Transistor Radios & Shock Treatments

I can remember when I was young, probably around five or six, my mother would tell me how important it was to take school seriously. She would explain  why it was so important to study hard,  to learn as much as I can. Mom would use my step-father as an example, telling me how smart he was because he took education seriously. Once she said, “you know, your Dad’s a real genius”. It wasn’t until I was in my early teens that I understood what it meant to have an I. Q. of 160. Although he was never tested, it is generally believed that Albert Einstein had an I. Q. of 160. The great Theoretical Physicist, Stephen Hawking has an I. Q. of 160. Thinking back, it’s not too hard to believe that Ed really was a genius.

First of all, he spoke six languages, English, Polish, German, Slovakian, Italian and French. With a Masters of Science degree, Ed was an Electrical Engineer, and more importantly, an Electronics Engineer way before anyone knew what that was. In the early 1950’s anything with the word “Electronic” as part of the name was in it’s infancy.  Most “electronic” devices, radios, televisions, radar or sonar equipment and everything else, had what we call, vacuum tubes and lots of wiring.  Although the transistor was invented in 1948, the first commercial transistor radio didn’t come along until the mid-fifties.

Ed worked at a company called Honeywell in Minneapolis. First as an Electrical Engineer, and later as an Electronics Engineer. He participated in the early development of the electronics that enabled aircraft to eventually fly-by-wire. i.e., “electronic” flight control. This multi-lingual electrical/electronic genius was in the U. S. Army Signal Corp during World War Two, working for the precursor of what we call the C. I. A. today.

As part of the Allied Forces network of intelligence operatives, Ed set up and maintained several covert communication sites behind the lines in Nazi Germany. Picture the guy in the movie, with a hidden radio in his room, transmitting coded messages about the Nazi’s strengths and weaknesses. He was captured by the Nazi’s, held captive and tortured for more than two years. After the war, Ed stayed in his room on the third floor of his parent’s house for another two years. Grandma had to place his food outside his door every day like it was a prison cell. We as a family, did not find out the truth about Ed’s war service until the week of his funeral. The only person that he had previously confided in was his brother John. Most of what John shared with us about Ed’s story, wasn’t told to him until the late sixties. Ed kept that secret for more than twenty years. Ed could have been the “Poster Boy” for PTSD.

When I was told the story, I realized why I was able to forgive him a few years before he died. I was able to connect the dots, so to speak, the realization that it was the PTSD that Ed suffered from that killed my mother. It was the PTSD that caused him to rip the heads off of those chickens and ducks. It was the PTSD that drove him to the edge of insanity. How could you NOT forgive him. As crazy-evil a man that he was, everyone missed the real cause. He was crazy at times, but evil? I don’t think so. Even the so-called Doctors that administered the Shock Treatments (Electroshock Therapy) to Ed the few times they sent him to the Boobyhatch had no clue. Shame on them. Had they correctly diagnosed and treated Ed in those early years, perhaps my Mom would still be alive today.  She would be 93, but she would still be with us. I know I’m not as smart as Ed was, and he wasn’t my biological father so I didn’t inherit “genius”.  I think my brother DID inherit the genius gene however, because in spite of never finishing the 8th grade, he was a pretty smart dude. Died way too young.

We sometimes think it is hopeless and against all odds, but hey, we are part of the 99% against the 1% that currently have absolute control. We can and shall overcome the odds, but only if we truly ORGANIZE. Otherwise, we are all just as a “Single Fly, Farting in the Wind”. Some thoughts on possible miracles/solutions can be found on the following GOFUNDME page. If you have questions, suggestions, comments, etcetera, again, please feel free to contact me. You can contact me by farcecrap PM, send me an email or fill out the contact form below.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/like-a-single-fly-farting-in-the-wind

For my faithful readers that are aware that I’m finally working on “The Dead Armadillo” story, like say, a Producer, or a Director, or a Screenwriter or someone or a company that desires to option my novel, you can contact me at any time, night or day. If you are a one of those faithful readers that wish to read and follow my progress as I work on this novel, I will be posting updates as a PDF file on every new post on this website/blog. Here’s the latest of “The Dead Armadillo”

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For those of you that would care to get involved with me on this project, as I intend to hire a professional screenwriter at some point, and produce a feature film, I have recently been approved for a KICKSTARTER campaign where you can contribute. Here is the link to the KICKSTARTER campaign.

Peace & Abide, La paz y la morada, السلام والالتزام , שלום ושמירה, Paix et Demeure, Խաղաղությունը եւ մնալը, Мир и пребывание,, 平和と遵守, 和平與恪守, Aştî û Abad, صلح و عبید, Fred och Abide, Kapayapaan at Patuloy, Frieden und Bleiben, Mir i Ostanite, शांति और निवास, Hòa bình và ở lại, Мир и Абиде, שלום און בלייַבן, สันติภาพและการปฏิบัติ, Mir in bivanje,

Dr. T. C. Saxe, DD, RSISHE

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Some immediate needs. On a volunteer basis for now, we need a WEBMASTER who can work on the ITAD-NAO website, we need a person skilled in “Crowd-Funding” and “Director of Charitable Giving”, we need an attorney to help in the legal matters for ITAD_NAO, including setting us up as a tax-exempt “Church”, we need a Certified CPA to insure the financial integrity of the ITAD-NAO organization, we need a “Chief of Security”, we need a film-maker, first for YouTube, eventually for larger platforms, plus a few other positions. We believe that somewhere down the road, a Billionaire will step up to the plate and write a check for $50 Million or so, which will turn those volunteer positions into paid positions.

 

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