U.S. Affairs

TRUMP MANIPULATES THE MEDIA TO APPEAL TO HIS RACIST POLITICAL BASE Ozodi Thomas Osuji I just read in the Washington Post (January 13, 2018) where it is revealed that Donald Trump calling African countries and Haiti shitholes was calculated. He said it in a meeting knowing that it is outrageous and that one of the Democrats in the meeting would leak it to the media and it was leaked. His plan was to tell his racist 33% of white Americans, his political base that he, like them, does not want Africans and brown Latinos in the USA and that he…
FORGIVING TRUMP DOES NOT MEAN TOLERATING HIS EVIL POLITICAL BEHAVIORS Ozodi Thomas Osuji Yesterday, I talked about how we need to overlook and forgive Donald Trump's erratic behaviors, his mental maladies so as to see his other self, the self in light form, the self that the Holy Spirit has already remade from his ego self for him, and how, ultimately, we can join him and return to the awareness of our formless unified self in God. That talk is sound metaphysics. However, it raised many issues, including the issue of the here and now world. Overlooking people's evil to…
CRAZY RACIST AMERICANS ELECTED CRAZY DONALD TRUMP THEIR PRESIDENT Ozodi Thomas Osuji Generally, a people deserve the government they have; a government reflects the character of the people that elected it. Most observers conclude that about one third of white Americans are racists and the other two thirds do not use race as a basis in making their decisions; that is, the majority of white Americans are decent people. The one third of white Americans who are racist went bananas when a black man, Barack Obama was elected the President of the USA. They simply could not accept that a…
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 08:23

Is the USA destined to fall?

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COLLAPSING EMPIRES LEADERS SEEM CHARMED AND DO NOT DO THE RIGHT THINGS! Ozodi Osuji Have you noticed that the rulers of America do not see the obvious solutions to their society's problems? Instead, they keep compounding their problems. It is as if they are under a spell and are charmed and cannot see the rottenness in their world; it is like someone deliberately placed a scale over their eyes and they cannot see properly. The USA had its problems in the past but made some halfhearted attempts to correct them, such as the civil rights movement that gave African Americans…
As a backdrop to this article I had wanted offload the video of one of the greatest song ever composed and performed together by a collection of the most famous Music Stars around the World but most especially in America. They include individuals like late Michael Jackson, late Uncle Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchie, Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Christina Aguilera and many other big names in the Music World. I am just not computer- savvy enough to download the video so you can all listen to it from beginning to the end before reading this article. The amazing artiste…
Friday, 22 December 2017 13:57

Must governments always be evil?

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MUST GOVERNMENTS ALWAYS BE EVIL? The United States Congress has just passed a Bill into law that supposedly over hauled the US Tax system. What it amounts to is cutting corporate tax from 35% to 21% and cutting tax rate for millionaires from 39% to 37% and a few cuts for other high income earners but did nothing for the middle and poor folks; indeed, the middle class and poor would see their taxes rise! The legislation removed the Obamacare mandate requiring all Americans to buy health insurance meaning that many young and healthy persons would not buy insurance and…
AMERICA GIVES ITS PEOPLE SO MUCH STRESS THAT SHE IS KILLING THEM! Ozodi Thomas Osuji It is difficult to escape from the conclusion that America is on a self-destructive path. Why so? It is because the country is causing its people unnecessary untimely death. America has put so much pressure on its people that they have no choice but to resort to alcohol, drugs and weird sex to reduce the stress in their lives. The people feel so hot that they must seek ways to reduce the tension they feel in their bodies or else they explode. A country that…
If there is any single person in America today who can stop Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin from turning America into a Dictatorship right before our eyes, it is Robert Mueller. If Vladimir Putin ever believed he has scored a technical knock-out against America by successfully implanting a KGB sympathizer in the White House just like America had successfully implanted a Mikhail Gorbachev in the Kremlin to break up the old Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, Robert Mueller the independent Prosecutor has clearly proved to Putin he is decidedly wrong just by telling Putin he cannot fool America and…
You probably know who I am talking about because there are just too many Presidents and CEOs in America. I am trying to sound a bit legalistic now because I often regret why I did not study Law and be Board-certified like my best friend Omo Olorun Modupe of New York. I think I know enough about the Law just by reading legal briefs and watching legal debates by great lawyers anywhere I can find them and by watching two or three of my favorite programs on Television including Judge Judy and few lawyer-turned ace Television reporters or talk-show hosts…
Be careful what you wish for or sow because you just might get it in multiples of what you sow or desire. Republicans out of desperation to win the White House back in 2016, by hook or crook, were willing to self-destruct and to sell their soul and their conscience to put just any crook in the White House without counting the cost. A Jeb Bush of Florida or John Kasich of Ohio would certainly have made a better President than the crook in the White House. Republican blew it. They had to know Trump was the wrong candidate but…
THE AMERICAN POLITICIAN IS THE ERRAND BOY OF THE RICH Ozodi Thomas Osuji The American politician, from the president to senators, congressmen, state governors, state legislators and county and city politicians are the errand boys of the super-rich. They have to obtain the enormous amount of money they need to have to run for political offices. To become the President of the USA you need just about a billion dollars to compete nationwide; to be a senator, depending on the state, you need, at least, twenty million dollars. You go down the line and the cost decreases. Most aspiring politicians…
Thursday, 09 November 2017 19:46

Donald Trump is a one-trick Pony and a Bully

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I use this write-up to formally apologize to all of the fans of this column who feel concerned enough to remind me that my prediction that Donald could not win in 2016 and that if he won, he was going to be a chaos President and a disaster like Jeb Bush has brilliantly predicted. I respect all of you for reminding me, but I also reserve the right to remind you that close to 70 percent or slightly higher of the major pundits in America and pundits around the world including Fox News and even his Republican apologists and collaborators…
FOR AMERICA TO BE SAVED HER PEOPLE'S PSYCHOLOGY MUST CHANGE Ozodi Thomas Osuji History shows us that each past empire began with certain assumptions about human nature and people. It does not follow that those assumptions were explicitly delineated or even known to the people but they were implicit in the people's behaviors. Greece and Rome, for example, had the assumption that people are different and that some are meant to be used as slaves. In his politics, Aristotle clearly accepted slavery as a necessary part of society. Some people had to work to produce the goods needed for the…
WHY DO WHITE AMERICANS LIKE TO CARRY GUNS...FEAR Ozodi Thomas Osuji What are guns for? Guns are used to protect one's self if one feels that one's life is endangered by other persons; one equalizes the threat to one's life by having guns to aim at those who can harm one. That is to say that it is fearful persons that carry guns to protect themselves. Fearless persons who do not perceive threat all around them do not carry guns to protect themselves. Who are fearless persons? Fearless persons invariably are loving and forgiving persons. Love makes one fearless. Love…
Saturday, 07 October 2017 00:41

America is ruled by mad men and women!

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HAS IT EVER OCCURRED TO FOLKS THAT AMERICA IS RULED BY INSANE PERSONS? Ozodi Thomas Osuji Republicans claim to be Christians but nothing they do smacks of the behavior of Christians that one could infer from the bible. They are not a loving and forgiving people; they engage in anti-life political policies; they discriminate against black folks; they want people to have guns and use them to kill each other; they are opposed to healthcare for all; they want some to be rich and the many poor; these people are Satan itself. They are literally insane! Democrats appear to be…
The news headlines for October 2, 2017 was that Nevada was the scene of the worst mass killings in America in modern times. This exact headline was used about a year or so ago when an American invaded a gay club in Orlando and killed young men and women who went out to have fun after a week’s labor in the vineyard. A modified version was used when another citizen visited Virginia Tech. University a few years earlier (2007). We Americans must take guns off the streets or guns will take us off the streets. Fear of guns are already…
Most budgeting and financial planning have two major components: Uses of Funds and Sources of funds. These components are also known as Ways and Means. The Ways are first considered before the Means. This approach would seem backwards to many people. But it is the right approach. The reason we start with expenditures first is because no funds can be raised with any funder until one can express in detail what the sought funds would be used for and prove that recovery of the invested funds are highly probable. So in order to answer the question “what are you going…
Donald Trump lacks the capacity to differentiate between the Truth and Falsehood. It is baffling that America now has a President who is out to seek immediate gratification and congratulations for his platitudes and marketing genius than any concrete achievements or enduring legacies that would touch other peoples' lives other than his own. His insatiable lust for money and self-praise and self-aggrandizement is larger than life. His flammable temperament and his dictatorial inclinations and tendencies make him the wrong person to lead a nation of immigrants and a rainbow coalition of interests and ethnicity. I quit writing about him for…
North Korea’s quest for nuclear capabilities is almost a fait accompli. And there is no easy way to roll it back. President Trump might try but it will be difficult to turn this might ship around diplomatically or militarily. Why is diplomatic turn around near impossible? Several factors: There are a few or may be even many countries that do not like NK to possess nuclear capability but are non-the-less happy that Kim Jong Un is irritating the President of United States, Donald Trump. Here we must separate the president from the people of United States. Mr. Trump all through…
The above statement coming from me may be a blasphemy for I am not one of Mr. Trump's fans. Mr. Trump represents a political ideology that has not been tried in America before. Previous Republican presidents had represented what I might call traditional Republican views: conservative views; less government; power to the markets; capitalism; various freedoms; etc. Some of the luminaries like the Bushes, Rockefellers, Nixon, even Mr. McCain, are a little to the left of this point of view and others like Mr. Reagan (the government is the enemy) are a little to the right of this view point.…
The Trump Presidency is a case study in bad and grossly incompetent leadership. The man is simply temperamentally and mentally incompetent to lead a great and powerful nation like America. All he is telling America is to trust him but how do you trust a weather cock and a pathological liar who can change his mind at any time and reverse himself without any acknowledgment or apology? When he fails to deliver on any promise, he quickly declares victory and move on because he creates his own reality and illusion and that is the way he has operated for much…
The terrorist figures that people want to live in egos and bodies; he figures that if he randomly killed a few of them that the rest of them would be intimidated, scared and to avoid living in terror kowtow to whatever he asks them to do. So, he kills people indiscriminately. As long as people want to live in bodies and ego separated self-concepts they will have fear of threats to their desired bodies and egos. As long as people have fear of harm and death they would be prone to intimidation by terrorists (terrorist governments, terrorist Muslim jihadists and…
In memory of Heather Heyer, I ask: WHAT ARE YOU LIVING FOR? Ozodi Thomas Osuji When I hear that a person has died I ask, what did he live for? I ask myself that question; I do not ask it of the dead or other persons. The implication of my question is that each human being ought to be staying alive doing something; to stay alive just to stay alive, to me, is not enough. If one stays alive just to be alive all that one is doing is eating food and dealing with one's medical issues until death does…
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11:18

America is not a democracy

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AMERICA IS NOT A DEMOCRACY AND THEREFORE CANNOT TEACH OTHER COUNTRIES ABOUT DEMOCRACY Ozodi Thomas Osuji A few minutes ago I read the news provided by my smart phone; it said that the Iraqi vice president, Al Maliki is in Moscow, Russia saying that his country needs Russia to help it solve its problems, and build democracy; he said that since the Americans came to Iraq fourteen years ago and overthrew Saddam Hussein, with the promise of giving Iraqis democracy, that all they have given them is wars and chaos. He said that he has now realized that America cannot…
Monday, 24 July 2017 12:44

On White Americans

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Marvin Robinson, I decided to expand my little vignette on your yesterday's post at Facebook. Below is the expanded version of my little piece. It kind of tells you my political philosophy; I am a social democrat in the mode of Bernie Sanders; however, I differ from Mr. Sanders in that I am not a pacifist; I am a hawk; I want us to go defeat Muslim Jihadists before they convert us to their seventh century primitive, theocratic society. AMERICA WAS BUILT ON SLAVERY; THE SLAVE AND SLAVE MASTER LIVED IN FEAR, NOT FREEDOM Ozodi Thomas Osuji If you observe…