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Excellent imagery to go with the words, and an Album Leaf tune :)
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Charlie Chaplin lays it out: one planet, one future.

"I'm sorry but I don't want to be an Emperor, that's not my business. Idon't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone ifpossible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another,human beings are like that.We all 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 roomfor everyone and the 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 natureof these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out foruniversal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reachingmillions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women and littlechildren, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocentpeople. 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 bitternessof men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass anddictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to thepeople and so long as men die [now] liberty will never perish.
Soldiers: don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and 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 as cattle, as cannon fodder.Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machineminds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You aremen. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate, only theunloved hate. Only the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers: don't fight forslavery, fight for liberty.In the seventeenth chapter of Saint 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, the people.You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy let's 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 you the future and old age and security. By the promise of these things,brutes have risen to power, but they lie. They do not fulfill their promise,they never will. Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, 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!. . .
Look up! Look up! The clouds are lifting, the sun is breaking through. We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world. A kind new world where men will rise above their hate and brutality.The soul of man has been given wings, and at last he is beginning to fly.
He is flying into the rainbow, into the light of hope, into the future,that glorious future that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up. Look up.
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It was very controversial because Chaplin who was notorious for taking 4-10 yrs to make a film was getting a lot of press from the late 30s until the film's release just before Pearl Harbor. Most of the world was in the appeasement phase with Hitler and Chaplin was one of the only people to call him out.

My favorite Chaplin film is City Lights. It's really good.
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I'm wondering how people are setting up and defining their circles beyond what's already provided by G+...any good links discussing this?
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Alex Steffen originally shared:
“The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.”

- Thomas Paine
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Great Stuff Exchange is going gangbusters - anyone have more stuff lying around your office? Going on at SCE 1st floor until 2, now's your chance...
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PhD Student at the University of Vermont. Systems explorer. Biophiliac. Optimist.
Just getting started with a PhD program to study the intersection of nature, people, technology, policy, and complex systems.
  • University of Vermont
    Natural Resources, 2013 - present
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Urban Planning & Policy, 2007 - 2009
  • University of Vermont
    Psychology, Geography, 1999 - 2003
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