Because so much rubbish has been written not only about Radio Caroline, but the people alleged to have been behind its creation, trying to explain in a few words what really happened is an impossibility.
We began attempting such an explanation in video format which is still available Online [see details right]. In that attempt we began with the words of Ronan O'Rahilly and began to work backwards through time, but this does not begin to explain the tangled web of nonsense that surrounds the entire subject.
For instance, we referenced in the July 15, 2020 of this Blog, that more than one person had called themselves 'The O'Rahilly'. The illustration we used was one of many such references to the son of Michael Joseph Rahilly.
It is Michael Joseph Rahilly who was began using the byline 'The O'Rahilly' while working as assistant editor of the Irish nationalist newspaper 'An Claidheamh Soluis' ('Sword of Light'); which Was a newspaper published by the Gaelic League, In addition to his son Egan John Eoin O'Sullivan O'Rahilly who renamed himself as Aodogán, and who was in turn the father of Ronan O'Rahilly, Michael Joseph Rahilly also had a son who called himself 'The O'Rahilly', but he was not a journalist, he was a lawyer.
According to the genealogical research of Mark Humphrys, the Rahilly Family became the O'Rahilly family sometime after 1900. The first of Michael Joseph's offspring died at a very early age with the surname of Rahilly, and next in line before Aodogán, was Richard McEllistrim Rahilly, and this is the person who became a lawyer and also decided to call himself 'The O'Rahilly'.
It seems that sometime after the birth of Richard McEllistrim Rahilly, his father decided to name his next son O'Rahilly, and thus Egan John Eoin O'Sullivan O'Rahilly came on the scene but complicated matters yet again by calling himself Aodogán. He is the father of Ronan O'Rahilly.
Now let's go back and look at the life of Richard McEllistrim Rahilly. He who was born in 1903, and in 1932 he became a practicing barrister. In the Irish press during reported court cases, he was constantly referred to as 'The O'Rahilly'. But Ronan's father was not at all happy with his sibling sharing that identity, and so he began to build up his father as the authentic version of 'The O'Rahilly'.
This is very complicated, and if you read this Blog when I first put today's edition on line, I later realized that my genealogy references were as clear as mud! So I have written parts of it.
Now it is with Richard who everyone called 'Mac' when he was not being referred to as 'The O'Rahilly', that parallel problems that developed at Dundalk which impacted both George Saunders and Ove , find common roots in the hatred by some in Ireland for all things English. Part of that hate showed up in World War II.
While the Republic of Ireland was nominally neutral, barrister Richard McEllistrim Rahilly was not neutral at all. Again, citing the excellent work on the Mark Humphrys' site, we make reference to his page at: https://humphrysfamilytree.com/ORahilly/mac.html When the UK declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939, Richard McEllistrim Rahilly decided to support Adolph Hitler in his fight with Neville Chamberlain. Mark Humphrys' quotes Mac's brother Aodogán (Ronan's father) as saying: ""Mac was a great enthusiast for the Germans."
Mac's reasoning seems to have been that If Hitler could defeat the UK, then Ireland could free itself from Britain and unite as one island nation. Mac's brother-in-law who was also a senior official in the Irish Republican Army, worked with Nazi Germany on a IRA plan for the Nazi invasion of Northern Ireland. Since Hitler lost the War, and then the Nazi atrocities began to be broadcast, the pro-German sentimentality of Mac and his friends was abandoned, but their hate for all things English did not go away.
That clock of Irish hatred for all things English began ticking in 1531, which was when King Henry VIII of England broke with Rome and declared that he was the 'Supreme Head of the Church of England'. In 1542, Henry VIII also declared himself King of Ireland and began his own formal enslavement and oppression of the Irish people.
But worse was to follow when Henry VIII broke with Rome, because he also adopted for his own use, a major part of Rome's mythology and then draped himself in it. This is the affair that has become known as 'Donation of Constantine'.
Now before you yawn and wonder what this has to do with the topic at hand, you will soon discover that a hoax that began after circa. 306, when the Roman Emperor died, resulted in his son Constantine being acclaimed Emperor by the Army based at York, England, and this in turn led to a series of myths that in 2020 still form the foundational basis for governance of the United Kingdom!
It is a weird story!
This is how it goes: In circa. 315, Constantine ('The Great'), became ill and was 'cured' by Pope Sylvester I. So Constantine, being ever so grateful, gave Sylvester the Western half of his Roman Empire.
Now this act of generosity (which has been debunked over and over again), resulted in Sylvester wearing two hats - one as the Pope ruling over his Church, and the other one as Emperor of the Western Half of the Roman Empire. It created a duopoly of 'Spiritual' and 'Temporal'. In other words there were mirrored officials and departments under Sylvester. The only problem is that this is a myth and it took until last year (2019) for Pope Francis to change the name of the 'Vatican Secret Archives', which is the actual repository for all of this nonsense, and now call it Vatican Apostolic Archives.
So here is Prince Charles, the would-be (will-be) King Charles III, wandering around looking at this priceless rubbish. It still forms the basis for governance within the United Kingdom of 2020, because Charlie will one day become the latest Supreme Head of the Church of England.
When Henry VIII broke with Rome and absorbed this duopoly resting upon a myth, it became cloaked in the Crown as a corporation sole. It had two mirrored operations. In fact, in 1989 when James Murphy went out into the North Sea to watch the Dutch board the radio ship mv Ross Revenge, he was already wearing the hat of an Investigator for the Official Solicitor who was representing the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. Meanwhile, another Official Solicitor was busy taking care of the affairs of the Church of England.
Things got complicated after Henry VIII, what with revelations of a hoax while continuing on as if it was real, because England got involved in a series of civil wars. In the 1600s these wars also engulfed the separate Kingdom of Scotland and of course, the separate Kingdom of Ireland.
In 1649, King Charles I had his head chopped off, and then first England, and then Scotland became a unified republic under Oliver Cromwell. Only it didn't quite work out, and so when Cromwell died the republic was overthrown and a new monarchy was created in 1660 with a King Charles II. But England and Scotland and Ireland were still all separately reigned over by Charles II, and the populace was spied upon by the creation of a General Post Office that censored the mail.
Then Charles II died and the next king was overthrown by a Dutch invasion that the Crown tries hard to this day to pretend was not an invasion. Eventually the separate kingdoms of England and Scotland were joined together in 1707 as the sole Kingdom of Great Britain. The American colonies then seceded from it in 1776. In 1801, the United Kingdom minus America, then added the Kingdom of Ireland to its fold, and that led to another civil war gaining freedom for most of Ireland.
All the while this nonsense that began back with Sylvester and Constantine has been continued as part of 'British' pomp and circumstance that is called the Crown. Since it was this Crown that advanced the cause of slavery in North America and elsewhere, if 'Black Lives Matter' are half-way serious, they will stop toppling statues and topple the British Crown corporation sole which is built upon slavery - of all peoples!
So now you know where we came in to this theater of the absurd that is called 'British History'. In fact, it was John Lilburne's fight for the right to freedom of the press and freedom of expression, that marked the 1985 beginning of our own trek back into the past of lost liberty and monarchical madness.
It all began, as referenced in our previous Blog entry, with John Lilburne's acclaimed title of being 'freeborn'. In that 'Official Version' of the 1611 King James Bible, you should turn to chapter 22, and then go down the page to verse 28 of its Book of Acts. That is where you will find this reference to the Roman Empire and its citizens:
"And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born." The front of the medal shown above, was struck in John Lilburne's honor by a jury of his peers back in 1649, which is when he was hailed as 'Freeborn John' following a court trial.
John Lilburne was nobody's "subject" or slave!
We have elaborated upon his theme with our own academic monologue which is Online at: http://foundthreads.com/ [‘Me and my Shadow’ Reinterpreted: Collectivism Applied to Individualism as a Stereoscopic Overlay Producing an Illusion of Reality.]
Now the stage has been set for us to finally explain why George Saunders looked around for someone to blame for the engineering mess on board the mv Caroline. That pending disaster now appears to be the work of intentional saboteurs striking back at the English for coming to Greenore, Ireland to work on a English offshore radio station. It became bathed in the cloak of the hated British Establishment, because its figureheads Princess Margaret and Jocelyn Stevens certainly did not represent the downtrodden hoi polloi of England, and no amount of blather by Ronan O'Rahilly fooled the people of Ireland that he was really running the show!
Tomorrow we visit the cause of George Saunder's engineering nightmare.
[Please note: Part of the text of this Blog entry has been rewritten due to the confusion created by the original text when trying to explain O'Rahilly genealogy.]