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Stewart grew up on his family's farm located in NE Ohio's Summit County. In the middle of his last high-school year he asked his parents to give their permission for him to enroll, as a 17 year-old minor, in the US Naval Air Reserves "weekend warrior" O-2 training program at the Akron, Ohio Naval Air Station.

He graduated near the top of Hudson Township's 1951 class of forty-seven students. After spending part of that summer on active training duty, he commuted from home to Kent State University and to NAS Akron. The following summer his Navy Squadron flew an east coast logistical air wing based at Norfolk, VA Naval Air Station. He has fond memories of flying at 17 - 20 years of age in these Navy propeller-driven airplanes: PBY, SNJ, SNB, TBM, and R4D.

The Navy enabled him to transfer to Ohio State University and occupied his time again throughout the following summer. By December of 1955, at which time he earned his Bachelor of Science degree, the war in Korea had ended. More importantly for him, education and developing personal convictions precluded him from pursuing a military career.

He went to work within a few days of graduation, with a "Q" Security Clearance from the Atomic Energy Commission, in a laboratory at Battelle Memorial Institute, within walking distance of the college. An avid reader, by 1960 he no longer considered an academic or military career, nor a lifetime spent working in the confines of a laboratory. He took a job in Ohio with Lever Brothers Company, a large consumer products marketing firm that offered a two-year in-field sales-training program. After the two years he was promoted and transferred to New York City where he eventually participated in the introduction of new products.

He resigned from Lever after six years to triple his income, switching from marketing consumer products to industrial sales. By 1968 he had become one of the nation's top producing truck-body salesmen, selling to major truck-rental companies. After learning the techniques of successful distributor marketing, he moved on to become regional sales manager of a company for a couple of years and then the general sales manager of a division of a publicly traded company. He drove the business into a profitable position within his first full quarter's accounting period.

In 1976 he decided to go into business for himself and to return to his mid-western roots. In the course of a year he built an early Century-21 real estate franchise into the SE Ohio region's leading office in all areas: recruiting, listings, sales, and profit. Bored with that business, he began to study the way that personal financial products were marketed, especially "savings-type" or "money-back" life-insurance. These were financial contracts that he could never fully comprehend.

After sending away for The Consumers Union Guide to Life Insurance and reading it carefully, it became obvious to him that accurate information was needed from other than the industry's trained salesmen and their clever General Agents.

He then studied several books on the subject, including Norman F. Dacey's What's Wrong with Your Life Insurance, G. Scott Reynolds' The Mortality Merchants, the classic chapter #13 on life-insurance in Venita Van Caspel's Money Dynamics, and Randal A. Hendricks definitive study, "A Legal Analysis of the Sale of Life Insurance", [The Houston Law Review 810 (1969)].

He decided to recruit and train a marketing organization that would accurately inform consumers, enabling them to make financial decisions in the interest of their families rather than in those of already financially bloated life-insurance companies.

He met and joined forces with a couple of older highly successful and experienced sales executives, the men who introduced the marketing of mutual funds to the American public. Together, over the next several years, he worked with the progressive insurance companies for which they designed products his own company marketed.

In 1980 he wrote and self-published Financial Recovery. Advertised in full-page ads in "Life Insurance Selling" magazine, where it received a favorable review, thousands of copies were bought by individual agents and agencies across America where it helped to create substantial industry changes.

From 1980 to 1985 he built, owned, and managed a company that became one of the top volume diversified brokerage agencies in America, marketing selected financial products nationally, including tax-deferred single-premium annuities before the tax-law was changed from FIFO to LIFO effective Aug. 14, 1982, and selling attractive unregistered tax-sheltered investments before the IRS eliminated them with TEFRA. Before the personal computer age, he struggled to learn how to program the TI-59 in order to provide responsible agents throughout the country a means of calculating and presenting replicable and accountable financial product analyses for their clients at the point of sale.

He made the stupid mistake by entering politics. A couple of friends and Stewart picked a slate of state-wide candidates after helping the new Libertarian Party gain Ohio ballot access. He ran for the Ohio Senate, campaigning on rejection of the state income tax, repeal of the federal income tax, and audit of the Federal Reserve System. He put a sign on the back of his motorcycle's seat that read, "Stop the Federal Income Tax". It got a lot of approving honks. In retrospect, he realizes how politically naive he was at the time. He did relatively well at the polls but unexpectedly generated personally destructive and formidable enemies.

His brilliant younger brother Bob, a PhD geologist living in Florida, had for years been encouraging him to move south. In January 1986, during a particularly cold Ohio winter, he relocated to Sarasota, Florida, a community which he loves today as much as he did the first day he found it. He hopes to live peacefully there to age 100 among interesting neighbors. He is best contacted as Stewart in

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Bilderbergers in Perspective

by Stewart Ogilby


Mr. Karl Marx, when solitarily contemplating the condition and future of humanity in the bowels of the British Museum, illuminated the relationship between those who control wealth and those who, he concluded, create it. In doing so he necessarily postulated class warfare. That concept became a rallying cry for those using political means to propel themselves into power. When successful they would, thereby, control wealth and aggressively employ State military power to further their own objectives. This charming scenario was exposed brilliantly in 1957 by Milovan Djilas in The New Class.

History has a way of repeating itself. Scholars can trace the dynamics of human organization since mankind’s tribal evolution into governmental activity of nation-states. Studies reveal a recurrent cycle of organized growth, expansion, prosperity, decadence, tyranny, dissolution, and replacement. Ruling branches of the human family tree never cede power voluntarily or gracefully. Ultimate revolutions occur as a result of unacceptable economic factors that affect the masses. In recent time, the French Revolution sounded an alarm to those who direct superior intellects and favorable inherited social positions toward purely selfish ends.

In feudal times wars made victors richer when wealth was denominated in terms of serfs and territory. The waging of war was a business expense, profitable, on both sides, to manufacturers of body armor, shields, bows and arrows, lances, etc., as well as to those who lent monies to warring principals. Today the waging of war itself, even with problematical victory, is immensely profitable and desirable to those in democracies who really pull the strings as General Smedley Butler figured out.

These are shadow governments, oligarchs who own modern industries contracted by their controlled politicians. Since the development of atomic weapons in the mid 20th century their game has become more complicated. Remaining in the shadows and disregarded by the media, a feat easily accomplished by owning the media, has been necessary. Today, since they control both governments and weaponry, they can come out openly under the pretext of creating an overarching government to save our planet from nuclear annihilation. Since the latter would result from employing their own weaponry, such salvation constitutes merely the mob’s classical protection racket, a form of insidious blackmail.

Preserving the status quo following social upheaval always requires some fancy footwork. That is precisely what the 1815 Congress of Vienna was really about following the defeat of Napoleon’s attempt to unify Europe. No such unification was acceptable, at the time, to rulers of the four victorious nations following an awakening if not of the masses who lack the means of awakening, a concept differing from a later Marxism, then certainly of a growing middle-class increasing stimulated by concepts of Volaire but remembering such revolutionary exhortations as Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, ou la Mort.

There is every indication that the human psyche, not of the masses, but of an increasingly large segment of today’s people, particularly in a younger generation, is contemplating more humanitarian, environmentally life-sustaining, and economically viable systems of human organization. Today’s super-rich are intent upon not merely preserving, as ever, the status quo. They now consider themselves empowered sufficiently to turn back the clock on mankind’s long evolutionary history of social structure and social co-operation. They are not nice people.


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4 Responses to "Bilderbergers in Perspective"

  1. Stewart Ogilby  June 4, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Victor – I don’t understand your question. If I recall correctly, Mr. Silverstein or his group held the lease on the NYC World Trade Center properties when 9/11 occurred. I have not heard of any connection with the Bilderbergers and I would be surprised to learn of it. The Bilderbergers consist of highly sophisticated and powerful persons. For an quick overview, see excerpts from The Bilderberg Diary of Jim Tucker, who was mentioned in a comment below, at

    • Stewart Ogilby  June 5, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Victor – If you read my 9/11 columns you will grasp my view on that subject. Of course, the official narrative surrounding that day launched terrorism trauma and aggressive warfare complacency in America’s masses. Any speculation as to Bilderberger involvement would be just that, without solid evidence – speculation. I have no “angle” there. All 9 WTC structures were demolished that day and, regardless of FOX News, I doubt building #7 was fingered individually.

  2. shachalnur  June 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Bilderberg attendees are informed on the moves of the Elite,they don’t decide.

    It helps them getting even richer,since they get insider info.

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