Art As Protest? Rihanna's "American Oxygen"

"Breathe out...breathe in...This is the new America. We are the new America."  

The triumphs, complexities, contradictions, and dangers of The American Dream and its institutions artfully crafted in song and visual...

Or a weak attempt at social & political commentary through song & visual & pop culture's distorted lens?

Watch, listen, analyze, and decide for yourself.