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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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