What Dr Morsi learned from Dr Zaius
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Some out there on the internets are confused about Mohammed Morsi's Planet of the Apes reference. Here's the scene he was referring to — just before Charlton Heston rides away on the beach to make a startling discovery, Dr Zaius tells him about what the humans will bring, as revealed in the twenty-third scroll of the apes, ninth verse:
'Beware the beast man, for he is thedevil's pawn. Alone among God's primates,he kills for sport, or lust or greed.Yes, he will murder his brother to possesshis brother's land. Let him not breedin great numbers, for he will make a desertof his home and yours. Shun him. Drive himback into his jungle lair: For he is theharbinger of death'.
In the TIME interview, Morsi says:
But at the end, I still remember, this is the conclusion: When the big monkey, he was head of the supreme court I think — in the movie! — and there was a big scientist working for him, cleaning things, has been chained there. And it was the planet of the apes after the destructive act of a big war, and atomic bombs and whatever in the movie. And the scientists was asking him to do something, this was 30 years ago: “Don’t forget you are a monkey.” He tells him, “don’t ask me about this dirty work,.” What did the big ape, the monkey say? He said, “you’re human, you did it [to] yourself. “That’s the conclusion. Can we do something better for ourselves?
So I think he actually remembers the gist of it pretty well. The man knows his ape scripture.