Instead of just making sarcastic and dickish comments like I have been, I’ll explain my POV of the stones-
First off, I do not believe these stones were put in place for the world’s current population, but more likely a civilization that comes next, or
those remaining after an apocalyptic event/war where many die.
1-Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
See above. What happens when you get to 500,000,000? I don’t know. I didn’t write the stones. My assumption is that people actually utilizing
these guidelines will have a very different perspective on the world and it’s inhabitants. It’ll be up to them. “Guide reproduction” can
certainly assist with this.
2- Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
Don’t f*ck your cousins. If a genetic disease presents itself in your family tree that leaves it likely you will pass on unfavorable genes, don’t
have kids. Not everyone needs to have children in order to live a fulfilling life (I speak from experience, as does my wife. As do the majority of our
child-free friends.) Is it really wise for the sick and diseased to have children? Can they guarantee they’ll be around long enough to take care of
those kids without incurring massive financial debt to take care of their illness?
And should people who can barely function due to limited intelligence really be in charge of raising children? My mother is highly unintelligent. My
childhood and even my life now at 37 has been GREATLY negatively affected by the lack of her intelligence. I suffered physical, sexual, verbal and
mental abuse due to the decisions she made. While I’ve sorted myself out now and will hopefully have another good 50 years to look forward to, at
MANY points in my life I had no interest in being on this planet due to the situations I was subjected to that I had no say in.
How many children and adults are in medical care now because their conditions are bad enough that their families could not care for them? How many
children in this world are in orphanages or starve to death every year? The USDA says there are 11,000,000 kids who live in “food insecure” homes
in just the US, never mind 3rd world countries.
3- Unite humanity with a living new language.
Can’t say I have a lot of feeling regarding this one. It would surely make it easier to communicate and communication is a cornerstone of life.
Without it, we’re pretty well f*cked.
4- Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
Seems pretty logical there. Do I really need to give a reason to support that?
5- Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
Again, pretty logical thinking. Our country made a plant illegal because someone was worried he wouldn’t be able to sell enough rope and/or
newspapers back in the 20’s. How many lives have been ruined after getting busted with a joint in their vehicle? If I gave this more time, I could
find more than enough laws in place that are just stupid.
6- Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
Not a bad idea if you ask me. Let the whole world decide if another world war needs to happen. I’m very curious what the outcome would be if all our
world leaders got together and said “What do we do about the Middle East?”
I’m of the mind that, if we rid the world of corrupt politicians, rulers and leaders, the planet could function much better if all nations worked
together. This does not mean any country needs to lose it’s identity.
7- Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
Can anyone argue with this? Especially in regards to useless officials. Our political system is strife with useless officials and it’s gotten us no
8- Balance personal rights with social duties.
Right now is a perfect example of why this would be good. Because of the imbalance in our political system and the lack of trust, people are refusing
to wear masks. If we did not feel the threat of tyranny and we had a proper balance within our system, would people be so opposed to wearing masks
that would surely slow the spread of the virus?
Even taking the mask situation off the plate, again, is this something that can be argued?
9- Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
Nothing wrong with celebrating truth, beauty or love. The infinite is up for debate as to it’s meaning, but if you ask me, it points towards
consciousness, which is infinite. What most people refer to “God”, I call it consciousness.
10- Be not a cancer on the Earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.
We’re as parasitic as it gets. We do whatever we want to this planet as if we bought and paid for it. I know this one will be a hard one for
right-wingers to dig into, but I don’t see deforestation, destruction of rainforests, fracking, dumping chemicals/nuclear waste into the planet as a
good thing. We’re temporary guests here, we should treat it with the same respect we treat any other home we’re a guest in.