Adding an Ism, Saving the World
Written by Bwog Staff
Everyone has mocked the Social Experiment. But a few brave souls are out to prove the doubters wrong with a sprinkle of Socialism. Ian Kwok and company have started a campaign to win the Social Experiment collectively and donate their $500 winnings to charity. They call their radical display of unity The Socialist Experiment. “Let’s face it,” the group’s Facebook page reads, “the premise of the Social Experiment is well-intentioned but somewhat misguided. It’s not that Columbia students aren’t capable or willing to socialize, but rather they don’t feel the tight-knit sense of community that would warrant elevator conversations.”
Ian Kwok told Bwog in an email that he thinks “the original positive message of the experiment seem[s] to have been lost.” Ian talked to Ben and Markrete, the organizers of the Social Experiment, and realized they all have similar goals for a community-oriented event on campus. Ben and Markrete are totally on board with the Socialist Experiment, though others accused the renegade social scientists of cheating. Ian stressed that he respects the initiative of the Social Experiment’s organizers. “It’s unfortunate that their message has been so distorted, and hopefully through the Socialist Experiment we can refocus on the real issues; community and having some ol’ school good times.”
Here are the details from the Facebook page:
Email [email protected] when you discover a password. Include your name, the name of the password holder, and, of course, the password in the email.
The Socialists will pool all the passwords and put their winnings to good use. Feel free to suggest possible charities in the comments!
Clarification: The original Facebook page linked above said that the Socialist winnings would go to a foosball table. Facebook commenters suggested the money should go to charity, and Ian agreed. So now it really does go to a good cause!
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