Teen Vogue Urges Gen Z to Mobilize, Build ‘Socialist Future’: ‘No Future Under Capitalism’

Teen Vogue urged its young readers in a recent online publication to “mobilize toward building a socialist future” and “shift the tide in favor of socialism,” describing it as “the only system that will guarantee us a livable planet and life unburdened from economic exploitation, crushing debt, and racial castes,” while claiming, “there is no future for us under capitalism.”

The op-ed, titled “The Democratic Socialists of America Can Mobilize Gen Z’ers Like Me,” was penned by Calla Walsh, a 17-year-old political organizer from Massachusetts and one of the youngest delegates to this week’s Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) national convention.

Noting that some of the “defining life experiences” affecting one’s political consciousness occur during adolescence, Walsh described herself as “a 17-year-old socialist” who attributes a “fascist presidential administration, pandemic, economic collapse, and a historic uprising for Black lives” to having shaped her generation’s 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,” she wrote. – READ MORE

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