Why is Teen Vogue pushing Karl Marx to its young readers? Unfortunately, the magazine that bills itself as “the young person’s guide to saving the world” has a history of pushing the ideas of class struggle and Marxist revolution to this demographic.
If anything, the national crisis has given the publication elbow room to promote these views more openly.
welcome to marx! https://t.co/VMJZasQyot
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) June 17, 2020
The magazine’s article, “Who Is Karl Marx: Meet the Anti-Capitalist Scholar,” doesn’t just whitewash the atrocities committed under the name of Marx’s idea of communism –including the fact that over 100 million people have been killed in the name of communism — it fails to mention them at all.
Instead, it implicitly romanticizes communism, following a common and naive tactic of those who haven’t had to live under it.
This isn’t the first time Teen Vogue pushed Marxist propaganda. They’ve been steadfastly pushing anti-capitalist (read “anti-American”) messages — and instigating victimhood mentality — among their readers well before this latest piece.
My latest column for @TeenVogue breaks down the idea of class solidarity, which lies at the heart of working class resistance to bosses and tyranny. Right now, it’s also a strategy for survival. No one is coming to save us; our only hope is one another. https://t.co/EfyvWi6n6S
— Kim Kelly (@GrimKim) June 3, 2020
Teen Vogue also recently portrayed members of Antifa as the victims of institutionalized racism by portraying the often-violent group as a force that really just “aspires toward creating a better world.”
🗣 “Antifa grows out of a larger revolutionary politics that aspires toward creating a better world, but the primary motivation is to stop racists from organizing.” https://t.co/ShS2RPfDN2
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) June 1, 2020
Historically, Teen Vogue has been quite comfortable pushing extremist ideas and outrageous theories. In the summer of 2019, the magazine encouraged children to explore prostitution as a career. The article, titled “Why Sex Work Is Real Work,” was authored by a medical doctor who argued:
“The idea of purchasing intimacy and paying for the services can be affirming for many people who need human connection, friendship, and emotional support,” wrote Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng
The article failed to ignore the number of women forced into the “profession” or abused by it.
If we’re looking at what is driving a cultural turnover in our youth, we need to look at every source of indoctrination, including magazines that read very much like foreign propaganda pieces.