Without Land Ch 44
James E. Hart
If you are captured by enemy forces it is essential to keep your mind active and alive. Think about things to keep you fighting for your family and your survival. Think of the things you are fighting for and dwell there. Play your captor's game and try to find a way to freedom. Keeping your mind on the way of life you believe in will keep you centered. Your mind is the only thing your captors can't take away. Mentally mock and sabotage your captors to keep your mind active. You can kill your captors in your mind everyday but you have to love them to their face to get yourself through the situation safely. Try to get repatriated any way you can and keep your spirit, pride and metal state in working order.
There is often a big debate over whether it is a smart plan to escape or not. James says yes to escaping, but only if it doesn't kill you, those you are with or put your family in jeopardy. Make absolute sure that you will not get caught before you are out of the building or the compound. Also it is important that no one else knows of your plans. They may turn you in for personal gain. Escape alone if you have to. If you are caught there is a good possibility you will be killed so a fool proof plan is essential.
There is also a big debate about whether you should appease your captors or not. James feels that you should tell your captors whatever they want to hear, whether it's right or wrong to divert their attention. The human body can only take so much. Do what you have to to do to survive. Don't let your pride get in the way of your survival.
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