Stewart is editor at BigEye.com and NewsWatch.org

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 www.emailclub.com


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Homelessness and the Capitalist Dialectic

by Stewart Ogilby

 

From Emma Lazarus’ poem, “The New Colossus”, on the pedestal of our Statue of Liberty:

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

statue of libertyIn Sarasota, Florida, as in other desirable American communities, private police are employed by local merchants to hold back a swelling tide of homeless citizens, preventing them from inundating Main Street. Less unfortunate citizens, largely unaware of the definition of Orwell’s “doublethink” and oblivious to messages barely touched upon in local churches, acquiesce naturally to this expedient policy. The feet of the poor are washed by the Pope, top dog in the seat of civilization’s richest organization, epitomizing Christendom’s ethical contradiction.

America’s “golden door” opened into a nominally classless society and provided an economic elite with what George Carlin termed “obedient workers”. There were buildings to be raised, roads constructed, woodlands cleared, goods manufactured, stores opened, and much more. As money making opportunities increased, lifestyles and living standards of the nation’s inhabitants rose.

Under a federalist theory of limited government the federal government was entrusted with no powers other than those listed in its Constitution, the Tenth Amendment of which confirmed that the States and the People retain powers not explicitly delegated to the federal government. In 1868 the Fourteenth Amendment changed federalism by allocating to the federal government a check on State powers. Slavery was abolished in all other Western countries peacefully. Lincoln’s horrendously bloody war was about other than freeing slaves, as that tyrannical corporate lawyer himself stated. Following the young nation’s incorporation in 1868, advertising and other mass propaganda drove it with the intent of defining human lives and values in terms solely of units of production and of consumption. In 1913 the nation was usurped totally by its banking elite with the Federal Reserve Act. Economism replaced outworn costs of rich and buried ages, culture, and religion. Hedonism was enthroned not merely to keep the wheels rolling, both literally and figuratively, but to further enrich the nation’s guardians. Although altruism may not be an economic ideal it can be a handy rationalization.

Within a generation following carefully scripted wars, Americans experienced an economic boom unprecedented in human history. A further enriched economic elite pointed to the nation’s success as clear evidence of the superiority of capitalist theory to that of socialism. Its economic elite, although never feeling seriously threatened by any possibility of their economic levers of social control falling to the people, took steps to finance and thereby control all opposition both internationally as well as nationally, assuring that no populist ideas might seriously oppose them. Given effective benefits to the masses of this strategy when it is working well, despite soaring debt, who but a handful of disgruntled intellectuals will rise to challenge it?

At this point, one might muse a bit on forces of nature and their effect upon the human psyche. Some contend that mankind is experiencing a mysterious evolutionary development of consciousness that tends to contradict reactionary methods of propaganda and social control. For example, on anniversaries of watershed events such as JFK’s assassination, 9/11, and the Sandy Hook school “shootings”, the elite’s N.Y Times nonchalantly publishes articles that take for granted “facts” currently rejected by a majority of Americans. Of course, there isn’t as much as a peep from governmental house intellectuals whose influence may be overestimated by their supporters as well as by themselves. For this reason the police power of the State, under guises of security and protection has grown substantially.

Those of us who have lived through six to eight decades now worry about what the future holds for upcoming generations and, perhaps even for ourselves. Our banking elites, the World Bankers, apparently have decided that economic fields abroad are more fertile than America’s whose citizens, particularly its large middle-class, have simply grown too rich and that it is time for a change. One of the most worrisome results of the new order, given that people are living longer as debts and taxes soar, are demographics indicating that most in an aging American population are destined to run out of money. Residential homes are already falling to bankers. Reverse mortgages will give them many more within another few years, and inevitable foreclosures will top off their game.

The challenge for our guardians is to provide sufficient bread and circuses for the masses to prevent widespread civil unrest and, at the moment, this appears to be working well. Collateral strategy creates dissent, confusion, trauma, fear, and distraction through bizarre psyop or false-flag reports such as 9/11, Sandy Hook, Boston Marathon, and digital toys, celebrity pop culture, and huge lies surrounding world events. Younger lives are increasingly devoted to struggling for economic survival and repayment of debts incurred for education.

It is no secret today that all is not well in our land of the free. One can only hope that it will turn out to be the home of the brave.

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9 Responses to "Homelessness and the Capitalist Dialectic"

  1. LC  April 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    RiteOn Mr. Ogilby –

    Plunder of millions of Americans’ homes by fabricating foreclosure & loan papers were done by bank lawyers – courts – judges & sheriffs as agents of ZIOPERATORS headed by the Rothschilds (head of all beasts).

    Once home-owners thrown out & displaced like the Palestinians have been (since 1945) no matter how much forgery & crime is dug up afterward against ZIOPERATORS no one can reclaim their stolen house (just as no Palestinian has been able to reclaim his home or piece of land).

    Many ZIOP methods used in the U.S. to plunder homes has been documented in the “stopforeclosurefraud” website.

  2. Preston James, Ph.D  April 21, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Very well done, outstanding article. Hits the heart and awakens the mind to how America has been hijacked and “screwed” by foreign offshore Banksters representing evil entities that have used America as a base of labor and wealth to asset strip, like carpetbaggers.

    Once the laborers are no longer needed and most all their wealth has been extracted, then for this large emergent network of 140 mega interlocked int’l corporations with musical-chair interlocked Boards of Directors to move onto to more lucrative new foreign markets where their asset stripping can continue unabated. More of this please.

  3. Atlanta Bill  April 21, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Excellent article. Thank you.

  4. ani  April 21, 2014 at 12:04 am

    “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

    Stewart I cried as the ferry approached the Statue of Liberty on my visit to NYC 2008.
    I imagined all those Europeans, same as those who came to Australia, with whom I grew up.

    I climbed those interior stairs and imagined those days in the 16 hundreds when Manna hatta was first settled by white Europeans.

    I bought Russell Shorto’s “The Island at the Centre of the World” which continues to be a treasure to me.

    as Australia these days still has ‘issues’ around ‘boat people’, which ended British convict cargoes only one hundred years before my parents and I came to Australia.

    I know both ‘states’-tired and huddled and persecuted
    and FREE.

    FREEDOM is our Spiritual Estate
    even as we fight for justice in this world.
    Thank You.

  5. Chandler  April 20, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    The last civil unrest came during Veitnam. After the government losing to that civil unrest they cannot have the civil become so unrested again. We the People… fear rising up against the government machine. We forget who works for who; who pays who; and who is the subservient to who.
    The last four presidents have pushed the envelope so they could see how far the people could be pushed. Americans have forgotten they have power, and, if they do know they have power, they most surely are not real sure how to use it.
    For any government to do what this one has done for the past 25-26 years to the peo-ple they are living off off is reprehensible, embarrassing and disrespectful. But they don’t care as long as they get what they want when they want it. The ultimate goal is take over everything they can, and control everyone with a fine tooth comb in everything they do. Why? Because there can be no more freedom of much of anything. People are their irritants. They are costly, only consume earth’s resources. They given nothing back, and they take from the rich elitists. They consume space, cause pollution, and require something from the rich and powerful.
    They are better than we are, and all you have to do is ask them. We contaminate their world, the world we built and they happen to reside in. We have babies, which perpetuates the repetitious cycle of having to tolerate the less than worthy peasants of this earth.

    • ani  April 20, 2014 at 11:55 pm

      The tragic difference Chandler, as I see it in my own lifetime, is that when I was a child, all the people in my extended family, peasants, owned and worked the land.

      Today, the land has been taken off the peasants.
      And corporations control what comes off the land, and how it is ‘marketed’.

      I have seen this since the European Economic Union with their quotas, set in Brussels.
      Remember mountains of butter destroyed?

      I have seen and experienced more ‘nobility’ in my peasant family than I ever saw in the so-called ‘nobility’ that is royals and their banksters and sycophants.

    • Dan  April 21, 2014 at 4:31 am

      How could you, ani? The bankster elite are “such fine people

    • Dan  April 21, 2014 at 4:35 am

      Sorry, my comment got posted midstream. I was saying the bankster elite like to refer to each other as “such fine people,” meaning they’re you know what. As for their nobility, have you seen the photos taken at the Rothschild’s Surrealist costume ball held at the Chateau de Ferrieres about 30 years ago? A rare glimpse into who and what these people are; that is, satanic, evil monsters preying on humanity. You can find a sampling of the photos by searching “Revealing Pictures From 1972 Rothschild Illuminati Ball”

    • ani  April 21, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      yes Dan I’ve seen a few over at Aangirfan.

      Also, I returned to EU as a young military wife and saw first hand how ‘nobility’ does Life. I lost so much respect, but started asking pesky questions about Big Business and the people who actually run the wars to which our husbands were called to serve. Girls in the sixties were not supposed to ask difficult questions.

      I was the compliant ‘trophy’ wife, which made my persistent curiosity untenable ;-(

      Years later, after I was back on deck as a solo person, I discovered all at Aangirfan to be what I had discovered and more, connecting dots that I would never have been able to, as Aus was for so long isolated.

      Cold winds of change are upon us Dan.
      I very much appreciate being able to read these articles and comments as I can’t have these conversations here where I am. Thanks.

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