Ten times more people died in nine years trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico Border than died trying to cross the Berlin Wall during its 28 year existence.
The main difference: the Berlin Wall didn’t cross one of the most unforgiving deserts in the world. Everybody who died trying to cross it was shot by guards. By comparison, the US Border Patrol has rescued more than 15,000 migrants during the same period, over 3x the number of deaths.
But you’re not going to mention how many people the Border Patrol has killed? How they shot down through the fence and killed a 16 year old boy? How many water caches they intentionally sabotage? How they leave injuries, even serious injuries, untreated? How they sexually assault migrant women? How funneling migrants through the deadliest part of the United States was an intentional part of border policy - that they knew that people were going to die, and instituted it anyway?
And if you want to be nit picky, the number of confirmed deaths is around 4,000. For every migrant that is found, there are at least five to ten times that number. That puts the estimate deaths between 20,000 and 40,000.
20,000 to 40,000 intentionally designed deaths. Most of which are buried without recognition, graves, or memorials.
First…. Many Indigenous Nations have calendars which have
been counting the years for a very long time. I am aware that
the calendar of the Mohawk Indian Nation has been counting
the winters for over 33,120 years. This pre-dates the so-called
‘land-bridge’ of the Bering Strait theory, unless, of course, the
Bering Strait scientists decide to move their interestingly illusive
time period for “early migration” of Indians back to 40,000 years!
Many American Indian early histories tell of events that took
place on this Turtle continent (North America) long before any
so-called ice age. But, for political reasons, these histories
have been mostly ignored. You see, the Bering Strait, in truth,
is a theory that was born of the politics and propaganda of
early America. In the midst of the American ‘Manifest Destiny’
social climate, the Bering Strait theory provided a ‘scientific’
means to justify the taking of ancestral Indian lands. In short,
the mythical theory eased the conscience, as it was a way for
land hungry immigrants to believe that, because Indian people
were only ‘recent inhabitants’ of this land , it was not really their
‘homeland’. Therefore Indians were, in their minds, not any more
the ‘original people’ of this land than they were. This was, and
still is, the political power of the infamous ‘Bering Strait theory’.