Are you the Stuart Goldstein of ending the the worldwide pandemic of cancer, depression, and viral-based diseases?
In a certain sense you have this Web site because of Stuart Goldstein. This whole work was made possible because of Stuart Goldstein. Because if I hadn't met Stuart Goldstein, and if he hadn't been who he was - and still is, wherever he is now - my life would have taken a very different turn. He was empowering to me, but also to you, because in a certain sense he created me, and therefore all this.
In the blustering cold fall of 1971 I walked into Stuart Goldstein's top-floor loft at
54 Bleecker Street and bought, by some odd coincidence, $54 worth of leather materials
from which to make link belts, which back then were a popular sale item on the streets of
New York. Less than a year later, that loft was mine, and Stuart had taken over a much
larger business, though he still had the business I walked into at 54 Bleecker Street,
which was also huge. The story of how Stuart set me up as a watchband manufacturer is
important to our understanding of how we'll end the worldwide pandemic of cancer,
depression, and viral-based diseases.
Because what Stuart did for me is what someone is going to need to do for the millions stricken with "incurable" or hard-to-treat diseases.
What made the story happen is what what we really need to know. We need to understand what caused Stuart to set me up in business, and what caused me to accept his assistance. If we can understand the alliance between Stuart Goldstein and Bayard Barnes, we can understand an alliance between, let's say, Oprah Winfrey or Barbara Walters or AOL or Netscape or the A.M.A or the Mayo Clinic or the CDC or the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association, and World Harmonic Unified Ministers (WHUM), who are originating the Way of Immunics. This alliance can give these people and organizations the help they long to provide for the millions who are suffering.
Why did Stuart take an interest in me?
Because he understood what I was trying to do. He understood that I wouldn't quit. And he knew I could produce. He had a direct experience of that, because two days a week for the first few months I knew him, I came in with money and I walked away with materials. It didn't take long.
I knew Stuart was my ally for real when one of my competitors, who also bought from Stuart, threatened to take his business away from Stuart if he continued to cut for me. (He was, in the terminology of the leather business, a "cutter.") Stuart threw him out. Never sold to him again. He never explained to me exactly why, but I knew it was because he was my ally. And I knew that one of the reasons he had become my ally was because he knew I would never do something like that - not just because I wouldn't want to order Stuart around, but because I didn't see it as "fair" to do that to a competitor.
Stuart was a decent person, and he liked working with other decent people. He didn't want to work with a bully.
Around August or September of 1972, I began a big push for the Christmas holidays. I sat down with Stuart and discussed mobilizing his forces to help me amass a level of inventory that I could sell in the three weeks preceding Christmas. (I actually didn't realize at the time that the week after Christmas, the week between Christmas and New Year's, is the biggest week in retailing.) I asked him to trust me for some of this inventory, since I still hadn't put away enough to pay for it all up front. And he did. Every afternoon, Stuart's Cadillac pulled up in front of my tenement on 5th Street between Avenues A and B. My neighbors and I - I had almost everyone in the entire building working for me and had rented an empty apartment on the top floor to store the merchandise - came downstairs and brought the stuff up.
Starting a week or so before Christmas I was handing Stuart large globs of money every day. It was around that time that Stuart proposed the watchband business. He had met somebody at a trade show, a large watchband manufacturer who wanted us to "pick up the slack" for their manufacturing operation to the tune of several thousand dozen watchbands a week. Would I, Stuart asked, be willing to do the assembly part of the manufacturing if he did the cutting? He would front me all the money to open a small factory for this purpose, housed around the corner from his. I jumped at the chance.
So Stuart put his credit on the line and signed for machinery I never could have gotten on my own. We were partners, but each in our own independent business. Stuart wanted it that way. And when I asked him about having his lawyer draw up a contract to protect him - he was investing quite a bit of money in this and I originally had the idea that he would sleep better if we had a contract - he said, "Nah, kid, I don't like contracts, and I don't need lawyers. If you can't do business with somebody on a handshake, you might as well forget it."
And that, in truth, was the way people in the leather district did business back in the early '70s. I got to know all the other leather companies that were connected to Stuart's. People trusted one another. And if they didn't trust you, they didn't talk to you. Everybody had certain people they "worked with," and were reluctant to get started with anybody else.
Oh, and yes, I brought in my own accounts. I went to other watchband manufacturers in New York and offered my services. I had four other big accounts besides Stuart within a few months of starting my watchband factory. And some of them were really great guys.
While I'm telling this, for analogy purposes, I might add one more story about Stuart. Stuart also brought in another account about three months after he brought in Regal. The other account, Topp's, paid much more. Stuart could have snuck it in and kept all the additional profit for himself. It was his account, after all. But he didn't. When he came to me, he told me right away, "Look, on this account you don't have to work for a nickel or seven cents on a watchband. You can make 12 cents, 15 cents, maybe even more on some watchbands."
That was Stuart, a real partner. A real ally.
What comes to mind for most people when I ask this question is, well, somebody with money.
Money is always helpful. But really this is a self-funding ministry.
Our key allies have to be people who can inform the millions who don't know that they can cure their own diseases with their doctors' help or without it. And it's possible for them to do that. They can be well. They need to know that. It's an Oprah Winfrey or a Barbara Walters or a Bill Gates who yes, might give money to smooth over the rough spots, but who might also realize that you don't throw a couple of million dollars at a worldwide pandemic of cancer, depression, and viral-based diseases and hope it will go away. Because it won't. You have to throw communication at it, understanding at it. You have to throw knowingness at it. Because what people know saves them. And what people don't know, no matter how powerful it is, does nothing for them.
God was always right there. But if you don't turn around and talk to her, she's no help.
And as the solution to this one, Wayne Dyer comes to mind. Can you think of anyone else who has been as clear and certain a solution to this problem? Well, he wrote a book titled You'll See It When You Believe It, for God's sake. What does that tell you about the man? He's inside of this. He knows.
Look. Right now, every month, 10,000 people come to this Web site. And around 1,000 of them fill out an extensive questionnaire. That's not only pretty good, that's an astronomical statistic for the Web. It's an overwhelmingly positive response.
And we keep getting notes saying, "I love what you're doing, keep it up." They love it. And they know in their minds that it's real. But they also don't believe it. And they don't see that as our problem. They don't even fault us for not making them believe it. They don't even know they don't believe it. They just like it - and move on. Move away from it, without knowing quite why.
Wayne Dyer fights this every day, in every way, in everyone he meets. He talks about it in books, in tapes, and on television. Wayne Dyer's life's work, as a matter of fact, has been combating this massive immunological dysfunction, this inability to believe, that is a dysfunction of the spiritual immune system. so pervasive and so powerful that it can give rise to the entire disease all by itself.
You see, it's not good enough to have 1,000 people fill out an on-line questionnaire, or to have 100 or so of them a months - also an astronomical response - actually become our colleagues.
In order to stop this worldwide pandemic of cancer, depression, and viral-based diseases, those people, each and every one of them, are going to have to handle, have to stop, have to cure, their own individual disease and reclaim their own immune systems.
Were we to join forces with Wayne Dyer, we would go much faster.
Well, just to be fair, there is someone else who comes to mind: Anthony Robbins, who seems to understand the role of belief at least as well as Wayne does.
So this is what we're looking for. We are looking for a Stuart Goldstein. And this Stuart could be Oprah and "put us in business" by disseminating it. And it could be a Wayne, who would "put us in business" - in this case the pandemic-ending business - by showing people, uncovering for them, the little tiny places where they simply don't believe, refuse to believe, don't allow themselves to even get started believing.
It's a lot like what happened with Stuart. He set me up and I covered the rest.
A Stuart Goldstein might be a company, such as Tripod or AOL, that would process our communications and manage our cures. We mustn't forget the nuts and bolts. An organization like that, that could facilitate people's communications, would cause them to want to stop the worldwide pandemic of cancer, depression, and viral-based diseases, to want to address their own diseases with this. And let's face it, it takes a lotta moxie to attack a deadly virus with Harmonic accessing. People would way rather go to the doctor, even though unfortunately the doctor has either nothing he can do or a very limited arsenal of remedies.
What it all comes down to is the unification of world Harmonic ministers. Isn't it obvious that Oprah Winfrey, Wayne Dyer, and I also test the person who originated the idea of the browser, which then gave birth to AOL, Tripod, and the others - are Harmonic masters? And, maybe not so obviously, ministers?
And isn't it obvious that if we unify, if we can all work together, our power will be sufficient to completely heal the millions of suffering, helpless people who simply can't do much for themselves because they don't know, don't believe, don't have the means.
I sold the watchband business to Stuart in 1974, when I started a full-time psychotherapy practice. I offered it to him at cost, which surprised him, and he told me I could charge more for it, but I told him, "No, I want to give you this because of what you've given me." I was also making pretty good money as a psychotherapist, so I didn't need to drive a bargain.
But it was more than that. Stuart inspired love and gratitude. And therefore this instructional eulogy. Let Stuart be your teacher as well as mine. And show you, by example, what an ally can be. And inspire you to end this worldwide pandemic of cancer, depression, and viral-based diseases, that has already taken so many of the best of us.
Stuart died of AIDS in the late 1980s.
Bayard Barnes, an elder of WHUM
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