The 10 Commandments of the Georgia Guidestones: American Stonehenge
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The 10 Commandments of the Georgia Guidestones: American Stonehenge

Erected on March 22nd, 1980, by those who wish to remain anonymous, the Georgia Guidestones have been the center for much conspiracy related to secret societies and even the New World Order. The 10 commandments engraved upon the granite stones tell of a perfect world in which depopulation, a one world religion, and a one world government is necessary.

The Georgia Guidestones, also referred to as the ‘American Stonehenge’, is a monument made entirely of granite that was erected in Elbert County, Georgia on March 22nd, 1980.  The monument consists of 6 granite slabs that are arranged so that 4 slabs surround one with the final sixth atop the entire structure.  The monument weighs roughly 237,746 pounds and stands 19 feet 3 inches tall.  Engraved on the Georgia Guidestones are 10 commandments in 8 modern languages as well as 4 ancient languages upon the top piece.  The 10 commandments can be read in English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphics. 

Not too far from the Georgia Guidestones is an explanatory tablet which describes in detail the physical data of the monument, the languages inscribed upon it, and the astronomical details in which it stands.  Below the tablet a time capsule is buried but the dates of when it was placed and when it is to be dug up are not detailed.  Instead, inscribed upon the explanatory tablet read the words: “Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason.”       

As the story goes, in June of 1979 a man who identified himself with the pseudonym ‘R.C. Christian’ approached the Elbert Granite Finishing Company as the representative of a small group of investors who wanted an astronomically aligned structure to be built.  This structure was to be built the following year and the individuals who funded the project were to remain anonymous.  Instead, registry labels the Georgia Guidestones as owned by Elbert County which was purchased on October 1st, 1979.   

1.      “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.”

This first commandment is the most controversial of the commandments engraved on the Georgia Guidestones because it contradicts the world’s current population.  As of current there is roughly 7 billion people inhabiting the planet and for this first commandment to be met a majority of the world’s population must be wiped out. 

2.      “Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.”

The second commandment has always been a natural rule of thumb for every culture.  Wise reproduction has been practiced within kingdoms and royal families for so many generations that it was first discovered within royal blood lines that intermarrying closely related relatives could cause physical complications for the offspring.  To avoid this careful consideration is taken when the elite reproduce.       

3.      “Unite humanity with a living new language.” 

Many refer to English as being the new ‘united’ language of the world because so many countries have adopted it as a second language.  However, there is still much confusion as to what language specifically this commandment might imply. 

4.      “Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.”

Many religions and beliefs around the world have already used this commandment since mankind’s earliest memories as this is generally considered wise thinking. 

5.      “Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.”

This was the idea that the United States was founded upon.  Fair laws and courts were established in order to protect an individual’s civil liberties and to prevent tyranny from corrupting an entire nation.   

6.      “Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.”

Again, this is another controversial commandment but not nearly as controversial as the first one.  Already nations rule internally and the United Nations was established so that country leaders could discuss and maintain fair trade with one another.  However, conspiracies pertaining to the New World Order (NWO) and what may be on the agenda of the world’s leaders have lead many to doubt the intentions of those with power within the United Nations. 

7.      “Avoid petty laws and useless officials.”

This commandment naturally coincides with Libertarian philosophy.  Non-violent crimes such as drug use and prostitution can be considered a petty law because the individual that partakes in such activities does not harm anyone else while doing so.  As for useless officials however, as long as petty laws exist so will useless officials. 

8.      “Balance personal rights with social duties.”

Theoretically this commandment makes sense but when individuals begin to trade their freedoms for security a line has been crossed.  In order to prevent people from giving up their individual liberty social duties should be properly evaluated in comparison to personal rights.  For example, the right for an individual to protect themselves should not be outweighed by an attempt to convince them otherwise due to ‘social duties.’ 

9.      “Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.”

Many religions already teach this philosophy as well as modern day paganism and spiritualism is reshaping the idea of ‘life after death.’  Coincidentally the vast majority of the world’s religions teach this exact philosophy.

10.  “Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.”

This is a statement that sinks deep within each human being.  Pollution, global warming, and industrialization are issues that affect every living soul on the planet.  Great efforts are being made in an attempt to search for sustainable renewable alternative sources of energy, new ways to recycle, and even help mankind live with nature instead of alongside it.  If these attempts fail than humanity may be the cause of its own destruction.  In essence the Georgia Guidestones were erected in order to prevent this.    

Protestors have spoken openly about their opinions related to the Georgia Guidestones.  Many have suggested that it is of a demonic origin with connections to the New World Order and other secret societies.  Others have suggested that it is merely a monument that defines astronomical projections through observation of planetary alignments.  Conspiracy theorists have also even connected the Georgia Guidestones to known eugenicists such as Bill Gates and the Monsanto corporation. 

For whatever reason the Georgia Guidestones were erected one fact remains true.  The Georgia Guidestones serve as a reminder that each human being has a ‘social duty’ on this planet to replace what they have used so that the Earth that is currently being borrowed from the generations to come will be there once they arrive.       


Dismantling the Georgia Guidestones.” By Judi McLeod. Canada Free Press

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