Saturday, 07 October 2017 03:57

White Americans like to carry guns because they are a fearful people

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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 makes one courageous. Love is what gives people the sense of security and safety they crave.

All the guns of this world would not make you feel safe especially if other people also carry guns.

Black Americans have been subjected to the most humiliating social situation, slavery and discrimination that human beings could be subjected to.

One would expect African Americans to be a bitter and angry people but they are probably the most loving human beings there are on the face of planet earth.

Because they are a loving people black folk are courageous people and do not need to carry guns to protect themselves (there is always an exception to every general rule; young inner city black kids do carry guns to protect themselves from their rival gangs; as we know, those guns do not protect them for they are easily killed by their fellow gang members; only love protects people).

It is fearful white folks who carry guns about.  White folks feel that they enslaved black folks and currently discriminate against them hence fear them.

White folks carry guns around because they feel that the Africans they enslaved and the Native Americans whose lands they expropriated are angry at them and want to kill them so they must have their guns to protect them.

At the root of white Americans love affair with guns is their fear of been killed by the people they wronged, black folks and Native Americans.

White folks live with tremendous guilt from their past injustice to Africans and Native Americans.

The good news is that since Africans are a loving and forgiving people they really do not want to retaliate for what was done to them by white Americans; they just want to live in harmony with all human beings.

But since white folks know only how to use force to intimidate people, get them to do what they do not want to do they expect other people to be like them, use force on them.

White policemen are mostly terrorists for they use guns to intimidate black folks to going along with the unjust laws white folks make and use to control black folks.

It is going to be difficult to get white Americans to relinquish their guns, the second amendment notwithstanding; this is because they live in enormous fear and believe that they need guns to protect themselves. They must be taught to try love for a change, for it is love that protects us, not guns.


Since white folks live in fear and need guns to protect themselves it is going to be rather easy to defeat their rule.

A house built on fear is not a solid house; shake that house and it crumbles. The American civilization is based on fear: fear by the rulers and fear by the oppressed. This fear based civilization will not last much longer.

The only human civilization that will endure is one based on love; so far we have not had a civilization based on love but it is clear that it is where civilization is trending towards.

The future is a world where people love one another hence live in less fear of people harming them and thus have less need to have guns with which to protect them.


Cable News Network, CNN and other news outlets interviewed a young black man, 30 years old Jonathan Smith, who ran into Mr. Stephen Paddock's killing field and rescued 30 persons whereas most people ran away from the gun fire raining down on them from Paddock's cowardly blazing guns.

Asked why he ran into danger instead of run away, he said that he does not have a rational explanation for what he did.

He got it right. Love does not have rational explanation; if you use pure reason what you would do is run away from danger, and work for your self-interest at the expense of other people's interests.

Love simply sees a need by people and meets it and does so without thinking about the consequences for one's life.

The young black man had many gun shots to his body; as I write he still has bullets in his neck. He is mankind's hero, not the gun toting cowardly NRA old white men who are scared shitless hence must carry guns to protect their useless lives.

The NRA gun nuts in the country Music festival at Mandalay Bay Hotel probably had guns on them; yet they ran away from Paddock's guns! They belie the notion by King Narcissus (Donald Trump) that if folks have guns they would protect themselves from terrorists.

No, people run away when the guns blaze; only the few, the brave, the loving stay to go after terrorists bent on using force to intimidate mankind to embracing their nihilistic ideas.

Muslim Jihadists, Christian fundamentalists and white racists are terrorists who use force to intimidate people to accepting their stupid views of reality.

Reason uses love and persuasion to get people to accept public policies. People want to be loved so if you love them they will likely do as you ask them to do; you should not attempt to use force to intimidate folks to accepting your unloving lifestyle.

In sum, white folks carry guns because they are a very fearful people. They are egotists and, as such, live in fear. They must learn that it is only love, which gives one a sense of union with all people, gives them security, not guns.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

October 6, 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: (907) 310-8176