U.S. Affairs

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…
THE CONSEQUENCES OF HAVING PERSONALITY DISORDERED PERSONS IN PUBLIC OFFICES DONALD J. TRUMP, A CASE IN POINT Ozodi Thomas Osuji In June of 2015, Donald J Trump declared his intention to compete to become the President of the United States of America. Prior to that date I did not know much about him. Upon the declaration of his intention to become the president I did a little research on him; I read up on him. His speeches struck me as that of a third grader at an elementary school, a boy of about eight years old. His diction was pedestrian.…
Afis, my main man, I knew and still know that despite your occasional descent to the gutter, apparently to reach the Biafrans where they choose to live, name calling, in social discourse you have it in you to operate at the most elevated level. Your write up below, especially your reflections on Alexis Charles Henri Clerel de Tocqueville, Viscount de Tocqueville (1805-1859) proves my thesis that you are a well-educated and smart man who occasionally discards decorum and operates like a street hoodlum. Thank you for the view on de Tocqueville. The man was a French Aristocrat from Normandy; he…
Friday, 02 June 2017 07:57

On America's inevitable decline and fall

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ON AMERICA'S INEVITABLE DECLINE AND FALL Marvin Robinson: I feel your pain; as an American patriot, I appreciate your desire to resurrect the supposed glory that was the USA. However, there is something that you need to know. History does not stand still. Despite Americans claim of American exceptionalism the fact is that there is such a thing as historical reality; that reality catches up with all nations whether they like it or not. They try to cheat it but they cannot. We had great empires in Sumeria, Egypt, Persia, Greece, Rome, the Ottomans, Britain, France and the USSR; those…
President Trump's first foreign trip as the US president directed the world's attention to Trump's world view: a pivot to the Mideast. It also showcased the beginning of the dissolution of NATO. In Middle East, the red carpet was rolled out for Mr. Trump as the leaders of the Arab League gathered in Riyadh to welcome his team with bouquets. They celebrated the change which Trump's election signaled. Trump enjoyed his visit. And on to Jerusalem where an even more elaborate celebration was held. It was, by all accounts, the best segment of the 9-day foreign travel. It is a…
WHY CAN'T CALIFORNIA GIVE ALL CALIFORNIANS A SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE? Ozodi Thomas Osuji There is something that bugs me about us, Americans; it is that we know the right thing and would not do it unless our backs are pushed to the wall and we have no choice but to do it. Everybody who has any brains in his head understands that health care is really a right and not a privilege; all people ought to have access to health insurance; health is not what some people should have and others not have it. A rational society must give…
Adeyinka Makinde: Given your fascination with what seems to you Russians' power, I felt an urge to show you that Russia is a tootles tiger that can be knocked out by a resurgent Germany ; as we speak Germany has almost total control of the Russian industrial sector! You are invited to read "In Praise of Transatlantic Divorce", by Stephen M. Wait, in Foreign Policy Magazine, May 30, 2017. See below excerpt from Mr. Wait's excellent article. "The EU has a population of more than 500 million and a combined economy of roughly $16 trillion (the US GDP is about…
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…
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…
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…
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…