Cabal certainly has a moral set, although it’s unlikely to win him any plaudits. He would argue that his moral scale is simply greater than most people’s and that he does not concern himself with the minutiae.
We have all had the experience of being so angry that we say something or do something that hurts the people that we love. I think the idea that we have the potential for a monstrous self is very compelling.
Whenever you travel, you see glimpses of people who you’ll probably never see again. Some people get very curious about that, and some people hardly notice; the story sprang from the idea of two such people meeting.