U.S. Affairs

The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC Dear President Donald J. Trump, I am one of your subjects and a proud American along with over 300 million others plus additional 11 million (or so) illegal aliens. We all love our America. But our love pales in comparison to your love which you have demonstrated in the many years you have invested in American politics, albeit from the sidelines. You devoted less than your full attention to the Trump Empire of billions of dollars in 2015-2016 and now you have practically abandoned your empire to serve the country at a…
I put the blame for the election of Donald Trump, the craziest and the phoniest President in the 240 years of American History on the American Constitution which is crying for the most fundamental amendment to its provision on the Electoral College Malady. For you to full understand the tragedy of the Trump Presidency, you have to watch Alec Baldwin of Saturday Night Live and Steve Colbert who replaced the great David Letterman of CBS News. I watch both programs every week and I could barely hold my breath. America is in big trouble. I make this statement as an…
Thursday, 16 February 2017 13:38

Why there are criminals in our world

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I UNDERSTAND WHY THERE ARE CRIMINALS IN OUR WORLD Ozodi Thomas Osuji Lately, at Facebook, I have been exchanging words with an African American guy called Marvin Bryant. His perspective can be summarized thus: white folks are no good, they did terrible things to black folks; black folks are always good and can do no wrong; in so far that black folks do wrong it is the fault of their social situation; the white man placed black folks in untenable social situations, such as inner city ghettos, makes sure that they have no jobs and money and make them hate…
Thursday, 16 February 2017 01:53

The Trump Presidency may not end well

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I am not necessarily a believer in karma but something tells me that Donald Trump's presidency may not end well? Somehow, I believe that there must be a payback for the man because of what he did to Obama; I am talking about the Birther thing. Trump jumped unto the Birther movement and doubted that Barack Obama was born in the USA. He knew too well that he was born in Hawaii but he chose to make hay of the doubt raised by racists who did not want a black man to be the US President. That birther thing was…
President Donald Trump is an amateur in politics. He has never been elected to any political office in his life. He has played politics much as I have played football, from the sidelines. I can make almost any calls that a referee would make and debate all questionable calls ad infinitum. Or if you prefer, J can second guess every political action taken by any president or senate or the House. I am a good at what Americans call Monday Morning quarterbacking Not only is Mr. Trump an amateur, he has surrounded himself with other amateurs in high places and…
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 22:36

American Democracy is Under Siege

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All the stars are properly aligned for the Republican Party to mold and shape the future of America for the next half century. The presidency, the senate, the House, the judiciary, majority of state houses and legislatures, etc., are all under the Republican leadership. This is good and bad. Good, because most of the gridlock in Washington that stymied the Obama Administration and some others before it can now be overcome. Bad because United State of America can now be counted among nations that have a one-party government. The one party is the Republican Party. It gets worse. The Republican…
My confidence in Democracy is a little bit shaken with the emergence of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Next to Great Britain which owns the Mother of Parliament, I used to think of America as the bastion of Democracy. I so much love America. I voluntarily encouraged two my sons to join the US Military. I am very proud of the two young men because the love of the Military runs deep in my family. I come from the Sao Ofobutu and Sao Apatapiti family of Akure on my father side. The Sao of Akure as the…
Sunday, 29 January 2017 23:35

There is method to Donald Trump's madness

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The script of our nightly dreams is not written before we go to sleep but are written as we sleep; we sleep and write the script and enact the dream drama based on the script as we sleep. However, before we go to sleep we have something in our minds that lead us to enact the night's script and play. Before going to sleep and dreaming the existence of this world we desired to separate from God and from each other; we desired to separate from our real self, unified spirit self. That desire led us to go to sleep…
The newly elected US President Trump has come to office with a promise to make America great again; to secure her borders; and to make America's interest the corner stone of all negotiations. In his first week in office he has used his pen to put into effect some of the foundations for accomplishing these goals. We do not know now how far he can go. The next few years will show how far. Some of the foundations put on paper include the start of building the wall with Mexico which Mexico would pay for. Mexico has made it clear…
America is a nation of icons, legends, heroes and heroines. It is a nation that has more often than not captured 2/3rds of all the Nobel Peace Awards. It is a nation that has dominated the Olympics by always winning the greatest number of gold medals. America was the first nation to colonize the Moon and has already landed a robot on Mars as we speak. It is a nation founded on truth and nothing but the truth which is the opposite of "alternate fact" which actually means a whitewashed falsehood. You cannot call America a nation in decline unless…
You can only solve a problem you fully understand. I am not so sure that Trump fully understands the true meaning and import of governing a complex country like America and making peace with his critics if the word "enemy" is just too strong. There is no question that Trump is a very smart man, but like Adolf Hitler he is a devil in his heart. He thoroughly understands the twist and turns of running a Business which is based on competition and survival of the fittest. He knows how to navigate his way in Business and how to cheat,…
In less than 72 hours from today, Donald Trump would be taking his oath of office as the 45th President of the United States and leader of the Free World he has so much criticized and undermined on his way to the most powerful job on face of the Earth. I want this piece to be my last article before the apocalyptic "Rupture" and the arrival of the new sheriff in town whose inauguration is going to be greeted with placards and demonstrations never before seen in similar ceremonies in the close to 250 years of American History. Congressman John…
Many Americans, white and black, are cowards.; they refuse to fight to bring about improved America where all Americans are given publicly paid health insurance and their school fees are paid by the public through university. Instead of fighting for justice for all Americans, Americans feel powerless (power feeling is obtained from doing, not from running from doing); Americans feel emasculated and enfeebled and seek solace in drugs, alcohol and addiction to sex. Liberal Americans stopped fighting for social democracy but instead fight to legalize every type of sexual practices that they can think of. These folks will not stand…
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) from New York became the longest serving American President when he served for12 years from 1933 to 1945. FDR crafted the statement that "The only thing to fear is Fear itself" In other words he was telling Americans to be strong and to never capitulate or give in to fear under any circumstance. America became the proverbial home of the brave we all talk about till tomorrow and rightly so as confirmed in America's national anthem. The advice not to fear was paradoxically given by a President who spent his last few years as President on…
The Senate Hearings led by the two fire brand senators in John McCain and Lindsey Graham should send powerful messages as the whole world nervously await the Trump presidency roughly 2 weeks from today. The World has turned one full circle as that three Communist State of Russia, China and North Korea are making News and seriously threatening American supremacy as the only remaining Super Power. The grand old Party, the Party of Abraham Lincoln has lost its "mojo" in America even though it now controls the 3 tiers of Government namely, the Executive, the Legislature and hopefully the Judiciary…
A few hours from now, the Year 2016 is going to become History as we all prayerfully make the transition to 2017. Tomorrow is not guaranteed to any of us. Only God knows what may happen to any of us the very next minute. In a way human beings are like the squirrel which left its safe and secure nest on the tree to go cross the street and to go fetch some nuts for lunch. I have seen one such squirrel get run over by a car, no questions asked. I see its innocent but luckier companion come out…
In the age of Globalization when information travels faster than the speed of sound pretty much like the air we breathe, the path to peace in the world and the path to Nuclear Freeze should be of serious concern to all of Humanity regardless of ideology or national or partisan loyalty. Kim Jong Un of North Korea has now carried out more than 50 nuclear tests compared to 17 under his father and grandfather. Even though those test are carried out in the Pacific and in North Korea's territorial waters and air space, the whole world could predictably suffer a…
I am very pleased to see Mr. Obama's two terms as the president of the Unites States come to a successful end. I am so grateful that he overcame those who wanted his presidency to fail. I thank God that those who wanted to make him a one-term president failed. I am so glad that his terms in office are almost over. I have never been as involved in the political process as I was in Obama's elections and administrations I campaigned in three states including Ohio and attended both inaugurations. The cold winter of 2008 did not stop me…
GIVEN THE THREAT OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM, THE WEST NEEDS SCIENTIFIC CULTURE TO HOLD IT TOGETHER Ozodi Thomas Osuji Every society needs a shared belief to unify its people. At present the West has no overarching philosophy that it teaches that holds its people together. As a result, the people are floundering, groping for a new belief and seem ready to fall to another Middle Eastern religion, this time to Islam. Islam would drag the West back to another one thousand years of dark ages, as Christianity did to Europe when it became Europe's sole weltanschauung. Ordinarily, people need gods to…
The 2016 election is over and the winners and losers have been identified. In this preliminary result sheet are the major winners and losers. As time goes on we will keep updating the results. The final report card will be issued in 2018 December which will correspond to Mr. Donald J. Trumps mid-term. Readers are invited to add, delete and move around the pieces as they see fit. Benjamin Obiajulu Aduba Boston, Massachusetts December 20, 2016 WINNERS LOOSERS 1 Donald J. Trump For beating Democrats, Republicans and Wall Street Mitt Romney. Trump ended his political career 2 The Republican Party…
During the campaign season, Mr. Trump promised to change the ways of Washington permanently. Based on his cabinet selection thus far, he seems to be on his way to actualizing the promises. The best part of his choices is that it would end long debates over some very important America’s policy issues. The case of US foreign policies come to mind. From the end of World War II US intelligence has seen Russia as the greatest security threat to US. A few liberal politicians had called for an easing of tension between the world’s number one and two powers but…
In the words of my favorite Gospel song titled, "Nobody greater than you" by Darius Paulk, I am inclined to say the opposite about Trump. I have searched high and low and I have looked high and low and still cannot find anybody worse than Donald Trump when it comes to conflict of interest in Government. Trump believes that a President can do anything even though he was the most vocal in calling Obama an outlaw President for using Executive Orders to deliver some of his campaign promises and mandate the Republicans have used their majority in Congress to block…
THE NATURE OF POLITICAL REALISM VERSUS POLITICAL IDEALISM; POLITICAL SCIECNE VERSUS OPNIONIZING ON POLITICS My telephone conversation with you this morning actually helped me to understand you more than I did before. Apparently, you hold strong opinions and argue them with all the strength you have. That is good; one should be opinionated. I actually admire your political idealism for I used to be that way. Most political science professors would see you as dogmatic, full of self-assertions and seemingly unteachable because you do not seem willing to listen to facts as opposed to your subjective opinions on political phenomenon.…
To save what is left of his dignity, before official announcement of Mr. Trump's choice for Secretary of State, Mr. Romney should remove himself from consideration. Mr. Romney was my governor once and I will hate to see this his public humiliation keep going on longer. He has smelled power and done so many important things in his life: multi-millionaire; partner in Bain Capital; Governor of Massachusetts; ran World Olympics; Republican nominee for the president; etc. There are not many people whose resume look as good or better than his. He got it made already. Most analysts know from day…
The preamble to the United States Constitution begins with these words: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America" "We the people" is from the Greek word demos which means the common people as in: The common people of an ancient Greek state. 'In Sicily the tyrant is the ally of the rich and the foe…