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Thu Jul 7, 2022, 02:22 AM

Georgia Guidestones monument, called satanic by some, torn down after bombing

Source: PBS

ATLANTA (AP) — A rural Georgia monument that some conservative Christians criticized as satanic and others dubbed “America’s Stonehenge” was demolished Wednesday after a predawn bombing turned one of its four granite panels into rubble.

The Georgia Guidestones monument near Elberton was damaged by an explosive device, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said, and later knocked down “for safety reasons,” leaving a pile of rubble in a picture that investigators published.

Surveillance footage showed a sharp explosion blowing one panel to rubble just after 4 a.m. Investigators also released video of a silver sedan leaving the monument.

After prior vandalism, video cameras connected to the county’s emergency dispatch center were stationed at the site, said Elbert Granite Association Executive Vice President Chris Kubas.

Read more: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/georgia-slabs-called-satanic-by-some-torn-down-after-bombing



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Reply Georgia Guidestones monument, called satanic by some, torn down after bombing (Original post)
Polybius Jul 7 OP
msongs Jul 7 #1
Laha Jul 7 #18
The Grand Illuminist Jul 7 #34
Lunabell Jul 7 #2
slightlv Jul 7 #3
toesonthenose Jul 7 #9
slightlv Jul 7 #28
toesonthenose Jul 7 #32
mitch96 Jul 7 #17
regnaD kciN Jul 7 #4
2naSalit Jul 7 #26
slightlv Jul 7 #29
Rhiannon12866 Jul 7 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 7 #6
Rhiannon12866 Jul 7 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 7 #11
oldsoftie Jul 7 #8
Maeve Jul 7 #12
Rhiannon12866 Jul 7 #14
ashredux Jul 7 #10
IronLionZion Jul 7 #22
SouthernDem4ever Jul 7 #13
sop Jul 7 #15
Farmer-Rick Jul 7 #16
XanaDUer2 Jul 7 #37
Ponietz Jul 7 #19
JustABozoOnThisBus Jul 7 #20
2naSalit Jul 7 #27
dbonds Jul 7 #21
AverageOldGuy Jul 7 #23
sinkingfeeling Jul 7 #24
AnrothElf Jul 7 #25
paulkienitz Jul 7 #30
KS Toronado Jul 7 #31
Slammer Jul 7 #36
ShazzieB Jul 7 #38
The Grand Illuminist Jul 7 #33
The Mouth Jul 7 #35

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 02:38 AM

1. terrorists win again nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 08:36 AM

18. The irony here is those stones are anything but Satanic

Guidelines for futures generations, sure. But with very creepy references to some sort of disaster that echoes the words of certain white nationalists. If it was a Christian terrorist and they just blew up their own shit the question would be, did they do it because they were confused and thought it was a pagan monument? Or did they do it to try to make it look like the left are terrorists?

Or, of course there are the remaining possibilities that it was an idiot on the left that just made things worse for everyone. Or even possibly a random act of vandalism.

Either way, nobody wins here.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 01:29 PM

34. And they will keep winning

Unless something is done about it to absolute permanency.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 03:42 AM

2. The American taliban.

It's really scary out there.

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Response to Lunabell (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 04:53 AM

3. I'm with you...

Was just thinking of the Buddhas that were blown up over in the Middle East. Lord knows we can't have anything that speaks to the Age of Reason. I'm so tired of their Holier than Thou bull crap. I'd like to hit them over the head with it 'til they can't see straight. Just everyone avoid Georgia like the plague; obviously they don't want your tourist dollars. They're doing just fine on their own. There's plenty of things to see and lovely people to visit in Blue States. And I'd bet your money will be more than welcome there, too.

This just makes me sick. I saw a story on the Guidestones on the History Channel one time, and had hoped to see them someday. These Christianists make me so glad I walked, then ran, from that religion so many decades ago. I got news from them. Things like this will NEVER lure me back to that religion. Deeds speak a hell of a louder than words. Deeds like this say you're chickensh*t scared and so's your god.

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Response to slightlv (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 07:16 AM

9. Central Afghanistan, not Middle East. But agree on your points made.

Sorry, not trying to be "grammar police" on you, I just have a deep love for geography and am very familiar with this story. But I agree with what you are saying so please don't misunderstand me.

[link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhas_of_Bamiyan|

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Response to toesonthenose (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 11:19 AM

28. No offense taken!

At this advanced age, places and words escape me at times... especially at certain times when I'm riled... which it seems like I am much of time these days. In fact, I may end up having to change blood pressure meds altogether! Prior to *rump, I never had that problem.
(LOL) Actually, I was trying to remember the actual name... but all I could come up with was an approximation to the tree... the banyion tree. I think it's banyam or something like that. Too early in the morning for me, and after another sleepless night. So forgive me...

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Response to slightlv (Reply #28)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 12:44 PM

32. No forgiveness needed at all! Completely understand. They were such a loss.

Hope you get your BP correct with the correct meds! I completely understand about needing them now, he hurt this country in so many different ways and that is just another example as well. Feel better!!!

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Response to Lunabell (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 08:35 AM

17. Yup, the next thing the taliban will be blowing up Buddha statues....

Oh wait....
m

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 05:06 AM

4. So much for their beloved "Property Rights"...

The Guidestones were on private land, unlike all those Confederate monuments in public parks.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 10:27 AM

26. That's what I was wondering about.

They don't recognize any of our laws anymore.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 11:21 AM

29. Private land, eh?

Which makes you wonder... did the land owner give them the okay to do that? If not, I wonder will he press for an investigation and charges? Since I'll lay odds he was getting at least a cut of the tourist take...

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 05:21 AM

5. John Oliver talked about this recently:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Web Exclusive): Rocks



John Oliver discusses Kandiss Taylor, a prominent loser in the race for governor of Georgia, and fierce anti-rock activist.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 06:06 AM

6. Kandiss Taylor: Christofascist brand of stupidity


FOX 5 Atlanta
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Kandiss Taylor credits God for 'striking down Satanic Guidestones'
15 hours ago

BuzzFeed News
A Roadside Attraction In Georgia Was Bombed After A Far-Right Candidate Promoted Conspiracy Theories About It
10 hours ago

The Daily Beast
She Lost the GA Guv Race by 70 Points. She Still Won't Concede.
1 month ago

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 06:35 AM

7. You do realize that John Oliver was making fun of her...

He's "one of us." And he's a comedian.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 07:36 AM

11. Of course. She's still a nitwit. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 07:05 AM

8. Kanjis claimed to have received less votes than she had volunteers.

I found it funny that she actually thought she had 60,000 volunteers.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 07:39 AM

12. John Oliver is always funny and too true

After watching that I wish I had visited the stones before they went boom

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Response to Maeve (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 07:42 AM

14. I knew that I'd heard of them somewhere - then I remembered

And it wasn't all that long ago, a little over a month. And I sure agree, John Oliver can make anything sound amusing! Good to see you, my friend!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 07:18 AM

10. Fox "News" will blame Leftist Radicals

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Response to ashredux (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 09:08 AM

22. Leftists always dress up as RW extremists and attack things RWers hate

because Leftists are so sneaky like that. It's all a false flag operation.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 07:41 AM

13. I'll bet Kandiss only got votes from the weirdos in MTG's district.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 07:58 AM

15. Extremist christians used violent terrorism to overturn Roe, now they're feeling empowered.

The SC just bowed down and surrendered women's rights to a 40-year-long rightwing christian terrorism campaign, waged by a vicious horde of well-funded religious fanatics using murder, bombings, arson, harassment and intimidation.

Now they're coming after everything else they view as "satanic." And since these terrorists see Satan under every blade of grass, no one's safe.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 08:12 AM

16. Ahhh, it's a shame.

I was going to visit it next month. Just to see it for real.

Couldn't they have waited to destroy it for just 30 days.

Stupid Christians fighting to protect the imaginary.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 05:42 PM

37. I saw it

Really interesting. Mad its gone

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 08:45 AM

19. Arrest(s) this afternoon?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 08:50 AM

20. But, Confederate graven images on GA's Stone Mountain are still intact.

Xtians rejoice. Others, no so much.



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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #20)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 10:31 AM

27. A couple of well placed...

Mortars could fix that too.

This is all so stupid, they see it as tit for tat.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 09:07 AM

21. Damn christian terrorist!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 09:20 AM

23. As the old detective said . . .

. . . to Jack Nicholson's character in the last scene of "Chinatown":

"Forget it, Jake -- it's Georgia."


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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 09:27 AM

24. I wonder what Taylor would say if it was a church that had been

blown up?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 09:28 AM

25. Ironically it was allegedly funded by a white supremacist.

Nobody knows for sure who "R.C. Christian" is, but allegedly it was a Christofascist doctor from Iowa who wrote letters supporting David Duke and the KKK.

Some of the text on one panel suggested eugenics to control population.

Ironic if true. Also, if true, good riddance!

ETA: John Oliver talked about it...

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 12:34 PM

30. the morons who built it are only out-moroned by the morons who blew it up

Most of us, if we had strong opinions about how the world ought to be run, would write some tweets, or put up a web page, or at most self-publish a book. But these assholes, being rich and Christian, think their opinions need to be carved in stone for all time. So then, since their self-righteous ignorant opinions are not sufficiently conformant to the self-righteous ignorant opinions of the people around them, the debate decays into vandalism and destruction rather than anybody making a reasoned argument.

If only the two sides could have come together in civil debate, they would have realized how much they have in common. Such as racism.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 12:37 PM

31. For those unfamiliar with the Guidestones

The guide stones had a set of 10 principles engraved on them in eight different languages, including Arabic,
English, Hebrew, Hindi, Russian, Spanish, Swahili and Traditional Chinese.

The principles are:

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.

Current world population is almost 8 Billion, #2 is probably why the ChristoFascist blew it up (my guess)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/what-did-the-georgia-guidestones-say-mysterious-words-on-blown-up-monument/

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #31)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 05:30 PM

36. partisan politics

7) Avoid petty laws and useless officials.

That explains it: the monument was blatantly anti-Republican!

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #31)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 06:14 PM

38. Thanks for this.

I never heard of these until now, believe it or not.

The second principle sounds a little too close to eugenics for my taste, and I question what a new language would do to unite humanity, but I could definitely get behind a lot of the things in that list.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 01:16 PM

33. It really makes you think.

I actually visited this. You have to have a somewhat sophisticated explosive to bring one slate down like that. If the Christian fascists are that capable, it becomes a threat, as in if they can do it to a sturdy monument.......

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2022, 02:47 PM

35. Needs to be rebuilt ASAP

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