On this inauguration eve, like so very many in this country and around the world, I am feeling an overwhelming, inarticulable sadness. Often it does feel as if we learn nothing whatsoever as a people — ever — that we have to continually reinvent the wheel. 416 more words
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Thursday 19 January 2017 - “The Great Dictator” speech, and Noam Chomsky, inspiring hope to see beyond Donald Trump’s presidency
With only hours to go before Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America, the future for the people of the United States and the world seems bleaker than for a long time. 1,325 more words
When Keith Britton got in touch and said he would like to be Charlie Chaplin playing Hitler in The Great Dictator I had some reservations but when he told me that it was the film that people were watching when the bomb dropped on the The National Picture thankfully all 150 people escaped and there were no casualties. 234 more words
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“You, the people, have the power…”
“You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.