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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…
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…