The life of the bee will be the life of our race, says Nikola Tesla, world-famed scientist.
A NEW sex order is coming–with the female as superior. You will communicate instantly by simple vest-pocket equipment. Aircraft will travel the skies, unmanned, driven and guided by radio. Enormous power will be transmitted great distances without wires. Earthquakes will become more and more frequent.
Temperate zones will turn frigid or torrid. And some of these awe-inspiring developments, says Tesla, are not so very far off.
“Through countless generations, from the very beginning, the social subservience of women resulted naturally in the partial atrophy or at least the hereditary suspension of mental qualities which we now know the female sex to be endowed with no less than men.
The Queen is the Center of Life
“BUT the female mind has demonstrated a capacity for all the mental acquirements and achievements of men, and as generations ensue that capacity will be expanded; the average woman will be as well educated as the average man, and then better educated, for the dormant faculties of her brain will be stimulated to an activity that will be all the more intense and powerful because of centuries of repose. Woman will ignore precedent and startle civilization with their progress.
“The acquisition of new fields of endeavor by women, their gradual usurpation of leadership, will dull and finally dissipate feminine sensibilities, will choke the maternal instinct, so that marriage and motherhood may become abhorrent and human civilization draw closer and closer to the perfect civilization of the bee.”
The significance of this lies in the principle dominating the economy of the bee–the most highly organized and intelligently coordinated system of any form of nonrational animal life–the all-governing supremacy of the instinct for immortality which makes divinity out of motherhood.
The center of all bee life is the queen. She dominates the hive, not through hereditary right, for any egg may be hatched into a reigning queen, but because she is the womb of this insect race.
Hmmm. He was Cancerian, Pluto Rising in Taurus (but maybe paranoid with good reason, as apparently many of his most amazing inventions were suppressed) and Moon-Lilith-Mars in Libra.
He never married and said he remained chaste for science, basically because of his dissatisfaction with womanhood. “Now the soft-voiced gentle woman of my reverent worship has all but vanished.”
“Woman, herself, is really the victim instead of, as she thinks, the victor. Contentment is absent from her life. She is ambitious, often far beyond her natural equipment, to attain the thing she wants. She too frequently forgets that all women cannot be prima donnas and motion picture stars.”
WOW so i always saw the avant-garde scientist genius dimension of him and loved that lightning storms inspired his greatest eureka flashes. But scientific radness does not necessarily betoken progressive thinking. Pluto in Taurus Rising + all his Cancerian stuff would want the traditional help-meet.
But with that Moon-Mars-Lilith so feisty AND squaring his Sun-Venus-Saturn in Cancer, how heavily must he have been drawn to the very strong bitchy Queen Bee types he claimed to revile so?
However, the dude was basically right. In many parts of the world, we gentle-women are lucky enough to be abuzz with vigor, honey and, you know, the new sex order. I am sure he would have loved to have been sexted with some ‘vest pocket communications equipment.’
Image: Emily Balivet – Bee Goddess