Why did I cancel Netflix?

It is well known that Netflix has endorsed a pedophile movie (Cuties). This is not questionable. Netflix acknowledges part of the responsibility[1]. This has generated much controversy among many sectors of society who questions the manner and content of many of the programs on this platform[2]. The sheer number of erotic, LGBTQ, feminist, and abortion movies and shows that abound on Netflix (including cartoons). It has even been considered to proceed legally because pedophilia, so far, is a crime (except in California, which is another topic that I would like to address later)[3] in the United States.

Without going into much discussion, I would like to present my arguments to help make the decision, about those who still doubt whether they should cancel their subscription or not. Thus, you kind reader, can take this humble opinion into account and make your decision according to your conscience.

It’s true, not everything on Netflix is ​​bad. I don’t think there is anyone who has ever said that. But, for instance, if someone give me a glass of water to drink with three drops of a strong poison, I am not going to drink it. Those three drops of poison can compromise the integrity of the purity of the rest of the water in that glass. Isn’t that the case with what we see? Or, supposing that if someone speaks bad of your Mom, disrespecting her; even if that person spoke very well and accurately about your brothers and nephews, wouldn’t that person be someone ungrateful to you for the simple fact of speaking bad of your mother? Why tolerate some things and not others?

On the other hand, it is true that some Christian authors and “good will” workers were affected by the massive cancellation of Netflix subscriptions. Rather, I think the question should be: Why is a Christian author or someone of “good will” doing work for a company of questionable morals and reputation? Would it not be better if these “Christians and people of good will” did not seek a better way? Or does working with “good will” in an abortion company, or a drug trafficking group, exempt us from responsibility? If we use this same reasoning, then, we will end up accepting everything as pornography, abortion, same-sex marriage, etc., because after all, there are jobs and families that depend on these industries and there may be people of “good will” that get income from that.

Some may also think that some Netflix content promotes values. I would like to quote the Priest Alfonso Lopez Quintás, and what he says in this sense: “Values ​​are not“ taught ”; we must “discover” them while we lucidly live the process of our development as people. “[4] and (…) “neither values ​​nor creativity are susceptible to being“ taught ”; each one must “discover” them for himself. The educator’s task consists of bringing students closer to the area of ​​irradiation of values, so that they allow themselves to be attracted by them and actively assume them in their lives.”[5] Therefore, it is false to say that TV teaches you values. Rather, it entertains you and can open the dialogue or it can to some extent promote some value (since anti-values ​​obviously do). But, rather, values ​​are formed with the “encounter” with the area of ​