Twitter user Nick Kapur — who “only tweet[s] extremely interesting things,” according to his bio — “bought a copy of Hasbro’s mean-spirited and woefully ill-informed MONOPOLY: SOCIALISM board game so you don’t have to.”
So I “don’t have to,” Nick? Why, I wanted to buy the game from the moment I read your tweet, “From the tagline ‘Winning is for capitalists’ we can see right away that this game is not going to be friendly to whatever it deems ‘socialism’ to be.” So, again, thank you.
If your second tweet wasn’t enough to peak my interest in “Monopoly: Socialism,” your comment deep into your Twitter rant—that “There are also tons of references to health food and veganism, despite the lack of any clear connection to socialism, apparently because what they share in common is that they are odious things that are fun to mock” — would have sealed the deal for me. Because I agree that health food and veganism have nothing in common with socialism except providing great targets for much mockery. I do love mocking vegans. And socialists, as I’m sure is evident by now.
Although, now that I think about it, veganism and socialism probably do have a connection.