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Sir Charles Chaplin: (no) Dictator

On March 4th 1975 Charles Chaplin was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II (“Knight Commander of the British Empire“).

Although widely known as comic actor, I think his role as “The Great Dictator” is one of his best and the final speech is one of the most impressive scenes in film history.

In current times there are quite a number of people who should watch this and take it to their heard. Unfortunately I have little hope.

Bendler Block – Monument German Resistance

“Es ist Zeit, dass jetzt etwas getan wird. Derjenige allerdings, der etwas zu tun wagt, muss sich bewusst sein, dass er wohl als Verräter in die deutsche Geschichte eingehen wird. Unterlässt er jedoch die Tat, dann wäre er ein Verräter vor seinem eigenen Gewissen.”
– Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg

“It is time to do something now. Who dares to do something though, must be aware that he will probably enter into German history as traitor. If he however fails to act, he would be a traitor to his own conscience.”
– Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg