Celtic Riverside – The Online Journal of James Keenan

It’s a Small World – Love Each Other

Just a quick entry today to satisfy some thoughts on my mind. Charlie Chaplin perhaps said it best, so I will open with him once again and then proceed to a simple message, presented in as many languages as I could manage translations. The translations are likely crude as I am not fluent in most of those languages, but the spirit of their inclusion is that technology allows us to bridge gaps in culture and language unlike any time before. (Please feel free to correct translations or add languages if you find one missing!)

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 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. 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. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men – cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all. 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. …..

Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel! Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” – not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power – the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Then – in the name of democracy – let us use that power – let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world – a decent world that will give men a chance to work – that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!

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!

Note: The flags below are for visual reference only to assist with locating specific languages – they do not refer to specific countries

Listen, support, and love – we are stronger together. 🇺🇸 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇬🇧

“Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.” – JFK

E hoʻolohe ikaika, kākoʻo, a me ke aloha. 🇺🇸

Koute, sipò ak lanmou – pi byen ansanm. 🇭🇹

Éist, tacaíocht agus grá – níos láidre le chéile. 🇮🇪

Èist, taic agus gràdh – nas làidire mar sgioba. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Gwrando, cefnogaeth a chariad – cryfach gyda’n gilydd. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Luister, steun en liefde – sterker samen. 🇳🇱

Höre zu, unterstütze und liebe – stärker zusammen. 🇩🇪

Harkje, stipe en leafde – sterker tegearre. 🇩🇪 🇳🇱 🇩🇰

Écoutez, soutenez et aimez – plus fort ensemble. 🇫🇷

Lauschtert, Ënnerstëtzung a Léift – staark méi zesummen. 🇱🇺

Entzun, laguntza eta maitasuna – indartsuagoak elkarrekin. 🇪🇸 🇫🇷

Escolta, suport i amor: més fort com a equip. 🇦🇩 🇪🇸

Escucha, apoya y ama: más fuertes juntos. 🇪🇸

Ouça, apoie e ame: mais fortes juntos. 🇵🇹

Escoita, apoio e amor: máis forte como equipo. 🇪🇸

Ascolta, supporta e ama: più forte insieme. 🇮🇹

Attenti, supportu è amore – esse forti com’è squadra. 🇮🇹 🇫🇷

Audi, subsidium et amor – ut fortes sumus 🇻🇦

Isma ‘, appoġġ u imħabba – aktar b’saħħitha flimkien. 🇲🇹

Lyt, støtte og kærlighed – stærkere sammen. 🇩🇰

Hlustaðu, stuðningur og ást – sterkari saman. 🇮🇸

Hør, støtte og kjærlighet – sterkere sammen. 🇳🇴

Lyssna, stöd och kärlek – starkare tillsammans. 🇸🇪

Kuunteleminen, tuki ja rakkaus – vahvempi yhdessä. 🇫🇮

Kuula, toetage ja armastad – tugevam koos. 🇪🇪

Klausies, atbalsta un mīlestība – stiprāka kopā. 🇱🇻

Klausykis, padėk ir mylėk – stipresnis kaip grupė. 🇱🇹

Słuchaj, wspieraj i kochaj – razem silniejsi. 🇵🇱

Слухай, підтримуй і люби – сильніше разом. 🇺🇦

Слушайте, поддерживайте и любите – сильнее вместе. 🇷🇺

Слухайце, падтрымка і каханне – мацней разам. 🇧🇾

Слушайте, подкрепяйте и обичайте – по-силни заедно. 🇧🇬

Poslouchejte, podporujte a milujte – silnější společně. 🇨🇿

Počúvajte, podporujte a milujte – silnejšie spolu. 🇸🇰

Poslušajte, podpirajte in ljubite – močneje skupaj. 🇸🇮

Figyelj, támogass és szereted – erősebb együtt. 🇭🇺

Ascultați, sprijiniți și iubiți – mai puternici împreună. 🇷🇴

Dëgjo, mbështetja dhe dashuria – më shumë së bashku. 🇦🇱

Slušajte, podržite i volite – jače zajedno. 🇧🇦

Slušajte, podržavajte i voljeli – jače zajedno. 🇭🇷

Слушајте, подржите и волите – јаче заједно. 🇷🇸

Слушајте, поддржувајте и љубите – посилни заедно. 🇲🇰

Ακούστε, υποστήριξη και αγάπη – μαζί ισχυρότερη. 🇬🇷 🇨🇾

Dinle, destek ve sevgi – birlikte daha güçlü. 🇹🇷 🇨🇾

🇮🇱 .תקשיב, תמיכה ואהבה – חזק ביחד

 🇮🇱 .הערן, שטיצן און ליבע – שטארקער צוזאַמען

🇸🇦 الاستماع والدعم والحب – كن قويا معا

🇮🇷 گوش کن، حمایت، عشق – با هم قوی تر شد.

Bihîstin, piştgirî û hezkirinê – hev re xurt bike 🇮🇶 🇸🇾 🇹🇷

Dinləyin, dəstəkləyin və sevinirik – birlikdə güclənirik 🇦🇿

Тыңдау, қолдау және сүйіспеншілік – біз бірге күшті 🇰🇿

Լսեք, աջակցեք եւ սերը միասին ուժեղ: 🇦🇲

მოუსმინეთ, მხარდაჭერა და სიყვარული – იყოს ძლიერი ერთად. 🇬🇪

Ук, колдоо жана сүйүү – Биз бир командада күчтүү. 🇰🇬

Гӯш кунед, дастгирӣ ва муҳаббат – якҷоя якҷоя кунед. 🇹🇯

Tinglang, qo’llab-quvvatlang va seving – birga kuchli. 🇺🇿

🇵🇰 🇦🇫 غوږ ونیسئ، ملاتړ او احساسات – یوځای پیاوړی شی

🇮🇳🇵🇰 ٻڌو، حمايت، ۽ محبت سان گڏ

🇵🇰 سننا، مدد، اور محبت

સાંભળો, ટેકો અને પ્રેમ – એક સાથે મજબૂત. 🇮🇳

सुनो, समर्थन और प्यार – एक साथ मजबूत। 🇮🇳

ಆಲಿಸಿ, ಬೆಂಬಲ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರೀತಿ – ಒಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಬಲವಾಗಿ 🇮🇳

ਸੁਣੋ, ਸਮਰਥਨ ਅਤੇ ਪਿਆਰ – ਇੱਕਠੇ ਮਜ਼ਬੂਤ 🇮🇳 🇵🇰

കേൾക്കുക, പിന്തുണയും സ്നേഹവും – ശക്തമായ ഒരുമിച്ച് 🇮🇳

ऐका, समर्थन आणि प्रेम – एकत्र मजबूत 🇮🇳

వినండి, మద్దతు మరియు ప్రేమ – కలిసి బలమైన 🇮🇳

শুনুন, সমর্থন এবং ভালবাসা – একসঙ্গে শক্তিশালী 🇧🇩

सुन्नुहोस्, समर्थन, प्रेम – एक साथ बलियो। 🇳🇵

ඇහුම්කන් දෙන්න, සහයෝගය දෙන්න, ආදරෙයි – ශක්තිමත් එකට. 🇱🇰

கேள், ஆதரவு, மற்றும் காதல் – ஒன்றாக வலுவான. 🇮🇳 🇱🇰 🇸🇬

အာရုံစူးစိုက်မှု, ထောက်ခံမှုနှင့်ချစ်ခြင်း – ကျနော်တို့အဖွဲ့တစ်ဖွဲ့အဖြစ်ခွန်အားဖြစ်ကြ၏ 🇲🇲

倾听,支持,爱 – 一起变得更加强大。 🇨🇳 🇭🇰 🇲🇴 🇹🇼

聞く、支持する、愛する – 一緒に強くなる。🇯🇵

듣고,지지하고, 사랑하십시오 – 함께 강해 져야합니다. 🇰🇵 🇰🇷

Сонсох, дэмжих, хайрлах – Хамтдаа хүчтэй бай. 🇲🇳

ស្តាប់ការគាំទ្រនិងសេចក្តីស្រឡាញ់ – ចូរមានភាពរឹងមាំជាមួយគ្នា។ 🇰🇭

ຟັງ, ສະຫນັບສະຫນູນແລະຮັກ – ແຂງແຮງຮ່ວມກັນ. 🇱🇦

ฟังการสนับสนุนและความรัก – แข็งแรงขึ้นด้วยกัน 🇹🇭

Mloog, kev txhawb nqa thiab kev hlub – sib zog ua ke. 🇨🇳 🇻🇳 🇱🇦 🇹🇭

Lắng nghe, ủng hộ và yêu thương – mạnh mẽ hơn với nhau. 🇻🇳

Dengarkan, dukung dan cintai – kuat bersama. 🇮🇩

Ngrungokake, ndhukung lan tresna – kuwat bebarengan. 🇮🇩

Dengar, sokongan dan kasih sayang – kuat bersama. 🇲🇾

Makinig, suporta at pag-ibig – mas malakas na magkasama. 🇵🇭

Paminaw, suporta ug gugma – mas kusog nga magkauban. 🇵🇭

Whakarongo, tautoko, aroha – kaha tahi 🇳🇿

Faʻalogo, lagolago ma alofa – ia malolosi faʻatasi  🇦🇸 🇼🇸

ያዳምጡ, እገዛ እና ፍቅር – በአንድ ላይ ጠንካራ ይሆናሉ 🇪🇹

Dhageeyso, caawimaad, iyo jacayl – noqo koox xoog leh 🇸🇴

Dengekeun, mantuan, sarta cinta – kuat babarengan. 🇸🇩 🇸🇸

Sikiliza, msaada, na upendo – nguvu pamoja. 🇰🇪 🇺🇬

Luister, ondersteun en liefde – sterker saam. 🇿🇦

Mamela, inkxaso kunye nothando-ume ngokuqinile kunye. 🇿🇦 🇿🇼

Lalela, ukusekela nokuthanda – siqinile ndawonye. 🇿🇦

Mvetserani, chithandizo, ndi chikondi – kulimbitsa pamodzi. 🇲🇼 🇿🇼 🇿🇲 🇲🇿

Teerera, kutsigira uye rudo-mira zvakasimba pamwe chete. 🇿🇼

Mihainoa, miaro ary mifankatia. 🇲🇬

Mamela, tšehetso le lerato-emeng li tiile hammoho. 🇱🇸

Saurari, goyon baya, da ƙauna – da karfi tare. 🇳🇪 🇳🇬

Ntị, nkwado, na ịhụnanya – ike dị ka otu. 🇬🇶

Gbọ, atilẹyin, ati ifẹ – jẹ alagbara bi ẹgbẹ kan. 🇳🇬 🇹🇬 🇧🇯

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