Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search


Martin LeFevre: What Will It Take To Defeat Bush?

Meditations (Politics) - From Martin LeFevre in California

What Will It Take To Defeat Bush?

The thought of another four years of the devil's right hand man as "leader of the free world" is too horrible to contemplate. But can Bush, and what he represents, be defeated?

It is already too late for America. That's not the issue. The question is: will another four years of rule by these soulless men and women make it too late for humankind?

Certainly defeating Bush will not, in itself, change anything. Shrub could easily be replaced by another puppet of the corporate and dark forces that are pulling his strings.

The issue goes beyond American hegemony as well. The reason people hate Bush so much is that they see or sense that the disgusting physical and metaphysical entities that rule the world are going for all the marbles in him.

The goal of greedy elites is the destruction of the diversity of life and peoples on earth, replaced by a smoothly operating consumeristic political economy. But that too is merely a means to the end of the ultimate metaphysical goal of the darkness in human consciousness. That is to bring about an irrecoverable erosion of the human character and the human spirit.

Defeating George Bush means turning the tide on the darkness that rules America and the English-speaking world. Dead people don't care, and the ranks of the living dead grow by the day. I can only speak for the "North American culture hearth," but it appears the British Isles, and Down Under, have become dead lands as well.

If evil is a supernatural phenomenon, as Christianity and most religions maintain, then the dark tide cannot be met and reversed by ordinary human beings. But if evil is man-made, a by-product of human consciousness, then its growth can be ended by imperfect people beginning within themselves.

Some will say I am demonizing Bush. But how can I do what he long ago did to himself? There is no feeling left in the man, only sentiment.

Though it is impossible for any living soul not to detest Bush, the man is insignificant in himself. The issues go far beyond him, or America. Both have become symbols for the lies, power, and darkness that rule the world, leaving no space for freedom, no place to flee.

There is a lot of talk in America now about the need to change direction. But as with nearly everything else here, it is just superficial talk. So what will it take to defeat George Bush, end American hegemony, and reverse the momentum of darkness engulfing the earth and the world?

First, many more people need to see that Bush and the bootlickers of American power, as well as the skulking worldwide terrorist network, work for the same master. Bush's God, Sharon's Yahweh, and bin Laden's Allah are the projected darkness of human consciousness in different disguises.

There is an intelligence in the universe. But there is no deity, and certainly no division of gods-one for Christians, one for Jews, and one for Muslims.

The hope that the American people will wake up and rid the world of the scoundrels is a vain and naïve hope. Bush and all he represents can fall onto the garbage heap of history, but it will take a lot more than dead America is capable of.

It will take a simultaneous worldwide psychological revolution and the building of a new political paradigm to defeat Bush and what he represents.

Can that happen? I don't know. But bystanders are either complicit or are being plowed into the ditch. We cannot wait and see. Do the work within, and speak out.


- Martin LeFevre is a contemplative, and non-academic religious and political philosopher. He has been publishing in North America, Latin America, Africa, and Europe (and now New Zealand) for 20 years. Email: The author welcomes comments.

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>



Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>


Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news