(Prisoner No. 12 requests the services of Officer so he can write a letter to the son of the architect of our dear penitentiary. He has to request, for it is only officers who are allowed access to the typewriters – it is feared that prisoners may steal some components from them to do harm, and this goes especially for No. 12 since, the warden fears “what that man can do”)

Prisoner No. 12: Dear Son of the architect of our dear penitentiary,

There is no true or false. Such exists only in presentations. However, language has an effect on thought, which has an effect on belief, so untrue claims must be avoided religiously.

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Good and evil are and have been the only real values since the beginning. Interestingly, it is they who suffer denigration the most, these two characters of Man’s story.

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Good is creation, evil is destruction. Good is positivity, it is that which increases, increases the vitality, the vitality of the object or/and the subject. Evil is simply the opposite of this.

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If the object’s vitality can be increased and we are the subjects of this investigation, making the subject in our relation or proposition, in the last paragraph, an object too; good and evil are really real.  They are actually part of the world. They exist with the world. These are values that in fact can be said to be ontological. Might this be why good and evil are so hard to quit our language?

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This means there are ontologically some values…

Officer: Oh, I don’t think this should be a new paragraph, let’s just leave it in the previous, it follows the subject matter better.

Prisoner No. 12: No, no, I’m coming to it, there’s a different subject matter here and I want to begin this paragraph with the last paragraph. You get it?

Officer: Ahh (smiles appreciatory and impressed), yeah, I do.

Prisoner No. 12: Within our sphere of valuation as ontology, we can say there are ontologically those values (within our sphere of valuation as ontology) also, in as much as we the claimants of value are ontological. Let’s quit that last thought and return to the first line of this paragraph. If there ontologically are some values, we can make ontology itself (which is what we’ve been calling ontology in this letter unless otherwise defined), the one we (we and your father – oh I forgot, we haven’t sent you a copy of our extension of your father’s thought, it was recorded so we’ll put the tape together with this letter) say has never existed till now, a valuation too. Here then, it has two faces: ontological and valuational.

Officer: Interesting.

Prisoner No. 12: End of letter. For the sign-off, write “Yours claustrophobically, From a penitentiary near you”

Officer: (chortles into the night as he falls off his seat)

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