For their latest holiday promotion, Cards Against Humanity is attempting to “save America.” The controversial card game says their company has bought “acres” of land on the U.S./Mexico border in an attempt to prevent President Trump from building his wall.
“Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans,” Cards Against Humanity’s website proclaims. “He is so afraid that he wants to build a twenty-billion-dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing. So we’ve purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built.”
The offer is only part of the company’s holiday promotion. Customers who spend $15 on the holiday promotion will apparently receive a map of the company-owned land, an assortment of new cards to add to their collection, and five other days’ worth of “surprise gifts.” While the company has not elaborated on what the other gifts may be, they hinted that they were part of its plan to “save America.”
Customers who wanted to buy the package had to complete several personal questions, including “Who did you vote for in the 2016 election?” But the restrictions didn’t make it difficult for the company to sell stock. After announcing their holiday package late on November 14th, the company sold out their 150,000 packages within hours.
The card company’s plot of land isn’t the only one causing difficulty for Trump’s proposed wall. To build a wall that stretches across the border, the president will potentially need to seize private land from thousands of property owners. The issue has caused a political furor in the fiercely free-market Texas, and Texan Republicans have been at the forefront of the local backlash against the wall.
To deal with the onslaught of eminent domain cases, the Department of Justice is seeking money for 20 new staff members, the majority of which will specialize in property law. According to the administration’s paperwork, they will be required to deal with the “initial litigation surge” expected when the government attempts to seize border land. The administration still has not told Congress how many land seizures will be necessary, or what the cost will be to taxpayers.
This may not be the card game’s last foray into the waters of politics. Max Temkin, one of the game’s co-creators, has emphasized that direct action is necessary to fight the current administration. “I’m very skeptical at the moment of any sort of clever political solution — the idea that there’s any sort of opposition or protest that can be accomplished in a comfortable way,” he told Vox earlier this year. “What I see getting results are back-to-basics material engagement with politics, like showing up at a Congress member’s office, calling, going to a protest. I think that’s more valuable than all of our clever liberal comedy right now.”
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