Monday, May 23, 2022


Georgia gubernatorial candidate Kandiss Taylor is running a distant third in GOP primary polling, but she's beginning to attract attention for her slogan JESUS GUNS BABIES, and for her opinions on church-state separation:

Now I see that she has an additional concern:

What are the Georgia Guidestones? Wikipedia explains:
The Georgia Guidestones are a granite monument erected in 1980 in Elbert County, Georgia, in the United States. A set of ten guidelines is inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient language scripts....

In June 1979, a man using the pseudonym R. C. Christian approached the Elberton Granite Finishing Company on behalf of "a small group of loyal Americans", and commissioned the structure. Christian explained that the stones would function as a compass, calendar, and clock, and should be capable of "withstanding catastrophic events". Joe Fendley of Elberton Granite assumed that Christian was "a nut" and attempted to discourage him by providing a quote for the commission which was several times higher than any project the company had previously taken, explaining that the guidestones would require additional tools and consultants. To Fendley's surprise, Christian accepted the quote.... When arranging payment, Christian said that he represented a group which had been planning the guidestones for 20 years and which wanted to remain anonymous....

On March 22, 1980, the monument was unveiled.... Christian later transferred ownership of the land and the guidestones to Elbert County....

A message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones ... in eight different languages....

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.
As you can see from the video above, Kandiss Taylor links the inscription -- presumably the bit about keeping the global population under 500,000,000 -- to both legal abortion and COVID vaccination. The Guidestones could be an instruction manual for a vast satanic conspiracy if anyone other than locals and fans of oddball roadside attractions knew the first thing about them. Or maybe we all secretly follow these tenets and have duped the world into believing that this is an obscure, little-known monument.

Taylor says she'll order the monuments demolished if she's elected governor; this will be her "Executive Order #10." Here are the first nine:

Much of this is mainstream Republicanism in 2022 -- the state military force that can be used to intimidate Democratic voters and immigrants (similar to Ron DeSantis's election police in Florida), the opposition to public health mandates, the focus on "groomers." The theocracy is a bit more flagrant than what you normally get in Florida or Texas (or Georgia under Brian Kemp). Also, there's a reference to furries in the seventh executive order. But Taylor isn't much more extreme than Republican candidates who are winning right now. Instead of endosing David Perdue, Donald Trump probably should have endorsed her.

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