Nikolas Ventourakis, on walls and fortifications

Discussions about rituals that we adhere to to keep us safe take many directions. More often than not, I have found out that they can end up describing walls. Bigger, like the fortifications that surround Valletta, or smaller makeshift ones.
There always seems to be a back door, however, that renders these walls useless in fulfilling their function. Or their function was something completely different to begin with, and their apparent status simply fulfils a narrative.