by Johnny Punish
Today, we mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela and celebrate his gift of forgiveness and reconciliation to the whole world!
As it turns out Mandela was the 20th century’s greatest global citizen inspiring the whole world.
As the 21st century unfolds, our children and their children will require all the inspiration of Mandela to navigate their future challenges.
As the Middle East struggles with antiquated ideals that no longer function for its people, Mandela can provide inspiration forward.
In fact, we now need to allow the Mandela gift to lead us into a new 21st Century that pays homage to this first truly global leader called MADIBA!
In Mandelas’ better world, there are no white or black people. There are no Muslim, Christian, or Jewish people. There is no such thing as exclusion. We’re all human beings!
In the new Middle East Union, as proposed by the new MiddleEastUnionCongress.org, there will be no white, no black, no Jewish, no Muslim, and no Christian people. There will only be people with the right to live in peace as one with respect and honor for one another.
In this spirit, I propose that the new Middle East Union create its new capital and call it Nelson Mandela City; a green new city of hope; a home for everyone.
But taking this positive action sends a message to every human within the union and around the world that the Middle East is a new world, a new place where freedom rings, democracy thrives, human rights are just and right, and every citizen of the Union is special, respected and honored with all the rights and respect embodied in the life of Nelson Mandela.
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.
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