More than five years before George W. Bush stole the White House, corporate interests recruited a derelict retired general and friend of Colin Powell turned carpetbagging politician named John Stanford to spearhead the privatization of Seattle’s public schools. Though many teachers saw through the almost unbelievable propaganda and outright lies broadcast by the Seattle Times and other media, I was the only one who fought Stanford, actively investigating and speaking out against him. I was the only who cheered publicly when the bastard died of leukemia.
John Stanford was remarkably similar to 9/11 in that he was - well, remarkable. Some of the conspiracies that swirled around him were truly amazing. Thanks largely to Stanford, I was ready for the 9/11 “terrorist” attacks. While other people stupidly rallied behind George W. Bush - who apparently wanted to recruit Stanford to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education - I began scratching my head and asking questions. And when other intelligent observers came forward with sensible conspiracy theories to explain 9/11, I listened.
Stanford was a living example of propaganda, manipulation and corporate corruption. Education activists across the U.S. could learn a little about him. Any Seattle area education activist who doesn’t publicly condemn Stanford is not a real activist.
If you live in Washington State, but you aren’t interested in education issues, Stanford is still worth examining. For some of the most powerful members of the Seattle Mafia were closely linked to Stanford - and Seattle is Washington’s de facto capital.
Some of the articles I wrote about Stanford read like science fiction. Yet they’re true; you can easily verify most of my statements in the media, right on the Internet. To put it another way, the stuff the corporate media wrote about Stanford reads like science fiction. After perusing what the media said about Stanford, you’ll understand why they call’em media whores.
This website was down for a while, but I gave it a major facelift and put it back online in December 2010. I recommend you start by reading the Introduction, which is in part a summary of most of the archived articles.David Blomstrom, WebRanger