The Greatest Speech Ever Made

I cannot improve upon the title of this presentation as articulated by its publishers thus I simply re-posted. This excerpt was taken from the Charlie Chaplin film, The Great Dictator and it resonated with every fiber of my being. I hope that upon a careful listening of Mr. Chaplin’s words, you will be fortunate enough to have a similar experience.

In our modern society, Randian notions of humanity as merely a concatenation of private projects dominate the philosophical landscape. These views stress independence over interdependence and indirectly endorse the subjugation of my bretheren to achieve my own ends. In short, I am NOT my brother’s keeper. Has this thought paradigm yielded the maximum benefit for humanity?

I humbly request that you examine the state of affairs within the world in which we live. The scourges of racism, addiction, violence and child abuse continue to plague our societies. We have become hollow, self-serving, self-maximizing automatons as life system after life system on our planet is decimated. Has this brought contentment and happiness to our individual lives? Or, will happiness abound when we get the next model automobile, or the next promotion?

I shall leave the reader to independently arrive at his or her own conclusions.  I merely state that a world of finite resources cannot support an infinite growth paradigm. It is the opinion of this blogger that mankind is capable of so much more. The future is yours to mold amigos. Opt not for inclination to Cain’s heresy.

One love,
HJ

“In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.” – Robert Nesta Marley

 

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About H3nry J3kyll
Vincit omnia veritas (using an obscure Latin heraldry motto makes one seem kinda learned and distinguished).

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