Hmm, that may explain a couple of things ..... sounds like The Matrix, except that instead of wicked dominative types imposing the Matrix, the denizens seek the Matrix as a nice, warm place to hole up, sucking their thumbs.
That would fit with the moral and intellectual infantilism liberals constantly display -- including on TV, where we keep seeing this perpetual Miss Superannuated Teeny-Girl stereotype (NCIS, Criminal Minds).
I don't know if that's an idea peculiar to one TV shop (like Yorkin and Lear and their Big Sap Old-Shoe Conservative/"Archie Bunker" stereotype they peddled for years) or if it's something that sort of floats around L.A. and keeps surfacing from time to time, like a turd in a mountain stream.
That's how I see it and those of us who see the real world for what it is are a threat to their warm and fuzzy dream world. Anything that threatens their pretense is what they consider real evil.