The days of Teen Vogue giving uncomfortable sex advice so adolescents don’t have to have awkward talks with their parents is so last generation. This generation is kept abreast of the ‘woke’ movement with calls to arms and socialist mobilization.
A recent op-ed in its online publication called to “mobilize toward building a socialist future” and “shift the tide in favor of socialism.” It calls socialism “the only system that will guarantee us a livable planet and life unburdened from economic exploitation, crushing debt, and racial castes.” In conclusion, “there is no future for us under capitalism” the piece exclaims.
As if the piece weren’t ridiculous enough already, it is penned by a 17-year-old from Massachusetts, deemed a political organizer. The op-ed is titled “The Democratic Socialists of America Can Mobilize Gen Z’ers Like Me.”
It’s hard to say which is more terrifying; that a 17-year-old American child believes this nonsense, or that adults are turning over public platforms to these baby socialists. The young writer was one of the youngest delegates to participate in the Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) national convention.
Teen Vogue’s official Twitter account tweeted the Op-Ed with the caption “A Socialist Manifesto for Gen Z, By Gen Z” accompanied by the writer’s quote, “If we, the generation whose souls have not yet been crushed by capitalism, choose to use these tools, we can shift the tide in favor of socialism.”
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) August 5, 2021
Despite touting a soul “not yet crushed by capitalism” the young writer goes on to essentially claim their young soul was, indeed, crushed by former President Donald Trump. The writer attributes her perceived moral compass to “defining life experiences” such as a “fascist presidential administration, pandemic, economic collapse, and a historic uprising for Black lives.” The socialist then calls on her generation “to mobilize toward building a socialist future” because Gen Z is so proudly open to ideological radicalization.”
Her short 17 years on this planet has allowed her to watch capitalism “fail time and again.” For example, she thinks she has “experienced two of the country’s worst recessions.” How adorable. But she is not just wise beyond her years; no, she is brave. So brave, she risked her life to work at a restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic.
“When I regained employment after Massachusetts reopened, I witnessed capitalism’s lack of regard for human life firsthand…Going to work meant risking my life to perform labor because the ruling class had decided that dead frontline workers were just the collateral damage of their profit-motivated reopening” she stated. What bravery.