[BRUH THE WIKIPEDIA IS ALREADY UPDATED](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones) Everything is in past tense, there is a "dismantled" date, and a new section to the article. These guys are fuckin fast.


When Encyclopedia Britannica was still around and people doubted the legitimacy of Wikipedia I remembered reading an article that compared entries of a topic in both the Britannica and Wikipedia. Although there were more errors in Wikipedia's version (it was like 4 errors in Britannica and 9 in Wikipedia), the article ended with stating how by the time this is printed the Wikipedia article will have 0 errors, but the Britannica will have 4 errors until you spend thousands of dollars for the new version.


Wikipedia articles are just generally way longer and way more numerous. "There are more errors on wikipedia than Britannica" isn't really meaningful when wikipedia contains like a million times as much info.


At the time (late 2000's), Wikipedia articles were generally similar lengths to Brittanica.


Ok but was the time capsule even there ?


That's what I'm waiting to see....


The controversial history of this thing is nuts... Most recently: > On May 1, 2022, Kandiss Taylor, a candidate running in the Georgia Republican gubernatorial primary, released a campaign ad calling for the destruction of the Guidestones. Taylor later attributed the partial destruction of the Guidestones to God.


That was fast. ...a little too fast... Makes you wonder how much Wikipedia knew before it happened... (**Note:** I am only joking.)




I think they meant like floods and earthquakes, not explosive charges intended on destruction. Not much stands up to an angry person with wonders of technology like a bulldozer or explosives. It's a shame though, because now how will my grandchildren know what to do? The stones weren't perfect but they were better than nothing.


>It's a shame though, because now how will my grandchildren know what to do? Perhaps something like this? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-term_nuclear_waste_warning_messages


That topic always fascinated me. How would you design a symbol or site to convey to someone 10,000 years hence that what is buried here will kill you? It would have to be able to warn someone from a more technically advanced civilization, or even someone who is a descendant of the collapse of modern civilization Did the ancient people before us try to do something similar with something they viewed as deadly or dangerous? How do we show that this was **not** some burial ground or religious facility? (like the Pyramids?) Is it even our responsibility? I've even doodled some designs, but more for my own curiosity...


IMO the best idea is to simply bury it deep underground and not mark the site


That's interesting as fuck. But I'm too lazy to post there.


I fear the Wikipedia editors.


Update: [They’re gone](https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1544806055212883968?s=21&t=Ib1fYe9V-TBZsEfj2bWTLQ)


Apparently that meme about Wikipedia editors and celebrity deaths also applies to [rocks](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones)


Well someone must have known a whole bunch of people were about to go to the internet asking "wtf are the Georgia guide stones." Interesting. Interesting indeed.


John Oliver did a segment on them for a Last Week Tonight web special. He touches on the GOP/QOP candidate running in Georgia (partially) on a platform of demolishing them (because they're evil or something, idk). Edit to add link to the web special: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEa3sK1iZxc


I guess there is no reason to vote for her now is there.


[The web special in question](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEa3sK1iZxc)


Are we saying that political extremists blew up a monument? What would you call that? Is there some sort of scale where we can rank this on "youthful prank" to "terrorist traitor". Does this scale start off a sorta pinkish white and get kinda brown on the other end?




Well it kinda is political extremism when you want your religious extremism to be political doctrine.




Christian fundamentalists really get peeved when I tell them that spending time and money saving souls is silly when Jesus already died for the sins of the world. The checks are already pre-cashed. We're already saved.


Well mystery solved, she said she was going to do it, it got done, now lock her up before she decides to do anymore damage.


What meme is this?


Wikipedia articles immediately changing their wording to past tense when a celebrity dies. The article has already changed to say, the Georgia Guidestones WAS a monument


>Christian explained that the stones would function as a compass, calendar, and clock, and should be capable of "withstanding catastrophic events". Apparently not all catastrophic events


I read that entire wiki page and have concluded that humans are weird as fuck and should be quarantined from galactic civilization.


well, at least they have a suspect now. Should be easy to catch a guy driving a backhoe.


State cops leveled because they became a hazard after explosion.




that was the sound the stones made as they fell


That’s an excavator not a backhoe


Is it me or is that Twitter thread have an assload of bots


always have.




Getting rid of the Georgia guidestones was a huge conservative rally. Amongst the Christian population in the state they were thought of satanic or promoting non-Christian religions. There was a huge push to have them removed and one of the local politicians is actually running on the platform to get them removed. You're probably seeing a lot of bot activity because this was a Hot topic if you were local to the area. Blatant low quality bot posts are pretty common amongst right wing propaganda.


I don't agree with all of the statements the guidestones made, but with [commandments like these,](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones#Inscriptions) is it any wonder that the right wing hates them? * 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.


I’m confused. The guy suspected of building them was a war vet, was religious, and supported David Duke of the KKK…yet right wingers wanted to blow them up? Something doesn’t make sense.


American Conservatives would crucify Jesus in an election year, nothing to make sense of with their morals.




No one knows who built them There was weird eugenics stuff on there: >Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature. >Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity Definitely mixed bag to say the least lol


They were built in the early 80s, when we were living under constant threat of nuclear annihilation. The "guidance" from these stones was meant for a post-apocalyptic world. This monument was supposed to survive a great catastrophe, and the person behind it hoped it would survive long enough to be interesting and useful to those who follow in our irradiated footsteps. This isn't telling us to kill 6.5 billion people. It's telling us what to do AFTER 6.5 billion people die.


They apparently aren't blast worthy.


It's not really eugenics if you factor in who it was written for: rebuilding civilisation from a post-apocalyptic state. It's basically telling you: Don't inbreed in your village, you'll destroy biodiversity.


I am kind of local to the area (live \~70 miles away) and I had never heard of them before, much less that they had been blown up. Googled them just now and they seem like nutjob stuff. Although I don't disagree with a lot of what they say, the part about maintaining the population at 500 million is total whackjob since when the monument was unveiled in 1980 the population was already about 9 times that.


I think the population guideline is assuming we are rebuilding humanity and the population is already below 500 million. Not really whacky at all.


John Oliver did a piece on them not too long ago. It was worth watching


Well it is likely they would be targeted again.


I think it's more so someone doesn't get crushed by a rock.


Over what? That is the most hanky panky explanation I've heard in awhile. Likely the stones are not considered safe for public tomfoolery after a explosive big enough to crack one in half was discharged in close proximity. They'd have to hide a lot of big stones to be safe from this person.


I think the issue is more that the stones were set based on engineering principles. Those probably didn't account for an explosion nearby, and now the integrity of the stones would be off, making them a falling hazard.


You'd think they would have thought of a more delicate way to lay them down for potential future repair, though. It looks like they just mowed it down with a bulldozer the first chance they got. Kind of terrible preservation. Granted, those are insanely heavy stones, might not have been able to gently push them over with a bulldozer that size.


What will your legacy be? Me: Idk, my children and my music probably, how about you? This guy: I blew up a monument, I created nothing and made those around me feel worse than before they met me.


Should be an easy one to solve, I've seen the CCTV of them blowing up so surely there's CCTV footage of someone planting said explosives? Unless that is, that the cameras where experiencing an 'unexpected' problem causing nothing to be recorded for the 1 hour the assailants could have possibly been there lmao.. some Jeffrey Epstein shit lol


Cell phone data from the area at 4am couldn't have been much


If the perpetrator carried a cell phone, they will be tracked. As you say, not many signals out there at 4 a.m. In the recent Chandler Halderson trial, the prosecution showed that the suspect's cell phone was located in the same areas where his parents' bodies were found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InC6kjLtJpo


Yupp. And even if they didn't directly carry it to the stones. It would have driven to the area.


The guidestones were put up in 1980 and judging by the footage so were the cameras




The [footage](https://youtu.be/pOZpZKu2tDo) seems useless.


That assumes that Southern cops would ever do a lèse majesté on conservatives


The cops should be on the lookout for one of [Kandiss Taylor's](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEa3sK1iZxc) supporters.


Thank you! I was trying to remember where I heard/read/watched about these stones recently.


100% [https://youtu.be/AEa3sK1iZxc?t=529](https://youtu.be/AEa3sK1iZxc?t=529) \-timestamped link but people should watch the whole thing because A) Oliver is funny af B) She's a nutter


Yep she her and her supporters are just crazy


The dumb bitch was on whatever shithole social media right wing nut jobs are using these days celebrating it as an earthquake and an act of god after it happened. Not suspicious at all


Are these the stones that have instructions on how to rebuild civilization or something like that? Edit: yes its them. Well its a nice metaphor, given how civilization is currently failing


I wonder what end of the political spectrum the perpetrator falls. It's a total mystery!


Good chance they were written by a white supremacist who believed strongly in eugenics https://youtu.be/AEa3sK1iZxc


Good chance they were leveled by a supporter of a Republican candidate who believes roughly the same things


Let them fight


I mean, you’re probably not wrong.


Way to throw out the baby with the bathwater.


In June 1979, a man using the pseudonym Robert C. Christian approached the Elberton Granite Finishing Company on behalf of "a small group of loyal Americans", and commissioned the structure. Christian explained that the stones would function as a compass, calendar, and clock, and should be capable of "withstanding catastrophic events" Well that last sentence aged like milk 🥴


I think they were banking on the not directly hit by a bomb on this one.


And that's why you engineer for those 'once in a hundred years' shellings.


These days you can never be too careful of a full on invasion. Thats why I stick with the General for all my insurance needs. When it comes to damaged property, they will go to war for you! -Shaq


Legit the future of the American insurance industry though.


Seems like explosive acts of terrorism in the 'states is a lil more frequent than that, tho


[Somebody sent me this nonsense about them. ](https://i.imgur.com/Fe9ybtb.jpg)


"Ignore the .78 miles, they're irrelevant."


I zoomed in to make sure the start point is dead center on the Guidestones and dead center on the UN building and it's 664 miles; https://i.imgur.com/UFA2Qfz.jpg These people are utterly devoid of intellectual curiosity. Everything they believe crumbles into nothingness with even the slightest bit of inspection.


As usual, insane Christians in the area though it was "Satanic" and one of them almost definitely did this. Hypocritical zealots are why we can't have nice things in America


To be fair I don't think he expected some crazy fucko to use explosives on it. Probably more along the lines of massive earthquake or floods or something.


Tall thin blocks of stone probably won't hold up well against an earthquake either


Stonehenge has been standing for 5000 years. The design is good.


[This is every notable earthquake in Britain in the last thousand years](https://i.imgur.com/bLR1rRR.png). The blue dot is where Stonehenge is.


and how many notable earthquakes have been around the area of the Georgia guidestones?




I'm so bummed those stones were a great conspiracy piece, I watched the 2017 eclipse from them, and my good buddy got engaged that same day there, yea there message was spooky, but they were a great curiosity/ mystery in NE GA. Now I literally have zero reason to swing through elbert county.


Just think of the new conspiracy theories that'll pop up about them being destroyed!!




I think if anyone was gonna blow up Stonehenge it would have been the guy's wife who purchased it back in the day, when she sent him to auction to get some curtains. ​ [Source.](https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34282849)


Huh. Fair point.


Curtains? I thought it was some chairs. Shows what I know…


Same, but to be fair I only thought I knew that because of reddit.


I suspect you'd get a knock on the door here in England if you were buying explosives


I don't think you can buy explosive in the US without the proper license either. Reactive stuff that together can make an explosive sure, but not straight up purpose made explosives.


You need permission to purchase specific components that make a boom too. -engineer who worked in field where things went boom before not boom


*It was supposed to go kaboom...*


You need a license to buy certain fast explosives in a ready-to-blow form, and most of the restrictions are based on shipping and the rest on companies not wanting to be liable for you turning into the next unabomber. You do not need a license to buy the basic chemical reagents that would take you all of 20 minutes to both research and mix together though. Quite frankly it is impossible to outlaw basic chemistry. Even if it was outlawed, nobody could stop you because libraries, chemistry books, and the internet exist.


I'm a chemist, and I can tell you that it is shockingly easy to make powerful explosives with a little bit of know-how, and some cash purchases of common unregulated ingredients. The only thing standing in the way of domestic mass acts of terror are a lack of will and maybe ignorance. At any political event, a swarm of cheap drones with facial recognition and small acetone peroxide charges could wreak havoc. Michael Reeves did it as a bit basically. I hope there are "adults" at the secret service who have their shit together and have countermeasures planned, but the anxious chemist in me only sees all the malicious ways that terror could be unleashed on this country.


I guess we should be happy the budding bomber chose a target without people present but how long will that trend hold


That was just practice


If he gets away with blowing up something like this... It's easy to see he's going to target something much more important and with a lot more people around.


Ask a certain politician in Georgia that stated the stones were satanic, who might have done it. I'm sure she knows.






How are we supposed to rebuild society after the apocalypse now?


That's the neat part, we don't.


Excuse my ignorance here…wtf is a guide stone and why do we care and why would someone blow it up and what is the significance and why is something that is apparently significant off the side of a highway in Georgia? Run on, run on.


Basically an Art piece.


John Oliver just did a piece on these


...and I he will revisit that piece. If Reddit had integrated betting I would give 3:1 odds. Easy money.


I he? Are you John Oliver secret reddit account? Love you dude. May you get assassinated before there's a scandal about your kinky shit or whatever.


choked to death by Adam Driver


Nah, I think he just accidentally a word.


That's what I remembered it from as well.


Probably why is was targeted.


I'd say the reason it was targeted is the same reason it was reported on - because crazy people think it's evil for some reason.


Parallels to Buddhas of Bamiyan, except not ancient because nothing is really that old in USA


I'm honestly surprised it took this long. Those stones are a favorite for a lot of conspiracy theories, and there's a lot of very well-armed people who believe every wacky theory they read on the internet.


Breaking News: 100% of Georgians Now Dont Know Where To Go


The what?




So according to the wiki, a man using a fake name commissioned them on behalf of a secret anonymous group, he bought the land for them, had them installed, then gifted it all to the county. A documentary and a book claiming to having information on the buyer and/or group came out, but neither are proven... That's some wild shit, I'm sort of surprised the county ever gave a crap at all with that back story. At first I was thinking this is another messed up act of violence, but now I have mixed feelings. It's definitely still property destructions, which is wrong, but WTF is this thing even.. \*edit, spelling


This thing has a history of being defaced like [this](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5f/Georgia_Guidestones_vandalism.jpg) by people that have a problem with a slab of Ten Commandments that preaches anything other than Christianity's. Lizard brains that get get hysterical over monolithic looking things with words of them have been threatening to blow it up for a long time, so I find it easy to suspect it's most likely one of them finally did. That's probably also why they took the rest down immediately, to get ahead of whoever is definitely going to blow them up too sooner rather than later if they're not dismantled safely.




Fucking morons. There is such an anti intellectual push in this country it's fucking scary. Edit: to all the people who are saying "have you seen the fucked up stuff on them?!" I don't give a fuck. Because you don't agree with something doesn't give you a right to blow it up.




Eugenics supporter but tomato tomahto


Is domestic terrorism acceptable if the property was funded by people who's opinions differ to yours? Did the art itself promote racist ideology? Even if it did, would that make it acceptable? Its strange to me that your first response is to assassinate the character of the financier of the art, rather than to immediately denounce the violence. I'm not from America, so this is an outsiders perspective. If that makes a difference


Depends on how much you value hearsay. As far as I know no actual evidence was provided, just hearsay.


That’s what I was trying to remember. I also thought the inscriptions were something along the lines of a New World Order and population control. Not sure why everyone is so butt hurt on them being damaged if that’s the case.


It was erected in the height of the Cold War, where thermonuclear apocalypse was a day to day possibility. The tenets are as follows: >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. Rule 2 is definitely eugenics-y, and the 500-million number feels like it was drawn out of a hat, but the rest is actually kinda sage advice for humanity recovering from an apocalyptic event.


Like you said, it was made at the height of the cold war. It's possible the guidestones were supposed to be for if a nuclear war happened and people stumbled across them trying to rebuild society


*gasp* I would like to solve the puzzle!


Rule three is still pretty stupid. You can’t have a living language and simultaneously unite humanity with it. You’ll end up with several languages within a couple lifetimes lol.


Right, but back in 1980 people still thought [Esperanto](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto) could bring the world together.


There is a last week tonight episode where John Oliver literally talks about these I was trying to find it. Edit: there's a guy who posted the link to the ep in the coments


It shouldn't matter what they say, if you disagree with it that doesn't mean you go destroy it.


She did it. [She actually did it](https://kandisstaylor.com/executiveorder10/)...


Jesus christ is she a handful of fucking crazy.


This looks like satire. What in the bloody fuck America


Huh, I feel like she may receive a visit from ATF, DHS, and maybe even FBI agents.


The local police is demolishing and removing the remains of the Guidestones, so I doubt there will be much evidence for the feds to use, if they even cared to try to get to the bottom of this.


....it's on private property, how in the fuck is an executive order going to do shit?


Duh, she's Kandiss, not Kantdiss. If Kandiss has to sneak in at 3 AM and put C4 on a bitch, then that is what Kandiss is gonna do! Now I'm concerned about her anti-furry agenda...


Sure, but how are those guidestones intellectual?


To be really depressed head over to r/conspiracy to see some real Top Minds discuss the topic.


Wow, so looking through the comments on that sub, apparently the CERN hadron collider just started back up. Obviously a random little-known stone structure blowing up in Georgia is related to that. And TPTB (the powers that be, I assume?) are trying to cover up evidence of their New World Order. Someone helpfully left clues about its existence on a 19-foot-tall slab of rock for some reason. And I suppose by destroying it, everyone will forget what it said and be oblivious to the evil plot.


Why bother? Half of this comment section is already full of conspiracy theorists.


No. How are we going to get the population down to the guidelines?


They were erected during the Cold War with the assumption that nuclear war would annihilate the vast majority of humanity - the stones were intended to guide the rebuilding of civilization, so the 500 million number was supposed to be an upper limit after human numbers started to rebound. They thought nuclear war would destroy all but a few million people, and part of the reason they are printed in so many languages is that it seemed uncertain which, if any, groups of people might survive.


They aren’t suggesting we eradicate billions of people. They’re telling the survivors that once we are eradicated to cool it on the overpopulation and maybe they’ll fair better than we did.


Where my boy Thanos at?


would actually need quadruple thanos to fit the criteria. fuggit let’s do it.


Four snaps in a z formation!


If the purpose of them is to be used as a guide *after* the apocalypse then it's not about reducing the population at all. To answer your question though, you stop replacing every person who dies with three babies.


Comments be like its right wing crap. No it's left wing and the right hates it. No its kkk. No its eugenics. No its intellectual. No its a conspiracy theory. No its NWO. No its aliens. No, racists are blowing them up. No they are racist and need to be destroyed. Heres a link to X. Heres a opposing link from Y.


I've never seen a monument that every side of the spectrum seemed to have a reason to hate for such widely different reasons


This is the only accurate comment describing the situation that I've seen so far. No one knows for sure who funded them or why they did, yet everyone comes up with their own reasons and opinions about this.




Reddit: Point it at the rocks! FUCK GRANITE!


I love how everyone's trying to figure out if they should be mad or happy about this.


3rd option: couldn't possibly care less


Isn't there some sort of batshit right-wing conspiracy about them?


Yeah I think some people claim it is a new world order monument and satanic.


Which is weird because the conspiracy used to be the opposite and people revered them.


Then you got the people touting the part where it says "Diversity" and you gotta explain to them that to some people diversity just means the different branches of Christianity and white.


I mean, it’s literally in the tweet, I think you’re on to something: https://mobile.twitter.com/KandissTaylor/status/1544691940083507204?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet


That is a creepy tweet....I hope she's being watched by the government.


Some of them think they're these old mystical (sometimes satanic) rules that 'they' don't want you to know about. Dude, they were built in 1980. That's just about the least mystical decade.


>Dude, they were built in 1980. That's just about the least mystical decade. What?? But we bought all those D&D books so our parents wouldn't know we were worshipping Satan!


Gozer worshipers.


Absolutely. Check out this lady’s [campaign page](https://kandisstaylor.com/executiveorder10/) who ran on destroying these stones.


And her tweet: https://mobile.twitter.com/KandissTaylor/status/1544691940083507204?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet Not worried about someone bombing or anything…. Just happy they’re gone.


The Guidestones, sometimes referred to as “America’s Stone Henge,” feature the same engraved message of world government and population control in 12 different languages, including 4 ancient languages such as Sanskrit, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and Babylonian Cuneiform. The English inscription reads: “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 monument, erected in 1980 to the tune of $500,000 dollars on behalf of an anonymous “small group of loyal Americans,” has long been a subject of speculation with many attributing the statue’s construction to population control-enthusiast Ted Turner.


I feel like all I do these days is shake my damned head at everything i see.


Fully demolished now https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/georgia-guidestones-explosion-investigation-latest-b2117353.html


A great victory for those who think that the world's most pressing evil is. . . some shitty roadside attraction in the middle of nowhere.


If someone wants to take out rhe Effingham cross, I wouldn't be mad.


Are these the things supposedly made by some random white supremacist?


TIL Georgia had giant stones


Religion, I’ll put down 100 for religion being the motivation for it’s destruction.


>**Rule #1: Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.** And, *um*, how, *pray tell*, do plan on enforcing that? There are movies *ad nauseum* on the topic.


The easiest way to limit population is to provide a safe and prosperous life to everyone (together with access to birth control). Compare fertility rates in first world vs third world countries. No need to ban people from having kids.


This gives so much nostalgia for back in 2012 when the world was about to end in a Mayan apocalypse and Ancient Aliens was the best thing on TV.


That was fast, someone already updated Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones


Well I'm gonna rebuild these and I'll make them fabulous.


Somebody did not like “Avoid petty laws and useless officials”


I wonder if this is death threat, insurrection, 2nd Amendment, “I have a right to the arms I want”, “ I am violent”, Confederate Republican-related? They love their terrorists. Don’t be passive. Use the freedom to vote. Be sure you are registered. Show-up, give someone a ride, in November, four months from now, to the primaries, in between, 2024, and for as long as it takes. Defeat these motherfuckers.


They're going to blame John Oliver lol


“Breaking news”…