The Trumpian Wall

I laughed to hear how Trump is choosing his design of wall, with a roll on top to make it harder to climb over.

I am not a great climber. I used to climb ladders and the occasional tree in my youth, but even I could get over his wall multiple ways:

  1. From one side find or make an anchor for a climbing rope. Using a mortar or some other kind of launcher, send a pointed and barbed missile over the wall dragging a rope. Pull the rope tight and tie it to the anchoring point. Climb the rope to reach the top of the wall. Rappel or slide down the other side of the rope. With a bit of practice (Yes, bad guys can build a wall and practise climbing it…), this would take five minutes, tops. Once your guy is on the other end he can send over a conveyor rope and pull people and lower them down the other side. It’s slow but at a few $thousand per person profitable.
  2. Bad guys can afford explosives. Design a breaching charge that works and blast through the wall at 50 points at 2am some night and flood the zone. The wall might as well not be there.
  3. Some of the walls have a crevice between two sections. Climbers can drive pitons into those crevices and install rope ladders/elevators/conveyors just like Macy’s.
  4. Oh, then there’s the old-fashioned ladder. Make one with a hook on top to fit the wall. Send your guy up to install the ladder and hoist another over the wall to work on the far side. Able-bodied folks can climb up one ladder and down the other. Take the ladders down when done or abandon them. They cost ~$100.
  5. Fly over either with a visa or illegally. That’s how most border-crossings that result in illegal immigration are done now without the wall. It’s easier than hiking in the desert.

So, Trump’s wall is irrelevant and expensive, serving only to make the process of smuggling people/drugs/money/weapons more profitable. But, hay! If it creates one job, eh?

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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4 Responses to The Trumpian Wall

  1. Grece says:

    The border fence was completed in December 2012 and the numbers of illegal immigrants dropped from 10,431 in 2012 to less than 150 in 2013.

    Robert makes a valid point, what about wall security? Well roving patrols with airborne drones can keep it secure. Hell even a handful JLENS blimps could be utilized to survey the border for intruders. They have a range of 300 miles 360-degrees. Using those, nothing would get in!

  2. Grece says:

    Yes Robert, any sort of miscreant could in-theory mind you, kick your door in, blow it off it’s hinges with a satchel charge, hook a rope to it and pull it off with a your Chinese walking tractor, why they could even drive wedges in the door frame and crack it open, gaining entry to your humble abode!

    Locks and heavy thick doors, are irrelevant and expensive. Why waste your time? The same thing could be said about a locking roll-up garage doors, bars on the windows, security cameras, moats, dogs et cetera. The list is endless and as you say, irrelevant and expensive. So why even bother, eh?

  3. Deaf Spy says:

    In general, Dems seems to adore laughing at people. For example, ABC’s Behar who said: “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct, hearing voices.”, referring to the Vice President.

    Now, don’t get surprised when Trump wins his second mandate.

  4. Deaf Spy says:

    You laught, while US unemployment is at record low and people are getting their benefits of the new tax reform.

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