A Monument of Post-Apocalyptic Instructions

In 1979, an anonymous group erected a massive stone structure in Elbert County, Georgia. This modern-day stonehenge is more than twenty feet tall and arranged to serve as a calendar and a clock. Its slabs have instructions in eight languages for reconstructing society after the collapse of civilization. The instructions are more philosophical than technological, but perhaps nonetheless prudent:

PROTECT PEOPLE AND NATIONS WITH FAIR LAWS AND JUST COURTS. LET ALL NATIONS RULE INTERNALLY RESOLVING EXTERNAL DISPUTES IN A WORLD COURT. AVOID PETTY LAWS AND USELESS OFFICIALS. BALANCE PERSONAL RIGHTS WITH SOCIAL DUTIES. PRIZE TRUTH—BEAUTY—LOVE—SEEKING HARMONY WITH THE INFINITE. BE NOT A CANCER ON THE EARTH—LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE—LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE.



If you were composing brief instructions for survivors of the collapse of civilization, what would you write?

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Sorry to say, but these stones were put up by the same "anonymous group" that has been planning the downfall of society for hundreds of years. They are instructions for how to govern the few people left after they've reduced the world population by at least 80%.

Also included on the Georgia Guide stones, it says:

"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."

* - #1 - 500,000,000 (that's less than 1/12 of the current population).

#2 - code for "create the master race"

#3 - anyone remember the tower of Babel?
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If you're going to devote an entire structure to the phylosophical rules of the post-apocalyptic world, there is really only one rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. that, and don't burn the cookies =]
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