If there’s a good word to describe modern culture, it’s disembodied. Much of the training and acculturation in the West tends towards a strange combination of doctrines.
People, especially the higher status ones, have come to believe that humans have no nature, and especially no animal nature. The idea is that the human body, along with the personality, rather than growing from a physically encoded template, can be completely reshaped through conditioning. It’s more than just the ‘blank slate’ hypothesis — it’s an argument against the existence of a slate at all. Part of the educational process is supposed to encourage both men and women to leave behind their animal natures entirely, any roles which nature may have assigned them, and then to create a new moral enforcement structure to attack anyone who tries to return to some of the more organic ways of being and relating to one another.
This helps also to explain the craze about some liberals to heap abuse upon any art or media that portrays ideal forms of beauty, along with the strange doctrine that love — which rests on animal attraction — is a union of two disembodied spirits with no essential biological motivation behind it. Toward that end, enormous amounts of propaganda and various chemicals besides go towards encouraging modern people to suppress their natural inclinations in service of what are often bureaucratic obligations.
Civilization isn’t in the business of trying to destroy the animal natures of people. What its institutions tend to do is to aim to put those animal drives towards some productive use or another, and to reduce opportunities for disorder.
In internet culture, people have become, at least in their perceptions, increasingly disembodied in their approaches to thought and life. People, especially on the left, want to believe that will alone can triumph over their own natures, and that a constant stream of barely researched propaganda can substitute for an acculturation which took thousands of years to develop.