Apparently they brought in an excavator yesterday and flattened the entire thing. I would love to know who signed off on that work order.
Just another beautiful morning in America.
Big fan of 2022 so far, a time of signs & wonders.
The GBI released surveillance footage on Wednesday evening that depicts the initial explosion that lead to the destruction of the guidestones. A car can be seen leaving the scene shortly after the explosion in the footage.
No one was injured in the explosion, the GBI said, but the Georgia Guidestones were completely demolished later in the day “for safety reasons.”
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.
The monument’s notoriety took off with the rise of the internet, Kubas said, until it became a roadside tourist attraction, with thousands visiting each year.
The site received renewed attention during Georgia’s May 24 gubernatorial primary when third-place Republican candidate Kandiss Taylor claimed the guidestones are satanic and made demolishing them part of her platform. Comedian John Oliver featured the guidestones and Taylor in a segment in late May. McCarthy said right-wing personalities including Alex Jones had talked about them in previous years, but that “they sort of came back onto the public’s radar” because of Taylor.
“God is God all by Himself. He can do ANYTHING He wants to do,” Taylor wrote on social media Wednesday. “That includes striking down Satanic Guidestones.”
Elbert County sheriff’s deputies, Elberton police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are among the agencies trying to figure out what happened. Bomb squad technicians were called out to look for evidence, and a state highway that runs near the site was closed for a time.
No suspects were identified.
Kubas said local officials and community leaders will have to decide who, if anyone, pays for restoration.
“If you didn’t like it, you didn’t have to come see it and read it,” Kubas said. “But unfortunately, somebody decided they didn’t want anyone to read it.”
The Kandiss Taylor campaign ad featured text from the James Shelby Downard essay King Kill 33. Truly an era of unveiling, of revelation. Looking forward to the Vox explainers on "synchromysticism."
On a more mundane level, getting both a rig and an operator out there the same day is impressive.
I just had some landscaping done last week and I called them about it in May; lots of pent-up demand and not a lot of available man-hours to fill it. Perhaps Georgia is simply less affected, or perhaps they pulled someone off another county or state project to do it on an emergency basis.
Or, you know, perhaps this was all yet another inside job, another ritual drama for the benefit of we the rubes.