Cards Against Humanity purchased acres of land on the US-Mexico border and didn’t build a wall on it. They retained a law firm to fight the U.S. government and prevent them from ever building the wall,
On Tuesday, the creators of the popular politically incorrect game, Cards Against Humanity, announced their strategy to foil President Trump’s notorious plans for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“It’s 2017, and the government is being run by a toilet. We have no choice: Cards Against Humanity is going to save America,” they wrote on the site announcing their new holiday promotion.
According to a promotional video in the form of a satirical historical mockumentary of current times:
In the early part of the 21st century, Donald Trump had just been elected president of the United States. The American empire was in decline. After decades of global supremacy, the people had become lazy and stupid.”
According to the website they launched specifically for the promotion:
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.”
According to the company’s video, which channels Mike Judge’s cult classic film Idiocracy, everyone who contributes $15 to the promotion will receive a small plot of the land in addition to six surprises throughout the month of December.
“On the first day of the campaign, Cards Against Humanity purchased acres of land on the US-Mexico border and didn’t build a wall on it. They retained a law firm to fight the U.S. government and prevent them from ever building the wall,” says a “historian” in the promo video.
Cards Against Humanity says they intend to fight “injustice, lies, racism, the whole enchilada.”
Despite the humor of the campaign, it’s unclear whether it will actually be effective or relevant. The federal government has already made it clear it intends to seize private property in order to move forward with construction, though the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection have been unable to clarify how many Americans will have their land confiscated for the wall. Further, as AZ Central noted Tuesday:
Eminent domain poses the biggest hurdle to border-wall construction in Texas, where nearly the entire length of its international boundary is privately owned. A USA TODAY NETWORK analysis of property records shows almost 5,000 parcels of land sit within 500 feet of the Texas border.”
Top photo | People walk past a mural painted on a border structure in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. The mural, entitled “SOS, Deported Veterans,” was painted in 2013 by artist Amos Gregory to help raise awareness of the plight of deported veterans. (AP/Julie Watson)
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