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I love Peter Watts excuses about the Group
donatien posted a topic in MillenniuM Season Two"Collateral Damage" [Frank leaves the building. Across the street on a grassy area stands Peter Watts. Frank sees him and hesitates, as if to walk on, then goes over to Watts.] FRANK: She's your daughter, Peter. You know, they don't even have a name for what you're doing. WATTS: I'm doing everything I can to get her back. Do you think we're not trying? The Group took a big hit when you left. FRANK: Don't flatter me. WATTS: That's the truth. FRANK: You don't even know the truth anymore. What do they want? How many times have you talked to them? WATTS: It's immaterial. Their demands are never going to be met. FRANK: Never be met by you? Her father? WATTS: Not by me, by the Group. FRANK: Desert Storm. Is that what this is about? [Watts doesn't answer.] FRANK: What's the Group's involvement? WATTS: Group intelligence helped the US keep casualties down to a hundred and forty–seven. FRANK: Another lie. WATTS: Then stop asking me questions you know I can't answer! You know I can't. [Watts now is almost crying.] WATTS: Will you help me find her? "Good bye to all that" WATTS: You've always seen the Group through clouded eyes. FRANK: No, I saw clearly. WATTS: Our faults, yes, but never what we were attempting to do. Man has made a mess of Eden. Our greed is only eclipsed by our tribal stupidity and our brutality. [Frank looks at him as Watts spouts the party line. Watts's mood seems lighter, as though he wanting to believe this.] WATTS: We are rushing toward an apocalypse of our own creation. FRANK: This is cult propaganda. WATTS: No, fact, Frank. Maybe not the end of the physical world, but the end of a world that is worthy of human life. And that's not that something that the Group invented, that's what the Group is trying to prevent. FRANK: You mean control. WATTS: No, no. I mean, attempting to preserve human values that are worth preserving. We're shepherds, Frank, all of us. FRANK: What did you say? WATTS: Choosing the future. It's already happened, Frank. https://millennium-thisiswhoweare.net/guide/transcript/322/goodbye-to-all-that/