Back in 1985, we ('The Trio'), were engaged in an international radio project called Four Freedoms World Service (and a companion 4FTN on U.S. cable television.) At that time recorded music was still restricted on U.K. radio due to licensing contracts. We wondered why it was possible (at that time), to legally play rock 'n' roll all day on the radio in the USA, but not in the UK.
We just happened to have a copy of the '1968 Yearbook of Encyclopedia Britannica' on the shelf in our radio studio, and it was flipped-open, more out of frustration than for any other reason, while pondering that question. We then came across an interesting five page article by the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black. [Picture above, right.] Cutting a long story very short, he attributed the basis for America's freedoms that are enshrined in its 1789 U.S. Constitution, to Englishman John Lilburne, who we had never heard of, before that moment.
It was Black's article, which was apparently written by his wife, that caused us to embark on a quest to discover whether John Lilburne was related to Thomas Jefferson. We discovered that this question had been both asked and answered in a positive manner many decades earlier, and this in turn led to the creation of our own private research organization.
Again, cutting a long story very short, this first discovery then led to the publication by us of a variety of monologues, books and broadcasts. You can still hear a recording of one of our earlier broadcasts about John Lilburne at https://www.mixcloud.com/mervyn-hagger/4fws-1989-part-two-john-lilburne-story/ [Caveat: This broadcast was made decades before we began to discover the real story behind the creation of Radio Caroline.]
You can access some of our academic monologues Online at: http://foundthreads.com/02.html
This is where our present investigation has led us back to our roots, because in the U.K., power has been imposed upon individuals via a Crown corporation sole. This entity claims a single right held in perpetuity that can deprive individual human beings of their natural rights and thus deprive them of the ability to control their own lives. Stated in stark terms, this is the issue that eventually led to the U.S. Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
In 1776, the Kingdom of Great Britain was composed of the Kingdom of England, which had already engulfed a geographical area called Wales; and joined it in a union with the Kingdom of Scotland. It was to support the power structure controlling this unholy alliance, that the British Crown which was (and is) managed from London, continued to feed upon their own financial stake in the African slave trade.
But the same Crown structure, which already independently controlled the island of Ireland; in 1801 merged that island of Ireland into its 1707 creation called the United Kingdom of Great Britain. (England plus Wales with Scotland.)
Now if you think for a single moment, that this so-called United Kingdom of 1707 has a continuous pedigree stretching back through the annals of time, you will be very mistaken. In fact, we have partially addressed this in our video found at http://radiocaroline.info
In order to shut everyone up from asking questions, in 1660 an Act of Oblivion had been passed by the Kingdom of England, which happens to be when the General Post Office was created in London as a means of censorship. That same GPO then created the BBC and went to war against Radio Caroline. So we go around in a circle since it was the GPO that prevented broadcasting from developing in the UK, the way it had in the USA, and out of all that emerged Radio Caroline.
But what we are now unveiling is the answer to the question of what was behind the creation of Radio Caroline?
Well, the current brouhaha called 'Black Lives Matter' has a lot in common with Michael Joseph Rahilly. Neither movement is what it seems to be at first glance. Michael Joseph Rahilly who became known as 'The O'Rahilly' while assistant editor of the Irish nationalist newspaper 'An Claidheamh Soluis' ('Sword of Light') was a newspaper published by the Gaelic League. It served as the propaganda motivational source behind the failed 'Easter Rising' of 1916, which led to the death of Michael Rahilly.
This is where the story behind Radio Caroline has been intentionally mixed-up with references to Michael Joseph Rahilly and the life of his son, who was the father of Ronan O'Rahilly. But again, and over a period of time, Egan John Eoin O'Sullivan O'Rahilly who was born in 1904 at Hove (Brighton), England, has embellished the story of his father to such a point that it must be revisited if we are to understand the background to the creation of Radio Caroline.
This is also the same issue that Harry Spencer was confronted with at Greenore when Ronan's father turned his back on Harry because he was English, and it is the same issue that lay behind the mess that engineer George Saunders was told to go and fix by John Howard Gilman. That was the engineering disaster on board the mv Caroline, ex-Fredericia. It is therefore the same issue behind the problem that Ove Sjöström seems to have been unfairly blamed for.
That issue and how it feeds through time from 1916 to 1964, will be further explained tomorrow in part 10 of the Nightmare at Greenore.