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The Augmented are going to be exterminated.
If we continue as we have been doing, talking instead of acting, begging for scraps from a world that wants us dead, we will lose this war.
We will lose it because we are not fighting.
For two years we have taken Talos Rucker's 'high road', and for two years we have been murdered, imprisoned, stripped of our property, beaten, and exiled into slums, while our enemies have LAUGHED at us. We turned the other cheek, and they struck that one, too. If Rucker keeps getting his way, we'll just turn our cheeks again. And next time, because they know they can get away with it, they'll just hit us harder. Until we fall down, and die.
SOMEONE is going to have to die. But we are AUGMENTED. We are STRONGER than them. WE decide who that someone is.
"Bloody cheeks" and "turning the other cheek" refer to the Christian doctrine of responding to injury without revenge: "But I tell you, don't resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also." (Matthew 5:39)