Yes, good summary, rede.
I don't want to say this is exclusively what's going on, but symptoms can be seen (the general coarsening of the media, each successive movie having bigger explosions or bloodier scenes, etc.).

There's plenty of good wholesome stuff too.

But it's a struggle....
( life should be?)

more Later,
Pyrolysis creates reduced carbon! ...Time for the next step in our evolutionary symbiosis with fire.