Several in-depth studies conducted by Ivy League universities have discovered that far-leftists ruin everything that is wonderful. In fact, one such study revealed that approximately 89% of wonderful things that have been ruined throughout American history have been made worse by Marxists intent on preventing the rest of us from having any enjoyment in life.
Now, rabid leftists have found a new target: the Monopoly board game.This is not the first time these individuals have honed in on the game, which is sold by Hasbro. The Atlantic published an article claiming it is somehow racist. But this time, they are taking it further.
Fox Business reported:
Hasbro will change all 16 of Monopoly’s “community chest” cards to remove outdated concepts. The company said the classic versions of the cards, which included prompts referencing beauty contests and holiday funds, were “long overdue for a refresh.”
New community chest cards will focus on topics that emphasize “community.” Hasbro asked the public to vote on potential replacements, with rewards for in-game actions such as rescuing a puppy or shopping local among the options. Other cards would penalize players for forgetting to recycle or blasting music too late at night.
Eric Nyman, Hasbro’s chief consumer officer, insisted it was time to update the game to reflect a more socially conscious world. “The world has changed a lot since Monopoly became a household name more than 85 years ago, and clearly today community is more important than ever,” he said.“We felt like 2021 was the perfect time to give fans the opportunity to show the world what community means to them through voting on new Community Chest Cards.”
Hasbro indicated this updated version of the game would be available this fall, but it did not say whether or not the classic game would continue to be sold.
As you might imagine, the move is receiving plaudits from hard leftists, who are likely gleeful at the thought of turning a classic into yet another monument to their insufferable buffoonery. However, many castigated the company for the decision.
Gyles Brandreth, a former European Monopoly champion (yes, that’s a thing), tweeted: “Hasbro are [sic] wanting to ‘update’ the game: I say, ‘Don’t tamper with a classic. I still want to win a Beauty Contest and collect £ 10!’”
In 1973, as European Monopoly Champion, I came third in the World Championships in New York. Hasbro are wanting to “update” the game: I say, “Don’t tamper with a classic. I still want to win a Beauty Contest and collect £ 10!” pic.twitter.com/hyxrEzXSE2
— Gyles Brandreth (@GylesB1) March 19, 2021
Outkick’s Clay Travis noted, “Hasbro is remaking the board game Monopoly to make sure it is woke enough for 2021.”
Hasbro is remaking the board game Monopoly to make sure it is woke enough for 2021. https://t.co/6uKClkiDE6
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) March 20, 2021
To be fair, if Hasbro is only changing the game to make it more modern, it will likely not be an issue. But if they are seeking to change the game in a way that pleases the “woke” crowd, it will be yet another way progressives manage to inject their ideology into the culture. It might also backfire on Hasbro, which could be alienating a significant segment of its customer base by creating a game designed to lecture their customers about how horribly racist they are. But at this point, American politics has become so pervasive and so stupid that it might just happen anyway.