The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the great wonders of the world, was built in the third century BCE, to celebrate a military victory, after a failed siege on the island of Rhodes, near Greece, to thank the mythical god Helios for granting victory. It was built in the spirit of freedom and independence like the Statue of Liberty, so this raises the question, “Is the Statue of Liberty dedicated to a myth, freedom?” I hope not. I like to think of freedom as more than a novel concept, but after two-hundred years we still haven’t been able to achieve a free society.
Instead, we worship an illusionary freedom like the myth of Helios, and many people pray for their own enslavement as if freedom is slavery as the government takes more and more control over our lives at the behest of the invisible empire.
The Rhodians used the conquered enemies own weapons and armor as material for the bronze statue and sold much of it to acquire the money necessary to pay workers in order to build it. Shall we take the weapons from the new world order and use them to build a free society? Chares of Lindor, the sculptor who built the colossus, apparently committed suicide because it drove him into bankruptcy as the cost of building it turned out to be far greater than what he was commissioned. Can this be seen as an allegory? Will the cost of liberty turn out to be so great we become self-destructive?
The battle that led to the creation of the Colossus was the result of Alexander the Great’s death. The conquered world spiraled into two world wars and treaties, called the Diet of Spires, arranged compromises to rule jointly, but the Diadichis secretly plan to take full control of a world government. Does this sound familiar?
All roads to lead to Rome and Monarchies governed by kings in an ecclesiastical state under the control of bishops. That is checkmate. Eventually all the nations split up into the separate parts we have today, many of which still survive today, but there has always been a push for them to reunite. Why even try when history shows there have always been catastrophic consequences?
Why would any individual want to live in the Holy Roman Empire or the European Union? The people wish to be sovereign individuals able to control their own lives, their own destiny, unless they’re subjected to an unreasonable amount of propaganda, and most bureaucrats and politicians are irrelevant tools for wealthy people who like the opposite of freedom. They want control over other people’s lives, yet they would like to remain sovereign themselves. They’re hypocrites, actors.
It took twelve years to complete the Colossus of Rhodes, and sixty-years after the statue was built, it fell because of an earthquake. Imagine all that work, all that blood and sweat, and only a few people were able to see it standing. The fallen remains became a tourist attraction for many centuries until it eventually disappeared. According to Theophanes the Confessor, the pieces were sold, after Muslims conquered Rhodes, to a Jewish merchant. I won’t even touch that one as allegory.
The statue remains important because it was rebuilt and placed in our country as The Statue of Liberty. Except this time, it was built with earthquake protection, a Constitution that limits the powers the people grant to the government. So, it seems like history is repeating in a sense, as a great deal of our architecture is based on Roman and Greek art. A great deal of the architecture of the structure of our country comes from those countries as well. We’re almost identical but the formats have changed with the rise of technology. It’s somewhat ominous to think that someday our Statue of Liberty could end up collapsing like the Colossus of Rhodes if liberty isn’t properly safeguarded as cultural pessimism, globalists, and many various ideological forces attempt to erode the constitution incrementally piece by piece so the next earthquake will cause the monument of freedom to fall.
The Oracle at Delphi told the people of Rhodes they had offended the myth God Helios in some way after the earthquake, so they didn’t bother rebuilding it. Does that mean The Statue of Liberty could be a tourist attraction for the citizens of the new world order if history repeats? What if it lied barely above the surface of water and served as a warning for what happens when people try to be free and independent? They’ll say, “Did you see what the spirit of the world does if you let man be free? We must all serve the One, the whole, the world government!” Eventually, bandits will make away with her thumbs, the torch, and so forth until nothing is left of lady liberty. That is until the global regime breaks back up again into separate nations and some new nation rebuilds the statue once again, hopefully learning from our mistakes with a better understanding of architecture and how to keep it from crumbling.
So in short, if the structure of our country isn’t protected from earthquakes by keeping up with the maintenance on the infrastructure, the Constitution, we could end up in the dust-bin of history, and people will only have ever saw a Statue of Liberty in pictures, but not the real thing, like the Colossus.