On Wednesday, Cards Against Humanity announced a survival kit specifically designed for the post-apocalyptic world that the game’s inventors foresee accompanying a Trump presidency.
The $25 Donald Trump Bug-Out Bag includes a variety of items one might find useful while, tell, rubbing together a living as a rat merchant on the burnt-out boardwalks of Atlantic City. Packed into a handy black duffle bag are items like a gas mask, a compass( it’s a thing people used to figure out where they were going before GPS ), a space blanket, and a can of beans.
We were inspired to make this survival kits so that our families wouldn’t instantly perish after Trump seizes control and the Republic disintegrates, Max Temkin, co-creator of Cards Against Humanity, told the Daily Dot in an email.
As the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Trump has inspired countless doomsday dreads throughout the nationparticularly for the group of people considering amove to Canada if he’s electedand inspired the process of developing competing against humanity card games. But the hypothesi that the former reality-TV star could usher in the end of civilization as we know it gained credence in serious circles thanks to writer Andrew Sullivan’s recent essay for New York publication.
Citing the hypothesi of late-stage republic laid out in Plato’s Republic , Sullivan warned that Trump was a demagogic, tyrannical character plucked immediately out of one of the first books about politics ever written.
In terms of our liberal republic and constitutional order, Trump is an extinction-level event, Sullivan concluded. Its long past time we started treating him as such.
So it makes sense that you’ll get your very own copy of Plato’s Republic in your Trump-proof duffle bag.
For those of you who see hellfire and brimstone resulting from a Hillary Clinton presidency instead, don’t get your hopes up for a nifty Cards Against Humanity survival kitthey aren’t making one.
We don’t need to create a Hillary Clinton survival kit because her presidency would not destroy the social and economic framework of our country, told Temkin. Even if you don’t agree with all of Hillary’s policies, to quote P.J. O’Rourke, wrong about utterly everything, but she’s wrong within normal parameters.
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