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This is a follow up to the essay I wrote this morning on Igbos political naiveté. We must put our heads together and figure out a way to make Igbos politically realistic and get them to fight realistic political wars instead of wasting their times and energies on unrealistic causes, such as the struggle for Biafra. IGBOS POOR POLITICAL JUDGMENT IS SHOWN IN THEIR SUPPORT FOR DONALD TRUMP Ozodi Thomas Osuji During the US 2016 Presidential election many Igbos, both in Nigeria and in the diaspora, supported Donald J. Trump. They even had demonstrations all over Alaigbo supporting Trump! I…
Saturday, 12 August 2017 09:57

Igbos need to learn real politics

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IGBOS POLITICAL NAIVETE AND THE CALL FOR REFERENDUM FOR IGBOS TO SEPARATE FROM NIGERIA Ozodi Thomas Osuji Recently, there were changes of governments in the USA, Britain and France. The three countries have new presidents or prime ministers and foreign ministers. These folks will be making decisions that affect Igbos; their positions on whether Igbos should be allowed to have a referendum matters. They are in a position to pressure the Nigerian government to allow referendum or not. The Hausa Fulani know this fact and so probably are doing something about it. They have stated their opposition to referendum, for…
INTELLIGENT DESIGN VERSUS ACCIDENTAL EVOLUTION OF HUMAN BEINGS Ozodi Thomas Osuji In the first chapter of the Bible, Genesis, it is said that God created this universe and the people in it. Thus, many Christians believe in intelligent design of the universe. Beginning with Charles Darwin, many biologists believe that human beings, like everything else in the universe, gradually evolved from matter. Evolutionary biologists teach that accidental changes in the environment led to the formation of human beings. It is said to begin about 3.5 billion years ago when the earth had cooled enough and water had covered 70% of…
THE PARANOID PERSON SEES ANALYSIS AS ATTACK ON HIS FALSE, GRANDIOSE SELF. Ozodi Thomas Osuji I do analysis that appears critical of Igbos. Igbo intelligentsia writes to me thanking me for having the courage to state their real issues. Every week I get letters from well-meaning Igbos thanking me for what I said about Igbo problems. On the other hand, some Igbo chaps that clearly are paranoid apparently believe that I hate Igbos and want Igbos dead. The paranoid person invented a false, grandiose self for him and houses it in body and desperately wants that false self to survive…
MIND, CONSCIOUSNESS AND INTELLIGENCE PRODUCED THE UNIVERSE Ozodi Thomas Osuji The terms mind, consciousness and intelligence are the same thing; I cannot define any or all of them. What, however, is evident to me is that something in human beings, which I call mind or consciousness or intelligence, invented our physical universe. Mind or consciousness or intelligence is one but has infinite parts and thinks from each of its parts, us. Each of us is a unit of mind, a unit of consciousness and a unit of intelligence. The universal mind or universal consciousness or universal intelligence collectively invented the…
Contemporary astrophysics, astronomy and cosmology tell us that 13.8 billion years ago, out of nowhere and everywhere a point of light came out. That point of light is smaller than a particle. Visualize the size of a particle. Begin by realizing that there are millions of atoms in the period at the end of this sentence. An atom contains electrons, protons and neutrons (called particles). That is to say that if there are millions of atoms in a period there must be trillions of particles in a period. Do particles exist, in fact, or are they conceptual way of saying…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 18:52

God is light and other matters

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From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal: I deliberately throw out nuggets of information that cross my mind on a regular basis. I know that if a reader is smart he can take just one of the ideas I give away for free, think about it and develop it and even write a doctoral dissertation on it! GOD IS LIGHT LIGHT CONTAINS INFORMATION AND IS CREATIVE Physics has established that light energy exists; it has shown that light energy, which came out of nowhere during the Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago, contains infinite information. It has established that light energy transformed…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 17:44

Life Is A Big Nothing

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Enyim (my dear friend, fellow Nigerian), you're nothing. Are you nothing or are you nothing for nothing? You are both nothing and nothing for nothing if you 're waiting for your house to fall apart, go to the wrack and ruin, collapse, break up, disintegrate, go to inferno because you haven't stolen your millions as many Nigerian politicians have done before you, The purpose of this essay is to talk about nothing. Nothing. Nothing. And nothing. That's what life is all about. Nothing. What is the purpose of our life? What is the value? Why are my fellow travelers and…
Fela Kuti was a revolutionary African musician, the inventor of a genre which he called ‘Afro-Beat’ and the scourge of successive military dictatorships and civilian governments whose misrule of Nigeria has blighted the development of Africa’s most populated country. Fela was an iconoclast who challenged the powerful in society, a rebel whose bohemian lifestyle traversed the boundaries of socially prescribed behaviour as well as a social commentator whose lyrics, often suffused with coruscating barbs and comical vignettes, laid bare the daily tragedy of the lives of the suffering African proletariat. His death twenty years ago was mourned by millions of…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 02:37

The Death of the Nri 419 Scam!

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THE DEATH OF THE NRI 419 SCAM (HISTORY) Ozodi Thomas Osuji Today, the result of DNA studies conducted by a group of Jews to find out if Igbos are really Jews, as some deluded Igbos claimed, came out (see reference, below). The result is that Igbos are not even remotely related to Jews in DNA structure! I did not have to study DNA to know that fact. When Igbos began making the baseless claim that they are Jews all I did was look at their language and concluded that they are not Jews. Igbo language is part of the Kwa,…
Sunday, 06 August 2017 23:05

On the Ozubulu church massacre

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REGARDING THE SUNDAY MORNING MASSACRE AT SAINT PHILIPS CHURCH OZUBULU Date: August 6, 2017 TO: Jerome Niang From: Ozodiobi Osuji Subject: The Killing at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra state, Nigeria At 5 AM, Alaska Time, I had calls from Nigeria about the killings at a church at Ozubulu. Some folks in my village attended Zikston Grammar School at Ozubulu so they keep in touch with the town. They sent to me pictures of the gruesome killings at Saint Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu. I could not believe what I was looking at. Apparently, some thugs brazenly went into a…
SOCIETIES ARE CHARACTERIZED BY LEVELS OF SELF AWARENESS; IGBO SOCIETY AND IGBO PEOPLE LACK INTROSPECTION AND WISDOM When you look at Igbos you observe that they are driven to succeed, as the world considers success to be. They want to achieve great things; they want to have prestigious social positions and have money. The moment they have some money they begin boasting about their wealth and looking down on those they believe that they have more money than. As you see them do these things you immediately conclude that they are very childish. Just about all non-Igbos see Igbos as…
JUDGMENT SEPARATES THE JUDGER FROM THE PEOPLE HE JUDGES Ozodi Thomas Osuji If you judge you and people, as good or bad, you will not make friends of you and the people you judged. People do not like to be judged, as good or bad; they just want you to accept them as they are without judgment. Therefore, if people see you as a judger they would not become your friends; they would avoid your company. They leave you alone and you live a lonely existence. Judgement separates you from the people you judge and makes you live a separated…
Friday, 04 August 2017 20:43

Living fearlessly, living in the night

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LIVING FEARLESSLY, LIVING IN THE LIGHT Ozodi Thomas Osuji Have you ever pondered what living fearlessly would entail? Clearly, at the moment, we live in fear. If you live in body you live in fear and just about all that we do is motivated by fear and need to protect our bodies. Why do we set up governments? We set up governments to protect our bodies and egos from harm and destruction by other persons; we hire police to protect us; we set up courts and hire judges to send those who could harm us to jails and prisons; we…
WE SEEK OTHER PEOPLES APPROVAL BECAUSE OF OUR DESIRE TO LIVE IN BODY Ozodi Thomas Osuji This is an addendum to the essay that I wrote this morning pointing out how fear makes African-Americans to tolerate slavery, racism and makes Africans to tolerate bad governance by their thievish leaders and makes human beings in general to abide by the tyrants that rule them. If people did not fear death they would challenge their leaders and if they are killed that would be better than living as second class citizens. Why do we seek other people's approval and attention? It is…
DESIRE TO LIVE IN BODY IS AT THE ROOT OF FEAR, ANGER, DEPRESSION AND PARANIOA Ozodi Thomas Osuji Human beings were born with the desire to live in body and ego separated selves; other animals appear to have similar desires. The desire to live in body and ego leads to perception of danger and threat to the body and ego one wants to live in; one sees what could destroy one's body and ego and runs from it or fights it. It is the desire for life in body that causes one to have fear (and anger); that fear is…
ADDENDUM TO THE MEANING OF DEATH AND RESURRECTION Ozodi Thomas Osuji Clearly, in our world we do see children born and grow up, age and die. We do see sick people. No one is denying what we all see with our naked eyes. The point that needs to be added to this empirical observation is that all these things are taking place in dreams. In our nightly dreams we see people get born, grow up and die but when we wake up in the morning we know that none of those things actually happened. Birth and death takes place in…
“As a man thinks, so is he. As he continues to think, so he remains.” – Napoleon Hill I recently saw a video encouraging wives to be grateful to side chicks because the latter save them from the onerous task of servicing their husbands after a long day of full-time work and household chores. While one can appreciate the proposal to outsource this ‘chore,’ such an attitude smacks of a general complacency and acceptance of the nationally-crippling habit of womanizing. Defined here as the attitude of engaging in numerous casual sexual affairs with women, womanizing is the constant pursuit of…
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 19:25

The meaning of death and resurrection

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THE MEANING OF DEATH AND RESURRECTION Ozodi Thomas Osuji To be dead is to live in the human body. The human body is the tomb, the sepulcher and the burial ground of the sons of God. People are buried in their bodies. To resurrect from death is to wake up from body, to live outside body. When you get outside your body and know that you are alive you have resurrected from death. Jesus was crucified meant that he, like all of us, lived in body; Jesus died meant that he lived in body; Jesus resurrected from death meant that…
The purpose of this essay is first to give thoughts to the proposition that my country is dead, or on threshold of dying if death had not occurred on October 1,1960. Someone says that Nigeria died decades ago? This essay's second purpose is to distinguish a person's death from a country's death; and finally to argue that, unless certain preventative measures are taken and taken seriously, the death of Nigeria would be guaranteed. We know that "Where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18)" mean? There is no greater vision than these: Let us cease imitating and copying…
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 06:20

We are the dreamers of the dream

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I AM THE DREAMER OF THE DREAM, I AM NOT A VICTIM OF THE WORLD YOU ARE THE DREAMER OF THE WORLD, YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM OF THE WORLD WE ARE THE DREAMERS OF THE WORLD, WE ARE NOT VICTIMS OF THE WORLD Ozodi Thomas Osuji After you have studied a thought system you write down what you understand to be its teaching and then decide whether it is true and if it is true whether you want to live it; if you want to live it you do so but if not you move on to other things.…
DREAMS ARE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING WHAT WE NEED TO CHANGE IN OUR LIVES Ozodi Thomas Osuji Freudian psychology teaches that we have several parts to our minds, including id, ego and superego; and conscious and unconscious parts. The id is our natural instincts such as sex and aggression; we have urges to satisfy those instincts; the superego is our learned and internalized social norms checking the id instincts; the ego is kind of like a referee mediating between the id (nature) and the superego (society/civilization), balancing them. For example, the id tells you to have sex with all the good…
ARE YOU A LEADER AND IF SO WHAT KIND OF LEADER ARE YOU? Ozodi Thomas Osuji I am in the process of starting an educational organization. Therefore, I have to pause and answer a few pertinent questions. Am I a leader and if so what kind of leader am I? What does my antecedent leadership behavior tell me about my leadership style and how can I improve it? First of all, what do leaders do? One must first understand what leaders do and evaluate whether one does what leaders do and how one does it. So, what do leaders do…
Saturday, 29 July 2017 05:05

Real self realized

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In relating to my writing please skip them if they do not make sense to you; each of us is at a different stage in our emotional, mental and spiritual evolution on planet earth. What I write may not yet be for you although they may be so in the future. My writing will appeal to those who want to know who their real self is and want to wake up from the false ego selves we live as while on earth, the dream of self-forgetfulness, the dream of separation; we are always unified with one another and with our…
THE PURSUIT OF EGO IDEAL IS WAR ON YOUR REAL SELF; IT IS NOW TIME FOR PEACE BY STOPPING THE WAR ON YOURSELF Ozodi Thomas Osuji The desire for the ideal self is a ruse for one to use one's mind to keep attacking another part of one's mind, the real mind. The false mind, that is, the ideal mind and ideal self, attacks the real mind; the real mind is associated with body; a body seen as not good enough, just as God is seen as not good enough hence justifying attack both of them hence attacking the real…