I am American and I have never seen photos like this. I had no idea there are borders like this. Even though I LOVE the idea of open borders, I am staring at these pictures like “wait…people can just…walk across some stones or grass and BE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY??? and nobody stops them?? how does that WORK?!” So you can tell that my country’s propaganda has gotten to me by convincing me that this CAN’T work even though…it…obviously can.
These pics just seem unreal to me. I’ve been taught my whole life that this can’t exist. In 27 years no one has ever sat me down and gone, look, here’s how it is elsewhere. It isn’t impossible at all.
I want to add something, but I’d just be restating what they said. I.. didn’t know peace and kindness like this was possible.
I live right next to two borders. I’d be able to cross one by foot and drive to the other one within like 20 minutes. Could just hop on the bike and happily drive over to slovakia. And the area is gorgeous. Woods, water. Peaceful as fuck.
I mean, you CAN see borders like this in the US—between states. That’s our homegrown example that open borders work. People cross between states without blinking an eye, move freely from state to state, live in one while working in another, and yet *somehow* it all holds together.