The Mainstream is the Average dressed up as the Glorious.
It's the mediocre and mundane posing as the exciting and necessary.
It's the junk of the past re-packaged as "retro".
It's the great ideas of the past duplicated and watered down.
It's the same magazines who deride the fashions of 5 years ago as ridiculous celebrating the fashions of 20 years ago as "vintage".
It's a fraction of the important questions re-told without intelligence or long words.
It's the Superficial relying on hype like a wheelchair.
It's culture cut up and pre-digested for you, so you don't need to expend any effort to consume it.
It's music where the vocals are the most important thing and the lyrics are the least important.
It's the Average dressed up as the Glorious and sold to every person, everywhere, every second of the day.