Against the U.S. Border Policies: 4 Reasons

Resistance sign in Terlingua, Texas, about 15 miles from the Mexico border. Photo by Barry Vacker, 2018.
Selfie at the famed “Prada, Marfa” art installation, about 35 miles west of Marfa on Highway 67 in far west Texas. Photo: Barry Vacker, 2017.

No Longer Silent

1. We’re building a police-state

2. The U.S. border policies are partially based in the failed drug war and the ongoing terror war

The Rio Grande cutting through Santa Elena Canyon in the Big Bend National Park, one of the most ruggedly beautiful national parks in the world. The left canyon wall is in Mexico, the right wall is in Texas. Imagine the aesthetic crime of a wall and troops here. Photo, Barry Vacker, 2018.

3. The Wall is a crime against beauty and nature

Chipped flints used by early Native Americans, probably about 400–500 years old. These were found laying on the ground on my land outside Marfa. Photo: Barry Vacker, 2018.

4. The border policies are based in a myth

Ultimately, the policies are absurd

For the Record #1: I’ve Been Harassed by Border Patrol Agents

For the Record #2: I Reject the Myth

The choice we face: a sustainable planetary civilization or the anti-science, anti-environmental nationalist religion which dominates America and other nations of the world. Photo: Barry Vacker, 2014.

Theorist of big spaces and big ideas. Writer and mixed-media artist. Existentialist w/o the angst. PhD: Univ of Texas at Austin.

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