"In a post-totalitarian society, ideology is dead. There is no more class hatred. Beating people is just a job, a role to play." A Chinese dissident described his imprisonment.
I met Xu Zhiyong back around 2003. Shocking to think of what he's been through in the years since then.
"In the first month at Liulin Prison, the labor was weeding and turning up the soil...They wouldn’t allow anything to grow freely, including weeds."
‘Suffering and Hardship Belong to Me’: Chinese Dissident Recounts Prison Years
“I’m back, China.” Glad ⁦⁩ wrote this up.
‘Suffering and Hardship Belong to Me’: Chinese Dissident Recounts Prison Years - By Amy Chin / The New York Times