...and seemingly immune to whatever anyone thinks or does about it.
Is that because it's also more nebulous, more virtualised, perhaps, after the great Iain Banks, more synthetic?
It is, arguably, in the elevation of this profoundly mechanistic (and in that sense perversely innocent) system to a position above all other moral, philosophical and political values and considerations that humankind displays most convincingly both its present intellectual [immaturity and] - through grossly pursued selfishness rather than the applied hatred of others - a kind of synthetic evil.
From this essay:
A FEW NOTES ON THE CULTURE