I was thinking about this today--somethng I heard on (ghastly) A.M. talk radio (I know) about border control and homeland suckurity. Anyway, as my mind is wont to do (wont is right, right?), I started thinking about the net, and about how I've been so uncomfortable with what smells to me like the pollution from intitutional windbags who've come West to claim their gold nuggets in dem dere hills.
But what would I do? Fence them out? I mean, if I could. Or shoot them (metaphorically speaking, of course) before they made it over the fence? Or let them in and try to actually talk with them (when they have no intention of hearing us).
It's different than border control, acutally it's the flip-flop opposite, but still I ask myself: would you keep out the assholes (you know who they are) if you could?
I think that instead I would add new ways in. I might help dig a tunnel, and the ones who come in UNDERNEATH the wire, from below, under the ground, unassuming, smart, dirty, knee-bloody, I'm there to welcome them to safe harbor.
But the guys with the wire cutters busting through my make-believe net fence because they can--I'm not throwing a party for them.
I might even throw some cake in their face.
And I can, because I have my make believe fence I can take up or down and you have a fence, or lack thereof, of your own.