100 Words or Less: On ‘Donkey Kong’

Donkey Kong Video Game

Donkey Kong is the beloved video game which first introduced Ayn Rand’s Objectivism to an eager, new generation.

Using the avatar of a migrant worker (based on Rand’s architect Howard Roark), players must ascend through hard work and acumen, utilizing only the hammer of the common man for assistance.

Meanwhile, a vicious beast towering over the righteous worker seeks to impede his progress by heaving barrels, representative of governments’ wasteful pork barrel spending.

Only by overthrowing the vile creature can the worker gain control of his destiny and claim a woman able to bear his sons as his rightful prize.

 

 




David Mogan

Author: David Mogan

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