Wednesday, February 24, 2010

American Stonehenge - Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse

Photo: Dan Winters
American Stonehenge:
Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse

From the article in Wired Magazine:

The strangest monument in America looms over a barren knoll in northeastern Georgia. Five massive slabs of polished granite rise out of the earth in a star pattern.

Built in 1980, these pale gray rocks are quietly awaiting the end of the world as we know it.

Called the Georgia Guidestones, the monument is a mystery - nobody knows exactly who commissioned it or why.

What's most widely agreed upon - based on the evidence available - is that the Guidestones are meant to instruct the dazed survivors of some impending apocalypse as they attempt to reconstitute civilization.

Not everyone is comfortable with this notion. Opponents have attacked them as the Ten Commandments of the Antichrist.

The message on the Stones includes references to certain themes such as:

"maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature",

"guide reproduction wisely", "improving fitness and diversity",

"prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite",

concluding with

"Be not a cancer on the Earth - leave room for nature - leave room for nature"

Credit: Wikipedia Author
Amazing story and structure - I must confess that I am pessimistic about the future of mankind; we are overwhelming the Earth through uncontrolled breeding and overexploitation of natural resources.

As in the concluding message on the stones, I see humanity as a cancer on the face of the planet, consuming everything in it's path.

All our collective knowledge, religious beliefs and scientific advances cannot change the basic nature of man; avarice and hatred reign supreme.

A dark view I know, but can you see any way out of the mess we've created?



  1. Nope, I'm with you, no long term hope...

  2. Thank you for the song. The lyrics were engrossing. I enjoyed absorbing them:)

    The monument is very strange indeed especially not knowing who commissioned it. What could have escaped the CIA? (Except of course, one or two most-wanteds. Another one of America's Lost Symbol? Sorry, I just finished the book).

    Aren't we all guilty!

  3. It's true ... man is plundering and destroying the planet ... and why ? GREED, GREED, GREED .... I too, fear that we are heading towards the point of no return ...

  4. Thanks for the comments Dave, Fazlisa and Lynda ...

    ... glad you enjoyed the song Fazlisa ...

  5. Where's this music, I cant see a link?