The Georgia Guidestones was a large stone monument, erected in 1980 in Georgia, USA. Despite its relative youth, it was sometimes referred to as America’s Stonhenge. The creator of the Georgia Guidestones believed that an apocalyptic event may destroy society. In particular, they feared that a nuclear war may wipe out huge numbers of people. The monument had inscriptions in eight languages on how to rebuild society after an apocalypse.
The chosen languages represent a large proportion of humanity. They were English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
In addition to the inscriptions, the monument acted as a celestial calendar. At noon each day, the sun shining through a hole in the central stone illuminated the date. Another hole in the central stone aligned with Polaris (the pole star), indicating the celestial pole.
Destruction Of The Georgia Guidestones
In the early morning of 6 July 2022, there was an explosion at the site of the Georgia Guidestones. The explosion destroyed one of the four large outer stone slabs, and badly damaged the capstone. Authorities dismantled the remainder of the monument later that day for safety reasons.
Officials believe that a bomb caused the explosion, but no suspect has yet been named. While it may seem strange that someone may want to bomb a monument about rebuilding society, the Guidestones have been the subject of controversy.
Some critics believe that the creators were supporters of eugenics. Some of the guidelines inscribed support this idea. The monument has attracted a fair share of conspiracy theories over the years. Some people think that it was built for cult worship because of its similarity to Stonehenge. Others have named it the Satanic Guidestones. It has also been linked to the “New World Order”, a supposed plot for an elite to rule all people.
The Georgia Guidestones Inscription
The inscription on the Georgia Guidestones was intended to serve as a guide to rebuilding society. The inscriptions contained the following ten guidelines for rebuilding society:
- Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
- Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
- Unite humanity with a living new language.
- Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.
- Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
- Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
- Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
- Balance personal rights with social duties.
- Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.
- Be not a cancer on the Earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.
The author(s) of these guidelines clearly believed in limiting the effects of humanity on nature. A smaller human population would limit our consumption of limited resources, but guiding reproduction is very close to eugenics.
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