As virtually everyone predicted, Donald Trump’s border wall has been defeated by people climbing over it using roughly $5 worth of scrap lumber to build ladders to scale the wall. This is apparently happening so frequently that border patrol agents routinely find discarded ladders all along the wall. The wall was never going to work, it merely serves as a monument to the hate and division of the Trump era, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced