Here goes the line from the speech made by Charlie Chaplin in the movie "The Great Dictator":
"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 man will pass, and dictators die, and the power that they took from the people will return to the people, and so long as men die liberty will never perish."
. My question is what does the passing of greed refer to? How should the sentence be read?