4 days ago, The Carter Center announced the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, would forgo further medical treatment and will “spend his remaining time at home with his family,”.
Clearly, our 39th President is embracing his passing with the greatest of character as his loving wife Rosalyn holds his hand. Of course! What else should we expect from such a man of decency and character?
Of course, the man has lived an impeccable 98 years. He did so much good at home and around the world during his lifetime. He will be honored by the nation and those around the world now and for decades upon decades to come.
You know, when given an opportunity to lead, we all have to make our choices. Do we lead for ourselves or for the benefit of others?
Most of us understand that we do it for others. We are men leading our families. We lead for our spouses, our kids, and their kids. And some of us, if privileged like Carter, get a chance to lead on a bigger scale.
President Carter made his choice and his life with us has been time well spent; respected by everyone.
Yes, of course, there are detractors and those that critic his administration policies during the 4 years he served as US President from 1976 to 1980. That’s always fair. But I have NOT heard anyone critic his character or his intent. That’s incredible, impeccable! Clearly, the man was principle-driven and we-the-people know it.
But it got me thinking…
Since our nation’s # 1 Sore Loser, Donald J. Trump, bolted out of office in January of 2021 like an immature petulant child in the midst of a massive temper tantrum never shaking the hand and passing the peaceful torch of power over to the 2020 election winner Joe Biden, will he attend the upcoming funeral of a fellow U.S. President? Will he even be invited? Is he even part of the former president’s group anymore?
It’s not so clear!
Granted, Trump did attend the funeral of George H.W. Bush in 2018. At that event, he was not well received but tolerated as George H. W. Bush respected the office and not the man and allowed his attendance.
But that was before Trump pulled his attempted coup in 2021; that’s much different than Trump just being a jerk-off and making up lies about the Bushs’ to fuel hatred. On January 6th, weakling Trump crossed a huge line that NO ONE has ever crossed in the USA and that changes everything.
The World Will Be Watching
On this soon-to-be glorious day when Carter passes, international dignitaries from all over the world will attend and pay their respects. Leaders will want to attend the funeral of this peacemaker man who got Anwar Sadat of Egypt to shake hands with Israel’s Menachem Begin at Camp David and usher in a new era that, in a very bad situation, offered us a glimmer of hope.
National leaders will also attend want to be in the presence of a man who did even more after he was U.S. President for the world than while he was actually president ie… monitoring elections in countries working to help democracy grow in places it did NOT exist and building homes for the less fortunate.
The event will be an opportunity for ex-Presidents; Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama to attend and sit together demonstrating that the USA is NOT a monarchy or a dictatorship but a representative republic that, compared to other systems around the world, still gives the best chance for average folk to live relatively free.
And there there is him; Stonewall Jackson Trump! The Nation’s Leader of the 2021 Insurrection; a contemptuous weak and worthless man who is so self-absorbed he cannot see the forest from the slimy golden stump that he hides behind.
His whole existence remains selfish and self-absorbed.
When he faced the draft in Vietnam, he used his privilege to dodge it instead of serve; unlike President Carter who choose to faithfully serve in the US Navy.
In fact, the paths of the respected Carter and disgraced Trump could not be farther apart.
Carter first studied engineering at Georgia Southwestern College. He then entered the Naval Academy in 1943, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in science in 1946. A member of a class that was accelerated in response to World War II, he served as a surface warfare officer and, later, a submariner. The sad weakling Trump went to Studio 54 and pathetically danced with his ego!
As president, Carter faced hard no-good choices during the Iran Hostage Crisis and terrible economic inflation caused by the Arab oil embargoes that ultimately cost him reflection in 1980. That’s when Ronald Reagan swept him in a landslide election promising a shining city on the hill. Carter, graciously welcomed Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy to the White House passing the torch of power peacefully and respectfully; tradition and class marked the day telling the whole world that no matter what happens, the USA is an example of success.
Fast forward to 2017, when Trump The Liar lost the popular vote but legitimately won the electoral college vote while LYING about Barack Obama telling his trusting flock that he was born in Kenya and would prove it (he never did), Obama, following the class and tradition of Carter and those that came before graciously welcomed Donald Trump and his immigrant wife Melania to the house passing the torch peacefully.
Yes, that would be hard to do for any man considering the blatant disrespect Trump provided Obama, yet Obama rose and did the job demonstrating his class and mental toughness.
When given the same choice in 2021, Trump became the first U.S. President NOT to honor the tradition and, with zero class, refused to welcome Joe and Jill Biden into the White House, even though he knew he lost! What a total dick! Or as the actor Jonah Hill would say “That was such a dick move”.
Trump ran away like the sore loser he is demonstrating that, at his core, he’s a sad weak poor sport, a small man, so self-absorbed that he is incapable of leading men on any level.
Trump Crosses The Rubicon Forever Immortalized
Then we come to January 6th, 2021…
Ah, the day when Donald Trump leapfrogged from just a normal bad U.S. President, probably in the bottom 10 all time, to the absolute worst U.S. President far surpassing James Buchanan and Andrew Johnson who, according to almost every serious historian who has compiled a list, occupied the very bottom.
Trump’s attempted coup to overthrow the election and remain in power was an epic event. It had everything; stupidity, incompetence, and really bad actors. You name it! Hollywood could NOT make a comedy full of these idiots that were as funny. Yet, this is very serious business and that contemptuous psycho-idiot almost pulled it off.
Given all this and everything we know…
Will President Jimmy Carter and Rosalyn Carter do what Barbara Bush did and before President Carter passes formerly disinvite him from his own funeral?
I know President Carter is not well. He’s 98 and failing. I get that. But maybe he already took this action and we just don’t know it yet. I would hope he did. It would save the nation’s stress.
Or will that decision be left to Joe Biden and Washington leadership?
Or will Trump simply opt-out; not wanting to be ridiculed in public by international leaders who won’t want to be seen in the same space as that guy who tried to overthrow the United States of America?
So what do you think?
Will the misguided angry misthanthrop Donald Trump be there? Should he be there? Does he deserve to be there? He clearly has no respect for tradition and the USA so why would he even want to be there?
And if so, who will want to sit next to an American Pariah? Will he be sitting alone in the corner next to the bathroom? Will they try to hide him and put him behind a pole or tree or something?
And what international leader will even shake his hand? Who the heck wants to be seen with a guy who represents insurrection?
Regardless of how you feel about January 6th and Donald Trump, it’s going to be a very awkward situation if he has the nerve to show up because he will make it about himself. And truly, one cares about him anymore because when he got his chance to lead, he choose to do it for himself and no one else. That’s gross.
Trump was always a poor worthless man with lots of money. Very unimpressive!
In fact, LEADING MEN is NOT the same as being great at making money. There is a huge difference. Trump never understood it and never will.
If I was given the choice, I would dis-invite him because he does NOT belong and has not earned the right. He tried to overthrow the U.S. Government through lies and violence and that’s a disqualifier no matter how one feels about policy.
Johnny Punish founded VT in 2004. After 20 years at the helm, he “retired” from the daily operations in late 2023 passing the ball over to the new owner of VT, Chief Justin Time. He now writes for VT as “Writer Emeritus”. He is also a global citizen eco-activist, visionary, musician, artist, entertainer, businessman, investor, life coach, podcast host, and syndicated columnist.
Punish is an ethnically cleansed Palestinian-American whose maternal family was evicted from their home in Haifa, Palestine in 1948 by Irgun; a Euro-Zionist Settler Terrorist Group. The family became part of the over 1,000,000 Palestinians who are Al-Nakba refugees (The Catastrophe). The family fled to Beirut Lebanon for 13 years eventually emigrating to the USA in 1961 via a Brasilian passport obtained by his Palestinian Brasilian-born grandmother (In the early 1900s, the family was sent to Sao Paolo Brasil as guest workers in the mining industry. Punish’s father is Italian-American from New York City. Punish’s paternal great-grandparents emigrated to the USA from Naples Italy and Marineo in Sicily in the 1890s. Punish was born in the Bronx, New York in 1963.
Punish was educated at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (1980-81) and California State University Fullerton (1981-1984) with studies in accounting and business. Before the “internets” had been invented, he owned and ran (5) national newspapers in the United States of America from 1987-1998. From 2004 to 2023, he owned and managed VT Foreign Policy retiring at the end of 2023.
Punish is also a recording artist. He has over 100 original songs written. He records and produces music. A member of ASCAP, Punish has several songs placed in feature films. His music is promoted worldwide and played on all digital networks and net radio.
He is also the founder and owner of Global Thinkers, a freedom media that helps free thinkers create real wealth.
Read Johnny’s Full Bio at JohnnyPunish.com >>>