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Originally posted by SheopleNation
This video has been posted here many times. However, I never get tired of watching it. It's timeless and it touches anyone who has a heart. ~SheopleNation
Originally posted by six67seven
reply to post by Lightbringer38
Yes, and it makes you wonder... will we ever get it right? Can we really change? Are we evolving, or devolving? Is it possible to attain peace and a sustainable society? Because this speech is from 1940 and we've been fighting evil for millenia.
I don't mean to be cynical, but I feel we have many millenia to go. There are too many problems that we seem to be able to solve here with our fingertips, but really it just creates more arguments... some would call it debate, but let's not kid ourselves. Most of us only show compassion for merely seconds each day, most would rather be labeled a winner than be humble, most want more rather than appreciating what they have. I am included. This cannot be turned around overnight, by shrinking government, by giving to charity, by volunteering.
If it is even possible to live with no leaders and get this 'humanity' thing right, you and I won't see it in our lives. And that's not to say that we shouldn't try, because we should. But realistically, we have a long long long way to go.
Question is - will we ever get there?
edit on 27-12-2011 by six67seven because: fix
Originally posted by sunshinesmile
Did the words in this video really come from a Chaplin film made decades ago? Wow. Just to show you the more things change the more they stay the same. Humanity still fails on many fronts to be humane. We all know as human beings we a capable of great good, and indeed there is a lot of good and wonder in this tired world, but man also chooses still to wage wars both massive and minor in the pursuit of what? I've always been amazed by the fact one despot can take his people to war, but we, as one person feel we cannot do anything to change the world for the better. It's so true that all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
Originally posted by googolplex
And I always thought Hitler was a bad guy, this must of been in his younger years, before he became hardened to the fact things were not going his way.
God bless each and everyone.