posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 10:02 AM
reply to post by selfisolated
I know Tesla mostly from his autobiographical articles published in Electrical Experimenter magazine, which I found free on the internet.
He was never mentioned in science classes when I went to school (late 1960's).
I think the following are some of the most significant points about him:
1) He was essentially an engineer and took an engineering viewpoint. This is a very non-dogmatic viewpoint. It emphasizes workability over theory.
2) He was definitely not a part on the new technocracy that was emerging during his lifetime. This technocracy was powered by American ingenuity and
European financial families. It is basically what we know today as the "New World Order." Their big plan of the early 1900's was the League of
Nations, which they successfully implemented and later turned into the United Nations with the help of Nelson Rockefeller. Tesla had spoken out
publicly on the League of Nations, agreeing with those who thought it would only lead to another war (which it did). There are several other anecdotes
concerning Tesla and the technocracy that also point out his unwillingness to play their game.
3) Being an engineer, and college-educated, he also did not go along with the various "spiritual" movements that were happening at the time. I
believe these were related to the availability of translations of Asian literature. But I see him as quite a spiritual person. He had several
experiences which severely tested his will to stay alive. And during several bouts with disease (when he was younger) he experienced premonitions,
extended hearing, and similar phenomena. He was a firm believer in the power of the mind and stated that he used it to train himself to stay rational
under strain and to maintain healthy habits.
4) He used "simulations" to test his ideas. He used his own mind as his "computer." He stated that he thought it was a waste of time to build and
test real prototypes when it was perfectly possible to do so mentally.
5) He realized that his discoveries had both peaceful and military uses but hoped that they would ultimately serve the cause of peace. He believed
that the ultimate solution to war was to put the planetary populace in such good communication with each other that they would all come to see each
other as friends, thus making war impossible. (Note that war mongers have always used arguments of "security" as excuses to CUT communication lines
So, yes, I see him as a great man. However, we should keep in mind that his ideas and technologies did not totally win out. Therefore, those who wish
to make his work successful must realize that there are understandings and technologies beyond those that he was aware of that are necessary for a
group advancing both his technologies and his values to survive and prosper.