Homeland Security Lessons from ‘King Kong Vs. Godzilla’?!

King Kong vs GodzillaSometimes you find professional inspiration in the strangest places. In the case of one blogger, it was the cheesy majesty of a monster-movie slugfest!

From “Homeys on Film: Homeland Security Lessons from Bad Movies,” writer Andrew Fox considers the very actionable takeaways from 1962’s battle between a giant ape and a radioactive lizard. Some of the highlights:

  • Be Willing to Increase the Intensity of Your Defensive Measure: The 300,000 volts used to fend off Godzilla in the first movie are boosted to a whopping million volts for the sequel.
  • What Has Worked in the Past Will Not Necessarily Work Now: “Homeland security defenders must accept the painful fact that their antagonists will learn and change” – in this case, those same power lines don’t work once Godzilla faces off with Mothra.
  • If Your Tool is a Hammer, Don’t Assume Your Foe Will Act Like a Nail: “If an army is heavy with tanks and self-propelled artillery, it will tend to want to use those tools… again and again. This is not necessarily wise. Tanks and artillery have never, ever, EVER worked against Godzilla.”

Fortunately, he doesn’t stop with just one movie – the series continues with lessons from Plan 9 From Outer Space and Captain America: Civil War. Click here for more!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s