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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

American Stone Henge

90 miles (145 kilometers) east of Atlanta, and 9 miles (15 kilometers) north of the center of Elberton one will find The Elbert Stones. A monument situated a short distance to the east of Georgia Highway 77. Small signs beside the highway indicate the turnoff for the Guidestones, which is identified by a street sign as "Guidestones Rd."
What is often times referred to as the American Stone Henge is actually a rock monument in Elbert county, Georgia. The following excerpt is taken from wikipedia, "A message comprising ten guides is inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages, and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient scripts: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphs.

The artifact is almost twenty feet (6m) tall, and made from six granite slabs weighing more than 100 tons in all. One slab stands in the center, with four arranged around it. A capstone lies on top of the five slabs, which are astronomically aligned. An additional stone tablet, which is set in the ground a short distance to the west of the structure, provides some clarifying notes on the history and purpose of the Guidestones".

The stones were paid for by an unknown organization. The first message is a decree mandating that the Earth's population be brought down to 500 million. Seeing as there are 7 billion of us on the planet this means making 6.5 billion people disappear. There are only around 326 million Americans - this implies something very dark and sinister.

There are 10 decree's in total. These are:

Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

Guide reproduction wisely improving fitness and diversity.

Unite humanity with a living new language.

Rule passion, faith, tradition, and all things with tempered reason.

Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.

Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.

Avoid petty laws and useless officials.Balance personal rights with social duties.

Prize truth, beauty, love, seeking harmony with the infinite.

Be not a cancer on the earth. Leave room for nature. Leave room for nature.

The monument itself is astronomically aligned. Quoting directly from the site Crytal links," The stones are placed so that a slit at eye level in the central upright slab permits an observer to view the eastern horizon and aligns with the position of the rising sun at the Summer and Winter Solstices. Through the center stone, from south to north, a two-inch diameter hole is inclined at an angle of 34 degrees and points to the North celestial pole. A beam of sunlight passing through a hole in the capstone forms a spot of light below. The position of the spot can be used to determine high noon and the day of the year."

A few feet away from the monument there lies another stone in the ground. This slab gives an explanation of the monument and its alignments.

If you read further you will find that another goal is to unite the world in a single language, and a single government.
Whoever commissioned this was a dreamer with a big budget. By doing away with the language of a single country one would drastically devastate a culture. This would imply massive wars to achieve such an end - but I guess that's not a problem when you want to cut down the population.

In truth - the Earth is over 2 fold the human population. The reason we aren't starving is because of the advances in farming and agricultural sciences. These provide more food than the Earth could naturally produce. There are better ways of dealing with over population than warfare. Overpopulation is solved by colonization of another planet. In our case we can begin to populate the Moon and Mars. In doing so the quality of life of people everywhere will improve due to the advances in technology such a lofty goal will require. In doing so we keep the population rates up and they can continue to grow. There are many moons that we can populate in our own back yard. Let's keep that in mind before we annhilate each other.