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Adolf Hitler: [shouting] The war is not lost! The war is not lost! The war will never be lost! We're gonna beat 'em, we're gonna beat 'em all!”
Aziraphale: Well, don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure it's because of all those memos you kept sending them, saying how amazingly well you were doing.
Crowley: Is it my fault they never check-up? I'm to blame they never check up? Everyone stretches the truth a bit in memos to head office. You know that.
Aziraphale: Yes, but you told them you invented the Spanish Inquisition and started the Second World War.
Crowley: So the humans beat me to it. That's not my fault.”
Steve: How did you get here?
Dr. Arnim Zola: Invited.
Natasha: It was Operation Paperclip after World War II. S.H.I.E.L.D recruited German scientists with strategic values.
Zola: They thought I could help their cause. I also helped my own.
Steve: HYDRA died with the Red Skull.
Zola: Cut off one head, two more shall take its place.
Steve: Prove it.
Zola: Accessing archive. [The computer screen shows them old footage of the Red Skull and the original S.H.I.E.L.D founders] HYDRA was founded on the belief that humanity could not be trusted with its own freedom. What we did not realize was that if you try to take that freedom, they resist. The war taught us much. Humanity needed to surrender its freedom willingly. After the war, S.H.I.E.L.D was founded and I was recruited. The new HYDRA grew. A beautiful parasite inside S.H.I.E.L.D. For seventy years, HYDRA has been secretly feeding crisis, reaping war. And when history did not cooperate, history was changed. [The computer screen shows field reports with photos of the Winter Soldier, carrying out top-level assassinations for HYDRA]
Natasha: That's impossible, S.H.I.E.L.D would have stopped you.
Zola: Accidents will happen. [The computer screen shows them HYDRA had killed Howard and Maria Stark making it look like a car accident, along with the recent death of Fury] HYDRA created a world so chaotic that humanity is finally ready to sacrifice its freedom to gain its security. Once the purification process is complete, HYDRA's new world order will arise. We won, Captain. Your death amounts to the same as your Life; a zero sum. [In anger Steve suddenly smashes the computer screen. Zola's face reappears on another] As I was saying…
Steve: What's on this drive?
Zola: Project Insight requires insight. So I wrote an algorithm.
Natasha: What kind of algorithm? What does it do?
Zola: The answer to your question is fascinating. Unfortunately, you shall be too dead to hear it. [bunker door starts to close; Steve throws his shield to keep it open, but it bounces off and the door closes]
Natasha: [checks her phone] Steve, we got a bogey! Short-range ballistic. Thirty seconds, tops.
Steve: Who fired it?
Natasha: [grimly] S.H.I.E.L.D.
Zola: I'm afraid I have been stalling, Captain. Admit it, it's better this way. [Steve pulls out a grate in the floor and jumps through it with Natasha] We are, both of us, out of time.
[the missile hits, reducing the bunker to rubble]”
Mary: Did anything—much—happen?
Lou: Huh? Oh. I captured a town in Germany.”
I have seen periods of progress followed by reaction. I have seen the hopes and aspirations of Negroes rise during World War II, only to be smashed during the Eisenhower years. I am seeing the victories of the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations destroyed by Richard Nixon.
I have seen black young people become more and more bitter. I have seen dope addiction rise in the Negro communities across the country.
I have been in a bombed church. My best friends, closest associates, and colleagues-in-arms have been beaten and assassinated. Yet, to remain human and to fulfill my commitment to a just society, I must continue to fight for the liberation of all men. There will be times when each of us will have doubts. But I trust that neither of us will desert our great cause.”
Liebgott: Holy shit.
Nixon: Shot himself in Berlin.
Bull: Is the war over, sir?
Nixon: No. We have orders to Berchtesgaden. We're gonna move out in one hour.
Webster: Why? The man's not home. Should've killed himself three years ago, saved us a lot of trouble.
Nixon: Yeah, he should've. But he didn't.”
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