Tuesday, December 18, 2018

It's All About That Wall...That Wall...That Wall

Good Day World!

Somewhere in Israel there's a Wailing Wall (a place to weep).

If Trump gets his way, the U.S. will have it's own Wailing Wall on the southern border, which by the way Mexico is not going to pay for.

What is it about a wall that attracts Trump so much?

An early building block fetish?

Trump's advisers need to show him photos of the Great Wall of China and how that massive effort didn't stop their enemies from invading them. The barbarians still came in waves and laughed at the ridiculous wall.

Even the Romans didn't get the idea that a wall wouldn't stop their enemies. By the time they finished Hadrian's Wall the empire was well on the way to decline.

Then there was the ancient Diyarbakir Walls that surrounded one of the largest cities in Turkey. The walls didn't manage to hold up any better than other famous walls that were breached.

How about the Great Zimbabwe WallIt is the largest structure in the south of the Sahara Desert, and is one of the most famous walls in the world. It was breached countless times over the centuries.

The great Walls of Babylon were originally included on Antipater's list of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Located in modern day Iraq. But Cyrus the Great came along and conquered Babylon's mighty walls.

The Walls of Troy are among the most famous in the world. They protected the legendary Troy for 10 years of assaults from the Greeks before they were breeched by deceit.

The Berlin Wall lasted from 1961 to 1989 before being torn down when the Soviet Union collapsed.

Here's the main point:

Walls don't solve problems. Sometimes they prolong the inevitable, but in the end they are either penetrated or torn down.

Someone pass that on to Trump...not that it'll make any difference!

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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