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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.…
The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, has revealed that the Department of State Services (DSS) followed due process before embarking on the raid of the judges’ houses. He is quoted as saying: In a statement posted on his Twitter account, @GarShehu, he also warned the media to be careful of how they report the issue insisting that it is wrong to present the incident as a confrontation between the Executive and Judicial arms of government. “Reports by a section of the media are giving us cause for concern,” he tweeted. (The Will…
Monday, 10 October 2016 04:51

Donald Trump and lessons on human existence

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This essay is written by a philosopher for philosophers; if you are not a thinker please do not read it, for it might depress you. Normal folks cannot handle reality and must be given opium to make their dreadful lives seem lovely. Trump: When Reality Collides With Artificiality Ozodi Osuji In a tape made in 2005, Donald J. Trump was heard talking about grabbing women's pussies and bragging about how because he is rich and famous woman literally throw their selves at him and allow him to do to them whatever he wants to do with their bodies. Since the…
Mr. Ozodi Osuji in his essay asked if God exists and concluded that he exists. It is a subject I have pursued off and on and have not reached any conclusions, primarily because my scientific knowledge is not what it should be. But I have found a comfortable zone to operate from. But it is not the meat of Mr. Osuji’s thesis that I take issues with. It is just the introduction. He wrote: the two religions that Africans currently have are Jewish religion! Obviously, this state or affairs is unacceptable to black folks. So, what do they do? Some…
Sunday, 09 October 2016 01:39

Does God exist?

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All over the world, Black people are acutely aware that the religions they currently have were given to them by other people. Christianity is a sect of Judaism. Islam is a sect of Judaism. Thus, the two religions that Africans currently have are Jewish religion! Obviously, this state or affairs is unacceptable to black folks. So, what do they do? Some try to embrace what they call Kemet religion. They fancy that early Egyptians were black and that their religion of Kemet is African religion. I have bad news for such black folks. Egypt is in the Mediterranean world; folks…
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…
Saturday, 08 October 2016 04:15

From passive aggression to assertiveness

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Why I Was Not An Adult Man; The Need For Assertiveness Training Ozodi Osuji As a result of my problematic body, in childhood I was very fearful; I feared harm and death. When a child is in a state of fear he tends to cling to his parents for protection. Thus, I clung to my parents to protect me. To be protected one must do what the protector wants one to do. Thus, as a child I found out what my parents (and significant others in general) wanted me to do and did them. I was totally law abiding and…
I have reached all the conclusions of A course in miracles from my own thinking, without resting my conclusions on what the book told me is true. With pure cognition and mentation I reached the conclusions that Helen Schucman reached from what she claimed her source, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, told her are so. Lately, it occurred to me that I behave in accordance with the conclusions that I reached through my own ratiocination because they are my ideas and make sense to me; I would not behave in accordance with what A course in miracles told me…
A state does not become a failed state if only one of its legs buckles or fails. A nation with strong judiciary, a strong legislature, and a strong 4th estate will withstand a failed presidency. I venture to state that with a strong judiciary and a strong press, that a failing nation could still survive. It is difficult for a nation with a failing judiciary to survive. When people lose confidence in the judiciary they would seek other means to obtain justice. Such other means could include Coup d'état, kidnapping, etc. This is why it is important that the Nigeria…
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 20:58

Biology is fate!

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The Individual's Body Shapes His Behavior And Personality Mine Makes Me Do Things Fast, To Get It Done And Over With Ozodi Osuji This afternoon I sat in front of my computer typing multiple choice questions. It is tedious doing this task and I would rather not do it. But I had to do it so I sat right there writing questions and giving four possible correct answers to each question. Some instructors' text books come with questions in a disk that the instructor could choose from but in this case I had to write the questions. It took me…
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…
I had an obsessive-compulsive desire to change me, change other people, change society and change the world and make all of us and everything better than my perception shows them to me. I could not accept me, other people and the world as I see them to be, for they all seemed to me to be imperfect and stupid. I could only accept us if we are better than we currently are. In effect, I rejected me as I am, rejected other people as they are, rejected social institutions as they are and rejected the world as it is and…
On October 1, 2016 President Buhari leveled with Nigerians, raising his hand to God he swore to speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. He said: On this day, 56 years ago our people achieved the most important of all human desires – freedom and independence. We should all therefore give thanks and pray for our founding fathers without whose efforts and toil we would not reap the bounties of today. On Security, we have made progress. Boko Haram was defeated by last December residents in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States, as well as several neighbouring…
Review of Biocentrism Lanza, Robert and Berman, Bob (2009). Biocentrism: How life and consciousness are the keys to understanding the true nature of the universe. Dallas, Texas: Ben Bella Books. 212 pages By Ozodi Osuji I read about the existence of this book, on Facebook, two days ago and immediately went to Barnes and Nobles and bought it (and Beyond Biocentrism, the later to be reviewed in a different piece). I did not put it down until I read it from cover to cover (since I read it at night it deprived me of a good night's sleep but it…
Friday, 30 September 2016 08:00

An Independence Blessing

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AN INDEPENDENCE BLESSING AND NOW, NIGERIA, WE BLESS YOU May the road You trudge on rise up to meet You May uguru of the cold harmattan winds always be at Your back And okochi’s burning mid-day sand be a coolant underYour feet May the tropical sun caress Your beauteous face in gentle shine While rains softly fall as velvety wool upon your fields And until we gather again to celebrate Your 57th Fatherland, we bless You with renewed thrill May God of Africa, the cradle of civilization and steadier earth Hold You in the palm of His immovably almighty hands…
Friday, 30 September 2016 05:57

My personality, philosophy and metaphysics

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Socrates, via Plato, said that an unexamined life is really not worth living. A person who did not examine his life, understand his personality, know its strength and weakness and work to ameliorate its weaknesses and live with what he cannot change, is really an animal and not yet a human being! Moreover, a person must strive to understand whether there is more to our lives than the 64 elements (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, potassium, phosphor, chlorine, sodium, iron, magnesium, zinc, gold, copper, calcium etc.) that combine to form our bodies. Is the mind epiphenomenal, that is, is the mind,…
The guy in the middle you are looking at is Abiodun Adegoke. He is 7 feet and 2 inches tall, ((in England, they lovingly call such tall people, Beanpoles) almost 18 years old and has just been admitted to resume and complete his secondary education at Segun Odegbami International College and Sports Academy (SOCA), Wasimi, near Abeokuta, Ogun State. He should have finished his school leaving certificate and be in first Year at a university, but failed to do so following his inability to cope with the psychological effect of the taunting by the public, the bullying by school mates…
Truth is sometimes bitter but it must be told at all times. The truth is that Ahmed Bola Tinubu made Buhari the president with assistance from Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. As such they deserve a place at the table. The Igbo has a saying that “agbata ekehe eke n’abu nta.” Probably only the older Igbo will understand this wise counsel. It has to do with hunting where young boys help hunters by “beating the bush” driving games to where they would be shot and killed by the main hunters. The rule was that after the hunt, the meat is divided…
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…
Very few Nigerians will be amazed by the way the House of Representatives handled the allegations of budget padding and abuse of office which Abdulmumin Jibrin, former Chair on Appropriation, levelled against a fraction of the House leadership including the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun, Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, Chief Whip, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, as well as 10 other members of the House. To ensure that the issue remains on the plate, Jibrin has been consistent in issuing statements through both the traditional and new media which clearly identify Dogara, Lasun, Ogor and Doguwa as the main targets…
I woke up this Sunday morning at 6 AM. I put on a CD of compilations of Handel's (classical) music and sat back and let his music soak into every pore of my body. My mind drifted off and then back to my immediate surrounding. I looked and on the wall is a cross. Ah, the cross. Why did I place a cross on the wall? Am I not supposed to have developmentally passed such childish Christian ideas as the cross? The Christian church teaches that there was a Jewish chap called Joshua Ben Joseph who was in the first…
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…
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 07:27

The wisdom of Buddhism

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Why Gnosticism Did Not And Cannot Take Hold In This World Ozodi Osuji Many of the early Christians were Gnostics. Many of the church fathers, such as Saint Augustine of Hippo, before they converted to what is now called Catholicism, were Gnostic Christians. The early Christian church was dominated by Gnostics such as Mani and his Manichean Gnostics. Indeed, some of the apostles allegedly wrote gnostic gospels, such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Judas and the Gospel of Mary Magdalen. In 1947 a treasure trove of Gnostic gospels were discovered at Dag Hammadi in Egypt; these writings…