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STONE AGE: What do the Georgia Guidestones know that we don't know about 2014?

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The Georgia Guidestones, in Elbert County, Ga., recently had a "2014" addition. The reason for the new stone remains unknown.
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OKLAHOMA CITY -- “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.” – Yoko Ono

Located in Elbert County, Georgia, in the middle of a contemplative field sits what has become known as “America’s Stonehenge,” a mysterious, massive and astronomically-aligned granite structure with instructions for the remaining population of the earth, should something cataclysmic occur.

At least that’s one of the theories.

Completed in March 1980, the Georgia Guidestones have been a true American mystery that ranks up there with the Toynbee Tiles and the underwater pyramids of Wisconsin, but while those could be passed off as the ramblings of an eccentric madman or the architecture of a dying culture, respectively, the Guidestones have, throughout the decades, taken an increasingly sinister turn into representing both.

All that is known about the stones, measuring almost 20 feet in height, is that someone using the pseudonym “R. C. Christian” hired the Elberton Granite Finishing Company to build the structure. After that ... who knows. While various additions have been added to the stones, the main feature and purpose of them is the following message, translated in various languages including English, Spanish and Hebrew.

The message 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.”

While, a first glance, they are obviously a set of instructions for future generations, the mystery behind just exactly who and why just got a little more mysterious: in 2009, a notch was carved in the top corner of the English side of the stone—two days ago, that notch was filled-in with a brick that read “2014.”

Just in time for today’s Autumnal Equinox, natch.

Interpretations of this are varying wildly, but the most common is that this is a New World Order or Illuminati warning or, if you’re more inclined, a threat. The Guidestones are repeatedly vandalized with people who strongly disagree with its message. Theorists in that realm have long believed that this isn’t some simple peace-and-love ten commandments for a Utopia, but a handbook for creating a cold, sterile future filled with Neo-Eugenics enthusiasts hell-bent on creating the perfect population controlled by a one-world government. 

And as crazy as that sounds, it was only a few days ago that Democratic party strategist Bob Beckel announced that he is aware of an October “surprise” concerning national security, a scary veiled warning that just happens to coincide with this country’s latest foray into boogeymandom, the always looming (and mostly comical) threat of ISIS invading us, Red Dawn-style.

Coupling the wars and rumors of wars with the ever-growing threat of the ever-spreading Ebola virus overseas and the mysterious respiratory infections here at home that are sending more and more children to the hospital everyday, one does have to wonder, however, if these Guidestones know something about 2014 that we don’t.

Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason.” – The Georgia Guidestones

EDITOR's NOTE: To learn more about the Georgia Guidestones, read this Discover Magazine article from one year ago by reporter Jill Neimark. And earlier this month, President Obama was in England and made a special visit to Stonehenge. Twilight Language's Loren Coleman noted Obama's visit here.

UPDATE: (8:44 a.m. Sept. 23, 2014) - Interestingly, the Athens Banner-Herald newspaper in Georgia reported earlier this month that on Sept. 3 (a few days before Obama's "surprise visit" to Stonehenge in England) that vandals had once again struck the Georgia Guidestones and scrawled symbols and strange messages, including "I banish all darkness" and "I Am Isis, goddess of love." Alarmed by the reference to Isis - a name also given to a terrorist group known by the acronym ISIS, which we are now at war with - photos of the Isis-related vandalism were provided to the FBI. 

UPDATE 2: (8:57 a.m. Sept. 23, 2014) - With world leaders meeting at the United Nations today (note our story about Marshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner speaking at the UN today) and U.S. airstrikes within Syria against ISIS targets, starting today, we can't help but think of the Meditation Room at the United Nations, a room that was, in part, created in 1957 by UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold. He called the altar in this "room of quiet" as being "dedicated to the God whom man worships under many names and in many forms." As I write this, President Obama is talking about U.S. strikes against ISIS in Syria, right before he heads to the UN General Assembly, synchronistically enough.

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