On March 22, 1980, an unusual monument was erected in Elbert County, Georgia, USA by a group of Americans who wished to remain anonymous.
The monument is huge and is engraved with ten guidelines in eight different languages – namely, English, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Swahili and Spanish. The ten guidelines are as follows:
- 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 wikipedia information on the Guidestones gives a good overview on the history and background of this monument. While a recent article on vigilantcitizen.com provides a wealth of new information on the thinking of those who erected this monument, based on the guide notes they left as part of the guidebook to the site, The Georgia Guidestone Guidebook.
We flagged this one as it’s always interesting to come across a modern day mystery. And their ten “commandments” certainly spark debate as the principles have a logical rationale, but who should implement such rules and how? That is the question…
So check out what vigilantcitizen.com has to say, as really he covers all there is to be known about this monument to date.