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Titanic Arrogance

Updated on May 5, 2014

This April 15th will be the 100th year anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. At 11:40 pm, just four days into it's maiden voyage the Titanic hit an iceberg at near top speed and began taking on water.

Granted, this is old, a hundred year old, news, and nothing I can add here will save me and this hub page from the depths of boredom, except maybe one thing, and the reason I call this page, 'Titanic Arrogance.'

Some of us 'hubsters' have nightmares about being boring to our readers. And some hubsters have nightmares of finding that what they wrote about, with their heart and sole, was already written by another hubster. This is where I found myself with this Titanic subject. Dear to my heart as it is, there is much written about, and filmed about this ship that never reached puberty in her life, and carried those who thought they to were on a voyage to a new beginning in their life.

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~Levine News - ENGLAND REMEMBERS THE TITANIC: On Sunday, the 15th, the city that set the Titanic on its fated voyage a century ago plans to remember the lives lost. The ship left Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912, and sank five days later. The seaside city is set to commemorate the maritime catastrophe with religious services in one of many observances across the country. In Liverpool, where the ship was registered, commemorative events will take place at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, and a memorial will be observed at the Stoke-on-Trent home of Capt. Edward Smith.

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Most have said that from the moment they saw 'Titanic' with DiCaprio and Winslet, they were filled with fascination, and attributed this to all the information that is available on the subject these days. That maybe so, but I have gone a little deeper in my reasoning's to the metaphysical. My fascinations were infatuations the moment I saw 'A Night to remember.' I've always called it the first movie, but it wasn't. It was the first movie to make me cry, but the first Titanic movie was in 1943, and it was a Nazi Titanic, no less. The second was 'Titanic' in 1953, first from Holly Wood, then came my fave, 'Night to Remember' in 1958, then 'SOS Titanic' in 1979, 'Titanic' in 1996, a CBS miniseries, then 'Raise the Titanic' in 1980, to our favorite 'Titanic' today. (it is said that Winslet can't stand the music anymore)

No, with this ship, deemed unsinkable, I felt as though I was on it that night. With reincarnation at my helm I either lost someone and watched them leave on a life boat, like Eva Heart said in the video that follows, (her Mother left her Daddy on board) or I rode that beautiful monster, arrogantly made, to a chilling but peaceful death. I know not. I just know that I have never responded to anything as I did with that movie.

And yes, I did see 'Titanic' the second movie, in a theater, but could not finish it. Possibly if it was a silent film I could have gotten further, but the music grips me real hard. I was the only one in the lobby, or in the restroom when I got more hand towels for my tears, but, believe it or not, I have very little doubt that I was closely associated with the Titanic that night. To what degree, I'll have to wait to see.

And Eva Heart hit the rivet right on the head for me, and gave this hub page a lifeboat, and gave me something unique to hold on to for dear life, so I can float my words out there on the calm cold sea. At least before this anniversary is over.

She mentioned, "that men can be so arrogant as to build something and claim that it is indestructible. Nobody should have died, had she (the ship) had enough lifeboats while she was sinking for two and a half hours on a very smooth sea, nobody would have died. All that happened on the Titanic that night was a tribute to mans arrogance."

One of the last words she heard her father say to her as he watched her go down the side of the Titanic in the lifeboat was, "don't worry honey, you'll be back in time for breakfast." That shows the attitude everybody had, from the builders, to the owners, to the deck hands that led the 'lucky' to a lifeboats. There weren't enough life boats because this ship is unsinkable. People left most of their belongings in their rooms because they thought they were returning later. It was insanely crazy.... but hey, we haven't learned anything.

Within these hundred years since the sinking of Titanic, we haven't learned, we still have that deadly arrogance.

Starting wars and Invading countries by administrations that deem themselves better off and know all the answers. Now that's Titanic arrogance.

Being the nanny of the world when the nanny can't even take care of herself. Now that's Titanic arrogance.

God bless America, as though God doesn't bless other countries. Now that's Titanic arrogance.

Knowing full, or fool, well the financial situation of our country, but still stay the course of spending, more taxes, more prohibition and more governmental jobs and laws. Now that's Titanic arrogance.

Repeating the same mistakes even though those mistakes, you stuck with so 'bull-headedly,' brought you where you are today. Now that's Titanic arrogance.

Cops playing doctor and invading homes because the occupants choose to use a better non toxic medicine rather than a synthetic 'legal' one. Now that's Titanic arrogance.

Thinking that you have nothing to worry about and the government will take good care of you and your family. Now that's Titanic arrogance.

Thinking anybody knows you and your body better than you do. Now that's Titanic arrogance.

HELLMANN'S MAYONNAISE on the Titanic !

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's Mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York. This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico

.... But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning.

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    • johnwindbell profile imageAUTHOR

      johnwindbell 

      6 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      What a great comment. Finally somebody really read what I wrote. Thank you Phoenix2327. I'll see you later. Have a great summer.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a great twist. To take a much-written about piece of history and turn it into an editorial with an important lesson; that's art.

    • johnwindbell profile imageAUTHOR

      johnwindbell 

      6 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Thank you much, meow48, glad to hear from you. Personal tragedy yes, but still we haven't learned. There's the human tragedy that still goes on and on with our Titanic arrogance.

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      meow48 

      6 years ago from usa

      as always it is one's individual style that provides the telling of a familiar story to give it a flair or a perspective that is truly one's own. as for fear of being boring? to be able to express oneself for me is all that matters. i love the personal touch you gave this familiar story... not just the facts, but the heart of it. that is what makes history alive and meaningful. thankyou for providing us a glimpse of the personal tragedy....take care.

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