Photo: Dan Winters
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",
Credit: Wikipedia Author
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?