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This speech above is taken from, "The Great Dictator" a movie made by Charlie Chaplin in 1940. The sentiment illustrated in the speech remains true today. So many of the points made by Chaplin can be applied in the political and social landscape we see today.

Chaplin was stalled in the release of the movie. It was thought of as un-American. While at face value the movie was perceived to be a criticism of Hitler and Nazi Germany it also had underlying themes criticizing the agenda of American politics and global influence. Again, the themes remain today. (Here is a link to Charlie Chaplin's autobiography. A recommended read. Goes into the complex and intellectual mind of one of the greatest "funny men" of all time: )

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