Our research has followed questions that arose over the differences in laws enacted to control the regulation of broadcasting in both the United Kingdom and the United States of America. These questions about law then spun-off into other questions relating to geopolitics during the period known as the Cold War.
One theme that became apparent to us, is that there has been, and there continues to be, a constant intermixing of various interpretations of the Christian religion, as applied differently in both the UK and USA, and then its promotion over the airwaves of both countries. In the UK it was by a State dominated broadcasting system known by the initials BBC, and in the USA it was by many seemingly independent broadcasting companies. Some of those American voices were heard on the airwaves in the UK, via Radio Luxembourg; the American Armed Forces Network of stations, and transmissions by the Voice of America.
When offshore broadcasting stations began transmissions to the UK in 1964, there were no hints of geopolitics or religion. But with the arrival of Radio London in the latter part of that year, that changed when 'The World Tomorrow' program eased into a seven days-a-week strip, with emphasis on a coming 'United States of Europe'. Other offshore stations soon joined a 'fleet' of these broadcasters, and all of the main stations carried this same program which was announced by Art Gilmore, followed by a monologue delivered by either Garner Ted Armstrong, or his father, Herbert W. Armstrong.
In continuing our investigation into these broadcasts and stations it became clear that the part played by Herbert W. Armstrong on the world stage, was far more than being a radio evangelist. Something else was going on that drew in geopolitical interests originating in the USA. But this is not to imply that one man or his organization had control of a geopolitical message which then translated into control of the Cold War political stage: it did not!
No such world conspiracy of any type is implied or being followed by this research!
However, this is not to say that a number of different people representing different entities did not have over-arching agendas that saw the world as their stage. They did! But since there were competing individuals and competing agendas, things never seemed to be manifest in successful united outcomes. 'Things' got in the way, and unplanned and unforeseen 'things' caused their many and varied best laid plans to go awry.
Therefore, trying to understand and then relate to others what happened during the Cold War years, is no simple matter! But there are some common threads which can be followed, and there are some individuals such as Herbert W. Armstrong, who appear to have become players according to the scripted presentations of geopolitical planners. How much these individuals knew about the overall plans is another matter, because to some extent the evidence shows that while they were aware of being 'used', they were happy to go along with it.
However, there is good reason to believe that they were not part of any 'Master Plan', or even aware that such plans (for there were many competing plans), even existed. It is as if they were humming along with Elvis Presley singing 'Are you lonesome tonight? when he voiced a borrowed speech about the world being a stage and each of us playing a part.
As for a dominant theme throughout the years beginning in the mid-1800s, there is one which has continued and is still continuing through today. It is the one surrounded by a hue and cry over 'Climate Change', and there is one issue that has been constant in its dominating presence and it comes from underground. Without petroleum and its sister of natural gas, today's world could not exist.
We will not be presenting any form of overarching conspiracy on these pages, but we will continue to reveal how the subject of petroleum and natural gas became represented by many loud voices and noisy actions. Those are the individuals and the causes they championed, that lead the population of the world into a serious series of conflicts which began with the Great War at the dawn of the Twentieth Century.