2 thoughts on “A Humanitarian Wall

  1. Confidence Man says:

    A decorated veteran who raised more than $20 million to finance construction of a wall along the southern U.S. border has announced that he will instead use the money to finance a new nonprofit group that will build the wall itself—or at least a couple miles of it.
    Brian Kolfage’s crowdfunding campaign on the website GoFundMe went viral in December, before news outlets uncovered previous instances in which the triple-amputee veteran appeared to have pocketed funds raised through similar, if far smaller, campaigns billed as efforts to assist wounded warriors.
    Kolfage, a prolific operator of conspiracy theory Facebook pages, has recruited a team of prominent figures in President Donald Trump’s orbit to run a new nonprofit outfit named We Fund The Wall to do some wall construction of its own. The new group’s board, Kolfage announced on Friday, includes Erik Prince, the founder of infamous military contractor Blackwater; David Clarke, the scandal-plagued former sheriff of Milwaukee County; Fox News contributor Sara Carter; Tom Tancredo, an immigration hardliner and former Colorado congressman; and former Kansas Secretary of State and voter fraud crusader Kris Kobach. https://www.thedailybeast.com/gofundme-border-wall-campaign-implodes-turns-to-kris-kobach-and-sheriff-clarke-for-new-non-profit
    The shift echoes the transformation another politically charged crowdfunding effort that Kolfage said he was involved with: an unasked for, and ethically murky GoFundMe campaign for the family of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court choice Brett Kavanaugh. That campaign raised over $600,000. However about $160,000 of it never reached its final destination. https://qz.com/1505407/what-happened-to-the-money-gofundme-raised-for-brett-kavanaugh/

  2. Déjà Vu says:

    “I am the only one. Trust me. I can build a wall around your homes that nothing will penetrate. You ask how do you build that wall. You ask, and I’m here to tell you.” Walter Trump (Lawrence Dobkin) “Trackdown” (TV Series) “The End of the World” (1958)
    1950’s TV episode featured salesman named “Trump” who wants a wall to prevent end of the world (CBS News) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-trackdown-1958-tv-series-the-end-of-the-world-episode-build-wall/ “As President Trump and Democrats feud over funding for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, a clip from the 1950s television series “Trackdown” that captured eerie parallels between the show and reality resurfaced. In the episode titled “The End of the World,” a sketchy salesman by the name of Walter Trump pitches the idea of building a giant wall, claiming it would protect townspeople from a catastrophic cosmic event.
    On Wednesday, “Gravity Falls” creator Alex Hirsch tweeted a part of the episode and it went viral. https://twitter.com/_AlexHirsch/status/1083140191362048000 But it wasn’t the first time the video made the rounds. Snopes reported on the authenticity of the clip in 2017 after a portion of the show was uploaded to YouTube and claimed to have “predicted Donald Trump.” https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trackdown-trump-character-wall/

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