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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.

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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.

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