Seems like a test of every value I hold dear, every value without which I would happily die. Reverence, humility, compassion, wisdom, respect, honesty, piety, disobedience to our vested authorities -- all of these feel weighed and their worth now decided on by those capable of positing pure mockeries of them. My soul is being hammered at by the soulless, and one day it might crack. I may be sanctimonious and naive, but my life refuses to be reduced to a simple formula for easy digestion by a factotum I've never met and has absolute control over my life or death. It's been a daunting few years, to say the least.
What can I say? You have to put a bullet in me to stop me from believing in the things that make life worth living.