It is at this point in Paul Rusling's book that his reliance upon stolen intellectual property begins to manifest itself as a work of plagiarism, but it is an instance where the thief does not understand what he has stolen.
Rusling is similar in some ways to a thief who hurls a brick through a jewelry shop window in a smash and grab raid: but he does not know the value of anything that he is stealing. Consequently the thief ends up with a tiara; some diamonds, and a lot of costume jewelry and does not know their differences in value.
Continuing on page 8, Rusling attempts to teach his readers about the birth of wireless communications (which became applied to, and known as, radio broadcasting.) In this regard and at the top of his page 9, Rusling refers to the grandson of Oliver Lodge whose first name is Tom.
On November 5, 2010, a book called "The Ship That Rocked the World" by Tom Lodge was published with ISBN 9780910155823. That book is described by blurb at Google Books with these words:
"Ronan O'Rahilly, a young, revolutionary-minded Irishman with an insatiable desire to poke the establishment in the eye, launched his pirate radio station off the coast in the spring of 1964. .... After merging with its rival .... Eventually, the government was able to shut down Radio Caroline and the other pirate ships. Nothing that amazing can last forever."
The problem with that description and Rusling's citing of that book is that Ronan O'Rahilly did not "launch" Radio Caroline in 1964, even though Tom Lodge continued that mythology in his book. Rusling accepts Lodge's false premise and then Rusling continues with that same mythology in his "bible".
The next claim regarding Lodge's book that Radio Caroline "merged with its rival", is also false because it did no such thing. There never was a "merger" because Radio Caroline was created to make Radio Atlanta possible, and then it was decided in Liechtenstein to use one name to market both of the ship stations: but neither station operated under a company registered as 'Radio Caroline'.
Radio Caroline was the spin-off of Radio Atlanta because Radio Atlanta wanted to use a leased ship with CIA connections. However, its owners in Texas would not permit their ship to be used by Radio Atlanta - until a test had been made of the UK enforcement laws - by using another ship. Those laws concerned the practice of ships "hovering" off its coastline. I will be dealing with that issue in greater depth later in this Review, so I won't go into it here. The second ship, the vessel used to test those laws, was the renamed motor vessel 'Caroline'. The first ship had recently been renamed 'Mi Amigo'.
However, Rusling never researched that bit of history, which is one of the 'keys' to unlocking an understanding of this entire story, because Rusling has boasted that he hates research and history books. His preferred methodology is to steal the works of others. These are works that he does not understand. Nowhere is that more apparent than in this line from the same Google Books' brief description of the Tom Lodge book:
"Eventually, the government was able to shut down Radio Caroline and the other pirate ships. Nothing that amazing can last forever."
Now there does seem to be a contradiction here.
On page 8 of Rusling's "bible" it states that: "Radio Caroline has broadcast to the UK for over 55 years ...."
But the action taken by the UK government and referred to in the paragraph quote above from the blurb describing the book by Tom Lodge, states that: "Eventually, the government was able to shut down Radio Caroline and the other pirate ships. Nothing that amazing can last forever."
So all we have to do is discover when the UK took that action.
The answer is August 14, 1967.
Now the time period between 1964 when Radio Caroline began, and 1967 when it ended, is not "over 55 years" as claimed by Paul Rusling.
Some will point to the fact that the two ships from which Radio Caroline broadcast were in fact towed away in March 1968, and then they will claim that this is when the broadcasts of Radio Caroline ceased.
However, the transmissions from the two ships that continued past August 14, 1967 into March 1968, were not broadcasts by the same people who began Radio Caroline. Even if we are generous with our time frame and incorporate this extension of time, it still does not add up to "over 55 years". This poses the question of why is Paul Rusling trying to promote an idea that is obviously fictitious?
The answer is that Paul Rusling created his 'bible' to not only promote a myth, but to perpetuate a fraud on the public that any transmission using the call sign of 'Radio Caroline' is in some way linked to the real Radio Caroline that existed from 1964 to 1967. Later in his 'bible' Rusling not only reveals his motive, but he also reveals his partnership with a co-conspirator who has a financial interest in seeing that this mythology is promoted.
No one seems to be concerned with how this fraud has been undertaken by means of Rusling's work of "smash and grab" plagiarism. But would the creators of a new fraud be concerned with the fraud necessary to both create it, and then to perpetuate it?
Fraud is exactly what is behind the purpose of this book by Paul Rusling.
Incidentally, my own claim that Rusling's work is both a fraud and a work of plagiarism is supported by both the written admissions and recorded actions of Paul Rusling which I have had access to for the purpose of writing this review of his "bible".
Later in his 'bible', it is Paul Rusling who reveals the larger fraud in his own words!
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