Speechless when hearing these speeches

Posted: December 3, 2009 in Uncategorized

An old wise man once told us that speech can be more dangerous than a riffle (though Stanley Kubrick may disagree on his movie Full Metal Jacket where he said “one rifle one gun, one for killing one for fun” as the basic survival thingy in Vietnam war).  Its also a powerful tool that every politicans that has hunger for power must has. Its also a requirement for every presidential candidate should possess. Though,  for George W Bush he was not a great orator at all but he was a great comedian. A true nature instead as when he almost failed to keep us laugh, the right-hit-on-the spot  by a shoe at his cartoonish face save him from embarassment of not being funny and we still love that moment 🙂  Also, he does not need to be great orator as he has his beloved secretary Rumsfell will save him.  

  

Anyway.. i was not intend to talk bout Bush this time.. Instead, i want to share a lil of my admiration toward the greates speeches that make me speechless. Speeches that in one way or another shaping this world..

 
1.  I Have a Dream – Marthin Luther King
  
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” 

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. 

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. 

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.  

I have a dream today! 

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. 

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”2

This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.

 This topic still much relevant as today, racism or inequality toward one another still exist although perhaps in less apparent way. This speech is a reminder for us that every men is created equal and that we should always and always hold to this principle. A man losing his humanity if he treated other differently based on color of the skin, or religion, or race!   

2. We shall fight on the beaches – Winston Churchill 

….We shall not flag nor fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France and on the seas and oceans; we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on beaches, landing grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills. We shall never surrender and even if, which I do not for the moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, will carry on the struggle until in God’s good time the New World with all its power and might, sets forth to the liberation and rescue of the Old. .
 

The beauty of this speech is that the rythm are fascinating, and the spirit itself. Whenever i hear this, i always can picture the war of Omaha, just like one depicted in famous Saving Private Ryan opening..  Its always give me a goosebumps of how those soldiers fight with a full spirit, with a full hope on god’s faith over a victory  for the sanity of humanity and defeat Hitler’s insanity.  

3. Abraham Lincoln – The Gettysburg Address  

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground.The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion–that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth. 

I really love this speech.  Especially the last sentences above. The new birth of freedom!  Government of the people, by the people, for the people! 

Anyway.. in here our motherland, we also had some of the great orators. Remember our founding father Bung karno? Hell yeah his speech at Lapangan Banteng was soo powerful that it like pouring a gasoline over a fire. It burns spirit toward fighting for our independence that we have waited for 350 years.. (hmh.. can’t imagine how sucks it was being a slave on your own land.. ) Also.. i remember Bung Tomo. The famous heroes from Surabaya. He gave his famous speech toward his legion/infantery prior to the great battle of 10 November.  

One last thing.. The speech of the year 2009 goes to………………………………..Barney Stinson!!!  Love his speech below. 

   

For the first time…EVER…the three of us are single at the same time. I’ve dreamed about this day, boys, and it is going to be LE-GEN-DARY. Together we will own this city. Any time a girl wants to get back at her ex-boyfriend, we’ll be there. Any time a girl wants to…solve her father issues through promiscuity and… binge drinking WE WILL BE there. Any time a bachelorette party drives through the city in a limo, sticking their heads out the sunroof, shouting “WHAT’S UP NEW YORK!!”, we will be what is ‘up’ New York! Gentlemen, we are about to embark on…    

Oh man, you guys did it, didn’t you?! 

  

 

Ok.. now that u have another awesome speech that i should hear about, lemme know will ya ? 🙂 

 

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Comments
  1. KaEl says:

    Setelah baca ini jadi nyadar..betapa saya sangat cupu alias gak banyak tau..hehe…nice to know all of that..

  2. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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