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Saturday, 28 January 2017 21:01

Are you a true leader?

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In all my life I have not found a black man (including African Americans, Africans, Nigerians and Igbos) who has completely let go of his ego and behaves egolessly; all the black people(myself included) that I know of cherish their egos. While black folks seem capable of doing some social good when push comes to shove they behave egoistically. Humility does not seem part of black folks mental set; black folks are arrogant, prideful and vain and narcissistic. If giving up the ego and its pride is the precondition for salvation, for enlightenment to one's real self, this means that…
The newly elected US President Trump has come to office with a promise to make America great again; to secure her borders; and to make America's interest the corner stone of all negotiations. In his first week in office he has used his pen to put into effect some of the foundations for accomplishing these goals. We do not know now how far he can go. The next few years will show how far. Some of the foundations put on paper include the start of building the wall with Mexico which Mexico would pay for. Mexico has made it clear…
ALL HUMAN BEINGS PROBLEMS ARISE FROM THEIR DESIRE TO HAVE SEPARATED SELF CONCEPTS Ozodi Osuji All human beings problems arose from their desire to have separated self-concepts; with that desire they invented space, time and matter and used matter to house each of their seeming separated self in bodies and have it seem to walk in space and time and defend it; defense makes it seem to exist for them. In truth, the ego separated self does not exist; the ego is an illusion; the ego self-concept and the world of space, time and matter it lives in are illusions,…
America is a nation of icons, legends, heroes and heroines. It is a nation that has more often than not captured 2/3rds of all the Nobel Peace Awards. It is a nation that has dominated the Olympics by always winning the greatest number of gold medals. America was the first nation to colonize the Moon and has already landed a robot on Mars as we speak. It is a nation founded on truth and nothing but the truth which is the opposite of "alternate fact" which actually means a whitewashed falsehood. You cannot call America a nation in decline unless…
MENTAL DISORDERS ARE MEANS FOR SEPARATING FROM LOVE AND BEING EVIL Ozodi Thomas Osuji The twentieth century saw the rise of Western psychology and psychiatry. This Western conception of what constitutes mental health and mental disorders were presented as rooted in science. The world had already been prepared to accept whatever is seen as scientific; thus, folks are supposed to accept Western psychological conceptions because they are scientific. An uncritical world accepted the West's conceptions of mental disorders. I, too, did initially swallow this propaganda presented as science until I began reflecting on what I was given as the scientific…
You can only solve a problem you fully understand. I am not so sure that Trump fully understands the true meaning and import of governing a complex country like America and making peace with his critics if the word "enemy" is just too strong. There is no question that Trump is a very smart man, but like Adolf Hitler he is a devil in his heart. He thoroughly understands the twist and turns of running a Business which is based on competition and survival of the fittest. He knows how to navigate his way in Business and how to cheat,…
Sunday, 22 January 2017 16:16

Psychology makes people victims!

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PSYCHOLOGY MAKES PEOPLE VICTIMS; PSYCHOLOGY TAKES AWAY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR BEHAVIORS FROM PEOPLE; PEOPLE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR BEHAVIORS HENCE CAN BE EVIL Ozodi Osuji Adolf Hitler planned and killed over 50 million people. Why did he do it? Psychology proffers explanations, such as say that he was neurotic or psychotic; he was born with a weak, problematic body and felt inferior and compensated with desire for power and superiority. In pursuit of power and superiority he felt the need to kill people so he killed people. This is Alfred Adler's take on the nature of neurosis. The apparent evil…
Imagine waking up one morning ready to start the day, then notice there’s a strange looking massive structure suspended in the sky. Curiosity lures you along the investigative path then you realize, yikes! It’s an alien ship! What!!! How did they sneak in? What do they want? Are we going to hear the famous words “Hello Earthlings”? Hold on to your horses because Hollywood’s ace director Denis Villeneuve beautifully adapts Ted Chiang’s short story titled "Story of Your Life" to produce the blockbuster Sci-fi film titled “Arrival”. The film stars Amy Adams (one of the highest paid actresses in the…
They first arrested Mr. Nnamdi Kanu for possession of broadcasting equipment which is legal in Nigeria. We shouted Y-E-A-A-A! that is good for him, for he was/is one of those Biafrans. Mr. Ojutalayo and others exclaimed “Let him rot and die in jail!” They next arrested, gestapo style, some judges. We cried “and them too!” for they accept tainted money from Wilke and PDP! They are dirty judges and part of the corruption. Jail them! Jail them! Nigeria must get rid of corruption! Them too! Then they arrested the publishers of Sahara Reporters. Many more joined the rabble and proclaimed…
Thursday, 19 January 2017 18:20

Are events in our lives teaching us lessons?

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There are essentially two approaches to life, to see it as meaningful or as meaningless. Science seems to suggest that everything came into being through the random concatenation of accidental events and thus life is meaningless and purposeless; on the other hand, something in us want to believe that our lives have meaning and is purposeful. It is an either or proposition; if one is correct the other is not correct; and you cannot combine both and say that life is a little meaningful and a little meaningless for the criterion of one invalidates the other. We know where science…
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 17:31

2017

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We have entered 2017, a year that promises to change the world in radical ways. Change is both good and bad and it is this ambiguity that makes the world tremble, tremble, tremble. We do know that changes must occur and that we should not be afraid of them but somehow, we are not able to shake off our fears of the unknown. Here are some of the anticipated changes that could make the world shake: In America (and in much of the world) the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States is worrisome. The influence…
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 19:11

The function of the critical person

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THE CRITICAL PERSON IS SELDOM LIKED BY PEOPLE BUT SERVES PUBLIC GOOD Ozodi Osuji Generally speaking, human beings like to be admired by their fellow human beings. People like it if you said nice things about them. If you want people to like you then flatter them. I think that most of us are aware of this narcissistic tendency in the human psyche and therefore try as much as is possible to say mostly nice things about people and desist from saying anything that people could construe as unflattering to them. The safest place to be in this world is…
In less than 72 hours from today, Donald Trump would be taking his oath of office as the 45th President of the United States and leader of the Free World he has so much criticized and undermined on his way to the most powerful job on face of the Earth. I want this piece to be my last article before the apocalyptic "Rupture" and the arrival of the new sheriff in town whose inauguration is going to be greeted with placards and demonstrations never before seen in similar ceremonies in the close to 250 years of American History. Congressman John…
Monday, 16 January 2017 19:21

What kind of persons would kill their people?

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In the picture below (at Facebook, January 16, 2017) an Igbo man who lives in the USA, who serves in the US army, Chuks Okebata, came home to Alaigbo to visit his people and, apparently, a person or persons killed him. Speculation is rife as to who might have done such a dastardly thing. Some conjecture that he was murdered by those who are jealous of his wealth (apparently he built a big house). The question is this: why do Igbos do such iniquitous things? The moment you ask that question Igbo irredentists would immediately remind you that people are…
IN DELUSION DISORDER YOU DENY YOUR IDENTITY AND IDENTIFY WITH ANOTHER SELF Ozodi Osuji In delusion disorder a person denies his true identity and identifies with another person who he believes is better than his own self. Actually, the term paranoia, which is the same as delusion, is of Greek origin; it means denying one's true self and behaving as if one is another self. A person who denies his real self and pretends to be another self, the Greeks saw such a person as mad! Delusion disorder is the quintessential madness (if you add hallucination you have psychosis). Generally,…
I hope that Igbo egotists read this essay and begin their overdue learning on what constitutes success. At present they are on ego trips taking their insanity that to do well in this world is to be successful as the best way to live. Out of their insanity they look down on those they call failures, those who are actually closer to God than them. The egotist is as far away from God as is humanly possible. One of my functions is to help bring Igbos near to God. To come to God one must jettison ones ego; the ego…
Many Americans, white and black, are cowards.; they refuse to fight to bring about improved America where all Americans are given publicly paid health insurance and their school fees are paid by the public through university. Instead of fighting for justice for all Americans, Americans feel powerless (power feeling is obtained from doing, not from running from doing); Americans feel emasculated and enfeebled and seek solace in drugs, alcohol and addiction to sex. Liberal Americans stopped fighting for social democracy but instead fight to legalize every type of sexual practices that they can think of. These folks will not stand…
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) from New York became the longest serving American President when he served for12 years from 1933 to 1945. FDR crafted the statement that "The only thing to fear is Fear itself" In other words he was telling Americans to be strong and to never capitulate or give in to fear under any circumstance. America became the proverbial home of the brave we all talk about till tomorrow and rightly so as confirmed in America's national anthem. The advice not to fear was paradoxically given by a President who spent his last few years as President on…
Friday, 13 January 2017 03:00

Igbos are okay, after all!

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Benjamin Aduba: I understand that you see me as anti-Igbo; you seem to believe that I say things that desecrate Igbos; apparently, you see it as your function to correct what I say, to make sure that Igbos are perceived correctly, preferably as you, an Igbo, want them to be perceived, in a positive manner. From that perspective you pounce on whatever I write and try to cast it in a negative light (often you are responding to a part of yourself, not to me, for it is clear to me that you did not understood what I wrote!). Apparently,…
Donald Trump was not an American politician until recently. He was a business man; business folks pursue money and profits. His pursuit of money was not of interest to those who pay attention to public policy matters, so I had no particular reason to get to know him. However, when Trump declared his interest in the US Presidency, I took a look at his personality and in June of 2015 decided that he is a narcissistic personality disordered person. Later on the mainstream media picked up on that subject and harped on it. Trump is developmentally stuck at what Psychoanalysts…
Mr. Ozodi Osuji in a rambling essay attached below asks if the Igbo are taught stupidity or were born stupid. My direct answer is that they are both taught to be stupid and are born stupid. The axiom embedded in the question is that Ndigbo are stupid. I will not challenge axioms as they are established rule, principle or law. I will assume that after a careful, rigorous and exhaustive research Mr. Osuji has established that the Igbo are stupid and have made the world accept this as true. Mr. Osuji has the qualifications to do research and to convince…
When we say: "Gifts can kill you kpata kpata," we mean gifts can cause the loss of lives as events in his essay reveal. Gifts may create enemies for you, particularly when the receivers feel they are God's gift to you and you owe him a gift of your own. Some of our people have a dreadful horrifying sense of entitlement. An entitlement is when the person being given the gift feels he/she has a right, power, prerogative, or claim to the gift. Our Nigerian relatives need to be cured of the DOE. This DOE is not the Department of…
Marvin Bryant, given your apparent cynical mode, you probably would scoff at the conclusion of the below essay; however, I see you as my brother, a brother that our African ancestors did egregious wrong to by sending you to where our estranged European brothers abused you. I feel complicit in your oppression. Thus, I have an inner urge to share with you what, to me, seems the truth. I will not allow your understandable anger to push me away from you. Cheers, Ozodi WHAT MATTERS IS WHETHER I LOVE OTHER PEOPLE; IT DOES NOT MATTER WHETHER THEY RECIPROCATE OR NOT…
Sunday, 08 January 2017 16:12

On the search for a replacement religion

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The Quest For A Religion To Replace Imported Semitic Religions, And Other Matters Date: January 7, 2017 To: Marvin A BRYANT From: Ozodi Osuji Subject: Human beings need religion; the real question is what type of religion You have made your point. Now, listen to me and listen carefully. I am not a Christian or Muslim; both religions are Semitic; both religions originated in the Middle East. I have no business having a religion given to me by other people. A person's religion must come from his psyche and world for it to speak to his soul. Christianity, Islam, Hinduism…
Every human being has a self, a sense of me; each of us has a self he believes is separated from other selves. The individual defends his separated self when other selves seem to attack it; his goal is the survival of his apparent separated self; he believes that his separated self has different interests from other selves interests and defends his different interests. The contemporary psychological conception of the self is that in childhood each of us constructs a self; according to the psychological musings of George Kelly (1955), the child uses the experience he has with his body…