The Georgia Guidestones

In 1979, an unknown source under the alias “R.C. Christian” hired Elberton Granite Finishing Company to construct a monument known as the “Georgia Guidestones.” It resides in Elbert County, Georgia, USA and consists of 5 large stone tablets inscribed with guidelines that could be described as the “post-apocalyptic 10 commandments”. Each of the 10 guidelines, which are meant for creating a better world, are written in eight modern languages (English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian) and an additional tablet is found on the ground with an explanation of the structure and its features. The monument was unveiled in March 1980 and has since received a wide range of criticism. Many have praised the 10 guidelines as rational thinking while many others have described the monument as satanic and the “Ten Commandments of the Antichrist.” As of 2008, the monument has been defaced with graffiti and slogans such as “Death to the New World Order” and “You will not succeed. Jesus will beat you Satanists.”

The 10 Guidelines:

  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

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