Every so often, the speech from The Great Dictator, a film by Charlie Chaplin comes into the fore and is discussed. The film is a satire regarding authoritarianism, of rule, of human beings’ distinct habits of following ‘strong men’.
The most famous of the film is the last speech by the mistaken imposter dictator, where he implores fairness and justice. It’s a message from Charlie Chaplin and the film makers, regarding the then, strong rise of dictators in Europe.
It’s an inspiring speech. A memorable speech. Lets take it as an ideal, apply it with pragmatic efficiency. But never absorb as absolute dogma. For dogma exists on both sides and can be manipulated.
Anywho, here is the speech from Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator: