Two things happened on this day (April 11) in history. In 1893, on April 11, Dean Acheson was born. He eventually became Secretary of State. On this day in 1951 Acheson's subordinate, President Harry Truman, relieved General Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.
So who was Dean Acheson? And why did I refer to President Truman as Acheson's "subordinate?"
Here is a good place to start updating your government-school education:
The Power Elite & George W.
Millions of Americans who are members of the "George Bush Cult of the Omnipotent State" believe that Bush is a "leader," boldly calling the shots and exercising "decisive leadership." He is in fact a subordinate. The real direction of the Bush Administration was blueprinted before Bush was even elected.
Click here, and if you're unclear about what "The Project for a New American Century" is, why they recommend a speech given before "the Council on Foreign Relations" (CFR), who the CFR is, and why they don't like Karen Kwiatkowski (see footnote 1), please post a comment, and I will respond. If nobody makes such a comment, I'll assume readers of this blog are up-to-date.
Dean Acheson wanted MacArthur out of Korea because MacArthur wanted the Communists out and Acheson wanted them in. We don't use the word "communist" anymore, so let's say Acheson wanted the National Socialists out and the International Socialists in.
The story of the dismissal of MacArthur and the entrenchment of the Chinese Communists is told in in a book by Robert Welch.
The Council on Foreign Relations is an "ecumenical" bunch who are working for a global unity among the various "omnipotent-state" cults. The Project for a New American Century is on the same page, believing that "America" must create this New Century of international ecumenism among the "omnipotent-state" cults. Our current Congressman has worked hard to support the New American Century and its subordinate, George Bush. Missouri voters are not likely to vote for someone else unless they come to realize that the old America is better than the "new America."
And the "old America" -- the good America -- is not the America of Douglas MacArthur. It is not even the America of Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams, and George Washington. None of these men were totally consistent with the ideal of America, though we may learn much from them. That ideal is "Liberty Under God," the ideal of everyone living safely under his own "Vine & Fig Tree," a world where we are the subordinates not of the "the rule of law" of the Council on Foreign Relations, but of "The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." We must always be reforming and changing in pursuit of this ideal.