The Georgia Guidestones aren’t any extra. After surviving random incidents of vandalism for a few years, at 4am this morning an explosive gadget was detonated by as-yet unknown people, utterly shattering one of many 4 essential pillars of the trendy megalithic monument. And because of the important quantity of structural harm this prompted, since then officers have now levelled the remainder of the stones as effectively.
Barely a month in the past, I wrote concerning the enduring capability of the Georgia Guidestones to terrify conspiracy theorists, after a Republican Georgia gubernatorial candidate, Kandiss Taylor, made the demolition of the monument – which she claimed was ‘Satanic’ – one in every of her main marketing campaign guarantees.
This place will little question put some give attention to Taylor for presumably instigating the incident. Nonetheless, the record of potential perpetrators could be a protracted one: whereas the Guidestones have been definitely reviled by the burgeoning right-wing/Christian conspiracy crowd, revelations lately that the unique thriller architect (pseudonymously often known as ‘R.C. Christian’) was virtually definitely one Herbert Kersten, a Republican supporter with an alleged historical past of racist remarks, and help for former KKK chief David Duke and the eugenicist views of Nobel Prize-winning physicist William Shockley, may maybe simply as simply have made the monument a goal of left-wing activists.
Personally, the destruction of the Georgia Guidestones saddens me. Whereas the person behind them appears to have held some notably odious views, for essentially the most half the monument itself had a constructive message of residing in concord with nature (Kersten was, surprisingly, additionally an ardent conservationist…he would possibly maybe be seen as an early ‘eco-fascist’) and never screwing issues up the subsequent time round, if humanity survives any future apocalyptic occasion. On the flip-side, the Guidestones did comprise some hints of his extra terrible views – the instruction ‘Information copy correctly, enhancing health and variety’ sits moderately uncomfortably as soon as one is conscious of his alleged eugenicist leanings.
Little doubt too, the truth that the Georgia Guidestones integrated archaeoastronomical ideas and seems to have been impressed by Masonic myths (see my article ‘Past the Apocalypse: The true message of the Georgia Guidestones‘ for a full rationalization) made the Guidestones a captivating creation for me personally. It was in some ways a contemporary murals, impressed by historic ideas and myths.
It was additionally a piece that took expert craftmanship by these commissioned to create, from its development by to the sandblasted engravings upon them – a supply of a lot satisfaction to numerous households within the space who had been concerned in its creation, who will little question be devastated to see this act of vandalism destroying that legacy.
From what I’ve seen on social media although, there’s widespread celebrating concerning the Guidestones’ demolition by braindead conspiracy theorists and Fundamentalist Christians who wrongly imagine the monument to be ‘Satanic’ (there’s some severe irony in the truth that it was apparently created by a racist Republican). Others with extra tempered views would possibly nonetheless see the demolition of the stones as general maybe the perfect factor that would have occurred, in mild of the archaic racist views of the person behind them.
Both means, the Georgia Guidestones are gone.