Overnight, on the 20th day in the month of January, of the year 2017, I had a dream. Not a figurative dream, but a literal dream. Dreams are designed to be decoded. I dreamed I was standing on a line with a bunch of other people waiting to order some food at White Castles restaurant. I can imagine, that White Castles restaurant was in actuality symbolizing the White House. So, today is the inauguration day for Donald Trump, and in just a few minutes he will assume the mantle to formally become the 45th President of the United States of America. But, that’s not what I want to talk about. You know what? I always felt there is a subtle difference between comprehending something and understanding something. For myself, to comprehend something meant to grasp the meaning of something at a more intricate level, at the point where you would be able to accurately explain it back. To understand something meant to have a general knowledge of how an application works. For instance, I understand the cat was purring, but do you comprehend how the larynx box is involved to generate that specific form of vocalization? Yet, I cannot comprehend how so many educated people were taken. It ALWAYS bothered me. What? Every time I thought about it…it bothered me. It bothered me in terms of the logical calculation, or I should say the calculations behind it? What? But, in my favor, I ALWAYS said, “I know people realizes he can’t remove all of the millions of our illegal immigrants. The people just want a leader who thinks in that direction”. But, that’s not what bothered me. What bothered me was Donald Trump’s $25 billion dollar wall project pledge. Actually, it kept making no sense at all to me. When President Trump indicated parts of the wall can stay in places as a fence along the southern border, in my mind, it made no sense to him either (at least that’s how I viewed the neo-adjustment, and practicality of that statement). Staging, planning, logistics, length, through the chronology of a potential 8-year president? It all always BOTHERED ME A LOT, and, and, and, it still does. I’m just sayin….
It would even be a feat to create fill-in repairs along the wall that’s already there. However, to plant the notion of a mega-wall in the minds of the people, and convince so many to wait for it is truly outstanding. It’s not to imply that it can’t happen, or won’t happen; yet, every time I kept thinking about this projected feat, two other places would enter my thoughts, AND STILL DO. A newly constructed 1,900-mile wall on the U.S.-Mexican border erected by modern day engineers would be a true marvel to behold. Let’s go here. By what I understand (there we go again), I believe it is the ONLY man made structure that can be seen from space with the naked eye: The Great Wall of China. That is a real work of art that still stands today. It may have taken centuries to complete. Catch my drift? I’m no engineer, but I have to ask, who would build America’s Wall? The entire population of Houston? Men, women, and hooky-playing children? How high would it be? How thick to get the job done? I figure several cross-border roaming animal species would be cut off. It is not to say, this project is not reachable, and that the cost involved would not be astronomical in financial commitments and manpower, yet, to make fill-in repairs to the existing fence would be more feasible. Therefore, it would not surprise me if the original views would be practically downgraded to this conclusion.
Again, the very notion of designing and completing such a potential venture of architecture, and the post achievement of such a marvel in engineering reminds me of two other places (the Berlin Wall is a thought). The first was already mentioned in the last paragraph. The second? It is called sin city. And the population does not like that name either. It is called sin city, due to it’s infamous red light district, and it’s legalized brothels for prostitution. Down through the ages, this territory was stuck in a revolving door of time left in the middle of nowhere, except the desert itself. That’s where it’s currently situated. But in 1945, the powerful New York La Cosa Nostra changed all of that when it sent the once infamous Jewish gangster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel to the Southwestern portion of the United States. Uh-huh! Yep! His idea got him killed, but after his death, his idea was incredibly successful. How ironic! How awful! How as this younger generation loves to say, “AWESOME”! Maybe it was the sinner who created sin-city? But if I said it like that, it would be so divisive. I’m just a little man on the Earth, with a sin problem trying to get along with Jesus. I need Him to cleanse William Tisdale, and set me free like any other in need of desperate repair. We all have a sin problem. However, Bugsy Siegel not only had a sin problem. Bugsy Siegel had a dream. To portray the middle of the desert, and use it as a place to make money. If only with a mere thought I could get the leaves on the trees to miraculously transform their chemical properties into money to do the same for me. The New York mob was skeptical, but released the money for this project. The total financial output amounted to approximately $6 million dollars of mafia money. On December 26, 1946, it was opening night for Bugsy Siegel’s finished product. On it’s opening night the finished “Flamingo Hotel” grossed nothing. That infuriated the New York mafia. Wait on the Lord? Or, wait on satan the devil? Which one? Since that night, it has grossed over a billion dollars in revenue. LAS VEGAS gambling casinos are the most famous in America (Atlantic City is nearing history), and the city has always had a national mafia hand in there somewhere. This was the city built out of the desert. The risen phoenix of the ashes… You know how long the series of fences, and short walls are along the U.S.-Mexican border? 580 miles. It would be like asking American taxpayers to “HEY YALL? LET’S BUILD ANOTHER LAS VEGAS”. Yeah, an entire city on the hills. Could Obamacare’s cost be cut to help pay for the wall? Or let’s wind up the financially dying Detroit like a yo-yo, and unwind it along the U.S.-Mexican border. A stretched out Mobile City will become our new wall. Dadaaaaaa! That would be the legacy of the 2006 Secure Fence Act signed by President George W. Bush.
So many people who live along the border on the U.S. side don’t want this wall. Could it be, because many of them are of Mexican decent? But don’t anyone dare mention this, because they’ll be accused of RACISM! What? You’re claiming we’re siding with them just because we both come from Mexico? Didn’t Trump already get in trouble with the news media, because he said a federal judge is biased in favor of illegal immigrants, due to his Mexican background? It may be best to keep quiet. Anyway, should the wall be spiked at the top with razors?
With regards to the state of California, the illegal immigrant population is a huge drain on the state’s financial resources. They take more out than they put back into the state’s economy via tax returns. Plus, America currently has a $19 trillion dollar deficit. China is growing stronger and angrier, and some day they’ll want payment. This on the other and reminds me of Habakkuk 2. Nearly half a million soldiers, prisoners, and peasants built China’s Great Wall. About that many reportedly died building it. Mexicans on the other hand, live on both sides of the border. Many illegal alien Mexicans are on the U.S. side, and Mexicans from Mexico are on the other side. When Trump says Mexico will pay for it. Does he mean the costs will come through the price of Mexican labor and sweat? And does that mean, once again, American workers lose out? Even right here in the USA? A border trade war via blackmail with a renegotiated NAFTA as the new bargaining chip? Eventual financial reimbursement to the USA from Mexico? Or was the original statement just a rollercoaster ride filled with capricious talk that is forced to expand it’s tracks, and evolve it’s loops, to keep up with the press for challenging his credibility over this issue? To request the money from Congress to pay for this “Great Wall” is going to incur a fight on Capitol Hill. A fight that would likely divide the Republicans, since many would feel that money would be best spent on other things.
Now, for the Christian, many believe there is another project President Trump is destined to encourage the nation of Israel to build. The 3rd Temple in Jerusalem. A real international flashpoint and all. The first was built during King Solomon’s reign. King David, his father was disqualified by God, because he had shed much blood during Israeli wars with their neighbors. The 2nd Temple was built when the kings of Persia allowed representatives of a captive Jewish community to return to Judah to build a Temple to God: the Biblical books of Ezra & Nehemiah. Of course, where this proposed 3rd Temple Mount would be built is located on the Muslim’s Rock of The Dome. That makes it a point of contention. Will this occur during a Trump administration? To further this idea, the Persian king Cyrus, is not mentioned until the 45th chapter of the Book of Isaiah. Donald Trump is the 45th President of America. In the eyes of some who study Biblical prophecy, he is the possible Cyrus of the contemporary period. I have no idea if this Temple Mount building will occur during his presidency. However, President Trump is already making moves to have the American embassy moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. For both aforementioned projects, only time will tell. My prayer is that Donald Trump makes an excellent President, and that’s my prayer for him to lead this nation as it’s new president. I pray when he needs counsel from God, he request it in the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A powerful God and Father Whom freely gives to those who request wisdom. That’s my prayer as we should pray for our leaders says the Word of God. James 1:5-8; 1 Peter 2:13-17; 1 Timothy 2:1-3. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: BUT WE WILL REMEMBER THE NAME OF YE LORD OUR GOD. PSALM 20:7. GENEVA BIBLE 1587
*UPDATE* – 01/25/2017 – President Trump issues an executive order to commence building the wall which he expects to begin in a matter “of months”. There may be another way to get Mexico to pay for the building of the border fence/wall. The costs can be expected to be as much as $50 billion dollars. Mexico is among the top ten nations of the world that receives U.S. financial assistance. In 2012, according to the website Graphiq, Mexico is said to have received $209 million dollars in American financial assistance. However, other websites place that number much higher. It is said Mexico received a financial aid package of $417 million dollars for 2012, and $560 million dollars in 2013, respectively, by using Wikipedia as a source. Still, according to the Journalist, Allison Hill, a frequent guest on BBC radio, such figures go as high as $757.7 million dollars in US financial aid for Mexico. If the Trump administration diverts that aid into building a wall, Mexico will either fully, or partially pay for the wall in such manner (over many years).
*UPDATE* – 01/25/2017 – In a News conference addressed to the Department of Homeland Security, President Trump has proposed Mexico will reimburse the U.S. for the building of the Wall at a future date.
*Update* – 01/26/2017 – President Trump proposes a 20% tariff on Mexican imports to pay for the border Wall.
William Tisdale – The Exquisite Writer – All Rights Reserved. January 20, 2017 (c)