Hasbro, the makers of the iconic family game Monopoly, released a new satirical socialist-themed spin on the old classic, drawing vocal reactions from the left and the right.
Monopoly is a vastly popular game that challenges players to engage in pretend capitalism, purchasing the most “property” as they seek to monopolize the board. Hasbro recently released a spinoff version of the game called Monopoly: Socialism, which mocks the anti-capitalist economic system. A professor from Rutgers University went viral on Thursday when he purchased the game and posted a series of 20 tweets critiquing its negative depiction of socialism, creating a flurry of online debate.
Conservative documentary maker and political pundit Dinesh D’Souza reminded his Twitter following of socialism’s negative economic effects.
However, not everybody found the parody game to be so insightful. Some on the left alleged that it doesn’t do enough to “understand” socialism and how it might theoretically work.
Other pundits joined the conversation to slam those who play the game. AV columnist Reid McCarter published an article suggesting that it’s made “by dipshits for dipshits.”
Professor Nick Kapur, who seems to have made the parody Monopoly go viral in the first place, agrees with McCarter. According to him, the only possible target audience for such a game is “hate-filled Boomers raised during the Cold War.” source
I am NOT hate filled. I just think that Capitalism is one of things which has made America great from the beginning. Sadly, I think that Atheists, Socialists and God-haters in general have almost destroyed our country.
Well, I think that the timing of bringing this version of the iconic game out is simply brilliant!
The herd mentality of the Left is appalling. You want a snapshot of these people?
AOC typifies the minds of the Leftist herd.
And you can bet that the meetings of globalists behind iron doors, has become a marathon – NOT just a meeting. These people still have the rotten taste in their collective mouths over the 2016 election.
They just did not see that coming. And man, did it put a hitch in their plans for the world!
Bernie Sanders has had a love affair with Russia for most of his life. But I am sure that it broke the Comrade’s heart when he saw the breakup of the Soviet Union.
The young followers of Comrade Bernie have NO clue about the real plans this man has for America. He is the globalist’s dream for the U.S.
Remember – the only thing standing in the way of the NWO is a strong America.
And if Comrade Bernie ups his game and prevails as the Democratic candidate, and then goes on to beat our president; America will be as Benjamin Franklin stated so articulately:
Part of the speech from Franklin during The Constitutional Convention:
“In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other.” ~Benjamin Franklin
I’m sure that I do not need to tell the reader that the “despotic government” of which Benjamin Franklin speaks is the LEFT. They are the enemy of our Constitutional Republic.
An article to send to your Leftist friends and family:
So much for Danish socialism: Bernie Sanders’s spending plans would Sovietize the U.S.
Insisting he’d only like to make America into ‘Denmark,’ and always mocking concerns about socialism’s historic record, Bernie Sanders keeps coming up with ever grander sweeping socialist spending proposals. His latest is a $16 trillion “greener” new deal, which would end carbon production in the U.S., permit only government ownership of renewable energy and imprison U.S. energy executives. It comes on top of a slew of other massive spending proposals.
John Merline at Issues & Insights decided to run the numbers on just what Sanders is proposing that’s drawing all those cheers, and found something alarming:
So let’s do the math. Over 10 years, Sanders wants to spend: almost $33 trillion on Medicare for All, more than $16 trillion on a Green New Deal, $2 trillion on free college and debt forgiveness, $3.5 trillion on a jobs guarantee, and $1.8 trillion on new Social Security benefits. Add it all up, and it’s more than $5.6 trillion a year. Assuming that every one of these programs costs more than Sanders claims, the grand total would easily reach $6 trillion a year.
Numbers are building blocks, and it’s the implication of those numbers that’s what’s really scary. Merline found those, too:
For those keeping score, that would more than double the size of the federal government, which this year will spend a total of $4.5 trillion.
Looked at more broadly, it would result in the federal government’s claim on the economy climbing to 48% of GDP. When you add in state and local government spending, total government share of GDP would top to 62%.
That would make the U.S. a far more socialist nation than Finland (where government spending accounts for 57% of GDP), Denmark (54.5%), Sweden (49.6%) or Norway (48.8%), and to the left of every other industrialized country.
That’s a government takeover of the economy. And to pay for this, billionaires would not be sufficient, he writes – Americans would see their taxes tripled down the line to pay for all this free stuff. That’s assuming static-account ledgering of course, nobody going Galt and simply saying ‘I’m not going to produce.’ Color us skeptical on that being how it is going to work.
Bottom line: that this isn’t Denmark Sanders is proposing, given the size of the U.S. economy he’s proposing to effectively take over, this far more similar to the size percentage of the economy the Soviet Union controlled. Same place where Sanders spent his honeymoon, the country he’s always identified with historically. He’s going big.
When you throw in that under Sanders greener new deal, all alternative energy would be socialized as the property of the state (public ownership, they call it) and Bernie himself tweets that energy executives would be imprisoned, you start to get a whiff of the coercive flavor that inevitably comes of an authentic government takeover of the economy such as Sanders is proposing. Short story: Sanders is not serious about turning America into Denmark, he just wants you to think he is.
It’s actually very chilling. One of these days, someone like Bernie may well take power. The pendulum swings here, and the crowds are big at the Bernie rallies, meaning a lot of truly enthusiastic supporters, convinced that paradise is around the corner with a government takeover, same as Lenin and Hugo Chavez convinced their comparable crowds. America could never become the USSR or Venezuela as a result of Bernie’s takeover of America’s energy industry, could it? They’re sure it can’t, because Bernie says Denmark.
The numbers tell a different story. Read the whole thing here.
In Benjamin Franklin’s quote, remember he talked about the people becoming so corrupt? We are there, brethren.
The appalling number of babies murdered in the womb coupled together with the SCOTUS redefining marriage to mean between any two people (gay marriage) leaves America in a very vulnerable state.
Do you really think that our Holy God will continue to bless America? He loves and blesses His Remnant of believers. Whomever wins the 2020 election will be who God allows to win.