• etcrr

    Carlie Chaplin was so cool, A man ahead of his time

    • James

      So was Charlie! 😉

    • Da Sandman

      you do realize that is a monologue that was written by the person who wrote the script of the movie, right…? charlie chaplin just memorized it… still, he brought it with great fire and passion in his words.. epic speech

      • Super Fat Bob

        Except Charlie Chaplin wrote most of his movies include this one. So Chaplin actually wrote this, just adding to the epicness of this

      • peteincardiff

        even if chaplain didn't write it (which he probably did), it's his use of emotion, calm, anger, quiet, loud that really brings it to life. Thankyou Chive for showing me this

        • RobK

          @Da Sandman rumor has it that this was not the speech he was supposed to give at the end of the movie and what you saw was Charlie Chaplin *breaking character* and delivering this speech to the world at large, not just to characters in a movie. Besides even if this was scripted it does little to change the power OR truth behind his words.

          • Ryan

            Chaplin wrote produced and directed this film… google is hard

          • Tonay

            meh… half right… ish… It was the speech he scripted, if you watch the original clip (hopefully the whole film, its great) you should pick up that he does not deliver that monologue as the character. That is all Charlie Chaplin. Right before the montage in this video starts, he makes eye contact with the camera. He delivers most of that speech straight to the lens, the audience, you.

    • Frank M

      That's the first time I ever heard his voice!

    • Rafiki

      sadly he wasnt ahead of his time, the way it is today is exactly how it was back then

      • Hugh

        I don't think we are on the brink of a world war

        • Rafiki

          fool, the world is always at war

  • Dan

    I woke up early to work a 5am shift, this just made my day not suck. Thank you.

    • lonin

      I'm crying at work right now, and I don't care.

    • http://www.thechive.com SmokeyMorgan

      Agreed. Chive you rock, thanks for this.

  • Chauncey

    Really inspirational, great vid.

  • Paul


    • swisschiver

      it just gave goose bumps…fucking intense

  • Picard_

    Make it so.

  • chetvik

    goosebumps everytime

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1528091986 Chris Scharff

      Even on the 10th listen in a row.

      • Gloucester

        Every single time regardless of how many times I watch!

  • C-Mo

    Things like this….are what makes The Chive my go-to for the feel-good. Chive On Chaplin, Chive On.

  • Charlton Heston

    Soylant Green is people !!!

    • theeemightybuck

      the lack of thumbs up proves that this comment went over the heads of many.

  • McD

    That was truly one of the greater things I have ever heard.. if only we could actually all unite, as Jimi Hendrix said "Once the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

    • https://www.facebook.com/samuelasquires Sam Squires

      lol. Jimi Hendrix was quoting Sri Chinmoy Ghose.

      • McD

        Just looked it up, not sure if Jimi knew who he was, but he may have, and it truly is dead on.

  • SenorWilson

    Gave me chills.

    • http://renounceapprehension.blogspot.com/ MrRushing

      This video is why I come to the Chive. This is why I "chive on". Every so often a post pumps the heart full of hope, breaking it, releasing it out into the soul. In a world such as ours, it is needed. From men of position and integrity. Men of character. Chive On.

  • i heart boobs

    Check out the Chaplin movie staring Robert Downey Jr, it shows what an intelligent man he was and how the US screwed him!

  • Art

    I got choked up when I saw this on Facebook last week, and I got choked up again seeing it now. Great clip and great message.

  • dwcusc

    This is absolutely amazing!

  • Ezra2

    I have some much to say about this and how its ironic, but imma watch it again.

    • yoEzra2

      What do you mean?

  • i need a goddamn chive shirt

    One of the few truly selfless, meaningful, and beautiful speeches ever written. For its content, and its subject matter. For its purpose. It was not written to help win an election. It was not written to spur a minority. Not for hatred nor to enrage. It is a simple message and it was used in a simple medium but in a profound way. It reminds us all that we must rage against the dying of the light, lest that flame be forever extinguished. Chive on.

    • Doug

      Well said.

    • Eric

      you sir, deserve a goddamn chive shirt.

  • ADL

    If only our world leaders were Chivers….
    Chive on people.

    • the_Dude

      yes that's what we need a bunch of world leaders who are trolls

    • The Chivery

      I know. They'd go from mildly, to EXTREMELY retarded.

      Chive on!

  • http://twitter.com/MikeyWins1 @MikeyWins1

    It was inspirational and at the same time left me feeling completely heart broken… bc that was 1940 and we are in the same place if not worse today. I guess I'm just going to Keep Calm and Chive on.


      I'm not too sure about that. It makes me want to rock the boat a little bit.

    • Billy

      I agree

  • A2_tha_MFK

    What a BOOOOORRRRRIING world that would be, sorry I like it just the way it is, warts and all. Makes everything much more interesting.

    • NicBree

      Of course, it's much more interesting when your child dies for a country's greed. Right on.

      • 20225

        i know you all have such a hard-on for Hunter S. Thompson, so as he put it : "The Sixties were an era of extreme reality. I miss the smell of tear gas. I miss the fear of getting beaten."–Hunter S. Thompson

    • Spocker

      I'm sure it was also boooorrriing for the 6 million Jews who baked in the Nazi kilns at Auschwitz or the more than 20 million at the hands of Stalin, or the 2 million exterminated by Pol Pot, or the 800,000 who perished in Rwanda, or the 400,00 in Dardur, or the 2,819 who died on 9/11.

      I'm sure the families of these victims thought it was all "interesting".

      • Johnny_Doyle

        Wow, can you imagine a world where all those people lived?! Can you picture it? Pretty fuckin crowded huh? (I'm just messing with ya, but seriously the one thing this planet has enough of is people)

        • sadman

          By that reasoning, if you reproduce, you will be a hypocrite.

          • Tijeo

            just goes to show hypocrisy isn't always wrong. deal with it.

        • B45op

          Just think of how many of those people who died would grow up to further humanity the great achievments that were destroyed because of nothing. yes it might be crowded but are we not crowded at the moment anyway.

    • Morgan Freeman

      Douche alert… Douche alert..

    • this guys a douche

      Since you're incredibly ignorant, there's no real reason to respond. I mean did you really write, "warts and all?!"

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000595326758 Bryan Murillo

    Funny how a 3 minute video can completely absolve my terrible day, I don't feel happy or sad. Just at peace.

  • candybars

    Charlie Chaplin was a brilliant, brilliant man.

    • Carter2

      Just like Tyler Durdin

      • 248345

        please don't compare some shitty 90s flick character to an icon like Chaplin.

        • Pwithc

          Shitty? Hardly. Hate Brad Pitt, but Tyler Durden is a great character.

        • http://www.tube8.com CUMM ASS FACE!


          Do you have any idea the concept behind Tyler Durdin? Go READ the book, you ignoramous pile of uncooth shit.
          Yes Charlie Chaplin IS awesome.. AND so is Tyler Durdin. Not saying on the same level . .but Tyle Durdin's Character has had more impact upon people's lives, than your cock has in that fleshlight you use.

          • Andrew


          • MONEY SHOT!

            Who gives a crap about some crappy movie from 1999 about a weedy, friendless, lisping yuppie who loses his mind and makes up an imaginary friend to be his butch buddy?

            • quintus

              You'd think after watching such an amazing and uplifting video, these sort of comments would not be on here, but no. Way to prove me wrong immature chivers. But here is where Charlie got me, you all will mature and not have such a nonsensical argument over something so trivial. So where there was once sadness in my heart, there is now optimism and excitement for your growth.

      • Carter2

        I am pretty sure Meatloaf says Tyler Durdin is a brilliant, brilliant man (maybe just one brilliant) in the movie. It making me think of the quote was the only reason for the comment sorry that you have no room for humor in your life.

    • yeah

      Brilliant…not always. He once said there was no use for spoken words in movies (before we went on to do "talkies").

  • Deccxs

    Pure class

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1064188593 Josh Gorter

    Maybe if he would of just shaved his mustache off.

    • Dubs

      That was a popular style back in the 30s and 40s.. Unfortunately Hitler also fell victim to the "in style" and now because of what he did we associate the mustache with him. I'm sure thousands had that stash during that time.

    • metrocenter

      The Great Dictator was a satire of Hitler. It's a very good movie, you should check it out.

    • Edmund

      Charlie chaplain actually never grew the mustache. It was always a fake.

  • NicBree

    Incredible beyond words. Chaplin always had a message. And this was the greatest of all of them.

    • Dan Turpine

      "always had a message". I'll bite. What were some of them? (I'm a long-time Chaplin fan, and I'm not aware of them, so I'd honestly like to know)

      • Adam

        I do not think the messages were always spoken. As a Chaplin fan, i would hope you agree.

      • My_name?_serioulsy?

        the point is not that he had a message to tell for each movie — an agenda. i think the point is that his movies were never pointless. after you see them, you leave thinking about relevan stuffs, as opposed to only about how funny the movie was

  • Robozombiejesus

    Truly moving. Thank you, Mr. Chaplin. You may have a Hitler-stache, but without it we may have never had this speech.

    • dude

      Hitler had a Chaplin-stache.

      • The_Dood

        I do believe you are correct. I'm pretty sure Hitler saw Charlie's and copied it.

        • Pepermunt9

          actually, Hitler was a fan of Charlie Chaplin, so that's why he had that mustache.

  • Jamie

    This just truly takes your breath away. The speech? Inspirational. The music? Beautiful. The images? Eye opening.

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