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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…
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 18:16

God and the self-concept

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Many smart persons appraise the Christian and or Muslim conceptions of God and deem them too infantile to be bothered with and declare themselves atheists or agnostics. What these people do not realize is that it is us, human beings who define what God means to us. If how the Semitic race, Jews and Arabs, define their gods do not make sense to you then try to define God as you think that he is. Your definition of God is your definition of your real self. If you deny the existence of God you deny the existence of your real…
Monday, 17 April 2017 12:56

Africa May Benefit From Homosexuality

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There is no evidence that the Obama administration homosexualized Africa. It appears that indeed homosexuality may benefit Africa. And before you throw your hands up in the air and dismiss this writer as a gay man or accuse former US President Obama of introducing gay virus into Africa, wait. Read on! Africans have many lessons to learn before the close of the second half of the 21st Century, The most important lesson is to fast forward knowledge of science and technology. The next is to try effective population control mechanisms. Overpopulation is a serious problem many African nations can no…
THE SELF CONCEPT IS CONCEPTUAL; YOU CAN CHANGE CONCEPTS AND IMPROVE YOUR LIFE BUT ULTIMATELY YOU HAVE TO HAVE NO CONCEPTS AT ALL TO RETURN TO GOD Ozodi Thomas Osuji You have a self-concept; that is, you have a set of ideas about who you think that you are; you behave in accordance with that self-concept. The individual defends his concepts, ideas of who he thinks that he is. Since they are ideas if you defend them they seem real to you. But if you do not defend them they are not real to you; defenselessness leads to having no…
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 06:43

Karma and the law of one

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Karma And My Thoughts On The Law Of One Ozodi Thomas Osuji Each of us is born with a fate, a fate he chose and that chose him given his past lives behaviors. Reincarnation is real; we have recycled through this world several times. During each life time we do things that benefit or hurt other persons. We build positive and negative samsara. What we did in past life times' work together to dispose us to choose to be born in certain biological forms and social circumstances (and in what country and race). The body and society we are born…
AA did incredible loveless things to me and those made me feel that she humiliated my ego (my ego needed to be humiliated). She used her legal system to essentially enslave me to supporting her. She had no understanding of my plight as a black man in racist America and simply felt that if her racist judge said that I have obligations to her that I had to do them or else I am punished. I felt that she was heartless in her behaviors. I felt that what she was doing was wrong and concluded that she is going to…
To Have Peace And Happiness One Must Stop Striving For A Better Self Ozodi Osuji My whole life is a preparation to have a better self; a preparation to have a better future, a preparation to live well but never living in the now, the moment. I am always striving for a better self, a powerful self, and a perfect self, for anything but living as I am now. WHY? Why am I always living for the future not the present? I saw my present self, especially my body, as problematic, which biologically it is and rejected it and used…
Sunday, 09 April 2017 23:34

Existentialism On My Mind.

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Jean Paul Sartre, in his 1948 book, Existentialism and Humanism, tried to tell us what existentialism is; he said that "existence precedes essence". Let me try to explain what he meant and, perhaps, in the process shade light on what existentialism is. Most forms of philosophy and religion posit what they call human nature; that is, they postulate the essence of who people are supposed to be. Having posited an abstract conception of who they think that people are, they then try to fit real people into their mental constructs of who they are supposed to be. In effect, essence…
Sunday, 09 April 2017 22:57

Abuja In Heat And Darkness

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As a public servant who work and live in Abuja, I always experience the heat in Abuja during this time of the year. As per darkness, that is living without electric power, I am well immuned to its hazards since I was born in Emohua, Rivers State, Nigeria. From when it was the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) to Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN, a name given to the organization by the Bureau of Public Enterprises in preparation for its privatization) and now to private investors, it has been darkness all the way. I have chosen to comment on…
When a Nigerian is deported, the deporting country is saying, among other things, 1. “ You’re a persona non grata.” 2. “ Get away from here.” 3. “You are an unacceptable or unwelcome person.” 4. “You’re horrible.” 5. “ From now on you and your criminally-minded fellow Nigerians can consider yourselves personae non gratae.” The purpose of this essay is to present the scenario or state of affairs surrounding frequent deportations of Nigerians from many nations, and to suggest what we ought to do about it by way of prevention or cure as we talk to friends at home. They…
IF EVERYTHING IS MADE FROM LIGHT THEN EVERYTHING IS LIGHT; THE QUESTION IS WHAT LIGHT IS? Ozodi Thomas Osuji Contemporary cosmology, building on quantum physics, tells us that the universe began in light. 13.7 billion years ago a point of light, a photon, and a size smaller than the period at the end of this sentence emerged from nowhere. That point of light contains everything in a unified state (called singularity). That point of light that contains everything in potentiality exploded and shattered into infinite particles, photons. The photons immediately united into quarks and electrons. Quarks combined into protons and…
Sunday, 09 April 2017 10:41

What is the meaning of salvation?

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THE MEANING OF SALVATION Ozodi Thomas Osuji You probably hear Christians band the term salvation around and ask: what is salvation? The terms salvation, deliverance and redemption and healing mean the same thing, so, if we understand one we have understood the others. Very few Christians who talk about salvation actually know what they are talking about! Let me, therefore, talk a bit on salvation. To be saved is to understand ones current sense of separated self, the ego and voluntarily decide to let it go and no longer have it; to be saved is to completely let go of…
Saturday, 08 April 2017 17:22

Who owns Igwe Ocha (Port Harcourt)?

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AN OPEN LETTER TO EMEKA OKALA Date: April 8, 2017 To: Emeka Okala From: Ozodiobi Osuji Subject: ON THE QUESTION OF WHO OWNS IGWE OCHA A couple of years ago, when the interminable debate, driven by you, as to who owns Igwe Ocha, came up, I recall stating that it belongs to Igbos. Thereafter, I allowed you to be the self-anointed expert on everything Igwe Ocha. Egged on by certain Yoruba chaps, such as Bolaji Aluko, that do not have Igbos interests in mind, you went on and on telling us that Igwe Ocha is not part of Alaigbo. Igbos…
The Alaafin of Oyo Lamidi Adeyemi the Third went to London and he paraded 3 or 4 of his wives in a move captured by the News and Print Media in London and back home in Nigeria. The love for polygamy by most of our traditional rulers, High Chiefs and other Nigerians is a preference that is quietly but surely losing its appeal. I can name few powerful traditional rulers in Yoruba Land who have defied the odds to keep their marital vows despite all the pressures on them to do otherwise due to the dictate of some of our…
Friday, 07 April 2017 00:02

Coping with existential depression

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Abstract This paper is a feedback to a young man that presents with what the writer judged existential depression. The young man did not find any earthly activity meaningful and therefore did not really want to do anything. He felt that life in body is a waste of time, ennui, since ultimately we shall all die. The paper seeks ways to motivate the young man to live fully in the face of the existential realities he described. The larger aim of the paper is to postulate how human beings can cope with their meaningless and purposeless existence. COPING WITH EXISTENTIAL…
Thursday, 06 April 2017 21:11

Existential Psychotherapy

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Abstract: This paper points out that whereas biology and society play roles in the genesis of mental health issues the nature of existence itself is probably the key determiner of mental health or lack of it. It says that existence presents human beings with the sad information that they are not special and are essentially nothing; it says that how an individual deals with this assault on his self-esteem is critical to his mental health; it says that human beings would like to see themselves as having worth and see their lives as meaningful and purposeful so in the presence…
Thursday, 06 April 2017 19:11

People elect leaders who are like them

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People elect their selves in their leaders. Put differently, leaders reflect the people they lead. Consider. Americans are self-centered and, indeed, celebrate it as their national character. What is capitalism but the celebration of self-centeredness? What is socialism but the celebration of social-centeredness? Republican party members teach that to care for other people is to sin; to them life means taking from other people and become rich and let those who cannot struggle for the survival of the fittest die out. They would rather not give health insurance to all Americans or even pay for the education of all Americans…
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 22:09

Another look at Ikwerre-Igbo issue

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ANOTHER LOOK AT THE IKWERRE IS NOT IGBO QUESTION Ozodi Osuji I am by orientation not interested in African tribal issues. I consider it a waste of my time to talk about tribal matters. To me it is good enough to say that one is African and leave it at that. However, I am a nominal Igbo. Generally, I identify who is Igbo by those who speak the Igbo language. Thus, since I see Ikwerre people speaking Igbo language I assumed that they are Igbos. I was therefore surprised to learn that some of these people who have Igbo names,…
Benevolent Dictatorship Is The Best Form Of Government For Contemporary Africans An essay on political philosophy Ozodi Thomas Osuji There is an elephant in the Africa room that many Africans do not want to talk about. That elephant is the concept of democracy. Western Europeans sold Africans the idea that democracy is the best way to govern their countries and thus Africans are chasing democracy. The question that Africans have not paused to ask is this: is democracy the best way that they can govern themselves at this time in their history? Indeed, is democracy itself even a good form…
My first preoccupation in this article is to establish up front what Russian Vladimir Putin had done to America that we all should be concerned about if we truly love America is my reason for writing this article. As a proud father of 2 young men proudly serving in the US Military, and as a happy retiree who gets my pensions and social security paid without fail on a specific date of the month. I wake up every day praying for America and cursing out any nation on Earth which may be trying to mess with America. The medical coverage,…