Teen Vogue: Mobilize Towards A Socialist Future
Teen Vogue: Mobilize Towards A Socialist Future
August 7, 2021
Perusing the articles in Teen Vogue today, you will find. the superficial fluff stories of Dua Lipa’s five-inch heels. Who cares? Hip-hop star Lizzo explaining twerking’s origins in Black culture. Oh, goody! And, let’s not forget this gold-an OpEd on how Gen-Z needs to mobilize towards socialism.
Calla Walsh, a teen who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, pens the screed, calling for mobilization of Generation Z.
I’m a 17-year-old socialist. For my generation, a fascist presidential administration, pandemic, economic collapse, and a historic uprising for Black lives have shaped our worldview. These defining events and movements have caused Gen Z to become more disillusioned with capitalism and the white-supremacist, bourgeois state than older generations. As the youngest delegate at this week’s Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) National Convention, I urge members of my generation to mobilize toward building a socialist future.”-Calla Walsh
Oh, wow. Cambridge Calla went there right out the gate. Let’s talk about this “fascist presidential administration” you speak of, dear wet-behind-the-ears teen of the white, upper middle class. I mean, after all, there is nothing fascist at all about demanding citizens carry a “passport” to say they received a few shots in the arm. There is nothing fascist about circumventing the legal process by organizations that are not part of the legal branches of government creating “laws”. And you want to go there with the pandemic, Calla? Nothing fascist at all about a media majority of controlled propaganda that selectively spreads the news and leaves out convenient facts. The media did this also with your “uprising for Black lives which changed your worldview”. Did they show cities being burned? Yes. Did they show the white people (not people of color) who came from other towns to torch these cities to the ground in the name of “equality”? Who are the fascists now, oh fair-haired teen activist?
But the little twit actually believes what she is saying.
We have watched capitalism fail time and again, having experienced two of the country’s worst recessions, in 2008 and again in 2020.”-Calla Walsh
Psst. We didn’t enter a recession until the Democrats caused pandemic panic and shut everything down in March of 2020. And, oh, boo-hoo, she says she didn’t qualify for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. (Sniffle.) But go on, continue…
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. I worked in a restaurant from July to November 2020, when it closed again because of COVID-19, and I joined DSA that October.”-Calla Walsh
Yes, Calla was risking her life working during a time she can catch a virus that she will has a fair chance of recovering from for the ruling class of Cambridge. Fetching coffee for those double-masked Harvard professors who did not want young people COVID germs, I am certain. In that case, all of us who worked consistently from the start of the COVID-19 hysteria, we “risking our lives”. But we did it anyway. Why? Because we wanted to and needed to support our families. Because we did not want government hand-outs that come with conditions. We’re too smart for that. And as far as lack of regard for human life, Calla? Ask any person who is older than you who may have fled from a Socialist-gone-Communist country about the lack of regard for human life. Can’t find anyone in your little idealistic community of upper-middle-class rich kids who think being members of the YDSA is cool? You and your teen “comrades” should crack open a history book. Try it, you may learn something other than what your teachers are bottle-feeding you. Or you can look to Twitter where you spout your delusional beliefs about how great America would be under Socialism for some real-world advice:
How can anyone be so ignorant about a system (Socialism) that has destroyed millions of lives and families! Did you know Hitler was a socialist? #SOSCuba
— Carlos (@Carlos56150534) August 7, 2021
And, I spit out my coffee on this one:
Don’t you go to a gender binary private school that costs $54,000 per year? Don’t capitalists pay for your privilege? Wait until you find out who owns Teen Vogue.
— Jim Bondi (@bondi_jim) August 6, 2021
But, from the moment Cambridge Calla started school, she just knew she was the most special thing in the world to save humanity. The kids who go into corners crying when their feelings get hurt. The kids who have not been taught consequences for their actions. The kids who get trophies for, like, everything. The kids who think the world revolves around them and the rest of us “old Boomers and Gen X-ers” should just shut up and listen because we can’t use a cell phone or any technology, for that matter.
From the moment we started school, members of Gen Z have been told that we would be the ones to save humanity from our current overwhelming conditions. This concept of “Gen Z saviorism” serves to shift the responsibility to fix our world’s problems from the shoulders of older generations and systems that caused these problems to younger generations who will be forced to bear the brunt of the impacts. We are not saviors, and we need to be activated in a socialist way.”-Calla Walsh
Oh, delusional teens who hate the (Orange) man! Heed Calla’s call and defeat the “white-supremacist, bourgeois state”, oh Saviors of Socialism! YOU are the chosen ones. Next up in Teen Vogue? Ideas on where to purchase those perfect $200 ugly-ass, mom-jeans to wear to that next protest with your comrades. Pair them up with that perfect make-up look, completed by $40 Chanel eyeliner.
Photo Credit: Andreas Nordh/FlickR/Creative Commons/Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)/Cropped
Become a Victory Girl!
Follow Us On Twitter!