U.S. Affairs

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…
Thursday, 17 December 2015 18:43

Does Obama hate America?

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I am a black man. Like black men worldwide I was thrilled when Barack Obama was elected the president of these United States of America. His election made black folks proud; it made them feel that finally a black man could rule the most powerful country in the world; it gave them hope that they, too, could amount to something big if they worked hard for it. Obama was one of the least qualified men to become the President of America; he had had no managerial and leadership experience before his election. That notwithstanding, I was willing to give him…
I must confess up front in the interest of full disclosure that I burrowed this title from Ted Cruz. The clear winner in yesterday’s Republican Debate, left to me alone, is Wolf Blitzer, the unflappable chief moderator of the debate and his team of two agent provocateurs who asked all the right questions and who made sure the 9 candidates can run but not hide in that debate. The real winner among the debaters themselves has to be Lindsey Graham who is scoring less than 1 percent in the opinion polls the last time I checked because he presented the…
To all with eyes to see, it is clear that the Islamic State, ISIL, has America in its crosshairs. ISIS would like to bring down Christian America and replace it with an Islamic caliphate. As ISIS sees it, its goal is not only doable but easily done. It sees America as a godless country and figures that with choice terrorist acts all over the country the people would devote much of their resources to protecting themselves. Given their already whooping debt ($19 trillion) incurring additional debt is not sustainable. About $25 trillion dollars debt is the maximum America can have…
The latest Poll in the Republican Party is still showing Donald Trump, the most unelectable candidate leading the pack by double digits. He has continued to do so for more than three months which is a first in American history the last time I checked. The amazing observation in America in particular and other developed countries of the world like Britain is that opinion poll has become a very dependable Science and a way to predict the outcome of elections long before the first vote is cast. The observation speaks to the veracity and truthfulness of American voters as compared…
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 09:59

Is Barack Obama Delusional?

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In right wing political circles, the word on the street is that President Barack Obama is delusional. You can hardly tune on Fox News (TV) without hearing some pundit refer to Obama as delusional. Last night, after Obama gave his address to the nation regarding the Muslim terrorist couple that killed 14 persons and wounded 21 in California, the talking heads at Fox News, especially the psychiatrist, Charles Krutzchimer, routinely dismissed what the President said as delusional. I heard the man referred to as delusional so many times that I decided to understand what is going on here. Dictionary.com has…
Monday, 07 December 2015 12:26

Obama seems ready to collapse!

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I watched Barack Obama's Sunday evening (8PM, December 6, 2015) address to the nation. What struck me is how fast he is aging. He is fifty four years old and is almost all gray haired; his face looked like the face of a scared sick old man, a man about ready to collapse and die! I asked why? I believe that the reason is because he was elected to be who he is not by nature. By nature he is a peacemaker (he would have done well as the secretary general of the United Nations). The President of the United…
Republicans would never get my vote. You can call this statement a lie not because I deliberately wanted to lie to all of you reading this. It is a lie because I have made a few exceptions in my voting pattern since I became an American citizen by choice. I would have voted for Abraham Lincoln if I was in America in 1861 when he first ran. I would have voted for his courage in signing into Law the Emancipation Proclamation even though he was a slave owner himself. You can call my first statement a lie because I once…
Many Republicans and Donald Trump in particular want a simplistic solution on how to confront the Syrian conflict, remove Assad from power and defeat ISIS without turning the Middle East into another quagmire. It is now clear that such a scenario does not and will not keep either Vladimir Putin or Donald Trump awake at night like it does to Obama as President of the United States and leader of the Free World. The silent majority of Americans must understand that to appreciate the caliber of the President that God has given them in Barack Obama. I see little or…
A learned Nigerian Professor and a good friend of mine whose name I would not mention in this article once told me he would gladly support wiping out the Muslims altogether from the face of the Earth because they are killing Christians. Much as I like and respect the Professor, I was glad that he, as a pure academician would never find himself in a position of power to actualize his wish. There was a part of me that wanted to believe that my friend was as crazy as a fox but I love him too much to tell him…
The first half of the 21st century is turning out to be decades full of fear around the globe including the developednations, the emerging countries, and the undeveloped areas of our earth. One can argue forcefully and convincingly that these fears are directly linked by the decision of USA led Western Countries to enthrone what has been called Western Democracy in countries far and wide and to do so by the doctrine of "Regime Change." Former USA president George Bush II introduced the practice by the invasion of Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 in the pursuit of 9/11 bombers followed…
Call it diplomatic nicety or anything you like. The Natanyahu the whole world saw your yesterday was totally different from the one that addressed the joint session of Congress a few months back. Natanyahu spoke as if the State of Israel owns America and can do what she likes with America. The Republican-dominated Congress who let him do that would be the last to ever publicly acknowledge that Barack Obama is anything but a great President. They are simply in denial and I pity them. They knew in their hearts that the first black landlord of the White House and…