So what am I blogging about?
Random thoughts, experiences and Situational Reports of the overseas social economic development challenges faced that are not commonly shared.
Generally, I love sharing experience about travel, film, development and humanitarian initiatives. However, once and awhile ‘we humanitarians’ are required to post some ‘reality blogs’ to counter unethical extremists and interest groups and their agendas to violate our basic Human Rights i.e. identity, dignity, due process, fairness, privacy, safety, etc. Just ask Dr. Jane Goodall if her life was all ‘peachy and great’ without any issues from unethical interest groups trying to thwart her works… I’m sure she has her own history and it’s quite contrary to being “It was all great! Never an issue…”; Sea Shepard, Green Peace, Doctors Without Borders, etc., all have their own stories – even the United Nations Volunteers, etc.
Why do I protect initiatives in developing & transitional countries; conservation, humanitarian and social economic development…
Anyone who has invested years into human capacity development quickly understands that we have all worked too hard for too long (countless sacrifices for the many) to allow unethical people/interest groups to destabilize years of works owing to “intentional reality distortions”. At the end – it’s going to take a lot of time, patience and education to assist developing nations; westerners and europeans traveling abroad – like us humanitarians – need to readjust their expectations and attitudes.
Transitional development does not happen overnight, so:
- I have to Track, Map and Counter Destabilization Activities: I can not allow a handful of unethical people and/or interest groups (per year) to outweigh and destabilize 100s of humanitarian successes.
- I have to Track, Map and Counter Extremists: I have zero tolerance for unethical “slash and burn”, “bully”, “set-up” initiatives carried out by individuals/interest groups to distort realities, manipulate markets, etc.
- I have to Track, Map and Counter Deprivation Activities: Like a firefighter, I will often quickly respond to “slash and burn” attempts that are intended to hurt good people, companies and organizations as they are not conducive to social economic development; these unethical activities only serve to hinder development and international relations within a developing country and externally how they view us foreigners.
- I have to Track, Map and Counter Misinformation, Fraud & Oppression Activities: And yes, I will always lend my voice to those rural and local people that don’t have an online presence to express ‘ethics and fairness’; and if absolutely necessary, yes I will turn to USA Federal Investigators and other international law enforcement agencies to protect those that require protection from fraud, defraud, defamation, etc., to ensure market-fairness and their social economic stability.
Why do I volunteer myself to become the ‘easy target’ and take on the burden?
I find it good for the ‘heart and mind’ to assist in matters to counter such unethical interest groups, etc… So as a Professional, I would kindly like to request everyone to take any negative online hype about me with a ‘grain of salt’. As dealing with nefarious haters is part of the job – there are a handful of foreigners that have indeed been caught (by us and local police) yet still try to post some online libel – smear campaigns – nothing in recent years (owing to our “proactive works” since 2016/17 onwards, via Trip Suitability Filters, we’ve been kindly recommending some folks not to travel on GER to GER’s Live Like a Local Nomad with Nomadic Families that we knew would become an issue – just like not everyone should go diving, rollercoasters, etc., that clearly show signs that they shouldn’t). Today, there are only a small handful of very outdated TripAdvisor posts, listed with my Full Name, that are still online which are very misleading that were maliciously written by known con-artists and scammers. It doesn’t happen all the time, nonetheless, it does happen less than a handful of times per year out of 100s of successes with intent to disrupt, discredit and damage me and my organization’s reputation. Hence, I have to log those events here to ensure that a point-by-point rebuttal is available… as changing narratives unethically is their style… my reputable works/successes and my homeboy lifestyles is who I am.
Now with that stated on to the blogging! (and hopefully more fun stuff in the near future!)