(CNN) -- European leaders are under pressure from the U.S. to step up the EU sanctions against Russia, following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
The U.S. announced expanded sanctions targeting two banks, two energy companies, Ukraine separatists and defense companies last week, before the plane, carrying 298 civilians including 80 children, was shot down above a rebel-controlled area in Ukraine.
EU leaders also said they intended to increase sanctions.
But in the past the EU has been reluctant to impose U.S.-style sanctions on key sectors of Russian economy. Many European countries rely on Russian energy and exports to the country.
Explore the maps here to see just how dependent the EU is on Russia.
Made of Pyramid blue granite, the Georgia Guidestones are meant to withstand the test of time and to communicate knowledge on several levels: philosophically, politically, astronomically, etc. It consists of four major stone blocks, which contain ten guides for living in eight languages: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. A shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient languages’ scripts: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphs. It is important to note that those last four ancient languages are of a great importance in the teachings of occult mystery schools, such as the Freemasons and the Rosicrucians, organizations I will discuss later.
The four major stones are arranged in a giant “paddlewheel” configuration which are oriented to the limits of the migration of the sun during the course of the year and also show the extreme positions of the rising and setting of the sun in its 18.6 year cycle. The center stone has two special features: first, the North Star is always visible through a special hole drilled from the South to the North side of the center stone; second, another slot aligns with the positions of the rising sun at the time of the summer and winter solstices and at the equinox.
At the base of the Guidestones lies an explanatory tablet listing some of the details of the structure. It also mentions a time capsule buried underneath it. The contents of this time capsule (if it exists) are a total mystery.
Astronomical features are of a great importance in the design of the Guidestones. In a relatively “new” nation such as the United States, monuments that are aligned with celestial bodies are often the work of secret societies, such as the Freemasons. Drawing their teachings from the Mystery schools of Ancient Egypt, Greece or the Druidic Celts, they are known for embedding into monuments some of their “sacred knowledge”.
The ten guides for a new Age of Reason are as follows:
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.As you can see, the guidelines call for a drastic reduction of the world population, the adoption of new a world language, the creation of a world court and a vague allusions to eugenics. In other words, a blueprint for a New World Order. - VigilantCitizen
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.
Something is brewing. Leaders around the world are stirring up emotions, deliberately goading each other and everyone else on. This, of course, is similar to many historical events like World War 1 that started after the assassination of one man, Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Awareness of how uncertain our future is is growing, aided by scientists, leaders and other well known figures. There are a few powerful figures who are now suggesting that a drastic reduction of the human population is a good a plan as any to maintain a balance with man and nature and ensure the survival of the human race. It is becoming a more well known view thanks to shows like Utopia which make it seem like a really workable solution to our plight. Apparently reducing the human population by almost 98% is a better option than implementing another kind of solution that would require actual change and dedication of every single human. That is actually true, it would be much easier to just kill most people instead of reaching a point where everyone changes themselves to make the world a better place.
War would have this effect I imagine, wiping out a good chunk of humanity, but also a big chunk of the planet, especially with the weapons we have today. Somehow ripping our society apart and promoting conflict instead of peaceful resolutions and practical solutions is the very first approach we always seem to take. A big contributor to this outcome is that those few people in power who stand to benefit enormously from the conflict know exactly which buttons to push in the masses in order to get the desired results. All you need to do is control the media and then chuck a few key words at people on a regular basis, along with some striking images and movies with attractive actors to back it all up - the, presto chango! you have yourself an angry mob ready to beat the shit out of their own mother if you made her look bad enough.
It's sad, really, that we do not have the self awareness or psychological discipline to recognise when our strings are being pulled. The cost of this ignorance? Well at this point it looks very likely to be World War 3.