I’d never heard of the Georgia Guidestones, a monument with six 20-foot slabs of granite standing upright, 100 tons of roadside attraction. Inscribed in 8 languages are 10 edicts:

  • 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 is out near the city of Elberton, Georgia. Time for a road trip, I think.

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