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Georgia Guidestones: Message to mankind or giant peeing post?

by Judi McLeod

May 31, 2004

Every summer thousands of visitors flock to Elbert County to see the Georgia Guidestones. The story behind the Georgia Guidestones is pure Hollywood. Catching any truth as far as the stones are concerned would be akin to chasing after dust devils on the windy streets of an abandoned ghost town.

The Georgia Guidestones, touted, as "America’s Stonehenge" is a huge blue granite monument that seemed to come from out of nowhere to become a permanent fixture on the haunting landscape. But even the most ethereal of beings must respond to the call of nature, and it was more a human than heavenly hand that led to the monument’s erection.

Giving new meaning to the expression "etched in stone", the monument’s engraved messages come in eight different languages on four giant stones that support the common capstone, which features 10 Guides, or commandments.

UN Poster Boy Maurice Strong and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who have decreed that their Earth Charter has already all but replaced the Ten Commandments of Moses, must have overlooked the Guidestones.

In any case, Georgia Guidestone Commandment Numero Uno is "Maintain humanity under 500,000,000, in perpetual balance with nature." (There’s no explanation how the other nine-tenths of the world’s population would be disposed of). But Strong and Gorbachev, both ardent advocates of population control would agree with the Guidestone’s first commandment.

Somewhat romantically, the monument was built on one of the highest hilltops in Elbert County, Georgia.

Constructed in the 1980s, how the Georgia Guidestones came to be is steeped in mystery and secrecy of the rigorously imposed kind.

An Internet write-up by Radio Liberty does explain the bits of its history that are known. "No one knows the true identity of the man or men, who commissioned construction. All that is known for certain is that in June 1979, a well-dressed, articulate stranger visited the office of the Elberton Granite Finishing Company and announced that he wanted to build an edifice to transmit a message to mankind." (Environmental activists often seem to have more money than brains.)

To continue with the Radio Liberty story, "He identified himself as R.C. Christian (imaginative chap), "but it soon became apparent that was not his real name."

No kidding, how many people do you know who answer to the name "Roman Catholic Christian"?

The stranger confided that he represented a group of men who wanted to offer direction to humanity, but to date, two decades later, no one knows who R.C. Christian really was, or even the names of those he represented.

The less than cryptic messages of the Georgia Guidestones need no decoding. They deal with four major fields: Governance and the establishment of a world government; Population and reproduction control; The environment and man’s relationship to nature and Spirituality.

A book, written by the man who called himself R.C. Christian, was said to be found in the Elberton public library. Its pages explain that the monument he commissioned had been erected in recognition of Thomas Paine and the occult philosophy he advocated.

Should you decide to visit Elberton, Georgia anytime soon, you will undoubtedly recognize the site by the number of occult ceremonies and mystic celebrations that continue there to the present day.

As Radio Liberty points out, "Though relatively unknown to most people, it (the monument) is an important link to the occult hierarchy that dominates the world in which we live."

Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon, knows about the guidestones, but then again Yoko is not most people.

"I want people to know about the stones…We’re headed toward a world where we might blow ourselves up and maybe the globe will not exist…it’s a nice time to reaffirm ourselves, knowing all the beautiful things that are in this country and the Georgia Stones symbolize that," she said.

When she was readying herself for a recent comeback as a standup comedienne, Roseanne Barr said pretty much the same thing.

Some plain folk, however are not buying into the guidestones and file them under "U" for urban legends gone wild.

"Why are they allowed to stand?" asks an Internet reactor.

Oh, come now. They do, afterall make a convenient peeing post for the meandering cats, dogs and lost souls of bucolic Elbert County.

And it was R.C. Christian himself, afterall who ordered the unwashed masses in Guidestone Commandment Number 10: "Be not a cancer on the earth; Leave room for nature."

Canada Free Press founding editor Most recent by Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, Glenn Beck. Judi can be reached at: [email protected]

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