Everyone’s favorite party game Cards Against Humanity has once again proved their creators are anything but against humanity. In fact, they are currently one of the most humane companies out there— at least on a tangible scale.
In a move one might call decidedly communist, CAH ‘redistributed’ donations they’d received earlier this year, mailing their lowest-earning customers checks using money from their highest-earning. Here’s how they pulled it off:
You may remember CAH asking fans to donate $15 to help the company buy a piece of land straddling the U.S.-Mexico border, effectively complicating President Donald Trump’s attempts to funnel our tax dollars into building a wall there. The campaign was called ‘Cards Against Humanity Saves America,’ and promised backers “six America-saving surprises right to your doorstep.”
Well, one of those surprises serves to draw our attention to the very real issue of wealth inequality in our country. Using a portion of the donations and a set of discreet data collected from donors, CAH mailed $1000 checks to 100 customers determined to be the ‘poorest,’ and refunded 10,000 people their original $15 donations. Those customers deemed the ‘richest’ however received a very different letter in the mail – one notifying them that the $15 they donated helped pay for it all.
“In order for Cards Against Humanity to truly save America, we realized we would have to tackle the biggest issue in the world: wealth inequality,” reads the official statement on the CAH page.
Here are some crazy facts: Today, eight men own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of humanity (almost 4 billion people). Most Americans can’t come up with $400 in an emergency, and one in five American households have zero or negative wealth.”
Here’s what the lucky recipients got in the mail:
As well as this letter:
In order to deliver on our promise to save America, we knew we needed to tackle our country’s biggest issue: wealth inequality. The richest 0.1% of Americans have as much wealth as the bottom 90%.
Our lawyers wouldn’t let us pursue our first choice – a campaign to eat all the rich people and live in their houses – so we settled for something more achievable. Today, Cards Against Humanity has redistributed everyone’s wealth.
We’ve got some good news and some bad news. Let’s start with the bad: according to the survey you filled out when you signed up for CAH Saves America, you are one of the poorest 100 recipients. Now for the good news: you’re getting a check for $1,000, paid for by everyone else. Yes, the check is real, and you can actually cash it. To read more about other people who got $1,00, check out CardsAgainstHumanityRedistributesYourWealth.com.
I love you,
Cards Against Humanity
P.S. The next 10,000 poorest recipients got a $15 refund check. But who cares about them.”
Others received a refund of their original $15 base donation: