Watching an Autopsy: Ken Kratz’s Idea of a Fun Date
It is only in death that we may behold the greatest power one person may have over another. The second greatest, arguably, is to have the power to cause permanent physical or psychological torment. For those with a will to power, then, one could do far worse than being an American prosecutor. It is only they who are given legal approval when calling for the death of another human, and it is only they, again, who are are given legal approval when calling for the destruction of a life as most may know it by other means.
Ken Kratz, know for sexually harassing women who went through legal channels to seek relief from domestic violence is known to have asked one out on a date to view an autopsy. Should we attribute this to mere medical curiosity? Morbid fascination? Perhaps, but it’s likely he’d already seen an autopsy, and probably many more than one.
What should we imagine Ken Kratz might be thinking, attractive woman by his side, the mate of a man whose fate he held in his hands in a similar way that the biblical King David had power over the fate of Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah The Hittite, gawking at a pallid corps partly covered in a white sheet but otherwise in a state of dishabille, flensed, entrails out, brain cracked open and out too? Satisfaction? Triumph?