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Sunday, 28 May 2017 21:41

Idealism gives the idealist fear

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IDEALISM GIVES THE IDEALIST FEAR FEAR IS USED TO PROTECT THE SELF ONE CREATED FOR ONES SELF Ozodi Thomas Osuji In idealism one uses one mind to invent how one ought to be, how other people ought to be and how the world ought to be; in effect, one has recreated one’s self, other selves and the world to be in one’s desired image. One clings to that self-recreation and recreation of the world and defends it. One primarily defends it with fear. Fear is a means of protecting ones creation, making sure that it survives. It is ones handiwork…
I need all of you to rewind the tape to see all of my articles on Donald Trump on the Internet, or on Chatafrik or the Sahara Reporters websites and all of my predictions on his presidency as a concerned American senior citizen with two of my sons currently and proudly serving in the US Navy with my approval and consent because I love America too much to stay neutral. Like Winston Churchill once stated when he said he refused to stay unbiased and neutral if he has to choose between the Fire and the Fire Brigade” If we all…
Many Americans have nothing meaningful to do with their lives and instead engage in racism and discrimination against minority people; this evil behavior gives their meaningless lives pseudo meaning. Moreover, it gives them a sense of false worth; by looking down on other people they derive a sense of worth thus masking their existential sense of worthlessness. If they did not discriminate against some persons they would recognize the utter meaninglessness and worthlessness of their existence and perhaps become depressed and commit suicide. They avoid depression and suicide by engaging in racism and efforts to keep other people away from…
President Muhammadu Buhari is seek. Very sick. Of this there can be no doubt or doubters. His importance to those who want power to remain in the north, cannot be over stated. That they brought it to themselves is obvious and it is their fault. The saying goes that if you fool me once shame is on you; but if you fool me twice shame is on me. The shame is on northern oligarchs. President Obasanjo fooled them once by promoting a sick Yar' Adua for president and putting up a young vibrant Jonathan as Vice President to take up…
TO BRING ABOUT SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND MIXED ECONOMY WE MUST DESTROY THE OBSTACLES TO IT, SUCH AS VESTED BUT STUPID CONSERVATIVE INTERESTS YOU CANNOT MAKE A REVOLUTION THAT CHANGES SOCIETY WITHOUT DESTROYING THE OLD SOCIETY Ozodi Thomas Osuji We know that some vested interests benefit from the current social structure and prevent us from having a better society, such as social democracy and mixed economy; we know that to bring about social democracy we have to use violence to destroy those who prevent us from bringing about the expected better world. You must destroy the old to give birth to…
The problem with us human beings is that we think that we have the choice to tolerate injustice or not. The fact is that we do not have such choice; our only choice is to tolerate the just; if something is not just to people we must not tolerate it; we must not rationalize injustice with our usual ego defense mechanisms and live with what we should not live with. If society's practices are not just our function is to fight for what we believe is just and not just live with the unjust society. If we try to live…
A few years ago, we had a very important and urgent need to be in Kumasi very early the next day. It was already midnight (Nigerian Time, but 11pm in Ghana), and we were still in Accra, surrounded by its brilliant lights and soothing serenity (there was not the faintest hint of any generator sound anywhere), wondering what to do. But a Ghanaian who was with us did not seem to share our worries. He simply told us to hit the road, that in the next three hours, we should be in Kumasi. I looked at him with surprise and…
Things must be bad when the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, is the principal defender of the President of United State, Donald J. Trump. In a press conference with the Italian Prime Minster standing by Mr. Putin offered to give the US legislators the transcript of Russian leaders meeting with Mr. Trump. He suggested that the American legislators are harming US interest and preventing Mr. Trump from doing the work he was elected to do. When did the Russian government become The Defender of OLD GLORY? When? Mr. Putin’s offer came because of the tumultuous week Mr. Trump, the republican…
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 23:14

And We Africans

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 We Africans are what the non-Africans give names They systematically, categorically, intuitively label us as midnight A people conceived in heart of darkness, in mind of obscurity A land characterized as darkness, dimness, shadow, gloom But we know, yes we know, and we sabee quite alright We say, yes we say, and we say again, again, O Lord That Heavens have blessed us, impregnated us with Riches Non Africans are fighting for ceaselessly dying over Man, didn’t you hear, and don’t you understand That Onye nwe anyi ( Lord o f Afrika) doth bless us With natural l resources richer…
That the four-month-old presidency of Donald Trump is floundering and falling apart is now clear to all except perhaps the neophytes the president has appointed to his inner circles. Even these loyal followers are exhibiting signs that all is not well with the administration they have been called upon to nurture to health. Overt signs of a disintegrating presidency include the chaotic press briefings by the presidential spokespersons such as Sean Spicer and now his deputy. Sarah Huckabee Sanders in which what is said in the morning is often modified in the evening. There have been numerous occasions when the…
The Eight Levels Of The Self In The Temporal And Permanent Universes Ozodi Thomas Osuji Each human being has eight levels of the self. In eternity, aka heaven there is one self, the unified self, the self the sons of God share with their creator and each other; in that formless, unified self-there is no separation between the members; there is no self and non self; all selves share oneself; where one self ends and others begin is nowhere; each self is in other selves; there is no space hence no perception; there is no seer and seen, no subject…
THE IMPLICATION THAT LIGHT IS NEITHER WAVE NOR PARTICLE BUT BEHAVES AS THE ONE THAT THE OBSERVER WANTS IT TO BEHAVE FOR HIM Ozodi Thomas Osuji Yesterday, finally, I grasped the implication of the double slit experiment. In case you do not know about it, if you have a hole, a slit on a board and shoot light at it the light would go through it as a particle and leave a mark at a paper placed behind the hole; on the other hand, if you have two holes, slits and shoot light at them the light splits into two…
Sunday, 14 May 2017 21:31

The world is our fantasy

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From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal: Let me say this up front; individuals have different levels of intelligence. If you do not have superior IQ, anything above 132, please do not bother reading my notes, for all you are going to do is confuse yourself. Only the brainy can follow my cogitations. I write for brilliant, not for average and above average folks. EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD IS FANTASY FOR THEY ALL CAME FROM AND RETURN TO NOTHINGNESS Build a mansion, say, the Versailles or the pyramid. It is built of rocks, sand and cement. Over time those would be worn…
DEPENDENT PERSONALITY STRUCTURE IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY AFRICANS ARE BACKWARD Ozodi Thomas Osuji Earlier this week, out of the blues, a thirty nine year old man called me from Nigeria. He introduced his self by telling me that he read, at the Internet, an article I did on his dead nephew, Mike. I had tried calling Mike and his phone was not picked up. After several tries I called a friend in the Los Angeles area and asked him to go check on him. He did and learned from the apartments' manager that Mike is dead. She told…
Friday, 12 May 2017 01:51

Get That PhD

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The Summer is almost over; the Spring is here. The smell of Fall is in the air. Time is flying, and you don't have the doctorate degree yet? What? It is amazing why few Nigerians are not grabbing the PhD degrees. Are Nigerians lazy or have they lost the zeal we were once known for? Are they simply sidetracked by pursuit of other more pressing needs than reading? Is it alcohol or foo-foo? A sidetrack is a digression, detour, departure, deviation. It is time we got back on course because our nation will need all hands on deck after the…
Friday, 12 May 2017 01:34

How Mentally Healthy Are We Nigerians?

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The purpose of this essay is to decry bad attitudes of the Nigerians have toward mental illness and to promote awareness of diseases of the mind and available cures. The essay raises more questions than it answers. Could bad governance at all levels coupled with massive unprecedented corruption that seems to offer Nigerians little hope of making it till tomorrow all stemming from mental illness? Could the feelings of helplessness and hopelessness that Nigerian children and adults experience on a daily basis leading to low levels of self-esteem and drug use all be traceable to mental illness? Could massive prostitution…
All Presidents and Heads of Government and Politicians the world over can hardly admit on oath that they do not lie or do all of the above when cornered or when they have their backs against the wall or when they are caught with their hands in the cookie jar like this obnoxious President. I sure get that but this observation has assumed a new level with Donald Trump becoming the first KGB-sponsored President of what I used to call the greatest country on Earth and my country by choice and naturalization. I have traveled quite a bit around the…
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 23:05

God is our collective real self

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GOD IS OUR COLLECTIVE REAL SELF AND DOES NOT EXIST APART FROM US Ozodi Thomas Osuji To Eze Paschal: Today is the last day of spring semester. I was on campus entering students' grades into the computer. I got done around 11 AM and headed on home. I got home and read some of your posts on quantum physics, an area of interest. I realized that you are at the gate of knowledge. Quantum mechanics brings the physical sciences to the door of spirituality; that is what it did for me, anyway. I went to my computer and typed the…
Please see if this essay makes sense to you; if not forget it and move on to what makes sense to you; each of us is in a different place in our evolution in space, time and matter. THE FEAR OF DEATH IN MY SUBCONSCIOUS MIND MAKES ME DO EVERYTHING THAT I DO ABSTRACT: This essay combines scientific and spiritual psychology to give a fuller account of human behavior. The West emphasizes only scientific psychology and since human beings have a spiritual dimension thus gives only a partial account of human behavior and cannot heal any one through its psychotherapy;…
“PHEBEAN AJIBOLA OGUNDIPE” Nigerian famous Educationist honored in the United States on her 90thBirthday. Dr. Wumi Akintide. Reproduced below is a keynote address by one of the Nigerians Mrs. Ogundipe mentored and inspired during her tenure as the Assistant Adviser on Secondary Education in the 70s which is often called the golden age of Nigerian Public Service compared to now. The Celebrant, Mrs. Ogundipe, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen I like to begin by thanking God for giving me the grace to join all of you at this ceremony in praising and celebrating Mrs. Phebean Ogundipe who turned 90 years old…
CAPITALISM ENCOURAGES COMPETITION; SOCIALISM ENCOURAGES COOPERATION; COMBINE THEM Ebiega Michael Idoko, here is my reasoning for saying that scientific ideas are often used to justify oppressive social theories. Ozodi Thomas Osuji The capitalist economy embraces competition; the underlying premise is that the fittest competitors survive and the weak die off. This is Charles Darwin (Origin of species, 1859) and Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)'s evolution theory at work. Thus, you see the correlation of so-called objective science and social approaches. Capitalism and evolution theory rationalizes man's oppression of man. The socialist economy encourages folks to cooperate and leave no one behind. Karl…
It is the popular opinion that the bail conditions given to Nnamdi Kalu were an overkill in the sense that the conditions represented an attempt to catch a tiny fish with a massive net. Nigeria failed to look beyond a myopic, tunnel vision to see a larger picture that could have been exploited to unite the nation and pull us out of a conundrum. A conundrum refers to a riddle whose answer is a pun or a paradox, or to any problem whose answer is uncertain. Some conclusions to be drawn from an analysis of the bail conditions can be…
Educated Westerners rejected their Judeo-Christian hypothesis on the origin of the universe as delineated in the Bible (Genesis) and have been looking for an alternative hypothesis on the origin of the universe. At present, their scientists seem to have accepted one hypothesis on the origin of the universe. This is the big bang hypothesis on the origin of the universe. The hypothesis makes sense to me and I accept it but with a provision. I believe that space is infinite in size. I believe that there are infinite local universes in space. I believe that each local universe probably came…
If Donald Trump says Good morning to you, you have to check your time before you respond back to him. If he tells you there is a guaranteed medical coverage for pre-existing condition even after his repeal of Obamacare and his replacement by his own Trump version, you have to know he is telling a bogus lie. There can be no guaranteed coverage for poor sick Americans including children and poor senior citizens across the country when all the 50 states are granted waivers in the Legislation to pick and choose what is less expensive and more convenient to them.…
Monday, 01 May 2017 21:21

Still on Igbos are Jews imbroglio

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My inclination is not to give this whole Igbos are Jews imbroglio a second thought and move on. This is because I scanned the scientific literature and see no evidence that Igbos are related to Jews. What I read tells me that Igbo language is not a Semitic language; it is part of the Niger-Congo languages. Igbos are not genetically related to Jews. I have not seen a DNA study that shows a match between Igbo DNA and Jewish DNA. Igbo DNA matches those of their neighbors, such as Edos, Yoruba’s and Idomas. Igbos in physical structure are Negroid; they…