In what is probably one of the least shocking things you’ll read here, a Disney produced animated show being marketed as an “adult cartoon” entitled, “Little Demon” has begun its run on the FXX network. Here’s the plot:
Thirteen years after being impregnated by Satan, a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware, but are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul.
I know, “Pete, why are you writing about this? If you don’t like it, don’t watch it!” As you would expect, I will not be watching the show, but I cannot ignore the fact that this is a Disney produced cartoon aimed at adults which we all know children will want to see because of the Disney brand. If this were announced as an FX channel show in 2007, I still wouldn’t watch it, but nor would I be viewing its creation and release in the context of the present day.
Not only are we in a time when families, faith and White men are under siege, but the vilest subject matter that was relegated to the shadows is being mainstreamed. When Rosemary’s Baby was released in 1968 my parents told me it was verboten to speak of it around their parents. Today, a show like “Little Demon” is released with barely a reaction except by people on the fringes. The idea of a woman having sex with a demon, THE demon, and raising the baby doesn’t even register on most people’s radar. Do you consider that to be a sign of progress?
It’s hard for me to be outraged knowing most people will discover “Little Demon” and their response will be one of indifference. Most people have become immune to outrage when it comes to subjects such as woman having sex with the Devil and raising his child. Maybe it’s because society is becoming increasingly anti-faith. When you look around and examine our culture, do you think that’s a good thing? Or do you see that the slippery slope is undefeated?
As far back as the 1950s, everyone followed a simple rule when it came to anything on television. “You don’t like, don’t watch it.” There were plenty of shows since then that I avoided, mostly police shows and hospital shows, and soap operas. I never felt it necessary to complain about any of them. Instead, I complained when decent, innovative, and cutting-edge shows were pulled after one, or maybe three seasons. This was usually done because of “low viewership”, which was exacerbated by the network ploy of changing their schedules around, especially putting shows attractive to young people on Friday or Saturday nights.