U.S. Affairs

I am inclined to start this write-up with a Capital Bank Commercial I love so much. It says: "I shouldn't have to ask. What is in your wallet?" The questioner did not stop there. He returned back to quickly tell his listener "Don't let that get into your head, man, do the right thing; open an Account with Capital Bank" I shouldn't have to ask the Republicans what they were thinking when they chose to make Donald Trump their nominee, but I would ask nonetheless, "what was in their mind with this article?" I took a script from Barack Obama's…
It is nice to have major candidates and any third Party candidate that meats the 15percent opinion poll of likely voters continue to be allowed to participate in presidential debate that has now become the rule and not the exception since the Nixon versus Kennedy debate of 1960. Debate has become part of the ground rules of Democracy in bastions of Democracy like Great Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and even in the Pacific countries like Japan and South Korea and Singapore to mention a few, not to talk of European countries like Ireland, Portugal, Italy and Spain.…
If I could summarize the Trump run for President with just two sentences, above title would be my obvious choice. I predicted it long time ago that Trump is going to unravel and his moribund campaign is going to collapse like a pack of cards when he is forced by circumstances beyond his control to finally release his tax returns or part thereof. I call his tax returns his Achilles feet because deep down in those returns are the reasons why Trump could never be President of the United States. Those reasons pale in significance in comparison to all of…
If it walks and quacks like a duck it is probably a duck. Donald Trump is too fraudulent to be President. The good thing is that American voters always get it right when they go into those polling booths to pull the lever for the best candidate to lead America despite all the partisan politics and endless debate and controversy on who is better qualified and who ultimately has the character the experience and the temperament to be President and Commander-in-Chief who will keep the key to life and death in his hands and is expected to use that key…
Ever since Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump secured their respective party's nomination to be the candidate for the US president, the media has built up great expectations for tonight's debate. We were told what a great rumble in the jungle of Hofstra University, Long Island, New York that the debate is going to be and how decisive it would be in ascertaining who is going to become the president of the United States of America on November 8, 2016. Well, I anticipated the debate with great trepidations. The debate has come and gone and nothing has changed. I was a…
I participated in a Sweepstake online to show up as a supporter of Hillary Clinton in the presidential debate scheduled to take place at Hofstra University Campus on September 26. If I am ever privileged to ask questions or submit questions, all of these 4 would be top of my list. I have pondered long and hard on this first presidential debate in particular and how to give more than 100 million people that are expected to watch it in America alone talk less of multiples of that number likely to watch the debate live around the world at a…
Thursday, 22 September 2016 23:24

Do white police men kill black folks out of fear?

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Have you ever pondered why white police men find it rather easy to kill black men? Upon the slightest confrontation with black folks white police men pull their service pistols and shoot black men to death. It is as if they feel that they have a right to kill black men. Apparently, in their primitive minds they believe that God gave them the right to kill black folks. Alternatively, they believe that their racist society gave them the right to kill black men. It is as if they believe that killing black men have no existential and social consequences for…
A few moments ago, I turned on my television. I heard that white police men have killed some black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma and in North Carolina. I ask: why do they do it, I mean, why do they feel free to murder black men as if their lives do not matter? Are police men hired to kill the people or to protect them? If to kill the people why do we then need them? Why not disband them? Since they are generally recruited from dumb secondary school students why not discharge them and let them go join the ranks…
Sunday, 18 September 2016 17:13

The Myth of a Tight 2016 US Election

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It does not matter where one turns, the headlines scream that the 2016 US election is tight. How tight? Like in Clinton 42% and Trump 42% according to recent polls. There are state polls showing that Trump is ahead in Florida, Ohio, and other battle ground states. In fact, we have polls that show that it is Clinton who has some catching up to do. These are all myths to me and to any discerning newspaper reader or television watcher. We know that if X is a positive number and if Y is also a positive number then X+Y cannot…
I am borrowing a script from the eloquent Joe Biden who once asked Delaware voters not to compare him with the Almighty but with the alternative they might get if they throw him out with their votes. I cannot help but ponder that statement as I saw Donald Trump today pull another stunt on all Americans and not just the minorities he himself has long ago put into that same "basket of Deplorable" within his Party and among his own supporters in this election. That basket contains despicable characters and bigots like David Duke, the Grand Wizard of the Ku…
Last April 21, I wrote the Part 1 to this article titled "American Politics: A jigsaw Puzzle and a Cobweb of Intrigues, shifting Alliances and Maneuvers". I am doing today the Part 2 which I had previously titled, "America: Like a Professor who never stopped being a student" I guess you could say that either of the two titles will be appropriate given all we know about American Politics today. That American electoral Politics has become so complex and complicated. It is a phenomenon that political pundits and historians must ponder for many years to come and why and how…
Feedback To Benjamin Aduba On His Foray Into Historical Analysis Ozodi Osuji Mr. Aduba: This piece is well written. I will give it B for effort. Your attempt at historicity is useful. You showed some understanding of history but your application of that knowledge to what exists, as is your application of knowledge to Nigerian affairs, is biased. You appear incapable of objective and dispassionate analysis; you are always injecting your wishes to what otherwise would have been an excellent analysis. You appear to want to use pure knowledge to serve your private agenda. If you could find a way…
Could Mr. Trump be a greater threat to United States civilization than external forces? When the current presidential candidates who will take charge of America’s future are asked what and who are the greatest threats to America they have consistently selected from a list that is headlined by Russia, ISIS, Al Qaeda, China, Iran, North Korea, etc. The list contains external forces, and is a shorthand for saying that all is OK at home, and that we should be on the lookout only for an invasion from abroad to destroy our civilization and influence. There is a misreading of history…
American voters have a difficult choice to make in this election because they have never had a candidate like Donald Trump. Mr. Trump plays God and is not ashamed to openly identify with and eulogize dictators like Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jung Un while openly castigating the man he wants to succeed as illegitimate and weak compared to those authoritarian dictators. If you take down the leader of your country, you are indirectly undermining your country with impunity. Forget for a minute the skin color of Barack Obama. He is President and Leader of the Free World and…
Just when you think that Donald has irredeemably proved thru many of his utterances and temperament that he is not qualified to be President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States, his recent praise and doubling down on his views on KGB Vladimir Putin must have a chilling effect on his chances in this election. The development is worse than anything Trump has said and done hitherto if you remember that the Kremlin and the KGB and their Communist Government remain big competitors and adversaries in Geo Politics to use diplomatic language. I don't know about you. I am getting sick…
I argue this case on the premise that all politicians, the world over, are liars including the best of them. It is the few of them who get caught with their hands in the cookie jar that are vilified and pilloried in the Court of public opinion. I scratch my head when I hear some Republicans and Trump supporters call Hillary Clinton untrustworthy or dishonest compared to Donald Trump. It is like the kettle calling the pot black. I cannot think of any presidential hopeful in America who lies from both sides of his mouth like Donald Trump. Not even…
I am making this prediction as a licensed Clinician and social worker with more than 25 year experience in the State of New York. I am doing so as a mind reader and a passionate and objective Sahara Reporters columnist who has made so many predictions that have come to pass with clocklike precision in this election season as many Facebook memoirs recalling many of those articles have shown. The latest of them is my article on Joe Biden and why I thought a cross section of Republicans was desperately encouraging Biden to enter the race for the democratic nomination…
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 06:02

Changing the black white dance of abuse

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If you are African have you visited or lived in the United States of America? What did you see regarding the relationship of black and white folks? Here is what I see. White people have no respect for black folks. This is, of course, a generalization and there are exceptions to it; some white folks apparently respect black folks? Be that as it may, many white folks do not even have a little bit of respect for black folks. If they are conservatives, that is, Republicans, their lack of respect for black folks tends to be overt, those are mostly…
Saturday, 13 August 2016 15:07

Republicans are childish, evil and insane

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Our common human experience show us that if you gather ten boys on a running track and say: on your marks, get set and go and they take off that one will be the first to cross the finishing line, followed by a second, a third and so on. At school we all know that some students are A students, some B, some C and some D and F students. At work some people are better at doing the work organizations come together to do. Simply stated, in every human activity there are winners and losers. This is self-evident reality;…
TRUMP, THE DEATH OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THE BIRTH OF SOCIAL DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA Ozodi Osuji Donald Trump is not an accident; he represents what the Republican Party has become. The man articulates what is in the minds of many members of the Republican Party. The Republican Party became ossified in eighteenth century economic ideas and refused to grow up, and adapt to changing economic realities. It refused to adapt to the changing world it lives in and, instead, talks about economic ideas suited for bygone eras. Any attempt to make it see reality it refuses to see; its…
Monday, 08 August 2016 17:50

The education of Donald Trump

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When in 2008 a black man, Barack Hussein Obama, was elected the president of the USA many white Americans went into shock; they literally melted down. They could not understand how in a country with 70% white persons a black man was elected president; they did not believe that this could come to be. What happened? Young white Americans who have not yet been indoctrinated to racism, and women, Latinos and African Americans voted for Obama and most white men voted for John McCain. Unable to reconcile themselves to the reality that a black man is now their president, Congressional…
In response to the Black Lives Matter movement I juxtapose All Lives Matter. Listening to my rationale, yesterday, my girlfriend, Lady Jewells, told me that I ought to write an essay that says that all Americans belong in America and ought to work for unity rather than separate identities. The below essay, written this morning, is in response to her request. RACISTS FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THAT AMERICA'S MISSION IS TO UNIFY MANKIND Ozodi Osuji When European explorers like Christopher Columbus (who, by the way, came to the Americas with Africans, for he had worked for the Portuguese in exploring the…
A Little Lecture On Political Ideology And American Politics For Steve Kuburowa Ozodi Osuji Steve Kuburowa: I am going to make an exception to my general rule of not responding to you (sooner or later, you end up having verbal fight with those who try to correct your assertions). I will respond to you by giving you a little lecture on political ideology and American politics; I do so because obviously you do not understand either. In your usual grandiosity you assumed that folks like me are ignorant of America's politics and the nature of political ideology. POLITICAL IDEOLOGY We…
Saturday, 23 July 2016 04:03

On Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton, The Histrionic Personality Disordered Woman My dear Dr. Wumi Akintide: Given your incredible and unwavering support for Hillary Clinton, I felt a need to write to you about her choice for vice president, Mr. Tim Kane. Mr. Kane was the former mayor of Richmond, Virginia and former governor of Virginia and now a US senator from Virginia. He serves on the Senate defense and foreign affairs committees. From a qualification standpoint, Mr. Kane appears eminently qualified to be the second in command and can easily step in and become the president. I congratulate Hillary for choosing a qualified…
If Barack Obama's America Won't Fight To Stop Muslim Terrorists What Is Preventing Europeans From Fighting To Stop Muslim Terrorists? Ozodi Thomas Osuji Right now I am sitting in front of my computer. By my right hand side is a television. On the TV are gory pictures of the latest mayhem by Muslim terrorists at Nice, France. Muslim killing of Christians is now almost a daily affair. It occurred to me that Muslim led America will not lead us in the fight against Muslims but the question is: why won't we, Christians lead ourselves in that necessary war to protect…