The Georgia Guidestones are some what of a mystery. Wanting to reduce the populations is a scary thought, although the word used is maintain.
Limiting the population of the earth to 500 million will require the extermination of nine-tenths of the world's people.
THE MESSAGE OF THE GEORGIA GUIDESTONES
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.
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The sun rises every morning and sheds light, vanquishing the night's darkness. The rooster also rises every morning only, unlike the sun, he simply makes noise. But the darkness of the night is dispelled by sunshine, not by the rooster's crowing.The world can use more light and less noise. Where I can, I want to be light.
"Limiting the population of the earth to 500 million will require the extermination of nine-tenths of the world's people."
I agree that is a scary thought; however, this was just an assumption of the author after reading the message on the guildestone.
I think another alternative to overpopulation that won't cause anyone harm is to perhaps encourage people (not force like in China) to Voluntarily have maybe about 1 to 2 kids or maybe even just adopt since there are always children in the world without parents and who need a home. By doing this, the world population would gradually and slowly reduce over many generations to a safe and stable number. As a caveat I'm not in complete agreement with the 500 million or any particular ideal "manageable" number, since there are so many variables to take into account.