Ronan O'Rahilly was a fool.
He not only played the part of a fool, but he was a fool.
The Oxford Dictionary defines a fool as: "a person who you think behaves or speaks in a way that lacks intelligence or good judgment."
That was Ronan O'Rahilly.
He became sillier as he got older, and then mental illness finished him off, but the loss of memory was not his biggest problem, that was his willingness to 'sell his soul' for cash and become the bogus mouthpiece for the original Radio Caroline project.
There is perhaps no greater memorialization of Ronan O'Rahilly's total stupidity than the 'tribute' pages that appear in the English Edition of OEM (Offshore Echos Magazine) for June 2020 and number 200.
Turn to page 44 of OEM 200 and read what this fool has to say about nuclear war and its prevention. Ronan O'Rahilly morphed into the politics of anarchy. He used and abused those he came into contact with, pocketed money for himself, and nearly placed Simon Dee in prison after he got Simon Dee to steal from his employer to benefit a stunt by Ronan O'Rahilly.
Ronan O'Rahilly was a cult leader with the powers of persuasion that any 'gifted' religious evangelist has to have in order to con and then fleece his flock. But unfortunately, for the most part, religious believers don't quit, and they cannot come to accept that they made a mistake, and this is why anoraks are perhaps among the dumbest idiots walking the face of this Planet. They won't accept exposure to the facts.
'Jimmy Ross' the sometimes fishmonger, sometimes phone salesman, sometimes stockbroker, is claimed by anoraks to have financed Radio Caroline when he persuaded his pal John Sheffield to get Jocelyn Stevens to front the project. Never mind that 'Jimmy Ross' never existed, or that Ian Cowper Ross' made this character up for a novel.
Never mind the fact that Charles Edward Ross made his money by promoting a dry-cleaning franchise; or that John Sheffield managed a dry-cleaning manufacturer through his Norcros holding company, or that Jocelyn Stevens was a director of a companion Norcros company and had been since 1960. Never mind their merchant banking connections that developed in the Nineteen Fifties.
Never mind that there was a girl named 'Carolyn' who was the basis of a magazine style sheet which was then twisted to turn that young girl whose father aspired his daughter to join the ranks of the debutants, and that Jocelyn Stevens decided to turn her into a teenage slut by tweaking her name, or that the editor of Jocelyn Stevens magazine 'Queen' decided to quit the day that Stevens made it clear that he was going ahead with his plans by using Ronan O'Rahilly to front the mythological story of Radio Caroline; never mind that truth is the antonym of the word anorak; never mind all of that, because anoraks are true believers in sheer stupidity.
None of them will ever challenge the stated facts reproduced here, what they will do is always attack the messenger and never the message.
Ronan O'Rahilly had no message other than the words of a fool.
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