Lindsay Graham Says Trump’s Wall is a Metaphor for Border Security

Lindsay Graham Says Trump’s Wall is a Metaphor for Border Security:  In an effort to assure a determined President Trump that we’re going to be funding his “wall," while still giving Democrats something they can sign off on - Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) has been telling the press that President Trump’s “wall” is simply becoming “a metaphor for border security.” 

Wow - so if I understand this correctly, we’re now asking taxpayers to shell out at least $5 billion for a metaphor?  Gee, if that’s true, couldn’t we find a cheaper metaphor somewhere - maybe even a used one?  I mean, $5 billion is a lot of dough.  I suggest checking on Craig’s List.  Of course, the irony is, if Senator Graham is correct - then we’ve basically shut down our entire government operations - over a “metaphor!”  

Now if that’s actually the case, then I think I have an idea.  Instead of waiting for Mexico to announce that they’ve finally seen the light and have decided to fully fund Trump’s metaphor, why not instead make “Trump’s wall” just a metaphor for a big, beautiful, green hedge that runs the entire length of our border with Mexico.  And maybe, just to keep Trump’s base of half-wits and simpletons happy, we’ll tell them “and Mexico’s gonna trim it."

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Comment by Ron Powell on December 31, 2018 at 1:39am

Not so sure that Graham didn't mean to say 'semaphore', meaning that the wall is a signal of border security....

Or that we could save millions by posting flags at regular recurring intervals 'signaling'that the border is secure...

We could do this at the southern borders of states like North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming....

In fact we could build the wall in that region for a lot less than is being proposed and convince the yokels that, as a metaphor, the wall in their states is more than adequate to the task of keeping refugees from anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line from invading and overrunning their homeland....

Comment by Tom Cordle on December 31, 2018 at 8:31am

The entire tRump administration is a metaphor ... a metaphor for purporting to drain the swamp and instead filling it with creatures even more vile and disgusting ... a metaphor for self-promotion being mistaken for competence ... a metaphor for what happens when the ignorant and willfully blind take a flying f**k at a rolling donut.

If tTrump had any sense – a yuuuge IF – he'd just do on the southwest border what he claims he's going to do in Syria – declare victory and leave. But obviously, the Reptilian base wouldn't accept that cut and run, as they appear to be doing with Syria and Afghanistan. I don't know what to do about those wars, but it's all too obvious tRump doesn't either.

What is far too little discussed in this tragedy is that the desperate people seeking asylum are trying to escape a problem we had a big hand in creating. Countries like Guatemala and El Salvador are what they are to today in large part because we turned them into banana republics.

What's also true is that many of the persecuted in those countries are not Latino's, they are indigenous peoples treated much like we treat indigenous peoples on reservations in this country. Thus, this administration is also a metaphor for what happens when so-called civilized Europeans invade or otherwise dominate native peoples.

Comment by Johnny Robish on December 31, 2018 at 11:06am

All good points my friends!

Comment by moki ikom on December 31, 2018 at 2:42pm

From David E. Stannard's book American Holocaust:  " As recently as as 1986, the Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States observed that 40,000 people had simply "disappeared"in Guatemala during the preceding fifteen years. Another 100,000 had been openly murdered. That is the equivalent, in the United States, of more than 4,000,000 people slaughtered or removed under official government decree-- a figure that is almost six times the number of American battle deaths in the Civil War, World War One, World War Two, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War combined.  Almost all those dead and disappeared were indigenous peoples, direct descendants of the Mayas... Today (1992-  ), as five centuries ago, these people are being tortured and slaughtered, their homes and villages bombed and razed... " -from prologue p.xiii

from book review,

... the European and white American destruction of the native peoples of the Americas was the most massive act of genocide in the history of the world.
... wherever Europeans or white Americans went, the native people were caught between imported plagues and barbarous atrocities, typically resulting in the annihilation of 95 percent of their populations. What kind of people, he asks, do such horrendous things to others? His highly provocative answer: Christians. 
 ...the perpetrators of the American Holocaust drew on the same ideological wellspring as did the later architects of the Nazi Holocaust. It is an ideology that remains dangerously alive today, he adds, and one that in recent years has surfaced in American justifications for large-scale military intervention in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. 


By not creating homelands of horror south of U.S. border, the best U.S. border security would have been, would be achieved by the U.S. not training and supporting right wing dictatorship governments and paramilitaries for generations who terrorize and subvert the will of the people to serve capitalUSt oligarchs and their U.S. partners in crimes against humanity and ecocide. 

Metaphorically it is that the United States has always let its leaders make capitalist shitholes of vibrant, potentially thriving marxist, socialist gardens of democracy.

Comment by Dicky Neely on December 31, 2018 at 3:31pm

Lindsay Graham is a metaphor!

Comment by Johnny Robish on December 31, 2018 at 5:39pm

Thanks guys!


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