Imagine living in a Modern Sparta, where everyone watches screens and is brainwashed into violent acts.
Violent acts against other people, the environment, and themselves.
Now, imagine if this was a result of animal husbandry - that humans decided to tame and exploit one another soon after learning the techniques to do this on other species.
Imagine if Freud and Bernays (among others0 had simply isolated the components of religion that can be used to manipulate human animals into becoming obedient pets for human masters.
Now stop imagining and notice the omnipresent screen and its omnipresent normalization of "the next trend."