Does Teen Vogue actually ever talk about fashion anymore? We’re not sure, but it sure seems like every time we hear about this decrepit publication, it’s because they’ve gone overboard in describing President Trump as a Nazi, telling their teen readers that racism is in their blood, or, as is the case today, deeming America a hopelessly reprehensible nation. We’re sure there’s a readership out there that appreciates this claptrap, but man, we would honestly hate to meet those people.
The online magazine’s latest foray into nationalistic self-loathing came in the form of an essay by columnist Kandist Mallett. Called “There’s No Such Thing As a United America,” Mallett dedicated her piece to bashing a country that was founded “through the genocide of Indigenous peoples” and profited “through the enslavement of Africans.”
“At its core, America’s values are white supremacy and capitalism,” she proclaimed. “That is true no matter who has been in office.”
Mallett took a moment to slam Joe Biden for offering up the possibility of a “united America,” telling readers that it was nothing more than “nationalist propaganda.”
“Americans have never been united,” she wrote, “and have been kept apart and pitted against one another by the state. From geographic segregation to immigration bans and racist policing, the U.S. has privileged the lives and security of some residents at the expense of others.”
What a joy it must be to live with these kinds of sick ideas in one’s head. How these people can even get themselves out of bed in the morning, much less pen seething essays, is a mystery. We can only assume that it is connected in some way to the exploding popularity of legal marijuana.
“Why should people who have been systematically oppressed — and who have struggled against the government for true freedom — be asked to hold hands with their oppressors?” Mallett laboriously continued. “Why are we still acting like we can get along with these people — or would we even want to? The only political unity that we should be trying to strive for is with those who are trying to build the world we actually need.”
We have some doubts as to whether teen girls are actually reading this nonsense, but maybe that’s just our own bright-eyed optimism winning out over the cold, hard reality of the world. The idea that a whole generation is going to grow up internalizing these poisonous political viewpoints is simply too depressing to consider.