Close the borders! Build a wall! Americans want to isolate themselves in a walled in country was what Donald Trump and cohorts shouted. But last week’s arrest of Steve Bannon and others who raised $25 million from American “patriots” has proven that real Americans want an open America where diversification is the face of the country.

But, but we need a wall to keep us safe. We want America for Americans!

That’s what some of you are thinking. You may actually believe it.

But the reality is that The Wall and Donald Trump are just a con game played on the far-right Americans who have yet to understand that diversity is what makes America great.

Some of you donated to building a wall on the U.S.-México border. You believed that Steve Bannon and Donald Trump respected you. You believed that Bannon and Trump represented your values. That they represented you.

But, in reality, Steve Bannon shows that its not about you. It is not about right-wing and xenophobic politics. It is about lining their pockets.

Steve Bannon took your hate and turned into a pot of money for himself and his friends.

Why is that?

Because those that believe an isolated America is a good America are nothing more than useful idiots for the likes of Steve Bannon and Donald Trump.

You were used.

Plain and simple, you were used.

I realize many of you are so hate-filled that you do not understand how Trump is using you.

But as for me, it brings me a measure of satisfaction knowing that The Wall of Hate proves how some Americans are just useful idiots for Trump and cohorts.

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...