While I was reading Jessica’s post yesterday and wondering what kind of intelligence one can buy with 75 billion dollars, I received an email that included three brief videos, displayed below.
The videos are not directly related to homeland security. But they did remind me how shockingly varied our world is.
I was told the first two displayed some of the reconstruction work in Haiti. The third is from Bangladesh.
The videos are Buckets (28 seconds), Shovels (27 seconds), and Bricks (43 seconds).
As Jessica noted yesterday: In DC, there are 33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work under construction (or built since 9/11). I wonder how much all that cost, and what benefits are returned, and to whom.
The Hopi word Koyaanisqatsi means life out of balance. I’m not sure what the people in the videos are building, but in spite of the brick carrier’s equipoise in the third video, something is out of balance.
[Note: the videos are direct links from YouTube; two of the videos display a web address (not a link) for what euphemistically is termed an “adult site.” ]