We thought this looked familiar, and that’s because it is familiar. Teen Vogue — which some might mistakenly assume is a fashion magazine aimed at teenage readers — ran a piece last May on everything you should know about Karl Marx because that’s the first place we’d look for information.
Apparently, the legacy of Karl Marx has become even more relevant to today’s political climate over the past year, so Teen Vogue is pushing the piece again.
The legacy of Karl Marx’s ideas and how they’re relevant to the current political climate: https://t.co/G9L2xUhkk1
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) June 24, 2019
“The anti-capitalist scholar’s ideas are often memed,” so we should all pay attention:
You may have come across communist memes on social media. The man, the meme, the legend behind this trend is Karl Marx, who developed the theory of communism, which advocates for workers’ control over their labor (instead of their bosses). The political philosopher turned 200-years-old on May 5, but his ideas can still teach us about the past and present.
While you may not necessarily identify as a Marxist, socialist, or communist, you can still use Karl Marx’s ideas to use history and class struggles to better understand how the current sociopolitical climate in America came to be. Instead of looking at President Donald Trump’s victory in November 2016 as a snapshot, we can turn to the bigger picture of what previous events lead us up to the current moment.
A snapshot of what?
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) June 24, 2019
They're a great guide of what not to do.
— neontaster (@neontaster) June 24, 2019
They're an incomplete guide. Leveraging lying by omission to make a series of ideas look like a feasible government system.
In course of deduction, a framework for all possible guides of what not to do.
— Failed Sequitur Proc (@FailSeqProc) June 24, 2019
Like most teens, Marx never did hold down a decent, full-time job that supported an entire family.
— Charles Bellows (@charles_bellows) June 24, 2019
He’s got a great diet plan for all the young ladies
— Leon: The Semi-Pro (@leon_semi) June 24, 2019
No mention of mass famine. Maybe this is a different Marx?
— Paul Holdsworth (@PaulHol03756299) June 24, 2019
— JWF (@JammieWF) June 24, 2019
— Some guy tweeted something 🤷🏻♂️ (@jtLOL) June 24, 2019
His legacy is millions and millions of dead civilians while millions more suffered under ruthless tyranny.
But other than that…
— Sir learn to code Mycroft (@sir_mycroft) June 24, 2019
Gulags. Lots and lots of gulags.
— Stop Making Sense (@Talkinghead2017) June 24, 2019
Well, cheerleading the ideology that murdered 100 million innocents and enslaved and oppressed hundreds of millions more…is one way to play this. My wife grew up in Communist Romania, & our daughters know Communism better. They'll be mocking Teen Vogue rather than reading it.
— Tim Hamilton (@TSHamiltonAstro) June 24, 2019
Funny … many of the ideas behind the green movement are BASED on Marxist philosophy.
— Serenity Now (@johnfrendo) June 24, 2019
Teen Vogue… and Karl Marx… wtf. Well, at least it explains the whole sex industry articles the other week.
— Deplorably Toxic (@erok1975) June 24, 2019
I used to read Seventeen in the 90s and learned how to revamp my daybed, but I guess Marx is fun, too!
— Tiki Room Vintage (@tikiroomvintage) June 24, 2019
"He studied law, but was more interested in other topics. An early important influence was the Jewish socialist Moses Hess, who later would be one of the founders of Zionism." Enjoy explaining this leftists.
— Nick Rico (@nickjricciardi) June 24, 2019
Next week in TeenVogue: Adolf Hitler, and how his ideas are still relevant to the narrative of the extreme left wing of the Democratic party.
— Lagonda Blogger🔮 (@Lagonda_Blogger) June 24, 2019
Death, destruction and poverty are his lasting legacies. He’s relevant only as a cautionary tale of stupidity.
— Yep (@Yep01049985) June 24, 2019
Totally worked the last time, top notch job @TeenVogue
— Daniel Di Stefano (@daniel_distefs) June 24, 2019
The sad thing is, Teen Vogue got one thing right: Karl Marx is relevant to the current political climate; just wait until the first Democratic debates.
Teen Vogue drops some science, says the idea of the biologically male or female body is ‘totally wrong’ https://t.co/GzxP3g1aUA
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 1, 2019