“Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.” It screams out from the top of each of the eight faces of the Georgia Guidestones, begging to be interpreted by those who gaze upon them. Some believe that the Guidestones and their builders represent a philosophy of eugenics, or worse, genocide. With a population of 6 billion, how can humanity hope to reduce its numbers down to the 500,000,000 that R.C. Christian describes? Is this first precept written for the survivors of an accidental catastrophe or an intentional one?
Other guidelines mention guiding reproduction wisely and not being a cancer on the earth. Did R.C. Christian believe that humanity’s population would be culled back by natural forces, or that it should be culled back by artificial means? Learn more in The Georgia Guidestones: America’s Most Mysterious Monument, coming Summer 2011.