Orang-Orang Kapal

Terjemahan bebas The Boat People, The ZetaTalk Newsletter Issue 299, Sunday June 24, 2012

Pembatasan migrasi telah menjadi masalah di Bangladesh. Rakyat Rohingya, yang telah dianggap sebagai orang-orang asing ilegal, ditolak ketika mereka kembali ke Bangladesh, membuat mereka terkatung-katung di laut tanpa ada tujuan lain. Menurut para alien Zeta, contoh-contoh terkini itu menunjukkan bahwa permohonan belas kasihan  orang-orang kapal baru saja dimulai.


Myanmar Refugees flee in Rickety Boats after Sectarian Clashes, June 13, 2012 http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/13/12200723-myanmar-refugees-flee Bangladeshi guards have turned back 16 boats carrying more than 660 Rohingya people, most of them women and children, since June 11. Bangladesh's foreign minister says the country will not take them in.  


Troops Patrol in Riot-Hit Myanmar town to Restore Calm, June 13, 2012 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47793336#.T9m1_MXlals The Myanmar government regards Rohingyas as illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh and denies them citizenship. But Bangladesh has refused to grant them refugee status since 1992, when tens of thousands of them flooded into Bangladesh complaining of persecution by the Myanmar military. 

[Komentar ZetaTalk tentang Migrasi di Asia Tenggara]

ZetaTalk 16 Juni 2012: Akankah sebagian migran dari negara-negara yang sedang ambles selama pergerakan-pergerakan lempeng Tahap 7 dari 10 tahap (menuju Pergeseran Kutub--pen.) dibiarkan terkatung-katung di laut?
Hal ini sudah pastinya akan menjadi trendnya. Budaya-budaya kapal boat--yakni kota-kota apung yang terisi para pengungsi yang kepayahan tanpa ada tempat lain untuk dituju--akan menjadi umum di Asia Tenggara dan India. 
Pengamblesan Tahap 7 dari 10 tahap di Lempeng Sunda sedang mendekati penyelesaiannya, namun India dan daratan-daratan lain di Lempeng Indo-Australia yang sedang didorong ke bawah akan dapati tanah-tanah mereka yang sedang ambles terus memburuk secara tetap.
Beberapa negara berpantai akan dapati ada sedikit saja tanah bagi warga negara mereka, yang akan mengendap-endap ke perbatasan-perbatasan di malam hari, pindah lebih jauh ke dalam daratan, atau naik kapal-kapal boat untuk menangkap ikan atau mencari pijakan hidup di tempat lain. 
Orang-orang kapal adalah sebutan bagi mereka nantinya karena hal itu mencerminkan kehidupan mereka. Kebanyakan dari mereka akan tewas di laut, tanpa ada air tawar bersih maupun cara-cara untuk mencari makanan dari laut. Namun akan ada yang menangkap ikan dan menukarnya (barter) dengan sayuran di tempat-tempat tinggal berbasis darat. [Terjemahan bebas ZetaTalk Comment]

[Asia Tenggara]
Asia Tenggara sedang kehilangan tanahnya, wilayah pesisir pantai Viet Nam terus berkurang, dan tanah di lempeng India, seperti misalnya di pantai Sri Lanka, sedang meleleh ke dalam laut. [Baca juga: Arah Migrasi Asia Tenggara]

Viet Nam (Vung Tau): Coastal land Areas Still Submerged in Sea Water, June 13, 2012 http://www.vietnamplus.vn/Home/Vung-Tau-Hien-tuong-bien-xam-thuc-nghiem-trong/20126/144809.vnplus Big waves hit the shore causing erosion to the coast for about 20km, more than 100km of coastline along the coast of the province.
Sri Lanka: Kalpitiya Islands are Sinking, June 10, 2012 http://www.sundaytimes.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20186 Kalpitiya, the peninsula which separates the Puttlam lagoon from the Indian Ocean sits picturesquely bordering the north western coastal beach. With its 20 surrounding islands it is a beautiful stretch of land. Unfortunately, some of these islands have gradually begun sinking in the face of sea erosion. Wella, Palliyawatte and Battalangunduwa, with about 1,000 families settled on them and are among those which have begun sinking.
[Peringatan Dari Para Alien Zeta Tentang Kehidupan di Rumah Kapal]
Para alien Zeta sungguh telah memperingatkan bahwa penggunaan kapal-kapal boat akan menjadi kebutuhan survival di banyak wilayah di dunia [Baca: Bangunlah Rumah Perahu Sekarang]

[Prediksi ZetaTalk Mengenai Migrasi di Eropa]
Siberia dan banyak daerah Eropa akan terendam setelah Pergeseran Kutub, ketika gesekan dari pergerakan lempeng memanaskan lautan-lautan, dan laut-laut naik ketinggiannya sebanyak, rata-rata, 675 kaki di seluruh dunia. [Baca juga: Pasca Pergeseran Kutub: Air Laut Dunia Naik 198-213 Meter]]

ZetaTalk Russian Prediction: "Migrasi tidak terelakkan -- sejumlah besar orang, baik yang berjalan kaki maupun menggunakan cara-cara lain, mencoba pindah ke tanah yang lebih tinggi. Ketika tanah yang tinggi ini mulai meleleh di bawah kaki-kaki mereka, maka kapal-kapal boat akan dibangun dari material apapun yang dapat terapung.

Rusia bagian utara dan barat adalah wilayah yang luar biasa luasnya, yang sekarang ini dipadati penduduk, dan hampir semua orang ini akan bermigrasi di masa Aftertime (Pasca Pergeseran Kutub--pen.).
Kebanyakan orang yang terendam di Rusia tengah akan berupaya pergi ke Peg. Ural, yang merupakan teritori Rusia dan yang terdekat dengan mereka. Ketika perseteruan dalam memperebutkan tempat kering menjadi terlalu sengit, banyak orang yang telah tiba dalam kapal-kapal boat atau berhasil membuat kapal-kapal boat akan pindah ke selatan, di sepanjang Peg. Ural, menuju ke tempat yang mereka tahu merupakan hamparan-hamparan luas tanah  kering di dalam teritori Rusia."
[Prediksi ZetaTalk Mengenai Migrasi di Eropa]

ZetaTalk European Prediction: "Tentu saja akan luar biasa jumlah orang yang bermigrasi dari Rusia bagian barat, Denmark, Finlandia, dan daratan-daratan rendah di Polandia dan Jerman serta negara-negara lain dengan daratan rendah. Sedikit saja pilihan yang mereka miliki. Saran kami adalah untuk merencanakan sebuah komunitas apung, karena ikan akan melimpah ruah di masa Aftertime.
Bangunlah kapal-kapal Anda sekarang, dalam mengantisipasinya. Anda mungkin akan ditertawai, layaknya Nabi Nuh di jaman modern, namun Anda akan boleh dibilang menjadi tuan di negeri sendiri, dan mampu bepergian kemanapun Anda suka.
Seluruh naskah dan cerita pendek Finegan Fine, yang ditulis oleh Nancy dan tersedia gratis bagi publik, adalah berdasarkan kehidupan di rumah kapal. Berlokasi di AS tenggara, yang akan ditarik turun (dalam pergerakan-pergerakan lempeng menuju Pergeseran Kutub--pen.) dan berkurang ketinggiannya, kisah tersebut berupaya menggambarkan teknik-teknik survival di sebuah dunia yang terendam air, sebagaimana dikisahkan dalam bab berjudul Houseboat Living."


The humidity and Spanish moss hanging from the trees on the Georgia coastline is not unusual, but the fact that the coastline is flooded is unusual. Rooftops and treetops are sticking out of the placid water, which is lapping gently on suburban lawns. A houseboat is floating nearby, tied to a sturdy treetrunk sticking out of the floodwaters. The houseboat is solidly built, a modified commercial houseboat with metal floatation tubes underneath and a single story home in the center, and with patios all around. But this houseboat is not new, is well weathered with paint worm off and a roof tile here and there missing.  

And the houseboat is immensely cluttered. Bins of vegetables are stacked one on top of the other and side by side. Engine and mechanical parts are heaped in piles on the corners of the houseboat, placed for balance. There are pegs everywhere a peg can be placed, where loops of fishing line, wire, and rope are hung. Boxes are stacked, smaller boxes on top of larger ones. Some of the wooden boxes have pull-out drawers. Large plastic containers are stacked here and there, but only a few are labeled. Folded tarps are on top of one pile, topped by fishing netting flung there to dry after a night's catch. Poles have been placed on the four corners of the houseboat and lines are strung from these poles to the single story house in the center. On one, some fresh fish, gutted and headless, are hung by the tail. On another, a confederate flag is hung alongside a US flag. On yet another, some attractive items of clothing, hung out to advertise that they are for sale or barter.

A party of gulls approachs, greeting the dawn with their screams. They fly overhead, swooping down toward the fish hung out to drain and dry on the line. The raucous calls of the gulls have woken Finegan, who comes stumbling out of the house, bleary eyed, shirt half pulled out of his pants, barefoot and annoyed. He is waving his arms at the gulls and walking toward his catch, pulling a wooden box along behind him. The fish on the line are hooked by a hangman's noose made of wire with a hook on the other end of the wire. The cleaned fish are hung by their tails to drain and dry. Finegan unhooks the fish quickly, dropping them into the wooden box, which he covers with a wooden cover near at hand. Finegan grabs a dented bucket and dips it into the water, sloshing the deck of the houseboat, washing off remaining fish guts and blood. He pulls the fishing netting flung on top of the tarp pile and hangs it over an unused corner line.

All is now ready for a trip up one of the new bays that have been formed by the flooding, peddling wares and looking for barter. Finegan pulls on the rope securing the houseboat to a flooded tree, going hand over hand to pull the houseboat close. Noting that the tie point is an inch below water Finegan looks at Barney and mutters, “still rising”. At the rear of the houseboat is an extension with a water wheel, half in the water, half out. Finegan has rigged the large wooden paddles so they turn when he pedals on some bike pedals - powered by lean muscle and determination. Sitting on the bike seat, leaning back against a seat backstop he has rigged, Finegan reverse pedals to pull away from the tree. He is steering the houseboat by a rudder attached to a lever. Satisfied that he is clear, Finegan leans back heavily into the chair's backstop, pushing with his lean legs aggressively, and the houseboat moves up a newly flooded ravine along what is now the new coastline.