What is the cost of lies? It's not that we'll mistake them for the truth.
The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all.
What can we do then? What else is left but to abandon even the hope of truth and content ourselves instead with stories?
In these stories, it doesn't matter who the heroes are. Who is to blame?
In this story, it was Anatoly Dyatlov. He was the best choice.
An arrogant, unpleasant man, he ran the room that night, he gave the orders and no friends. Or, at least, not important ones.
- And now Dyatlov will spend the next ten years in a prison labor camp.
vt.& vi. 宿营，露营
- Of course, that sentence is doubly unfair. There were far greater *criminals8 than him at work.
- And as for what Dyatlov did do, the man doesn't deserve prison. He deserves death.