Tuesday, January 17, 2012
REVISED: Italian Cruise Ship Captain Refused Orders to Return to Ship While His Passengers Perished or Remained on Board
The youtube video has the audio of the exchange between the Coast Guard Officer and Schettino.
Another example cowardice and shameless actions by men in the West - The details of the communications between the Italian Coast Guard and the Captain of the Costa Concordia have come to light. The Captain is repeatedly ordered to return to the ship and he repeatedly refuses to do so.
The entire exchange was a disgrace; you can sense the disgust in the Coast Guard Commander's tone as he has to repeatedly respond to the Captain's refusals and excuses, such as insisting that he has to direct the rescue operation. Is he pretending that people will believe that he actually thinks that he has authority to command the rescue efforts?
Below is the link, followed by quotes:
The captain's name is Schettino.
"You go on board! Is that clear? Do you hear me?"
It is an order. Don't make any more excuses. You have declared 'Abandon ship.' Now I am in charge."
"Listen Schettino," De Falco can be heard shouting in the audio tape. "There are people trapped on board. ... You go on board and then you will tell me how many people there are. Is that clear?"
"I am here with the rescue boats. I am here. I am not going anywhere. I am here," he said. "I am here to coordinate the rescue."
"What are you coordinating there? Go on board! Coordinate the rescue from aboard the ship. Are you refusing?" came the response.
"Do you realize it is dark and here we can't see anything?"
De Falco shouted back: "And so what? You want to go home, Schettino? It is dark and you want to go home? Get on that prow of the boat using the pilot ladder and tell me what can be done, how many people there are and what their needs are. Now!"
I could not imagine living with myself if something like this had occurred. Not only had he left the ship that was sinking due to errors that occurred under his command, but he brought his second-in-command with him onto the lifeboats while passengers, who had trusted him to take care of them, remained on board.
One thing that may be lost on those who have never worked in a military environment is the normal manner in which military officers communicate with each other. Even when one officer is angry or dissatisfied with another's actions, the first officer will almost always resist letting his opinion be expressed by his words or tone of voice and will save his anger for later when they are alone. Even reports after the incident will normally be dressed in military diplomacy with the writer expected the reviewers to read between the lines.
None of these restraints were in place in this event; Coast Guard Officer DeFalco, rightfully so, withheld nothing as he went after the man who wanted the rank, but not the responsibility, of Captain. Repeatedly does DeFalco use "Schettino" and not "Captain" when addressing him. I have rarely heard officers berate others in public and even then they would, at most, spit out the other's rank when showing their displeasure. Schettino deserved no such courtesy, he just gets his last name when addressed. I hope that Schettino cringes every time he hears his name uttered from now on.
DeFalco deserves credit for being so forward. I have no doubt that someone higher up in his chain of command will have a problem with his lack of discretion in his communications. I congratulate DeFalco and assert that the West needs more of this to cause men to be more fearful of being publicly shamed than for their own lives.
Both Schettino and DeFalco come from a nation that has a history of men who stood defiantly in the face of peril; Cato the Younger, Horatio Cocles, Gaius Mucius, and others who followed knew that self-preservation is not one's primary goal.. The difference was that Schettino didn't care how he fit into that picture and DeFalco apparently did. Men have allowed themselves to be so emasculated by Feminism that they simply don't have any concern about how their manhood is viewed. Even if women are adamant that they do not want men helping them, men have no choice but to do it anyway. I don't care if they don't like it - that is the way it is. Men function as the sheepdogs of society. Other men will always be the wolves. If the non-wolf types of men refuse to take their place as sheepdogs, then the wolves will run roughshod over their women.
I could not imagine seeing the look in the eyes of those in my family if I had done such a thing as Schettino. Spartan mothers, never known for being tender (A post explaining that phenomena this weekend - there truly was a reason for this.), would be so humiliated if their sons came home after running away from battle, that they would, for example, chase them with sticks. One reportedly hiked up her garment and asked her two sons if they wanted to crawl back up into her womb.
When the wolves see this sort of cowardice, how can we be surprised when a gang of Somali boys in Sweden rips off bikinis from 11 to 16 year-old girls in a PUBLIC pool areas and gang rape them? When the wolves have nothing to fear from the dogs, they will do whatever they please. Yes, this happened on more than one occasion and the men were too afraid of the Somalis, the law, or both to do anything to help the girls.
As recently as the Titanic, men were expected to and did sacrifice themselves to make sure that the women and children got on to the lifeboats. Of course there were upper-class people who survived at the expense of those of the lower class but that is not the point here. The men knew their job and for the most part they did it, even though they knew that a horrid death in the North Atlantic awaited. They would not save themselves not only because it be wrong to do so but because they would not have wanted to live with themselves after failing to to do their job.
The following is the inscription from the monument to those men which is in Washington DC:
TO THE BRAVE MEN
IN THE WRECK
OF THE TITANIC
APRIL 15 1912
THEY GAVE THEIR
LIVES THAT WOMEN
MIGHT BE SAVED
ERECTED BY THE
WOMEN OF AMERICA
TO THE YOUNG AND THE OLD
THE RICH AND THE POOR
THE IGNORANT AND THE LEARNED
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES NOBLY
TO SAVE WOMEN AND CHILDREN