Borders

Feel like I am the only person in the world who accepts the reality that borders are over.

This isn’t a political position or something I’m advocating for.  It’s an observation of fact.

Hard to say when we can date it, exactly.  The first time we could see Earth from space?  Maybe Malcolm McLean‘s pioneering of the shipping container.  Stuff, an unstoppable amount of stuff, and money, and information, and people flow and move across borders in a way that is way beyond the ability of any state or government to stop.

The idea of a wall stopping this seems about as futile as Xerxes ordering his guys to whip the sea as punishment.

UAC there standing for unaccompanied children.  That’s from the US Customs and Border Patrol website.

Tyler Cowen reports:

U.S.A. fact of the day

Number of unaccompanied minors, age 17 or lower, apprehended during or after border crossings, fiscal year 2017:

41, 456

Trump aside, what exactly is the plan here?

Hat tip goes to @BaldingsWorld.

“What exactly is the plan here?” is the question for sure.

How much force and violence would be needed to stop this?  Who would direct that?  Do the guys in charge seem like they could handle that?

How many trans-border families already exist, and what to do about that?

I have no answers, only a feeling that statements like “if you don’t have a border you don’t have a country” or something are not in touch with reality.

We already don’t have a border.  Without massive government expenditures, force and violence that would sicken any liberal or conservative, we never will again.

What’re we gonna do now?

 

 


One Comment on “Borders”

  1. Pete Hely says:

    Great post. Couldnt agree more. The conservatives will say “fine, if no borders, then no welfare.” Which makes me wonder how long immigrants have to live in the US to qualify to receive welfare.


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