“The power they took from the people will be returned to the people”. Charlie Chaplin’s character at the end of the film The Great Dictator is mistaken for the autocratic leader of a fictitious European country who is about to address his troops who have invaded a neighboring country. Chaplin’s imposter seizes the opportunity to declare that he (as the dictator) has had a change of heart. He then delivers a monologue exhorting the troops to not let themselves be treated as cattle, not let themselves be used as cannon fodder, and with the love of humanity in their hearts, to fight not for slavery, but to fight for liberty.
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