Will The Real Tesla Please Stand Up? (edited)

  • Will The Real Tesla Please Stand Up? (edited)

    Posted by Craig Matheson on August 13, 2023 at 1:02 am

    Will The Real Tesla Please Stand Up?

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    Born in a village on a Croatian mountain range,

    Ended out in America, but pennies to his name.

    It was 1884, a Man of Peace heads west,

    The more folks he tried to help … trickier the test.

    He imagined a world where his inventions could aid

    in supplying enough energy to end war, he prayed.

    Not driven by profit, rich contracts he destroyed

    to help George Westinghouse stay many people employed.

    Once moving to the U.S., with Edison he met,

    Thomas offered him work, Tesla deemed a new threat;

    Noted as the enemy, he was kept close for tabs,

    Then once Tesla excelled, fire burned down his labs.

    Two inventors clashed over whose system was best:

    Tesla’s AC – or – Edison’s DC, spite the rest?

    Thomas demonstrated the AC as a dark killer,

    yet his DC became the State’s electric chair chiller!

    In the end it was Tesla meeting social calls,

    His AC motor pulled power from Niagara Falls.

    Edison was hurt, Nikola fell fast in his eyes,

    Like Freud hated Jung, Tesla was feared in great despise.

    Westinghouse believed in Nikola when most did not,

    Tesla returned favour … George was in a tight spot.

    Westinghouse Electric thusly survived to rebound,

    Tesla’s selfless way labelled financially unsound.

    Nikola said born on a stormy summer night,

    A current through the air may’ve charged him with good fight.

    His mother displayed a unique knack for true invention,

    He sought not to make machines for war, but prevention.

    His father – a priest – advised many on a loving God,

    Tesla’s inventions belched no carbon, soot or smog.

    Yet in the wrong hands, even a hammer can take life,

    But does that mean no sliced bread for sharp is the knife?

    The history of the world so filled with fire and destruction,

    He professed Einstein’s fission unnatural by deduction;

    Nikola warned splitting atoms tears against natural law,

    whereas the Sun’s fusion fluxes so to regulate thaw.

    J.P. Morgan, in the flesh, had great interest in both,

    Thomas-n-Tesla were signed to his Money Mastered growth.

    Morgan held imposing sway to make-or-break such an image,

    Thusly Tesla projected as a Dark Evil from a distant village.

    With much dejection, Nikola shrugged and adapted to the world,

    His pleas for upright energy had elites angered within a swirl.

    Regardless of true heartbreak, Tesla still gained patents old in age;

    Eventually passing in 1943 — 86 years on the stage.

    Ultimately, human beings had been found to let him down,

    For his troubles mass media had conditioned him a clown.

    In seek of balance, he embraced a simpler mind within a bird,

    socially less grand than tween humans, which can get absurd.

    So as for Tesla’s Elon Musk, more fawned over by the news,

    By winning Pentagon deals far from sings to him the blues.

    This ‘spacey’ military contractor – a.k.a., Mr. “X”,

    The more he chases profit the more a mass interest can vex.

    While his cars may run clean, their driving force makes a mess,

    Cobalt mines in Africa seems to fail the social test.

    Those batteries need minerals that children dig to scour,

    Long way from most’s sight … the real story’s sad-n-dour.

    Will the Real Tesla please stand up and take a healthy bow!

    (or) is there too much trauma from the carbon-farting cow?

    The Earth soon-to-end if not more ‘In Musk We Trust’?!

    Perhaps Nikola managed better an attention-seeking lust.

    Craig Matheson replied 11 months ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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