ON HOW THE WALL DEFEATS THE WHOLE IDEA OF “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”
Allow me to address this “e-wall-ution” (er, no it’s not!) that we’ve been seeing lately.
What I think many brainwashed–er, “patriotic”–“Americans” don’t understand (can’t understand?) about Trump’s “wall talk” is that, as absurd as it is on so many obvious levels, it also promises to sap any vestigial meaning out of the expression “United States of America”, since what that appellation communicates is a long hoped-for confederation of sovereign nation-states comprehending the entire Western Hemisphere, though obviously few today consider it from that cool-headed a perspective, especially since the United States are effectively one State (since the deified Lincoln) and a bank-owned Corporation (since Wilson).
(Let’s take a moment to wonder, had Lincoln lived to retire, what regrets he too would have expressed as Wilson did?)
This of course bolsters the perception that Trump’s presidency is really the end of the US’s international credibility with any nation-state other than Israel, which as we all know is an apartheid police state with no fewer than sixty-five separate anti-Arab laws currently in force.