Georgia Guide Stones
The Georgia Guide stone are four giant granite stones that are all almost 20ft tall placed in a circle with a capstone on top. They were revealed on March 22, 1980 after being sponsored by a man under the name of RC Christian. He represented a small group of foreigners whose goal was to leave a message for future generations. Their messages were so controversial that they were both sworn into secrecy. RC Christian is a false name the man who provided the designs and funding for the controversial Georgia Guide stones monument. Herbert Hinie Kersten was actually his real name, he was a doctor from Fort Dodge, Iowa. Herbert Hinie Kersten showed great support for David Duke who is a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, in a letter he wrote to the South Flordia Sun Sentinel. William Sayles Doan, a creator and Fort Dodge antiquarian, asserts on camera that Kersten was a candid supremacist who voiced plans to make an estimation to authoritatively demonstrate that whites – and specifically Northern Europeans – were the world's unrivaled race.
Backstory and Context
There are ten messages engraved on the Georgia Guide Stones in eight different languages: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. Also the engraved principles are:
- 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 four main granite slabs were aligned with the celestrial poles, while the centre stone was drilled with the an eye-level hole oriented with the North Star and a slit aligned with the with the Sun's solstices and equinoxes. The capstone, having its own slit, was to act as a calendar, revealing the date at noon each day when the sun shone through. (BBC.com)
The Guide Stones have been featured on the Travel Channel episode "Mysteries at the Museum: Monumental Mysteries Special" featuring Don Wildman, the web series Guidstones, Brad Meltzer's Decoded episode "Apocalypse in Georgia", the documentary titled The Georgia Guidestones Movie, and also featured in the "New World Order" episode of the History Channel series America Unearthed.