["I enjoy popular culture. People like you see "filth" and "trash" everywhere."]
In spite of "popular culture" Americans have also dumbed-down themselves quite a bit when compared to Americans of the past. Sure, lots of us like to have fun in our lives, but we also realize that there is a need to roll up our sleeves and work hard first. Then, when the day is over, we like to be proud of our accomplishments and have some fun at that point.