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‘Cards Against Humanity’ Buys The Mexican Border To Stop Trump’s Wall

Donald Trump is still going on about how he’s going to build a wall along the border with Mexico. He brings it up from time to time, whenever his poll numbers are down (which is pretty much all the time) or he suffers a legislative defeat (which, again, is all the time). I suppose it’s a better strategy than starting an illegal war of aggression in the Middle East, but if Saudi Arabia and Israel have anything to say about it, we’ll be doing that soon, too.

This border wall is, of course, a colossally stupid idea. It will cost trillions of dollars, money that could and should go to building and rebuilding our national infrastructure. It’s also racist, because the rhetoric is Mexico is full of violent criminals. Even though there are more firearms-related deaths per capital in the United States than in Mexico, it’s just that Mexicans tend to be swarthy. Trump should really just be content to build the equally pointless, equally racist, but slightly less wasteful border fence the last three presidents and Hillary Clinton wanted to build.

Well, someone is standing up to Trump and taking direct action to oppose the border wall that, no matter what President Trump tells you, Mexico is not going to pay for. That person is Max Temkin, creator of Cards Against Humanity and former Obama campaign intern. It started simply enough with a tweet from an employee leading to Cards Against Humanity’s 2017 holiday promotion.

Past Cards Against Humanity holiday promotions have included raising the price of game by $5, sending a box of literal bullshit for $6, selling absolutely nothing for $5, and digging a hole for no reason as long as donations continued. All of these promotions have been wildly successful.

This year’s promotion is an actual thing that people would want to receive, including cards to expand your Cards Against Humanity game. It’s called Cards Against Humanity Saves America, and the proceeds are being used to stop Donald Trump from building a border wall through direct action.

Here’s what they have to say about the project on their website.

Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans. 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.

On Day 1, all Cards Against Humanity Saves America recipients will get an illustrated map of the land, a certificate of our promise to fight the wall, some new cards, and a few other surprises.

So how successful was this promotion? It sold out in less than half of a day.

Pretty impressive, and it shows you how popular this game is and how unpopular President Trump is. Personally, I’m just mad I didn’t get one.

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