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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,…
James Comey the FBI Director who is generally well regarded as fiercely independent and non-partisan by both sides of the isle has just put himself in the middle of a political quagmire that he should have seen coming, if he was more politically-savvy and sensitive to what is happening around him. I would nonetheless cut him a slack on his little but serious mistake just like he himself had cut Hillary a slack when he wisely recommended to Loretta Lynch the Attorney General that while Hillary may have been careless with some of her E-mails, the FBI has not found…
Sunday, 30 October 2016 02:37

Who rules America?

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Mr. Adeyinka Makinde: As promised, I attempted writing a rejoinder to your excellent piece on how a small oligarchy rules America but I found out that to do a good job of it I would have to write several pages (twenty five pages, at least). I do not want to do that so I provide the below abridged response to your piece. In my view, America is ruled by many groups; I tend to adopt Robert Dahl's pluralistic approach to understanding politics in America. Cheers, Ozodi Osuji WHO RULES AMERICA? Ozodi Osuji Political scientists have had a field day writing…
Saturday, 29 October 2016 15:37

The world needs a new philosophy

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A Course In Miracles Has A Condescending Attitude To Society And Its Laws; What Is Needed Is A New Philosophy That Enables People To Live In The World While Accepting Spirit Ozodi Osuji A course in miracles has a condescending and patronizing attitude towards society and its laws; it sees laws as something done by the sleeping sons of God that they think keeps them in the dream (while in fact they are still in spirit); their various laws, be they society's laws, nutrition laws, economic laws, medical laws and medications and so on are all meant to keep people…
People want to live in body and ego at all costs; they are also aware that other people can hurt or kill them, as they can hurt or kill other people; the idea of love came into being to say to the other person: please do not hurt or kill me; please constantly reassure me that you will not hurt or kill me. Thus, a woman wants constant reassurance of love; this means that she wants the man in her life to constantly tell her that he would not harm her or kill her, for she knows that at any…
As I get on my keyboard to start making this prediction, I cannot help but remember three folklore songs my siblings and I used to sing in the Deji's Palace where I was born and raised during the long reign of my grandfather, Ogiso Otolu Apaara, Okun Arabaribi, Deji Alaiye luwa Alaiye gbede gbede bi oni layin, Adimula Afunbiowo Adesida the First (1897-1957) The songs were, "Wo t'Oba ria, Okun lila ba Omi Okun" The second was, "Olule se t'Oba, Alejo se t'Oba, Ko ba loni ke se t'Oba o, Erun ara re lamu wi Ege ko". The third was…
When I wake up in the morning I pick up my tablet (computer) and read my emails and check out the news of the day. Thus, on the morning of Monday, October 24, 2016 I woke up, picked up my tablet and looked at it. After reading the news section I went to my email. A Nigerian guy (I will call him nameless) wrote several pages of stuff on me. I had not written anything about him, certainly not in months so I was surprised that he saw it fit to write a missive about me. I took a look…
See if you can understand this piece; this universal teacher of God is trying to help folks extricate themselves from the bastardized religions called Christianity and Islam and come to know God. PEOPLE AS EGOS ARE LITERALLY APPARITIONS AND GHOSTS OF THE SONS OF GOD Ozodi Osuji People are literally ghosts, apparitions of their real selves; therefore, if you respond to their behaviors you are responding to the behaviors of their ghosts, not their real selves. What happens in what we call social interaction is that one ghost, you, responds to what another ghost, the other person did. Thus, two…
Monday, 24 October 2016 11:12

Is there life on other planets?

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IF ACCIDENTS DETERMINED OUR UNIVERSE THERE OUGHT TO BE LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS! Ozodi Osuji If it is true that the universe came into being in a big bang and is expanding and accidents determined everything, those same accidents would have produced life forms on other planets in the universe. Thus, humanoids probably exist on some of the trillions of exoplanets in the universe? It does not make sense to assume that the universe could produce biological life forms on one planet and not on others. Perhaps, other forms of biological life were produced on other planets? Alternatively, an intelligent…
Sunday, 23 October 2016 21:07

How Nigerians Abet Exploitation of women

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When Nigeria's President Buhari announced to the world that his wife belongs to his kitchen and bedchamber, most Nigerians feigned both blindness and deafness. Some, a large number of Nigerians were unimpressed, unconcerned, or just pretended it was "no big deal." Others felt nonchalant, blasé, indifferent, detached, or "he mustn't be talking about me." Buhari's damage-control handlers explained the President's misspeak as being light-hearted; that the old man was only joking. The women liberation warriors around the globe didn't take the insult on women lying down on perfumed and feathered beds with their bottoms partly open or half closed. They…
We ordinary mortals on the Democrat side at least see "Trumpism" as nothing short of a bad dream but I strongly believe that God Almighty who made it possible to begin with sees it differently because the Scriptures tell us that God uses the foolish things of the World to confound the wise. "Jehovah Jireh" "Jehovah Nissi". "Araba Nla to so ile Aiye ro" The mighty Force that holds the whole world together deliberately allowed Trump to emerge as the nominee out of a long list of better candidates the Republican Party could have nominated. The Almighty God had done…