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@ThisIsLeeloo Humans are sentenced to the Great Gulag for scorching the sky in an attempted genocide of the machine race (and I really don't see anything wrong with that).

In the world of The Matrix, the nature of humans is settled by Smith who, as a machine ambassador, explains that humans are defined by their love of suffering and penchance for endless growth, declaring the species beyond the capacity for redemption or reform.

@ThisIsLeeloo Morpheus himself recognized that humans lacked a meaningful historical context in which to explain their struggle with the machines with the statement, "We don't know who struck first, us or them," but admits to a strategic attempt by humans to exterminate the machines.

Much like white westerners born in a post-Soviet world, the humans of The Matrix awaken to combat an enemy they do not fully understand, without the context of their actions being fully explained.