NOTE! This article was switched from an earlier date to this date, and another article with today's date was switched to the earlier date in order to keep continuity within the content of two articles. Here is the three page magazine feature article that Elbert Hubbard wrote about John D. Rockefeller as a person. Read what Hubbard wrote about Standard Oil in our earlier Blog entry. Excerpts from both articles will be reproduced in a readable form in succeeding editions of this Blog, along with comments by Herbert W. Armstrong about Elbert Hubbard.
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This Index refers to persons central to events in this recital. Linked names are in green; unlinked names are shown in black; people who impacted major events are shown in red. Updates will appear from time-to-time as more names are added. At the moment the BioFrag encyclopedia is under construction, but all names will eventually be linked to their corresponding data entry to provide background information and relevant related facts.
1804 - December 21 - Benjamin Disraeli - born at Bloomsbury (London), England.
1814 - February 9 - President Samuel Jones Tilden - born at New Lebanon, New York.
1814 - August 24 - President James Madison and other U.S. officials are forced to leave Washington, D.C. during the War of 1812. The British Crown uses its Corps of Royal Engineers to set fire and destroy the Presidential Mansion (White House); Capitol, and other major buildings.
1818 - May 5 - Karl Marx - born at Trier, Prussia.
1819 - May 24 - Queen Victoria - born at Kensington Palace, London.
1822 - October 4 - President Rutherford B. Hayes - born at Delaware, Ohio.
1826 - July 4 - President Thomas Jefferson - died at Charlottesville, Virginia. (Born 1743).
1837 - April 17 - John Pierpont Morgan Sr. - born at Hartford, Connecticut.
1839 - July 8 - John D. Rockefeller Sr. - born at Richford, New York.
1846 - October 6 - George Westinghouse Jr. - born at Central Bridge, New York.
1847 - February 11 - Thomas A. Edison - born at Milan, Ohio.
1847 - March 3 - Alexander Graham Bell - born at Edinburgh, Scotland.
1856 - June 19 - Elbert Green Hubbard - born at Bloomington, Illinois.
1856 - July 10 - Nikola Tesla - born at Smiljan, Croatia.
1857 - November 5 - Ida Tarbell - born at Erie County, Pennsylvania.
1858 - July 26 - Edward M. House - born at Houston, Texas.
1858 - October 27 - Theodore Roosevelt Jr. - born at New York, New York.
1861 - April 12 - Civil War began in the United States of America, and ended on May 9, 1865.
1863 - July 30 - Henry Ford - born at Springwells Township, Michigan.
1865 - April 14 - President Abraham Lincoln, assassinated.
1866 - April 6 - Lincoln A. Steffens - born at San Francisco, California.
1866 - April 19 - Henri W. A. Deterding - born at Amsterdam, Netherlands
1874 - April 25 - Guglielmo G. M. Marconi - born at Bologna, Italy.
1874 - October 27 - Owen D. Young - born at Stark, New York.
1876 - November 7 - U.S. Presidential Election between Rutherford B. Hayes (Republican), and Samuel J. Tilden (Democrat). It resulted in a U.S. Constitutional crisis regarding the authenticity of Electoral Votes cast. On March 4, 1877 Hayes became President. He was succeeded in office by President James A. Garfield who was assassinated in 1881. This event has become a point of reference regarding the validity of claims made in 2020 about the Electoral Votes cast in the 2020 Presidential Election.
1881 - September 19 - President James A. Garfield assassinated.
1882 - January 30 - Franklin D. Roosevelt - born at Hyde Park, New York.
1886 - August 5 - Bruce Fairchild Barton - born at Robbins, Tennessee.
1888 - May 22 - Alvin J. Wirtz - born at Columbus, Texas.
1888 - September 9 - Wallace A. Akers - born at Walthamstow, England.
1889 - April 20 - Adolph Hitler - born at Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary.
1889 - July 20 - John C. W. Reith - born at Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland.
1889 - September 21 - Leonard Frank Plugge - born at ?
1891 - February 27 - David Sarnoff - born at Uzlyany near Minsk, (Russia), Belarus.
1891 - April 25 - Sid W. Richardson - born at Athens, Texas.
1892 - July 31 - Herbert W. Armstrong - born at Des Moines, Iowa.
1895 - April 11 - Clinton (Clint) W. Murchison Sr. - born at Tyler, Texas.
1897 - ------ -- - Boliver B. O'Rear - born at Jasper, Alabama.
1898 - May 12 - George R. Brown - born at Belton, Texas.
1899 - April 15 - Charles Orr Stanley - born at Cappoquin, (near Cork), Ireland.
1901 - March 1 - George B. Parr - born at San Diego, Duval County, Texas.
1901 - September 14 - President William McKinley assassinated.
1902 - April 28 - Rear-Admiral Sir Anthony Wass Buzzard (2nd) - born at Lea Green, Derbyshire.
1908 - April 27 - Pieter Schelte Heerema - born at Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1908 - August 27 - Lyndon B. Johnson - born at Stonewall, Gillespie County, Texas.
1911 - April 17 - George Sergius de Mohrenschilt - born at Mozyr, Russian Empire (Belarus).
1911 - April 25 - Jack Leon Ruby - born at Chicago, Illinois.
1912 - March 18 - Arthur (Art) Wells Gilmore - born at Tacoma, Washington.
1914 - July 28 - World War I began and ended on November 11, 1918.
1918 - November 7 - William (Billy) Franklin Graham Jr. - born at Charlotte, North Carolina.
1919 - September 17 - Alex Brask Thomsen - born at Copenhagen, Denmark.
1921 - June 8 - Gordon B. McLendon - born at Paris, Texas.
1922 - October 31 - David Atlee Phillips - born at Fort Worth, Texas.
1922 - December 31 - James J. Ling - born at Hugo, Oklahoma.
1923 - September 27 - Clinton (Clint) W. Murchison Jr. - born at Dallas, Texas.
1925 - October 11 - Donald Grey Pierson - born at Abilene, Texas.
1930 - February 9 - Garner Ted Armstrong - born at Portland, Oregon.
1930 - August 13 - Stanley R. Rader - born at White Plains, New York.
1933 - June 16 - National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) became law, which authorized creation of the National Recovery Administration (NRA) under General Hugh S. Johnson, as the first attempt by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's to implement his policy called the 'New Deal'. The NRA was ruled 'unconstitutional' by the U.S. Supreme Court on May 27, 1935.
1935 - June 28 - Sir Anthony Farquhar Buzzard (3d) - born at Surrey, England.
1939 - September 1 - World War II began in Europe, and ended during 1945.
1939 - October 18 - Lee Harvey Oswald - born at New Orleans, Louisiana.
This Index will be continually expanded in order to provide references to people and events.
Elbert Hubbard was very impressed with John D. Rockefeller, and very unimpressed by Ida Tarbell's 'muckraking' coverage of Rockefeller's Standard Oil Trust; while Herbert W. Armstrong was very impressed by Elbert Hubbard and his skills as an advertising copy writer.
The majority of people alive today, have not, in all probability, ever heard of Elbert Green Hubbard, and that also explains why most people do not know what made Herbert W. Armstrong and his more famous son Garner Ted, think they way they did.
Elbert Green Hubbard was born at on June 19, 1856, and both he and his wife drowned off Ireland on board the Lusitania. It had which had just been torpedoed by a German submarine on May 7, 1915.
Elbert Hubbard; John D. Rockefeller; Ida Tarbell and Herbert W. Armstrong all knew each other. They became contemporaries, but they did not necessarily share the same views about life.
While John D. Rockefeller began the age in which you now live, that is the age of North Sea natural gas and oil, he also begat a gigantic monopoly. He achieved this in some ways that are similar to the methodology used by the Italian Mafia. Ida Tarbell decided that his business practices needed to be exposed, but not everyone agreed and she was dubbed as being a 'muckraker'.
But there was a problem.
John D. Rockefeller was a loyal member of the Baptist Church, which is the same denomination that Billy Graham later represented with those 'crusades' of his that began in London, England just after World War II. But back in the USA decades earlier there arose something very 'American' about a combination of the Protestant faith and capitalism. Both got wrapped in the Stars and Stripes; the Holy Bible, and small town America, which embraced capitalism as Godliness, and perceived communism to be Satanism.
Wading into that polemical mixture was Elbert Hubbard. He was an anarchist, according to some, while others, today, might see him as a 'Green' - of sorts. But Hubbard became a friend of Rockefeller just as the automobile age was about to dawn. It was the time of Thomas Edison and the invention of the electric light bulb, and America was about to be sucked into World War I, and Edison's company was being absorbed into another monster in the making called the General Electric Company.
Hubbard did not see what happened next because a German submarine took his life. But prior to that event, Ida Tarbell, the 'muckraker', had begun exposing Rockefeller's monopoly. It was her revelations that caused the U.S. Government to target Rockefeller's monopoly and try to break it up. Hubbard did not like that at all, even though Rockefeller only became wealthier in the process, and so Hubbard wrote an article which Rockefeller then turned into a booklet and distributed.
As a young man, Herbert W. Armstrong got to know Hubbard and became very impressed by him, because Hubbard was considered to be an 'advertising man' who taught Armstrong how to write copy that sells. Now add to Armstrong's life another writer with an interest in turning Jesus into a pragmatic salesman who believed in capitalism, and all of these influences began to create in Herbert W. Armstrong a man who not only believed in his own abilities, but a man who also believed that the end justifies the means.
We will lift the lid off all this tomorrow, and began to examine the details.
The 'Swinging Sixties' never happened, but a bunch of kids were hired to play records from unlicensed transmitters from off the coast of the United Kingdom, and the news media had a field day misreporting about how repressive life had been without those sounds. But this was of course a lie. The Beatles were already famous before the pop pirates first appeared on the airwaves.
The man who brought pop music to the British airwaves took off for the USA where he did it again. His name is Jack Good and the medium is television, not radio. But Jack Good has become the forgotten man in a sea of lies promoting an Irish kid named Ronan O'Rahilly.
Over the years the lies have escalated via the number of books published about the fake side of this subject - the story that never happened and the impact it never had. Behind this misinformation was a geopolitical propaganda machine which had used the U.S. based branch of the Lutheran Church and then Billy Graham to fight the Cold War, but in the Sixties, in Britain, it became the turn of Herbert W. Armstrong and his son Garner Ted.
These two were sex-crazy; money-hungry and power-seeking liars. Obviously Garner Ted got it from his Dad, but where did Herbert learn to use and abuse? That is what we will be revealing tomorrow.
Yesterday we traced the interaction of Boliver B. O'Rear from 1947 to his death in 1958, as an ex-employee of the United States Treasury, Internal Revenue Service. He then left Washington, DC to become a private lawyer and auditor in Los Angeles, California who vetted the real estate and media acquisitions of Herbert W. Armstrong.
Bolivar B. O'Rear left the obscurity of a small town in Alabama called Jasper to begin his training and life work courtesy of the United States government, in preparation for a continuing career in obscurity that was ahead of him in California. During this same period of time, an obscure ex-advertising salesman named Herbert W. Armstrong was beginning his career as an obscure ordained minister for a tiny and obscure breakaway church denomination from which he would then break away into further obscurity.
From these obscure paths emerged the sound of a network of polemical radio monologues on offshore broadcasting ships and structures surrounding the island of Great Britain during the Nineteen Sixties.
Following their demise, Herbert W. Armstrong then embarked upon a new career hosting the likes of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby at his own 'Carnegie Hall of the West' for transmission by U.S. network television. During this same period of time Armstrong continued to appear on his own polemical television show. Armstrong was also jetting around the world as 'Ambassador without portfolio for world peace' to meet many political heads of state.
His rhetoric about the political consequences of uniting Europe and even its Brexit breakaway by Britain, predated anything ever uttered much later by Nigel Farage (who was born in 1964.) Armstrong's geopolitical invisible journey's in the Middle East paralleled the more visible movements of Henry Kissinger. Long before former U.S. Vice President Al Gore shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize in the name of 'Climate Change', there was Herbert W. Armstrong banging that same noisy drum.
How this happened without the influence of an outside guiding force is an enigma, because Herbert W. Armstrong was not clever enough to pull this achievement off all by himself. His explanation was that he was doing 'The Work' of God, and therefore nothing was impossible.
His first son David joined his father in his activities, but then David died in a car crash during the Nineteen Fifties. His later-to-be famous son Garner Ted, who appeared on the airwaves of the world, initially wanted nothing to do with his father's crazy religion. His first choice of career was to engage in a disappearing act by joining to the U.S. Navy during the United Nations' War in Korea. At that time back home, Bolivar B. O'Rear was controlling the legal and financial affairs of his father.
Garner Ted's second choice of career after leaving the Navy, was attempting to become a pop star. It was only after failing to succeed in that endeavor that that he threw in the towel and then joined his father's enterprise. He was a chip off his father's cynical block with his approaches to both religion and sex. Garner Ted was a playboy dressed up as an evangelist.
Over the years several well-known people have also become entangled in this mess, and they include the likes of world chess champion Bobby Fischer. But when the antics of the Armstrong family are compared to the documented record of thuggery; debauchery and murder in the name of the Papacy ruling the Roman Catholic Church, they pale into insignificance. But this is stated not to attack that denomination, but to show that sex, money and the recriminations of man-made religions, all seem to walk hand-in-glove.
However, the outward impact of Armstrong's coming utopia of a thousand years was being manifest, according to Herbert W. Armstrong on the campus of Ambassador College. It was that outward model of seeming perfection on earth which became enough to snare the son of the former head of UK Naval Intelligence, Sir Anthony Buzzard. The eponymous younger Buzzard attended Ambassador College and then joined its faculty. After his father died, he also inherited his title.
Country singer Merle Haggard became so impressed that he co-wrote 'Okie from Muskogee' with the Ambassador College campus in mind. Haggard also wrote another of his songs after his friend and mentor Garner Ted Armstrong died, because, claimed Haggard, Garner Ted had become both his personal friend and a 'professor' who made sense of world events.
But long before all those events, it was during the years that Herbert W. Armstrong was ascending from the obscurity of a small town in Oregon and where his wife had give birth to a daughter, that the sinister side of Herbert took root. His unhealthy relationship to his daughter remained a secret until the dawn of the Eighties, and it became a syndicated news story after attorneys for the second wife of Herbert W. Armstrong tried to introduce it as evidence during her Arizona divorce case.
The reason for including this sub-story is because it is part of a huge amount of evidence which reveals that Herbert W. Armstrong was not who he claimed to be.
In the 1920s he did become an advertising salesman who learned how to write text that could sell other peoples' products. Then, as the Great Depression took hold in the 1930s, he switched to writing copy about his own ethereal product - after he got a Church to ordain him.
Below left is a full-page newspaper ad written by Herbert W. Armstrong in a style using CAPITAL letters that he continued to use for the rest of his life. Next to it is his Ministerial License Certificate which he was given - before getting kicked-out of that denomination and starting his own offshoot. The cause of that theological disagreement was his belief in British-Israelism.
This move into religion would paint Herbert as a very cynical manipulator of minds, and an extremely successful confidence trickster. But did others who were equally manipulative and cynical know this? Was Herbert W. Armstrong a willing puppet on their financial string?
The hard evidence says "yes" to all of the above.
By the time Herbert W. Armstrong got to Pasadena, California, the adjoining part of Los Angeles called Hollywood, was waiting for him. So were the doyens of black and grey broadcasting propaganda. Who they were; what they were up to, and how Herbert W. Armstrong fit into their master plan for U.S. propaganda during the Cold War of the Nineteen Fifties, will be explained as this Blog continues each day.
Many of the events that came to pass in the Nineteen Sixties began with individuals who were born towards the close of the Nineteenth Century. Herbert W. Armstrong first drew breath in the year 1892, and according to press reports, the beginning of life for Boliver B. O'Rear occurred five years later. He died aged 61 in 1958, and this would place the year of his birth in 1897.
What we know so far about the life and work of Boliver B. O'Rear, has been pieced together from contemporary reports published about his life. The Notice published left, appeared in 'The Los Angeles Times', where he died after a lengthy illness. Below, a clipping containing some details of his life:
While we found many similar local newspaper reports about Boliver, his wife and children, it is his obituary that is most interesting because it states that his funeral took place in Jasper, Alabama at a local Baptist Church, which according to Armstrong's definition was a denomination teaching a false religious message. But more than this, there is the reference to his employer which before Armstrong was the United States Internal Revenue Service; a Federal Agency collecting taxes for the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C. It is also worth noting that no mention is made of anything to do with his work for Herbert W. Armstrong!
The clipping also says that at night Boliver B. O'Rear studied law to get his degree from the National University of Law in Washington, D.C., which is where he was first admitted to to the bar as an attorney. In 1923, this item [right] says that he had not been back to Jasper, Alabama in over two years.
This next news item is also from his home town. It says that in 1926, he left the IRS and returned to Jasper, Alabama where he was admitted to the bar of that State and hung out his shingle to practice law. There are several social news items about the O'Rear family in Jasper, but even the local newspaper is not confident in providing dates as the clipping to the left makes clear.
We do know from his Obituary shown above, that he did not stay in Jasper, Alabama, but that he returned to D.C. to practice law. He then got married to a woman from Pennsylvania.
These details are important because Bolivar B. O'Rear was instrumental in turning an obscure local minister from Oregon, into a worldwide broadcaster who had relocated next to Hollywood in Pasadena, California. That is where Herbert W. Armstrong began buy a millionaire's residence and other properties once owned by the rich and powerful as part of his new Ambassador College campus.
In 1953, this article [left] appeared in the local Jasper newspaper. It reflects a somewhat detached view by Bolivar O'Rear to his home in Los Angeles, and a somewhat strange transfer from the nation's capital by something other than a direct relocation.
Other articles in the local press about the O'Rear children, report that they have academic aspirations that do not include anything to do with Herbert W. Armstrong, who is never mentioned in these stories. (At least not the ones we have come across so far.)
There is also a connection between the O'Rear family and the Armstrong family with regards to service in the U.S. military, and specifically in Korea. Herbert's second son Garner Ted did not follow in his brother David's footsteps when he joined his father's enterprise. Instead, Garner Ted joined the U.S. Navy on May 17, 1948, and spent nine months with the U.S. Seventh Fleet. He served on board the aircraft carrier USS Antietam [below, right] when it sailed in 1951 from Pearl Harbor for North Korea, during that War.
After leaving the Navy on May 5, 1952, Garner Ted returned to California, but again, instead of joining the rest of his family with their Church and College enterprise, he tried, unsuccessfully, to begin a career as a singer in adjoining Hollywood. It was only then that he took another look at what his father and brother were doing under the watchful eyes of Boliver O'Rear.
During the Nineteen Forties and Nineteen Fifties, Boliver B. O'Rear, a former IRS employee turned private lawyer and financial advisor, and member of the Baptist Church, not only advised Armstrong regarding his media and real estate contracts, but he also monitored Armstrong's money as an auditor, and all of this took place before Stanley Robert Rader assumed that same responsibility.
This brings us back to the article in the 'American Lawyer' magazine. It says that Rader first met Armstrong in 1956, which is two years before O'Rear died. Since Rader was at that time working for media man Milton Scott, he was obviously bringing contact work to Armstrong, and that legal paperwork would have to be approved by O'Rear. So there is a very good possibility that Rader also knew O'Rear. This article [right] also mentions that Bolivar O'Rear is living and working in Los Angeles, California, but in none of these articles is Herbert W. Armstrong ever mentioned.
Tomorrow, how 'The Work' of Herbert W. Armstrong began to acquire curious links to Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) assets in various parts of the world, during the tenure of Bolivar B. O'Rear.
The story of British offshore radio has its roots in the year 1959, because that is when various people began making moves to set events in motion that would eventually culminate in 1964 with the creation of 'Radio Caroline'. But the trail was not created by the people named in the stack of books claiming to reveal the "true story", or the "real story" about 'Radio Caroline', because the truth is not in those books. In fact, key names don't even appear in those publications!
But as I [Caroline Brooks] explained yesterday, we are following the lives of various individuals to document how their lives crisscrossed the lives of other individuals in order to weave together the fabric of this hitherto untold story. Other writers spinning fake stories have ignored those names (like Jimmy Deterding), and some of those names have been published in glaring format for all the world to see. But those hints have sailed over the heads of the offshore hack writers. Instead, they have followed the old fake trail led by the young man full of blarney and lies whose name is Ronan O'Rahilly.
However, the actual story is a lot more interesting than the fake story!
Yesterday I quoted from the 'American Lawyer' magazine, and it is in that publication that the following redacted item was published by them. Their magazine writer claimed that "Stanley Rader .... became an accountant after his 1951 graduation from UCLA .... His initial contact with [Herbert W. Armstrong] came in 1956 when he was working as an accountant for Hollywood advertising mogul Milton Scott, who bought radio and television time for [Armstrong]. When Armstrong's accountant died in 1956, Scott sent Rader to straighten out [Armstrong's] books. .... Scott .... says Rader violated their confidential relationship by wrestling [Armstrong's] advertising business away from [Scott]."
We now know the name of the person who died and when he died, and it was not in the year 1956, as claimed by 'The American Lawyer' magazine. In fact a picture of Stanley Robert Rader, C.P.A, first showed up in the 1959 Ambassador College yearbook with this caption: "Auditor and Financial Advisor for the Church and College. A new-comer to the Campus, Mr. Rader's advice is frequently sought on questions relating to business and financial matters."
So who did Stanley Robert Rader, a nominal member of the Jewish faith, replace to advise this Christian denomination on matters relating to business and finance? The answer is Boliver O'Rear [right] who was a both a practicing, attorney and a member of the Baptist denomination.
Armstrong's operation began life in the Nineteen Thirties as a tiny local congregation based in Eugene, Oregon. It had broken away from a small denomination that previously ordained Herbert W. Armstrong.
In the Nineteen Forties Armstrong relocated to Pasadena, California, and attracted the professional services of Boliver O'Rear who was not a member of Armstrong's Church, and neither was he a subscriber to Armstrong's theology! But that is not the only oddity that draws our attention to the life and times of Boliver O'Rear.
Armstrong's literature states that when he died, Boliver O'Rear had been "both legal advisor and auditor of Ambassador College since its beginning ten years ago." Ambassador College began in the year 1947.
The slow process of turning a Sunday morning religious service of the Church of God in Eugene, Oregon into a Hollywood formatted monologue was gradual. Inspiration for a name change came from the promotional title of the 1939 World's Fair, when Armstrong picked-up its futuristic theme and reinterpreted it to refer to a Biblical verse about a millennial age of peace on Earth.
That is when newspaper program listings for the 'Radio Church of God' broadcast service on Sundays, were changed to a listing for the 'World Tomorrow' program. It was still presented under the eponymous name of the radio program, which was then registered as a California corporation. Ambassador College, which began as an activity of the Radio Church of God, Inc., was then registered separately as another non-profit California corporation. Handling both the legal and financial contract work for Herbert w. Armstrong, was Los Angeles attorney Boliver O'Rear.
Even after the name change, the Hollywood influenced program still retained elements of a church service, and its morphing into a monologue introduced by Art Gilmore, the announcer of the Broderick Crawford television show called 'Highway Patrol', and then concluding with an instrumental jingle, would be gradual.
More about Boliver O'Rear tomorrow.
Since this is being written by one person [Caroline Brooks], albeit with the resources and guidance of a team of three other people, I write in the first person to state that I am well-aware that many readers of my Blog have little patience with my slow progress. That is because they have grown-up expecting instant answers to everything. Well, I am sorry to disappoint you (if this describes your approach to the subject matter of this Blog), because this storyline has no 'instant' explanation.
First of all, as the banner above makes plain, a lot of books have been written over many years to provide readers with a totally fictitious explanation about the origins of offshore radio in Europe. Consequently many readers have previously imbibed this nonsense and now as they read this Blog they are trying to reconcile what they are reading, with what they have previously read elsewhere. My suggestion is that you forget what you think that you know, and that you begin again by reading this Blog without confusing yourself unnecessarily.
I have been explaining how the misinformation has been spread and even why it was spread, but the quick and simple explanation involves a totally fictitious storyline in which many names appearing in this Blog, do not appear in the fictitious version. So, keep in mind a lot of the information and people we have already referenced such as Herman and George Brown, because they will come back into the real story, right here on this Blog.
In order to deal with these many biographical snapshots, I have to deal with them one at a time, or within the context of other people that they immediately relate to. This brings us to the present focus which is upon the relationship between Stanley R. Rader and Herbert W. Armstrong.
With that in mind, and also recalling my words in yesterday's Blog in which I compared Herbert W. Armstrong to a lobster who was slowly cooked to a mental death by Stanley R. Rader, I will also cite the article that appeared in 'The American Lawyer' and titled: 'The Devil and Stanley Rader - How a Jewish lawyer from White Plains found Jesus, big bucks, and lots of trouble doing "the Work" in California'. It was written in 1979 by Henry Goldman, and it appeared in the August edition of that publication.
This is how Henry Goldman describes that initial meeting of the Cook with his lobster. (I am aware that most Jewish people practicing the Jewish faith, which Rader may, or may not have been doing, would shy away from the idea of shellfish as a food, but this is analogy!)
"Stanley Rader .... became an accountant after his 1951 graduation from UCLA .... His initial contact with [Herbert W. Armstrong] came in 1956 when he was working as an accountant for Hollywood advertising mogul Milton Scott, who bought radio and television time for [Armstrong]. When Armstrong's accountant died in 1956, Scott sent Rader to straighten out [Armstrong's] books. .... Scott .... says Rader violated their confidential relationship by wrestling [Armstrong's] advertising business away from [Scott]."
As I revealed in yesterday's Blog, Stanley Rader was first acknowledged in a formal manner by his inclusion within the 1959 edition of the Ambassador College yearbook; which means that his presence became known on the Pasadena campus the year before. But Rader was intruding into the family-based organization created by Herbert W. Armstrong, and as their relationship developed, it grew into a crisis which resulted in Herbert dumping his biological son Garner Ted, and embracing Stanley as his de facto son. But all of that in 1959, was in the future, and it would not emerge as an overnight crisis, but one that would boil to the point of spillage; adjustment and correction, and then result in a total breaking away of Garner Ted amidst a sea of legal turmoil to the benefit of Stanley, who eventually walked away as the victor.
But if Milton Scott sensed that Stanley Rader had an agenda other than that of the Milton Scott advertising agency; the evidence points to Stanley Rader having a Master of his own, and his Master is the one with an address in Langley, Virginia and known by the letters CIA. However, this is not a Blog making accusations derived from circumstantial guilt, we require links to show a common purpose of association, and that is what we will continue to reveal tomorrow.
UPDATE! On March 14, 2021 we investigated the claims made in the 'American Lawyer' in order to ascertain whether supporting evidence was available concerning their comments which we quoted in a redacted format. We wanted to know the name and background of the person who they claim "died in 1956", thus opening the door to Stanley Robert Rader. Our own investigation has not only revealed the identity of the person who died, but it revealed that he died on March 11, 1958, and not two years earlier in 1956. More on this in today's Blog.
While we have chosen to adopt the well-documented life and times of Herbert W. Armstrong as one of the 'pebbles' that began a serious of ripples in this recital of past events, it is now necessary to introduce the person who became his Puppet Master. That person is Stanley Robert Rader.
Stan Rader died in 2002, thus terminating a life of 70 years. But in the year 1959 he was just beginning to emerge from the shadows, and into the public life of Herbert W. Armstrong.
Rader was born on August 13, 1930 in White Plains, New York. He was the junior of Herbert W. Armstrong who was born on July 31, 1892 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Armstrong's parents subscribed to the Quaker faith. Rader was born to parents of the Jewish faith.
The year before Herbert W. Armstrong first arrived at Copenhagen, Denmark to see the manager of 'Radio Mercur', Stanley Robert Rader was being introduced in the 1959 Yearbook of Armstrong's Ambassador College at Pasadena, California, by the picture shown above. The Yearbook represented events during the preceding twelve months, and in 1958, as a Chartered Public Accountant, he was identified as the financial auditor and advisor serving the institutions of Armstrong's Church and College.
However, Rader's public emergence did not reflect his initial media beginnings concerning the relationship that would gradually turn the tables on Armstrong like a lobster being slowly boiled to death. Events would gradually put Rader in charge of both Armstrong's Church and his College.
Rader then attempted, without a lot of success, to quieten down both institutions as to what he was really setting out to do, which was to morph the assets of the Church and the College into a spectacular secular foundation. It would be that new institution which engaged with world leaders while at the same time, bedazzling the world of cultural entertainment.
For a time, he actually 'pulled it off'!
Rader had taken advice given to Armstrong since the Forties to become a political and cultural radio commentator, of which there had been many in the past, and many in his future. But Armstrong resisted until Rader showed Armstrong that it was not a question of one or the other, he could do both!
As he approached the zenith of his ambitions, Stanley R. Rader made a lot of enemies who tried to destroy him. This led to a very public legal war which Rader turned into a debate about the meaning of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as it applied to State laws. For a short time thereafter, Rader emerged as the victor and he even got the University of Southern California Gould School of Law to create a Chair for the 'Herbert W. Armstrong Professor of Constitutional Law, Emeritus'!
In other words, the life and times of Herbert W. Armstrong came to influence the ordinary lives of millions of people on this Planet. But most people had no idea that Armstrong was the servant of a Puppet Master named Stanley Robert Rader. In fact, it took many years for Armstrong to realize that Rader had become his real life but secular "Guiding Hand", and by then, it was too late.
Rader's life had already come to an end, and Armstrong's was swiftly fading out of existence.
Tomorrow, how the paths of Rader and Armstrong collided, and how the Rader-Armstrong story developed from there.
Click above: All human beings are freeborn, but false recitals of the past opens the door to the false idea that some human beings are born superior to other human beings, and the result is human enslavement.
From our bookshelf: a horrific and hidden story that exposes the British Crown (that created the GPO back in the year 1660 to censor communication), which enslaved White people in order to settle their colonies! They were the Crown's blueprint to also turn Black people into slaves!
Watch video interview with the authors.
More from our research library shelves: Here is a book you should read because it exposes acts by the Royal Family of Belgium, to the horrors of slavery in Africa. It is exposed in part by one of the early leaders who tried to liberate Ireland from the slavery imposed on Ireland by the British Crown!
King Leopold III of Belgium also has links to the work of
Herbert W. Armstrong regarding his financing of British offshore radio: This will also be exposed
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