Popular artwork does not just reflect a society’s values and beliefs, but it also serves to shape and create them. Creative endeavors should be aligned with the highest ideals of mankind, but this is obviously not what is happening today. If we are able to raise up aesthetic appreciation of the common man, then we will have a much easier time creating a beautiful world.
I know this post is a bit out of order, but a fellow Oracle host and I explored this topic earlier this month. Check out Exposing the Corrupted World of Art with Mike Sledge for a crucial conversation.