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America's politics is the politics of fearful cowards; white Americans are fearful cowards; black Americans are fearful cowards; all Americans are fearful cowards. Because all Americans are fearful cowards their politics is the politics of fearful cowards. Americans, black and white are afraid of death and out of fear of death would not stand up and fight for a just society; they allow a few persons to screw them. In Europe their ancestors allowed a few gangsters called aristocrats to screw them; they carried that cowardly approach to life forward to America where they allow a few rich folks to…
History is repeating itself in Nigeria. Dr. Reuben Abati, a prolific columnist an former Chairman of the Editorial Board of Concord Newspapers got the most difficult job he could ever ask for when he canvassed for a was appointed the Chief Media Adviser and Spokesman for Ebele Jonathan, the first Ph.D holder by merit to ever rule Nigeria as President. Dr. Jonathan had graduated from the great University of Port Harcourt where he got his degree in Zoology the study and the management of animals. He wasn't going to be Director of the National Zoo at Abuja but a President…
Sunday, 26 February 2017 05:28

For your own good please listen to these facts

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If you are a person with normal intelligence you have observed the human condition and know what it is although you may not like it. By the time a typical human child reaches adolescence (age 13) he or she has lived long enough to have observed certain facts about human beings. He has observed that he does get sick and need medications to kill the germs that cause his sickness; he has observed that he needs food to nourish his body and without food he would die; he has observed that he has to live in a shelter otherwise his…
Saturday, 25 February 2017 01:35

Understanding wthout compassion is a mistake

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My Relationship With Igbos Shows Understanding Without Compassion, A Mistake Ozodi Thomas Osuji I was not always critical of Igbos, Nigerians and Africans. I minded my business until I had unfortunate run in with Igbos and that led me to pay close attention to their individual and collective characters. What I saw I did not like. I wrote about what I saw. What I saw in Igbos is absolutely true; there is no disputing my observations of them. Many Igbos pursue becoming big, important persons; they are that way from their childhood; some of them proceed to become paranoid, deluded…
In eternity, aka heaven there is God and his son (we are the sons of God); God and his sons share one self and one mind; they communicate not by talking but through communing; they know what each other is thinking about and respond to it non-verbally. God and his sons are not in forms, not in bodies; they are ideas; God is the idea of the whole and his sons are the ideas of the parts of the whole. They are made of spiritual light; they are one wave of light. God is the entire wave of light; each…
(The Union Of Secular And Spiritual Psychologies For Real Healing Of People) The Pursuit Of Idealism Is The Pursuit Of Power The Union Of Alfred Adler's Secular And Helen Schucman's Spiritual Pschologies Ozodi Thomas Osuji Karen Horney (1950, Neurosis and Human Growth) said that the neurotic pursues idealistic self; Alfred Adler (1964, The Neurotic Constitution) said that the neurotic pursues power to compensate for his felt sense of inferiority and powerlessness. Helen Schucman (1976, A course in miracles) insists that to heal neurosis the spiritual dimension must be explored. The three psychologists, in my experience, are correct. The idealistic person…
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 23:40

From idealistic politics to realistic politics

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FROM CRITICIZING POLITICS FROM IDEAL POLITICS TO REALISTIC POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Ozodi Thomas Osuji I am an idealist, I want to be better than I am; in pursuit of the ego ideal I juxtaposed ideal everything and seek to actualize them. I use the ideal standards of my ideal ego to judge American politics and necessarily find it not good enough. From my idealistic perspective American politics is the politics of madmen (both conservatives and liberals are madmen). Now, suppose that America's politics is not the politics of madmen, suppose it is the politics of sane men what would it look…
Sunday, 12 March 2017 00:00

FAREED ZAKARIA:"Above and Beyond"

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A Television commercial in America describes the Range Rover Jeep above and beyond in performance. In the interest of full disclosure and to avoid being accused of Plagiarism, I confess to borrowing this title from that commercial. Fareed Zakaria as a News reporter and analyst is truly deserving of the Nobel Peace Award in Journalism if the choice were left to me alone. The young man makes a huge impression on me in the way and manner he handles his Global Public Square talk show every Sunday. I am impressed by the high level of research that goes into his…
Igbos who claim that Jews are Igbos, that Igbos started Jewish, Greek, Roman, English, German, French civilizations and, indeed, all human civilizations are clearly demented (they are suffering from delusion disorder, grandiose type). They appropriated the accomplishment of other people and in so doing now are the owners of the accomplishments of those illustrious people; they are no longer primitive Igbos running around the jungle, naked, kidnapping and selling their people into slavery and or holding them hostage for ransom money but are now the illustrious progenitors of great human civilizations. This is how delusion disorder works; the deluded person…
Human beings find it difficult to accept that they are only animals. Thus, despite the evidence that they are animals (their bodies composition is the same as those of animals, trees and other biological organisms, made of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen and traces of other elements) they deny the empirical evidence and keep claiming that they are something more than animals. Generally, human beings posit what they call gods and claim to have come from the gods; the gods are made to look like human beings except that they are not in body (matter, space and time); they transcend…
Igbos Claim To Be Responsible For All Human Civilization Is Problematic Ozodi Thomas Osuji I just read excerpts of a speech by Dr. "Prince" Philip Njemanze (see below paste) in which he claims that Igbos are responsible for practically all human civilization. He said that in his book (which I have not read) he showed that Igbos are responsible for Greek civilization, Roman civilization, ancient Jewish civilization, English civilization and for whatever civilization there was in Africa? He said that the Igbos that started ancient Jewish civilizations are not related to the current Jews of Israel whose DNA has nothing…
I Do Not Know Many Things To Be True; But I Do Know This One Thing To Be True: Human Beings Are Mysterious Creatures Ozodi Thomas Osuji I do not know for sure if there is God or not; all I know about God is what other folks told me about him or what I read in books. If I am honest with me I must say that it seems to me that God is our human construct, that we invented God and turned around to say that he created us. Be that as it may, there is something in…
HOW SHOULD ALAIGBO REPUBLIC BE ORGANIZED AND GOVERNED? Ozodi Thomas Osuji While welcoming the Acting President of Nigeria, Yemi Osibanjo to Owerri, on February 15, 2017, the Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha noted the federal absence in South Eastern states; he said that the federal government has not been building infrastructures, industries or anything for that matter in the South Eastern states, aka Igbo land. He decried this neglect of his region and called for Igbo land to be given its fair share of economic projects. The Governor, Indeed, informed us that only one indigene of his state has…
The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC Dear President Donald J. Trump, I am one of your subjects and a proud American along with over 300 million others plus additional 11 million (or so) illegal aliens. We all love our America. But our love pales in comparison to your love which you have demonstrated in the many years you have invested in American politics, albeit from the sidelines. You devoted less than your full attention to the Trump Empire of billions of dollars in 2015-2016 and now you have practically abandoned your empire to serve the country at a…
I put the blame for the election of Donald Trump, the craziest and the phoniest President in the 240 years of American History on the American Constitution which is crying for the most fundamental amendment to its provision on the Electoral College Malady. For you to full understand the tragedy of the Trump Presidency, you have to watch Alec Baldwin of Saturday Night Live and Steve Colbert who replaced the great David Letterman of CBS News. I watch both programs every week and I could barely hold my breath. America is in big trouble. I make this statement as an…
Friday, 17 February 2017 05:33

Could Biafra be the land of criminals?

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DANIEL AKUSOBI PLEASE PONDER THE FOLLOWING FACTS OF YOUR IGBO WORLD Ozodi Osuji Daniel Akusobi, your below response to Jerome is evidence of my belief that you are capable of rational thinking if only you choose to do so. In your response you noted that the reason, among others, why many Igbos are hell bent on obtaining money, to the extent of doing criminals things for it, such as selling drugs in countries where arresting them means hanging them, stealing from their people and kidnapping their people and holding them hostage for ransom money is because of Igbo society's structure.…
Thursday, 16 February 2017 13:38

Why there are criminals in our world

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I UNDERSTAND WHY THERE ARE CRIMINALS IN OUR WORLD Ozodi Thomas Osuji Lately, at Facebook, I have been exchanging words with an African American guy called Marvin Bryant. His perspective can be summarized thus: white folks are no good, they did terrible things to black folks; black folks are always good and can do no wrong; in so far that black folks do wrong it is the fault of their social situation; the white man placed black folks in untenable social situations, such as inner city ghettos, makes sure that they have no jobs and money and make them hate…
Thursday, 16 February 2017 01:53

The Trump Presidency may not end well

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I am not necessarily a believer in karma but something tells me that Donald Trump's presidency may not end well? Somehow, I believe that there must be a payback for the man because of what he did to Obama; I am talking about the Birther thing. Trump jumped unto the Birther movement and doubted that Barack Obama was born in the USA. He knew too well that he was born in Hawaii but he chose to make hay of the doubt raised by racists who did not want a black man to be the US President. That birther thing was…
Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:11

If you want to marry a husband...

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“If you want to marry a husband, never you marry a waka about. If you marry a waka about o, tomorrow, trouble, trouble, trouble…” goes Nelly Uchendu’s 1970s highlife classic, “Waka About.” The song tells the story of a sweet sixteen seduced by an older man whom she met at a superstore. He was ‘all correct’ – fine looks, fine clothes, fine car. Against her parents’ advice, she married him in a flamboyant society wedding. Post-marriage, she found out he was a womanizer, fraudster, and abuser who regularly used her as a punching bag. Unfortunately, the story ends with her…
Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:08

Ìfẹ́: Loving, the Yoruba Way

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Love in Yoruba culture is playful on one hand and serious on the other. Love consists of afẹ́rí and ojúṣe. Afẹ́rí, the closest form to romance, includes use of praise names, endearment, and ìtage or oge. Lovers often engage in playful banter called "oge" whereas they tease and cajole one another. Oge can be used to coax an angry partner out of a bad mood or bribe one into making concessions. It might go thus: "O dẹ̀ wa n'bínú. Áh, ah! Kí ló dẹ̀ lé to yẹn?" goes the husband nudging his wife's playfully. "Fi mí 'lẹ̀ jọ̀ ọ́. Má…
President Donald Trump is an amateur in politics. He has never been elected to any political office in his life. He has played politics much as I have played football, from the sidelines. I can make almost any calls that a referee would make and debate all questionable calls ad infinitum. Or if you prefer, J can second guess every political action taken by any president or senate or the House. I am a good at what Americans call Monday Morning quarterbacking Not only is Mr. Trump an amateur, he has surrounded himself with other amateurs in high places and…
MARVIN BRYANT, BLAMING OTHERS FOR ONES ISSSUES MAKES ONE A CHILD Ozodi Osuji Marvin Bryant, it does not take a rocket scientist to conclude that you are the extroverted and irascible type; you talk without thinking about the consequences of what you are saying; you call people names to suit your present whim; your present state of mind determines what you say, not thinking. All that notwithstanding, your main issue is that you do not understand the difference between being a freedom fighter and a governor; there are differences between the two. When one is fighting for independence it helps…
AS LONG AS AFRICANS BLAME OTHER PERSONS FOR THEIR FATE THEY CANNOT MOVE AFRICA FORWARD Ozodi Thomas Osuji Africans blamed Arabs for slavery; they blamed Europeans for slavery; they blame what they call European colonialism for their present backwardness; each ethnic group blames other ethnic groups for its backwardness; individual Africans blame other Africans for their poverty; yet as they blame other people give them opportunity to govern themselves and they transform their country's public treasury into a personal piggy bank. Corruption and bribery is so astronomical in Africa that we might as well consider it part of the African…
God, the son of God, the ego and the ego ideal are not separated from each other but are a continuum. The son of God that contains all of God (and the universe of universes) projected his self into a seeming separated world and take on a seeming separated personality called the ego (ones earthly personality) and houses it in body. If the body the son of God seems housed in is problematic it makes its ego pursue more power (aka ideal, powerful ego); it does so in its efforts to survive on earth. There is no split between the…
If the individual's self does not seek to become a better self, an ideal self, a powerful self and just be what it is (whatever that is) he will be calm and peaceful. But this is easier said than done. Some people posit desired ideal self and pursue it. Once the ideal self-concept and self-image is posited the individual's thinking and behavior is aimed at approximating it. As long as the individual pursues becoming a better self, an ideal self and a powerful self he has said goodbye to inner peace and somatic calmness; he is now prone to fear…