Friday, June 22, 2007

98 / Weebles fall

I'm sorry, but I don't 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 possible - Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there's 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, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little.

Seas are dry
Catfish fly
The sun spins ‘round the earth
And the way we’re living is the only way

Weebles fall
Thai dry chillies cool
The earth spins ‘round the moon
And the way we’re living is the only way

We’ll close our eyes
Recite our daily lies
Get high, so high
We’ll self lobotomise

Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me I say, "Do not despair." The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass and dictators die; and the power they took from the people will return to the people and so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a decent world.
In the name of democracy, let us all unite!!!

Charles Chaplin // The Great Dictactor // 1940
Slovo // Emilianna Torrini // Weebles Fall
Green tree @ a park somewhere in Geneve // Spring 2003