Teen Vogue says insurrection is fine if you agree with their views

April 2, 2024

By Tim Worstall

According to Teen Vogue, insurrection is good. No, really, insurrection against the United States government is just fine — admirable even.

For the Nationalist Party, staging an armed occupation was the only option Puerto Ricans had to demonstrate their dedication to self-determination. They believed that Puerto Ricans had for too long relied on electoral politics to produce long-lasting change, as voting had only provided them with different versions of the same institution.

This is, clearly, rather different from the view of the January 6 riot/demonstration/insurrection (use whichever descriptor you prefer).


an apparent attempt to overthrow the election that resulted in Joseph Biden being the 46th president of the United States. Urged on by Donald Trump’s insidious lies about election fraud, rioters reportedly screamed “Trump sent us!” at Capitol Police officers. 


There’s a troubling, sharp partisan divide in determining whether the insurrectionists and their supporters in government should be held accountable, and debate over what accountability looks like. 


The country watched in shock last week as a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol Building in an effort to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election. During the insurrection,

According to Teen Vogue Americans demonstrating/insurrecting is a terrible, shocking, crime, while Puerto Ricans actually plotting a proper insurrection is something to be celebrated. For, yes, all four of those quotes are indeed from the same magazine, Teen Vogue.

Apparently, foreigners* protesting the American government is just great, Americans doing so isn’t. Seems a very odd way of thinking about things to us.

*Yes, we know Puerto Ricans are citizens and so not foreigners. But that’s not the way Teen Vogue seems to be thinking about it.


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