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    The New YorkerRachel Aviv7/16/2151 min
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    • DellwoodBarker
      1 month ago

      WOW. Gut-Punch 10. Deeply disturbing and pulls back the curtain on what is Clearly an issue that is appallingly protected and shhh-d by powerful people.

      Much like the recent impactful read of the domestic violence victim (the young woman married to the cop) this read, too, has pretty profound/complex closure for Marco. The last 10-15% of the read really brings home some revelations, etc.

      The read does a good job of offering some more positive aspects of Kentler’s sex perspectives (such as removing shame from sex and free-er sexuality creating a more fluid, liberating society); however, the dire, creepy, skin-crawling revelations with kids/pedophiles Incredibly Overshadow any of the above.

      Within this intense read is a brevity of illuminating agape love expressed between Marco and Kramer that Is Deeply Touching in the wake of what these precious broken lads experienced:

      When Marco was eleven years old, a new foster son, Marcel Kramer, moved in. Kramer was a small boy with dimples, crooked teeth, and a sweet, open smile. He was half a year younger than Marco and had spastic quadriplegia, a congenital condition that left him unable to walk, talk, or eat on his own. Marco and Sven became Kramer’s caretakers, feeding him strawberry-flavored milk with a spoon and removing mucus from his lungs with a suction hose. When they went to Henkel’s house in Brandenburg, west of Berlin, Marco pushed Kramer for hours on a tire swing. Kramer was the first person in years for whom Marco had felt love.

      In the closing paragraphs there are more moments expressed between Marco and Kramer that will move one to tears.

      51 hard to read yet essential minutes.

      How do we get away with so many hurt or kidnapped kids in society? Atrocious.

      Even though it is Stephen King is fiction this read also brings to mind his recent phenomenal novel, The Institution, which opens with a statement on the outrageous number of children that go missing every year.

      With all the tracking tech we have out available one has to ask, How the fuck do soooo many fucking kids get lost and unaccounted Without Elite Protective secret security systems in place?