In the year of our lord 1935, Parker Brothers launched a new family game upon the world. It quickly grew in popularity until today; almost no family
home is complete without a Monopoly
board game in the house.
Pretty harmless looking isn’t it but, this game may just be responsible for all of those morally bankrupt, bloodsucking corporate CEOs who have
driven our economy into the toilet with no regard for their fellow man except to see him as something to trample on their way to the top.
It is my hypothesis that the game Monopoly was designed by a group of evil Robber Barons to train the future leaders of their evil corporations to
stop at nothing to keep their companies on top and crush all competition that got in their way.
Think of it; players are set against their friends and families in a game in which the only winner is the one who finally destroys all other players
and emerges as the last man standing, owning everything on the board. What better way to train future cold-blooded CEOs than to teach them early to go
against their own flesh and blood in a battle to the bitter end with money as the weapon of choice. Monopoly is teaching our children that it is OK to
destroy their family members financially in order to get ahead and win it all.
The usual game of Monopoly starts our friendly enough, sometimes as part of family bonding during “family game night”. The game goes along with
mom and dad helping along the kiddies to lean the rules and how to move their pieces like good parents are supposed to do. But underneath all of this
family bonding is the understanding that only one family member will walk away from the board the winner; all of the others will leave broken and
Nice way to bond with the family right?
Inevitably, someone will fall into trouble and will call upon one of their family member to show mercy on them, often using their family loyalty to
sway their judgment. A lot of times, it is dear old mom using this ploy on the kiddies. What kind of heartless SOB would turn down a request from
their own mother right? More often than not, later in the game, this same person who got by on the charity of their relatives will be the one laughing
with glee as they gobble up the belongings of their fellow players. It’s a hard lesson for a small kid to learn but, learn it they must; in
business, there is no one you can trust and EVERYONE is an adversary. Soon the kiddies learn to backstab just as well as the parents and then the game
gets really bloody.
Many will claim that this is just a game of luck, ruled by the throw of the dice but, anyone with a good bit of experience with this game will tell
you; in every family there is always one person who seems to always come out on top and they usually ruin the game for the rest of the players. This
person often shows an inordinate amount of glee in destroying their family members and the gloating can be unbearable.
This is the one, who if they play their cards right, will have all of the attributes of a “good” Corporate CEO when they grow up; an unbeatable
sense of competition along with a total lack of compassion for their fellow man and that awful sense of glee they get from destroying their
competition with no regards for the consequences to their victims.
To my knowledge, there have been no studies done on this subject but, I would be willing to bet that most successful corporate CEOs were the ones in
their family who used to make “family game night” unbearable for their siblings and would manage to come out on top every time when they played
this evil game.
Sure, to some of you, this may sound like the wild ramblings of some bitter loser who never found out that secret formula necessary to win at the game
of Monopoly. I will admit, I never excelled in the game myself. I guess my killer instinct was not strong enough.
I am sure that many others have wondered about what causes the almost diabolical changes that come over the one who consistently excels in this game;
it almost seems the game brings out the worst in the one who destroys all of their family and friends in this game. To me, it seems that there may be
more to this phenomenon than just a simple game played between friends.
What do you think, am I a paranoid bitter nut, or is there something to this?
[edit on 9/5/10 by FortAnthem]