I've seen the recurrent argument on song sites that songs are great if and because they are popular. My reasons for invoking the antebellum South and Hitler is because of the role that collective passions can play in making something popular...and because...people are generally familiar with those examples.

What? ...old axiom?

I wasn't addressing you. I was addressing another commenter and prefaced it with..."a contrasting viewpoint" so as not to seem argumentative.

You...then...introjected youself with a dismissive insult for the purpose of creating and amplifying a side issue into a cliche argument and then mounting the high horse.

Now didn't you?

No..no...really. Didn't you?