Everybody knows that walls work. You look at different places they put up a wall, no problem. You look at San Antonio. You look at so many different places. They go from one of the most unsafe cities in the country to one of the safest cities, immediately, immediately.”El Pendejo Naranja
January 19, 2019
So it began. The Great Hunt for the San Antonio Wall.
Can we make the obvious non-existence of this wall more obviouser? Yes, Photoshop. Yes, we can.
Which would help explain some things.
Potent parody provided by Any Wall, USA.
You know that thing about everything looking like nails when you’re a hammer.
They still do.
High water retention = Pretty great wall.
Extra points for this little twist of the knife.
The most ‘San Antonio’ responses, the most puro, came from those referencing our culture of muralismo, where we find, paradoxically, the key to transcending Trump’s monstrous vision of division in actual walls.
These are walls that remember, that educate, and celebrate.
Remembering, educating, celebrating.
Resistance tools, all of them. So how about remembering that as we move through yet another news cycle dripping in the pleasures of Trump’s ignorance we remain yet squarely set against the discomforts of his pendejo policies?
The hostage crisis that is the Great Government Shitdown (being, of course, the direction shit does roll) remains with us.
For educating: Perhaps this panel discussion held at the San Antonio Central Library on Saturday, an attempt to understand the roots of border crises and the ways we should not respond to them. There are lessons here from Honduras to Hutto, Texas; from Brownsville to Palestine.
‘Crises at Borders: How Does a Compassionate SA Respond?’
For Celebrating? Every day is a party until we win. That’s this outsider read on every mural, basically, ever. C/S