Sanders-Clinton: Chaplin’s Timeless Message.

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. 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 aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men – cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world – millions of despairing men, women, and little 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 is 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. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …..

Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel! Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men 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! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” – not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power – the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Then – 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 age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they 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 barriers – to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

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A President’s Integrity: Will America Overcome Clinton’s Lies?

By Jerry Alatalo

aaa-27Alphabet Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are seeking the office of President of the United States. Thus far in the campaign, nobody, not one single American, has been able to point out an instance where Bernie Sanders deliberately lied to improve his chance of winning or manipulate the minds of voters. For voters paying attention, Sanders’ personal integrity represents possibly the most important human quality and character they wish to see embodied in the person sitting in the Oval Office.

On the other hand, Hillary Clinton has told a number of major lies about Sanders:

  • Weeks ago, Clinton and daughter Chelsea unleashed a completely calculated political attack on Sanders questioning his stance on universal healthcare for all Americans, using fear tactics and implying doom for healthcare if Sanders became the nominee – when his clear stance has consistently been “health care is a right, not a privilege” and that “every major country, except America, has provided healthcare for all its citizens”.
  • During the Flint, Michigan debate Clinton lied about the government bailout of the auto industry – in Academy Award winning fashion feigning moral outrage that: “I voted to save the auto industry – (with eyes straight ahead, her face assuming an angry emotion, left arm and index finger pointed at Sanders) and he didn’t”
  • In the Miami, Florida debate, Clinton attempted – with full knowledge of Sanders’ being the member of Congress who has been most outspoken in opposition to the Koch Brothers and their political philosophy – to convince viewers that Sanders had somehow gained the endorsement of the Kochs.
  • In that same Miami debate, Clinton painted an image in the minds of viewers that Sanders supported right-wing extremists, “vigilantes”, who take up arms against immigrants at the border between the United States and Mexico. Sanders responded strongly, essentially calling out and implying Clinton’s lie was not only ridiculous but immoral.
  • Coming full circle on the issues where Clinton has lied about Sanders, once more this time it’s healthcare, in St. Louis, Missouri she told the crowd how she “gets a little chuckle…” (think Meryl Streep), painting in the minds of voters that Sanders was nowhere to be found in 1993/94, and disingenuously creating a profoundly fictitious contrast between her and Sanders’ true resolve and determination on behalf of all Americans.
  • Her persistent refusals to release the transcripts of her speeches to Goldman Sachs are in reality acts of lying to the American people by omission.

She’s lied to all Americans – again, and again, and again…

Ms. Clinton, and here it’s important to repeat – seeking the office of President of the United States, seems to have (think George W. Bush) “misremembered” that Bernie Sanders was standing right behind her, within an arm’s length.

During history’s most famous courtroom trials, the revealing of lies told by witnesses becomes the point where the case becomes finalized and settled, clear to all observers, and justice prevails. As the 2016 campaign moves forward, the only real and serious question which the American people must ask themselves is this:

Is a habitual liar acceptable for the position of President of the United States?

(Thank you to The Big Picture RT)