Monday, April 20, 2009

A Modest Proposal: Anti-Fascism Day April 20

I don't know whether there is such a day on April 20 (the day Hitler was born). This is Holocaust Memorial Week, but it seems we should also have a day to rally against the attitudes and political habits that generate intolerant and arbitrary government. This great speech by Charlie Chaplin, from the film, The Great Dictator, is relevant, even over 60 years later (in fact, Chaplin's call reminds me of the ideas of Martin Luther King, jr--read his "Beyond Vietnam" speech, in which King talks about the need for a revolution of values)

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1 Comments:

At 9:14 PM , Anonymous Lani said...

Wonderful post. I'd not heard this before.

 

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