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PEOPLE WHO DO NOT FIND MEANING IN THE WORLD AND ITS JOBS HAVE NO VOCATION Ozodi Osuji My son has not found anything to do that makes sense to him. The usual professions of the world, studying matter, space and time or applied technologies or helping people to make a living in body does not appeal to him. He has found no vocation to devote his life to. As of now he finds nothing worth doing and is floundering. Because nothing makes sense to him he cannot channel his considerable physical and intellectual energy to doing anything; thus, he vacillates…
EACH OF US HAS A DESTINY AND MUST DO WHAT HE CAME TO DO AND NOTHING ELSE Ozodi Thomas Osuji Each of us has a destiny, a fate; each person came here to do something and only he can do it; if he tries to do something else he will not succeed; this is more so for those with special functions to perform and who have special skills; not every person came to have special functions and has special skills. I am one of those persons with a special function with special skills to perform it. Even if I tried…
From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal: YOU DIE WHEN YOU NO LONGER HAVE ANYTHING TO DO ON EARTH People don't just get up one day and die; they die when they no longer have anything their minds deem important that they are doing; when they are done and staying on earth is a waste of their time. The individual's mind defines what is important for him to do. In Africa what is important for parents could be giving their children food, putting them through elementary, secondary and if possible university schooling. What is important to them may be seeing the children…
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 02:14

Political scientists versus political ideologues

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A scientist has to be willing to take feedback from other scientists. From what I have seen of your writing you have a powerful intellect; you tend to have strong opinions on what you want the government to be like and do. One is perfectly entitled to ones opinions on politics but for such opinions to come to fruition one must work to bring them about. Political beliefs and ideologies have to be enforced by force. You have to pick up arms and form a military group, a movement and struggle to bring your ideologies about, a different social order.…
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.…
Sunday, 11 December 2016 22:49

More on Dreams

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ONES BELIEFS BURIED IN ONES UNCONSCOUS MIND SHAPES ONES LIFE Dreams tell one what one's unconscious beliefs are Ozodi Thomas Osuji If you want to know about your real beliefs and motivations you have to go beyond what your conscious self tells you about you. There is an unconscious part of you that determine what you do at the conscious level. That unconscious part of you is where your beliefs are, and those beliefs shape the world you see. Ones beliefs literally determine the world one sees and reacts to. Human society is really the product of our collective beliefs…
DR. QUANZY SALAKO I NEED YOUR HELP! Dr. Quanzy Salako where are you when I really need you! In the past you showed uncanny understanding of dreams; you interpreted some of my dreams better than the best psychoanalyst would. I need you to interpret the following dream for me. So, if you are reading this piece please feel free to give me your interpretation of it. My Igbo compatriots do not pay attention to such things as dream interpretation; they are lost in living life at the appearance level; they are mostly only chasing prestige and material wealth and do…
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…
Ejiro: I AM NOT A CULTURAL AND MORAL RELATIVIST I ACCEPT SCIENTIFIC CULTURE Ozodi Thomas Osuji I am around college campuses. I see Campus anthropologists patronize third world students who are smarting under the fact that their cultures are primitive by telling them that all cultures are useful because each culture enabled its owners to adapt to their world. They teach cultural relativism and that morphed to moral relativism. It should be noted that these anthropologists do not generate a penny in their lives; they are paid by the tax payers who support universities; left alone most anthropologists would starve…
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…
The false needs to be defended to make it seem real in the defender's awareness but defense does not make it real; defense merely makes the false seem real but does not make it real. If you feel physically weak and compensate with desire to seem powerful and posit a powerful self-concept and self-image that you want to become that false self would motivate you to do things that seem big; you would feel angry at those who treat you as if you are not big. However, despite your desire to be powerful you are still not powerful; you can…
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…
"Politics cannot be effectively played or carried out without money. Even in those ancient days when politics started, some form of money was involved. At least, money or forms of it, was used in moving from one place to the other. In fact, people involved in moving from place to place playing politics, spent money to buy food in places outside their places of abode. Again, money breeds corruption. The result of corruption is always money or money's worth. There is no corruption anywhere in the world without some benefit to someone. And this benefit can usually be quantified in…
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 17:33

Isn't This How Lies destroy Marriages?

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The purpose of this essay is to correct the wrong impression many people have about Nigerian marriages. It used to be that folks blamed women for troubles Nigerian couples often experience as they negotiate the contractual agreement known as the marriage vow. I have written many essays that heap insult and rudeness on top of the heads of womenfolk. It is sad! We conjecture that three facts often emerge in every marital palaver: his side of the problem, her side, and what the real issue is. Does this make sense and how does this play out in real life? This…
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…
Friday, 02 December 2016 16:14

Are You thinking About Nigeria And Your Life?

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Let’s assume you’re from Nigeria, and you know what’s happening in the country and to your fellow countrymen and women. What do you think as you examine the statements below? Throw the statements around at dinner table as you talk with your family and friends. This Christmas season is the best time to begin discussing and thinking about lovely Nigeria. How does the discussion go? And what valuable lessons are you learning from the discussions? Focus your thoughts a bit deeper. Education is the essential bedrock of a strong democracy. There’s a world of similarities and shared meaning in Buhari…
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…
The first indication that President Muhammadu and his administration would focus on the West and the North. was in his first inaugural address when he ignored the old Eastern Nigeria when he named the nation’s founders but forgot or neglected the name of the former premier of Eastern Nigeria Dr. Michael Okpara, while including the names of his peers. Then the president recounted Nigeria’s history that included the history of every section of Nigeria but the SE Region. The well-known history of Igbo-Ukwu civilization which dates to before 800 BC and is backed up by archaeological evidence, by crafts, and…
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:00

The second coming of Christ into our lives

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This is the Christmas session. People are doing loads of shopping; they are buying gifts for "their loved ones". Let us pause and examine what Christmas really means. So, what does Christmas mean? Accordingly to the Acts of the Apostles, in the New Testament part of the Bible, upon Jesus's death his apostles were seized by fear; apparently, they were hiding, afraid of been killed by those who killed Jesus. A few months after his death they were locked up in a house when the Holy Spirit descended on them in the shape of tongues of fire. Apparently, after that…
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 21:43

The ego invented the physcal universe

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What is the ego and why is it so powerful in our lives? Good question. The ego is the wish that produced the physical universe of galaxies, stars, planets, plants, animals and people. The wish that produced this entire physical universe must be a very powerful wish, indeed. Because it is so powerful it must be understood. What you cannot do is trifle with it for it is a powerful force. A person wishing to live in ego and body will attack and kill you if he feels that you threaten his life. This is the reality that criminals do…
The formation of the human personality, the individual's habitual pattern of behaving, was influenced by his inherited body; I would say that the individual's biological constitution probably is responsible for over 90% of his personality while 10% is due to his social experience. Because personality is largely a product of biology it is very difficult to change it. I certainly found it very difficult to change my personality. Because of the exigencies of my medical issues in childhood I developed avoidant personality (this is a fancy psychological term for being shy), a tendency to feel inadequate and anticipate that other…
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…
From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal: IN EGO AND BODY PEOPLE ARE NOTHING BUT SEEK TO BE SOMETHING IMPORTANT Ozodi Osuji Human beings in unified spirit have total value but in body (separated state) they feel like they are nothing. This is existential for human beings can only have worth in spirit, not in separated spirit but in unified spirit, aka God. It is only in formless unified spirit state that people have worth. Since in God they have worth they cannot live without worth in ego and body so they seek worth in separated bodily selves. Everything they do on…