Friday, January 12, 2007

The Seven Greatest Wonders

Before I get started, I wanted to let you all know that the long awaited interview with Mudkitty is complete, and in the editing stage. My interview with our favorite liberal commenter will be posted sometime Sunday night and will be at the top throughout Monday.

Now for tonight's post:

Ever heard of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? Quick list: The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, The Colossus of Rhodes, The Lighthouse of Alexandria.

But what, my friends, are the seven wonders of today?

Depends on who you talk to.

For some, having a running toilet is a wonder. Worldwide, for a few of the fortunate, freedom. Yet, according to the polls by liberal media outlets, 67% of Americans are unhappy with the direction our nation is headed.

I suppose that means that they are unhappy that they have been forced to enjoy freedom, a strong economy, and a military full of people willing to die to ensure that our liberty remains intact. Maybe our electricity and running water is a wonder to them. Perhaps having a paycheck. Are those Americans unhappy with the direction our nation is headed upset that they have a job and are able to use the money they earn to buy good food at the market up the street, unlike most of the rest of the world?

Perhaps they can't stand the fact that they can drive to any continental state of the union without having to worry about presenting identification papers. Just being able to own and drive an automobile is a modern wonder.

How about the emergency services? The fact that most Americans own a home? And if that home catches flame, the fire department responds immediately? Or the police response if someone breaks into that home? Is that a wonder? Or does the American people find that upsetting?

Perhaps the American public is bothered by the fact that we have religious, social and political freedoms?

Or perhaps we are just a bunch of ungrateful jerks.

This is a society that shells out nine bucks a pop to go to the theater and watch blood and guts on the movie screen, yet does not have the stomach to support our troops fighting for our nation. And the media plays on it. The media plays on your emotions, and some of you fall for it.

And here's what really gets me. When I asked earlier what the 7 greatest wonders are, what did you come up with? Great Wall of China? The Space Shuttle Program? The Pyramids?

We look so quickly to what is man-made.

How about the things that have been God-made?

1. The ability to see.
2. The ability to hear.
3. The ability to touch.
4. The ability to taste.
5. The ability to feel.
6. The ability to laugh.
7. The ability to love.

That's the seven greatest wonders in my opinion. And those wonders are enhanced by our freedom. But that freedom must be protected. It must be safeguarded. It must be fought for.

Just a thought.


Anonymous said...

First of all, nobody guaranteed your right to be happy- in this modern Western culture, we're indocterinated from birth to crave More, Faster, Easy and Fun... and to always be in heat and humping each other's legs.

True happiness comes from two sources- those little things made by Gd, like a field of flowers or a kiss from a little girl; and from the ability to postpone gratification until an unknowable future.


Anonymous said...

And that that! So Says Truman! That must be it!