Friday, 26 June 2009

The Georgia Guide Stones

I came across the Georgia Guide Stones today. It all looks very interesting until you realise that the builders believe that the world population should be held at half a billion people and there are currently over 6 billion.

There are those that say well that would be a good thing. My answer is would you be responsible for killing 5.5 billion people?

Anyhow these are the 'Guides' on the stones (written in 8 different languages).

* 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.

I rather like the one that says, Avoid petty laws and useless officials. Balance personal rights with social duties. Two sentiments we need right now.

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