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RADIO-NOIR

.... exploring the dark side behind contemporary events

Prologue

Long ago and far away ...

How appropriate that when the song 'Long ago and far away' first debuted in 1944, the vocal was dubbed on to a film in which a well-known actress appeared to be the performer. While the movie audiences saw Rita Hayworth on the screen, her lips were moving in keeping with vibrations emitted by the vocal chords of  singer Martha Mears.

It is appropriate, because by 1944, movies and radio broadcasting had become the predominant forms of mass communication. Clearly not just the sound of Martha Mears voice was being conjured-up to appear to be a vocal presentation of Rita Hayworth, but filmed images shown on the big screen were often contrived illusions created on specially-built movie sets.

From its early days, radio broadcasting was referred to as a "theater of the mind", but in reality it was more akin to a contrived theater for the mind because the operators who conjured-up audio sounds for listeners had more than mere entertainment in mind. The people controlling the microphones and the transmitters that broadcast comedy routines and plays, were also stage managers for the production of religious and political forms of mass propaganda.

In the USA by 1944,  the National Broadcasting Company was a  was a mere twenty-two years old, but in the United Kingdom, a series of commercial endeavors which had been forced together by the British General Post Office (GPO) in 1922 as the British Broadcasting Company, were snuffed-out  in 1926, which was the same year that NBC was born. In the U.K. during the following year of 1927, the monarchical Crown corporation sole, which ultimately held sovereignty over all activities within its jurisdictions, chartered a monopolistic non-commercial corporation - complete with its own coat-of-arms - to take the place of the original amalgam of BBC companies while retaining the same initials.

The GPO first saw light of day when, by means of a coup d'ètat in 1660, the republic which had previously replaced the monarchy governing the British Isles, was itself overthrown. A new monarchy then created a General Post Office as a means of controlling, and thus censoring, all written communications. Since those days, the GPO gradually assumed control over the telegraphs, the telephones, and then wireless telephony from which broadcasting emerged.

In the USA the government was prevented from this kind of control because of clauses within its written constitution. But to this day the UK still lacks a written constitution which protects individual rights by forbidding the government to engage in acts of mass censorship. From the very early years of broadcasting, control of the airwaves by the British government prompted rebellion when external stations such as Radio Luxembourg in continental Europe were hired to beam English language commercial programs into the British Isles. However, these pre-WWII commercial entrepreneurs were careful to stay away from controversial matters such as religion and politics.

In the USA prior to WWII, the airwaves were regularly hired to promote not just commercial products, but ideology as well. One such broadcaster was a Catholic priest representing a parish church in Chicago.

Beginning in 1926, Father Charles Coughlin took his sermons to a radio congregation via an expanding network of stations. His ever increasing radio audience was numbered in the millions of listeners.

His style of presentation on the air was a mainly low-key monologue, rather than that of a sermon delivered to a radio church congregation. With very little religious music within his program, he achieved maximum use of his airtime, and by addressing the ethical side of political topics of his day, his programs were listened to by far more people than just Catholic adherents to his own faith. The content of Coughlin's broadcast sermons were certainly controversial for his day, and remain so to this day.

However, the core material used by Father Coughlin in his messages, were very similar in political content to the messages dating back to 1920 that Winston Churchill had delivered to his own Parliamentary constituency in Dundee, Scotland. Back then, Churchill, as an incumbent, was facing challenges from newly emerging communist rivals opposed to his campaign for reelection.

Following the successful overthrow of the Russian monarchy and installation of a Communist government, voices sympathetic to the communist cause were promoting similar ideas within Churchill's own constituency. But Churchill's reaction was so controversial that it is seldom referred to even today, and it was that same controversial message that Father Coughlin later brought to the airwaves from his own radio studio in Chicago, Illinois.

In 1920, Winston Churchill wrote a full page article for a Scottish Sunday newspaper in which he noted that many of the new Russian communist leaders who had created the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, were atheistic Jews. Churchill went further.

Churchill not only drew distinctions between religious Jews and non-religious Jews, but he also promoted a widespread conspiracy theory that is still prevalent today which links the formation of the 'Illuminati' to the promotion of communism. Churchill further elaborated in his 1920 newspaper article that the people who were responsible for this ideology were atheistic Jews who had no roots, religious Jews assimilated with their country of residency. On the one side were national Jews like former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, and on the other side were international Jews such as Karl Marx and Leon Trotsky. In fact, in his 1920 article, Churchill attributed his own views about "good Jews" and "bad Jews" of Benjamin Disraeli. 

Clearly his was a 'hot button' topic back in 1920, but it is still a highly controversial idea for anyone to promote today. Yet in the 1950s, this is the same message that provided the foundation for the ideology of orators such as U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy which was both amplified and cloaked in Christianity by a very young evangelist named Billy Graham.

Over the years Billy Graham began to mellow his overt polemical message, that he had been preaching to millions on the radio and to thousands attending one of his 'Crusades'. Behind Graham's rise to fame was William Randolph Hearst, Sr., who was a politician; newspaper proprietor and the creator of two radio news services. Hearst instructed his editorial writers to promoted Graham as a counterweight to juvenile delinquency.

It is clear after listening to many broadcasts and reading texts by Father Coughlin, that he was no friend of the Hitler's Nazis, but it is equally clear that many who claimed that he was, must have depended upon their readers and listeners just accepting that he was, and they would not investigate for themselves. Even the Klu Klux Klan denounced Coughlin by burning a fiery cross in front of his Chicago church.

This was a period of cloudy polemics in Washington, D.C., and for a time, the politics of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt were endorsed by Father Coughlin, just as President Roosevelt, along with many in the business community, endorsed the early endeavors of Benito Mussolini in creating a fascist state. At that time fascism had predated Nazism as both a business and political ideology which Roosevelt attempted to mimic in the USA.

 The parallel blueprint of Mussolini's fascist state and Roosevelt's creation of a pseudo fascist movement with its own flag; its own code of business; and a U.S. General named Hugh S. Johnson at its head, was plain for all to see. It was one part of Roosevelt's 'New Deal' program to lift American out of the 'Great Depression'. At that time,  Mussolini was being hailed as an Italian success story. 

 But when much of Roosevelt's 'New Deal' was struck down as being 'unconstitutional' by the U.S. Supreme Court, Roosevelt kept the name of his umbrella program and moved on with those parts of his agenda that were allowed by law. Unfortunately this merely clouded a retrospective analysis of what Roosevelt had been hoping to achieve. It was further obfuscated when Mussolini joined with Hitler in a military agenda that was opposed by both the UK and USA.

It is therefore not surprising that in those unsophisticated days of the Great Depression following the Great War, that American isolationism emerged as a backlash against further intervention in European wars. However, America's isolationist movement was founded upon an air of naivety concerning the role of the USA regarding both geopolitics and world trade, and that naivety opened the door to the seasoned adventurers who had created the British Empire.

It was a culture of British superiority that propelled a class of primarily men who had all been schooled within the confines of a handful of schools and universities to promote the idea that the British had a Divine Right to administer governments around the world, either overtly by means of conquest, or covertly by meas of mind manipulation.

Until April 6, 1917, the USA had stayed out of 'The Great War' (World War I), but by the time that it ended with an Armistice on November 11, 1918, over two million Americans had been enlisted.

On June 16, 1918, a Indiana Senator named Eugene Debs (1855-1926) who campaigned five times seeking votes to become President of the USA, was arrested and charged with ten counts of sedition for making a speech urging resistance to the military draft. In the audience was a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer named Clyde Raymond Miller, and it was his published dispatches that triggered Debs arrest which led President Woodrow Wilson to brand Debs as a "traitor to his country". 

Long after the death of Debs in 1926, Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders who was born in 1941, became a staunch admirer of Debs. But in 1963, Miller reemerged in a magazine article in which he issued an apology of sorts to Debs by admitting that he had been correct in his opposition to the Great War and its supporting war industries, which of course was the message put bluntly by Major General Smedley Butler in his 1935 book called 'War is a Racket'.

Two years after Smedley Butler's book appeared, and decades before Miller wrote his 1963 magazine article, Miller took note of the domestic rumblings in the USA concerning the potential of modern mass media to infliltrate the minds of the public with subliminal messages. Father Coughlin was only one example of how radio broadcasting was being used by a priest for non-religious purposes to convey a political message. But now here was Smedley Butler drawing attention to the war industry and military decision making.

In 1937 Clyde Raymond Miller decided to investigate the possibilities that there was more going on in the minds of mass media scriptwriters than their stated purpose. With two other individuals Miller created a new body to look behind the curtain in order to see if they could find hidden agendas that might be conveying subliminal messages.

Named the 'Institute for Propaganda Analysis', this body was privately funded by a Jewish department store owner to pay for the engagement of social scientists; public figures; historians; educators and journalists, who could then examine the culture of modern mass media. The IPA wanted to discover whether radio, movies and recordings were being used to disseminate and promote any form of subliminal message that would undermine the  legal and cultural foundation upon which the USA had been created.

One year after the IPA was born into an age of growing uncertainty about the prospects for both peace and prosperity at home, the Columbia Broadcasting System scheduled a special broadcast. Before the program began, CBS did explain to the audience that this radio show was an entertainment feature.

But due to the time of year in which it was broadcast, and to the widespread fear factors of unemployment and the possibilities of another major war; coupled with repeated interruptions to the broadcast itself; many who tuned in after the show began may not have listened long enough to hear the next CBS disclaimer that what they were hearing was an entertainment program. Apparently this accounted for a large slice of the listening audience.

This CBS program was aired on a Sunday evening at 8 p.m. on October 30, 1938. It was the night before  'All Hallows Eve' or Halloween. The show began ordinarily enough with the relay of a 'live' dance band, but it was then both suddenly and repeatedly interrupted for a special news bulletin.

Some who tuned in were unaware that they were listening to a CBS transmission directed by Orson Welles for the 'Mercury Theatre on the Air' production of an adaptation of H.G. Wells' book 'The War of the Worlds'. But the next day, many newspapers reported that the Orson Welles' broadcast resulted had created hysterical panic in some of his listeners who became convinced that their world was being attacked by Martians.

It was one year later that actual world events became even more surreal than the CBS broadcast, because on August 23, 1939, the rival foes of Adolph Hitler's National Socialist Germany, and Joseph Stalin's communist USSR entered into a secretive Non-Aggression Pact. Their alliance then allowed them to invade and divide the nation of Poland between themselves, but the British people were led to believe at the time that this was solely an act of military aggression by Nazi Germany.

When the UK declared war only on Germany, the sympathetic communists in Britain shut their eyes to what had really taken place. But on June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany tore up their part of the Non-Aggression Pact by invading the USSR. For a time the American isolationist movement continued to pretend that none of this was of any concern to the USA, and consequently Father Coughlin remained on the airwaves.

Then, within a handful of months, the USA was jolted into a rude awakening when on December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched an attack on both U.S. ships and airplanes based within the archipelago of the Hawaiian islands. Suddenly America was no longer a neutral nation in this growing world conflict.

With the USSR now on the side of the UK, which the UK had been covertly pressuring the USA to support, it was time to shut down Father Coughlin because he was attacking an ally in this conflict. So an unseen hand of political pressure reached down through Father Coughlin's own chain of denominational command and gave him a choise: Either retire from the political forum, or we will terminate your position as a parish priest within the Catholic Church.

Not only did Father Coughlin disappear from the limelight, but so did the privately financed Institute for Propaganda Analysis. Propaganda and mind manipulation were about to become serious domains of the activity by the government of the United States of America. As for Winston Churchill, he had switched political parties and revised his overt speech material.

However, it became apparent to anyone who dared to look closely behind the scenes in an era of wartime censorship, that the British tail was wagging the American dog. The true doyens of mind manipulation were the faceless and nameless people who occupied nondescript offices and old stately homes that were scattered all over the island of Great Britain.

 America sent its would-be spymasters and subversive soldiers of stealth to the British Isles for education under Winson Churchill's WWII National Government. It was from those lessons given in Britain by architects of spycraft and subversion, that in the aftermath of WWII, there emerged the fumbling, bumbling U.S. spy agencies that came to life during the years of the Cold War.

 

Reference 3

THIS TEXT IS IN DRAFT MODE AND WILL CHANGE MANY TIMES It became necessary to create YesterTecs as a means of contracting time and events within this story line, and its existence raises its own questions: What is it, and who employs it? In the real world the activities of the people who are mirrored as YesterTecs contribute to a private and not public organization. Its product output has in the past been for non-profit documentary broadcast purposes, and from the dawn of the Twenty-first Century, they have been produced for academic articles that have appeared in books and journals. The broadcasts were styled as both radio and television programs relayed by the 'Four Freedoms World Service' on a variety of transmitters in more than one country. The academic series were under the imprimatur of JLRI, the 'John Lilburne Research Institute (for Constitutional Studies). Within this book YesterTecs are producing work for 'YesterStudies', which is another part of the YesterTec private organiztion. In our own instance YesterTecs began studying the reasons behind the creation of Radio Caroline in 1964, and this in turn widened studies into the broadcasting activities of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, and progressed from there. A blueprint called EO3X is used by the YesterTecs to study their target subjects. EO3X refers to 'Event (plus) Orientation Times Three" , and it is sub-divided into three catagories for investigation: 1. Genealogy; 2. Chronology; 3. Geography. We begin with an "Event", which is something that happened during a moment of time. That "Event" is then disassembled into three additional component parts requiring further investigation. They are: 1. Genealogy relates to the human beings involved in the "Event". 2. Chronology specifies the time period in which the "Event" took place. 3. Geography describes the exact location where the "Event" took place. The investigations of YesterTecs are all based upon this formula where the "Event" is the key to the storyline.