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Karl Marx Played My Video Game

He Liked It?

I traveled back in time to let Karl play.

The most impressive part of that adventure, for me, was what he said.

He sat on a couch resting his chin on his fist, which was stained red because he had begun painting his new house’s white picket fence.

As I lay in wait, my heart bumped faster than the beats coming out of a techno DJ’s speakers.

He burned holes in the TV with his eyes and stroked his long beard, before delivering his verdict:

“This so-called video game shall one day be the second greatest opiate of the people.”

That was all I needed to hear; I was already on my way out once the last spittle flew out of his mouth.

I traveled back to the present faster than a Stalinist-era judge would deliver his show trial verdict.

What do I make of the prediction?

On the one hand, I was pleased my game would relax people and sell out.

On the other hand, I wasn’t too keen on brainwashing the masses…

Time would tell, I thought.

Oh, damn, I left the game with him!

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