Carnival Cruise Ship degenerates rapidly

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A Carnival Cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico lost power, causing passengers to go into somewhat of a ‘roughing it’ mode. Power went out Sunday night – how long did it take for people to start fighting over food? Glenn explains and shows how dangerous things can get when access to our normal lives are cut off.

TheBlaze reported:

The stranded Carnival cruise ship and its more than 4,000 passengers enter day five without power after a fire in the engine room disabled the ship Sunday. Although the ship is currently being towed into an Alabama port and could arrive late Thursday or early Friday, conditions are still worsening.

Since the initial incident, many passengers have been living on deck in conditions that include feces and urine on the floor with some cases of food poisoning occurring. Recent footage of the ship shows passengers holding signs made with bedsheets and a deck that looked like “a shanty town, with sheets, almost like tents,” one father of a stranded passenger recounted.

Glenn said, “There’s a story on the 3,000 passengers on the cruise ship off the coast of Mexico. They have no power, they have been forced to sleep on deck in tents, that you had the toilets are not working, meaning the passengers have to make do with bags and buckets. Now help is on the way. I don’t know why it takes this long, but help is on the way. It’s not like it’s in the ‑‑ it’s not like it’s at the North Pole. It’s in the Gulf of ‑‑ it’s off the coast of Mexico, for the love of Pete.”

“So here’s this giant Carnival cruise ship and on Sunday the power went out. They can’t cook any food, and it’s all because they have engine problems. Okay. Now, I’ve been telling you for a while, what happens to us if our lifestyle dramatically changes? I want you to ‑‑ I want you to think about, Sunday, where were you on Sunday? How long would it take for you to go into complete and total chaos and become somebody described as a savage? Where you are fighting people for food? How long would it take?”

“Sunday, I was in my kitchen on Sunday. It was my birthday. And we were having birthday pie because my sister came down and she ‑‑ even though she is on a piatus, she is ‑‑ she’s an unbelievable chef and she’s a pie chef. And she has this ‑‑ her own business where she makes pies, and she ‑‑ I mean, I don’t know how many hundreds of people, actually every month they get a pie from her and they’re delicious. And so she came down and she just made an apple pie for me and a lemon meringue pie. My doctor came over and he made a strawberry rhubarb pie. And she made a banana cream pie and a coconut pie. But anyway, so she made some pies.”

“So anyway, I was standing in my kitchen with my family on Sunday eating pie. Now, what would it take ‑‑ where were you on Sunday? What were you doing? What would it take for you to be described by somebody who met you yesterday to describe you as a savage? For these 3,000 people, it took living in a tent on a cruise ship with very little food, but food, and no toilets. But you can take it in a bucket and they can clean the bucket out. I mean, I know this is not ideal, but they, you know, you can throw it overboard. I mean, you can still ‑‑ you know, you don’t have to keep the filth there in the ship. But they did. The carpets are soaked with urine, and people are fighting each other for food.”

“It took them Sunday night, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before they were savages. Now here’s the amazing thing, to me at least. It’s not like they’re in the middle of Africa. They’re in the Gulf of Mexico. They know help is coming. They know the Coast Guard cutters are coming. They can still ‑‑ they can still have outside communication. They knew that everybody was aware, there’s got to be some backup generator, something that’s at least enough for communication on that ship. So at least the captain and the crew can say, “We’ve alerted the authorities, they’re on their way, it’s going to be a few days.” So they know they’re getting off. They have to get off, and they will, you know, what do you call it, deboard the ship, what, tomorrow, the next day? And they have to ‑‑ they know they are going to have to live with themselves for the rest of their life and how they behaved. Because they were on a vacation cruise that went bad. And all of a sudden it’s become, what is that, Lord of the Flies. All of a sudden it’s Lord of the Flies. But in Lord of the Flies, I never read it, but those were kids that were ‑‑ and it ‑‑ and there was no hope of rescue. If I understand Lord of the Flies enough from memory, there was no hope of rescue. And there were kids that were raised as savages fending for themselves. That’s not what this is. It’s three days on a Carnival cruise ship, with the Coast Guard cutters coming.”

“How long will it take for our society to break down? You’re all having fun, but then the TVs stop working and the toilets won’t flush. All of a sudden I have to eat cold food. All of a sudden I have food that was brought onto the ship in freezers and it’s shrimp and so they can’t get it to the right temperature. I’m going to have to eat ‑‑ I’m going to have to eat some cold veg ‑‑ you know they have enough food that they don’t have to cook. There’s enough food on that. It’s not like anybody’s going to starve to death. And it’s not like, ‘That’s the last coconut! I’m going to kill you for it!’ Quite honestly have you seen the American people? We could all stand to lose a few lbs. I’m just sayin’. Go to Disneyland. Look at us walking around. Look at us waddle around. You can the people who are from America because we’re all like, ‘Yeah, I’ve got to get an ice cream cone but first I’ve got to stop and get a corn dog.’ We’re not exactly the most in‑shape people.”

“I wonder, I wonder ‑‑ we’ll hear the stories of the savages but I wonder if anybody is looking for the stories of the pockets. Because out of 3,000 people, you know there have to be pockets of people. Because they will attract. Light attract light; dark attracts darkness. There has to be somewhere on that ship a pocket of light to where the people on board will become forever friends. They will probably vacation together, not on a cruise ship, but they will probably vacation together many times in their life even though they didn’t know each other. But they will become lifelong friends. There will be a group of people that get off that ship that the captain or the crew members sincerely with tears in their eyes say, ‘It was a pleasure to have you on board. Thank you.’”

“Are we going to hear the stories of those guys? I challenge the writers at TheBlaze to find those stories because somewhere on that ship out of 3,000 people, there was somebody, and most likely not a preacher like it was in the Poseidon Adventure where the preacher was leading the way out to the light. Most likely it was somebody that is pretty much a nobody that had perspective on the Carnival cruise line from hell. Just yet one of the other 150,000 reasons I ain’t getting onto a cruise line ship. ‘Here’s a bucket for you to pee in.” Yeah. Yeah. Thank you. It’s been a great holiday.’ How many of these people are going to get off the ship and sue?”

“Carnival cruise lines is in trouble because the lawsuits ‑‑ that’s what everybody ‑‑ instead of making the best out of it, and I mean, I know this is horrible. I don’t want to live like that, I don’t want to be on that vacation, and believe me, I’d be pissed. Because I’ve worked hard for my vacation and I’m going to take this and then I’m going to go right back to work. It will be crazy. I’d be pissed. But somebody in my family, if it wasn’t me and if it wasn’t my family, if I was alone on the Carnival cruise lines, I’d be trying, ‘Where’s your 3‑D printer because I’m going to print a gun.’ I would probably go crazy but if my family was there, I would be leading, for my wife and my children, I would be leading and saying ‑‑ because you know you’re like this, at least I am. When everything else is burning down and the kids are crying and everything, there is a time that I just go, all of you, shut up. Shut it. And there is a time that you then after that say, ‘Let’s make the best of this. It doesn’t have to be this way. Let’s make the best of it.’”

“I told you last hour about a pocketknife that my daughter gave me. And if I were on that ship, I would hope that I would have this in there because at some point I would reach into my pocket and I would be saying to my family, ‘Hard times make us.’ How many people up in Connecticut with 40 inches of snow and they can’t get out, that are complaining right now, ‘It’s been four days and the city hasn’t cleared any of the streets.’ Yep. Yep, sure is. How many are complaining? How many have their families, you know, falling into fights and everything else? And then how many families in that same situation are experiencing it? I think this is why the Lord said ‘Come to me as a child,’ are experiencing it like children experience. That they have done enough preparation so they have the food or they have whatever they need. They know they’re not going to starve to death. And, yeah, we’re going to ‑‑ you know, if you’re at Pat’s ‑‑ or Stu’s house, you’re going to ‑‑ you know, you’re going to have sweet‑and‑sour sauce and pickles. But how many families have weathered that storm up in New England and now will come out the other end and they will talk about it for a few years and say, ‘You know what? That was hard, but that was one of the best times of our life. Brought the family together. We sat and we played games, we read books, we told stories, we were cold, we were ‑‑ remember we were all bundled up, we all had to sleep in one bed and we had get extra blankets, we were all sleeping on the floor by the fireplace?’”

“This pocketknife that my daughter gave me just says four words: Hard times made us. The people on the cruise ship will say the same thing. But instead, instead of looking at that and really realizing that those hard times did make them in their case a savage, instead of doing self‑reflection on that and saying, gee, the hard times I could have gone a different way, instead they will call an attorney because it stops them from looking at the choices that they failed to make, and they’ll sue because they’ll say the Carnival cruise line made me into that.”

  • landofaahs

    To be later named “Cannibal Cruise Lines”.  Just a microcosm of what is coming here.

  • landofaahs

    To be later named “Cannibal Cruise Lines”.  Just a microcosm of what is coming here.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Look well America, that will be the future of our land if we go the way of Greece. It will become a time to try every persons soul and see what they truly are made of.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Look well America, that will be the future of our land if we go the way of Greece. It will become a time to try every persons soul and see what they truly are made of.

  • landofaahs

    From barbarism to civility takes 100 years; From civility to barbarism takes but a day.—Will Durant

  • landofaahs

    From barbarism to civility takes 100 years; From civility to barbarism takes but a day.—Will Durant

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    And here I thought the members of the cruise were on the new ‘South Beach Diet’?

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    And here I thought the members of the cruise were on the new ‘South Beach Diet’?

  • http://youtu.be/R7MC2wu49Cw Sam Fisher

    Carnival Cruise new slogan we are America’s future.

  • http://youtu.be/R7MC2wu49Cw Sam Fisher

    Carnival Cruise new slogan we are America’s future.

  • Anonymous

    Lets hope there are stories of goodness and help.  There had to be people on that ship that made the best and helped others through it……..there always are!

  • Anonymous

    Most probably, those who quite readily became “barbarians” equate nicely with the 51% of American voters who supported Obama and seizure of their neighbors’ property to give to them via the cleansing power of taking and redistribution by the federal government.  It is not a political issue that would doom America but rather one of personal moral conviction.

  • Anonymous

    So, the Navy can raise a Plane from the Ocean Bottom, Airport ’77 I believe, but they can’t just get people off of one ship onto another?  I’m sure the Cruise Line  got a message from Obama that said, “I’m from the Govt. and I’m here to Help”…

  • Anonymous

    This “cruise” is the coming world in minature.

    Why people submit to being packed in like sardines and pretend to have fun.  AND then, pay for it !  Dumb !

  • Anonymous

    Remember when people had that, “Can Do” Attitude? But now with Govt regs, and fear of Lawsuits, nothing can get done.. If you set yourself up at the Mercy of someone else, like a Cruise Line, well, you’re likely to get the kind of help people received at Katrina. 5 Days just to get water… I’m glad they had all those back up systems.. LOL ! 

  • Anonymous

    That is what I don’t understand . Once those in charge saw how conditions were going to be, why didn’t they try to get their passengers off that ship and on to another and take them to the nearest U.S. port.  I just don’t get it.  Where I work if things go wrong for our customers we do our best to make it right and keep them happy.  The whole situation is crazy.  It isn’t like the Northeast, where people are pretty much stuck in their homes.  These people could have been moved from the ship.  Just plain crazy.

  • Anonymous

    Carnival Cruise will be out of business pretty soon. When you pay for a cruise these days, you expect the best!People take things for granted without thinking of the inevitable, just like re-electing Obama. Just wait when the suits will come from the passengers. 

  • Draxx

    Coming to American Lands Soon…

    Thanks to this Administration Inner City Will Become Like That!

  • Anonymous

    I will venture a guess that 90% of the money spent on this vessel went to amenities to make everything LOOK GOOD. I have seen this in civillian power plants that build a basic unit with no backup for anything. I am ex-Submarine (Nuclear) and we had backup for everything .i.e. if it takes one pump to do X then have a standby.

  • Anonymous

    Not just Carnival. All of the cruise lines have been failing miserably in the past years. I used to be a fan of cruising. Now I would much rather go to a vacation resort. If the resort has a problem, I can just walk down the street and check in at another resort. Problem solved. On a cruise ship, you have NO choices if things go bad.

  • Anonymous

    It seems the cruise line could have at least run supplies out to the cruise ship like non-spoiled food, clean sheets, generators, etc.

  • Blackwolf

    Becareful what you ask for glenn a couple more days like this and somebody will be sayin “mmmm..mmmm…it was a pleasure to have you for dinner”….lol YIKES

    cannibal cruise lines

  • Alfred Ferguson

     I loved Will Durant’s writings about civilization years ago.  Now your mention has stimulated renewal of an interest worthy of renewal, consequently a re-reading/refreshment.  Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    Read the book “One Second After”. It will blow your mind! It changed the way I now live my life.  This book deals with what life would be like the second after an “EMP” is detonated over the U.S.. This is a real possibility. And no, I’m not the author nor am I related to or affiliated in any way shape or form with the author etc. etc. etc………

  • Nick Oh Man

    As usual 3 days from civility to savagery, look at every other disaster scenario. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Horton/100000278827311 Jeff Horton

    I do not understand why there wasn’t emergency generators to operate the sanitation system.  

  • Anonymous

    What a fittingly fine example of ‘America’.  America is the ship, and the captain is that moslem brotherhood traitor in chief obumhole.

  • faxxmaxx

    On Sundays every cruise ship in the world has already been put to sea. There are no available ships to be found and every one is 100% filled even if they practically give the rooms away. I’m sure Carnival has done their best to get these passengers to port. It’s not an easy thing for crew or passengers but its the chance you take when you cruise. Believe me, I cruise a lot and its the best vacation you can have under normal conditions.

  • landofaahs

    Perhaps Malcomb Muggeridge’s writings as well.

  • landofaahs

    I tend to agree.

  • landofaahs

    Not exactly the “Love boat” exciting and new…

  • mdkrause

    Could have been much much worse, it could be at the bottom of the Ocean.  Makes me wonder what the American population react if what happened in Japan if it happened in America with thousands dead and Nuk facilities leaking.  I think people in the south would survive a massive disaster but in other areas. I don’t know if it would be less than a day.  But look at New Orleans, they collapsed perty fast?????? 
    There was no reason at all for craping or peeing on the floors. Piss over the rail, throw your crap over the side.  NO excuse. 
    Seeing tonight people crying and weeping and people running to family members. I’m sorry did you just come back from war. Did they just survive a deadly fire, or run from killers.  Was there an IceBerg,  Was the water freezing.  No hurrican.   PLEASE
    Massive over reaction like always.
    Give me a free trip and my money back, I would take it.

  • Anonymous

    Blame it on the cruise ship for what happened.People today will panic when lives are interupted
    and people not be and Glenn is right they will probably sue because their material rich and spiritually poor.I wish people would come together instead of going into chaos mode.Your not going to make it better by doing that.But I too am convinced there was someone on that ship that tried to keep people together.Go and find them BLAZE and then report it.I’d like to hear about it.Thanks for listening.

  • Anonymous

    You are right. Americans have become a bunch of whiny cry babies. We are not the nation we used to be because we are not the people we used to be. If anyone is wondering why things are so bad in this country right now, its because we as a people SUCK. Especially when it comes to politicians.

  • Anonymous

    When I heard him talking about the pocket knife yesterday, it reminded me of a song written and performed by William Elliott Whitmore called “Hard Times.” 

    I may be a little more partial to it because he’s my second cousin and in the first verse he speaks of his grandma’s grandpa, who was also my grandma’s grandpa. Anyway, it’s a good song and a good artist, I thought it would be worth posting. 

  • Anonymous

    It seems like Carnival has a lot of problems. This isn’t the first time they have had trouble on a cruise. I think I would  look for another cruise line before taking one with Carnival. Just my opinion. They apparently need to check all their ships for problems–not just this one.

  • Bela Lugosi

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  • Anonymous

    Then why don’t you right wing nuts support population control?

  • http://twitter.com/wrightbobo John Wright

    Any sea going ship flagged in another country must be U.S. inspected and approved for navigation, power, generator and fresh water evaporator redundancy. U.S. inspectors failed or were paid off and didn’t warn passengers in this case.

  • Anonymous

    Very good point. But to get a straight answer from them you would have to get them to speak in a very private setting. Then they will tell you: they believe in population control, just not THEIR population… 

  • Anonymous

    “We could all stand to lose a few lbs. I’m just sayin’. Go to Disneyland. Look at us walking around. Look at us waddle around. You can the people who are from America because we’re all like, ‘Yeah, I’ve got to get an ice cream cone but first I’ve got to stop and get a corn dog.’ We’re not exactly the most in‑shape people.” – So when Glenn says it, he’s trying to save America, but if the First Lady says it, she’s trying to impose a socialist big-goverment empire on all of us… the hypocrisy!

  • Anonymous

    Could the cheapness in design of this cruise ship be at fault, Even if  the ship  have one propeller drive shaft or two ,should be at least two separate engine rooms ,with a engine in each to turn the propeller shaft to make it to safe port also generate enough electric power to run entire ship matter what happens to the other engine in another room ,failure,fire or flooded !! We don’t have a complete failure if a air liner lose a engine or two just completely fall out the sky ,they have a safety redundancy with 2,3,4  engines that make up for the loss power of engine failure and the aircraft can make a safe landing closest airport!!