U.S. Affairs

I hate to make this kind of a prediction but as a historian with more than a casual interest in the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler, I see some striking similarities in the emergence of Adolf Hitler on the world stage and the coming of Donald Trump in American Politics. Hitler was democratically elected German Chancellor in 1933. He was an ego-driven character like Donald Trump who believed there is no person in America better or smarter than him. That makes him a dangerous man in my book but he is going to block out to new ideas because…
INTRODUCTION According to A course in miracles, the world came into being because the sons of God wanted to kill him and kill each other and become God and establish their own kingdom. Unable to kill their father and each other they went to sleep and dream a situation where they had killed him and are at war with each other for who would dominate their new kingdom. Our world is the domain of the criminally insane. People are evil because they want to kill God and each other; they are insane because they invented a world that does not…
I am jumping the gun to say that the primary season is going to narrow down to a contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I am seeing or noticing some signs that Donald Trump is already turning the 2016 election into "We versus Them" by fueling the anger and the resentment of a cross section of the voters on both sides of the isle. He is doing it to his own advantage by indirectly suggesting that he is going to make America great again by reclaiming their country for those elements who are fired up by his incendiary statements.…
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 05:09

Republicans are idiots; Democrats are cowards

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(This is a lunch time 90 minutes lecture that I gave today) Republicans ARE IDIOTS; DEMOCRATS ARE COWARDS! Ozodi Thomas Osuji, PhD In America members of the Republican Party present themselves as the true Americans; they claim to stand for America's values and best interests. They see the other party, the Democratic Party, as more or less, un-American. Republicans equate America with their conservative beliefs and see liberal beliefs as un-American. As they see it, America's values include free enterprise economy, limited government and individualism and they believe that that is what they stand for. Democrats, they believe, stand for…
She is Madam Hillary Rodman Clinton. Madam President. She is the first woman president of the United States and she represents Obama the third term. It is the wildest scenario any True Republican could imagine but the Republicans are creating and laying a foundation for it to come to being. This essay is divided into two parts: (1) what a Clinton Presidency would mean for America and (2). How the Republican Party is designing it. What a Clinton Presidency would mean.Like Obama it would be a first that many people thought would be impossible; a woman president has been thought…
In contemporary USA, it is apparent that white folks, especially the lower class ones, feel that they are cramped. They feel the inrush of nonwhites into their country. They see Latinos everywhere they turn to (and they are told that these Latinos from Central and South America, in the not too distant future, are going to become the largest ethnic group in America). They see African Americans and Africans; they see Asians and other non-Europeans all around them. They feel hemmed in by these foreigners in their own country. The economic situation does not help, either. America's manufacturers, in quest…
The US presidential election session is in full gear. Everywhere one looks at one beholds presidential candidates telling the people why they should vote for them. One sees Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders selling their political wares. Many Americans have tuned out American politics and do not pay attention to it. This is shown in the low turnout rate during elections. During typical presidential elections, may be, 53% of the electorate come out to vote; during midterm elections perhaps 33% come out to vote. Simply stated, many Americans are not enthusiastic about their…
The US constitution demands that the President should nominate the justices of the Supreme Court. The sitting president at the time of Justice Scalia’s death is President Barack Obama. He shall bet the family farm on the replacement and resist any efforts to have the nomination taken away from him by the Majority Leader Mr. Mitch McConnell. The Senate Majority Leader has announced that no Obama nominee would be considered for Supreme Court and that the nomination would be left to the incoming president. What Mr. McConnell is saying is that ONLY a candidate that pleases him will be nominated.…
Thursday, 25 February 2016 05:28

White Americans are not Christians

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WHITE AMERICANS ARE NOT CHRISTIANS; THEY NEED TO BECOME CHRISTIANS TO SAVE AMERICA Ozodi Osuji This is a presidential election year. Everywhere one turns one hears politicians talking about how they are Christians and how America is a Christian nation. One of the presidential candidates, the scary looking chap from Cuba, calls himself an evangelical Christian and thinks that those who are not like him are not Christians. But, is he a Christian? Does he even know what it means to be a Christian? In my judgment, white Americans perverted the teaching of Jesus Christ; they stood it upside down!…
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 02:28

Only in America!

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The presidential election has added yet another feather to the uniqueness of America. It is about the only country with the exception of Nigeria where you have as many as 22 individuals in one Party vying to become the nominee of their Party. How quickly they drop out one by one is also unique to America. In Nigeria candidates dig in to qualify for any stipend that may come to them from the Electoral Commission. Many in Nigeria are in the race not to win at all but to qualify for that stipend or some high visibility position in the…
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 01:58

You Cannot Lie Your Way to the White House

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One advantage of the long US electoral process is that it gives the public a chance to see and scrutinize the candidates. The process allows time for lies to be uncovered especially since there are opposing candidates digging into one’s past and a vigilant press checking and rechecking everything aided by an educated populace. And an independent judiciary. One candidate trying to lie his way to the White House in this election circle is Mr. Ted Cruz (TRUST-ED). His logo is Trust_ED which he coined because he has been looking forward to clashing with Mrs. Clinton who he believes has…
Monday, 22 February 2016 20:00

Why empires fall or change

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Have you ever paused to look at white and black folks in America? What do you see? This is what I see. The typical black person, man or woman, in a physical fight would beat the typical white person. The two races actually know that black folks are stronger than white folks. On the other hand, white folks rule black folks. They literally abuse black folks. Their police run around harassing black kids; they seem to get their jollies met, feel powerful, by harassing black folks. They love nothing more than to stop black kids and give them unnecessary traffic…
For some reason I cannot explain I love to make predictions on controversies like the one above. I predicted nearly a year ago that neither Donald Trump nor Bernie Sanders who are today leading in the polls would emerge as their Party's nominees even their central issues in their campaign would appear to have caught fire with a cross section of the members of their Parties who are aggrieved and needed a drastic change and would therefore tolerate anyone however crazy who appear to be promising those changes. Even in poor Nigeria where irrational thinking in Politics and Poverty have…
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 23:44

The American civilization is sick

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The American civilization is a sick civilization. It is this sickness that produced racism. The sickness is that white Americans fancy that their bodies are good and identify with them. The human body is nothing; anyone who values it is valuing nothing hence is sick. The human body is composed of twenty six elements, mainly carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, sulfur, phosphor, sodium etc. Those are composed of three particles, namely electrons, protons and neutrons. Those are composed of quarks and photons. Photons came from nothing (during the big bang, 13.7 billion years ago). When we…
Young white Americans are increasingly feeling that their leaders are abandoning them and that they have no future in their country; they do not have good job opportunities and are increasingly becoming poor. Many of them now commit suicide, or drink themselves to death. Heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine addiction is now the norm rather than the exception among white kids. Taking drugs is escape from pained existence so what are white folks escaping from? As existential thinkers say, in the past Americans easy wealth enabled them to postpone awareness of what Jean Paul Sartre called the no exit condition of…
I hold a dual citizenship today because I am caught between the Devil and the deep Sea on that frontier. My holding a dual citizenship is both legal and smart, if you factor in the advantages and the benefits I get from it. I am a black American of Nigerian origin and I am proud of it because it has given me and my children but more so, my 10 out of 13 grandchildren born and raised not in Kenya or Lagos but in America. Because of Barack Hussein Obama, I hold the truth to be self- evident that as…
America is not the surviving Super Power in Military Power alone. She is the super power in scientific breakthrough. She is the super power based on the number of Nobel Peace winners that come out of the United States from year to year. She is the super power by spearheading the formation of the United Nations and having the Headquarters based in New York which is universally recognized as the financial and the Real Estate Capital of the World. Los Angeles another American city is recognized as the Entertainment Capital of the World. The GDP of California, America's largest and…
Without any question in my mind, I want to say it loud and clear that Abraham Lincoln, a Republican and Franklin Delano Roosevelt a Democrat are two of the greatest American Presidents in my book and that America today is totally different from what it was when they both of them were Presidents. They were both elected on the platform of the 8th wonder of the world, the great American Constitution which has remained the Supreme Law of the Land and arguably the greatest Constitution the world has known. I can tell you that neither of the two giants could…
American Politics is by and large a very tough act to follow, if you see what I see. When I studied in the UK, I used to think that the Westminster system in the mother of Parliament in the UK is the best in the world and arguably the more complex until I started "putting my nose into the grindstone of American Politics" as the bombastic Patrick Obahiagbon of Nigeria would have put it. That I am quoting Obahiagbon should not be taken as my endorsement of his oratorical garbage as a politician who speaks the English language in a…
The Yorubas got it exactly right when they say in their wisdom that "Ibaje Enia ko dase Oluwa duro" meaning that the mere fact that human beings would always try to demean and tarnish a person or call a dog a bad name in order to hang the dog is easily neutralized if that person or dog is blessed with the mercy and the grace of God. The Hausas in their beautiful rich language added a new dimension or connotation to that proverb when they say, "Gajere ba Yaro ba" The proverb simply means you don't judge a book by…
Donald Trump is better defined by a Yoruba adage usually reserved for people driven by revenge and vendetta. The adage says that if a mother hen mistakenly spills your glass of milk, you too must reserve the right to break her unhatched eggs in total revenge. If that vendetta is forgivable for you and me, it is a taboo for anyone running for President of the United States who gives the order for a nuclear bomb detonation by just pressing a button in a decoder hidden inside his brief case. Americans should be the last to want to put such…
Monday, 28 December 2015 21:16

Many white folks are both insane and evil

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We must first know what sanity is, and since insanity is the absence of sanity, before we know what insanity is. Psychiatry specializes in studying abnormal psychology and therefore tells folks what insanity is. Unfortunately, it does not tell us what sanity is. So, let me tell us what sanity is. A sane person is a person who loves all people. If you are sane you love people and work for our social interest. If you are sane you make sure that all children are provided with publicly paid education from Kindergarten through university. If you are sane you make…
This is Christmas session, so TV's History Channel talks about the origin of Christmas and Christianity. Yesterday, December 22, 2015, they had one of those programs on; I forgot its exact title but it had to do with the Christian God. Somewhere along the line, the narrator said that Christians justified slavery based on a story concerning one of the three sons of Noah, Ham. Apparently, Ham seeing his father drunk, naked and sleeping instead of covering him up went and told his two brothers, Shem and Japheth, about it. The other two brothers came and covered their father with…
I follow American Politics and I have studied American Politics long enough for me to now begin to reverse my prediction that Jeb Bush is still sure to come from behind to snatch the nomination from Donald Trump. I was going to wait till Super Tuesday to give up on Jeb Bush but not anymore. Jeb Bush is showing from the opinion polls and from his body language that he is arguably no more up to the task to defrock Donald Trump this late in the game. He is running and the rest of the Republican candidates are running against…
Monday, 21 December 2015 09:11

America will be saved if it turns to love

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America can be saved; to be saved she must change direction and turn towards the truth of our existence. We are spirit beings having physical experience. Spirit is unified and love. To have physical experience we had to deny our loving nature and each of us affirms his individuality. To affirm our individuality we had to house ourselves in bodies and live in a world of space, time and matter, for those make us seem separated from each other and validate our individuality as opposed to our unity in our natural spirit state. In bodies each of us does what…