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Monday, January 09, 2012

The More Things Change...

Happy New Year! I have not forgotten about Go Retro; I've just gotten busy again with two jobs and I'm almost done with a new post that will hopefully go out this week. In the meantime, I saw the following clip shared on Facebook last week and found it very moving because it's still relevant in the year 2011. It's from the 1940 Charlie Chaplin movie The Great Dictator (combined with more modern footage.) This speech takes place at the end of the movie and some believe it's one of the greatest ever captured on film. I certainly thought so.


  1. sorry you lost me as a visitor to your blog with this video.

    Showing US Presidents while discussing Slavery?! Images of US soldiers in Iraq while discussing Fascism?

    How droll. Bye-

  2. You obviously missed the entire point. Good riddance.

  3. I'm sorry newguy didn't get that, holy cow I'm sitting here with goosebumps on my arms! Thanks for posting that Pam, haven't seen that movie in 20 years but his wonderful speech (with those images) was just awesome.


    What a great message to start 2012 with, Happy New Year Pam. :)

  4. Doug, thank you, and thank you for getting it! I have never seen this movie but I will admit seeing this clip makes me want to watch it at some point. I didn't even think of the post coinciding with the New Year, but it's perfect. Happy New Year to you, too!

  5. Happy New Year to you too, Teena!


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