Somewhere around the year 1512, Michaelangelo painted a fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. In one panel he supposedly depicts the finger of God giving life to the first human being. However, the two fingers do not touch each other, but instead, the finger of God points towards the finger of the human being that is supposedly made in the likeness of God.
In Michaelangelo's example, which is based on the Biblical book of Genesis, the first human being is a doppelgänger of God, or the image of God, while not being God. Consequently their fingers do not touch in the fresco painting.
What has this to do with debunking the many books (some illustrated above), that have promoted the myth that Ronan O'Rahilly created Radio Caroline which he claimed to have named after 5 years-old Caroline Kennedy, and then financed with money from a "Jimmy Ross"?
The answer is everything.
When we read on page 121 of Johns' book that Allan Crawford "rented offices in London that had been recently vacated by the defunct CNBC", we knew that Johns was trying to invent a fake timeline by connecting dots that did not exist.
Having first-hand knowledge of Crawford's actual location, as well as the location of CNBC, we knew that one address was some distance from the other address on the other side of the same street. Other instances of Johns' resorting to fabrication also came to light. What he was doing was trying to provide an explanation to readers, when he did not know the explanation.
More than this, Ronald Coase had become a major source of inspiration for Adrian Johns in that they had both decamped at the University of Chicago. Johns quoted Coase in an effort to support his own version of a fabricated economic thesis about the creation of offshore radio.
On page 4 of Coase's book, we read about the "experimental broadcasts" that were taking place in the United Kingdom in the year 1920. Coase asked his readers: "Why did these experimental broadcasts stop? The reason appears to have been that the Post Office disapproved of them and refused to license further broadcasts. The Post Office derived this power to control wireless telephony in the early 1920's from the Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1904."
But from where did the Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1904 derive its authority, and what on earth has wireless telegraphy got to do with posting hand-written letters and sticking a Post Office stamp on them after which they are deposited in a Post Box?
We went in search of the answer to that question beginning around the year 1985, and that is when we stumbled across the life and times of Freeborn John Lilburne (c.1615-1657). That discovery led to our embarking upon our research as a trio, and that is why we later began to write and publish a series of academic monologues about this subject. Lilburne was a family-related ancestor of Thomas Jefferson, and Lilburne like Jefferson, was a promoter of individualism preserved by written law.
Our research led us back to the year 1649, and the execution of King Charles I. His death terminated the monarchial dynasties of England, Scotland and Ireland and into his shoes stepped Oliver Cromwell. Lilburne ran afoul of Oliver Cromwell who proceeded to rule over England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland as a military dictator, by creating a constantly modified quasi-republic.
However, Cromwell failed to extinguish the Crown corporation sole that gave the individual monarchies of England, Scotland and Ireland their source of power. This led to Lilburne turning on Cromwell and Cromwell retaliating by imprisoning Lilburne for the rest of his life. It was a showdown of dictatorship versus freeborn individualism that would later be revived in the days of Thomas Jefferson whose sister had married Charles Lilburne Lewis and named one their children Lilburne Lewis. Thomas Jefferson's brother Randolph named his son Lilburne Jefferson.
Now deceased U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black and his associates, later produced a number of books claiming that John Lilburne is the true source of inspiration for the 1789 U.S. Constitution with it first ten amendments (the so-called 'Bill of Rights').
When Cromwell died in 1658 his nightmare died with him, but then a new nightmare began when a blanket censorship law was put in place to prop-up a new series of disunited kingdoms under a Charles II. That censored period of history is today known as the Interregnum, and its fake authenticity is concealed under the 1660 'Act of Oblivion'. See:
http://foundthreads.com/03.html - Yesterday never happened!
It was at this moment in time when the General Post Office was also created, and over time this institution that was begun to censor letters, came to censor everything else. See our video at:
That is what Coase refrained from explaining!
For our part we began documenting our research discoveries in a series of academic monologues, and you can read still read them here, free of charge :
As a result of our research, in 1986 we also made a recorded program in two segments that was promoted over KRQX and KZEW in Dallas, Texas. We called that recording the 'Story of Radio' and it was made years before our academic work was published. You can still hear it in two parts at:
In the passage of time we continued our research, but unfortunately, back in 1986 when we made the 'Story of Radio', we also relied upon the documented fake history of offshore radio. It was a collection of lies and deceit which had been previously spread by Ronan O'Rahilly, using scripts written by Ian Cowper Ross.
The year before we made that recording called 'Story of Radio', Don Pierson had given us his legal and financial records relating to his creation of Wonderful Radio London; Swinging Radio England and Britain Radio. It is now clear to us that his documents show that back in 1964, Don Pierson had reacted in response to the fake news reporting emanating from England due to the lies and deceit of Ronan O'Rahilly and Ian Cowper Ross.
It has taken us years to uncover the true story, and we are still working on it. But back in 1986 we still believed the Ronan O'Rahilly version which had been reported in various books, magazines, newspapers, as well as radio and television documentaries. We did not know that Ronan O'Rahilly was working with his father while being paid as a 'decoy duck' by others to obscure the real story. Now we know that everything that this man said was a polluted version of true events.
Unfortunately, although we readily admit our mistakes, some like Paul Rusling have come along and stolen our research and then they have twisted it to prop-up the lies and deceit of Ronan O'Rahilly and Ian Cowper Ross. Why did Rusling do this? For personal financial gain at our expense, and to support the fake legacy of a tiny community licensed station which in 2020 is calling itself 'Radio Caroline'.
While we do not claim to have uncovered every little detail concerning the real story behind the creation of the real Radio Caroline (1964-1967), we have uncovered enough to now press ahead with our new book. It still retains the working title of 'Dial 999 for Caroline' which becomes increasingly apropos the more we uncover the true story. Therefore it is still very likely that this will be the title that we will retain when the book is published later this year.
Tomorrow, part 6 in the current series about Greenore.