Another unexpected socialist: Lizzie Magie, who invented the board game Monopoly.
Magie was more accurately called a Georgist, which is kind of a proto-socialist movement in the US that advocated for working people to own the full value of what they produce and hold land in common, rather than have private property.
She called Monopoly "the Landlord's Game," and it demonstrated how private property robs from the poor and enriches owners.
The Parker Brothers (like the actual brothers) screwed her out of a patent by buying it from her for $500 and printing a small run of the Landlord's Game to secure the patent. Meanwhile Charles Darrow was falsely credited as the game's creator and he became a millionaire.
The anti-monopolist messages within the game were stripped out. A round of play that showed how all players could prosper if resources were shared was eliminated, and the game became winner take all.
Prisoners are now eligible for the $1200 coronavirus relief check. PLEASE click this link, print out copies, and mail it in to ANY prisoners in this state. The deadline is Oct 15.
Let’s help our friends behind bars get their coin ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Folks... folks... something is happening to Firefox...!
Porta & Bella, from the Spritely Project - @spritelyproject is so cuuute - and is one of my favs for its promising features.
Don't know wtf I'm talking about? Check: https://spritelyproject.org
FOSS boys: phew I finally got my emails working on my phone, it took me a week, involved a soldering iron, and I had to write a patch for a library
Also FOSS boys: people choose the convenience of Apple/Google/Microsoft because they're lazy and stupid, anybody can switch to Arch and PostmarketOS and self-host everything
Amazing! More of this!
The fediverse has become more and more distressing lately.
While it reflects the horrible things happening in the greater world, I would rather prefer this to be a place to be nice and social and be treated that way in return.
(Yes I _know_ there's nazis on the fediverse. Block and defederate them and move on.)
Er hat soooo Recht! Ich bin tief bewegt!
"We may no longer have to guess the number of jellybeans in a jar to cast a ballot, but even as we sit here, there are those in power who are doing their darndest to discourage people from voting."
Barack Obama delivers the eulogy at civil rights icon John Lewis’ funeral.
AWESOME! Carlos Maza's new video.
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