

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.

Great post-I agree with everything you said here.

Real change begins within, by changing our beliefs of what is possible, and not being limited by conditioning of what is not.

It takes much energy to keep fear, hatred, division, and intolerance alive. It does not take much energy to be kind to each other. All it takes is moving out of our egos and minds, and back into our hearts and compassion for our fellow man.

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 06:52 PM

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

He also financed it through his film company United Artists......he would have been bankrupted had it not been successful. Nobody was willing to finance it, so he did it himself.

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 08:23 PM
Wow, great post, and great video.
It was truly inspiring and deep, I never thought he could talk so loud.

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 10:17 PM
reply to post by drkid

I love you too.

Thanks for sharing the love, friend.

posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 11:55 PM
This might drag the thread down, but are we aware that the WWII wasn't started in Europe with the annexation of Alsais Laraine, France. But by Japan by they're invasion of Manchuria. I have seen no evidence that supports war funding to the Japanese who actually started the war. This is historically accepted to be an official start of WWII, as Japan left the League of Nations and violated the New York or Washington D.C, naval conference. (can't remember the city, but it was to be a deterrent to naval build ups)

posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 04:55 AM

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.

It is youths' duty to rebel against the strictures of our current society and to reject the status quo - without 'naive youth who see everything for how it should be' we would never progress. Isn't it bizarre that seeing things for how they should be can almost be equated with stupidity? The youth have comparatively clean minds, and more importantly - they have the energy.

Unfortunately our youths' minds have been drugged for more than 20 years now - either with chemicals (legal or illegal) or with propaganda. The only change wrought against any establishment occurs when the student classes and the middle classes unite to effect that change. The middle classes have also been drugged...with 'feel good' coc aine, and a ridiculous 'war on terror.'

posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 09:22 AM
Elements of the speech were great, but the parts about "doing away with national borders" wreak of New World Order Marxism and I cannot abide them. This world is freer when the various cultural groups are permitted to live according to their own ways in their own lands, whilst respecting the right of others to do the same. Then again, perhaps we need to investigate the word "border". The way borders are controlled and manipulated is wrong, but the freedom to designate areas to varying cultural groups is healthy.

posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 04:44 PM
Chaplin speaks eloquently and passionately in this video.

I would like to get others perspective on something here. Do you think the way Chaplin was speaking was accepted by the viewing public or do you think he spoke above their heads, in both concepts and vocabulary?

Growing up my father was a great orator and an enthusiast in regards to the proper use of a language, regardless of which language. In his high school and (1957 - 1960) public speaking, Latin, poetry and many other aspects were taught as part of public school language curriculum.

He would always question my education with language (or what he saw as a minimum standard of comprehension and mastery) with surprise in the Eighties regarding how lax my high schools expectations were. Of course it sounded like the old "When I was a kid" speech, but with the topic of education he was sincere in his shock about what was not being taught and what was not expected.

In summary, if this speech were given today would it be above the common mans level of understanding and comprehension? Would the majority of Americans shrug 20 seconds into the speech and walk away actively not listening?

posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 01:28 AM
Having seen "The Great Dictator" on one of Ted Turner's movie chanels, I am anxious to get a DVD of it and Chaplin's "Modren Times", They generally come as a pair.

The "Great Dictator" would have been even greater in color, the cops had RED pants and the train from Aroma was PINK. Some color home movies from the set still exist showing these things.

I saw a partial restoration of Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" (with a rock score) in the 1980's. Good comment on the dehumanization of man by industrial machines. I must compare it with "Modren Times" by Chaplin.

Chaplin, in case you forgot, was married to Ouna O'Neil, playwrite Eugene O'Neil's Daugter.

I have a WWII vet friend who was with a bill colector friend in Hollywood before the war looking for Dashel Hammet ("The Maltese Falcon", "The Dane Curse") who owed some money. They never found Hammet, but they saw Chaplin mowing his own lawn. My veteran friend later was an MP at the Yalta conference and (correctly) described seeing Joseph Stalin up close and personal.

posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 01:45 AM
I can barely believe it's real... What a great clip and what a great speech. Thanks for sharing... And I'm glad I can bump this thread with this comment..

Long Live Mr. Chaplin. His spirit lives on.
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posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 03:19 AM
amazing. s+f ty for the bump.

posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 03:27 AM
reply to post by DimensionalDetective

A fantastic speech if ever there was one and, ironically enough, a fitting call for a New World Order of sorts. That's one of the reasons why I never understood total opposition to the idea of an NWO. Charlie has it right here, let's abolish national boundaries which tend to only tear the human race apart and give us reason to fight, let's make a new world.

Many will think he's ahead of his time but in truth it is difficult to be ahead of your time when so very little changes. Greed, the rich getting richer and the poor poorer, that's the story of human society and civilization. My guess is that there were people making speeches like this in the very first civilizations and, unless we grow up and mature as a species, there will be people making speeches like this in the very last civilization.

posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 06:46 AM
reply to post by DimensionalDetective

Amazing speaking voice! I would have never known!!! Charlie Chaplin continues to surprise, and impress me!

posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:28 AM
reply to post by Titen-Sxull

I have often thought myself that the world would be better without borders. I thought this way since I was in my youth -- a very long time ago.

Now, however, when I think of my Southern neighbour, the USA, with their addiction to guns, their desperate fear of socialism, and their passion for locking people up in prisons, I think to myself that the border serves a purpose. I don't think I could cope with their way of life at all. Borders come with both problems for humanity and solutions.

It is the border that enables Canada to be truthfuly a "kinder, gentler" country.

Without the borders there would either be chaos, or everyone would be subject to some centralized and homogoneous set of rules. Who would dominate that central body? Chances are it would be the current big players - the Americans, Chinese, Israelis and the Russians.

The ideals of places like Canada, Norway and its neighbours would be lost. I definitely would mourn that loss of freedom.

posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 09:26 AM
reply to post by DimensionalDetective

thank you for a wonderful post.
i will forward the video to as many people i can.


posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 05:16 PM
reply to post by DimensionalDetective

What he speaks of is nothing new. This was a normal thing even 10 000 years before bc

posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 08:29 PM
I posted this in the Charlie Chaplin time traveller cell phone thread, but thought it'd be pertinent to repost here as well, just to get your guys' overall thoughts on the mysterious, unknown side of the man we know as Charlie Chaplin........

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:, 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..........????

posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 08:29 PM

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

True, but it has been lost for the past couple of thousand years plus.

We do need to go back to the ways of our ancestors, the way that humans lived before the ruling classes, and class warfare came to be. When all were equal and lived in harmony with each other and the earth.

posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 02:38 AM
reply to post by DimensionalDetective

It's crazy that he's dressed up us Hitler yet I am agreeing with everything he says. Maybe that's not so far from the truth with the 3rd Reich. People were brainwashed, used as pawns in something they didn't understand, then were hunted down by Mossad because they participated in something that was forced upon them via mind kontrol techniques. The 20th century really is a treasure trove of endless insight into the human condition. That may sound a little trite, but I don't care, it's the truth.
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