A Video I would like to make.
Political Mythbusters. (Thanks to Pindar for the idea!)
(Exterior, Day. A man stands next to a large collection of metal plates)
Hi! I'm Detroit, and I'm here to do essentially what the president does every day. I'm going to make pronouncements. The only difference is that after every single one of them, I'm going to show you why this idea will or will not work. I'm going to put the theories into practice on the basic, practical level.
Recently, the President has drawn up a diagram of his proposed border wall. He claims that this undefeatable barrier will prevent desperate masses from entering this country. He's claimed that these people are dangerous criminals, who thrive on defeating American police and killing American citizens.
I will give the president the benefit of the doubt on this pronouncement. Instead, I will assume that his conjecture is correct. Assuming that, there' is no way his border wall as proposed will solve the problem, as I, a Law-abiding citizen will demonstrate.
(Cut to pictures created by Trump of wall proposals.)
Every single one of these follows the same standard template. Angled steel meant to deter passage. Each is secured by insertion into the ground, and I'm assuming an anchor, probably of concrete.
First of all, let's go with the wall itself. The current pictures involve steel slats angled at a 90 Degree angle, with the vertex pointing into Mexico. At the top of the wall is a larger steel piece, meant to secure the individual slats.
Well, thanks for giving anybody with a cutting torch access to the EASY side to cut through. Cutting torches cost 198 Dollars by the way. Easily able to make the cuts necessary. But for argument's sake, let's demonstrate with some of the BEST steel I can find. Carbon Steel. Cost approximately 807 Dollars A ton. You'll need a LOT of it.
(Demonstration Of Oxy-Fuel Cutting torch on steel slat. Should Take less than five minutes with a lot of sparks. Torches can cut through 4 inches of steel.)
But that's NOT FAIR, I hear the Trump fans Cry. The Border Patrol will be watching for that! They can easily spot the sparks from a distance. Yes, that would be true. Assuming that the people wanting to go through the wall only have access to a hardware store. Add in a Fabric store, and we have people who might think to cover up a torch with a blanket.
Now, remember, these are HARD CORE CRIMINALS we're talking about. Trump has made that very clear. These are the people who are awful and are being sent here as an invasion force. Our greatest countermeasure can be defeated with a trip to Home Depot.