Monday, January 23, 2006

Their Levees vs. Our Levees

I found these images on the Common Dreams website. While I am surely violating some sort of copyright law in republishing them here, I am going to go with the Common Dreams disclaimer and chalk it up to education. One need only glance at these images to come to startling conclusions about our nation's financial priorities:

The British protect the city of London this way:

In Venice, the Italians hold back the sea like this:

The Dutch, whose population, like ours, lives mostly below sea level, protects its citizens with levees like these:

And us? The United States--a country wealthier than any of these, "protects" the citizens of New Orleans (a city long known to be threatened by flood) this way:

Yes, U.S.A., we're number one!

No comments: