“Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! 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 world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!”
Sometimes, I want to listen in a loop this speech of a visionary and deeply humanist artist. Every word is still so present, so relevant. This speech still manages to bring shivers down my spine. I hope this will remain on YouTube in spite of copyright issues. Because this is way beyond copyright matters. This is an open source plea for a more humane world and an apologia of freedom. And we’re desperately in need of this today. Still.