The great speech was a parody of Nazi Germany - before the horrors took place - otherwise it would not have been tolerated as a parody. If a similar speech was given today - eliminate the parody reasoning of course and modernized just a bit here and there ... how would it be received by the American public and how would that candidate fare? Just a question or take the discussion on any route you choose. I do note it's historical context towards the Jewish but I would like the speech to be applied more broadly - more worldly as it would apply today. I don't want to take away why it was written is what I am saying respectfully - but I think it's a great topic for today's world. You the People have the Power! - YouTube LYRICS: http://luis.impa.br/chaplin.html For historical context go to 'Reception' portion here if interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Dictator Interesting speech, film and worthy of discussion adapted to today's world. Yes we are a democracy but we are also a bit dictatorship if the speech is taken literally. Some things we have a say in but others like militarily we have little to no say at all. Politically we seek answers but we are also to blame for the worlds mess - we want politicians to solve the mess for us because we blame them for the mess - we have a share in the mess also because we crave many of the conveniences that help cause the mess. Chaplin calls it - it could be written today - minus the parody - it's not needed to apply.