Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….
The video below features the speech Charlie Chaplin made in The Great Dictator, a 1940 American satirical political comedy-drama film that stirred controversial condemnation of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini’s fascism, antisemitism, and the Nazis. It gets you thinking about life’s important questions and the role man has played in the evolution of our dying planet.
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