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 solve his country's problems, and that he needs Russia to help him solve those problems.

I told myself that the old boy has finally learned that America is the problems of the world not the solution. America is not a democracy but managed to sell itself as a democracy.

Please tell me how America is a democracy. What are Republican controlled states doing but passing laws to disenfranchise African Americans from voting, requiring them to have government issued identification cards before they could vote; they do so knowing that many black folks do not have government issued IDs.

Even if they have those IDs they would come up with other excuses to prevent them from voting. In the past it was literacy tests, poll taxes and other such shenanigans.

As we talk, the oligarchy that rules the USA is passing a bill into law in Congress to take away Obamacare health insurance from thirty-two million Americans and giving the saved money to the rich.

Why cannot America give to all Americans a single payer health insurance and pay for all people to go to school through university; it certainly has the money to do so.

Instead, America spends its money in obscene military spending, money given to rich arms merchants instead of using it to help the poor.

No, sir, America is not a democracy; it is a velvet dictatorship, an oligarchy, a country ruled by the rich and for the rich.

America needs a revolution to change the political set up, to transform it into a real democracy, the type that exists in Scandinavia.

Americans, white and blacks, are chicken; they do not want to fight for real democracy and instead study it to death but not do something about their country that exists to screw the poor.

Americans are cowards who allowed fear of death to prevent them from demanding real democracy and economic justice.

Well, if you are a country in the Middle East or Africa you must learn that America may grandstand all it wants about democracy that it is a dictatorship and not a democracy.

America cannot give you democracy for it does not have it; it cannot give what it does not have. One can only give what one has. If you want democracy do not look to the USA for it, look to Scandinavia for democracy.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

July 26, 2017

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

He can be reached at: ozodiosuji@gmail.com (907) 310-8176