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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…
ONLY RELATIONSHIPS WILL GET YOU TO HEAVEN LOVE IS THE ONLY RELIGION (By Tunde Kunnu on Facebook) Ozodi Osuji Tunde Kunnu, last night, you wrote the above at Facebook; I immediately recognized that you expressed a profound truth but did so in a poetic manner and I asked you to explain what you mean to me. I waited until this morning and you did not tell me what you mean. I decided to explain it to me. Below is my explanation. What do you make of my explanation? Relationships involve two or more people. Two or more people relate to…
The voting is over and Mr. Donald Trump has received the call from Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton conceding the election to Mr. Trump. And as they say “America has spoken” – in the manner of electoral language required by the constitution Trump won. In the manner of everyday English language majority of Americans said that Mrs. Clinton won by over a million votes. But since the language of the constitution is the official language in the electoral process the President-Elect is Mr. Trump. But Clinton may still win this election by the back door. Mr. Trump will implement Mrs. Clinton’s…
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 05:27

Living Consciously and other matters

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From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal: CONSCIOUS LIVING VERSUS UNCONSCIOUS LIVING You hear that there are those living consciously and that there are those living unconsciously. What exactly does that statement mean? Let me explain what the statement means by drawing from my life. Hitherto, I lived unconsciously with forces I do not understand driving my thinking and behaviors. Living consciously means understanding the inner forces that motivate and drive ones behaviors, evaluate them and accepting those one likes and discarding those one does not like. For example, I had a need to seem significant and prevent people from seeing me…
From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal THINKING, MIND AND BEHAVIOR ARE THE DETERMINERS OF ONES LIFE'S OUTCOMES Dream November 19, 2016 6: 11 AM In this dream I was walking besides a roadway with a wall separating it from a field and a woman (my ex-wife?), on the other side of the wall, and the woman told me that if the police were to see me walking by the road side that I would be given a ticket; she asked me to leap over the wall (about a yard tall). I could not jump over the wall and go meet the…
Saturday, 19 November 2016 06:08

Islam should be replaced with a humane religion

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WHAT IS RELIGION? The word religion is derived from the Latin word Religio. Religio or in English religion is human beings attempts to find out if they were created by a non-earthly force and if so, since they currently seem disconnected to him, find a way to re-connect to him. Religion is those activities by human beings to return to their creator, what in English language is called God. Human beings are animal creatures who, for some reasons, have a need to believe that they were created by a force apart from them. All over the world people made attempts…
Friday, 18 November 2016 07:50

The 45th US President Donald John Trump

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Here comes the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald John Trump, whose behavioral problems forced him out of the Kew-Forest School at the age of thirteen, and enrolled in the New York Military Academy (NYMA). Born on June 14, 1946, in Jamaica Estates, Queens, New York; a German ancestry, on his father's side and Scottish ancestry, on his mother's side. He is one of the biggest real estate developers in New York City. Trump has five children by three marriages, and has eight grandchildren. His first two marriages ended in divorce. Trump clinched the pass mark of…
Thursday, 17 November 2016 20:14

The ego is the opposite of love

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It is said that the ego is the opposite of love. What does that mean? Let me explain what it means. Love is synonymous with union. To be in love is to be in union with the person one loves. Love is union; this is so in spirit and in matter (on earth). Unified Spirit Self, aka God and his heaven is unified state; in unified spirit all of us share one literal self and one literal mind. Heaven is one wave of spiritual light; each of us is a particle in that light; wave and particle are one; you…
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 13:06

Every person has special skills, and other matters

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Every Person Has Special Skills And Is Here To Do A Job That Only He Can Do (And Other Matters) Ozodi Osuji Every person has special skills; that is, there is something that one can do a little better than other people. One must excruciatingly examine one's self and discover what one is very good at, what comes easy to one and do it. If one does what one is good at with pride one is neurotic; that is, one is immature for one takes credit for what is not ones responsibility; it is not one who made one good…
Above Latin cliché which means "the voice of the People is the voice of God" was crafted by the Roman Empire which has since derailed like other great Empires before it like the Persian Empire around the River Tigris and Euphrates, the Ottoman Turks Empire, the Greek, the Egyptian, the Russian, the Chinese, the Japanese and the British Empires. For your information all of those Empires have become History. Going by that analogy, many have predicted and rightly so that sooner or later the "American Empire" or American domination of the World is sure to come to an end whether…
I was very good in Latin in my High School days at Oyemekun Grammar School where Latin was one of my best subjects second only to History which became my major in my final year in the University. I remember cracking a joke in Latin that caught the attention of most of my classmates including one "Ojo Ode" from Ode Ekiti who was equally good in Latin. I jokingly said "Sukunmus Riranmus" and I translated it to mean "We do not lose our vision while we are crying or shedding tears" That joke caught the attention of my classmates like…
Final: Why Donald J Trump Won The Presidential Election In 2016 Ozodi Thomas Osuji If you look at the two candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, regardless of your political orientation you are forced to conclude that Hillary is smarter and is the more polished of the two. She appears well schooled in the ways of the political world; she says all the right things. Donald appears like an uneducated bum from the boondocks, a hill-Billy from the Appalachian backwoods of Kentucky; Trump seems so dumb that you wonder what he is doing wanting to be the president of the…
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 19:24

Congratulations to Donald J. Trump

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It is about 11:00 AM and I feel down and sleepy having not slept all night following the 2016 US election results. This Wednesday might be a wash for me as I mourn Secretary Clinton’s and our loss. I was a strong Clinton supporter and joined Nigerian Union Diaspora in endorsing her campaign and joined those who chastised some Nigerian Americans like Ozodi Osuji and Ejike Okpa who were very vocal in their support of Mr. Donald J Trump. I congratulate Mr. Trump and his Nigerian-Americans and other supporters on their victory. Winning does not make their agenda as advertised…
What Does It Mean To Say That If You Are Saved You Become The Savior Of The World? Ozodi Osuji What does A course in miracles mean by saying that if you are saved you become the savior of the world? And how many people are you saving? The book says that God has only one son, you; so, you are therefore only saving you; every person you see is in your mind; you projected people out; so, if you are saved you have saved all the people in your world for you projected them out. To be saved is…
The article will be written in two parts for brevity. "Iyare Yare Oba gha tokpere Obamwen" simply means in Benin Language, "Long reign the King" That prayerful statement could be heard loud and clear from the mammoth crowd at the recent coronation of the 40th Oba of Benin. For those who may not know, I think the new Oba of Benin actually made it clear that "Igodo Migodo" was the first name of the Kingdom and that the "Ogiso" Dynasty of Benin preceded the tenure of the 40 Kings of Benin that followed them . What that simply means as…
Sunday, 06 November 2016 18:23

Thoughts on enlightened living

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From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal IF ONE JETTISONS ONES EGO WHAT EXISTS IN ONES MIND IS EMPTINESS, PEACE AND JOY All my life my mind thought about things in an obsessive-compulsive manner. The obsessive compulsive personality finds his self always thinking; it is as if his mind must think about something or else he feels anxious. He thinks because of an inner pressure to do so and if he did not think he felt anxious. Generally, OCPDs tend to pursue perfectionism and are afraid of not being perfect; they want to live up to the mental picture they have for…
I want to make this article the last in my series on why Hillary would make History 3 days from today while Trump would make Hysteria and would be consigned into the garbage heap of History for a long time to come... I am happy and relieved to do it because I now know, for a fact, that the so-called October or November surprises that Donald Trump and Giuliani and his camp were planning to spring from nowhere to steal this election from Hillary have now miraculously blown up in their faces before it is too late. What goes around…
From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal AFRICANS HAVE ANOTHER ONE HUNDRED YEARS BEFORE THEY ENTER THE MODERN WORLD Ozodi Osuji If you look at people closely you find that they are the same; however, their cultures differ. Western European and African cultures are different. Western culture is infused with science and technology and is modern whereas African cultures are not infused with science and technology; if we equate modernity with science and technology, since African cultures lack those then it follows that African cultures are primitive. The question is how do we get Africans to become scientific and technological? We cannot…
Thursday, 03 November 2016 15:35

More thoughts on the human personality

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The West is unable to explain the origin of the human personality. It is my job to provide people with accurate understanding of the genesis of the human personality. Freud, Adler, Jung and the other Western personality theorists did not satisfactorily explain the human self for me so I undertake to do it. PROBLEMATIC BODY MAKES THE CHILD FEEL PERSECUTED AND ORPHANED Ozodi Osuji Regardless of how much love a child receives from his mother if he inherited a problematic body he is going to feel persecuted by the world and feel abandoned by the universe, by God and people.…
The individual can pursue perfection and idealism and that becomes an end in itself and, as a result, he is not satisfied with anything that this world offers. If you seek perfection and since everything in the empirical world is imperfect you can get to a point where nothing in the world is good enough for you. You then use your mind to visualize what seems to you ideal alternatives to what exists in the temporal universe and wish to bring them into being. No matter what you do, you cannot bring the ideal and the perfect into being in…
Three components of Nigerian laws are: The Constitution, Laws made by legislature since the adoption of the constitution, and Supreme court’s decisions. The constitution expressly prohibits the legislatures from making what is known in legal parlance as ex post facto laws. By implication Supreme Court (SC) is also barred from making the same ex facto laws via its decisions. It is therefore pleasing that the SC has agreed to reopen the case of Obiechina VS Chime (Enugu Gubernatorial Election) filed about 5 years ago and which is yet to be adjudicated. Per Nigerian Vanguard report http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/10/enugu-guber-primaries-how-far-can-obiechina-go/) One of the panelist…
Idealism or wishful thinking is rooted in a problematic body but it results in not doing anything to adapt to the realities of this world, not doing anything to cope with earthly reality. The wishful thinker therefore ends up poor. He ends up poor because while he is wishing for ideals he is not doing what enables him to adapt to the exigencies of this world as they are. If you wish to build a palace you have to become an architect and engineer and learn how to build mansions and or have other job skills and go make money…
Monday, 31 October 2016 21:40

On Ekwueme's infantile Christian conservatism

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On Azubuike Ekwueme's Infantile Christian Conservativism Ozodi Osuji "Conservatism as a political and social philosophy promotes retaining traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization. Some conservatives seek to preserve things as they are, emphasizing stability and continuity, while others, called reactionaries, oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things were".[1][2] The first established use of the term in a political context originated with François-René de Chateaubriand in 1818,[3] during the period of Bourbon restoration that sought to roll back the policies of the French Revolution. The term, historically associated with right-wing politics, has since been…
Let Us Perform This Experiment And Not See Ourselves As Our Self Concepts For A Week Ozodi Osuji Let us perform an experiment: go for a week without seeing ourselves as our self-concepts; let us not think or see from our self-concepts. We are all aware that we have self-concepts and that we think and see and do everything from our self-concepts. Think about it, everything we do is done from our self-concepts; we think, see and behave from the self-concepts. Let us lay aside our self-concepts for one week and not think or do or see anything from our…
From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal Many Igbos Are Criminals; Give Them Something To Read And They Look For What To Them Seem Weak Points In It And Harp On Them But Ask Them What The Article Said And They Have No Clue! Give many Igbos an article to read; instead of reading it and grappling with your thesis and responding to it on its merit they will look for what to them seem its weak points and harp on them. In their criminal minds they feel that they have dismantled your paper. (I understand the need not to make broad,…