Sunday, December 27, 2009

Berlin Wall Today

berlin wall new todayNow had 20 years ago. Since communism collapsed in Germany, when the Berlin wall, which was considered as a wall which divides the arrogant East and West Germany and separating families and loved ones, destroyed demolished residents. It happened on November 9, 1989. To commemorate 20 years of the fall of the Berlin Mauer, so crowded events in the Berlin City

The wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is the new Berlin Wall. It offends both Mexicans and Americans. It comforts some Americans. And it keeps expanding. Some $2.4 billion has been spent since 2005 on a still-unfinished project to erect more than 600 miles of new fence along the US-Mexico border. Yet the new fencing has been breached more than 3,000 times, costing $1,300 for the average repair.

Today controversy is heating up over the border wall again. Besides the inflating costs, the wall is destroying countless ecosystems, as the borderlands contain federally protected areas and plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. Environmental groups and laws are holding up construction, much to conservatives’ displeasure. Fences built along the U.S.-Mexico border are threatening wildlife species and the ground pollution it is creating is catastrophic. Technologically, the construction of the fence is a structural nightmare that continues to divide human families. Will this wall ever end?

20 years ago today, the most reviled symbol of Communist oppression got torn down by both the people it oppressed and the people it was intended to intimidate as the era of Soviet domination in Eastern Europe came to an abrupt and obvious end. Cheering throngs filled the streets as the Berlin Wall fell, with East Germany’s soldiers reduced to the role of spectators as their state, for all intents and purposes, ceased to exist entirely.symbol of the Cold War, it divided a city and in effect the entire country. And then on November 9th, 1989 it crumbled and with it Communist East Germany.

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