There's a Socialism Version of Monopoly and Guess What? Leftists Don't Like it - Granite Grok

There’s a Socialism Version of Monopoly and Guess What? Leftists Don’t Like it

Monopoly Socialism

The folks at Hasbro have had some fun with the un-fun angry people on the left. Last year they introduced the Socialism version of Monopoly and the leftists, naturally, are offended.

“Snarkily mocks concepts that are actually helpful to society,” said one reviewer on Amazon. “Supposed to be ‘funny’ I guess? Interesting that the underlying message is that capitalism is great, and yet the manufacturers produced such a shoddy product.”

That’s the sort of response you’d expect from someone who glorifies socialism from within the comforting arms of a free-market economy. Plant them permanently under the boot of an actual socialist regime. Remove the assumption they’ll be one of the lucky few who enjoy the perks of the ruling class (call it, reality). And watch them change their Marxist stripes.

So how does Hasbro explain their game?

Contribute to the Community Fund…unless you choose deplete it. Consider the best interest of the group…unless you want to forget that and just do what you need to do CHANCE CARDS: Working together might seem ideal, but Chance Cards can abruptly shake things up with things such as lousy neighbors, vegan meatloaf, and bad plumbing FUN ADULT PARTY GAME: Get ready for laughs as the twists and turns of life put a damper on working toward a shared, utopian society. Cooperation isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be In the Monopoly Socialism game players move around the board working together to make a better community by managing and contributing to projects such as a no-tip vegan restaurant, an all-winners school, or a museum of co-creation. But nobody said that cooperation is easy! Drawing a Chance card presents the flip side of striving for the perfect utopian society. You’ll have issues with your neighbors, your DIY community projects go awry, you’re constantly voting to shake things up, and there’s always an emergency that requires dipping into the Community Fund! Contribute all 10 of your chips to win the game, unless the Community Fund runs out of money and everyone loses. So much for a socialist utopia.

No kidding. Class warfare is the bomb until you discover that means two-classes — one well off and then the rest of you. And guess what. You’re with the rest.

“Obviously, there are critiques of socialism and people can say maybe the market is better at delivering certain types of services than the government,” [Nick Kapur, an assistant professor of history at Rutgers University]…told CNN. “But this game didn’t seem to be talking in those terms at all, it just seemed to be saying that ‘Socialism is bad, it makes you poor, you gotta give your money away constantly.'”

Challenge accepted Professor.

The average of the sum of government spending proposed by the manifold of left-wing candidates for president represents what? The mere beginnings of  Democrat Socialist dream-building. A Marxist bucket-list that will add many hundreds of trillions in new spending (on top of the scores of trillions for which we’re already on the hook) will be paid for by [blank].

Paid for by whom?

Everyone, forever. Except for the ruling class. A handful of well-connected oligarchic despots wading in the wealth of others leaving nearly everyone else stranded on a subsistence-lifestyle island. A land where learning to work the system or steal from it (or everyone else) is the best course to bettering your economic welfare. It’s the very thing the socialists accuse the capitalists of doing to justify the institutionalized misery of their so-called utopian solution.

It’s $99.95 new with some resellers charging more. Sounds like a lot for a board game but there’s nothing cheap about socialism and maybe that’s the point of the pricing. Socialism isn’t worth the cost of admission. Not even when it’s a board game.

| Daily Wire