… from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
I do not have any strong opinion on the proposed Trump’s wall. Trojan walls were not much of help against deviousness of the enemy; and against naivete and avarice of the “defenders”. The Maginot line‘s only benefits was to improve the France’s unemployment rate and the contractors’ profit. The Melita fence shows that any such fixture has to be seriously guarded. More difficult to get through, more profit for the people smugglers, more money for the bribes and thus greater temptation for the border guardians.
Those technicalities aside, one has to wonder why the Mexican politicians, drug lords and assorted leftists Pied Pipers object?
I accept that it is a human right to leave your country but by no stretch of imagination could this mean a right to reside in any country which takes your fancy.
If the skilled, enterprising, high work ethic people are leaving, as we are told , wouldn’t they be of the greater benefit to Mexico? If only a half of what is written about Mexico’s economy and political system is true, such people ought to be in great demand.
If the illegal arrivals are mostly criminals, the opposition to Trump’s wall would be logical. After all, the rulers of another basket case country nearby, Castro brothers, were deliberately releasing criminals and sending them, also under humanitarian pretence, to USA. The more criminals and drug pushers flood United States, the sooner its capitalist system collapses.
Mexican politicians, presiding over dysfunctional society, should be ashamed that they can’t look after their own people and should not to draw the world’s attention to their incompetency. But what are you writing, Antisthenes? Main stream media made heroes out of them – for sort of grand standing up to Trump, just as they make heroes of Muslim rapists in Europe.
Will Trump avoid another Alamo? Not without the serious help by the American people.