Would you like to be able to understand important social issues like how you might be able to afford to care for yourself after retirement, but years of playing video games has made it impossible for you to process any information that isn’t delivered to you via pixel-based representations of coins and numbers? Well you’re in luck, American mind-mushed learner of things! The Citizen Primer project is going to be releasing a series of easily eye-digestible videos explaining in very basic 8-bit visuals some fairly important subject such as: “Medicare, The Affordable Care Act, securities regulation, the deficit/debt and the progressive tax code”. But to get you started on your side scrolling path of learning, let’s take a blocky look at “Social Security”.
What better way to get these important messages of "domestic US politics" to their intended target of “low-information voters” than via the kitschy language of Super Mario Brothers-style coin collecting? I’m looking forward to future videos in this series where urban overcrowding is represented by managing the placement of Tetris pieces while the importance of preparation and the Second Amendment is explained by wizards in caves handing out small arms to wandering strangers.