Thursday, August 12, 2010

Who Said It?

1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.



6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.
10.Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.

The (Partial) Answer

The ten precepts are engraved on the stone tablets of the Georgia Guidestones, in northeastern Georgia’s Elbert County. Ever since I heard of these a couple of years ago, I’ve wanted to go see them. After all, it is not that far from Cullowhee to Elbert County.

Upon learning more, I feel a sense of urgency to see the Guidestones while they are still there. Domestic terrorists have targeted the installation due to its “socialist, New World Order” message, so I doubt it will survive much longer as vandalism escalates.



We don’t know for sure who is responsible for the Guidestones:

In June 1979, an unknown person or persons under the pseudonym R. C. Christian hired Elberton Granite Finishing Company to build the structure. One popular hypothesis is that the patron's pseudonym may be a tribute to the legendary 14th-century founder of Rosicrucianism, Christian Rosenkreuz
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones


Apparently, the arrangement of the stones has some astronomical significance. One article explaining the meaning of the stones is at http://vanshardware.com/2009/12/decoding-the-georgia-guidestones/



One conspiracy theory site interprets the stones and has photos of the recent vandalism:

The message of the American Stonehenge also foreshadowed the current drive for Sustainable Development. Any time you hear the phrase “Sustainable Development” used, you should substitute the term “socialism” to be able to understand what is intended.

Yeah, “socialist.” Of course. Fortunately, the teabaggers are overusing that word into meaninglessness.

The article continues:

What is the true significance of the American Stonehenge, and why is its covert message important? Because it confirms the fact that there was a covert group intent on
(1) Dramatically reducing the population of the world.
(2) Promoting environmentalism.
(3) Establishing a world government.
(4) Promoting a new spirituality.




Item 1, mentioning global population, seems to generate the most controversy among the domestic terrorists. Despite their "concerns" I don’t believe any nefarious conspiracy will be necessary to reduce population. Human behavior has already resulted in one of the most severe waves of extinction the world has ever suffered, and I don’t know why some people think humans will escape the consequences of actions that have wiped out so many of our fellow species on this little sphere.

One loudmouth has uploaded a Youtube video in which she boasts of defacing the Guidestones. I don’t know if authorities have dealt with her.



Where is "Obama's Death Panel" when you need it? The same fashion-challenged agent happened to be in Waynesville last summer, shrieking at befuddled tourists and locals shuffling along Main Street:



With its mysterious origins, speculation swirls around the identity of R. C. Christian, who some believe is actually Ted Turner.




An "Age of Reason"? Now, that's a radical proposal!

2 comments:

Jim Parker said...

Good question. The Georgia Guidestones are certainly an oddity.

Anonymous said...

http://www.thegeorgiaguidestones.com/stones.htm