The Girl Hanging By One Foot
"A philosopher once said: 'When faced with untenable alternatives, you should consider your imperative.' Look around you. Our imperative is right here. In our bulkheads, in our planes, in our guns, and in ourselves. War is our imperative." It's funny, because it's lexically not that far from what I am always saying in these recaps, which is: Where do you go, what do you do when you can't get out? You turn into something else. And that's all she is doing, and she would never ask of anybody something that she wouldn't do first herself.
"And if right now, victory seems like an impossibility, then there is something else to reach for. Revenge. Payback. And so, we will fight. Because in the end, it's the only alternative our enemies have left us. I say let's make these murdering things understand that as long as this crew and this ship survive that this war that they started will not be over. Thank you."
If you could see time, if you could see everything at once, like a Hybrid, you could pick up your projection and set it down again, anywhere you wanted. And you might set down on Galactica, and if you did, you'd hear things, because what's going on at precisely this moment is that Adama is talking. And here's what he's saying: "Mourn Caprica later. Right now, the most important thing you can do is get this ship into the fight." And the Secretary of Education is asking whether anyone's discussed the possibility of surrender, and learning that it was the President's first and last move.
Adama is saying, "After today -- after using nuclear weapons against defenseless civilians, after murdering people by the millions -- I don't give a damn who the Cylons are now or what the 'truth' is about their souls. All I know is that they're murderers and killers and they're trying to destroy us. So today's gonna be the first day of a new war."