Damn Them, Damn Them All To Hell
Charleston Heston railed against the atrocities perpetrated on the human race by the vile uprising of brutal apes. Lost in time he struggled to free an enslaved people from an unsympathetic, superiority complexed race who would have as soon killed humans as to bother with them; oh, for the better days of the exodus.
The sentiment is easy to empathize with when faced with similar barbarity. Yet, what about the apes? They were cruel and indifferent, but what did the humans expect. For decades apes were mistreated, experimented on, and cast aside as less valuable members of creation. It was inevitable for them to rise up against their oppressors. That is the way of the oppressed.
Surely there were better ways, more diplomatic ways for them to express their injuries, but none that would catch the attention of those who had grown complacent. The fiercest among them took up arms to defend their families and their honor. They were relentless until they bullied their way into power, dominated the species, ruled over all living things, and they rationalized their atrocities because they had been its victim.
The cycle of vengeance continued. It was a revolving door of vitriol, an eye for eye until all were blind. Hate for hate was their destiny unless the promise of Semo's return was fulfilled. Semos, the venerated ape who first learned to talk, first to chose to walk upright, first to take up arms. Only he could bring peace between ape and human.
The texts are in conflict, but in the first remake it is shown that Semos does return. Thrown back through the same time warp that marooned the astronaut, he descends from the heveans in his white retro rocketed chariot. When the canopy opens there was a collective gasp. The Semos of lore did not appear, but the astronaut's small companion. The little ape climbed into his friend's arms and revealed to all their commonanity.
In that magical moment what was common became transparent and love between the species was made possible. It would take work to transcend the millennia of hate mongering and prejudice, but with this new knowledge peace was on the horizon. I'm Just Saying...