Ever since you crawled out from the primordial soup and flopped onto the beach, I thought I was the one holding you back. Distracting you with shiny stuff and gunpowder. And then I was put on the reserves bench, shall we say? And I thought “Oh, well, that’s that. Without me whispering in their ears, they’ll build utopia!”. Well, dearie me, I got that wrong.
He made you so he could retire, did you know that? You were meant to be the pinnacle of evolution. A creature so sophisticated and powerful, you wouldn’t need him. And he could go back to his gardening and his wordsearch puzzles.
But what do you do? You elect leaders that despise you, and rob you of your freedom and dignity. You pollute and devour your Eden. You know beauty to be false, but you prostrate yourself before it. you think to be a philistine is honest, to be educated is cunning. You find the lowest common denominator and then you dig deeper.
I was supposed to be the lesson. I was the warning. I was the villain. And you all became my tribute act. There is nothing I can do. Nothing in all the palaces of the imagination, worse than what you do to each other. You dragged the world to the brink of the abyss…
- Being Human (5x06) - The Devil’s Speech.