Originally Posted by HDMe2
You may have missed the point in that scene...
We had been hearing all about how Julian (in the future) kills tens of thousands of people... which sounds like a really bad thing...
BUT... the scene we see isn't Julian killing people... he is ordering people to be unplugged from the corporate slavery machine. Arguably, the people are already "dead" in a sense because they have been implanted with a chip and have all their personality and freedom overwritten... and with no way to remove that chip (or so we are told)... he believes he is freeing those people by turning them off... which leads to them also being dead.
From Julian's perspective it is like taking the life-support off of a person who has no hope of waking up and has been in a coma for a long time.
That scene is meant to show us that the corporations already killed (essentially) those people... Julian is being merciful in unplugging them.
Here's where we have to agree to disagree. I didn't miss that he was basically killing zombies, but from the way it was presented, from the horror on the face of his follower, to the satanic beard Julian has grown, it was pretty clear he was doing a bad thing. At the very least he was assuming he had the right to decide whose life is worth living, in effect playing God. I agree that there is a gray area here but whether those he killed had any kind of meaningful life is not the point-he murdered innocents, to advance his own agenda.
Its another of those moral decisions that the show is so good at presenting without offerring easy answers. They leave it to the viewer to filter it through their own beliefs and moral code to pass judgment.