More and more physical fences and walls are build in the world and dividing people along the way.
Most are made for “protection” from the other side: countries, regions or within cities.
But basically it´s a visual manifestation on the things what is happening inside most people head. When there are things happening in the world what they can´t influence and or understand, people tend to become very protective.
Even when it´s for the wrong reasons and openness and welcoming the new thing might be the best.
Don´t forget that before with all the globalization and now “restrictions” on World Trade it was only to protect the rich countries, just like it used to be in the 1500´s until 1800´s.
And basically in every time before it, only now it´s more in the open.
The next frontier for these walls and fences? The digital divide. Wait for it , the moment that western companies are being threatened online by non western companies the fences will be build and constructed.
A few quotes from the article
I have mixed feelings about the other side. You can get work there and earn in an hour what you can earn in a day here, but the fence is humiliation for Mexico and it makes me sad. From their standpoint all the people in Mexico are mafiosos.
They come from a patch of sand called the Western Sahara on most world maps, its borders drawn with tentative dotted lines. The Spanish called it the Spanish Sahara. The Moroccans call it their southern provinces. For centuries, Saharawi camel herders called it home. Now it is the “occupied zone”.
The first thing these walls say is: the government failed to provide security for all of society, so a small percentage provide security for themselves, because violence is one of the major problems in Brazil. Secondly, they remind us of income inequality. This is a horrible legacy of Brazil in the 20th century and earlier.”
This used to be a lively area, on what was the main road between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Our customers were mostly [Christian] pilgrims, but also Jews. Since the wall came, we lost millions. Local people were afraid to send their children to play or come to a birthday party. We are on the front line.
My daughter left to live in England because she couldn’t stand it. There are 14 in this house, including nine children. We need a permit just to go on our own roof, for “security reasons”, they tell us.
We are buried alive in a big tomb. It’s inhuman. But we hope the wall will come down one day. Nothing is impossible.