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06 Jul 2022, 8:37 pm

The controversial monument named Georgia Guidestones was bombed and damaged then the remaining part was demolished by the county here on July 6.

Rather than link to news articles I'm going to give the Elbert County, Georgia, Chamber of Commerce's web page about the thing,
https://elbertchamber.com/visit/play-he ... uidestones

There are already abundant news items out there.
And have long been theories to assorted degrees of conspiracy.

Feel free to have a couple hours of fun with your favorite search engine.


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06 Jul 2022, 9:03 pm

I heard about them years ago.That’s just depressing.


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07 Jul 2022, 3:00 am

kitesandtrainsandcats wrote:
And have long been theories to assorted degrees of conspiracy.


Rightly so I think. Put to one side all the neo-Babelism, mysterious (and rich) group openly advocates reducing the world population by over 90%. Should we take it seriously and how are they planning to accomplish that?


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07 Jul 2022, 4:38 am

Wow, there is a far greater number of credentialed explosives experts in society than I would have guessed, given the volume of comments going, "If that was an actual explosion site it would have looked like this, and this, and this, therefore God did it with lightning".


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07 Jul 2022, 7:50 am

When I was in AMORC several years ago I remember that at least a few people believed that it was someone AMORC-affiliated who put those up (the Christian Rosenkreuz references in the person's name helped that along a bit), and with the WIRED article it looks like it was indeed put up by someone who was deeply pessimistic about the future of our civilization and wanted a monument for the 'remnants' of civilization to work with rather than some sort of guide to eugenics and technocratic absolutism.

When I think about where this is coming from though - I think this makes clear the kind of rage a lot of people are feeling with groups like the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, I have a least one or two friends who are certain about 'The Great Reset' (it's been interesting as well to watch James Lindsay get consumed by that one), economically and in terms of freedom it's a less fun time to be alive than when we were kids and it doesn't look like things are likely to get better (at least without getting significantly worse first). Especially to evangelical Christians all of this and all of the different groups involved are the 'system of the Antichrist' so what I said in my first paragraph would be something of a distinction without a difference.

In that last sense I think this is a good thermometer reading.


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07 Jul 2022, 7:53 am

This is really sad.


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07 Jul 2022, 8:04 am

It was sort of like Stonehenge.



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07 Jul 2022, 8:24 am

May 2, 2022 -- Christian Crackpot Kandiss Taylor Promises To Tear Down Georgia Guidestones.

The only people we ever hear talking about the Georgia Guidestones are those who have gone deep down the QAnon rabbit hole.  Kandiss Taylor is now [2022-05-02] promising to tear them down as part of her campaign for governor.


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07 Jul 2022, 8:29 am

There’s a long history of people destroying art if they disagree with the religion or politics it depicts.

I first learned about the Guidestones in my beloved art history textbook.


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07 Jul 2022, 8:58 am

The Taliban destroyed those ancient Buddhas.Not that the Guidestones were a world treasure, but the thought behind the destruction was the same.
“ I don’t like it ,so blow it up.”


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07 Jul 2022, 9:02 am

We will rebuild; if not in Georgia, then somewhere else.



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07 Jul 2022, 9:15 am

Fnord wrote:
We will rebuild; if not in Georgia, then somewhere else.


We should probably adopt some security measures as well for any other bozos (or the same ones) who feel threatened by a piece of sculpture.


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07 Jul 2022, 9:18 am

Twilightprincess wrote:
Fnord wrote:
We will rebuild; if not in Georgia, then somewhere else.
We should probably adopt some security measures as well.
Part of the original intent was to allow free and easy access for everyone.

Then (likely) some religious nutter had to ruin it for everyone.

The next installation may be in a more secluded spot, however.



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07 Jul 2022, 9:22 am

Fnord wrote:
Twilightprincess wrote:
Fnord wrote:
We will rebuild; if not in Georgia, then somewhere else.
We should probably adopt some security measures as well.
Part of the original intent was to allow free and easy access for everyone.

Then (likely) some religious nutter had to ruin it for everyone.

The next installation may be in a more secluded spot, however.




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Yeah, I was thinking more about cameras. They’ve, apparently, been vandalized before.


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07 Jul 2022, 9:26 am

Nothing is safe or held sacred anymore, not people at a parade or works of art.


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07 Jul 2022, 9:27 am

Guidestones wrote:
AMERICAN STONEHENGE
LET THESE BE GUIDESTONES TO AN AGE OF REASON


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.



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