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A Holiday Message From The Great Dictator

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Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog,

In September 1939, six days after the United Kingdom declared war on Germany, Charlie Chaplin began filming one of his most epic films ever… and the first “talkie” for the silent film star.

It was a courageous project - the ‘Great Dictator’ directly poked fun at Adolf Hitler.

At the end of the movie, Chaplin looked into the camera and gave a stirring speech about timeless principles– peace, mutual respect, freedom from evil men who aspire to lead nations.

This did not win Chaplin any friends in Washington who were keen to maintain official neutrality.

And he paid dearly for it; the Great Dictator was the beginning of an entire decade of turbulent trouble between Chaplin and the US government.

FBI director J Edgar Hoover opened a file on Chaplin and launched a smear campaign to tarnish his public image. The mainstream media quickly jumped on board, accusing Chaplin of being a communist sympathizer.

Eventually they found an obscure law on the books as an excuse to haul him into court and put him in prison.

Chaplin won the trial… barely… but was then roped into the anti-communist witch hunts of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

In his autobiography, Chaplin sums up his troubles with the US government as follows:

“My prodigious sin was, and still is, being a nonconformist. Although I am not a Communist, I refused to fall in line by hating them. . . Secondly I was opposed to the Committee on Un-American Activities– a dishonest phrase to begin with, elastic enough to wrap around the throat and strangle the voice of any American citizen whose honest opinion is a minority one.”

Chaplin reached his breaking point when, as a British citizen, he realized that he would be effectively kicked out of the Land of the Free. As he wrote,

“Whether I re-entered that unhappy country or not was of little consequence to me. I would like to have told them that the sooner I was rid of that hate-beleaguered atmosphere the better, that I was fed up with America’s insults and moral poposity, and that the whole subject was damned boring.”

He moved his family to Switzerland and lived out the rest of his days in an idyllic setting near Geneva.

There was just one problem. The entirety of Chaplin’s substantial wealth was in the US. And he waited far too long– until he had been exiled from the country– to even think about moving some funds abroad.

His rousing speech at the end of the Great Dictator calls for a world free of violence, intimidation, and government control. Unfortunately, we don’t get to live in that world.

We live in a world where ambitious men are willing to do anything to seize absolute power… where they can regulate every aspect of our lives, from what we put in our bodies to whether we can collect rainwater.

They confiscate our hard earned wages at gunpoint. They devalue our savings. They spy, brazenly and relentlessly, on absolutely everyone. They wage senseless wars in foreign lands. They waste. They frustrate. They destroy.

This our reality. The world is beautiful. Life is beautiful. But the leaders of humankind surely make it all damned hard to appreciate sometimes.

That’s why it makes so much sense for everyone to have a little bit of insurance– to make sure that we don’t make the same mistake as Chaplin and hold the entirety of our savings and livelihood in the same country in which we live… and one that is clearly on a downward trend.

This is our consumate focus at Sovereign Man. And with each passing day, the reasons become even more obvious. We’re going to be in for a hell of a 2014.

And now, without further ado, please enjoy Mr. Chaplin’s final speech from the Great Dictator:

 

 


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Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:18 | Link to Comment bdub2
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test

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:20 | Link to Comment Bryan
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You passed!  Now you can sign up for Obamacare.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:00 | Link to Comment SMG
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:31 | Link to Comment BTFDemocracy
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Here's the speech made into a song.. starts @ 1 min

http://grooveshark.com/s/The+Final+Speech+Feat+Adrian+Symes+Original+Mix...

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:05 | Link to Comment 666
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After hearing that speech, I couldn't help but think about John Lennon's song Imagine.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhq-yO1KN8

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:39 | Link to Comment New England Patriot
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That's all well and good, but the answer to men's struggles does not lie in man.

 

The answer to the struggle of man is in the forgiveness of sins, in the liberation of his heart from the bondage of unrighteousness. 

 

This can only be accomplished through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, who gave his own life as propitiation for ours.

 

"That if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9

 

http://www.truthortradition.com/

 

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:57 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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The only power they have over you is by CONSENT. Stop Consenting / contracting with the Criminal Fraud of THE UNITED STATES CORP.

The Criminal FRUAD is based on the bankruptcy of 1933. Birth certificates or your "souls" were placed as collateral to pay back the debt via securitized birth certificates via The Criminal Federal Reserve through to the Criminal IMF.

Goes back further, actually started after the Civli War which, at the time bankrupted The United States For America. Enter the Act of 1871 when the 34th CONgress Incorporated THE UNITED STATES.

YOUR NAME all caps is a fictional Corp. person based on a Criminal Fraudulent system franchised out of D.C. The District of Criminals which are all "in on it."

Ladies & Gentlemen, you've been Punked.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:42 | Link to Comment Patriot Eke
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Organized religion is tyranny.  I do not need real or imaginary kings either.  We are all individual kings and queens, and the only control we need is over ourselves.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:55 | Link to Comment MachoMan
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If only that were the case...  fortunately or unfortunately, some folks need to control others.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:49 | Link to Comment V in PA
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Peace doesn't pay the bills... Bitchez!

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:48 | Link to Comment caconhma
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Charlie Chaplin also was a Soviet spy supporting another brutal dictator Stalin. The fact that the Zionist mass midea wants you to forget.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:08 | Link to Comment thatthingcanfly
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I thought this was a dead issue. The UAAC files have been declassified for at least a decade now. We should all know by now that Senator McArthy was right... right?

McArthy's sin was in challenging the leftist Americans to demonstrate how they were different in any way from our communist enemies abroad - and showing that they could not do it. For this, they coined the term "McArthyism," a bullshit slander against that Senator from Wisconsin. Then communist Arthur Miller wrote "The Crucible" about it, and generations of schoolkids (myself included) got to read about how evil the whole thing was.

But we're all past that now, right?

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:24 | Link to Comment NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  But we're all past that now, right?

No,  now instead of a commy in every bed we've got a trrrsss in every bed and "patriots" supporting the likes of the NSA: because we can't be free from the trrrrss unless the government is allowed to know everybody's business.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:54 | Link to Comment Loose Caboose
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You forgot a "c".  It's McCarthyism.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:53 | Link to Comment thatthingcanfly
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I'm a stickler for grammar; and I hate it most when I myself misspell words. Thanks for the correction.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:36 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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Two things about McCarthy and McCarthyism:

1) The problem wasn't with communists or any other ideology in government. The problem was with the huge, out of control and criminal government that is the US government. If one doesn't have that, then one does not care about ideology.

2) McCarthy is indicative of the problem of above--he was an out of control sociopath using government as his bully tool to silence and ruin people while using same said government to shield himself from the repercussions.

Or put another way: Does anyone really care about the ideology of their mugger or rapist?!

Freedom is the opposite of government. The more government, the less freedom.

 

"Warning: The objects on the walls are merely shadows of reality."

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:49 | Link to Comment macholatte
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the pendulum swings.........

 

Two things about Obama and Obamanism:

1) The problem wasn't with republicans or any other ideology in government. The problem was with the huge, out of control and criminal government that is the US government. If one doesn't have that, then one does not care about ideology.

2) Obama is indicative of the problem of above--he is an out of control sociopath using government as his bully tool to silence and ruin people while using same said government to shield himself from the repercussions.

Or put another way: Does anyone really care about the ideology of their mugger or rapist?!

Freedom is the opposite of government. The more government, the less freedom.

 

"Warning: The objects on the walls are merely shadows of reality."

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:28 | Link to Comment PoliticalRefuge...
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.."Warning: The objects on the walls are merely shadows of reality."..

.." Not everyone who comes to the rabbit's cry comes to help".. HL..

Problem is too many of those who venture out of the cave then make the choice to enter back in then use that knowledge to bludgeon those who have only seen shadows their entire life..

and that's the problem with a democracy, it's how the true brutes of society become our leaders.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 20:24 | Link to Comment Clowns on Acid
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" The problem wasn't with communists or any other ideology in government.".....Ahmmm yes it was....

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 18:22 | Link to Comment Zero Point
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Must watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpSPqaD6iOo

Starts getting fascinating at around 2.50

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:48 | Link to Comment Jannn
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 20:18 | Link to Comment Clowns on Acid
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coward.....

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:21 | Link to Comment NitneLiun
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I though this was going to be about Obama.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:19 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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It is not about the inept dictator, it is about the great dictator.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:39 | Link to Comment NitneLiun
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Right. My bad.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:53 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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Good, now that we have that cleared up, we can continue with business as usual:

 

Fuck You Obama!

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:48 | Link to Comment rational
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lol, its always about why you should buy gold

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:27 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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"And so long as men die, liberty will never perish." -CC

That is an interesting point.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:49 | Link to Comment john39
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the transhumanists are working on that issue.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:48 | Link to Comment New England Patriot
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In futility.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:44 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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you're the gardener, you know

death is necessary to keep living

it's the ultimate form of no free lunch 

we're not losing our liberty, we're letting people buy it from us

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:26 | Link to Comment Gringo Viejo
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Leaders? Not mine. They may consider themselves such and have power backing them as such. But for me...as Heinlen said..."You can't conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him."

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:28 | Link to Comment putaipan
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another dictator's closing speech - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUSiCEx3e-0

not comparing the two. and actually, my favorite line was- "where are the enemy camps?" !!!

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:34 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:43 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Allow me to flag what will outherwise be (undoubtedly) overlooked:  They all have ironed and CREASED jeans.

That says it all.  Priceless.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:49 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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Of course Adolf took the white ones

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:31 | Link to Comment maskone909
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didnt know chaplin was a straight G.  reading stuff like this really illustrates what is taught in the system isnt the whole story.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:50 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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One of the most fascinating things I learned about Chaplin was during my immunohematology class. It was presented in court that the paternity test brought against him by Joan Barry was utterly false! He had an ABO exclusion, the only technology available at the time. Even so, he was forced to pay child support. That simply blew my mind. Goes to show science always takes a second seat to powerful people determined to destroy you.

Miffed;-)

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:32 | Link to Comment PoliticalRefuge...
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crimes of omission are same same crimes of commission..

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:41 | Link to Comment nightshiftsucks
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Wow who knew,one more reason why I love zerohedge.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:40 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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At this point I'd take Hitler instead of Obama.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:55 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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Be careful what you wish for.

Miffed;-)

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:25 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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shes coming in 2016

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 19:25 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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Thanks Miffed, it seems we already do.  Just in black face.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 19:35 | Link to Comment scam_MERS
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Klink, didn't you already get your wish while you were at Stalag 13? Burkhalter would appove of your comment. Hogan!!!!

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 04:47 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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Yeah but it weren't for those meddling kids and their giant dog!

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:41 | Link to Comment de3de8
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Government and corruption,can't have one without the other, past,present and future.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:10 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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The inherent problem with almost all political ideologies is that they do NOT account for the nature of Human Nature.

They are doomed to inevitable failure when they are built on the "best in man" notions.  Notions, which are pure utopian fantasies.  When the System discounts or ignores human nature, it becomes inefficient.  To maintain the system's rule in place, it must grow in complexity and cost.  And, in so doing, it will consume more energy and resources than is possible to maintain the artificial gravity of its ideology.  Eventually, in due course of time, it collapses, as it must when it runs out of fuel.

Democracy seeks to allow for Human Nature, when working properly.  Even our modern forms of "democratic" government have their limitations and natural life span.  As a post-industrial society that is hell-bent on carrying along its countless ignorant, weak or non-contributing members, we don't like to admit to the uncomfortable truth that...

"Democracy is not for the dumb, weak, cowardly or lazy.  Democracy takes the constant effort and courage of an informed populace, to keep the Checks & Balances in place and proper working order."  What we see around us is the crumbling infrastructure of a Democracy that has lost its requisite attributes of survival, that has lost its Checks & Balances.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:55 | Link to Comment MachoMan
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Yes, inevitable...  the problem is that we must implement a government that prohibits some natural behaviors, due to their imposition on the less powerful...  in short, the problem cannot and will not go away.  I also have serious reservations about the practicality of a democratic political system when voting with our wallets and feet is every bit as meaningful (if not more) and the political system is always beholden to the economic system...  democracy (the literal act of voting) is soon enough reduced to a token event, especially when the legislative process is nothing more than rubberstamping proposals by powerful men.  Democracy definitely seeks to allow for human nature...  sometimes the kind that ought to be disallowed.

There isn't an answer...  it's mostly just a choice between lesser evils.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:28 | Link to Comment CPL
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Here's the weird thing.  Freedom doesn't require any form of government if people actually respected the word Freedom and understood the cost to it.

To my knowledge, I don't believe it's been properly explained to anyone with satisfaction as what freedom in terms of Open Source is. 

Externally it looks like a mess, 2 million guys running around accidentally nailing together some code and buidling operating systems, software, games, processes, new frameworks of thinking.  Externally that Open standards universe seems entirely contrary to the accepted idea of "how productive good things happen but everyone does it for free" even works.  It's entirely mystifying to some how does it continue?

Here's how freedom works.  The costs to this freedom are really well defined.  It costs the disposal of bad ideas.  That's it.  Since everyone using open source, indirectly or directly, benefits from the removal of them, then the entire community benefits.  The reward of continious improvement and balance of ideas met with progress. 

Now how do people choose what they want to do under the open source banner?  Anything they damn well like to.  If they want to make a widget to count jelly beans.  They can.  If anyone uses it, meh, it's up to the person that made it to strut their stuff.  Maybe the jelly bean counter turns into a spreadsheet because another guy really likes a library the other guy released from a piece of the source the original guy wrote.  The people usually respect each other enough to promise beers to people that probably don't even live on the same contenient, or even the same language.  To further the anti-snatching attempts. 

The source tools (Trunk SVN, Tortoise in *nix unverse, Source Safe in Microsoft Universe) in the Open Source community are in place to make sure someone isn't sneaking away with your source under your nose.  It's called mapped dependancies, or more commonly known as spaghetti code.  If someone grabbed a piece, unless they've got the time/resources to rewrite everything, it's easier getting toothpaste back into a tube than attempt reverse engineer an open source product without derivative...bugs.

That's how Freedom works, it uses natural systems that most people instinctively follow in terms of sharing the bounty of sharing.  It doesn't start easy or fast, but once it gets rolling.  Everyone shows up to play in the band of Merry coders and the largest OS market on the planet if including all appliances from fridges to firewalls to TV's to medical equipment.  The responsibility is huge to make it work and heightens the scrutiny.  As mentioned the pay is nothing except more interest stuff to look at, tinker, review, play with that may or may not work well.  If it doesn't, don't use it and look for a better idea.

If what anyone does in their life, it should be something they actually love enough to do it for free. 

People that want to consult a professional on the process of loving their jobs enough to do it for free ( I hope is the case) would be your Mom's.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:43 | Link to Comment MachoMan
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Freedom requires a government because rational actors will seek to punitively impose their will on others for their personal gain...  the freedom you're wishing for looks a lot like somalia.  Granted, the government we create inevitably gets too large and complex...  and tends to do the same things we're trying to prohibit, e.g. exploitation of the less powerful (e.g. tossing out the bill of rights), but I digress.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 20:17 | Link to Comment Clowns on Acid
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Oh, y'mean like the $18T deficit ? Is that within the Checks and Balances?

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:44 | Link to Comment CPL
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>>Unfortunately, we don’t get to live in that world.

Free will and perspective determines the world you choose to live in.  It appears living in a Consumer driven warlike society that entire foundation based on murder and theft is what everyone wants.  Why?  Because they empower it with little bits of paper that have as much fiduciary value as a bag of sand on a beach.  When those don't work, they use bullets.  When those don't work dogma pops up instead of ideas.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:56 | Link to Comment ZH11
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His wife moved most of the funds out of the US after he did a runner,  including sewing gold into coats which I know will get all you libertarian hard.

No fucker lives in Geneva with no cash, and he refused to come back to the UK because he didn't want to pay the taxes, which in the end showed once and for all that he was no communist.

 

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment darteaus
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Not wanting to pay taxes shows you're no communist?  REALLY?!

Then I must be a communist, right?

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 20:15 | Link to Comment Clowns on Acid
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Wow. Such a simple mind, how did you manage to log in ?

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:02 | Link to Comment mofreedom
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Communists don't want to pay taxes, they want someone else to pay taxes

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:00 | Link to Comment MachoMan
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Exactly...  have too many otherwise intelligent people converse like this:

Them:  Everyone is complaining about tax increases.  I really wouldn't mind paying more in taxes.

Me:  Well, nothing is stopping you from donating more money to the treasury this very minute.  How much additional money are you thinking about giving?

Them:  Well, I haven't given any and I'm not planning on donating anything.

Me:  Exactly...  now shut the fuck up.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:33 | Link to Comment Teknopagan
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fresh air

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 18:25 | Link to Comment August
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The only card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA that I ever got to know personally made a point of keeping his cash in an unreported and untaxed account in the Channel Islands.  That way he could keep his assets out of the greedy hands of the capitalist swine of the US government, and US bankers....

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 14:56 | Link to Comment Cacete de Ouro
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Great speech.......makes the Teleprompter-in-chief look like the chicken-shit that he is

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:03 | Link to Comment The Old Man
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I've seen this Chaplin speech many times before. It was too bad the politico's of his time, not unlike the same in our time, berated him for what truth his speech held. 

What I think he describes, in its' bare essence, is that we are all "Great Dictators" of our own individuality and purpose. As in his era, our era reflects the same, with the same leadership faults "we" have placed in office, the same lies that perpetuate throughout the system, and the same apathy and pathos of the "free" citizen. And greed is always the paramount vice.

As in his time, they still don't want any "Wake Up!" speeches or disclosures.

When we all become "real" Great Dictators of our own souls and being, things will change. Until then, the circus is back in town on it's cyclic voyage through humanity.  If 2014 brings "any" kind of change, where humanity can finally breathe a deep sigh of relief, sail freely within the winds of time, then "we" will have realized fully that "we" are the only lynchpins of that change.

Best of Luck and Happy New Year to all of you!

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:32 | Link to Comment the grateful un...
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there isn't any more we. the saleability of a candidate had almost nothing to do with any group of individuals. the politicos of his time saw Chaplins speech as a tepid attack on fascism, while they were marketing fascism as absolute evil, (later they would market international communism the same way) and the sign of the double cross is a bit too close for comfort, and america's political (populist?) and economic support of germany, (and the point at which the double cross was made, and all the german brain trust has defected or was defecting, just as americans now want to pull their money out of america. do you believe in america or yourselves?). of course no one knew about the death camps (right) until the allies liberated germany. (otherwise we might be seen as culpable) obama is a poor liar, which is to say he doesn't do it very well, but this is a remarkable age, in which we can see everything going on. the only people who don't believe in conspiracy theories don't know 2 +2 = 4. i don't need LUCK i have an HFT trading platform, and the consent of those who govern to use it.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:35 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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But we all know that 2+2=5.  That's what we've been taught.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:07 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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A great example of a Terrist.........

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:13 | Link to Comment the grateful un...
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couched in irony, one cause is about as good as another i guess. this is a speech obama could make, and not feel conflicted because he has a split personality. to accomplish this you become the thing you despise in order to defeat that thing, you have to be a racist to end racism. of course you never end racism or corruption and so you are remembered for that. chaplin speech is nuanced, he is listening to the things he is saying and you can see him reacting. at some point in time one of these guys will declare war on himself, and blow us all up.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:33 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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I fear that Chaplin's solution to the problem is still the only viable solution to the problem, pack up and leave because it is going to take a few lifetimes to clean this shit up, if it ever gets cleaned up.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:35 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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and in 1946, if one was against modern thievery, I mean modern banking because you hated the evil banker Mr Potter in ''Its a Wonderful Life''.......your government thought you a communist........The Rothschild propaganda has been laid on thick and heavy......

''The anonymous circle of screenwriters targeted both the writers and the film itself. 'It's a Wonderful Life' and other films were targeted under a film regime designed by Ayn Rand, the 'Atlas Shrugged' writer who has become an icon for some libertarian conservatives in recent years, according to Aphelis.''

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2528752/Was-Its-Wonderful-Life-r...

 

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 18:06 | Link to Comment New World Chaos
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Based on the timing of Atlas Shrugged, its content is likely to have been influenced by Ayn Rand's lover, Philippe de Rothschild.  Some conspiranoids believe the whole book was a psyops.  If so, I think Rothschild had multiple goals: 

  • Stop people from realizing that ultra-capitalism is just another, slower, road to serfdom.
  • Destroy faith in God.
  • Provide Gordon Gekko types and their useful idiot right-wing synchophants some invigorating religious fervor for their false God.
  • Promote the BS propaganda of trickle-down economics.
  • Get people to accept that the "right" intellectual elites should run the world and use it like an ATM.  They won't get corrupted because they are superheroes or something.
  • Promote the idea that the "right" elites can remake the world by triggering a major collapse, while they hole up somewhere.  (Personally, I think the elites will come out worse off.  Go Galt!)
  • Pin most of the blame on the lower classes and the nanny state, while saying little or nothing about the much more insidious evils of the monetary system, the police state, secret societies, Zionists, etc.  She must have known about such things.
  • Put up a banker as a hero (Bwahahahah).  Yes, a lot of her villains were CEOs.  So what.  Just shows we need to breed a new race of superhero CEOs (Bwahahahah).

 

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 20:36 | Link to Comment malek
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I call bullshit on several fronts.

You are using a lot of terminology of class warfare. If your arguments were true, you could easier explain them without using those terms.
You hold up a non-descriptive "faith in god."

My personal opinion of shortcomings in Atlas Shrugged are:

  • In the book all intelligent people are good, only half-dumbs are the bad ones. Great deception!
  • Humans are social animals, they need contact (social and bodily) to not die inwardly. Ayn totally ignores that point even though she shows great examples of it (like Rearden craving for appreciation from his mother!) Physical achievements can never completely replace those.
  • The solution is a little bit like the treehouse dream most people had some phase in their childhood: you can back out in a sanctuary and no one is going to come after you. Hilarious.

However overall the book has much more strong and very valid points, above all the effects of socialism (or tragedy of the commons, if you prefer)

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:37 | Link to Comment Inthemix96
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You know what it is?  We, from many different countries, many different languages, religions, beliefs and customs, you know what my friends?  We are not that different at all.  We each want whats best by ours, by us, our families and our friends, we are no diffrent to each other at all.

The shit that we vote for would have you believe otherwise.

In these most trying of times I can give you this, and I hope many of you would stand with me in it.  I will not, can not and would never fight or be forced to fight those I have no qualm with, either here, or there.  The only people who deserve my fury, and if truth be told yours, is the bastards who run shit house show we call democracy, the very bastards who expect you to sacrifice and expend your kin while they profit.

No more my friends.  The pond needs cleaning.  We have allowed these cunts to marginalise those who are no threat to man or beast and expect us to die for their claims of empire, greed, profit, and their further gain at our expense.  Not on my watch you hateful cunts.

Its time.  The time is here, the time is now, and the time is upon us to stop these bastards before they kill us all.

I will never raise my hand in anger, unless it is upon the lawless state that has ruined us all, for greed, avarice and wanton power over their fellow man.

This fucked off, piss boiled bastard of unimaginable hatred will cut you cunts into bite sized pices for me dog before he fights for you cunts.

Belive it you NSA, GCHQ cunts, you go first, and mark my words, they will judge you.  We all will.

Fuckers.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:02 | Link to Comment headhunt
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Your sign off is the condensed version of your rant and says it all.

Fuckers.

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 11:21 | Link to Comment fedupwhiteguy
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I believe that Snowden's revelations of the NSA's intrusions was the final straw. Our Alamo moment, the drawing of the line in the sand, has now finally come. It's time to decide which side of the line you want to be on. Your desire to wait to rise up when the right moment happens is a flawed, flawed excuse. For that future (or past) incident is always handled by the elites sycophants inside and outside of each rebelling movement.

I've stepped over the line to fight back. This will not end without Pb flying about. I've stepped up preparations to become more mobile and will be joining with like minded liberty lovers for actual solutions. When is your moment going to come?

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:38 | Link to Comment css1971
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I came to the conclusion several years back that the biggest problems are caused by "leaders". We should save our greatest suspicion and skepticism for our own "leaders". Leadership should be a painful and unpleasant experience, kick, balk and berate them at every possible opportunity. The word "leader" should be despised, as it is in Germany.

It is always and everywhere about power and control. We are going to see plenty of propaganda from our leadership in the relatively near future about the Chinese, the Russians probably much as we are already subject to propaganda about muslims now.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:44 | Link to Comment Save_America1st
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Starring Barry Soetero as "The Great Dick-Taster"

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:45 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Allow me to ask the "awkward" question:  Is God not the ultimate "Dictator"?  As is Death. 

Except that we are not taught/brainwashed to have to "kiss Death's ass" for all eternity.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:50 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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Do dictators allow free will? I think not, therefore GOD is not a dictator.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:55 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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Health Insurance and ObamaCare save lives.  All you need to do is sign up and you'll never die because it saves lives.  At least the marketing says so.  So in the end does it really save lives or do people still die?

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:30 | Link to Comment darteaus
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GOOD ANSWER!

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:06 | Link to Comment MachoMan
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Who says you have free will?  Further, if you're punished for following your free will (hell) or incentivized to behave as god wants (heaven), then do you really still have free will?

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:18 | Link to Comment darteaus
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"if you're punished for following your free will (hell) or incentivized to behave as god wants (heaven), then do you really still have free will?"

You have free will whether to jump off a cliff or not.  The decision is yours.  After you jump off the cliff, however, your free will may insist on levitating back up to the top of the cliff.  But that's not going to happen, and you will experience consequences for your choice-your exercise of free will.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:51 | Link to Comment MachoMan
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Are you confusing consciousness with free will?  Who says there's an actual decision-making process with jumping off a cliff?  Are the voices inside your head you, your subconscious, or something else?  Of all the examples of free will, committing suicide is probably at the bottom of the list. 

Again, did you choose the preferences you have in life?  Your taste buds?  The music you're drawn to?  entertainment?  Hobbies?  Do you have free will if the possible choices you have in virtually every decision-making situation are incredibly narrow and limited, sometimes/often binary?  What if these preferences were made before the age of reason?  Can we rewire ourselves?  Does this get easier or harder over time?  Is this something directly tied to our intelligence level?  What if we're not particularly bright?

For most folks, every day is routine, monotonous...  is this free will?   

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 20:26 | Link to Comment darteaus
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I didn't bring up "consciousness", so I can't be confusing it with free will.

I also didn't bring up "an actual decision-making process".

I also didn't bring up "voices", "subconscious" or "something else".

I also didn't bring up "suicide".

I also didn't bring up "preferences", "taste buds", "music", "entertainment", "hobbies", etc.

I did write about the decision to exercise your free will.

I think you're misreading my response, because I didn't say anything about what you seem to be objecting about.

Take care.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 21:11 | Link to Comment MachoMan
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Yes...  do you think the fact that you haven't mentioned them might be an issue?

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 23:17 | Link to Comment darteaus
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Good one!

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:49 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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Much better version of same speech from Chaplin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKpYBbl4NkM&feature=related

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:56 | Link to Comment RiverDrifter
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If Ron Paul had half of Chaplin's speaking talent, we'd actually have a great President right now instead of the self-perceived HNIC who has never held a real job in his entire life.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:22 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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I will sidestep your comment.  But you raise and interesting, if perhaps an academic question:

"Does a person who has always worked for the Government in some form (in its military then politics), constitute a person who has 'never held a real* job'?"

* If by 'real', we mean "Having the personal and economic courage to test one's skills and merits in the open, the free market of the Private Sector?" 

For the record, my personal view/contention is NO.  A person has not had a "real" job if they have avoided the Private Sector and have always been on the Government payroll.  The rationale is simple and based on the Founding Principles of the USA:  Limited-term of Public Service, be it in its Military or in its Public Office.  Somewhere along the way (ever so slowly), the notion of being a Permanent Public Servant took root and now seems the fashionable Norm.  But it has not always been so.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:02 | Link to Comment MachoMan
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Dr Ray Stantz: Personally, I liked the university. They gave us money and facilities, we didn't have to produce anything! You've never been out of college! You don't know what it's like out there! I've *worked* in the private sector. They expect *results*.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:44 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Having nice, dual Government Pensions + Benefits in his pocket (as MD in the DOD and as Congressman), and now working in the Private Sector as a Speaker, Ron Paul can be said to have a ‘real job’.  Even if said “real job” is wholly built on his multi-decade Public Sector career.  At that, it’s a still a job in lobbying for “less government”, ironically enough. 

Some might even argue that if he wanted less government, he could/should have stopped running for Congress years ago, and opened or joined a medical practice.  This would be a valid claim, if we are to have “intellectual integrity” when it comes to our own, rather than just being selective and flagging “their” weaknesses.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:57 | Link to Comment Cannon Fodder
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"Sovereign Man"  -  yep that just triggered some NSA red flag algorithm..... drone strike in 3...2....1....

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 15:58 | Link to Comment headhunt
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Chaplin was funny when he could not speak.

Given the chance to speak he shows what most of us know, the left believe in 'sharing' the wealth (yours) as long as they get to keep theirs.

The very rich, the verry poor and the very lazy are always for sharing your wealth

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:08 | Link to Comment e2thex
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..................................... 

No one mentions that the far Right and the far Left at their extremes are indishinguishable from one another. It's called Totalitarianism.

and

War is obsolete. All China needs to do is supply another ten thousand new Walmarts and wait for us to rot from within. How does 2050 sound?

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:10 | Link to Comment adolf
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Everybody knows there can't be any peace until israhole is nuked out of existence and the Jewnited States of America goes the way of the dodo bird.

 

Until that happens humanity will never have peace.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:31 | Link to Comment Teknopagan
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The other Adolph helped facilitate Jews to emigrate to Palestine as late as November 1938 as the ideals of the Zionists and National Socialists were very similiar.

 One of the problems they had in transferring their wealth was the inconvertibility of the Reichmark becuase of the boycott of German goods since 1933

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:53 | Link to Comment walküre
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Bullshit

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haj_Amin_al-Husseini

Switzerland was a gateway to convert Reichsmark and transfer or store Jewish wealth. Several Jewish banks in Germany were very much connected to London, Zurich and NY as well.

For example

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal._Oppenheim

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.M.Warburg_%26_CO

Even with all the money Hitler spent on the war effort, these banks survived to this date. Warburg even the biggest bank in The City after the war.

It's business. Tell me who won the wars and came out ahead and I tell you who the biggest crook is.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:09 | Link to Comment steveo77
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Many battles to be fought simultaneously....Fuku'd up is one of them.

When the corium reacts with the cement floor, the number of really bad isotopes increase a lot.   The strontium goes up 10 times more than what it would be in a reactor contained melt down (not a melt through).

They build these reactors with 6" steel walls, and then 100 holes in the bottom to make the system work.    What kind of freakin sense does that make to have a machine like that!   If you can't make it safe, don't make it!

Here is an article on just how bad strontium is.    My good buddy got Leukemia, and went from triathlon competitor to dead in under 7 months.

http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2013/03/strontium-bogeyman-exists-w...

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:15 | Link to Comment adolf
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Look there are consequences to everything.  You people celebrate the "heroes" who bombed beautiful Germany into submission as the "greatest generation."

 

And now you live in an ugly, Jew run, collapsing empire.

 

You get what you give!

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:13 | Link to Comment Cannon Fodder
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"hold the entirety of our savings and livelihood in the same country"

or to change the question up a bit, what other currency would people recommend? Swiss Franc? Swedish Krona? Canadian dollar? What other currency is immune to the risk of the dollar/US collapse?

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:26 | Link to Comment darteaus
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Not saying that "The Dictator" isn't prescient, or that CC isn't a great/brilliant artist in the film medium, but I am saying the man had flaws-serious flaws:

He supported the Communist Soviet Union: "His political activity had heightened during Second World War, when he campaigned for the opening of a Second Front to help the Soviet Union and supported various Soviet–American friendship groups." - "Chaplin and American Culture", Maland, 1989

He had an insatiable lust for young AND UNDERAGED women

"Chaplin claimed intimacy with 2,000 women in his life. Tactfully alluding to his own promiscuity in My Autobiography,"   http://www.chaplinalife.com/photo_essays/05.html

His marriage to 16 year old Mildred Harris as a 29 year-old: http://www.chaplinalife.com/photo_essays/07.html

His marriage to 16 year old PREGNANT Lita Grey as a 35 year-old: http://www.chaplinalife.com/photo_essays/08.html

His marriage to 18 year old (by 1 month) Oona O'Neil as a 53 year-old: http://www.chaplinalife.com/photo_essays/09.html

He abused his power to coerce aspiring actresses into sexual relations: http://whale.to/b/hollywood_sex_pests.html

He made serious Hollywood enemies when "Chaplin joined forces with Douglas FairbanksMary Pickford, and D. W. Griffith to form a new distribution company –United Artists, established in January 1919."  Note:  I don't consider creating his own studio a flaw, but pissing off the Hollywood studios means they-and anyone associated with them-won't lift a finger when you're under government attack.

Admire the film, admire the actor, but despise the man.


Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:25 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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+1 for your research.  Thx.  But, if we are to intellectually honest right across the board...

1. The Christian religion is based on an UNDER-AGE "girl", called Mary.  /Having had sex with a Space Alien or Starship Captain who calls himself God, doesn't make it better. /sarc

2. If we are to use the Norms of the Mary's day, girls were deemed women at age 13 when they were of child-bearing age, and they typically got married at age 14, 15 or 16.  Talk to "God" for making them fertile and horny at 14, but don't complain to the rest of us.

3. Many polygamous Mormons (where polygamy is making a comeback, and is shown on Cable/Sat TV) have old guys (>50) marry young women (aged 16-18).

So, for all these reasons, the rational part of my brain -- not the emotional brain that's been programmed by the church, state or MSM -- would say:  Bravo Charlie!  If it's legal and she's willing, who are YOU to dictate Terms and 'Rules of Engagement'?

p.s.  Did you know that Chairman Mao was alleged to have had a 'fresh' virgin every night?  That means that there are LOT of little Maos and Maoettes (now all grown) running around China.  But, don't worry, when our Neo-feudal Lords resume full autocracy over the US, polygamy will be officially sanctioned and guys like Larry Ellison and Donald Trump could have kids with many wives -- if they could stand parting with all the Money.  Buffet and Gates, on the other hand, are natural monogamists. 

And there are PLENTY of guys in Inner Cities, who have sired (not 'fathered') offspring with various women.  Women and offspring who now live off the various levels of Government (food, housing, education, health care).  You got the integrity and balls to get "indignant" about this group of people?  Just asking.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 20:07 | Link to Comment Clowns on Acid
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way over your skiis dude...

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 20:23 | Link to Comment darteaus
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You need to get beamed up immediately!

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 20:52 | Link to Comment emersonreturn
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he made serious hollywood enemies....

 

i don't see how it's a serious flaw to form a distribution company to challenge the hollywood oligarchs?  chaplin wrote, acted, directed, occassionaly wrote the music, why shouldn't he have realized he didn't to be screwed by the distribution?

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 21:03 | Link to Comment darteaus
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FTA: "Note:  I don't consider creating his own studio a flaw..."

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:36 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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The problem with his speech is that it doesn't attack the root of the malice that he speaks about: The banksters and their fraudulent money.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:37 | Link to Comment MelvilleSaysNo
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"This did not win Chaplin any friends in Washington who were keen to maintain official neutrality."

 

Baloney.  FDR was working night and day behind the scenes to get the US into WW2 so he could help out his good friend Joe Stalin and the Communist cause in Russia.  In Fact, a better term for WW2 is 'The Crusade to Save the Soviet Union'.

This guy doesn't know what he's talking about.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:48 | Link to Comment reader2010
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What is Chaplin’s peculiar gift? It is his power to stand for a sort of concentrated essence of the common man, for the ineradicable belief in decency that exists in the hearts of ordinary people, at any rate in the West…The common man is wiser than the intellectuals, just as animals are wiser than men. Any intellectual can make you out a splendid “case” for smashing the German Trade Unions and torturing the Jews. But the common man, who has no intellect, only instinct and tradition, knows that “it isn’t right.” Anyone who has not lost his moral sense—and an education in Marxism and similar creeds consists largely in destroying your moral sense—knows that “it isn’t right” to march into the houses of harmless little Jewish shopkeepers and set fire to their furniture. More than in any humorous trick, I believe, Chaplin’s appeal lies in his power to reassert the fact, overlaid by Fascism and, ironically enough, by Socialism, that vox populi is vox Dei and giants are vermin.

-George Orwell, All Art Is Propaganda: Critical Essays

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 19:25 | Link to Comment 22winmag
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Amen brother... see you in the streets and in the trenches.

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 20:55 | Link to Comment Big Johnson
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And we can all hold hands and sing songs together in the Lilly valley.... Fuckin Communist.

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