GE 1997-8 Season 4 Episode 23: Paulitorial
Note: this is not a transcript, but a working draft of the script, so there may be differences in the aired version.
PAUL: Civil disobedience. Break-ins. Lawlessness.
I've long been an advocate of these activities. But
only subjectively - as an ideological weapon, a means of
equalling the eqaution, as a swipe at the oppressor, for
upsetting the enemy.
Never have I been on the receiving end, felt the pains of
Never have I experienced the oppressor's experience.
And I don't like it.
I'm speaking on a personal level, here.
Sure, the station was a target, sure the perpetrators messed
up a couple of the studios and stole tee-shirts and pocket
protectors from the kiosk in the lobby.
Sure there were pictures of on-air personalities torn from
the walls and cruelly defaced.
But they chose my office for the foulest of their deeds.
If you've never endured the inhumanity, the infringement of
grubby unknowns breaking in to a place you hold as your resort,
your priest's hole, your refuge, then you know nothing of the
emptiness I feel.
You, too, would have been as humiliated as I by the ... childish
manner in which they singled out my office and soiled it.
But not only that. The pilfering of cherished mementoes from
my journeys round this island, this world. They've stolen my
memories as well as my belongings.
What of the rifling of my private documents, and the desk where
I keep certain ... 'papers', say, papers that perhaps are notes
for little chats like this, or ... messages to myself (or others)
that are for only a limited number of eyes, and diaries of certain
... confidential events, say ...
Some pieces were stolen that could only have been used as, well
it's just as well to say it, as blackmail ... some innocent,
inconsequential logs that can be twisted into a circumstantial
web of incriminating insinuations only by those with nefarious purpose.
Come on. Send back the manual.
Send back the pez juicer.
What foul use have you of them?
What greater blueprint do you follow ?
Why was mine the only office ransacked ?
What are you saying about me in the halls ?
Hollis, stop that smirking !
Arrgghh ... I don't know what's going on around here any more.