As the 100th anniversary of the legendary tragedy that was the sinking of the Titanic, there have been countless news stories about this polarizing moment in history. Certainly there are conspiracy theories abound relating to the Titanic, and we at Common Sense Conspiracy will be commemorating the event by examining some of these with our usual “Where’s the facts?” attitude. However, today, we are reporting on something that may be more disturbing than any conspiracy theory we could dissect. In a time when many people question America’s youth as a generation of entitlement and poor work ethic, now, we find some truly shocking revelations about young people in America’s knowledge of history.
The sinking of the Titanic is about to be one hundred years in the past, but it certainly qualifies as normal information that would be provided in any worthwhile history curriculum. Most likely, most students in America find out something about the Titanic disaster in elementary school, and no doubt it is reiterated in social studies classes in high school. Yet, an alarming number of people took to social media networks after James Cameron’s announcement that the famous movie Titanic would be re-released in theaters in 3D to correspond with the 100th anniversary of the sinking. What did they say? Amazingly enough, many were surprised to find out that the Titanic was real. Check out these Twitter moments we were able to dig up for you. Click on the photos for a closer look:
It’s hard to believe that this many comments of this nature could be found so easily on Twitter. And it’s only the tip of the iceberg (no pun intended). Just as many of these incredible revelations can be found on other social networks like Facebook as well. It seems that a shocking number of Americans thought that the movie Titanic was complete fiction. Granted, it was a 100 years ago, but think about all the other things that were well in the past. If young people think the Titanic wasn’t real, what do they think about World War I and World War II? Never mind the Civil War. Do you think school children 100 years from now will think that 9/11 was fiction?
Then again, those children might be smarter than we are on that one.