We begin by picking-up from where we left-off yesterday on Rusling's page 11.
After referencing RCA, without mentioning Marconi of Chelmsford, in Essex, England, he now wants to tell his readers all about Marconi and its hut in Writtle that became the changing room for a local school's sports' activities. Then, years later, someone 'rescued' that hut after the school had abandoned it, and they moved it inside a protective museum building at the site of a former waterworks in Chelmsford.
According to the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society, "the famous England footballer Geoff Hurst was one who used it in the 1950s." Another person who used it is Paul Byford. He became well known to the U.K. Radio Investigation Service for his unlicensed transatlantic broadcasting activities.
Because Mr. Byford attended the school which used the hut where he, and a lot of other boys, used to change out of their perspiration-ridden sports' garb; for nostalgic reasons, and being a good tour host, he once took Mervyn Hagger on a tour of the Sanford Mill (Chelmsford) facility to look at that now restored hut. You can see a picture of at:
Paul Rusling would like you to think that he knows all about this same hut which was once used for a broadcasting station in the little village of Writtle just outside Chelmsford. Alas, he does not, and neither does know much about Marconi and its entanglement with a massive worldwide communications project that failed and almost put the company out of business. That did place the company in a vulnerable position during 'The Great War' which was later re-branded as World War I.
It was during that time that American Marconi had control of ship-to-shore radio, and this made the U.S. Navy very nervous. At that time, the UK was viewed in the USA as a military threat, and consequently the activities of American Marconi were brought under the control of the U.S. Navy.
It was after WWI that the 'fun' began because the U.S. Navy did not want to hand the company back to American Marconi. So in partnership with the recently created conglomerate known as the General Electric Company Inc., a subsidiary company of G.E. was created under the name of the Radio Corporation of America, and RCA then gobbled up American Marconi. You can hear all about it on 'The Story of Radio' by Mervyn Hagger that I referred to yesterday. Or, you can read all about the details in numerous articles by Gilder and Hagger at http://foundthreads.com
So let's now turn from Rusling's page 11, to Rusling's page 12 (softback original edition.)
On this page you are supposed to learn all about the creation of the British Broadcasting Company Limited (BBC), by the General Post Office (GPO). But since Rusling does not understand the subject himself, he cannot be expected to tell his paying readers anything of value that they may not already know. He can tell them more in terms of his "radio realm of rubbish", and that he does quite well.
In the second paragraph of his page 12, Rusling delves into the world that occupied the mind of Professor Asa Briggs in writing his 'History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom' ( https://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Broadcasting-United-Kingdom-Birth/dp/0192129260 ). It stretched over many volumes because it included a vast collection of documented footnotes. By comparison, Rusling does not bother with documentation because to do so would reveal his sources as being the plagiarized (and mangled) work of other people taken without permission.
Rusling tries to shrug all this off by claiming on page 5 in his second paragraph of his Introduction that: "It's a story of intrigue and mystery, one that the Caroline team (sic) have had to deliberately mask in places to protect those who didn't want their identities, nor the reasons for the radio station, (sic) to be exposed." This is how Rusling uses deceit to tell his readers that there is one radio station called 'Radio Caroline' and it has a continuing history. In reality Radio Caroline had two stations and it existed from 1964 to 1967, but a lot of pretenders have come along and called their ventures by the same name. They are not related and the Radio Caroline has been dead for decades! But using a claim of camouflage, Rusling tries to excuse himself from the need to document anything that he claims within his work of fiction called 'The Radio Caroline bible'.
This lack of understanding by Paul Rusling about the subject of radio broadcasting history is made manifest when he tries to explain in his second paragraph on page 12 how and why the GPO got involved and which he then links to "The Crown". (sic) This garbled and confused explanation which is central to all that follows, is then spilled over into his next (third) paragraph on this same page.
Because Rusling refuses to study history, Rusling has no idea of what the United Kingdom is, or how it came into existence, or who brought about its creation. Instead, Rusling refers to "The Crown" (sic) as "a mysterious and nebulous body which had different powers depending on the context." (sic) Then Rusling continues with: "The Monarch (sic) is the figurehead of The Crown, (sic) which permits a parliament (sic) to administer day to day affairs of state." (sic)
Ready for more Rusling rambling as he attempts to explain to his readers what obviously does not understand himself? Like it or not, Rusling is going to deliver more of the same, because it is all that he has to use as a confidence trick to deprive readers of money to buy this drivel: "The biggest group of elected members usually form the Government (sic) but The Crown (sic) remains in charge of the monarchy and the government." (sic)
Paul Rusling brings to mind that quotation from the New International Version of 'The Bible' as cited in 1 Timothy 1:7 "They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm."
What a hoot!
Rusling is slain by his own words in a book that he calls the 'bible', and which his pal Hans Knot endorses on its back cover with these words: "It is often said that the Holy Bible belongs in every bookcase; the Radio Caroline bible should be on the bookshelf and read often by every follower of the world's most famous offshore radio station."
What a nerve Rusling and Knot have. They seem to forget these words from Knot's recommended bookcase storage: "Woe to you, teachers of the law .... you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a a single convert, and when he becomes one. you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are." (Matthew 23:15; New International Version.)
This is certainly true of the supporters that Malcolm Smith has gathered around his very tiny and unrelated licensed station called 'Radio Caroline'. They are as fierce and as ignorant as any religious cult member, and Hans Knot has definitely linked the idea that Paul Rusling's 'bible' and the book that Hans Knot refers to as the 'Holy Bible' are of equal weight, and both should be lifted off the bookshelf to be studied on a regular basis.
However, quoting again from those two passages referred to by Hans Knot as the 'Holy Bible', it is clear that ".... they do not know what they are talking about ...." and that they are hypocrites who do "travel over land and sea" to win converts by means of their tiny broadcasting emissions and supporting words in print.
But to the facts.
What is 'The Crown' to which Rusling refers, and where do you suppose he partially lifted his partial understanding of his partial self-education from?
His main source is from the writings of Gilder and Hagger which are also Online for all to read free of charge at: http://foundthreads.com - many of which contain detailed footnotes. The article about the 'Interregnum' does explain how and why the GPO was created in the context of events that led to the creation of the United Kingdom. I also draw attention to the radio documentaries made by Hagger and Baskir, some of which are also Online to listen to free of charge at: https://www.mixcloud.com/mervyn-hagger
The entity that Rusling calls 'The Crown' is known in legal parlance as a corporation sole. There many entities of this type but the British version has a rather convoluted and mangled history based upon a fraud known as the 'Donation of Constantine'. The British, or rather the English version, began with King Henry VIII who in turn got it from the Papacy in Rome.
Henry VIII ruled according to the mythology whereby Roman Emperor Constantine (who has connections to York in England), supposedly bequeathed the Western half of his Roman Empire to Pope Sylvester. This allowed the Pope to wear two hats: one 'spiritual' (representing his church), and the other 'temporal' representing "his half" of the Roman Empire.
When Henry VIII did his split with Rome, he took with him this same contrived legal fraud, and that is what has been extended to the Kingdom Scotland and to the Kingdom of Ireland which are now rolled up and into the United Kingdom. That of course is sans most of Ireland, because the majority of its people had the sense to get rid of the British Crown corporation sole.
However, in-between the "then" and "now" times of Henry VIII came a series of civil wars engulfing England; Scotland and Ireland. Out of that came first a republic in England, then a forced marriage of Scotland into that same republic, but it did not last.
In 1660 a series of coup d'états began with General George Monck and his army from Coldstream, Scotland. It was Monck who put King Charles II on the throne in 1660 and began a new monarchy (although his successor James II was also overthrown by an invasion from Hans Knot's Holland.)
In order to shut everyone up by placing the populace under fear of arrest and all that comes with a charge of treason, General Monck and his lap-dog king created a General Post Office with monopoly powers to censor communications. That is how they censored the mails. Then by claiming that every new invention from the telegraph to the telephone had to go through some form of central clearance center, their rigged courts decided to brand each one of them as a form of 'post office', and that of course placed them under the control of the GPO.
You won't find any of that in Rusling's 'bible' because Rusling with his endorser Mr Knot are part of that team branded by Mr. Knot's 'Holy Bible' as "teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm."
More in the next part of this Review of Rusling's 'bible'.