If movies have taught us anything, it's that when faced with a difficult moral dilemma -- do you save the school bus full of orphans or save your soul by not torturing a guy -- the answer is always "f**k you. Both!" Does Neo save Trinity or save the future of the human race? The Architect of the known world clearly lays out that it's impossible to do both. f**k you, he does both by performing surgery with his hands and doing the machines a solid. Does Superman save Lois or save everyone on the West Coast? He physically doesn't have time to do both. Fudge you, he defies the laws of time itself to do both. Movies have taught us time and time again that everything works out in the end for the guys who stick to their principles. As though there were a free "Have your cake and eat it too" stand on the moral high road.
But movies (you may want to sit down for this one) aren't real life. On the mean streets of existence, "When they go low, we go high" is a great way to get punched in the crotch. Or eaten by vicious owls.