Sub-fence policy. Why building border walls is a sign of powerlessness?

And about what does the desire to fence off with a wall say? Go into deep defense
In addition, the wall fixed one more not so obvious, but interesting thing. But this is almost an isolated case. In itself, the idea of ​​u200bu200bto fence off with a fence falls into the category of “well-forgotten old”. In general, purely technically, this is not difficult, since the border service proposes to fence off from 1/10 to 1/5 of the entire 1300-kilometer border between Russia and Finland. Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland… The issue of Finland's joining NATO has not yet been fully determined, but the Finns have already announced the fence. But if we consider the problem of walls and fences in historical perspective, then you can understand that the official declarations are something else. The wall between the USA and Mexico, the walls between Greece and Turkey, Bulgaria and Turkey, Austria and Slovenia, Hungary and Serbia… All of them, from a purely formal point of view, are designed precisely to regulate migration flows. But as long as they exist, the world is divided physically and symbolically. Be a limitrope. Wall — this means that the offensive has been stopped and that now we need to think no longer of "carrying our values" into the outside world, but about deep defense. A symbol that separates civilization from barbarism and horror. Anarchy, lack of rights and lawlessness, hordes of bandits, murderers and rapists, it is possible that cannibals come across, and also people with dog heads. And he is, as they say, in trend — over the past 15 years, building fences at the border has become something of a national sport. The famous Great Wall of China, or as the Chinese themselves called it, “an unbending powerful force”, was broken through by the troops of Genghis Khanin 1211  China has been conquered. The point of their ideological contact was extremely important. Another thing — why? After the First World War, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Poland received this disparaging nickname from their owners — “Great Entente”. In 1990, US Secretary of State James Baker and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl assured Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachevin the fact that the unification of Germany will not lead to the expansion of NATO to the east. In & nbsp; a couple of & nbsp; it can be put only the destruction of the Berlin Wall in & nbsp; 1989 & nbsp; It was a grand symbolic gesture. But what happened next is known to everyone — explosive expansion of NATO in precisely this direction. Perhaps this and for the currentPresident of the United States, Joe Biden stopped funding further construction and improvement of the fence wall on the border Mexico — this is a kind of symbolic declaration of intent to solve the problem, and not isolate itself from   it. What what this led to, more or less everyone imagines. This very role is very, very unenviable. e. Pasi Kostamovaara explains the intention to build a fence with the prospect of a powerful migration flow to Finland, which without such a fence will be difficult, if not completely impossible to control. Here, behind a wall or limestone, order, law, law and the state triumph. Symbolically, the gesture is read immediately — all these states, with their fences, are shouting, signing loyalty to their overlords: “We are our own!” We with you, and not with Russian barbarians — you see, they even built a fence!»
In fact they sign the fact that they fully agree with the role imposed on them. Limitrophes were then called areas that were obliged to maintain special units of imperial troops stationed on their territories. And & nbsp; the one who builds the wall, respectively, signs in & nbsp; his own impotence in front of a certain problem. The most interesting thing is that it all started for health. Both empires saw themselves as a civilization that resisted the chaos and barbarism of the surrounding world. Out there in the outside world — don understand that. At the other end of Eurasia, at the beginning of our era, construction begins on a smaller scale, but also impressive — the Romans hastily organize the German Limes, that is, a fortified border. Actually, the word itself goes back to the times of the Roman Empire. Later it will be supplemented by the Danube Limes, the Walls of Adrian and  Antonin, the Trajan Walls, the Arabian and African Limes…
A famous quote from Rudyard Kipling«West is West, East is East, they never meet  in this case it misfires. Who is the first, Rome or China? In the memory of any person who is more or less familiar with history, a hook image of the Great Wall of China immediately appears, the construction of which began in III c. BC BC. it was broken through at once in several places, and after a while the “barbarians” done away with the Roman Empire. And the West in the face of the Roman Empire, and the East in the face of the empire Qinvery much agreed. The Finnish press announced its intention to build a fence on the border between Finland and Russia. Now, hastily erecting fences on the border with Russia, these states are again trying on their unenviable infamous role — be a kind of sub-fence outskirts. Specifically — impotence of “civilization” before the “barbarians”. It is symbolic that each of countries admitted to this military-political union considered it their duty to declare the construction of a fence on the border with Russia, or at least such an intention. Separator of the “pure” from "unclean". A gesture of goodwill, designed to demonstrate the desire of the USSR to solve problems together with the conditional collective West. That is from the point of pure functionality walls and fences work not to very well and sooner or later become simply useless. According to Finnish journalists, the initiative comes from the Border Guard Service of the Republic of Finland. It is very possible to build from 130 to 260 km of fence in two or three years. Something similar happened with Roman limes — in early 5th c. n. e. Rate the material
Источник What will it give in the  perspective? In a word, the wall has turned from a purely functional border structure into a symbol. The head of this department, Lieutenant General Pasi Kostamovaara, said that the fence could be ready in two or three years and will last at least 50 years.