Throughout the annals of American history, it has been a hallmark statement that newfound immigrants to the shores of the union have always carried the belief that with hard work, consistent efforts towards assimilation, and sacrifice, a better life and a prosperous existence could be secured. Truly, the United States has long been championed by the world as a beacon of freedom, and an emblem of prosperity and opportunity. To this day, millions of people immigrate legally into the nation on an annual basis, and scores more do so illegally. In the country’s contemporary state of affairs, America is not the place it historically has been. Since president Joe Biden first entered the White House several years ago, domestic conditions within the nation have deteriorated. Economically, record levels of inflation brought about by irresponsible spending in Washington cripple the shrinking middle class, devaluing the dollar. Families continue to stumble under the increasing burdens they face, with nearly 60% living paycheck to paycheck. Alarmingly, the general public is not optimistic when considering the future of the country.
Despite worsening conditions domestically, many citizens remain woefully distracted by “pop culture”. Indeed, in contemporary American culture, sports athletes, music artists, and reality tv stars often receive more acclaim than important public servants. In simple terms, the American public at large is badly equipped when it comes to having a basic understanding of national history and the function of their own governing institutions. Despite this, media outlets continue to promote the activities of artists with relative indifference to this reality. According to the sun, Sophie Turner, a 27 year old English actress, moved into one of Taylor Swifts New York apartments following a divorce from Joe Jonas, a pop singer.
Swift has received national attention lately for her most recent relationship with football player Travis Kelce. Kelce believes the media has been “overdoing it” when it comes to the coverage of their new relationship.