Posted On: Wednesday - December 15th 2021 7:05PM MST
In Topics:   History  Globalists  Geography  Peak Stupidity Roadshow
(Continued from Part 1.)
I started reading the ..pdf file book that commenter Adam Smith kindly found and linked to in the comments for us that "Robert Christian", creator of the Georgia Guidestones, wrote. It's only 125 pages of fairly large text and easy reading, so I got about 1/4 of the way through in 1/2 hour before life intervened today. Because I'm not through, I'll leave plenty of other interesting discussion about the Georgia Guidestones - some already started/covered in the comment under Part 1 - aside till I am.
This post is as close to a tour-guide version as Peak Stupidity can get. Really, that's not very close, as for example, the first advice for the visiting tourist from us is, as usual*, Don't spend the whole time taking selfies! It's not like there aren't pictures of this monument on the internet - just look at the top right here. You can photoshop yourself in and save the gas for airfare, but you really ought to have more trust from your friends, family, and blog readers such that they will believe you really were there. It's not like a picture of your finish in an Ironman. Even Peak Stupidity readers, as cynical as they are likely to be, will believe I was there without pictures that would destroy anonymity. You do, right?
Why go here at all nowadays, since one can get everything on these stones, and the base and plaque, off the internet? I guess one could say that for historic tourist destinations of all sorts, but there's something about being there. I'm glad we went.
If you're driving an hour or 3, I'd say just give yourself about an hour at the site before you get bored and need to drive into Elberton for Taco Bell (then, because it was locked up due to PanicFest after-affects, we crossed the street to KFC). Granted, if you came across the ocean because this is something you just HAD TO see, well, go to lunch, come back for another coupla' hours and sit in the sunshine to show that it was all worth it.
As I wrote, nobody came from too awfully far during the hour we were there. Two 20-something guys came from Upstate South Carolina, about an hour and a half drive for them, and one of them told me he was pretty into this thing, and he had come a few times before. He was no fanatic of any sort. There were families from the eastern suburbs of Atlanta, one from Lawrenceville. The kids of various ages got bored after 20 minutes and went running around the 5 acre property. (I believe that is the brighter green area shown in the aerial photo last time - that'd be a square 467 ft each side - looks about right.)
Seeing as there were about 5 "parties"** there at a time, maybe 8 during our hour there, I suppose that day could have seen a couple of hundred visitors trickle in. However, this was a really nice day.
There's no visitor's log. What kind of Globalist illuminati types wouldn't leave a visitor's log that they could use to come get us later? Just sayin'...
Besides the "just being there" thing, as witness to something kinda different and a little spooky, there is the construction of it to admire. Of course there are buildings, bridges, and towers that are much more impressive, engineering-wise. It's still something that this J.C. Christian and his backers spent the effort to make this modern-day Stonehenge. When we compare the quality here to the Stonehenge in England, we can really take to heart the complete BS inherent in the believers in the noble savages or just primitives of pre-modern times and their "building with their bare hands, what we still can't do today". C'mon, man! See our old post The great works of the ancients ... with no Caterpillars for more, but I'll just say for now that, 41 years later, these polished stones with professional engraving have stood up nicely. Well, Stonehenge 1.0 is a lot older, come to think of it, so that'll be a great comparison post for later: Stonehenge v Georgia Guidestones. There was one slight screw up in manufacturing on one of them, I noticed.
Speaking of all that, there is that astronomical aspect to this monument. Really, it isn't much, and the .pdf that Mr. Smith rounded up doesn't have too much to say about this part. I guess if you build something like this, you feel obligated to include a sundial...
Nah, don't pay for an airline ticket just for this. If you can include a stop by while on a trip taking you within 100 miles, well, why not? The best things about a visit to the Georgia Guidestones - there are no mouthy tour guides, and this one must have been left out of the Chinese charter tour routes! (Too many drivers getting lost and letting the GPS steer them toward the other Stonehenge?)
* For starters we have at least 2 posts that mention this: At the Beach and The Ugly Chinaman.
** Hey, that might be a really good place for a party at night, UGa students! (The gate gets locked, but it doesn't mean much.)