Sunday, December 03, 2023

Marxian creed

 With over 13 main games in the franchise, some Assassin’s Creed titles tend to be more underrated than others. That is definitely the case for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate which is currently free to download, no strings attached.

Free access to this game merits a mention here as the original publicity is of interest to socialists.

Surpringly, members of our class wanting  to know more about socialism, and wondering who they're gonna call - Jeremy Corbyn?  Nicolás Maduro?  Bernie Sanders? No, they can’t see beyond capitalism - will learn more from the console/computer game Assassin’s Creed, where Marx’s call for workers of the world to unite is repeated along with the following biography: ‘Karl Heinrich Marx (1818 – 1883) was a German philosopher, economist, journalist and sociologist considered the founder of the ideology of Marxism … Throughout his life, Marx published several books, the most famous of which are arguably The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital. His work in economics laid the basis for much of the current understanding of labour and its relation to capital, as well as subsequent economic thought. Although many revolutionaries, such as Vladimir Lenin, Mao Zedong and Fidel Castro would later cite Marx as an influence, their fidelity to Marx’s ideas is highly contested.’ 

1 comment:

Mr. Magoo said...

I'm very bewildered as to why that info. on Marx is in a computer game, but it's good that it is.

I've never played any of the games, but own a pair of Assassin's Creed pants (just thought I'd mention that).