posted on Jul, 29 2005 @ 04:22 PM
BZ, the notion about "government cover-ups" is controversial; the mainstream media and most others don't think there is.
Part of the reason for all the Tesla-mania is that Tesla was a romantic figure. He was a true genius, and toward the end probably had gone mentally
around the bend.
A lot of his ideas were stolen by others, in particular Thomas Edison and perhaps Guglielmo Marconi; but scientific inquiry was a cut-throat business
back in those days (Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose). So Tesla had a right to be suspicious about people stealing his new inventions.
But as near as I can figure out, a lot of his fancy "secret' inventions simply weren't feasible, and he became increasingly paranoid about people
coming after them.
I believe that combination of mystery, madness, and genius is very attractive to conspiracy-theory people, so it's not surprising they've jumped on
Tesla like stink on a skunk.