James Cameron: The Titanic is Like Climate Change or Something

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 at 10:41 am

For the most part the Titanic special on NatGeo Monday night was an interesting look at the disaster of a century ago. But then moonbat director James Cameron had to go off the rails at the end. Thanks for wrecking two hours of viewing with political screed at the very end, Jim.

Cameron’s final word at the end of the documentary compared the modern system of the rich benefiting from an economic machine that plunges blindly headlong into disaster while the poor suffer the most in the fallout. Cameron compares the machine to global warming and the economic crisis. Unless there is a change, we’ll continue to relive the Titanic disaster, which is based on arrogance and greed regardless of future consequences.

The jump from the Titanic disaster to more metaphorical ideas about the economy and global warming is a bit of a stretch. Worst of all, Cameron comparing this to the Titanic makes these modern threats as unavoidable and dooming as an oncoming iceberg.

No video clip is available yet on their website (it just debuted last night), but there are others from the show. But this is almost verbatim.

SPIEGEL: Other disasters show that as well. So why does the Titanic have such a strong impact?

Cameron: Because she is and will remain a metaphor. There was the first class, second class, third class and the crew. So you have the rich and mighty, the middle class, the lower class and, let’s say, the government. And the government is influenced by the wealthy — in this case, Bruce Ismay (the chairman and director of the White Star Line of steamships, the owner of the Titanic, who also died on its maiden voyage). And they are driving this ship way too fast, quite deliberately playing with the lives and the future of the other people. And when they see the iceberg, it’s too late. That’s how it is with climate change. I am in Guam right now, and I want to dive to the Marianas Trench, the deepest place on Earth. I spoke with the president of Micronesia a few days ago, and he told me how his country is literally shrinking. The atolls here are very low.

I wonder in what class the very wealthy Cameron would ride in on a cruise liner?

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3 Responses to “James Cameron: The Titanic is Like Climate Change or Something”

  1. SpideyTerry on 10/10/12 at 3:59 pm

    So, global warming caused an iceberg or… what?

    Yeah, big surprise, Cameron doesn’t grasp logic well. Just look at the script for “Avatar.”

  2. Buck O'Fama on 10/10/12 at 6:56 pm

    The Titanic is a metaphor? Crap, I thought it was an ocean liner! Is he sure it’s a metaphor? Maybe it’s a metagainst.

  3. Hazchic on 11/11/12 at 10:30 pm

    His logic was that climate change’s effects on Earth was like a slow sinking after hitting an iceburg. So imaginative. So moving. Not. That ruined it for me. He also acted like he knew better than the experts he gathered in the room if they didn’t agree with his every thought.