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 all 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;
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 will 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 and 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 as cattle, as cannon fodder!
Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men,
In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written:
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.
Soldiers! In the name of democracy: let us all unite!