I must confess that I had no idea Hasbro released a version of “Monopoly” that makes fun of socialism, or I’d already own it. But it might be harder to find now, since a leftist college professor just discovered that someone was poking fun at his precious failed economic system and had a tantrum on Twitter. And now, the “Monopoly: Socialism” game has disappeared from Target’s and Hasbro’s websites.
The professor called the game “mean-spirited” (translation: “harsh truths I don’t want to hear”) and “woefully ill-informed” (translation: “amazingly accurate.”) For instance, in socialist Monopoly, if you run out of money, you can just take some from the Community Chest…but that’s constantly running out of money, so players have to keep putting more into it. Yep, sounds like socialism to me.
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It’s said that this game had not sold well, but I have a feeling that’s because it just hadn’t been advertised, at least not in the right places. Someone at Hasbro needs to learn about capitalism and promote the game to people who would love to buy it, like me. I have grandkids, and you can't start too early these days in teaching them the truth about socialism.
In the meantime, this story gives us yet another perfect illustration of how socialism works: socialists don’t like being mocked, so instead of giving up their failed system, they try to silence anyone who points out its flaws. They don’t want anyone to be allowed to make fun of their naïve belief in this ridiculous, monstrously destructive, failed economic system.
So in response to that, here’s an entire page full of socialist jokes:
A few of my favorites:
It was so cold, I saw a socialist with his hands in his own pockets.
How do you starve a socialist? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.
What did socialists use before candles? Electricity.