posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 09:36 AM
Now hear me out. The Georgia Guidestones are often maligned on here as being indicative of a massive genocidal, eugenics-crazed NWO manifesto that is
certifiable proof that the Elites are coming to kill you.
I propose, instead, that they are a good (though rashly drafted) outline for a better tomorrow. Let us take a look at the provisions and consider
their merits. I think that by applying rational thought we can largely agree to their good intentions.
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
Ah, here is the big bad baddie. This ridiculous directive to keep the population under half a billion. Audacious back in 1980 when the population
was around 4.5 Billion. Psychotic in today's world of around 7 billion. But let us ignore the number for a moment. Let us consider the phrase
after the number "In Perpetual Balance With Nature".
I think it is clear that the Guidestones, while written by people of thought, were not necessarily created by people with a full grasp of the
boundaries and capabilities of science.
Maintaining a population that is in balance with nature is really a no-brainer. Likewise, it is clear that our worldwide population is grossly out of
whack with nature as we currently interact with it. While those who drafted the guidestones' methodology took a rather extreme approach. There is
no arguing with the idea of living in balance with nature.
Furthermore, there is no time frame provided here. As a matter of fact, if we move forward through the list, we will see that a massive genocide
would be in direct conflict with several of the remaining tennets. Instead, the Guidestones recommend that we. . .
2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.
Standard reaction to this one is: OMG Eugenics!!! Their just like the Nazis!!!! But let me ask you something. Truly and honestly, how many times a
day do you look at some of the teeming broods of mouth-breathing consumer automtons and think that we are getting just one step closer to Idiocracy?
Now I know this sounds like I'm painting with a broad brush, but let's be honest.
Shouldn't there be some sort of societal convention in place that if you can't feed them, clothe then, educate them and raise them right then you
shouldn't be having the kids in the first place? Take away the various government welfare programs and people would need to slow down their breeding
to survive. Likewise, if we were to slow down and guide our reproduction, such programs would be unnecessary and could be phased out.
Yes, there are uncomfortable questions about who gets to decide who breeds and who doesn't. How are those deemed "unfit" to breed prevented from
doing so, etc etc. These are hard uncomfortable notions to deal with, but when you look at the results of unfettered breeding, I think you can agree
that they may be notions worth wrestling with. Especially when one considers that these Edicts are not directed at government, but at mankind. Some
things would require governmental intervention from a simple logistics/coordination perspective and this (sadly) seems to be one of them.
One of the best non-government things that could be done in this area is to de-stygmatize the idea of sex exclusively for pleasure. Let's lose this
ridiculous dogmatic demonization of Birth Control. Can we bring down the churches and banish the notion that sex should only be for procreation?
After all, we are driven to seek sex and pleasure even when we are ill-equipped to handle the crying, pooping, screaming side effects of the act.
That alone can help bring us closer to improving our situation.
So once again, a guide stone edict with a great premise (one that could humanely bring about the completion of Edict 1), crudely stated.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of this one. Esperanto failed. However multi-lingualism could be the answer here. People should be able to speak
multiple languages. The odds of shared communication improve substantially. Again, well intentioned, naively phrased.
4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.
Well, Edict 4 here is certainly one way to nearly eliminate war and strife. The re-introduction of Reason into our society can help banish the
religious and political fanaticism that are the current engine of the world.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
This little trio of Edicts is especially awesome. Sure some may look at 6's call for a "World Court" and see Illuminati Eyes and NWO puppet
strings all over it, but focus on the entire sentiment. Let nations rule internally. It would only be external disputes (you know, the stuff
currently settled by war) that would go to the World court.
And come on. If you do not LOVE Edict 7, then you are an enemy of the people. These stones are not a call for mass control or government
micro-managing of daily life. This a call to Reason.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
This one also irks me a bit. Seems to suggest a certain degree of forced (and therefore oxymoronic) altruism, until you remember that these are not
directives for a government necessarily. These are directed to humanity. This is a call for individuals to abandon the ideas of greed and
self-entitlement. BALANCE your personal rights with social duties. The right balance will enhance both your personal situation and that of
9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.
A little bit vague, general feel-good stuff here. But really, can anyone find something to object to in these last two Edicts? I think not.
So really, out of 10 Edicts. We have 2 that could give grounds for offence (Numbers 1 and 2). Still when taken as a whole, when approached from a
doom and gloom free perspective. It seems to me that the Georgia Guidestones are instead a beacon of hope. A suggestion that there are people
working behind the scenes for the genuine betterment of humanity.