Did you know Charlie Chaplin made a movie with sound? That made fun of Hitler? In 1940? I think this is like my Orson Welles moment years ago where it’s common knowledge–but I just found out about The Great Dictator.
And I found out about it because the big speech at the end is maybe even more relevant 65 years later:
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.