KONY 2012

For those of you who have not yet heard of Joseph Kony or the “KONY 2012” campaign, you will. Even if you turn away from this blog right now, by the end of 2012 you’ll know.

About eight years ago, a documentary called “Invisible Children” opened my eyes to the atrocities occurring in Africa (specifically Uganda and its neighboring countries). I won’t delve into details about that documentary, but I will say that since that film, a non-profit foundation under the same name has formed. Not everyone agrees with the mission of this organization, how they allocate their funds, or whether we have any business in African affairs at all. Some people feel that their latest campaign, which you’ll learn about in a minute, is an effort to militarize an already-unstable country. To some extent, this is not totally inaccurate. However, to that I respond that the conditions over there warrant whatever is necessary to equip the Ugandans well enough to solve their own problem: Joseph Kony. Who is Joseph Kony? You’re about to find out.

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2 responses to “KONY 2012

  • Teacher Girl

    Invisible Children came to my school last year. I bought a t-shirt to support the cause. I wasn’t aware of this new campaign. I just watched the video (darn me for stumbling on it so late because now it is almost 11:30 and way past my bedtime) and I am so glad you posted it. I am going to see how I can get involved!

  • decoybetty

    can you believe I had to watch this for work – I wasn’t that involved with Invisible Chlidren and I probably will never be – and this has nothing to do with them. At all. Of course Kony needs to be stopped. I mean, c’mon! Maybe I’m just a terrible person.

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