It's all Thomas Edison's fault anyway; if you wanted to EFFECTIVELY jab against capitalism, that would be the way to go. Just a helpful tip from a libertarian giving some First Amendment sanctioned advice to a friend whose ideals I may not support but fully accept his right to have.
I'm not sure if the quote is real or not...But Tesla had to deal with a lot of Jewish Banksters( like J.P Morgan, Paul Warburg, Jacob Schiff) who were trying to destroy his plans...In fact these banksters are the reason why his plan to give the world free wireless energy never came to fruition. It's also interesting to note that Jacob Schiff was funding the Bolshevik Revolution.
You would be surprised who said these kinds of things...George Orwell wrote, "Trust a snake before a jew"
But the Communists would have murdered Tesla anyways, simply because he refused to give them (and the American government) the full blueprints to design his infamous 'death ray.'
When the American and Communist powers were seeking the design blue prints/ knowledge to build his infamous 'death ray' instead of giving them both complete blue prints, he actually mixed the blue prints up and sent half of them to the Communists, and half to the American government, so they would never really understand how to build it completely...He saw the corruption in both the Communist and Capitalist powers. For the reason of his unwillingness to bow down to Communism, he probably would have been executed/ tortured to death...Just like tens of millions of others, many being educated intellectuals. The Communists weren't exactly known for superior technological advancement...No doubt they were the main hand in destroying Germany, the most technologically advanced society in the world.
You need to have not only a good idea but a way to profit from it. Tesla had a brilliant idea but a horrible business model. Also Paris Hilton is rich because of her father who built and runs the most successful hotel chain in the world.
Meanwhile in the glorious worker's paradise of the Soviet Union, midlevel party hacks and Breznev's third cousins once removed made several times what the top scientists and artists did. All systems sometimes make undeserving people rich.
Mr. Party does posters. Propaganda art. That's just what he does. Nothing as big as a informative essay on this and that on what he supports and what he's against. So I think the cherry picking is a little justified in my opinion.
When will people realize that capitalism, and communism are both evil, and really not that different? They both use money, and they both have a ruling elite. All the 'isms' are outdated! We need a 'RBE' Resource Based Economy, YAYYYY!
Depends on what definition of Communism you use... For example if you define Communist as a classless, stateless society (as was common before the USSR existed) then there aren't ruling elites and depending on what specific post-capitalist society one advocates, no money either (e.g. Kropotkin's Voucher system).
Are you familiar with futurist Jacque Fresco's Resource Based Economy? A lot people have accused him of repackaging communism, though the biggest difference I see between them is the RBE system uses no money. And the motive behind every corruption, and just about every social injustice is always money and power
Except that Libertarian Communists (i.e. Anarchists) also advocate the abolition of money in addition to the abolition of heirarchical social and political structures in favor of replacing them with a system of direct democracy where resources are distributed based on need.
In fact the are many examples of this being realised on a small scale during the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
Whilst I'm aware that Jacque Fresco is different to Peter Joseph and the Zeitgeist Movement, I believe this video, for the most part, applies fairly well to both: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SZT7M…