We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Well, that ad has to qualify for the word 'evil'. What else can you call the loading of such depressing lies into children's minds?
If the stories were 'true' and depressing, that would be semi-defensible as simple fact transmission. So would 'untrue but going to ideal', semi-defensible on an case x case basis.
But these people, these adult communications and public relations specialists, are forming production teams to produce infotainment s[specifically aimed at scaring the daylights out of children in order to make them totally distrust their own families and instead trust only the peer groups formed 'by' the propaganda.
This is ritual child-abuse, in the form of the powerful psychological attack that throughout human history --we see it by the writings --has been so terrifying and awful that it has been ascribed to demonic forces, or to the devil himself. The devil, as the old wisdom says, must believe in God because he wants so badly for you not to.
It's the same with the psychology of this ad --the producers must believe in a better future or they would not be so driven to head it off.
At the deepest level, it has to be their fear of a mankind becoming ever less controllable by tyranny.
A fear that to assuage they are perfectly willing (as were so many cultures that died in the past, think Ba'al worship (forerunner of Islam --Hannibal's younger brother was probably sacrificed to Ba'al), and Pre-Columbian Mezo-Americas --to ritualize the sacrifice of the child/ a child/ the children.
It's power over the future --which amounts to present power for the presently powerful.
--a circuit loop, or pipeline valve, that will divert an artifact human (or a children choir) from the time-flowing-forward life-force, and possess it, brandish it, hold it up high for inspection (the ad), as proof of the artificial power.
And thus 'time' --the eternal enemy of the despot --is ritually occluded, in apparent direct contravention of the nature of the higher power that time has proved does not allow a people to destroy the children and survive.