So today’s post is going to be a little bit more serious then my usual posts and if you don’t fell Ok with it, feel free not reading it. I recently start my third semester and as you can see from my Personal information I’m studying International relations. So for the past one year of my life everything that I’m reading is about democracy, totalitarism, dictatorship and wars and human rights and many other things. So before few weeks I found a speech by a comedian by the character name of Charlie Chaplin. For me personaly I think this is one of the greatest speeches ever. And the thing that is a little bit sad is the fact that this speech was written 73 years ago and it’s about humanity, love and acceptance for different religions, beliefs and cultures and the fact that all of these behaviors are problems even today 73 year later and we all still not doing anything about solving them.
So for those of you who are interested about this speech you can read it down below. And I will write the speech just the way it is without changing anything:
“I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conyuer anyone. I should like to help everyone possible. Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Humman 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 one another. In this world there is room for everyone, the good earth is rich and can provide everyone. The way of life can be free and beutiful. But we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery 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 humanite. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities life will be violent and all will be lost… The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodnes in man, cries out for universal brotherhood, for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions, millions of despairing man, women and children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me I say: “Do not despair.” The misery that is now upon us id but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. So long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers, don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you, regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think, what to feel, who drill you, treat yo like cattle and use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural man, machine man with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. Don’t hate. Only the unloved and the unnaturale hate. Soldiers, don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty! St. Luke says: “The Kingdom of God is within man.” Not in one man nor a group of man, but in all man. In you! You the people have the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make this life free and beutiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Than in the name of democracy let us use that power. Let us all unite, let us fight for a new world, a decent world, that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old security. By the promising of these things, brutes have risen. But the lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barrier, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight with a world for reason, a world where science and progress will lead to the happiness of all. Soldiers, in the name of democracy let us all unite!“