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August 2009


Sonic the Socialist

SONICIALISMComic Book and Economics mash-up blog Ecocomics recently decided to turn their attention towards Sonic the Hedgehog, only to deduce that our favorite blue hero is in fact a socialist. By analyzing the plot of the games and characters’ motives, they come to an obvious conclusion:

Sonic the Hedgehog is a socialist hero. Indeed, this might come as a tremendous shock to you. It might be difficult to reconcile what you thought Sonic represented with what he actually stands for. Yet, regardless of your political beliefs, your economic preferences, or your views on class warfare, there is another lesson, perhaps even more important, that we can glean from our years of following Sonic’s adventures. He taught us to stand up for what we believe in, regardless of societal pressures.

And to avoid spikes.

The jury is still out on Sonic’s presumed cannibalism after Sonic Unleashed‘s chili-dog eating.