I’m a half black, and half white British guy living in Kenora, Ontario in Canada. For the first six years in Canada I was living with my children and their mother on a First Nation reserve just outside of Kenora. I have recently bought my own house after working my ass off every day and being on call almost 24-7.
I have two children – a son called Nicolas and a daughter called Alex (yes that is her full forename). My dreams for them are for both of them to become soldiers.
I believe that each country and individual should strive to look after the greater good, and not concentrate solely on themselves. As such I firmly believe that it is the moral duty of able bodied people and relatively stable countries to physically intervene in conflicts across the globe where religious extremism or dictatorships are in the middle of, or about to commit war crimes/atrocities. Helping people who cannot help themselves is a moral responsibility that comes with the privilege of living in a relatively free and decent society.
I spend a lot of my time trying to explain the concept of the moral high ground, and why it’s important for Israel to keep the moral high ground in the eyes of the international community.
Obviously, I have conviction in my beliefs and am not often swayed from them, although I am always open to the possibility that I’m wrong. I believe in freedom of speech, thought, and religion – so long as they do not promote hatred, bigotry, racism or unjust violence.