The practice of deliberate deformation of children is unquestionably not obsolete. The practice has never been eradicated from any civilization. The torture and mutilation of children and youth is quite in vogue, completely supported by the most radical wing of progressive ideology; namely, transgenderism.
Released in 1979, the film Alien became a sci-fi cult classic. Among other things, the tale concerns the persistence and regeneration of alien evil. At least twice America has been the victim of political ideologies alien to her true nature--ideologies that have fastened themselves onto the body politic only to give birth to evil after sickening and attempting to kill the host.