1. Blood, brutality, violence and destruction. An abundance of studies show that visual or imagined violence can lead to actual violence. People cannot fill their minds with wanton brutality without mental and moral consequences. One of those consequences is an insatiable lust for an ever-growing intensity of thrills. As the virtual violence of the past becomes boring, only a higher level of shock and brutality can satisfy the craving.
The steps toward moral depravity include desensitization to the nature of evil and justification of sin. Both play a part in the mental process of a Matrix fan who immerses himself in the Gnostic myth and identifies with immoral