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Now Available at Target: "Monopoly: Socialism"
Target stores are now selling an all-new edition parody edition of Monopoly and poor little leftists are losing their minds over it.
The latest version of the popular game from Hasbro excoriates Socialism and features taglines such as “what’s yours is ours” and “winning is for capitalists."
In "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!
You’ll have issues with your neighbors, your 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!
Needless to say, conservatives are loving it and far-left liberals slipping into a full, "scream at the sky" meltdowns.
Check out this piece from far-left website Splinternews.com:
That “Monopoly: Socialism” (featuring the taglines “what’s yours is ours” and “winning is for capitalists”) exists at all is depressing in and of itself, given the constant right-wing scaremongering about the U.S. turning into Soviet Russia if, god forbid, people were given adequate healthcare. But, it also seems to be profoundly—if predictably—lame as hell.
“Contribute to the Community Fund…unless you choose deplete it,” the official description on Target’s website reads. “Consider the best interest of the group…unless you want to forget that and just do what you need to do.”
I’ve reached out to Hasbro to figure out just what the hell is going on here, how the game came about, and how people are reacting to this bizarre addition to its already bizarre line-up of Monopoly spin-offs. I will update this post if Hasbro responds.
Some pro-Socialist blogger on Twitter bought a copy of the game and posted about it in a desperate attempt to defend Socialism. Grab your popcorn and read the comments under his lengthy, multi-tweet diatribe.
I bought a copy of Hasbro's mean-spirited and woefully ill-informed "MONOPOLY: SOCIALISM" board game so you don't have to - a thread 1/ pic.twitter.com/YhZWDjkAnj— Nick Kapur (@nick_kapur) August 21, 2019
Now grab your beer and listen to Hammer and Nigel's take on the game.