April 16, 2012, - 3:03 pm
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of hearing about the Titanic, all week long. Did ya hear it sank? Move on. The only thing I learned from the Titanic is that it was a state of the art ship, designed by the “experts.” And it sank. And, yet, an amateur named Noah built his (albeit, with the guidance of G-d), and his floated, enduring not just an iceberg, but a worldwide tsunami of a flood. Titanic mania is all the rage for those who haven’t a clue about actual history. This–pop culture–is their version of “history,” because they can’t be bothered with the “boring” real thing by men of achievement in American history.
In fact, the sinking of the Titanic has become so elevated, so important, that in the Detroit-area, we had to endure the “Muslims were the real victims of the Titanic sinking” BS. Not kidding. A Shi’ite Muslim woman from the Detroit area wants you to know that her relatives Mustafa Nasr and Yousif Ahmed Wazli were the “real victims” of the Titanic–that they were shot at to be kept out of the lifeboats because they were third-class cabin passengers, a nice story about struggling against the evil infidel man, for which there ain’t a shred of evidence. (I have news for them: a lot more Jews and Gentiles died from the sinking of the ship.) Yup, everything must have some Islamic connection to be of “value.” They were probably the ones who started the “Jews sunk the Titanic” joke (iceberg, Goldberg–same thing; get it? bah-dum-bum-ch).
I’ve gotten e-mails from publicists galore that this (over the weekend) was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, that it was the 15th anniversary of the movie, “Titanic.” I’m happy to say I’ve NEVER seen the movie, and think I’m better off for it. If I saw it, I’d be screaming inside my head, “JUST SINK ALREADY!” USA Today ran pieces on how the movie affected the stars of the movie and their careers. Like I care. Sorry these people died, but come on. . . . The overkill is killing me.
The Wall Street Journal reported on QVC selling some perfume that is said to be the essence of what was found in perfume bottles recovered from the Titanic. Ever smelled perfume from 100 years ago? Trust me, today’s stuff is better. Not sure how matching the stench of some refuse from an old ship is valuable. But people are idiots. They want to buy their pop culture BS and parade it around like some sort of great historical artifact. It ain’t.
And it’s not just Titanic. About a month ago, I was getting e-mails promoting the 20th anniversary of “The Bodyguard” movie, starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. This movie stank worse than the 100-year-old granny Titanic perfume. Is there a reason we must mark that it’s 20 years old? Yes, I know the crack whore just died. But still. The movie was cheesier than the hats the Green Bay Packer fans wear. Then, there was 20th anniversary of “Dirty Dancing,” a few years ago, which I noted was a meaningless anniversary for morons.
And, yes, I recognized the 35th anniversary of “Death Wish.” But that movie was a classic with a great message–that, after one experiences crime, even a limousine liberal like Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson’s lead character) turns into a conservative who wants to take the bad guys out. And that when criminals face certain, swift, violent justice for the violence they’ve perpetrated on others, crime declines.
But “Titanic”? PUH-LEEZE. It’s drivel. What’s the significance? That there was classism on board and so Barack Obama and his faux working-man’s-man BS and class war is okay? Seems to me that’s the reason it’s being so pimped on America this week, with so many Titanic things, the only thing missing is the Titanic toilet that takes you down with the flush . . . if you’re in the third-class cabins and don’t get a life jacket or seat on the lifeboat.
Bottom line: I just don’t care about this ship and am sick and tired of the hype. I care about real history. Like this September, when it’s the 40th anniversary of the Munich Olympic massacre by Islamic terrorists and how in subsequent 40 years, history shows terrorism pays. Or this summer, when the Summer Olympics takes place in Islamo-London, and there won’t be a single tribute to the murdered Israeli athletes, lest we irritate Muslims (and allah-forbid we do that). That’s real history.
The anniversaries of luxury ships sinking and bad movies being regurgitated–well, if that’s all we have to celebrate, mark, and remember, we’re a sad lot. And we are.
I wonder if in 100 years, they’ll be pimping us on the memories of the Costa Concordia ship tipping over. (Or, preferably, the sinking of Trump Tower, while the man whose name is on top is inside shooting, “Cryogenics Celebrity Apprentice.)” Sorry, but that ain’t history either. Watching the news–whether it was FOX News or MSNBC–you’d think it was.
Because when it comes to real history or important events, they simply can’t be bothered.
What a spoiled, silly country we’ve become that this ship’s sinking now doubles for a “great moment in American history.”
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