There's something spiritually damaging about the media used to condition NPCs. Vid related is a great example that I saved a few years ago because it mixes together everything that NPCs use to blast their brains into paste: sex, wealth, and the banality of everyday life, all exaggerated to obscene levels. I'm not too familiar with Baudrillard's writing, but I think this is similar to what he would call a simulacra - something that means nothing except its literal value. No artistic merit, no deeper allegory, no beauty, no inspiration to better oneself. Every single shot is a jagged jump cut that assault's the viewer. All noise, all the time.
Stuff like this is force-fed to hundreds of millions of people every day by YT algorithms, and they simply don't have the IQ to recognize it for what it is and defend themselves against it by not watching it. They see a thumbnail with some guy making a fear grimace and giant block text and they just click on it because they might as well be animals. Same principle as a supernormal stimulus, which is a term you should learn if you haven't already.
It's easy to hate them (I don't want to sound like a pompous snob either) but I think it's mostly a byproduct of the information age. In medieval times, people wouldn't be exposed to anything resembling this, and they would get their cultural and spiritual foundations from their churches and families. As religion and deeper spiritual meanings are ripped out of public life and people are allowed to choose their own ways, materialism wins out because it's literally right in front of people and requires nothing but the basic faculty of vision or hearing.