Don’t built walls but bridges to make everyone in contact with each other!

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I do not believe that separating states using a wall is a good idea regardless of profound economic, geographical and financial reasons, because I strongly believe that bridges must prevail, that is, all those means and tools used to put people, nations in contact with each other, rather than adopting separatory and somewhat discriminating measures.

What would have happened to our much acclaimed western civilization if we had prevented the domination of the Arabs, Normans with walls and even before them Phoenicians and Greeks?

Would the great Roman empire ever exist in the presence of walls?

And America itself, champion of freedom, emblem of democracy, even though it is a very young nation, would it really be what its history was based on segregation, discrimination, lack of contamination between nations?

Would America be the first world power if it continued to pursue the racial segregation policy adopted for example in the 1800s to the detriment of the Indios relegated to the reserves?

I really do not think so.

I also do not believe that a wall - the "beautiful wall", as he once called it - can solve the problems of immigration and drug because the system is always found to obviate a architectural barrier.

I consider that the real revolutions are not revolutions of "things", i. e. linked to the construction or destruction of a trivial reinforced concrete wall with barbed wire, but that it is a revolution of ideas and therefore to solve the drug problem , in the meantime , must proceed to an education of the new generations against the use of drugs, that is to say, act on the cultural level, after which one should act on the judicial level and on the security front, or adopt particularly strong and significant measures for those who are guilty of the crime of drug dealing and at the same time be able to adopt measures to lower unemployment levels and therefore remove many young people from criminality, because a poor man,hungry man is prey to the mafia, illegal associations; in the presence of a job, a law that protect the honest and go to punish the dishonest probably the phenomenon would be resized.

This is my debatable opinion in this regard. What do you think?

Comments (27)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
    08 May 2019

    Check out this post from involved_duck! Do you have any questions you could ask them? Is there anything you would like to be explained further?

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg quickwitted_cranberry | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    09 May 2019

    i agree. it isn't such a good idea if you want a lot of people arguing. think over it more

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg radical_accordion | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    09 May 2019

    I agree with this because in 18 Jan 1919 – 21 Jan 1920 peace was declared therefore no more wars. so we should have the option to talk to anyone

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      radical_accordion's comment 09 May 2019

      Have there been wars since this date?

      1. Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg good_hedgehog | Streatham Wells Primary School
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 13 May 2019

        There have been wars since that date for example the Syria war. It has be going on since 2011 that is 8 years non-stop.
        Wars don't always have to be with weapons you can have wars which are just words coming out your mouth directing to another person to cause another argument. You can have an argument about someone steeling your stuff but they actually have the same item the exact same colour. There have been tons of wars since this date but most of these are verbal wars.

  • IIS.PNG allowing_thought | Napoleone Colajanni
    10 May 2019

    I totally agree with you. Your post and your ideas are really progressive . Culture’s exchanges are so important, I like that you underline this aspect. I hope that others, also the politicians, understand this concept, it’s fundamental for new generations.

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg ambitious_ocean | Notley Green Primary School
    10 May 2019

    Totally agree!!!!!! ☺️

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg approachable_blackberry | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    10 May 2019

    I do agree, because if you wanted to travel to another country and you did, how are you going to get back? Also, it's a waste of time and money by building walls to just separate countries. Why?

  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_conclusion | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom
    10 May 2019

    I respect your opinion however I am skeptical of your statement. You have said about how a wall will not stop drug smuggling. I ask you, is it easy to pass things through security at airports and ferry stations? I don't think so. Have you got any evidence that educating children about the use of drugs will stop them from using drugs? Therefore, I believe there are some benefits from building a wall.

  • IIS.PNG involved_duck | Napoleone Colajanni
    10 May 2019

    Furthermore, I think that , by declaring a state of emergency, Trump wanted to get 3.6 billion dollars (3.2 billion euros) more to build the wall than those that had been approved by Congress and this money could be used to act on the security front, improving the infrastructure at the frontier entrances, particularly in ports and logistics terminals, to pay the judges charged with assessing the asylum requests of migrants stopped in detention centers on the southern border or investing them for progress of cutting-edge technological devices.
    I believe that by doing so we could find a solution for the illegal entry of immigrants and for drug trafficking or probably the problem would have less impact.

  • IIS.PNG intelligent_hen | Napoleone Colajanni
    12 May 2019

    I totally agree with you! We shouldn’t prevent any cultural exchanges because they are a tool for growth and allow us to open our minds. I also believe that comparing ourselves with different realities make us holders of a new sensibility.

  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg good_hedgehog | Streatham Wells Primary School
    13 May 2019


    I disagree with you on this one because sometimes we need wall to separate people. Bridges are only used for getting over rivers or big drops. We do need a wall sometimes. Around our houses because you sometimes want personal space. In hospitals you do not want people seeing inside the surgical room and plus if we didn't put wall there we still wouldn't get that much contact because they are spending time with their family not with the other patients on the wards. For example we do need a wall between north and south Korea because, North Korea is lead by a dictator therefore if we do not have a wall he might think that the land is open i can come and rule south Korea as well. Since north Korea is lead by King- Jun -Um his rule is to not let anyone out of north Korea if we don't have that fence there then those people would be braking North Korea's rule. Sometimes we need walls to protect from invaders. The Great Wall Of China was used to stop Mongolians (the country of Mongolia which is north from China) from invading with spears and weapons into China and the wall was used to stop them from getting over or through.
    For those reasons i don't think is possible to build a bridge between these places or not even have walls at all.

    Thanks good_hedgehog

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      good_hedgehog's comment 13 May 2019

      Great reasoning shown, well done. Do you think involved_duck means physical, or metaphorical bridges? And what might the difference be?

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg shining_seahorse | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    13 May 2019

    I agree with you but some walls can be used for privacy and protecting the following country.

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg dependable_ibex | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    13 May 2019

    Similar to involved_duck, walls are useful in some ways such as privacy, personal space and much more reasons.
    You would not want somebody who you do not know entering your front or back garden with no purpose.
    Without walls, people having surgery could feel emotions such as embarrassment and other emotions.
    Say you worked at a fizzy pop factory, without walls people could see the ingredients you use and how you make it.
    This is my opinion so do not take it personally.
    Finally, I appreciate you listening to my opinion and have a great day!!!

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg admirable_bee | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    13 May 2019

    i agree because if u travel to another country how are you going to get back home? and i think building a wall just for donald trumps sake silly and a waste of time and money.

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg admirable_bee | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    13 May 2019

    from admirable_bee and authentic_lake

  • swedish school.JPG outgoing_dragonfruit | Skellefteå
    15 May 2019

    I don't think it's a good idea because it can be a big problem. All people should go and drive over and I think more drugs would come into the US and that's not good.

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School | United Kingdom
    17 May 2019

    I agree that sometimes walls can be a bad thing, and it is fair to let everyone in. But you need to thing about privacy. Say an example is the audio we listened to in class, the people in the town were having a happy life, and then random strangers kept on coming in. This would make you feel very annoyed or upset. However, the people who were not as wealthy were quite happy in the town. There are two sides to this, and it really depends on which side people are on.

    It is depressing that some countries don't let refugees inside, but it just shows that they want their privacy. Everyones opinion counts and sadly, not everybody in the world can be fair or let people in.

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg approachable_blackberry | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    17 May 2019

    I think your right because you can come in contact with your loved ones (siblings, family members) and see them but if you make a wall, you can't see or come in contact with your loved ones.

  • Cowes-logo-250x250.jpg astounding_currant | Cowes Enterprise College A | United Kingdom
    17 May 2019

    To involved_duck
    As well as saying how I agree with you, I would just like to say that I was amazed at how good your post is and the title really works. Your post really made me think!
    From astounding_currant!

  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg plucky_petal | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    21 May 2019

    To be honest, I agree with you involved_duck, making a wall between countries is such a terrible idea 'cause if people want to go to neighbouring countries, they won't be able to.

  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg quiet_environment | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    21 May 2019

    Walls have two sides of views, the Mexicans think of it in a bad way whereas the Americans think of it in a good way, making sure that no drugs are entering when some of the drugs entering other countries are from them when they are saying they will stop drugs entering.

  • Dante Alighieri.PNG quiet_lute | Dante Alighieri
    22 May 2019

    I agree!!!

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