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Sunday, 14 May 2017 21:31

The world is our fantasy

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From Ozodi Osuji's Daily Journal: Let me say this up front; individuals have different levels of intelligence. If you do not have superior IQ, anything above 132, please do not bother reading my notes, for all you are going to do is confuse yourself. Only the brainy can follow my cogitations. I write for brilliant, not for average and above average folks. EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD IS FANTASY FOR THEY ALL CAME FROM AND RETURN TO NOTHINGNESS Build a mansion, say, the Versailles or the pyramid. It is built of rocks, sand and cement. Over time those would be worn…
DEPENDENT PERSONALITY STRUCTURE IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY AFRICANS ARE BACKWARD Ozodi Thomas Osuji Earlier this week, out of the blues, a thirty nine year old man called me from Nigeria. He introduced his self by telling me that he read, at the Internet, an article I did on his dead nephew, Mike. I had tried calling Mike and his phone was not picked up. After several tries I called a friend in the Los Angeles area and asked him to go check on him. He did and learned from the apartments' manager that Mike is dead. She told…
Friday, 12 May 2017 01:51

Get That PhD

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The Summer is almost over; the Spring is here. The smell of Fall is in the air. Time is flying, and you don't have the doctorate degree yet? What? It is amazing why few Nigerians are not grabbing the PhD degrees. Are Nigerians lazy or have they lost the zeal we were once known for? Are they simply sidetracked by pursuit of other more pressing needs than reading? Is it alcohol or foo-foo? A sidetrack is a digression, detour, departure, deviation. It is time we got back on course because our nation will need all hands on deck after the…
Friday, 12 May 2017 01:34

How Mentally Healthy Are We Nigerians?

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The purpose of this essay is to decry bad attitudes of the Nigerians have toward mental illness and to promote awareness of diseases of the mind and available cures. The essay raises more questions than it answers. Could bad governance at all levels coupled with massive unprecedented corruption that seems to offer Nigerians little hope of making it till tomorrow all stemming from mental illness? Could the feelings of helplessness and hopelessness that Nigerian children and adults experience on a daily basis leading to low levels of self-esteem and drug use all be traceable to mental illness? Could massive prostitution…
All Presidents and Heads of Government and Politicians the world over can hardly admit on oath that they do not lie or do all of the above when cornered or when they have their backs against the wall or when they are caught with their hands in the cookie jar like this obnoxious President. I sure get that but this observation has assumed a new level with Donald Trump becoming the first KGB-sponsored President of what I used to call the greatest country on Earth and my country by choice and naturalization. I have traveled quite a bit around the…
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 23:05

God is our collective real self

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GOD IS OUR COLLECTIVE REAL SELF AND DOES NOT EXIST APART FROM US Ozodi Thomas Osuji To Eze Paschal: Today is the last day of spring semester. I was on campus entering students' grades into the computer. I got done around 11 AM and headed on home. I got home and read some of your posts on quantum physics, an area of interest. I realized that you are at the gate of knowledge. Quantum mechanics brings the physical sciences to the door of spirituality; that is what it did for me, anyway. I went to my computer and typed the…
Please see if this essay makes sense to you; if not forget it and move on to what makes sense to you; each of us is in a different place in our evolution in space, time and matter. THE FEAR OF DEATH IN MY SUBCONSCIOUS MIND MAKES ME DO EVERYTHING THAT I DO ABSTRACT: This essay combines scientific and spiritual psychology to give a fuller account of human behavior. The West emphasizes only scientific psychology and since human beings have a spiritual dimension thus gives only a partial account of human behavior and cannot heal any one through its psychotherapy;…
“PHEBEAN AJIBOLA OGUNDIPE” Nigerian famous Educationist honored in the United States on her 90thBirthday. Dr. Wumi Akintide. Reproduced below is a keynote address by one of the Nigerians Mrs. Ogundipe mentored and inspired during her tenure as the Assistant Adviser on Secondary Education in the 70s which is often called the golden age of Nigerian Public Service compared to now. The Celebrant, Mrs. Ogundipe, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen I like to begin by thanking God for giving me the grace to join all of you at this ceremony in praising and celebrating Mrs. Phebean Ogundipe who turned 90 years old…
CAPITALISM ENCOURAGES COMPETITION; SOCIALISM ENCOURAGES COOPERATION; COMBINE THEM Ebiega Michael Idoko, here is my reasoning for saying that scientific ideas are often used to justify oppressive social theories. Ozodi Thomas Osuji The capitalist economy embraces competition; the underlying premise is that the fittest competitors survive and the weak die off. This is Charles Darwin (Origin of species, 1859) and Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)'s evolution theory at work. Thus, you see the correlation of so-called objective science and social approaches. Capitalism and evolution theory rationalizes man's oppression of man. The socialist economy encourages folks to cooperate and leave no one behind. Karl…
It is the popular opinion that the bail conditions given to Nnamdi Kalu were an overkill in the sense that the conditions represented an attempt to catch a tiny fish with a massive net. Nigeria failed to look beyond a myopic, tunnel vision to see a larger picture that could have been exploited to unite the nation and pull us out of a conundrum. A conundrum refers to a riddle whose answer is a pun or a paradox, or to any problem whose answer is uncertain. Some conclusions to be drawn from an analysis of the bail conditions can be…
Educated Westerners rejected their Judeo-Christian hypothesis on the origin of the universe as delineated in the Bible (Genesis) and have been looking for an alternative hypothesis on the origin of the universe. At present, their scientists seem to have accepted one hypothesis on the origin of the universe. This is the big bang hypothesis on the origin of the universe. The hypothesis makes sense to me and I accept it but with a provision. I believe that space is infinite in size. I believe that there are infinite local universes in space. I believe that each local universe probably came…
If Donald Trump says Good morning to you, you have to check your time before you respond back to him. If he tells you there is a guaranteed medical coverage for pre-existing condition even after his repeal of Obamacare and his replacement by his own Trump version, you have to know he is telling a bogus lie. There can be no guaranteed coverage for poor sick Americans including children and poor senior citizens across the country when all the 50 states are granted waivers in the Legislation to pick and choose what is less expensive and more convenient to them.…
Monday, 01 May 2017 21:21

Still on Igbos are Jews imbroglio

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My inclination is not to give this whole Igbos are Jews imbroglio a second thought and move on. This is because I scanned the scientific literature and see no evidence that Igbos are related to Jews. What I read tells me that Igbo language is not a Semitic language; it is part of the Niger-Congo languages. Igbos are not genetically related to Jews. I have not seen a DNA study that shows a match between Igbo DNA and Jewish DNA. Igbo DNA matches those of their neighbors, such as Edos, Yoruba’s and Idomas. Igbos in physical structure are Negroid; they…
Remy Ilona: It is interesting that you provoked this debate. For quite some time now you have been running around making a fool of yourself by claiming to be a Jew. Initially, I dismissed you as a chap who found a way to have a racket, to persuade Jews that he is one of them so as to rip them off, make money off them. What do many Igbos do but separate people from their moneys? Later on, I realized that you are deadly serious in your claim to be a Jew. You are a Jew and you are black…
Sunday, 30 April 2017 14:26

What does it mean to be a grown up?

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In my self-evaluation I see me as not a grown up! So, what does it mean to say that a person is a grown up? I think that what it means to be grown up is represented in the saying that when you understand all you forgive all and when you forgive all you love all. The question is: what does it mean to understand all? How do you understand people? I had a tendency to blame people and to be angry at people. I would compare people to how I believed that they ought to be and find them…
With the likes of Binta Nyako as judges in the Nigerian justice system it is impossible to reform the delivery of justice to Nigerians. Justice Nyako’s is so ignorant of the meaning of justice that one wonders how she obtained her law degree and how she managed to be called to the Bar. Even more, who appointed her to the judgeship? The last question could be attributed to the desire of the appointee to have on the bench one who could be manipulated or one who would dance on a leash. This can only be the reason she was assigned…
The President of United States is in a class all by himself because a lot of world peace depends on him. It follows that in anything the president says or does domestically or internationally must be very measured. No national leader takes the actions or words of a US President as a joke. The current president of US seems to be making statements that make much of the world nervous. I saw my Primary Care Physician last week. She was preparing to go to Korea and she was afraid that there may not be “Korea” while she is there or…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 23:47

Women need to be loved

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WOMEN NEED TO BE LOVED AND ADMIRED OR THEY BECOME SICK Ozodi Osuji What I am going to say may smack of stereotyping women. May be so; maybe not. I am known for stating how I see things without varnishing my perception or trying to say only what would please folks so that they like me. I am totally politically incorrect. I say it as I see it. In that light: here is my perception of women. Women truly need to be loved by those around them. This is in contradistinction to men; I could care less whether you loved…
A few weeks ago, while at Barnes and Nobles bookstore, I stumbled onto a five books series called "The Law of One", by Ra. I bought them. I was not really expecting to read an earth shattering material; the title seemed like something I could kill time with. As I read the book(s) light went on in my mind. They helped me to clarify what I already know about reality and have written about. The books did not teach me anything new about the oneness of reality but helped me to put my metaphysics in a more organized manner. The…
A good psychoanalyst and a mind reader like Professor Ozodi Osuji, a Nigerian American who lives in Alaska and has become the most popular columnist of Chatafrik by the consensus of readers would tell you that Donald Trump would have wished to be elected President of the United States at a much younger age like JFK who became President at 42. Same Osuji would probably have told you that it is far much harder to change or panel-beat a 70 year old man than an adolescent. The Presidency as a learning curve changes most Presidents but not Trump who is…
Monday, 24 April 2017 16:51

The Igbos Are Gods

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Some say the Igbos are paranoid, meaning the Igbos imagine things that are not really there. Others say the Igbos are arrogant, suspicious, fearful, mistrustful, obsessed with money, or have unreasonable business practices. Our observation is overwhelmingly significant. The Igbos have to be gods. Though no Igbo has been elected President of Nigeria, one day someone will. That an Igbo would eventually be President of Nigeria is a prospect that is as inevitable as the appearance of daylight after the darkest night! The Igbos are gods. Igbos are a breed by itself, a seriously misunderstood variety. Being the gods they…
America, The West And All Extant Human Societies Protect Unnatural Human Behaviors Ozodi Thomas Osuji You probably have noticed that Americans, white and black, are operating in an artificially constructed society of capitalism, free enterprise and phony democracy; in it are laws that give people room to operate within the parameters of that society. As long as people do as their unnatural laws require them to operate they are rewarded and protected but should they try to step out of them they would be arrested and tried by the country's phony courts of laws and jailed. If the individual is…
The Absence Of Love Is The Cause Of All Emotional And Mental Disorders; The Presence Of Love Is What Heals All Emotional And Mental Disorders Ozodi Thomas Osuji I am always thinking about what other people think about me; I would like them to see me as powerful and perfect, a superior person. This means that I do not really think about them but am preoccupied with what they think about me; I want them to collude with me and see me as I want to be seen, an important person. I do not have love for those I want…
I do not know about other persons but I know about me. From my earliest memory (age five) my mind was always thinking (brooding) about one thing or another. I do not recall ever having a mind with no ideas and concepts in it. If I see something I think about it. I judge it as good or bad. I do not simply see it and let it be without having an opinion of it been good or bad. When I judge people good and say so they obviously like it than when I judge them as bad. But the…
The interest of the nation and Buhari's personal interests intersect at this point and a single action would serve both interests well. This single action is to quietly ease Mr. Buhari out of the office of the president. Except for those who are selfishly invested in President Buhari's presidency all other people know that Mr. Buhari's ability to govern is imperiled by his sickness. It is not his fault. Each of us can get sick and those of us who have reached the landmark age of 70 know how had even simple tasks can become. And if simple tasks are…