A Bush satire in Homeric style, The Bushiad and The Idyossey
use satire and irony to recount events during nine months from December
2002 through September 2003, and were inspired by events as they occurred.
Narrative epic poems of 24 chapters each, they feature George Bush and the
war in Iraq.
vividly described 2,500 years ago in Homer's epic poems of
the battle of Troy and the struggle of one warrior to return home The Iliad
and The Odyssey, war is the product of powerful, ambitious, often
insecure men who have difficulty separating their personal motivations
from those of the state. In Homer's works, these conflicts are abetted by powerful immortal gods who use mortals to satisfy their
needs, and who work behind the scenes to fix events and outcomes. As war occurs,
the "honor" of battle is always at great cost in lives and suffering.
Author and poet Robert Graves found abundant satire in Homer's work.
The blood lust that overtakes the minds of men on a periodic basis continues unabated in our modern age. In The Bushiad,
and The Idyossey the Greek gods of old are supplanted by
contemporary corporate gods, also immortal and with insatiable needs for increased
wealth and power. Like Homer's Greek gods they do all they can to make
sure the outcome is fixed.
In this Bush Satire, The Bushiad and The Idyossey, George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld,
Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, Colin Powell and others in
the Bush Court are the players in this modern epic, fostering conflict and warfare
in concert with the corporate gods. Saddam
Hussein of Iraq, Osama bin Laden, Kim Sung Il of North Korea, "Old" Europe,
The United Nations, Canada and any that stand in their way or
that can be used to further their ends
are vulnerable. The Bushiad and The Idyossey demonstrate that when
power-mad, testosterone-poisoned religious fanatics in league with greedy
multinational corporations wield unlimited military might,
humanity is vulnerable. Homer would recognize the tale.
Click to continue to Chapter 1 of the The Bushiad -
The Rage of George
Copyright 2004 by
Victor Littlebear - All rights reserved
This is a work of fiction and satire. Any resemblance to public figures is
completely intentional, however any resemblance to others, living or dead,
is purely coincidental.