American propaganda works to shape the way we see the world, and American propaganda works to teach us the rules, and American propaganda warns us what will happen to us if we don't follow the American rules.
On the other hand, high culture frees our mind, transcends the rules, and steps outside the taken-for-granted into ecstasy.
Popular culture dulls the mind, dulls the feelings, and ruins our taste, while high culture reaches the heights of the human mind, explores exquisite feelings, and leaves us with good taste.
So popular culture leaves us with a bad taste in our mouths, while high culture refreshes our taste and gives us an appetite for the very best.
So put your revolver away.