posted on May, 31 2016 @ 07:52 AM
a reply to: MiddleInitial
No you are not right there at all. Those who travel to places beyond their borders, delve into cultures not their own, visit places unfamiliar and
strange to them, learn a more worldly and expansive manner of thinking, than those who do not travel, in a general sense. There are those, like
myself, who do not require the ability to visit a place in order to know something of the trouble affecting it, or indeed the wonders of its people
The more Americans taking holidays to places beyond their experience, the more well rounded their world view will become in the main. Of course,
business trips do not promote the expansion of ones horizons to the same degree, because those trips are always narrowly focused toward the business
of the day, even ones spa treatment at a hotel being designed to relax one for the purpose of preparing for a big demonstration, or to absorb
operational data in an efficient manner. Travel for its own sake cannot harm the rest of the world, and certainly not when those traveling have the
most to gain from the experience involved therein.
Besides, a wall would prove no obstacle to those who really need keeping inside their nations boundaries, the politicians, the intelligence
operatives, their surveillance systems, their economic hitmen and strongarm artists. Those individuals would merely fly over the wall, or around it,
or assemble enough resources to punch a hole in it, should the need arise. The regular folk of the USA could use a little more of a world view than
they have, need to travel more, learn more about other cultures and understand better the boon that is their own way of life all the better for it.
Perhaps by traveling and learning in this manner, they will remember that liberty is worth more than life, that living is impossible without it, and
that every facet of the system designed to "protect" them, destroys the very liberty which renders unto life the meaning it ought to have.