Relax man, life isnt a mission checklist. Not everything needs an immediate constructive result. No pomposity that I can detect here either, perhaps you mean hubris? No need to be that guy. I am sure we are all contrarians to a degree, but this kind of `critical` reflection is just deconstruction. I say it a lot but people are not robots!
The point would be to demonstrate decline anyway, not to crow over our smartness. I dont think this stuff is made by stupid people (well, a couple). It is evil and a symptom of bad times. Know your enemy. Also some disparate threads can reveal themselves in this way.