1. foreign kids streaming across the border.
2. high gas prices.
These 3 phenomenon and more are blowback effects: from helping militarize Central America, to destabilizing oil-rich Iraq and Libya, to just plain old greed, some say these policies have reaped a terrible windfall (see www.FPIF.org).
Poststructuralism? it says that identity and dominance come from the production of Others and threats.
The points are not quite the same. But it does suggest that we think in terms of relations and connections.