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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator is a film done by Charlie Chaplin in 1940. The first scene from the film included here is Charlie Chaplin making an anti-fascist speech. The speech speaks volumes about our political condition today and the need to be ever watchful to guard our liberties and freedoms by safeguarding our humanity. In Chaplin’s time the threat was Nazism. In our time the threat is ambivalence, the allure of narrow nationalism, dehumanization of others, consumerism, faux patriotism and an ignorance of the essential tenants of a democratic republic and why they are critical to our freedom and liberty.

As Charlie Chaplin implores his countrymen to “fight for democracy not for your enslavement.” I ask that you carefully consider your vote and to most importantly exercise your vote and protect the right of others to participate in our great democracy. Its the humane thing to do.

Vote, use it or lose it.

Movie Video Clip: Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator Speech Scene

Movie Video Clip: Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator Globe Scene

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October 27, 2008 Posted by | democracy, elections, movie, soundtrack | , , , , , | Leave a comment