How has the 45th American presidency begun affecting the greater cultural landscape? What micro and macro markers are developing that will remain as part of the historical discourse locally and globally?
I've been listening to a lot of Bush-era music lately, and there's a real doomsday feel to it that seems positively adorable today. As I've been seeking more out it feels like there was a profound change of cultural outlook across the mass-media spectrum not only from 9/11, but from the rhetoric, actions, and global support of the American presidency that followed. Things moved sharply from mild embarrassment that Bush had been elected to (now) surprisingly bleak sentiments and predictions of an increasingly militarized and authoritarian future.
Considering the new abyss we're plumbing with 45 in charge, it feels like the zeitgeist hasn't had a chance to absorb and begin fully articulating the change in political climate and landscape. What cultural leaders and landmarks should I be looking to now to watch this shift in realtime? I've got the Oliver contingent covered, I'm thinking less directed but more pervasive channels like music, literature, movies, non-talkshow TV, etc.