I recently saw a video that outlines some of the side-effects of the border wall. I decided to share it and outline some of my thoughts.
The link is provided below. Apparently me trying to give the link screws with the formatting, cutting off half my post forcing me to re-write it.
First off, this border wall would NOT be directly on the border. Much of that border is a river. I’m not sure if you pro-wall people know anything about rivers, flooding, erosion, or engineering… but you don’t just put a wall right next to a river. (for those of you who say you’ve seen walls never to rivers before, think about the specific purpose of those walls compared to this wall).
Think about all the land that will have to be seized by the federal government to actually place this wall on. Much of that land is owned by regular people such as you and I. There have already been smaller walls put up causing many issues for farmers who no longer have accessibility to half their farm land. Now we expand that issue to a scale as large as the border.
Think about all the wildlife and their natural migratory patterns that will be disrupted. Sure, I imagine if you’re pro-wall you also don’t give a shit about the environment, but just because you don’t doesn’t mean you have to ruin it for everybody. Don’t be that kid who doesn’t get picked for kickball who tosses the ball over the fence.
The last thing I want you to think about is what a goddamn eye-sore such a wall would be, especially compared to the beauty that it will be blocking. Think of the constant vandalism that will occur on both sides of the wall. Think of the constant repairs that will have to be made to both sides of the wall. Think of how trashy this will look. Again, if you’re pro-wall this won’t directly affect you. Also, if you’re pro-wall there is also a good chance you truly don’t care about the feelings of your fellow human beings. You just want what you feel is yours.
So I leave you with this. I intentionally didn’t get into how the wall will be a largely ineffective waste of time and money, as most people who are here illegally came here first via legal methods. I also did a search of my blog to realize I’ve never written a detailed post outlining this, so perhaps I should.