Zelenyi internalized his experience during his confinement. He evolved. He

retained an autonomy of behavior, perceptions, emotions, and thoughts but

at the same time he imagined the minds of his

jailors with exquisite insight. Slowly he developed the capacity to

penetrate the callousness of the prison system. It was his

means of survival. He came to grasp how his captors’

tyranny and indifference were reactions to the wider inhumanity cultivated

by the reign of the New Dogma. It was like

learning a foreign language. He assimilated the vocabulary of cruelty —

while the grounding of his innate morality preserved his sanity.

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