One of the pillars of the Georgia Guide Stones and part of the horizontal top slab were destroyed by an explosion on Wednesday night. No structural damage to the remaining 4 pillars was evident. Within hours the decision was made to bulldoze the entire monument without assessing the possibility of restoration.
GA Bureau of Investigation tweetet “For safety reasons, the structure has been completely demolished.” Obviously, there is no reason why the remaining stones could not be left standing within a safety parameter until the structural integrity could be assessed. All of this indicates the proprietors of the stones planned to get rid of them.
The ” ten commandments” that had been inscribed in different languages on the guide stones erected by a mysterious commissioner in 1980.
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
While some of them are clearly noble and laudable (like having fair laws and avoiding petty ones), some of them have stirred controversy — especially “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature”, and “Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity”. If we were to apply these now, we’d have to kill over 90% of the planet.