One gets the sense listening to mockery of Trump's wall idea that the nervousness behind the jokes is just how easy it would be. The elite never want to green light it because they know it foils their multicultural plans, and it would reveal how they've been handmaidens to native displacement. That is the ultimate betrayal, and as Lawrence Auster wrote, would cause elite heads to be placed on pikes. Let us take them at their word though and consider the costs.
While discussing 50 foot walls made as thick as those of Constantinople or the Vatican is fun, let us get realistic. Let us use the Israeli border fence as the example. It is the same border fence that the Hungarians erected, and other nations are soliciting quotes. The quote to erect such a border fence from Israel was $1.9 million per kilometer. The border is 3,145 kilometers in length. That means the cost would be $5.975 billion. Let us round that to $6 billion dollars.
Let us take a moment to pause and note how small of a figure that is in today's budget. Recall that the Obama administration spent $500 million to train a handful of Syrian rebel fighters. That is 263 kilometers of the border wall. Much smaller but funnier is the $3.5 million spent on studying obese lesbians. That's two kilometers of the border wall. This $6 billion for a border wall is quaint sum compared to the wasted money we spend elsewhere. Priorities are revealed by Trump's idea. The system does not want a border fence.
Oh no how will we pay for it? This is such a tiny sum added to our multi-trillion dollar federal budget that this should not be an issue. Think of money saved not processing, feeding, sheltering and providing medical care to tens of thousands of unaccompanied child migrants. The positive consequences and secondary effects are not just economic but tangible. Let us grant the economic wizards their moment, despite their lack of care of government spending on social programs (the left) or military adventurism (the right). Paying for it would be fairly easy.
Israel gets $3 billion a year in direct aid from America. If the wall costs $6 billion, we suspend aid for two years and the wall is taken care of. Aid can resume after wall completion, but any overrun both in time and in money will be docked from aid. This might be a tough sell. After all, the Israeli firm is private while the Israeli government is a separate entity. Why punish them for one of their corporations performing a mitzvah for their great patron? Plus, this would be impossible to implement with our current media.
Why hurt the poor, little people though? Why make them pay for it when we can go for an even quicker solution that does not involve people and involves the Mexican government? Mexico can discount every barrel of oil that it sends to America. As shown above, Mexican exports of crude to the US have been dropping recently. It is still roughly 750,000 barrels per day. Say the Mexican government agrees to a $5 discount per barrel. This would mean a reduction in our crude import costs (which would help with our trade deficit) of $3.75 million per day, roughly 2 kilometers of border wall per day. At that rate in a little over 4 years, the Mexican government (PEMEX is nationalized) pays for the wall through discounted crude oil.
If you have not paid attention to the oil market, it has fallen in dramatic fashion. The world is at maximum storage capacity with supertankers doing circles in the seas to hold massive amounts of oil. It is difficult finding markets to sell to, and the producers are all going after one another to be the first to cut. Mexico would negotiate just to keep the US as a customer and secure us long term. America is never going to be oil self-sufficient, but the shale industry and technology advances both onshore and offshore have scared foreign producers that could always count on America to import more and more.
This is not an expensive proposition. I will add one more. To start up the initial fund for the wall, they could ask Americans if they'd check a box to contribute $50, $100, $250, et cetera to the "Wall Fund". How many people would give to the wall? If Indiana pizza places can raise $1 mil in one day due to the media and gays trying to destroy them, a wall to protect America can raise much more. There are ways to pay for it that would not dent our economy, and in fact, would help it. Discounted crude oil helps. Tax revenue from money leaving our nation helps. Drops in the bucket, which only prove how cheap this would be to complete. Its low cost only shows how wicked our government's priorities are.