Having spent nearly half my life in Mexico, the same amount in Canada and the remainder in the USA (and some in Europe), it is impossible to not have given some thought to Trump’s wall along the U.S. southern border. I’ve been against in from the beginning. Aside from being a nearly impossible (ie: its costs and logistics) project to actually accomplish, the world doesn’t need another wall separating countries, and it especially shouldn’t need one between two countries that share so much in common and are so intrinsically linked.
But I’m starting to think that perhaps the wall is going to be something the U.S. may need, unfortunately, if corrupt governance, impoverished economies, climate catastrophe and criminal violence in Central American countries continue to increasingly drive migrants north.
And I think there are many smart people who know this, but it is not a topic that they can openly talk about. Trump and his wall supporters can’t because they deny climate change, which is primarily the reason why the wall, ironically, may now be needed. Liberals can’t talk about it because of the terrible humanitarian and socially unimaginable actions this would entail.Continue reading