A long-standing monument in rural Georgia was destroyed in a brazen attack after being heavily criticized by right-wing conspiracy theorists as a Satanic symbol. Under cover of darkness, surveillance cameras show an unmarked car speeding away as half of the Georgia Guidestones monument goes up in smoke & dust.
While it is still unclear who exactly it was that carried out the bombing, right-wing pundits & politicians alike are praising the demolition as a righteous win for Christians.
What are the Georgia Guidestones exactly? Are they truly satanic? Let’s take a closer look at what really happened and what law enforcement intends to do.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Guidestones monument near Elberton was damaged last Wednesday by an explosive device at 4:30 a.m. by “unknown individuals.”
Elberton Granite Association Executive Vice President Chris Kubas told local news outlets that the monument was significantly damaged, with one of the floor panels completely demolished. Pictures & drone footage show one of the four stone panels in rubble on the ground with a car speeding away through the dust.
When it comes to answering the question of what the Georgia Guidestones really are, several things are certain. They are considered by many to be America’s version of Stonehenge, with several messages chiseled into the stone bearing slightly nonsensical commands. The enigmatic roadside attraction was built in 1980 from local granite by an unknown group yet credited to someone by the name of R.C. Christian.
The 6-meter-high panels bear a 10-part message in eight different languages including English, Hebrew, Hindi, Swahili, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic. Four ancient languages also appear — Ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Babylonian, and Old Egyptian with guidance for living in an “age of reason.”
While academic historians and the political left believe the messages to be largely open to interpretation, the political right, as well as conspiracy theorists, firmly believe the stones threaten the safety of not only Christians but humanity itself. In fact, they believe the stones to be the work of Satan himself with supporters of the stones labeled as followers.
This is largely due to the fact that one of the messages chiseled into the guide stones declares that the world’s population must be reduced to less than 500 million in order to maintain order. Elsewhere in the engravings, other scriptures call to “guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.”
Historians are still unclear as to what the majority of these messages signify. However, they believe that the messages have posed no substantial cultural threat.
“God is God all by Himself. He can do ANYTHING He wants to do. That includes striking down Satanic Guidestones,” Taylor said in a tweet on Wednesday morning, just a few hours following the explosion.
Nearly two weeks earlier, she had also tweeted about the Guidestones on May 2nd leading up to the Republican gubernatorial primaries. “I am the ONLY candidate bold enough to stand up to the Luciferian Cabal. Elect me Governor of Georgia, and I will bring the Satanic Regime to its knees— and DEMOLISH the Georgia Guidestones.”
The response from the right may not mirror Taylor’s exact comments, however, they’re close in agreement across the board. Across all social media platforms, right-wing opinions on the Guidestones are decidedly unanimous in their position that the Guidestones cause more problems than they solve as a monument.
“We need that evil edifice there as a confession letter led by a consortium of eugenicists.” Texas-based conspiracy theorist Alex Jones recently said on his radio show. It was a clear show of praise towards the bombing of the monument, scaling it down to an abomination “on an animal level”. However, Jones said the destruction was ultimately not enough.
While it remains uncertain what will become of the rubble making up the remains of the Guidestones, both law enforcement and the political left believe more investigation is necessary to figure out how to move forward. For now, it is being treated as an active crime scene.
However, it seems unlikely that a culprit will be found and held fully responsible with so little surveillance footage available and a fully disguised vehicle taking full advantage of the darkness surrounding them. Beyond that, justice also seems unlikely with the right-wing heavily in support of the monument’s destruction. Only time will tell.
Do you believe the Guidestones were and still are a satanic symbol? What do you think will become of the remains? Do you believe justice will be served? Let us know in the comments!