Culture Socialism Themed Monopoly Divides The Internet - Hasbro tells socialists to BTFO

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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.

Many conservatives chimed in to the discussion, taking advantage of the moment to discuss some of socialism’s failures. Author and Townhall senior columnist Kurt Schlichter highlighted how many people have died under redistributionist forms of government. (RELATED: Chicago Teachers Praise Venezuela During Trip To The Country)

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.”
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FierceBrosnan

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While they missed the opportunity to call it "Marxnopoly" anyone butthurt by this should really take a short jump out of a high helicopter.

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.
As he collects his fat salary from a for-profit college.
 

ZehnBoat

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the real question is "does it ruin friendships and makes you hate your family like real monopoly?"

While they missed the opportunity to call it "Marxnopoly" anyone butthurt by this should really take a short jump out of a high helicopter.
real monopoly is a nice subtle stab at capitalism
the psudo-socialists should shut up and sit down and get over it, they're not above insult
 
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I only skimmed the thread, but I noticed almost no fact based critiques of the game itself, it seemed to be just insecure whinging. Also, how the actual fuck would a trained economist actually try to justify socialism? I know that the American education system is horrifying on its best day, but this seems just a tad ridiculous.
 

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That "professor" Kapur is a piece of work. Check out the whole thing:

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Imagine being an "intellectual" but sperging out this hard over a fucking boardgame. :story:
Ragging on the pieces being old timey because "communism is outdated" and completely forgetting that OG Monopoly has a flat iron, a thimble, and a wheelbarrow as pieces. That is the face of a man who farts in jars so he can huff them after they mature, like a fine jenkem.
 

GeneralFriendliness

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Its a fucking board game and it seems to be mostly based on communist Russia at its worst, hence the old timey pieces, and its an interesting twist on a game that's usually about capitalism. Just how many idiots on Twitter are crazy and asshurt enough to legitimately see this as hurting their shitty movement? Not like a board game can make socialism look any worse than it already does.

Also holy cow, Twitter has more legit commies than I thought.
 
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