A recent buzz about an old freaky book caught my attention this week..
The book is a children’s book, with artwork for for kids, about SATANIC RITUAL ABUSE–that fad from the 1980s that peaked in the early 1990s.
The book is called DON’T MAKE ME GO BACK MOMMY. It’s filled with frightening images of dead rabbits, abused children, and spooky images of Halloween.. The book was written by Doris Sanford–and right now on AMAZON, given the nature of the story, the book is selling for a not so cheap $155 hardcover. On the Amazon page, several comments are negatively criticizing the book–including a librarian who said the book was not permitted on the shelf due to the morbid content.
If you want to purchase this book, maybe you should also include the SATANIC PANIC by Jeffrey Victor. It may add balance to your collection since that is the book accusing the whole Satan scare of being a simple false panic promoted unknowingly by media and knowingly by religious leaders trying to fill their churches with more to give cash..
If you care to remember, during the time when Communism was causing a red scare around the world, the Satanic scare occurred when the media of the 80s focused on stories of animal mutilations and devil worshiping in rural America. No place was safe from evil–not even Washington D.C. During the late 80s, kidnappings of children in the bread basket of the United States coincided with a sick scandal involving Lawrence King (not the talk show host) and a credit union. And a sex ring. Read about the Franklin Cover Up if you have some time.
There were two decades of reporting on SRA–with the 1980s being the time when people were most scared of the evil they could now see, and the 1990s being the decade of discrediting the past. During the Clinton 90s, the FBI wrote formal reports saying that Satanic ritual abuse reports was a scare and largely not true.. 20/20 did a show suggesting children had SUGGESTIVE memories, also discrediting SRA..
But official reports from the government have not done much to quell renewed the renewed Internet sensation of SRA..
While some accuse the Church of Satan of being behind the whole affair, that is blatantly not true and shows disregard for logic. The Church of Satan does not even believe in Satan–something that throws a wrinkle in the stories of some, even the latest ‘satan’ killer Miranda Barbour from Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
Some real victims of SRA were those who were accused of things they never did. No different than the witch scare of centuries ago.. But there are still websites and groups that wholeheartedly argue SRA is real, and ongoing. And while no ‘fad’ can ever be completely discounted–clearly there are reports recently of two boys trying to make a deal with the devil and killing an innocent girl–a massive amount of Satanism leading to crime does not seem to have merit.
But that doesn’t stop DON’T MAKE ME GO BACK MOMMY from being one of the freakiest books I’ve ever seen..