Our world has become so evil, it can no longer contain itself.

It can no longer hide its true colors.

It can not even keep itself from grabbing for our children with its evil, gnarled hands.

Evil is no longer restricted for “adult audiences” but is targeted at our teens and now, even our youngest kids. We must realize that if we do not make an active effort to shield them from this untoward generation, they will be turned.

Of course, the elephant in the room is luxury fashion brand Balenciaga’s recent ad campaign in which young girls (probably no more than two years old) were featured holding plush toys decked out in BDSM gear. The toddlers’ expressions were haunted and unsettled, which accentuated the disturbing nature of the seemingly sexual images.

Oh, and to make matters worse, one picture included an only partially obscured court document about “virtual child porn.”

Coincidence? I think not.

Following widespread outrage and calls to cancel the company, Balenciaga pulled the campaign and issued an apology.

Of course they did. After all, at that point – when the sickening images were clearly more detrimental to their business than beneficial – anything less than an apology would have hurt Balenciaga’s bottom line.

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But how did something so atrocious happen in the first place?

How is it that a company worth tens of millions of dollars put BDSM products into the hands of kids? And how on earth did a reference to child pornography make its way into the campaign?

Already, left-wing media, while acknowledging the scandal, has accused conservatives of turning the whole ordeal into a partisan talking point and conspiracy theory. But how can we be blamed for asking questions?

Speaking of companies targeting their perversions at kids, the purportedly “family-friendly” Disney has also found itself in hot water as of late.

In its Disney+ reboot of the Tim Allen Santa Clause series, several kids playfully held letters that were meant to spell “we love you Santa”; mistakenly, however, they instead spelled “we love you satan.”

The intentional gaffe was meant to be humorous, of course, but are jokes about satan really appropriate in a kids’ show about Christmas – the holiday on which we celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus? The juxtaposition is shocking.

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Unfortunately, for Disney fans, this is not the only time the company has unveiled its love affair with the prince of darkness.

Earlier this year, FX, a Disney-owned television channel, streamed an animated show, Little Demon, that featured satan and the anti-christ as main protagonists. The show is now available on the formerly kid-friendly Disney+, and, according to its official description, is an “animated horror-comedy series centering on Laura, a reluctant mother who was impregnated by Satan 13 years ago, and Chrissy, her anti-Christ daughter who has just come into her demonic powers.”

If all of this makes you uncomfortable, I applaud you for holding onto at least threads of a dying sense of decency. I cannot help but think of Aristotle’s famous observation that: “Every craft and every discipline, and likewise action and decision, seems to seek some good–that is why some people were right to describe the good as what everything seeks.” It is impossible to see how Balenciaga toying with child exploitation or Disney professing its love for lucifer is aimed at any good at all – at least not a virtuous “good.” Instead, these companies that take billions of our dollars every year, seem to have their sights set on advancing a blatantly evil worldview.

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So much for the Good, the True, and the Beautiful (or, as the Bible puts it, whatsoever things are honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report). Our world is at open war with virtue; and from cartoons to luxury fashion campaigns, it is fishing for the most innocent, unspoiled minds in our midst – the minds of our children.

Ultimately, this conflict is rooted in a deep hatred of God and anything that reflects His holy nature. As humans created in the image of the divine, we are instinctively drawn to imitations of His glory, regardless of our religious status. But when one does more than reject or ignore God but outright loathes Him, often that resentment manifests itself in resentment toward goodness in general, of which He is the author.

We know, of course, that this world is anti-God and anti-good. It is up to us to decide how much we let our minds dwell on its indecency – and how much we let it into the minds of our kids.

The battle for good and evil centers around the rising generation, for the moral condition of today’s youth will determine the moral condition of tomorrow’s world. If Disney or Balenciaga or any other company thinks it is a good idea to contribute to the destruction of decency, we must seriously reconsider whether they are worthy of our money.

Jakob Fay is a staff writer for the Convention of States Project, a project of Citizens for Self-Governance.