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Someone Is Building A Wall Of Mexican Cheese Along The U.S.-Mexico Border

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Someone Is Building A Wall Of Mexican Cheese Along The U.S.-Mexico Border
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Artist is using bricks of cheese to build a 1,000-foot wall along the Mexico-US border.

"I hope everybody says, 'What a fucking stupid thing to do.'  Yeah, that's the point."

A wall is being built along the southern border...but, not exactly the wall Trump imagined. 

Artist Cosimo Cavallaro is using 50lb blocks of hard cotija cheese to build a 6ft high, 3ft wide, 1,000ft long wall - just 45 feet away from the barbed-wire-topped border wall in southeastern San Diego County.

"I hope everybody says, 'What a fucking stupid thing to do.'  Yeah, that's the point," says Cavallaro. 

According to the artist, his cheese wall and Trump's proposed border wall are equally "stupid" and wasteful, a point he drives home by using expired cheese that will rot in the sun.

But, Cavallaro insists that his installation isn't political; he just wants "to show that people are better off without walls dividing them and inciting fear," reports the LA Times.  For Cavallaro, son of Italian immigrants, the xenophobic, anti-immigrant rhetoric hits close to home.

"There's a wall being built in people's minds every day.  I'm taking a stand for humanity.  I don't believe I'm much different than the Mexican on the other side of the border," says Cavallaro. 

“It sounds cheesy, but just love one another.”

You can donate to the project HERE.

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