- NIKOLA TESLA
How has our science succeeded in procuring the betterment of humanity? Or are we only focused on the advancement of war technologies? Or perhaps our focus is on technologies for distraction and amusement of the masses so that they will not watch what is happening to the planet for the enrichment of the very few?
I| had a natural proclivity for science when I was younger but always felt that scientists became pawns of the military and not wanting that kind of karma, I refused that avenue for my life. It has since come to light that science, like many other disciplines is a very rigidly controlled discipline. Free energy machines are gobbled up by the military lest they see the light of day and people become free of the heavy yoke of paying for their energy.
Nikola Tesla found that energy was freely available and wanted his discovery to better the lives of all He is not mentioned in the history books. But Thomas Edison is. He helped George Westinghouse grid and hook up electricity to a paying system - that is one where we pay and they get the benefits of our money for receiving energy, which Tesla's invention would have seen us have for free. Both Tesla and Edison were later awarded the Nobel Prize. Neither accepted. Tesla at the time no doubt had seen the corruption and as his autobiography states was revolted by the corruption and greed which took inventions he would have offered to mankind and made them benefit a select few. And Edison - A guilty consionce perhaps?
One wonders how anyone with a conscience could be a scientist anymore. How did Einstein sleep at night after realizing that it was his discoveries which had as a consequence all the carnage of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? He was a pacifist. Yet look what happened as a result of his invention. One could rationalize that if it were not him it would have been someone else Yet the above quote by Tesla still rings in my ears and I am grateful that as a teenager I had the wisdom to forgo science as an option. Like everyone, I have made my share of mistakes in this life but my inventions have killed no one. And had I pursued science - I might not be able to say that.
This does not mean that scientists would ever intentionally set out to do this. No doubt the discovery of something like high fructose corn syrup was not meant for anything sinister. Yet it is not able to be metabolized by the human liver (it turns to ethanol when digested) and it is destructive to the body. Did the person who discovered it foresee that some companies would put it into food and drink and feed it to the people? Are they responsible for what the end result is? Yes, like all of us, they are responsible for their actions and the reactions of their actions - the ripple from the stone they threw into the lake, if you will.
As a society, we do not seem to understand the scope of what we do. We seem to be as a society,without the ability to see the outcome - the future result- of our actions. Like a teenager, without the total frontal lobe development, we blunder along without even bothering to think what each new development might mean to future generations. It is almost as though we think it will be their problem and not ours.
What if we are wrong?
This short-term gain is all that matters viewpoint, I believe, comes from our belief that we only live once. It is a Western peculiarity to believe this. And there is growing evidence that it is a faulty belief. Let us for sake of argument, enter into a mindset that would allow for the idea that reincarnation is real and operating in the world, now what does it look like to pollute and /or to waste resources? When it is you (in another body) that will have to come back and clean up or live through the toxicity you yourself created for others, would there be more motivation to find alternate ways of doing things?
It takes just a small shift to see why we need to seriously consider what we are going to do with that product before we buy it. Will it add to our quality of life? And if not, why are we buying it?
There are scientists who are breaking with the establishment and seeking a better way. These people deserve kudos. Academia does not take kindly to those who do not tow the party line. So they are brave indeed. There is hope that we may yet get to Tesla's quote being the norm for invention Maybe not today, or tomorrow but we may yet get there.