Over two years ago I took a song by famed director/editor from Norway, Lasse Gjertsen. I decided to take his song and put Chaplin’s speech, which was used in the song and put it with the scenes from the movie, “The Great Dictator.” It was a response to people on the internet who were just hateful to people they did not know. This is my reasoning for making the video and my pledge to human kind.
“My Apoligies to Lasse for using his song, “Chaplin Snakker”, which is a wonderful song. The clip is from “The Great Dictator” starring Charlie Chaplin. This video is a responce to everyone who hate too much. For those who put hatefull comments on videos of people who say they believe in God or a higher being. How dare you spread so much hate to others. Are you that unhappy with your lives that all you have left is poison in your hearts. That everyday is a miracle. When you look into the mirror and you see your self, you are looking at a miracle?
We humans, with all our advances in technology to “bring” us closer together are no more civilized than our caveman ancestors. We are just as violent and hateful then as we are now with no sign of changing. Oh, we may go to church or pray and say that we are better, but we are not. I choose to be better, to be more kind to other people, to respect their views, even if I don’t agree with them or believe in their god. I choose to be an example to others of how we could be better towards others, to what we should be after over 10,000 years of evolution and not what we are. I feel pity for those who find it easier to say hateful things that it is to say one kind word to another. To those who wish to see our world be a better place for our children, it starts with you and me. Be part of the solution, not the problem.” – February 18th, 2008
All it takes is a smile, a thank you, a helping hand. Can you make this kind of pledge and hold yourself accountable to that pledge?