An unidentified west Berliner swings a sledgehammer at the wall near Potsdamer Platz on Nov 12 1989.
Walls, shelter, they are the basic blocks of our homes; I think someone like Jimmy Carter can teach us about the good USE of walls, at 92 he still building walls to shelter those who are the most needy… but walls can also imprison and segregate us–the President-elect has such aspirations.
I for one welcome TRUMP’S wall. Sure it’s a symbol of hate that will come with an astronomical price tag, I doubt that it will come to fruition or that the Mexican people can be strong-armed into paying for it.
The thing is that walls that divide, get bombed with political graffiti, they develop cracks, they become impossible to maintain and people demand to have them torn down–in the quest to divide they paradoxically inspire people to fight, to find new constructs, new ideas a new collective voice of resistance. Maybe we need the Goddamn wall to show us that the hyper-partisanship is poison, that like it or not we need to work together—-if not those walls will become our graveyard. The choice is yours!