Excuse me if I get political for a moment, as you know I don’t ordinarily discuss politics in any great length on this blog.
Donald Trump seems to think that building a wall on our border with Mexico will keep illegal immigrants out. Either he’s underestimating the ingenuity of people who want to come to this country or his overestimating the effectiveness of a border wall/fence. Whichever way you slice it, he’s a moron. For starters, John Oliver did a great job breaking down the possible costs of this gargantuan monument to xenophobia, and we can’t afford it. We just don’t have the money to do it. Two, the border is long. Very long. Stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Is he going to have a wall that long, or is he going to only construct it in certain areas? What is going to stop people from just traveling to where the wall doesn’t exist, and then crossing there? What’s going to stop people from climbing the wall and scaling it back down on the other side? Or tunneling under it, El Chapo style? Or, I don’t know, catapulting over it? Is he going to station the 101st Airborne on the US side of the border and give them orders to shoot on sight anyone that approaches it?
I mean, Trump is a reactionary, bigoted twunt, and this is just one example of him not knowing what the fuck is going on at any given time, but this has puzzled me since he first let it spew from his face hole. It’s proof that he doesn’t think he before he speaks. His main objective is to throw red meat to his drooling, mouth-breathing followers, so whatever will get them screaming and chanting, he’ll say. It’s like a WWE audience when you think about it.