I just found this quote from Galileo, before he died while under house arrest:
I do not expect a commutation of the sentence because I have not committed any crime. I could expect forgiveness and pardon if I had done so, because it is such offenses which would give a sovereign the opportunity to show his generosity and forgiveness, while a man who is sentenced innocently must be treated without any pardon to prove that his accuser was right.That is also why I cannot see my own kids.
I dont want to rain on your parade in terms of comparing yourself to Galileo but he didnt really suffer.
He was given house arrest in a mansion so while he was judged unfairly, his punishment was light.
Your punishment is common and much harsher.
Yes, the true Galileo story is different from the myth. He was a genius who unnecessarily provoked the Pope. Maybe he even deserved his punishment, which was exaggerated as you say. I just liked the quote.
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