Imran Khan cannot only act, direct, fight the bad guys, romance the girl and dance, he has another talent – writing. In his weekly column for the Hindustani Times Imran writes about all sorts of things: some filmi, some funny like the “battle” with PC over a hacked column and some serious. One of his most recent columns was a call to arms and he urged his readers to join him in fighting “to free the world and do away with greed, with hate and intolerance”. Here are some highlights from that amazing piece.
The column was a quote by Charlie Chaplin from the film The Great Dictator and its message is to “Look Up”. Chaplin as Hynkel – Dictator of Tomania says in that speech that, “We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone.”
It goes on to say that it is people who have the power.”You, the people have the power; the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.”
The speech is a calling out to all people to free the world and to make it a better, happier, kinder world. “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. In the name of democracy, let us all unite! Can you hear me? Where ever you are, look up! The clouds are lifting! The sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light! We are coming into a new world; a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed, and brutality. The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow. Into the light of hope, into the future! The glorious future, that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up. Look up!”