大师的良知

I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor.
That’s not my business.
I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone.
I should like to help everyone:
Jew, gentile, black man, white.
We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that.
We want to live by each other’s happiness, not misery.
We don’t want to hate one another.
In this world, the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has
goose-stepped us into bloodshed.
We have developed speed but have shut ourselves in.
Machinery has left us in want.
Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness, hard and unkind.
We think too much and feel too little.
More than machinery we need humanity. 
More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness.
Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be
lost…  
The aeroplane and radio have brought us closer.
These inventions cry out for the goodness in man, cry out for universal
brotherhood, for the unity of us all.
Even now my voice is reaching millions, millions of despairing men,
women and children, victims of a system that makes men torture and
imprison innocent people.
To those who can hear me I say, do not despair.
The misery upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men
who fear the way of human progress.
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took
will return to the people.
So long as men die liberty will never perish.
Soldiers, don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave
you, regiment your lives, tell you what to think and feel, who drill
you, treat you like cattle and use you as cannon fodder.
Don’t give yourselves to these men, machine men with machine minds mand
machine hearts.
You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men!
You have the love of humanity in you. 
Don’t hate. Only the unloved and the unnatural hate.
Soldiers, don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty!
St Luke says, “The Kingdom of God is within man. “
Not in one man nor a group of men, but in all men. In you!
You have the power to create machines, the power to create
happiness. 
You have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this
life a wonderful adventure.
In the name of democracy, let us use that power.
Let us all unite, let us fight for a new world, a world that will give
men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age
security. 
Promising these things, brutes have risen.
But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!
Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. 
Now let us fight to fulfil that promise!
Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers to do
away with greed, with hate and intolerance.
Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress
will lead to the happiness of all.
Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us unite!
 
影片结尾的演讲收录在此,很难想像这是一部40年拍摄的电影,那时候日##本还没有偷袭珍珠港,美国还没有宣战。
而我在查阅资料后发现,希特勒竟然是卓别林的影迷,所以他们竟然留着相同的小胡子。
 
而且据闻希特勒也看过此片,而且不止一遍,看完之后一言不发。
卓别林曾对友人叙说他原以任何代价去换取希特勒对影片的看法。
然而,这两个外形极为相似,而性格迥异的人,一生未曾谋面。
 
由于误传,希特勒一直以为卓别林是犹太人,其实不是。
此片之所以能有如此大的魅力只能归功于一个人——卓别林,归功于他不畏强权的勇气和那份永不泯灭的良知。

I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor – that’s not my business – I
don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if
possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one
another, human beings are like that.
  We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s
misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world
there is room for everyone and the good earth is rich and can provide
for everyone.
  The way of life can be free and beautiful.
  But we have lost the way.
  Greed has poisoned men’s souls – has barricaded the world with hate;
has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
  We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in: machinery
that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us
cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too
little: More than machinery we need humanity; More than cleverness we
need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be
violent and all will be lost.
  The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The
very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness
  in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all.
Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of
despairing men, women and little children, victims of a system that
makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me
I say Do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing
of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the
hate of men will pass and dictators die, and the power they took from
the people, will return to the people and so long as men die, liberty
will never perish…
  Soldiers – don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you,
enslave you – who regiment your lives, tell you what to
  do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat
you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder!
  Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with
machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not
cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You
don’t hate – only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural.
Soldiers – don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty!
  In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written the kingdom
of God is within man – not one man, nor a group of men – but in all men

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