Dahil sa ika-100 taon ng paglubog ng Titanic nitong Abril 12, muling naging paksa sa media ang kinahinatnan nito. At muling tumabo sa takilya ang pelikula ni James Cameron na pinagbidahan nina Leonardo Dicaprio at Kate Winslet, pero sa pagkakataon ito ay mas high tech dahil ipinalabas ito sa 3D.
Sa totoo lang ay hindi ko pa napapanood ang pelikulang tumabo nang husto sa takilya sa buong mundo. Kung ano-anong record sa takilya ang binasag ng pelikula.
Pero ang blog na ito ay hindi ukol sa pelikula kungdi sa sinabi kamakailan ni James Cameron. Kamakailan kasi ay na-interview siya ng National Geographic at sinabing mismong ang ating mundo ay papunta sa isang trahedya na maikukumpar sa Titanic.
Sa transcription ng naturang interview na mababasa sa Alternet inihalintulad ni Cameron ang sangkatauhan sa Titanic. Aniya sobrang yabang ng mga naghaharing uri sa mundo at dahil sa kanilang profit motive, unti-unting lumulubog ang mundo sa climate change at sa bandang huli, hindi lamang ang mahihirap kungdi maging ang naghaharing uri ang magiging biktima ng kayabangang ito.
Part of the Titanic parable is of arrogance, of hubris, of the sense that we’re too big to fail. Well, where have we heard that one before?
There was this big machine, this human system, that was pushing forward with so much momentum that it couldn’t turn, it couldn’t stop in time to avert a disaster. And that’s what we have right now.
Within that human system on board that ship, if you want to make it a microcosm of the world, you have different classes, you’ve got first class, second class, third class. In our world right now you’ve got developed nations, undeveloped nations.
You’ve got the starving millions who are going to be the ones most affected by the next iceberg that we hit, which is going to be climate change. We can see that iceberg ahead of us right now, but we can’t turn.
We can’t turn because of the momentum of the system, the political momentum, the business momentum. There too many people making money out of the system, the way the system works right now and those people frankly have their hands on the levers of power and aren’t ready to let ‘em go.
Until they do we will not be able to turn to miss that iceberg and we’re going to hit it, and when we hit it, the rich are still going to be able to get their access to food, to arable land, to water and so on. It’s going to be poor, it’s going to be the steerage that are going to be impacted. It’s the same with Titanic.
I think that’s why this story will always fascinate people. Because it’s a perfect little encapsulation of the world, and all social spectra, but until our lives are really put at risk, the moment of truth, we don’t know what we would do. And that’s my final word.