NEW EDITORIAL TEXT REPLACING THE ORIGINAL AND REVISED TEXT DATED 3/13/2022
Writing a biographical account of Don Pierson proved to be more than a simple task of chronologically documenting his biography, because like the true life stories of several people involved in this storyline, they have all become constantly enmeshed in fables and outright lies to distort and even totally conceal the truth. In this regard we were very disappointed to read the latest edition of 'Offshore Echos Magazine' (207) for April 2022, because instead of making a gigantic course correction, its editors have decided to keep promoting a lie that surrounds the person known a Ronan O'Rahilly, while attempting to preempt this work.
'OEM's' English Editor is an intelligent man who privately acknowledges that the nonsense promoted by the gang of anoraks who seem to worship the person of Ronan O'Rahilly, is not a true portrayal of who Ronan O'Rahilly was in life. However, there is an interesting parallel to be drawn between Ronan O'Rahilly as the son of Aodagán O'Rahilly, and Grey Pierson's father Don Pierson.
The mythology surrounding Ronan O'Rahilly did not begin with his father Aodagán, but with his grandfather Michael Rahilly. Aodagán was twelve when his father died, and it was his grandfather who began the idea of prefacing his surname with the letter 'O' followed by an accent. He then morphed this into the grandeur of a clan name by calling himself 'The O'Rahilly', and it was only in fairly recent times that Ronan's father decided to write a book that would surround the life and times of his father (Ronan's grandfather), with tales of intrigue and mystique that far exceeded his contribution to the cause of Irish independence. However, for most of his life, Ronan's father Aodagán, was a level-headed entrepreneurial businessman, and that seems to be a trait that he genuinely inherited from his own father Michael.
The important point to know and remember about Aodagán O'Rahilly is that he followed a text book process of success in creating his own business, and he was indeed a successful businessman. One of the keys to his success was knowing how to work with two clashing political groups that governed parts of the divided island of Ireland. Being able to work with the British government was certainly an asset, because at one crucial time in Aodagán's business life, it involved working with the very same governmental body over which Anthony Wedgewood Benn was put in charge and became its Minister.
Another Irishman whose family home was not too far from Aodagán O'Rahilly in the Republic of Ireland, was Charles Orr Stanley. On one occasion Charles Orr Stanley had reason to meet with Anthony Wedgewood Benn concerning the vast Pye group of electronics companies that Stanley came to represent. But instead of making a good impression on Benn, Stanley seems to have done the opposite. He gained a few negative lines to that effect in one of Benn's many volumes that he wrote as part of his own autobiographical diary.
In that respect Grey Pierson, the son of Don Pierson, has many of the same traits as Ronan O'Rahilly in relation to his father Aodagán O'Rahilly. Ronan loved blarney and Grey loved to tell tales about the bizarre activities of other people, and both of them engaged in cloaking real events with their own fabricated tales.
Coming back to the latest edition of 'OEM', the glorification of the non-life and times of Ronan O'Rahilly seems to be essential to its survival, because if the editors now begin to tell the truth about Ronan O'Rahilly, then 'OEM' will probably die overnight. How will it be possible to explain to 'OEM' readers that the 'OEM' editor has worked in a joint venture with this project on more than one occasion to uncover the true story, and then twisted it in such a way as to make both the truth and the connection with this project disappear?
Don Pierson and Grey Pierson are not just a father and story with similarities to Aodagán O'Rahilly and Ronan O'Rahilly, but if readers want to know anything factual about the lives of the fathers, then they have to know about the lies spun by their sons. It is upon a foundation of lies that the story of 'Radio Caroline' has for decades been told to the public, and the real story behind the creation of 'Radio London' began with Don Pierson long before the story of Grey Pierson was added to it by a rag tag assemblage of people such as Christopher Gaydon who called himself Chris Elliot, together with Howard Rose and Ray Anderson, who were also assisted by others in their attempts to bury the true story.
When it comes to 'Radio England' and 'Britain Radio', the true story behind those stations is totally bizarre and it exceeds the swirling array of nonsense spread by people like Steve England and Johnnie Walker. But that latter twin station project took place before Grey Pierson became involved in his father's business ventures and caused his own layer of untruth to settle like thick dust upon already dusty furniture.
The story of the ship upon which those two radio stations were built, is the story of the same ship which spent turbulent years in the cause of others who were repeatedly trying to topple the regime of Fidel Castro as the leader of Cuba. It was a behind-the-scenes CIA story which linked from South Miami in Florida, to locations in Texas such as Galveston, Houston, as well as Dallas, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated just prior to 'Radio Caroline' going on the air.
The ship used for 'Radio Caroline South' was also an ex-CIA vessel of interest, just like the 'Olga Patricia' which served as the home of 'Radio England' and 'Britain Radio'. That latter venture involved using the same ship which then connected to the ambitious plan by Don Pierson to create a freeport on the Haitian island of Tortuga in the Caribbean. That venture predated connectivity to Grey Pierson.
Grey Pierson's involvement followed on the heels of the failed Haitian freeport venture after the British gave independence to the Caribbean island nation of Dominica. Grey Pierson tried to show-up his father's failure on Tortuga, by teaching his father Don Pierson how such a freeport venture in the Caribbean should be contemplated and successfully completed.
But Grey Pierson, the son with a portrait of Adolph Hitler on his bedroom wall, did not succeed, and when U.S. government officials began enquiring about a contemporary Canadian-U.S. neo-Nazi attempt to overthrow the Dominican government by force of arms, Grey Pierson simply denied all knowledge of those Canadian and American citizens who also worshipped the same German leader. Of course, the U.S. government officials knew nothing about Grey Pierson's wall portrait featuring Adolph Hitler, and if they had, then they might have asked a few more questions about Grey Pierson's political ideology in relation to the activities of the New Orleans neo-Nazis.
Grey Pierson's own failure to create a freeport resulted in his state of depression.
His father Don Pierson, then came to the rescue with Mervyn Hagger and Larry West and a project called IFAC.
Therefore, it is ironic that IFAC was funded by the Jewish brother-in-law of Larry West, who, with Mervyn Hagger, was then driven to Arlington, Texas by Don Pierson. He was on a mission to save his son who seemed to enjoy seeing a picture of the Fuehrer hanging on his bedroom wall when he first opened his eyes each morning. Naturally, at the time, neither West nor Hagger knew anything about the strange behavior of Grey Pierson.
Next: Eric Gilder goes in search of answers ....
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