The story is famously told that Nicola Tesla’s financial backers pulled the plug when they discovered what he was really working on: “All peoples everywhere should have free energy sources,” Tesla said. “Electric Power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world’s machinery without the need for coal, oil or gas.” If they couldn’t meter and charge for it, Tesla’s investors had no desire to invest in its development, no matter how beneficial to humanity.
This morning I have just listened to a lecture at a 2012 energy conference in Holland by Michael Tellinger, the South African scientist, explorer, and author who has become an authority on the origins of humankind and the vanished civilizations of southern Africa.
Scholars maintain that the first civilization on Earth emerged in Sumer (present-day Iraq) some 6,000 years ago. However, new archaeological and scientific discoveries made by Tellinger and a team of leading scientists show that the Sumerians and even the ancient Egyptians inherited their knowledge from an earlier civilization that lived and mined gold at the southern tip of Africa more than 200,000 years ago.
Since 2007, Tellinger has been researching stone circles which can be found throughout South Africa, and which have been erroneously labelled “cattle kraals” by clueless academics who do not understand their function and grossly underestimate their age and number.
Tellinger estimates that there are well over 10-20 million interconnected ancient stone ruins scattered throughout the mountains of southern Africa. Various tools and artifacts that have been recovered from these ruins show a long and extended period of settlement that spans well over 200,000 years. Using sophisticated equipment to make measurements, Tellinger has determined that the purpose of these ruins was to somehow access the Earth’s energy and put it to work for man—much as Tesla had envisioned. How this worked, Tellinger still has not figured out. But he has determined that each site draws energy out of the Earth into a active vortex and portal that goes up into the sky. In other words, the Earth is continuing to generate a tremendous amount of free energy at these stone ruin sites, but we still don’t understand how to use it. In the meantime, he continues with his investigations.
As they so often do, one thing leads to another, and Tellinger suspects that his discoveries are placing him on a collision course with the entrenched vested interests of our extractive power structure and economy. He has begun postulating that we are born onto this planet as free persons, but we are born into jurisdictions not of our choosing, our movements restricted, our sovereignty denied, and subject to rules, laws and taxes that we did not agree to.
He points out that at a time that millions of people are starving, one-third of the world’s food supply (1.3 billion tons) is wasted because it cannot be sold for profit.
Tellinger says that money was created 6,000 years ago—not out of natural trade and barter—but as a malicious tool of control and enslavement, and what we are experiencing today is the consequence of this innovation. We have been living with the concept of money for so long, it seems like it is the most natural and basic artifact of civilization. Yet for the last four decades it has been backed by nothing at all and is sustained only by our belief in it. He says that money has been used by governments and banks to steal the land and its natural resources from the people for the benefit of corporations (which include governments and banks). Tellinger has recently been evangelizing for money’s retirement as a building-block and for the institution of a moneyless society.
Money, he says, is the primary cause of the seven deadly sins: gluttony, greed, envy, pride, lust, wrath, sloth. It prevents the flow of free energy for the benefit of mankind. It is not the love of money that creates the problem, but the presence of money. He quotes Thomas Jefferson that “the issuing power should be taken back from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
Tellinger has developed a philosophy called “Contributionism” which he believes is the new way. It is based on the premise that small-scale communities should once again become the basis of society, and that we should withdraw our children from public schools, which condition them to lives of slavery—and though he doesn’t mention it, places them at risk of the “school-to-prison pipeline,” at least in the US. Schooling would become a matter to be led by local communities, which would alone be responsible for designating the most skilled/knowledgeable among their elders as “master teachers.” Kids—and all people in the community—would cycle through a variety of tasks that create community-based productivity and abundance that is shared and traded with neighboring communities. Small scale volunteerism—3 hours per week—would generate a large-scale multiplier effect for the common good.
Not surprisingly, Tellinger has come under intense attacks. He has been libeled, his lawyer’s office has been ransacked, and legal files stolen to prevent precedent-setting rulings. It is doubtful that the banksters and politicians will allow his initial efforts to succeed. Even though his ideas may be dismissed by some as utopian, he has at least gotten us to thinking.
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