Brennan Lee Mulligan's Insightful Rant on Capitalism: A Must-Watch from "Make Some Noise

Kaylee Everhart

Updated Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

Brennan Lee Mulligan, renowned for his sharp wit and insightful commentary, delivers a fascinating explanation of the board game "Capitalism" in a video that has garnered significant attention on Imgur. The video showcases Mulligan's unique ability to blend humor with critical analysis, making it a memorable watch for anyone interested in socio-economic dynamics.

In this particular video clip, taken from "Make Some Noise," Season 2, Episode 3, Mulligan breaks down the inherent rules and design of capitalism in a manner that resonates with many viewers. He begins by stating, "The game's already started. You were actually born into it the moment you were born. They registered you with the game." This statement sets the tone for a deeper exploration of how capitalism functions as a game where the rules are rigged in favor of those who established them.

Mulligan goes on to explain that in this game, everything has a monetary value, and if something doesn't, it is considered worthless. He adds a poignant observation, noting that the creators of the game are perpetually winning, maintaining their advantageous position over newcomers. This concept is echoed by user comments, with one noting, "Monopoly is a good example of capitalism. Whenever someone starts winning, they're basically guaranteed to stay winning no matter what."

The video has sparked a range of reactions from viewers, many of whom appreciate Mulligan's candid critique of the system. One user commented, "I'm a simple man. I see Brennan Lee Mulligan ranting against capitalism, I upvote." Another user humorously pointed out, "the trick is to already have millions of dollars BEFORE you roll your character," highlighting the inherent inequalities present from the start.

Despite the video's popularity, some viewers expressed frustration over its brevity. One user mentioned, "Yet another Brennan Lee Mulligan bit which is cut off because the original is too long for the usual video limits." Another commented, "Had to dig around online to find the full episode, just so I could watch the part that got cut off…. I was honestly hoping for more, lol!"

Mulligan's ability to captivate audiences with his performances has not gone unnoticed. A fan remarked, "I don't wanna be just an absolute fangirl, but I've never seen Brennan in anything where he wasn't amazing. I can't afford it, but if I could I'd subscribe to Dropout just for him."

The video also prompted deeper reflections on the nature of capitalism itself. One user observed, "All players start the game in debt, and the player who amasses the most debt loses. None of the players can win, and the game rules clearly state that no players can become winners under any circumstances, because the winners of previous games re-wrote the rules of the game before the current players were born."

Mulligan's insightful breakdown, coupled with the engaging responses from viewers, makes this video a must-watch for those interested in understanding the complexities of capitalism through a humorous yet critical lens. For those eager to see the full context, the clip originates from "Make Some Noise," Season 2, Episode 3.

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Top Comments from Imgur

KidAmnesia

I'm a simple man. I see Brennan Lee Mulligan ranting against capitalism, I upvote.

BearRaid

Yet another Brennan Lee Mulligan bit which is cut off because the original is too long for the usual video limits.

moxythree

I love me some Brennan. That said, I’d love if there was an algorithm on Imgur that looks at content we’re uploading and says, “This was uploaded within the past three days, are you sure you want to repost this?” And if you do, you start at -50 points and have to work your way back up.

Shaodyn

Monopoly is a good example of capitalism. Whenever someone starts winning, they're basically guaranteed to stay winning no matter what.

AShadyRaven

the trick is to already have millions of dollars BEFORE you roll your character

PurifiedInTheWatersOfLakeMinnetonka

Had to dig around online to find the full episode, just so I could watch the part that got cut off…. I was honestly hoping for more, lol! This is from “Make Some Noise”, Season 2, Episode 3.

CheekyRose

I don't wanna be just an absolute fangirl, but I've never seen Brennan in anything where he wasn't amazing. I can't afford it, but if I could I'd subscribe to dropout just for him

captainfakeypants

All players start the game in debt, and the player who amasses the most debt loses. None of the players can win, and the game rules clearly state that no players can become winners under any circumstances, because the winners of previous games re-wrote the rules of the game before the current players were born.

LurkingAtTheOffice

That board games exists, it's called Monopoly.

indigodragons

I realized this in elementary school and was like oh f***

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