It is still possible, although not easy, to find Goodness (that is truth, beauty and moral virtue) in the products of modern mainstream culture; but it is ever-more obvious that it is being used merely as a bait - and with obviously evil intent behind it.
To survey the bulk of the news of the day, advertising, official public relations and propaganda, mass entertainments and (not divisible from these) the supposedly 'high culture' of the arts, literature, sciences, philosophy etc... is to be subjected to a world of increasingly explicit evil.
Since the successful global totalitarian coup of early 2020; new culture has become homogenous with respect to its message; whether explicit or - blatantly - implied. And this message is in service to the agenda of purposive supernatural evil.
It has therefore become something of a trial for anyone with spiritual discernment to expose oneself to modern mainstream culture - and I do so only relatively briefly, infrequently, selectively and with 'filters' in place.
This selectivity is not difficult, since the quality of our culture has become so poor. But it is dismaying to perceive the way that skill and effort are so misplaced in service of value-inversion. I am not talking of real high culture - but stylish production values, clever and well-paced writing, impressive visuals, emotionally powerful music and the like.
I have noticed that any-thing spontaneously appealing and also widely-available - for example in a news story, advert, magazine, movie, sit com, sports event... is now being very deliberately used as bait on an ideological hook for pushing the Establishment line on the usual Litmus Test issues such as the birdemic-peck, climate emergency, antiracism or the latest and nastiest development of the sexual revolution.
For example, what was once my favourite leisure activity of watching cricket on TV has become bait for in-your-face ideological propaganda - such that I watch it less, and when I do with the sound turned-off and recorded - so that I can skip the lectures, 'woke' advertisements, and orchestrated and scripted displays of virtue signaling from players and commenters.
Any limited enjoyableness allowed and on offer in the mainstream media is apparently intended mainly to get us to lower our guards and open our minds to the poison.
Thus the double whammy suicide of Western culture. On the one hand, the dominant atheist, materialist Satanic West is actively destroying itself in line with the demonic strategy; and on the other hand, the West has become a thing that abundantly needs and deserves to die - from a Christian perspective - as an agent of evil.
Still, there remain yet some-things to enjoy, appreciate and be learned from our dwindling culture - but only if the doses are taken with due care and attention. It is asking for trouble to let down our guards.