Nov 092014
 

A YouTube video posted yesterday, November 8, persuasively explains the origin of a granite cube recently added to the Georgia Guidestones. The cube was placed inside a five-year-old notch cut into the upper-right corner of the English Language Guidestone. Michael Massanelli claims responsibility for the cube and he states that the cube was intended to commemorate his marriage to his wife at the monument on August 8, 2014.

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As we have covered in great detail on this website (see here for a comprehensive list of our coverage), the Georgia Guidestones monument has been the center of controversy since it was unveiled on March 22, 1980, largely due to an inscription it bears specifying a desired global population of only 500-million people. By some estimates, the world currently contains more than seven-billion humans.

The cube, labeled with the current year, 2014, created a great deal of speculation and hand wringing on the Internet as many people theorized that the cube signaled the beginning of a planned depopulation program. However, the cube was soon taken down and destroyed by the caretaker of the monument, Mart Clamp (you can view’s Clamp’s Facebook page here). The cube’s removal and destruction only furthered wild speculation when a video of the event revealed that the cube contained cryptic inscriptions on all six sides. You can find a post we made regarding the cube destruction event here.

Massanelli’s video, below, is compelling in that he provides the following evidence:

  1. Photographs of himself on a ladder placing the granite cube in the notch.
  2. Video of himself with his wife handling a twin cube in their Sarasota, Florida, home.
  3. Photographs of himself with his wife posing at the Georgia Guidestones with the cube in place and with the twin cube at their feet.
  4. A photograph of their Georgia marriage license dated August 16, 2014.

In a follow-up video published today as a response to critics, Massanelli exhibits his Marriage Certificate from Elbert County in detail.  He also produces the original blueprint plans for the cubes, shows an online discussion he had with the Elberton Granite cube fabricator over the last year and displays his receipt for the cubes.  To prove that he was in the Marines, Massanelli produced an album containing pictures from his service in the Marine Corps and exhibits his VA card. The second video can be viewed here:

Massanelli’s Facebook page, revealed in the second video, contains a photograph of his wedding at the Georgia Guidestones dated August 18, 2014. One of the cubes can be clearly seen on the ground behind his wife.

Massenelli admits in the first video that he knows Will Ellis, the man convicted for cutting out the original cube from the monolith in 2009. Five years ago, I reported the existence of the notch soon after it was purportedly made on September 11, 2009. In a GodlikeProductions post that appears to be from Massenelli, he admits to being one of the three men involved in making the original notch.

After I wrote a post about the existence of the cube, I urged caution in interpreting its meaning in a followup comment that I logged on September 28. Knowing the history of the monument, I correctly speculated the purpose of the cube:

We can’t overlook the possibility that the cube was placed by or for a couple (MM and JAM?) who got married on 8/16/2014, perhaps at the monument.

In his initial video, Massenelli states that he had the cubes made to commemorate his marriage to his wife on 8/16/2014 at the Georgia Guidestones and that the cubes were etched with their initials MM and JAM.

An apparent numerology buff, Massenelli attempts to explain at length in the first video a “911/411” code that he believes underlies history as well as future events. I found Massanelli’s numerology discourse to be impenetrable and largely random.

An important question that is left unanswered is why the original notch was cut from the English slab in the first place. In the Godlike Productions post likely made by him, Massenelli claims that Will Ellis was directed to remove the initial cube by a person who has recently died, but he gives no further details.

Jul 212010
 

Should we view the following astonishing statistics as separation of “church and state” in the United States, or rather “government without representation”?

The current makeup of the United States Supreme Court includes 6 Catholics and 2 Jews. If Kagan’s nomination goes through, there will be 6 Catholics and 3 Jews on the Supreme Court.  The make-up of the court would be 66.6% Catholic justices and 33.3% Jewish justices.

As of 2008 the U.S. population professed to be 76% Christian with 25.1% of the population specifying Catholicism. This means that slightly over 50% of the American population professes to be Protestant. The Jewish faith makes up 1.2% of the 2008 population and 15% of the population stated that it had no religious affiliation. Here is a graph with a more detailed break out.

This is a list of the current supreme court justices with their religious affiliations.

John Roberts – Catholic

Stephen G. Breyer – Jewish

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Jewish

Anthony M. Kennedy –  Catholic

Antonin Scalia – Catholic

Sonia Maria Sotomayor – Catholic

Clarence Thomas – Catholic

Samuel Alito – Catholic

John Paul Stevens  – Protestant (retired June 29, 2010)

Elena Kagan – Jewish (Her nomination passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 20, 2010.)

If you’d like a more detailed look at the history of the Supreme Court and religious affiliation in our country, scroll through this interesting page.

At this point, I’m beginning to feel a little, no a lot, like Marvin, the robot in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy….