What future do you wish to create?

To assist you in making your resolution for 2015, here is an abbreviation of The Barbers Speech, rich in wisdom, from Charlie Chapmans film The Great Dictator, 1940

 “I'm sorry, but I do not 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 it is possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live with each others 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 and caused misery and bloodshed.

We have developed speed but have shut ourselves in. Technology that has given us 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 technology we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities all will be lost.

In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within you.”
...not in one man or a group of men, but in all men. In you. You the people have the power
...the power to create technology. 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. 

Let us use our power for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth the future and the elderly security. Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, hate, greed and intolerance.

Let us unite in kindness, gentleness and happiness."

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