Thanks much for taking the time in visiting my blog space. I hope to use it as a place to express my thought process on current affairs while at the same time encouraging me to be more of a critical thinker in developing ideas/arguments. In terms of my background, here is a snapshot;
I have been in the main an IT specialist with an industry experience spanning 15+ years backed with relevant certifications. I have worked in different areas of the IT pipeline, from business development/sales to testing-development-architecture and finally project/development management. Above all I am a technology enthusiast (Geek) not only in terms of implementation and the fun it brings, but I believe profoundly in the importance of the R&D process in helping drive technology/innovation.
But then again the above is just a small part of who I am. I also happen to be a very passionate Wildlife/Nature Photographer and Political Activist keen to defend/promote Liberal values/traditions. I have been fortunate enough to travel/live in many countries throughout my life-thanks to my fathers work as a career diplomat-including former Yugoslavia (4 years), Ethiopia (3 years), Turkey (3 years) and briefly to India. This has helped shape my views as an ardent supporter of Internationalism/multiculturalism-remember the trick is in the implementation of these concepts which has seen a catastrophic series of government failures hence the kickback we’re facing right now. I strongly recommend travel that allows proper interaction with natives of different cultures/religions-it certainly gives one a different perspective on a host of issues-so I would not trade that part of my life for anything.
Finally, in terms of my core beliefs as an Political Activist, these I would suggest are they key ones-(though I reserve the right to change them at will :-));
- Pragmatism/Activism in Defending Liberal Values
- Promoting Critical Thinking in debating issues (less politics/more content)
- Social Cohesion/Justice is a precursor to Economic Development
- Religious Freedom is paramount but should be applied in the context of Social Cohesion
Thanks again for your time and hope we can collaborate in future.