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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…
Fans of this column would notice I haven't been writing as often as I used to do ever since Donald Trump came from behind to win an election he clearly should have lost in a landslide if he was your conventional candidate. I apologize for predicting he could not win. I blew it but did so many pundits around the world but Professor Ozodi Osuji of Alaska got it right because he warned me, but I thought he was crazy. Trump broke all the rules of the game, trounced and knocked out 16 other candidates including several Governors to emerge…
Sunday, 04 December 2016 12:56

Is Donald Trump a Fascist?

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Is Donald Trump A Fascist Or A Nationalist And Populist? Jay Worley: Here is the essay on whether Trump is a fascist or not that, yesterday, I promised to write for you. Enjoy. Ozodi Fascism/ˈfæʃɪzəm/ is a form of radical authoritariannationalism that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe, influenced by national syndicalism. Fascism originated inItaly during World War I and spread to other European countries. Fascism opposes liberalism, Marxism and anarchism and is usually placed on the far-right within the traditional left–right spectrum. Fascists saw World War I as a revolution that brought massive changes in the nature of…
The American liberal is a curious animal. He is found at the forefront fighting for the civil rights of minorities. The American conservative seldom thinks about the rights of minorities, certainly he does not care for black folks welfare. I do not remember any recent piece of legislation that benefits black folks that was authored and passed in Congress by the Republicans. You are free to disabuse me and tell me what they did to help black folks (other than their nineteenth century efforts to end slavery). This essay was motivated by a disturbing conversation that I had with a…
Friday, 02 December 2016 16:29

Are Politicians Feckless People?

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In the two countries that I have some knowledge of, USA and Nigeria, citizens have very little respect for political leaders who manage their affairs. They do not trust them because they think they are fickle. Are they feckless also? Take the case of Donald Trump’s Presidential victory and the events going on now in the Trump Tower. Look at the people who are trooping in and prostrating and bowing before him. They are mostly men and women who said very ugly things about candidate Trump, his policy positions and his “ability to be president.” Nikki the Governor, said the…
Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:22

Judging Donald Trump

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This morning I wrote an essay titled the second coming of Christ into our lies. When I ended it I said that I am now going to refocus my attention to the world of the here and now and leave metaphysics alone. Metaphysics does not improve our world. A little while ago, my mind returned to the Bible. I wanted to know whatever made Jesus tell his followers not to judge. If you are a Christian you will recall that on several occasions Jesus told his followers not to judge, and not to condemn other people. He told them to…
First Draft completed on November 24, 2016 Donald Trump is not a known quantity in American politics. He competed for the presidency and political scientists like me did not take him seriously. We heard him boast about his "tremendous intelligence" but laughed. But here we are; the man is now the president-elect of the world's greatest economic and military power. In this piece I decided to look at some of his "tremendous plans". The final draft of this essay will be sent to the "narcissistic king" who apparently is self-centered, amoral and opportunistic and uses people to get what he…
Americans have spoken loudly and clearly. They want the Grand Old Party to deliver its many promises to the land and they have provided the tools to do the job. The tools are: The Supreme Court. Mr. Trump ran on this need to have a conservative appoint the Supreme Court judges. The electorate obliged. They voted for Mr. Trump. There is an open position in the court and the President needs to just send anybody up there, best of all one that would be a carbon copy of late Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away in March or Justice Clarence…