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The Georgia Guidestones

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

stumbled upon an unsolved mystery and thought I’d share it with you–the Georgia Guide Stones–America’s Stonehenge.

The Georgia Guidestones

The Georgia Guidestones

The story of the Georgia Guidestones is shrouded in mystery. It is said that in 1979 a well-dressed, articulate mystery man, nom de plume R.C. Christian, visited with Joe H. Fendley Sr., President of the Elberton Granite Finishing Company and inquired about a special project. This project was very specific and not the company’s usual type of project. It was a complicated undertaking requiring stone and astronomy experts. Not entirely comfortable with the idea of taking on such a project without knowing this mystery man’s real identity, it is said that Mr. Fendley sent R.C. Christian to the local bank, the Granite City Bank, to meet with its President, Mr. Wyatt C. Martin. This is where the story differs a bit from source to source. Some sources say the identity of Mr. R.C. Christian was revealed to Mr. Wyatt C. Martin. Some sources say that both Wyatt C. Martin and Joe H. Fendley Sr. have taken lie detector tests proving they do not know the true identity of R.C. Christian or the anonymous group of financial sponsors for the Georgia Guidestones project.

R.C. Christian wanted a granite monument consisting of five 16 foot tall granite slabs forming a star-like pattern to serve as a message to the world and future generations.

There were to be four tablet-shaped slabs each weighing approximately 42,437 pounds–each were to be six foot, six inches wide and one foot, seven inches thick. Each of these four slabs were “to be oriented to the limits of the migration of the moon during the course of a year.”1 At the center of each tablet edge is a small circle, each containing a letter representing the appropriate compass direction (N, S, E, W).2 In the center a granite column referred to as the center “Gnomen” stone was to have “an eye-level, oblique hole drilled from the south to the north side…so that the North Star is always visible, symbolizing constancy and orientation with the forces of nature.”3. This center stone was also supposed to have a slot cut in the middle “to form a window which aligns with the positions of the rising sun at the Summer and Winter Solstices and at the Equinox so that the noon sun shines to indicate noon on a curved line.”4 According to a flyer distributed at the Granite Museum in Elberton, Georgia:

"The capstone includes a calendar of sorts where sunlight beams 
through a 7/8in. hole at noon and shines on the south face of 
the center stone. As the sun makes its travel cycle, the spot 
beamed through the hole can tell the day of the year at noon 
each day. Allowances are made because of variations between 
standard time and sun time to set the beam of sunlight at an 
equation of time."

To top this monument off there was to be a gargantuan 25,000 pound 6 feet long, 6 inch wide, 1 foot 7 inch thick square granite capstone placed on top. On each of its 4 sides was to be a message “Let these be Guidestones to age of reason.”

The primary message carved into all eight sides of the four tablet-shaped slabs–in eight different languages: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Russian was one that seems all too reasonable to me. Here are the ten pieces of advice given by the mystery man and his small group of American supporters advocating for the Age of Reason:

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.


You can imagine how this has infuriated many feeble-minded people over the years. Afterall, with a world population dangerously encroaching on 7 billion5 — we’d have to shave off a cool 6.2 billion people from our consensus TODAY to maintain the 500,000,000 recommended for keeping a balance with nature. I agree with these wayward bunch of mystery folk–we need population control but they don’t stop there. They advocate “guid[ing] reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.” This is dangerously reminiscent of the views that fueled Hitler in the Nazi movement. It doesn’t quite reach that level of malevolence as it does not say eliminate people who are not fit or diverse but rather future people as it were.

If I get to put my vote in on who stays and who goes–I’d like two provisions: Non-smokers and an intelligence test required. =) I know, I know… bad gyrl. I am mostly kidding, mostly.

I agree with the idea of a World Court. This is not to be confused with a World Government (i.e. New World Order–rich frakkers taking over the entire world instead of just individual countries). It would be a great idea to set up a World Court where international disputes could be resolved without the biased interference of a heavily-armed country with its own agenda.

Who can’t agree with #7–Avoid petty laws and useless officials–this would be perfect, if feasible. Laws should have a review period. So should U.S. Supreme Court judges. Some laws are simply ridiculous and time reveals just how ridiculous (you can see some dumb laws here.)

All-in-all there is no way of really knowing who Mr. R.C. Christian and his band of rogue sponsors were (or are) but their message seems relevant still some 30 years later and I imagine it will remain relevant for many, many, many years to come.  There are several theories from the Elberton Granite Finishing Company making up this elaborate story to the town of Elberton wanting to attract tourists to a secret order of pagans to the New World Order—all plausible for anyone with imagination.

Whoever the real culprit–the message they chose is a solid one of great interest. These 10 guidelines are as useful, if not more, than the Ten Commandments from the bible.


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The Birds and the Beast…

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

The Audubon released a report indicating the sad reality for the rapid decline in population of even the most common of birds. Instantly, I cringed. The thought of losing more birds quite literally brings me to tears. I am not a fanatic PETA member or animal loving freak but I can and do appreciate the living beauty that surrounds us. I do appreciate looking out my window and seeing the birdies peck on the seeds I leave for them. Thoughts drift to the Great Auk, the Passenger Pigeon and the Dodo bird—birds we will only ever read about—birds we will never see. Extinction. It is real. It is harsh. And it is happening to all too many species and something must be done.

The fact that even our most common birds are declining drastically should serve as a big red flag warning us of what is to come. People ignore global warming because they think they can. It is a widely accepted delusion that our environment will slowly degrade—that we have many, many, many years until the effects of our actions really catch up with us. However, is it really that simple?

I think not.

Like anything in this world when pushed or bent far enough, something will snap–something will fall over. We are setting into motion things we cannot reverse or control and we certainly do not understand. I think rather than a slow decline, we are going to reach a point of no return, the tipping point–if we have not already. We are going to knock the earth’s ecosystem off balance and we will suffer the severe consequences of doing so. Today it is a 68% average decline of our most common birds, 40% less koalas, 1/3 of the amphibian population currently extremely endangered . Tomorrow, a complete energy crisis. What about in five years time? What then? When will we finally get the picture?

The culprit? Over-population. STOP HAVING CHILDREN. No one wants to say it. It is too complex, too taboo. But if we do not address this issue, the core issue, we will seal our fate and the fate of every species on this planet. We must stop popping out babies willy-nilly when we have no space or resources for them. The United States and all first world countries can do their parts by funding family planning and birth control efforts in third world countries. We must stop the conservative right from fighting against them here. This is so ridiculous.

As I write this the world population reached a smothering 6,767,700,260!!! That is billions folks! BILLIONS! We must find a suitable way to address overpopulation before it is too late, if it is not already. We will bring about the next great extinction–ourselves.

Machiavelli once wrote…

When every province of the world so teems with inhabitants that they can neither subsist where they are nor remove themselves elsewhere… the world will purge itself in one or another of these three ways ‘listing floods, plague and famine.’

We have seen this come to fruition. According to Oxfam, more than four times the number of natural disasters are occurring now than did two decades ago. The religious deem it is the end times as set forth by their bibles and korans. The ignorant chock it up to coincidence. It is the earth purging itself the only way it knows how. The earth is a living organism, trying to survive. There is a balance in every organism that is optimal. We have skewed that balance for almost every living organism we come in contact with — and so goes the Dodo… and so goes the Quagga…and so goes the Irish Deer…and so goes the Cave Bear

And so it goes, until there is nothing left but the beast… and so it goes.