“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien. As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.”
It was hard to listen to this series but at the same time I couldn’t make myself not listen.
We have a serious problem on planet earth with child abuse of all kinds, and none of it is acceptable to any degree. But if I were forced to choose the most damaging type, it would be child sexual abuse because of its additional lifelong effects, such as people recognizing abused individuals and further traumatizing them with that recognition.
Why are we not talking about the strongest possible social deterrents, up to and including very public, humiliating, and even painful death sentences for those who sexually abuse children and for profit especially? Why do we tolerate it by our apathy in this manner?
Make anyone who has this desire be absolutely, positively terrified to act on it, even more than some already say they are (according to the podcaster’s opinion). For those already acting on it, hunt down every known abuser and material producer with unending commitment and the goal of prosecuting them, convicting them in a fair trial with solid evidence, and then permanently removing them from the population. Otherwise, I can only see pedophilia becoming another protected class in the future. That would be horrifying to past and present victims of child abuse. It would be devastating to future victims.