The IEET posted Charlie Chaplin’s speech from The Great Dictator.
I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor – that’s not my business – I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that.
We all want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone…”
Search your heart. How did these words make you feel? Is there hope?
If these words strike you as ridiculous, what kind of world does that leave us?