I'm just sort of thinking out loud... In the early 90's there was kind of this uprising of people like the grungers who were tired of the Republican materialistic kind of values that had been characterizing the past era... they'd grown up in broken homes and were trying to fight for their roots and their rights, there was this feeling of realness... In the early 2000's I feel like there was this split between like, "party hard, be superficial, let's have a war" and this gothy underground scene of people who felt misfit in all that, a lot of us had real problems with depression and self harm, it was a tough time to be a misfit... It felt so weird later into the 2000's when those two extremes seemed to morph into one thing, stuff like Fall Out Boy and My Space... After Obama was elected things felt more peaceful to me but also more isolated, technology was taking over and movies like Her about being isolated with technology to the point of falling in love with it didn't feel too far fetched. I feel like nowadays, the rise of technology has made it easier for far right types and far left types to really seriously isolate themselves with a chorus of like minded types, and there's this feeling of people being at war... Someone spewing hateful language being elected President doesn't feel too surprising.
So I don't know... I could see the 2020's being characterized by more political involvement than there's ever been before... I mean there is only so much isolation anyone can take and with someone polarizing as Trump being elected and with so many voices being raised via technology it's going to be harder to just hide from all that. You're already seeing it taking place really, like with everyone wearing black to the Golden Globes. Truthfully though, I hope that doesn't mean another celebrity President, I hope it just means more involvement in general.