The latest craze to hit the streets as of late is this Pokémon Go game. I’ve never in my life played this game, and honestly, I can’t even say I’ve ever watched a full episode. Eighties cartoons like G.I. Joe, Transformers, Thundercats, and Scooby Doo were more my era, not to mention my taste.
However, this phenomenon cannot be ignored. This cartoon was popular in the late 90’s, so many of today’s millennials are quite familiar with this japanimation. That probably explains why it’s been downloaded nearly 10 million times in its first week alone. In fact, many businesses are singing Pokémon’s praises. Apparently, it’s driving insane amounts of sales to these local small businesses by playing this game.
What I find interesting in this whole ordeal is that, yet again, it’s the ingenuity of private enterprise that’s making our economy grow, not the government. It’s the creativity of private enterprise that has millions of people across this country becoming more active, in contrast to that of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative, which according to this article was a $4.5 billion taxpayer debacle.
Regardless of this latest example, we are told time and again, from our dear president and the liberal left, that if you have a successful business, you didn’t build it–rather you owe that success to the government–for investing in roads, bridges, and other infrastructure that makes you successful.
This is an outright lie, coming from one who has never had to build anything in his entire life.
So if Pokémon Go is your thing, play it! If you can support a local business by playing a game, by all means, do so. If you’re over the age of 30, please don’t admit it, but go ahead and play it.
Took my son to the playground this morning. Two grown men were there, at the playground, without kids, playing Pokemon. Jesus come back now.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) July 23, 2016