Dark X-Men #2
Michael Pointer – This blood on my hands is mine to clean. You’d just replace it with the blood of your enemies.
Norman Osborn – Michael… let us be clear about something. There will always be blood. This is the world we live in. The question is, whose blood will it be?
Norman Osborn – You may ask why I want you. I really like your war. I’d like to be able to say to the daylight side of the U.S. Government that my people are making major advances in the “War on Drugs.” I’d like to show them that when one sets aside law and gives order it’s due — Then “wars” which were previously hypocritical gestures — can be fought for real and won.
Unknown Soldier #10
Moses – But what is it exactly you imagine you do here, for us?
Mrs. Wells – I, uh… I guess I drag the media to a place where it wouldn’t normally go, you know? I take people who follow the most vapid aspects of my culture back home, and I force them to see me in the context of the world.
Moses – Sounds like performance art to me.
Mrs. Wells – Well, that implies this is all some fiction. But it isn’t, is it? Don’t get me wrong. I also want to understand. To talk. To learn… to educate.
Moses – To be honest, Mrs. Wells, I think you push bad PR for a continent that has a PR problem to begin with —
Moses – Rich people drinking and throwing money at the problem? Aid just keeps pouring into the continent and social conditions get worse and worse and nothing ever changes!
Soldier – Sir, I need you to calm down.
Mrs. Wells – Jack, relax, okay? I’m willing to have a conversation with you, but…
Moses – Investment in our markets! Honest trade with the outside world! Micro-loan agencies! Stable banks! Leaders who give a fuck! That’s what we need!
Soldier – Back it up right now!
Moses – We need the world to stop stealing from us with one hand and giving back crumbs with the other!
Moses – How can you empower an African child!? With photographs? By adopting them? The answer is you can’t! They need Africans to look up to!!