According to RM, the band's charismatic frontman, this is a serious and profound question. He takes a breather to collect his thoughts. BTS' boundary-breaking, hegemony-overturning global triumph as an interconnected 21st century act is like a look into an alternate reality where the promise of the interconnected 21st century is truly being fulfilled. All of BTS' charisma, genre-defying, slick but personal music, and even their casually nontoxic, skin-care-intensive style of masculinity—everything about it feels like a visitation from a brighter, more hopeful timeline.. As far as R.M. is concerned, all of this contrasts with a darker environment all around them,…