Posted On: Saturday - July 9th 2022 4:12PM MST
In Topics:   Music  Globalists  The Future  World Political Stupidity
I took a bunch of pictures that day, late last Fall.
I suppose this could be called Part 4 of the Peak Stupidity discussion on the blowing up of the Georgia Guidestones. I'll keep it shorter. First, here are: Part 1 - - Part 2 - - and Part 3.
Every time I ran upon talk of "An Age of Reason" in the stones themselves or in Robert Christian's book Common Sense Renewed, I have to wonder if we aren't exiting this age instead. Actually, I know we are. Secondly, I get the Al Stewart song that's featured* below in my head.
OK, so someone on one side or the other thought blowing the Georgia Guidestones was important. It would send a message. I suppose it could. I think the anger at Globalism should be taken out on the responsible parties, not a bunch of stones, whether via coordinated political action, opting out, or other means. I don't really believe this world will get back to sanity without some violence. However, what does shooting up downtown Chicago, running over a parade of children, shooting up a black church, or the biggest, rioting and looting for months, do to change the world for the better? Think more and harder, people.
What I see, though, is that this world of screens with instant information is not the sole cause of, but has led us toward Peak Stupidity at higher rate. People don't spend the time to discuss things calmly and rationally in person with those on the opposing side.
Also, the elites of society are no longer in some King's court or the more civil world in the 1950s US Congress, all of them caring about their nations and the people within. They don't sponsor the Royal Astronomical Society and all that I vaguely described in the old post linked-to below, full of highly-educated, civil, White Men.
Even the old Age of Reason wasn't peaceful, but things were improving. Mr. Christian thought we might reach a more improved Age of Reason in which we could solve the world's problems peacefully with rational thought. That ain't gonna happen.
Mr. Christian was way, way off. The world has been exiting the Age of Reason for a while now. Here's Al Stewart again, the King of History Rock:
Thanks so much for reading and commenting, folks! There are still lots of posts ready to be written, and it ain't like we're going anywhere ... like Georgia. I'll slow down next week for real.
* PS has a usually-adhered-to policy of not putting the same song up multiple times, but this one fit the previous time and this time. That previous post was Nat-Geo and the once great Royal Scientific Societies - Part 2