The Democrats say we can’t possibly cut spending, despite the numerous instances of completely wasteful government funding of every ludicrous scheme or project imaginable. Here is one of those instances – a video game featuring a female climate superhero funded in part by a $100,000 grant courtesy of the taxpayers.
The National Endowment for the Arts is funding the Spelman College of Atlanta, Ga.’s multi-episode game called “HERadventure.” In the grant announcement made last year, the NEA said the story “focuses on a young female superhero sent to Earth to save her own planet from devastation because of climate changes caused by social issues impacting women and girls.”
The game is set to debut on March 8 on International Women’s Day.
The college’s digital newspaper described the project this way: “What would happen if the societal issues affecting women put other planets at risk? Well, of course, HER, a black female superhero, would swoop in with a plan to save the universe. HER is central to HERadventure, a science fiction-based, multimedia platform project that interweaves virtual worlds, digital and social media to create a gaming and storytelling experience. HERadventure not only entertains but tackles social issues that permeate the daily reality of many women.”
While the grant was hit by a lawmaker when it was made, it just came to our attention when the watchdog site Speak With Authority called it wasteful.
Good grief, what next?
If you’re wondering what “HER” stands for, iOTW’s illustr8tr hazards a guess: “Lastly, HER stands for what? Oh the possiblities!!! Help Eradicate Republicans?”