Thursday, July 12, 2007

Side Effects of the Wall

This is incredibly sad, and sadly predictable: the wall being built along the US/Mexico border is forcing migrants to take more dangerous and remote routes to their dreams - and more of them are dying on the way, 275 already since the wall went up:

I hope these statistics make the gummint rethink their approach to immigration issues, but I am afraid the prospect of pulling down the wall is getting more remote all the time. One day I can imagine a South American or Mexican politician, in the wake of the US dollar's collapse and the painful recognition that we are no longer the power we once were, commmanding, imperiously:

"El seƱor presidente, rasga abajo esta pared."



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