Nikola Tesla Monument Unveiled in New York

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The president of Serbia unveiled the Nikola Tesla Monument at Tesla’s former Wardenclyffe laboratory in Long Island this Monday

By JG Vibes September 25, 2013

For decades “The Tesla Science Center” has been trying to set up a commemorative museum at the site of Nikola Tesla’s old laboratory, and this week they celebrated the fact that their goal is finally starting to become a reality.  The group managed to raise over a million dollars in an internet crowd funding campaign to actually purchase the property and gain control of the land.  Unfortunately, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to the site, as it was mismanaged for years and was even littered with toxic waste for a period of time.

However, this Monday the dream started to take form, with the unveiling of a Nikola Tesla monument, which was hosted by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.

“The strength of Tesla’s vision – because you can’t forget he died more than 70 years ago – is what influences how the public speaks about Nikola Tesla: with respect,“ Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic told the Guardian. “In turn, the public will also speak about Serbia with respect.”

“I am convinced that the standing of Nikola Tesla – as well as the standing of some contemporary Serbs who are achieving great things – has hugely aided Serbia’s image [internationally],” Nikolic said. “I look at that image today, compared to a year ago – not to mention 20-or-more years ago – and I see a world of difference.”

The president admitted that he had initially been lobbying for the Tesla statue to be placed in front of the United Nations, rather than the Wardenclyffe laboratory site.

“I thought the statue should sit in a location where thousands of people pass by daily to see it,” Nikolic said. However, “once the Wardenclyffe land was bought, it was surely the right idea to establish this monument here,” he added.[1]

According to Wikipedia:

Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-born and later naturalized American [2][3] inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

Tesla gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before emigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison. He soon struck out on his own with financial backers, setting up laboratories and companies to develop a range of electrical devices. His patented AC induction motor and transformer were licensed by George Westinghouse, who also hired Tesla as a consultant to help develop a power system using alternating current. Tesla is also known for his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments in New York and Colorado Springs which included patented devices and theoretical work used in the invention of radio communication,[5] for his X-ray experiments, and for his ill-fated attempt at intercontinental wireless transmission in his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project.

Tesla’s achievements and his abilities as a showman demonstrating his seemingly miraculous inventions made him world-famous. Although he made a great deal of money from his patents, he spent a lot on numerous experiments. He lived for most of his life in a series of New York hotels although the end of his patent income and eventual bankruptcy led him to live in diminished circumstances.Tesla still continued to invite the press to parties he held on his birthday to announce new inventions he was working and make (sometimes unusual) statements. Because of his pronouncements and the nature of his work over the years, Tesla gained a reputation in popular culture as the archetypal “mad scientist”. He died on 7 January 1943.

Tesla’s work fell into relative obscurity after his death, but since the 1990s, his reputation has experienced a comeback in popular culture. His work and reputed inventions are also at the center of many conspiracy theories and have also been used to support various pseudosciences, UFO theories and New Age occultism. In 1960, in honor of Tesla, the General Conference on Weights and Measures for the International System of Units dedicated the term “tesla” to the SI unit measure for magnetic field strength.[2]

Real technological progress is not accepted in our society if it threatens to upset the established order, this point was made abundantly clear almost a hundred years ago when revolutionary genius Nikola Tesla announced to the world that he discovered a way to wirelessly harness free energy from thin air!  This project was met with total objection from the establishment and they destroyed his whole campaign because it would put an end to their stranglehold on energy.  Throughout his life Tesla made countless contributions to science and the development of human understanding.  Unfortunately, due to the fact that most of his ideas would have worked to free humanity from economic slavery, his work was silenced and the powerful implications of his discoveries were covered up for generations.

Tesla could never get any investors to implement his free energy plans because the investor would never get a return on their investment, since the products goal was to not make any money.  From an investor’s perspective it would be a very foolish thing to invest in, so Tesla died a broke man with many of his ideas stolen by people who then implemented those ideas in such a way that they were profitable or violent, thus undermining the original intent of the invention.  When Tesla died in 1943 his house was raided by the FBI and all of his plans, notes, experiments and inventions were stolen to be used for military purposes.  He refused to work with the establishment during his lifetime because he knew that they would use his knowledge for war, a concept that he was morally opposed to.