After 42 years of mysterious controversy, the Georgia Guidestones monument is gone. Affectionately known as “America’s Stonehenge,” the granite standing stones were blasted by an explosion early Tuesday morning, July 5. What was left was about to topple over on investigators, so they had to knock it down the rest of the way with a front loader.
Monument debate ended
The destruction of the controversial granite monument might end the fierce debate over whether the Georgia Guidestones are good or evil in nature but the explosion attack on it will spark all sorts of new controversy. It’s clear that the anonymous group who paid for the masonic wonder had serious resources to back them up.
How long the attacker remains at large, and how well he covered his tracks, will show how professional Tuesday’s destructive incident was. If this was an amateur wacko, the FBI should have no problem tracing his car and cell phone. Any device which pinged a tower from the vicinity of the Guidestones at 4:00 a.m. would lead straight to a prime suspect. If it’s not an amateur, the culprit will probably never get caught.
Residents of rural Elbert county, Georgia were awakened to the sound of an exploding granite monument. At least, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation “believes” it was an explosive. The reports of bureaucrats can be infuriatingly politically correct. The stones form an interesting astronomical alignment, just like Stonehenge. The reason for all the controversy is the inscriptions.
(2/3) The videos show the explosion and a car leaving the scene shortly after the explosion. No one was injured. pic.twitter.com/8YNmEML9fW
— GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) July 6, 2022
Hand chiseled into the stone, with a different language on each face, are 10 “recommendations” for an “Age of Reason.” At the top of the list is kill off most of the humans. “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.” The estimated world population on New Year’s Day, 2022 was 7,868,872,451. That means we’re 7,368,872,451 over budget and could be why the farmers are being put out of business in the Netherlands.
The next recommendation by a group, almost but not quite, loosely tied to the Rosicrucians, is “Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.” That’s followed by a step in the one world government direction.
“Unite humanity with a living new language.” The rest of the monument reads like Joe Biden’s campaign platform. The only solid facts of today’s incident are that the alleged bomber and his car were both captured on surveillance video but the quality isn’t overwhelming.
The local masons were proud
In 1979 John Fendley, then-president of the Elberton Granite Finishing Co., was asked to create the monument by someone known by the pseudonym Robert C. Christian commonly associated with the “rose cross” Rosicrucian collection of philosophy, religion, and alchemy. The Masonic orders allegedly splintered off from them.
When the accomplished stone mason saw the specification list for the project, it was the largest he’d ever been offered and he thought it was far beyond the means of the man who was there to commission it. It wasn’t. Name your price, we have the cash, he was told. They had the cash.
The final monument was unveiled on the 1980 spring equinox. the “951 cubic feet of granite weighed 237,746 pounds” in total. Consisting of a center column surrounded by four rectangular monoliths the same height, All five stones are capped by a sixth.
The same 10 “precepts,” considered “a message to humanity,” are carved one to each face of the outlying stones in English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Hebrew, Russian and Arabic.
On the capstone is the phrase, “Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason.” That is echoed in “Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Sanskrit and Babylonian cuneiform.” The center stone and capstone act as “an astrological calendar, with carefully cut holes for observance of the moon, sun and North Star.” Everyone from Gnostic Christians to Wiccans have embraced the monument as in harmony with their own beliefs.
Since those are diametrically opposed concepts, its clear to see why a lot of people get angry, especially when they think someone else is corrupting their concepts by seeing them the wrong way. One thing is certain. There is a whole lot of baseless speculation about the origins and intentions. It will be interesting to see if we get hard answers about it’s demise. Or, only more baseless speculation. Either way, the debate rages on.