Things in contemporary America are far from ideal. Perhaps most significantly, the fiscal health of much of the American public is in serious decline. Skyrocketing inflation continues to crush working class families and the spending power of the dollar is on a serious decline. Less and less people are able to afford home ownership, and many simply rent. While the national average cost of rent fell by half-a-percent (0.5%) over the last year, most Americans in many regions of the country simply cannot afford to live on their own, and need multiple roommates or family members to earn income in order to simply survive at a basic level. Paired with the worsening economic climate, a cultural conflict has engulfed increasing aspects of ordinary life in the nation, as corporations and academic institutions continue to play larger roles in the battle for national identity.
Internationally, global powers like Russia and China, opposed to American dominance and prosperity, continue to act aggressively, emboldened by weak leadership in the oval office. In truth, things are tumultuous and unstable in every aspect of existence in America. In the south pacific, the Communist Chinese government continues its pattern of taking aggressive military and diplomatic positions, openly challenging U.S. dominance in the region as well as globally. In the middle of September, the nation shattered a military record and sent over 100 military aircraft (primarily in the form of jet fighters) over Taiwan.
In another report, according to the conservative media outlet Newsmax, the U.S. State Department alleges that China is investing billions each year in an international disinformation campaign to promote its national agenda and is acting out of self-interest. Utilizing the internet, the Global Engagement Center published a report and stated that the government in Beijing appears to be creating fake authors on platforms on social media and “news” websites to “publish” articles which appear unrelated to the government to further a pro-China agenda.