When the Doors came out with that most thought provoking lyric “Riders On A Storm” you would have thought that by now the world would be in a much calmer realm of reality. But, now as I ponder those whispering words of remembrance of my distant past they have morphed into the harsh realities of today where we really are like riders on a storm. No longer are the days filled with those wondrous moments of those care free summer days. Only a regrettable sense that in all those yesteryears the tranquility of that time hasn’t reemerged in the world of today.
For over 3,000 years there have been prophesies, premonitions, and forecasts of events to come. A destiny predetermined or fate continues to rewrite the script of history itself. The promise of a brighter future always resonated the out look of my youth. Through the passing of time that brighter future is now shrouded over by storm clouds of uncertainty and anxiety. The realization that the promise was broken some time ago by events I had no real control over only confounds my bewilderment as to why my country has allowed me and millions like me to become so destitute. It’s like all the hopes, dreams, and aspirations we all sought have vanished right before our eyes. The world that I once knew is no more.
When a promise is broken all that is left are questions of how it could have happened. Hindsight is ill served when one is left with sorrow, disbelief and despair. Through it all, humanity has always had an innate gift given by our creator. The ever present will to survive, has enable us to rise from the ashes of deceit, deception, and destruction. There are those who have prophesied the events that have shaped our world and others who still believe time is running out for mankind. One can not help question the legitimacy of Apocalyptic events forthcoming. There again, all one has to look for in today’s realities the events of which through-out this first part of the 21st century have all pushed mankind to the very edge of self destruction.
I remember reading “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens when I was young. So fascinated with that story it has always been a part of my core values. It is as though our society and our government today have become synonymous with the attitudes of Scrooge himself before he was visited by those three spirits. Point being that the Republican party in particular, with all that rhetoric about cutting much need services that have and are maintaining the public’s health and safety is very typical of “good old Ebonezer Scrooge.” The blatant refusal to acknowledge the fact that policies have always favored the wealthiest few while the majority of Americans continue to wallow in desperation is just another example of how callous our elected officials have become today.
While the United States continues on this path of indignation toward the masses in favor of consorting with the wealthiest the rest of the world is being held hostage by insurgents carrying out their hideous plans. It’s as though mankind has long forgot the lesson that was imbedded in the “Christmas Carol” where the benevolence of man is the business of mankind. As events unfold through-out the world are constant reminders of how far mankind has to go to eradicate the injustices that continue to plague us all.
In the state of Georgia a monument was constructed just as recently as 30 years ago. The Georgia Guidestones are a constant reminder of just how far humanity has gone to in causing such devastation and destruction through-out history. The catastrophic imbalance of man and nature caused by man himself continues to manifest into more unheard of atrocities accelerating more devastation on this planet. Some surmise that the Georgia Guidstones offer humanities only salvation while others have concluded a more sinister plot for world domination.
A wake up call for all of man? Or just some fanciful attempt by some eccentric to leave a lasting legacy? Or is the message inscribed offer hope and fulfills that promise of a better future? The message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles which is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones is in eight different languages. One language on each face of the four large upright stones. Moving clockwise around the structure from due north, these languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. The eight most commonly used languages with the same message.
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.
Like the Ten Commandments that Moses brought down thousands of years ago where mankind was given set principles and rules of self guidance. But, over the course of history humanity sought not to obey but to a certain extent to ignore the laws that our Creator bestowed unto man. Had mankind kept his word and actually followed the Ten Commandments just maybe my world today a brighter future would be a reality now. As it stands now these articles of guidance for humanity outlined above only are a continuation of the laws given to mankind those many thousands of years ago.
When Robert C. Christian [a presumed alias ] had this monument erected the world’s population was under 4.5 billion people. Projected worlds population will reach 10 billion before 2050 baring any unforeseeable disaster that could occur. The most controversial statement inscribed is the first one to keep population growth proportional to the balance of nature. Most likely the logical conclusion about this first statement has to do with mans industrialization of food to keep pace with increasing populations. What we all have seen within the past 20 years where more and more food is processed not from the natural process but by mans innovations to create faster more abundant food sources through artificial means. When this occurs man is no longer in tune with nature but more in tune to himself. This leaves mankind unsympathetic to the ever increasing needs to maintain the true balance of nature. In order to maintain that certain level of stability through-out the world man must realize that only a complete reversal of the direction of humanity will stave off the Grim Reaper of self destruction. This may have been the purpose of the Georgia Guidestones.
I keep going back to Moses and the original 10 Commandments had man continued to be faithful to all of these laws there would be peace, harmony, benevolence, and a genuine fellowship between man and nature. That brighter future that we all dream of would be a reality for every living being.