Bonjour tout le monde. Or Hello everyone. You’re probably wondering why this blog is titled Machine Mindz. When I first started contemplating what type of website I would make It took me a few nights to sleep on it. If you ever visit my twitter page my bio will tell you that I enjoy talking about sustainable energy, innovation, and life. I knew that my blog had to be about these three things and not a memoir of me rambling on about my life ad nauseum (no offense to those of you who do that). So then for a blog title. Which brings me to the film The Great Dictator. If you thought the above picture depicted Adolf Hitler, you’re not far off. Charlie Chaplin was Adenoid Hynkel in this awkward comedy. He depicted Adolf Hitler which is why there is a very close resemblance you see above. Now I am not going to go into a film review of this at the moment (don’t worry I will soon) but I will tell you what made the light bulb flash over my head. Towards the end of the film Chaplin broke out of character and gave a memorable speech, but it was these words that stuck with me :
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
So Machine Mindz is a play on this speech, spelled with a z to show the rebellion of the words machine minds. So I will be writing about the paradigm shift of the twenty first century, how the politics of America and the world really affect its citizens and how we should give the idea of sustainable energy a thought and all the interesting things life lets us enjoy. I hope everyone will come to enjoy this blog. Remember we are not machine men or women, with machine minds and machine hearts. We all have the love of humanity, something machines cannot comprehend.