My platform is the realization of my core principles and beliefs about humanity. I have a strong belief that all human life is valuable, deserving of protection, and must continuously be advanced in quality. This translates to equity for people of different genders, ethnic ...
My platform is the realization of my core principles and beliefs about humanity. I have a strong belief that all human life is valuable, deserving of protection, and must continuously be advanced in quality. This translates to equity for people of different genders, ethnic backgrounds, races, and ages. Though all of these groups are different and may have different needs, it is my core belief that their needs can each be met with respect and dignity so that they can set out to fulfill their own aspirations. Asgardia is a chance to apply knowledge accrued from many years of advancing civilization and it is my profound hope that we can generate a nation that is seen as a beacon of democracy, social parity, justice, and fulfillment.
I hope that I can help to generate a society that is tolerant and peaceful to diverging viewpoints. In a world of continuingly building tension over personal beliefs, it is my sincere hope to help lead a nation that promotes discussion stemming from difference of opinion while maintaining mutual respect and dignity of all those involved. By forming a nation with mechanisms in place for ameliorating and resolving conflict on a federal scale, perhaps some of the longstanding hatred that exists in today’s society can be addressed at its core. In order for this to occur, a fair judicial system must be developed and the rule of law must be upheld. That said, the laws will be made thoughtfully and will be subject to review at regular intervals.
Becoming a member of the Asgardian parliament is the sum total of my aspirations as an individual. I strongly believe that I can apply my platform to the benefit of citizens of Asgardia because my platform is an organic product of my personal beliefs as they apply to society. As a candidate for the Asgardian parliament, I am specifically interested in applying to the Youth and Education Committee and the Culture Committee. Throughout my career I have undertaken a great deal of projects that I am proud of. These projects have brought thousands of people together and have had a deep and lasting impact on them. These projects inform how I see the world and they act as a compass that points in the direction of progress.
Of my many projects, I would like to share two of them in some detail to make it clear how I think and the ways in which I attempt to unite people. The first is “City of the Sun 2010”, an international architecture festival on the island of Corfu in Greece. Graduates of architecture from all over Europe were split into 50 teams that competed to produce an installation of community space using only environmentally friendly materials. The participants were challenged to envision the future and most rewardingly, found time and effort to collaborate with other teams. After 45 days of camping out and working very intensely, their common goal united them and fostered a healthy, synergistic environment. In the second project, I envisioned, gathered artists and curators, and oversaw the construction of a contemporary art center in Moscow, Russia. Just six months after opening the center, we were able to participate in the Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Just as in “City of the Sun,” it warmed my heart to see so much healthy collaboration among creators. I am proud that I was able to bring the right people to the table and that together, we were able to see this project through from start to finish. It is important to remember that without finding the right people, you will never bring the best ideas to life.
To me, these projects elucidate the best qualities of humankind: the potential to create collaboratively. Creative challenges never fail to bring the best out of people and as long as we remember that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, we can continue to make great strides and advance as a nation.