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I'm sure there's similarities to other dystopian stories like Fahrenheit 451 or 1984, but I'd just been watching "Equilibrium" and the whole emotionless dystopian world there seems similar to what Kripke was going for with some of the descriptions of angels and angel society. Though funny, Castiel was the only really emotionally-challenged one of all the angels. Maybe Anna somewhat after her Heel Face Turn. Otherwise the angels are hardly emotionless "marble statues". Heh. I don't know if that's supposed to say what a good little soldier Castiel was before Dean came along or Kripke just felt like fanboying "Equilibrium" one or two eps and promptly forgot about it in favor of angels as emo, smug bastards or dicks?

DUPONT: The Grammaton Cleric, whose sole task it is to seek out and eradicate the true source of man's inhumanity to man - his ability to feel.

PRESTON: There's no war. No murder.
PARTRIDGE: What is it you think we do?
PRESTON: No. You've been with me, you've seen how it can be - the jealousy, rage.
PARTRIDGE: A heavy cost. I pay it gladly.


ANNA: I mean it. Every emotion, Dean, even the bad ones... It's why I fell. It's why... Why I'd give anything not to have to go back. Anything.

ANNA: Perfect... Like a marble statue. Cold... No choice... Only obedience.
Heaven & Hell


PRESTON: I'll do what I can to see they go easy on you.
PARTRIDGE: We both know they never "go easy".
PRESTON: Then, I'm sorry.
PARTRIDGE: No, you're not. You don't even know the meaning. Its just a vestigial word for a feeling you've never felt.


CASTIEL: I'm sorry.
ANNA: No. you're not. Not really. You don't know the feeling.

Heaven & Hell


MARY: Let me ask you something.
[Grabs his hand]
MARY: Why are you alive?
PRESTON: [Breaks free] I'm alive... I live... to safeguard the continuity of this great society. To serve Libria.
MARY: It's circular. You exist to continue your existence. What's the point?
PRESTON: What's the point of your existence?
MARY: To feel. 'Cause you've never done it, you can never know it. But it's as vital as breath. And without it, without love, without anger, without sorrow, breath is just a clock... ticking.


CASTIEL: You try to understand - this is long foretold. This is your...
DEAN: Destiny? Don't give me that "holy" crap. Destiny, God's plan... It's all a bunch of lies, you poor, stupid son of a bitch! It's just a way for your bosses to keep me and keep you in line! You know what's real? People, families - that's real. And you're gonna watch them all burn?
CASTIEL: What is worth saving?! I see nothing but pain here. I see inside you. I see your guilt, your anger, confusion... In Paradise all is forgiven. You'll be at peace. Even with Sam.
DEAN: You can take your peace... and shove it up your lily-white ass. 'Cause I'll take the pain and the guilt. I'll even take Sam as is. It's a lot better than being some Stepford bitch in Paradise. This is simple, Cas! No more crap about being a good soldier. There's a right and there's a wrong here and you know it. [Forces Cas around to face him] Look at me! You know it.

Lucifer Rising


DUPONT: No? Don't look so surprised, Preston. Why should Father be more real than any other political puppet? The real Father died years ago. The Council simply elected me to pursue his paternal tradition.

ZACHARIAH: Grunts on the ground, we couldn't just tell 'em the whole truth. We'd have a full-scale rebellion on our hands. I mean, think about it, would we really let sixty-five seals get broken, unless Senior Management wanted it that way?

DEAN: Tell me something. Where's God in all this?
ZACHARIAH: God? God has left the building.

Lucifer Rising


DUPONT: It is not the will of the Council, it is the will of Father -- and he is law.

DUPONT: You must understand, Preston, that while you -- and even I -- may not always agree with it, it is not the message that is important, it is our obedience to it. Father's will. Call it faith.

MICHAEL: From the beginning, he knew this was how it was going to end.
DEAN: And you're just going to do whatever God says?
MICHAEL: Yes. Because I am a good son.
DEAN: Huh. Yeah well, trust me, take it from someone who knows, that is a dead end street.
MICHAEL: And you think you know better, than my father? One, unimportant little man? What makes you think you get to choose?

The Song Remains The Same
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