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RADIO-NOIR

.... exploring the dark side behind contemporary events

Introduction


Radio-Noir is a panoramic way of looking at past events.

While the title might infer that this is a work that is focused upon one aspect of radio history, it is neither a work strictly related to radio, nor is it a traditional study of past events known as 'history'. Its scope is wide and it crisscrosses many genres.

However, Radio-Noir is not a work of fiction, even though it may cause you to wonder what is real and what is unreal about a past that is the foundation of your own life. That is a foundation that you have depended upon; a foundation which you thought that you knew. It is also the foundation of a common knowledge to which you have added your own interpretive life experiences.

But, that world is a yesterday that never happened.

In the world of non-fiction, a character from the past is often trotted out to explain events that have already taken place, but which remain a mystery because many contradictory explanations are offered. It is where speculation meets hard evidence of fact, that William of Ockham is entered into the panorama of discussion concerning human understanding.(1)

William, who is credited with having been born somewhere close to the year 1287, began an uneventful life in a rural setting identified as the village of Ockham which is situated within the borough of Guildford, and a part of the southeastern county of Surrey in England. William has been propelled into fame by his idea that human beings give names to abstracts in order to turn abstracts into actualities.

Morphing into the term 'Ockham's Razor' and 'shaving down' his own metaphysical and philosophical explanation about competing hypotheses which make similar predictions, William suggested that we should select the answer with the fewest assumptions. But that explanation in and of itself was too complicated for the hoi polloi, who ended up with "the simplest solution is the most likely to be the right one". But that is an explanation which is far removed from what this obscure person appears to have been attempting to explain.

We have have looked at William's claimed explanation and compared it with the traditionally accepted versions of simultaneously competing contemporary accounts relating of the same events, and we have reached the conclusion that in many instances, 'yesterday never happened'. We don't mean that nothing happened at all, but that what has been claimed to have happened, did not happen.

This is not a work of fiction, and neither do its authors claim that it is possible for any human being to be physically present in more than one geographical location at any single moment in time to offer competing explanations of the same event. Therefore we do not accept any premise suggesting that a 'parallel universe' might be an alternative explanation of perceived reality. In order to avoid stirring debates by competing historians who hold conflicting views of the past, and of course, keeping in mind William's original idea about what is real and what is unreal, we decided to call our own study of the past by another name. We call it a 'yesterview', and thus, we call ourselves 'YesterTecs'.

YesterTecs are in fact three roman-á-clef individuals who performed the actual research for this book.

Within our panoramic analysis of the past, many simultaneous and seemingly unrelated events have come into our purview. Without the natural benefit of absolute prescience, any inter-connectivity of both contemporaneous and repeated events is likely to pass unobserved. In the world of cold-case true crime detection, mind-mapping becomes a useful tool used by detectives in trying to solve mysteries that confound resolution, because their perpetrators often create a fog of obfuscation in order to deliberately cause a misdirection. What follows on from a misdirection is a time-wasted futile analysis which can only lead to a dead-end, or in a worst case scenario, to a false conclusion.

As YesterTecs, in some instances we have created a new account of past events, but this is not another form of revisionist history which is but a spin placed upon the conclusions drawn from previously studied data. By going back to the drawing board with a clean sheet of paper, we can absorb all of the previously known information, and then add to it recently uncovered details which may have been previously hidden from view, but in plain sight. Unfortunately, very few researchers have had the time or money to undertake our kind of unfettered excursion into the past which is free from the influences created by a sponsored Brief. Grant money often comes with its own strings attached.

To keep the story flowing while maintaining both accuracy and ease of comprehension, all supporting documentation has been sidelined for reference adjacent to the main text.

Welcome to 'Radio-Noir'.

THIS TEXT WAS REVISED ON 2/18/2020 AT 11:28 AM

 

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(1) WILLIAM OF OCKHAM

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