I guess this pertains more to the U.S. and other Anglo colonial nations like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. Other colonial nations like those in Latin America tend to have more interesting cultures with some native influence, so I don't think they really count. Europeans, Chinese, Indians, and basically every other Old World society don't count as well due to them having each a cultural tradition spanning back thousands of years before corporations existed and could have an effect. Now what I'm saying is that as someone who is from the U.S. I don't really think we have a culture. And not because we haven't been around for too long but rather every time we try to make some kind of basic cultural construct, it immediately gets hijacked and coopted by large corporations who stunt it into a purely kitsch form. Essentially making the construct soulless and tacky while depleting it of all ideas and risks only to pump it dry for the sake of endless profits. A.K.A Hollywood, record studios, music distribution companies, media conglomerates, and Disney all contributing to this horrendous "CELEBRITY CULTURE" which just drains the living souls out of everyone and makes everyone stupid, blind, soulless consumers. Often times with the celebrities themselves being stupid, worthless, and basically contributing nothing of value say for the propaganda purposes of megacorps who need the blind masses to CONSUME!!! never question these corporations taking advantage of us, and making us too dumb and distracted to care about politics or notice the neoliberal elites taking away our rights for these corporations. I feel like this might actually be what is contributing to our societies apathy towards things like mass shootings, violations of civil liberties, rogue cops, etc. Because I feel like this might be the single contributing factor as to why America has no morality to defend it's republic and egalitarian liberties for which the very base of it's culture should represent. Because we have no culture! Therefore we have no way to stand up to fascists or any other subversive groups, and we become more radicalized and polarized by the day due to a lack of a foundation from which to fall back upon. Am I crazy? Is this a moot point? I can't help but notice that Biden brought Lady Gaga to sing for his inauguration, which only seems to me to cement the idea that our neoliberal rulers want us to consume and be pacified by celebrity culture. Also when was the last time you saw good architecture built here in America? Not just bland warehouses, and cheap prefab schools and corporate HQs? Or bland single story suburban homes? Is Architecture also dead?