Right now we are spending a lot more time building a chronological storyline, than we are on the Blog itself. Which is not to state that this daily Blog is being ignored.
The fact is, that without filling in a lot of gaps that appear within the universal knowledge base, it will be impossible to achieve any understanding of how broadcasting came to be suppressed in the British Isles.
The Masters of Propaganda have brainwashed the casual observer into thinking that British broadcasting, meaning the BBC, is by far the best service in the world.
It is among the most deceitful because, it is run by Masters of Deceit. They are the string-pullers of world opinion. Before the shooting and the bombing begins in any war, the propaganda pundits have been at work. They have tried to shape-up an army of hatred which is needed for its listeners and viewers to be able to take up arms and kill the enemy (meaning other human beings!)
Well the BBC was built on that mantra.
It's just that less skilled pundits of propaganda expose themselves so easily.
It's also similar to comparing a 'red top' tabloid, as they are known in Britain, with a more traditional broadsheet 'quality' newspaper. One of them is obviously out to shock and grab attention with short, sharp bursts of text and sensational pictures, and the other one offers a more sedate approach, with enough opinionated diatribe to put anyone to sleep.
Such was the BBC until the 'pirate' offshore stations such as Radio London, and certainly Radio England came along.
Radio Caroline was more of the BBC with additional time spent playing a hodge-podge of music until, well, Texan Don Pierson got his friends from the Lone Star State to drag a slice of Dallas, Texas within earshot of British listeners. Its Texan Program Director toned it down a bit to be a little less offensive, than say. Radio Atlanta had been at the start. Their Country and Western djs would have fit right in with any station broadcasting from 'Cow Town' Fort Worth ("where the West begins"), and only about 30 miles from Dallas. Then Don Pierson dragged over a screaming hodge-podge of American formats unheard of in the USA, and like a noisy and illuminating explosive firework of short duration, it shook everyone and everything related to British broadcasting into stunned disbelief.
All well and fine, but what has any of that got to do with the 'Latent Agenda' of Aodogán O'Rahilly?
Just as the history of Radio Caroline has been deliberately twisted out of all resemblance to what actually happened, so has the life story of Aodogán O'Rahilly, and the people who have done the twisting, are in many instances the same people!
Now you ask, what on earth are we suggesting?
Well, Aodogán O'Rahilly was born in England, and for all purposes of documentation, that makes him an Englishman by birth. He married an American citizen and his infamous son Ronan was therefore half-English and half-American.
Well, wasn't Ireland an independent country?
Yes and no.
It wasn't independent when Aodogán O'Rahilly was born near Brighton, England, and it was still a member of the British Commonwealth when he began his tile manufacturing company called Weatherwell Ltd.
Yes, Aodogán O'Rahilly did create his company on the island of Ireland, but when he formed it, the island was in the aftermath of the failed 'Rising' of 1916, which eventually resulted in a nation called the Irish Free State, which was sort of like the status of the Isle of Man today. Back then, Ireland's external affairs were all controlled by politicians in London.
So when did Ireland become a truly free country (excluding those hive-off British northern counties called Northern Ireland)?
For that we have to move the clock up into the Nineteen Thirties, but to find the Ireland in the south that we know today, well the clock has to advance past the years of World War II.
Just throwing out references to an obscure and derelict port at Greenore in order to identify where the Radio Caroline ship was made ready for broadcasting, and without identifying who did that work, and why they did that work, is to totally "miss the boat" of understanding what happened from the time that the ship ceased to be a Danish ferry, and the time it arrived at Greenore, as if by accident, since it was originally bound for the Isle of Wight!
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