A CRAZY PLANET WAR STORY
Sometime ago in a parallel universe a group of Romans were talking.
Maximo: I am bored, what can we do?
Cesar: We can go to see the gladiators.
Augusto: I like going to the Coliseum.
Marco: No Augusto, I am sick of watching that slaves fighting each other.
Cesar: Today it would be Christians versus lions!
Maximo: That is not interesting we already know who would be the winner.
(Musical number: Jesus Christ Super Star soundtrack)
Octavio: We should see what is happening in other worlds.
Augusto: Yes, Octavio is right; we should travel with the galactic bridge to other planets.
Marco: Let’s step in and see where it takes us.
They used the bridge and arrive to the planet of the hockey.
Cesar: What is this place?
Octavio: All these people are crazy!
Maximo: What is that game that they are playing?
Augusto: I don’t know, we should go somewhere else.
They traveled in the bridge again and this time they arrived to the planet of the Greeks
Aquiles: Welcome to planet Greece.
(Musical number: Zorba dance)
Augusto: We should conquer this place after all we are warriors
Marco: Not only warriors, we are the best of the best in the war.
Cesar: Yes, our people had conquered many other civilizations.
Octavio: We should destroy this civilization.
Nestor: What?! No! You can’t destroy us!
Augusto: And why not?
Aquiles: Because we have awesome theater writers like Sophocles that have invented tragedies and comedies, you would really enjoy watching them.
Ulises: Yes, we made the best sculptures, and we also paint pottery.
Nestor: And you copy all from us.
Cesar: You are lying.
Ulises: NO! he is telling the truth, you have our same gods, and your sculptures are exactly the same we did.
Laertes: And we are so intelligent, we also developed philosophy, medicine, democracy…
Marco: Yes but all that intelligence won’t help you to stop us of conquering you.
Nestor: He is probably right, we will need some help. Laertes, go for the Etruscans.
(Musical number: Etruscan dance)
Octavio: Who are you?
Casia: We are Etruscan women; in our culture women are as important as men.
Cesar: What?! Are the men in your culture insane?
Cecilia: Our men are more intelligent and they know they can’t do anything without us.
Marco: And why are you here?
Hersilia: Our ancestors the Villanovans trade their products with the Greeks and the Phoenicians.
Cecilia: Our ancestors began doing things the way the Greeks and the Phoenicians did them.
Tita: When they change their traditions they started to be called Etruscans.
Semia: Some of our people helped building planet Rome so we are your ancestors.
Aquiles: That is why we called them.
Nestor: Yes to help us making you understand that we are all connected.
Ulises: And you can’t destroy us because you will be destroying part of you.
Maximo: OK you convinced us, we will go.
Marco: Really!! We are going to surrender like that?
Maximo: Of course not
Augusto: So why did you say that?
Maximo: Because is a trap. Follow me.
The romans are the Etruscans are talking
Tita: We use painting and dance in our religious rituals.
Hersilia: We love to dance.
Aquiles: What about sculpture? Do you do that too?
Semia: Our people works the bronze very good, they do human figures and other things with it.
Casia: The romans are back.
Laertes: What are you doing here?
Octavio: We came back to give you a present.
Semia: I don’t trust you.
Octavio: It is understandable, but please accept our gift as a sign of peace.
Hersilia: Everybody deserves another opportunity.
Tita: Yes don’t be so rancorous.
Aquiles: I think Semia is right to be suspicious.
Ulises: Yes if you think we are going to fall in your trap you don’t know us.
Laertes: It only proves that our culture has influenced you.
Aquiles: The trick that you are trying to use was invented by one of our men.
Laertes: Yes, it was Homer, he wrote it in the Iliad.
Nestor: Now you should surrender.
Casia: You have no other option we have you surrounded.
Cecilia: Understand that you have to respect all the cultures.
Ulises: At the end we all have something in common.
Tita: No matter if we have differences we all deserve the same respect.
Casia: And we all can be friends.
Cecilia: You have to commit to respect others.
Hersilia: And to give back the territories you had conquered.
Romans: Yes, we agree.
Casia: In that case you are free.
Laertes: Go home and remember your promise.
Saul: But we are not all about war, fights and deaths.
Julio: No, we also constructed aqueducts to carry water from long distances.