I just finished watching this video about 20 minutes ago and wow… I knew this was going on in Africa – the abduction of young boys to fill armies, but to be honest, I wasn’t exactly sure what the real deal was. This video does a marvelous job describing and bringing awareness to the situation in Uganda, but leaves out a key factor as to what started this war. It leaves out the fact that Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is committing these evil acts because he believes “God” (the Christian one) spoke to him and told him to create a theocratic government in Uganda. Thousands of years ago, when “God” speaks and commands that a city of people be obliterated, including women and children, its a loving bible story. (Ezekiel 9:5-7, Exodus 12: 29-30, 1 Samuel 15: 2-3). The same thing happens today. We finally acknowledge it as an act of terrorism, hatred and violence.
Nonetheless, PLEASE take 30 minutes from your time and watch this video and share it! KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.
Now, I’ve read some criticism about the Invisible Children on Facebook, stating that “The organization behind Kony 2012 — Invisible Children Inc. — is an extremely shady nonprofit that has been called ‘misleading,’ ‘naive,’ and ‘dangerous’ by a Yale political science professor, and has been accused by Foreign Affairs of ‘manipulat[ing] facts for strategic purposes.’ They have also been criticized by the Better Business Bureau for refusing to provide information necessary to determine if IC meets the Bureau’s standards.” Click here to visit PoliticalTruths.info’s article, “Daily Kos: Do NOT Donate to “Kony 2012”. You will be able to view their expenditure report in that entry. Click here to read the Invisible Children’s organization response to criticism. The important thing here is to DO THE RESEARCH! Educate yourself before making any rash or hasty decisions and getting swept up in the viral craze.
Donate, don’t donate…it’s your decision; but PLEASE become aware! Kony is responsible for the enslavement of 30,000 children. Over a period of nearly 30 years, Kony has forced boys to kill their parents and turned girls into sex slaves because “God” told him to. Something is very very wrong with this…