Southwest of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area lies the village of Belle Plaine. The town has about 6,500 residents and is really distinguished for absolutely nothing other than some interesting geological features from the Ice Age. That is, until recently.
Belle Plaine last year faced an attempt by militant Atheists to remove a Cross from the Veterans' War Memorial. Frustrated in that attempt, the Town Council has now approved a plan to erect a Satanic monument on the site.
The new monument is called the Baphometic Bowl of Wisdom and is a jet-black steel cube with inverted Satanic pentagrams etched into the sides and a black upside-down soldier's helmet planted on top. Nothing like High Art in the Prozac Nation.
As it happens, the US is in the middle of some iconoclasm. Memorials dedicated to the Confederacy are being pulled down all over the South. A statue of General Lee is offensive, whereas statues of Satan are considered enlightened and progressive. Regardless of what one thinks of the former Confederacy, it wasn't exactly wholly demonic and did reconcile with the United States after the Civil War. The Devil has never stopped trying to destroy America.
These kinds of contradictions though don't occur to the postmodern Ameroboob. Currently, for example, the President is visiting a State Sponsor of Terrorism after bombing a country which has given more fighting the Jihad than other. Trump and Tillerson spoke in Riyadh of religious toleration before a government which two days before had destroyed two Shiite mosques.
It's illegal in Saudi Arabia to practice Christianity; in fact Saudi forces have ethnically cleansed Christians in parts of Yemen, as well as in Syria and Iraq via proxies. The President also stated that countries like Saudi Arabia are partners in fighting terrorism in spite of the fact that every Jihadist terror attack against the US since 1993 has been connected to Saudi Arabia. Iran was denounced as a world threat although Iran hasn't attacked the US, protects religious minorities like Christians, and has been recognized by the UN as a leader in fighting terrorism and organized crime.
In such a cultural milieu, it's unsurprising that Satan should become an object of public worship. This is a country after all where the nation's most famous Catholic school stages a disgraceful protest during a commencement address by the Catholic Vice-President of the United States. Trash Culture has affected even Notre Dame.
Luckily for most Americans though, Saudi Arabia is also a major exporter of illegal Methamphetamines. While it may still be a downer to have a statue of Satan in the town square, after a few pills nobody really cares.