Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Charlie Chaplin's ‘The Great Dictator,’ a Sad Commentary on Our World

I am 80-years old. Over the years, I have heard versions of this same rhetoric—here by Charlie Chaplin but most of the time from presidents and world leaders, religious leaders, winners of the Nobel Laureate peace prize, celebrities and others—time and time again. Seventy-seven years later nothing has changed. Seventy-seven years from now nothing will change either. Sad commentary on our world. We talk about it but we don't unite to make it happen. Instead we accept men like Donald Trump, who does not possess one endearing quality—politically, morally, or ethically—to lead . . . that apparently too many of us would want our children to emulate, and we accept "alternate facts" and "truthful hyperbole" as being acceptable as fact.