Talking politics is never a good idea. At work. At family functions… Really EVER. It’s like a bear trap that you have to test JUST TO SEE IF IT ACTUALLY WORKS and it turns out horribly wrong every time.
Well, here I am… Testing the fucking bear trap.
First off, it’s 2018. The fact that building an actual, physical fucking wall is even an idea to keep people out of our country is ridiculous. Walls kept people out of countries in like, oh, I don’t know* the fourth fucking century!?!?
Nowadays if people want to get places, there are like 100 modes of transportation to get there, so I’m pretty sure a wall that would block a walking human being isn’t the fix.
Whatever. Let’s try to move past the semantics.
THE WALL. It was a rallying cry for people in like Arizona and Texas and California who were probably tired of having illegal immigrants running through their backyards at night and THAT I get… so they voted for Donny to get in the Oval Office and strengthen their border. The problem is, there are like 45 other states and their respective populations who don’t really give a shit. So the problems of a few states don’t really end up being everyone’s number one concern.
But whatever, let’s see if I can stay on track for a minute. The wall IN MY MIND was never an actual wall. I genuinely thought it was a figure of speech, as in “strengthen our border” which would be FINE. I mean, whatever, it’s much more palatable to me than constructing an enormous wall that literally a LADDER could just help people go over… or, you know, a shovel could dig under… or maybe even one small explosion would blast through… Shit, I did it again.
…sorry, I keep getting trapped in that bottomless rabbithole of how dumb this fucking idea is, and quite frankly kinda always was…
Well, here we are guys. We made it. The point of this blog:
THE WALL. I guess if you pay attention to political news, it’s FINALLY become apparent to our commander in chief that neither Mexico NOR CONGRESS will pay for the wall which he promised time and time again to his voters.
**SIDENOTE: You can’t knock Donny’s ability to sell himself to people. He saw a way to win people over, said whatever he had to in order to do so, and won. Reminder, he did win. He IS your president whether you like it or not..**
And now that they won’t pay for it, who will? WELL… APPARENTLY HIS OWN SUPPORTERS!!
A GoFundMe called “We the People Will Fund the Wall“ has now raised $4.6 million in just 3 days toward its goal of $1 billion.
Now, while this is VERY impressive to get 75 thousand people to donate a total of $4.6 million, that is still just 0.4% of their goal… A goal that, IF THEY REACH, is still RIDICULOUSLY AND HILARIOUSLY SHORT of the total needed.
I did a “How much would the wall cost?” search in Google and Fox (presumably going to give the most favorable [to “The Wall” supporters] price of the wall), came back with estimates as low as $8 billion all the way up to $70 billion. So even if these jabronis reach their lofty GoFundMe goal of $1 billion, it will only fund an EIGHTH of what needs to be raised to make it happen AT THE VERY LEAST!
Now, some who support the wall might be thinking, “Well, why would it cost that much? It wouldn’t cost that much!”
#1, it’s the government and everything they do, they do in an inefficient and cost ineffective manner… So yes, of course the cost is insanely high.
#2, the border between us and Mexico is 1,933 miles long, apparently GW and Clinton already built about 668 miles of wall (yup, a wall already exists… some of which was built by a Dem president), so that leaves 1,150 miles to wall off. THAT IS A HUGE FUCKING AREA TO COVER. Not to mention, if you own the land that the wall is being built on, the government needs to pay you for it, they can’t just take it… so yeah, the dollars add up quickly!!
SO TO THE PEOPLE DONATING TO THIS GOFUNDME, THIS IS RETARDED. KNOW THAT WHAT YOU THINK YOU’RE THROWING YOUR MONEY TOWARD WON’T EVEN PAY FOR THE STEEL ALONE NECESSARY TO BUILD THIS WALL. I RESPECT YOUR HUSTLE FOR DONATING TO A CAUSE BIGGER THAN YOU, BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE REALIZE THAT HELICOPTERS CAN FLY OVER WALLS AND MACHINES CAN DIG UNDER (OR FUCKING THROUGH) CONCRETE.
It’s insane to me that this fundraiser is working even as well as it is right now and I just had to get that off my chest.
The wall is a retarded waste of money.
Caught in the Bear Trap,
* = No, literally I didn’t know so I had to look up when the Great Wall of China was built. It was 374 AD by the way.