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The Great Dictator Speech by Charlie Chaplin

In 1940, Charlie Chaplin wrote, directed and prouced a political satire comedy-drama. It was Charlie's first true sound film coming from an era where silent films in America were popular. Charlie Chaplin played both leading roles as a ruthless fascist dictator, and a persecuted Jewish barber. 

The Great Dictator’s Speech

  "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 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 good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.   Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed…