Take Me Somewhere Else
Constantly – the wall – that’s all I ever hear about. Let me ask you a question, have any of you actually ever SEEN the wall separating the United States and Mexico? I’m not talking about on television or on a Twitter post – but in real life? I know there’s angst over who is actually going to pay for this wall (I heard Mexico, then I heard the Democrats refuse to pay for it, then I understand there’s a GoFundMe page set up for MAGA’s to pay for it…), now the latest I’ve heard is that it’s not actually going to be a “concrete wall” but more of a fence with slats. If we’re so worried about drugs coming in from Mexico illegally across our borders…couldn’t someone just stick the drugs through the slats? Unless the drugs are in a dog’s mouth, the drugs are going to find their way into the United States. (You know…because dog’s won’t go across a fence. Thought I’d explain that one to you.)
First – I actually went to the GoFundMe page to see what hate looks like. Although I can see it plainly at any time of the day on Twitter, I wanted to go look at concentrated hate. Only those donating can actually post. I looked up some of those donors. One lives in Ohio. Another one in North Carolina. And yet another one in Illinois. I saw snow on their front yard and their car on their Facebook page. These people donated money for the stupid wall. Yet (and this is my guess) they’ve never even seen the wall. They didn’t even CARE if there was a wall or not until Drumpf’s hateful rhetoric started a few years back about criminals and rapists and drugs (and some – I assume are good people). No. My guess is they went all their lives without giving “the wall” any thought. I live in Florida and I never thought about the wall. At all.
Have ANY of these MAGA-loving, brown-skinned-people-hating donors ever looked at a map of the United States? We are a nation of borders. They surround every direction. Water to the East and West and land to the North and South. Drugs, criminals and rapists (and some – again – I’m assuming are good people) can come into the United States from ANY of these directions. Have they never seen Narcos? Breaking Bad? Sicario? The Godfather? When there’s drugs involved…there will be a route for those drugs into the United States come hell or high slatted walls.
There are tunnels. Hundreds of them. How do you think El Chapo made his escape? These drug lords, criminals and rapists (and some – yep – I assume are good people) know how to dig tunnels!
Mitch McConnell and his wife ran cocaine from their shipping business in New York. No wall there! Uh oh. Better get on that.
Florida is KNOWN for Cuban cocaine. There are movies and tv shows about it all. That’s going to be a crap load of slatted walls since Florida is a peninsula (which means we’re almost an island, but we’re not since we have ONE border connected to land. In case any Drumpf supporters are reading this.)
I am ALL for slowing down the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. And the thought of human trafficking is sickening to me. However, no one is FOR “the wall” for these reasons. Those citizens donating to the wall are using it as a gut punch to ANY Democrat (or Republican) who opposes the current illegal President of the United States. This has become a rally cry, not a humanitarian one. If there was a flag designed that had “Balls to the Wall”…it would become as distasteful as the MAGA hat and what it represents. It’s not unity – it’s division.
Another good guess is that at least one half of those donating on the GoFundMe page are going to indulge in a joint later today (if they haven’t already) or snort some coke, or pop an Oxy (or whatever it is you do with pills that aren’t prescribed to them). I bet you that not 100% of these people are as sanctimonious as they pretend they are. Good luck on the wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for. Good luck on getting $5 billion on that GoFundMe page. They’re at $4 million right now. There’s only $496 million more to go. I’m guessing all over the place here – but it’ll run out of steam around the $50 million mark. And if I were them (which I am sooooo happy I’m not at ALL like these people) I’d keep a very close eye on where that money actually goes. It’s well known that Drumpf had to forfeit two portraits of himself to the NY Attorney General. Let’s see if he mysteriously gets the funds to buy those back.
We live in an age of technology and drones and submarines and things we don’t know about nor can we imagine that can assist in drugs, criminals and rapists (and some – I assume are good people) from crossing our borders. Yet we divulge in 14th century ideals. A wall. Thank gawd no one has invented something that will assist a person to climb OVER a wall. You know…something with steps on it. Call it a “ladder” or something. I don’t know. I’m not an inventor.
Update: There is now a GoFundMe set up for #LaddersOverWalls. Go check it out and donate if you can by clicking here.