What would you do?
To inoculate or not to inoculate?
To be human or not to be human?
Alien Ben ("More Than Ben"):
"Carol, look at yourself."
"Is this who you are? Is this who you want to be?"
"We were wrong to fight them."
"Remember our trip up to Colorado?"
"Do you remember the Aspen Grove?"
"How beautiful and peaceful it was."
" Remember what you said to me?"
"You wondered what it'd be like if people could live more like those trees, completely connected with each other in harmony, as one."
"Have you seen the television? Have you read the newspapers?"
"See what's happening here, what we're offering?"
"A world without war, without poverty, without murder, without rape."
"A world without suffering."
"Because in our world, no one can hurt each other or exploit each other, or try to destroy each other, because in our world, there is no other."
"You know it's right, Carol."
"Deep down inside, you know that fighting us, is fighting for all the wrong things."
"Carol, you know it's true."
"Our world is a better world."
"A veneer of civility hides our true self-interests. It's the nature of our world, yes?"
"I say that civilization is an illusion, a game of pretend."
"What is real is the fact that we are still animals, driven by primal instincts."
"All I am saying is that civilization crumbles whenever we need it most."
"In the right situation, we are all capable of the most terrible crimes."
"To imagine a world where this was not so, where every crisis did not result in new atrocities, where every newspaper is not full of war and violence."
"Well, this is to imagine a world where human beings cease to be human."
"While I'll give you that we still retain some basic animal instincts, you have to admit we're not the same animal we were a few thousand years ago."
"Read Piaget, Kohlberg, or Maslow, Graves, Wilber, and you'll see that we're still evolving, our consciousness is changing."
"Five hundred years ago, postmodern feminists didn't exist, yet one sits right beside you today."
"And while that fact may not undo all the terrible things that have been done in this world, at least it gives me reason to believe one day things may be different."
"Eighty-three more deaths in Baghdad. Is it ever going to end?"