by Nicholas West
January 5, 2012
"Ere many generations pass,
our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at
any point of the universe. Throughout space there is
Nikola Tesla, 1892
Nikola Tesla is finally beginning to
attract real attention and encourage serious debate nearly 70 years
after his death. Was he for real? A crackpot? Part of an early
experiment in corporate-government control?
We know that he was undoubtedly persecuted by the energy power
brokers of his day - namely Thomas Edison, whom we are taught in
school to revere as a genius.
He was also attacked by J.P. Morgan
and other "captains of industry."
Upon Tesla's death on January 7th,
1943, the U.S. government moved into his lab and apartment
confiscating all of his scientific research, and to this day none of
this research has been made public.
Besides his persecution by corporate-government interests (which is
practically a certification of authenticity), there is at least one
solid indication of Nikola Tesla's integrity - he tore up a contract
with Westinghouse that was worth billions in order to save the
company from paying him his huge royalty payments.
But, let's take a look at what Nikola Tesla - a man who died broke
and alone - has actually given to the world.
For better or worse,
with credit or without, he changed the face of the planet in ways
that perhaps no man ever has.
This is where it all began, and
what ultimately caused such a stir at the 1893 World's Expo
in Chicago. A war was leveled ever-after between the vision
of Edison and the vision of Tesla for how electricity would
be produced and distributed.
The division can be summarized
as one of cost and safety: The DC current that Edison
(backed by General Electric) had been working on was costly
over long distances, and produced dangerous sparking from
the required converter (called a commutator). Regardless,
Edison and his backers utilized the general "dangers" of
electric current to instill fear in Tesla's alternative:
As proof, Edison sometimes electrocuted
animals at demonstrations. Consequently, Edison gave the
world the electric chair, while simultaneously maligning
Tesla's attempt to offer safety at a lower cost. Tesla
responded by demonstrating that AC was perfectly safe by
famously shooting current through his own body to produce
This Edison-Tesla (GE-Westinghouse) feud in 1893 was
the culmination of over a decade of shady business deals,
stolen ideas, and patent suppression that Edison and his
moneyed interests wielded over Tesla's inventions.
despite it all, it is Tesla's system that provides power
generation and distribution to North America in our modern
Of course he didn't invent light
itself, but he did invent how light can be harnessed and
Tesla developed and used florescent bulbs in
his lab some 40 years before industry "invented" them. At
the World's Fair, Tesla took glass tubes and bent them into
famous scientists' names, in effect creating the first neon
However, it is his Tesla Coil that might be the most
impressive, and controversial.
The Tesla Coil is certainly
something that big industry would have liked to suppress:
the concept that the Earth itself is a magnet that can
generate electricity (electromagnetism) utilizing
frequencies as a transmitter. All that is needed on the
other end is the receiver - much like a radio.
Electromagnetic and ionizing
radiation was heavily researched in the late 1800s, but
Tesla researched the entire gamut.
Everything from a
Kirlian photography, which has the ability to
document life force, to what we now use in medical
diagnostics, this was a transformative invention of which
played a central role.
X-rays, like so many of Tesla's
contributions, stemmed from his belief that everything we
need to understand the universe is virtually around us at
all times, but we need to use our minds to develop
real-world devices to augment our innate perception of
Guglielmo Marconi was initially
credited, and most believe him to be the inventor of radio
to this day.
However, the Supreme Court overturned Marconi's
patent in 1943, when it was proven that Tesla invented the
radio years previous to Marconi. Radio signals are just
another frequency that needs a transmitter and receiver,
which Tesla also demonstrated in 1893 during a presentation
before The National Electric Light Association.
Tesla applied for two patents
US 645576, and
US 649621. In
1904, however, The U.S. Patent Office reversed its decision,
awarding Marconi a patent for the invention of radio,
possibly influenced by Marconi's financial backers in the
States, who included Thomas Edison and Andrew Carnegie.
also allowed the U.S. government (among others) to avoid
having to pay the royalties that were being claimed by
This invention was a natural
outcropping of radio.
Patent No. 613808 was the first remote
controlled model boat, demonstrated in 1898. Utilizing
several large batteries; radio signals controlled switches,
which then energized the boat's propeller, rudder, and
scaled-down running lights. While this exact technology was
not widely used for some time, we now can see the power that
was appropriated by the military in its pursuit of
Radio controlled tanks were introduced by
the Germans in WWII, and developments in this realm have
since slid quickly away from the direction of human freedom.
Tesla's invention of the
electric motor has finally been popularized by
brandishing his name.
While the technical specifications are
beyond the scope of this summary, suffice to say that
Tesla's invention of a motor with rotating magnetic fields
could have freed mankind much sooner from the stranglehold
of Big Oil. However, his invention in 1930 succumbed to the
economic crisis and the world war that followed.
Nevertheless, this invention has fundamentally changed the
landscape of what we now take for granted: industrial fans,
household appliances, water pumps, machine tools, power
tools, disk drives, electric wristwatches and compressors.
Tesla's overly enhanced
scientific mind led him to the idea that all living beings
are merely driven by external impulses.
by every thought and act of mine, demonstrated, and does so
daily, to my absolute satisfaction that I am an automaton
endowed with power of movement, which merely responds to
Thus, the concept of the robot was born.
However, an element of the human remained present, as Tesla
asserted that these human replicas should have limitations -
namely growth and propagation. Nevertheless, Tesla
unabashedly embraced all of what intelligence could produce.
His visions for a future filled with intelligent cars,
robotic human companions, and the use of sensors, and
autonomous systems are detailed in a must-read entry in the
Serbian Journal of Electrical Engineering, 2006.
Tesla's invention of the laser
may be one of the best examples of the good and evil bound
up together within the mind of man.
Lasers have transformed
surgical applications in an undeniably beneficial way, and
they have given rise to much of our current digital media.
However, with this leap in innovation we have also crossed
into the land of science fiction.
From Reagan's "Star Wars"
laser defense system to today's Orwellian
weapons' arsenal, which includes laser rifles and directed
energy "death rays," there is great potential for
development in both directions.
9 and 10
Wireless Communications and
Limitless Free Energy
These two are inextricably
linked, as they were the last straw for the power elite -
what good is energy if it can't be metered and controlled?
J.P. Morgan backed Tesla with
$150,000 to build a tower that would use the natural
frequencies of our universe to transmit data, including a
wide range of information communicated through images, voice
messages, and text.
This represented the world's
first wireless communications, but it also meant that aside
from the cost of the tower itself, the universe was filled
with free energy that could be utilized to form a world wide
web connecting all people in all places, as well as allow
people to harness the free energy around them.
Essentially, the 0's and 1's of
the universe are embedded in the fabric of existence for
each of us to access as needed. Nikola Tesla was dedicated
to empowering the individual to receive and transmit this
data virtually free of charge.
But we know the ending to that
story... until now?
Tesla had perhaps thousands of other
ideas and inventions that remain unreleased.
A look at
his hundreds of patents shows
a glimpse of the scope he intended to offer. If you feel that the
additional technical and scientific research of Nikola Tesla should
be revealed for public scrutiny and discussion, instead of
suppressed by big industry and even our supposed institutions of
higher education, please sign this petition to demand that power
brokers everywhere learn that we are ready to Occupy Energy and
learn about what our universe really has to offer.
The release of Nikola Tesla's technical and scientific research -
specifically his research into harnessing electricity from the
ionosphere at a facility
called Wardenclyffe - is a necessary step
toward true freedom of information.
The petition has a goal of 25,000
signatures and needs your support, but whether or not it is reached
please continue to add your voice by sharing this information with
as many people as possible.
Facebook event page for the
official call on January 7th, the anniversary of Tesla's death. For
additional information about the demand for release,
As they state:
Tell your friends, bring it up and
discuss it at your next general assembly, do whatever you can to
get the word out, organize locally to make a stand for the
release of Nikola Tesla's research...
America is tired of
corrupt corporate greed, supported by The American government,
holding us back in a stagnant society in the name of profit...
The Energy Crisis is a lie.
As an aside:
there are some who have
pointed out that Tesla's experimentation with the ionosphere very
well could have caused the massive explosion over
in 1908, which leveled an estimated 60 million trees over 2,150
square kilometers, and may even have led to the much maligned
I submit that we would do well to remember that
technology is never the true enemy; it is the misuse of technology
that can enslave rather than free mankind from its animal-level survivalism.
Please view the video below, which does an excellent job at
personalizing this largely forgotten human being, as well as show
the reasons why to this day he is not a household name.
And here is a video that offers an essential alternative view of
ancient Egypt and other cultures that employed pyramidal structures,
which suggests the staggering outer limits of what Tesla was
attempting to harness and offer to humanity: