Still relevant – The Great Dictator


Tuesday 26 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike


It’s funny how film and history are forever intertwined, and that we don’t seem to learn from either. Charlie Chaplin, the star of the silent film, delivered an amazing speech in the 1940 classic “The Great Dictator”, which, sadly, is still just as relevant today, some 66 years later.

With such hatred still seemingly saturating our world, and so much power still wielded by so few who do anything to remain in that position, from killing to inciting others to do so, and war-mongering, corruption, and numerous other despicable acts. Looking back, dear Mister Chaplin, who always made us laugh, delivered (ok, so it was on film) one of the greatest ever speeches.



11 thoughts on “Still relevant – The Great Dictator

  1. hello uncle spike its dennis the vizsla dog hay dada sez he cud not agree mor!!! ok bye

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  2. badfish says:

    yeah, this is a great scene…stirring, thrilling (and actually, I used it in a post a couple months ago after the Paris thing).

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  3. judy lawless says:

    Reblogged this on Mind Traveler and commented:
    I haven’t had much to blog about lately, but I was impressed with this post from Uncle Spikes Adventures, so with his permission I am sharing it with you. You can read more interesting posts from him at

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  4. Doreen says:

    If only it were so what a wonderful world this would be

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  5. judy lawless says:

    Wow! Do you mind if I re-blog this?

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  6. breakdownchick says:

    Moving speech!

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  7. Sue says:

    Very good – I have never seen this before….the words are well stated

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