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.