I recently read on a local news site that James Cameron thinks Titanic is a "metaphor" for the end of the human race.
The writer and director of the 1997 movie thinks it is still relevant 12 years later because the sinking of the legendary ship represents the problem
of global warming.
'We've been warned' he states.
He stated: "I think we're facing a century of adversity on a global scale because we're just going past all of nature's boundaries for how we
create food and how we create energy.
"This is the century where we're either going to figure it out and get our # together as a species or we're going down. The Titanic metaphor is
there. We've been warned, the iceberg is right in front of us and we just can't seem to turn this big bitch of a ship fast enough not to hit
James also warned the human race is currently "recklessly charging towards an iceberg", proving the film still has "meaning" today.
In my opinion his defining statement of this interview was when he added: "Governments seem paralysed; they just can't seem to do anything that's
concrete, there doesn't seem to be strong leadership in the world on critical issues and a lot of it is because of the influence of special interests
I have always questioned why do our "elders" or "leaders" never identify that there is a problem?
He went on to say "We've got to make the money, we've got to make the GDP, we've got to turn the economy around. So let's just turn a blind eye
to the environment, to the ocean, to carbon pollution. This legacy that we're going to pass on to our kids.
"This is just like the Titanic - we're just recklessly charging towards an iceberg and the thing that wreck proves is that the unthinkable can and
does happen. We have to be prepared to accept the consequences. That's why Titanic still has meaning to me; it's a great metaphor to society."
In some ways I agree totally with Mr. Cameron but the question remains, was he merely saying this to get publicity for the re-screening of his movie
Titanic or did he truly mean every word he spoke? Regardless his words are true but like most enviromental facts regarding over-population and
pollution we as a society quickly forget the true ugly reality which we and our children are going to face one of these days.
I shiver to think what our generation will be remembered for