Thursday, March 8, 2012

Invisible Children Invisible No More? Joseph Kony 2012 Movement Video

 The Whole World may be what it takes to push apparent pure evil from power. [Watch the Kony 2012 video at bottom of this post.) The United Nations and the Grown-ups in charge sure don't seem to do it. K-State brought Invisible Children to speak some time ago. Very Powerful.
The INSANE treatment of women, of children, of peaceful men in Congo, in the Sudan, in Somalia, is beyond any reason.

Thank you to those making an effort to oust joseph kony.

Of course, the government also rose to power using evil vile tactics.
some differing views on the movement:
excerpt "...Support for the campaign to end the conflict in the country this year is spreading.
We've reported on the video here:
Kony stands accused of overseeing the systematic kidnapping of countless African children; brainwashing the boys into fighting for him, turning the girls into sex slaves and killing those who don't comply. His forces are believed to have slaughtered tens of thousands of people and are known for hacking the lips off their victims. Kony has been wanted by the International Criminal Court since 2005 on charges that include crimes against humanity. He has been living in the bush outside of Uganda since that time.
The US designated the LRA a terrorist group after September 11, and in 2008 began actively supporting the Ugandan military. In October the president deployed 100 combat-equipped troops – mostly Special Operations Forces – to Uganda to advise regional military units in capturing or killing Kony.
But it has also attracted criticisms: there are questions about the the charity's funding, it's targeting of American leaders instead of African leaders to instigate change and accusations that it is failing to criticise the Ugandan government, with its poor human rights record.
This Tumblr page is collecting criticisms of the project and this blog sums up a lot of those questions... "

"Kony is a grotesque war criminal, to be sure, but the Ugandan government currently in power also came to power through the use of kadogo (child soldiers) and fought alongside militias employing child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, something that Invisible Children seem wilfully ignorant of.
The conflict in Acholi -- the ancestral homeland of the ethnic group who stretch across northern Uganda and southern Sudan -- has its roots in Uganda's history of dictatorship and political turmoil. A large number of soldiers serving in the government of dictator Milton Obote (who ruled Uganda from 1966 to 1971 and then again from 1980 to 1985) came from across northern Uganda, with the Acholis being particularly well represented, even though Obote himself hailed from the Lango ethnic group. When Obote was overthrown by his own military commanders, an ethnic Acholi, General Tito Okello, became president for six chaotic months until Yoweri Museveni's National Resistance Army took over. Museveni became president, and has since remained so, via elections -- some legitimate, some deeply flawed.
Upon taking power, the Museveni government launched a brutal search and destroy mission against former government soldiers throughout the north, which swept up many ordinary Acholi in its wake. Some Acholi began mobilizing to defend themselves, first under the banner of the Uganda People's Democratic Army (largely made up of former soldiers) and then the Holy Spirit Movement."

and, you Gotta read the story on this blog post: This is worth the click:

The author of this blog speaks with a man hunting Joseph Kuny. excerpt:
"The Lord’s Resistance Army—a murderous rebel group made up mostly of Ugandans, and led by a crazed warlord named Joseph Kony—today ranges across the jungles and scrubland of Uganda, Congo, Sudan, and the Central African Republic. Its ranks may be depleted, but the remnant deals death wherever it goes. U.S.-backed military forces are trying to hunt Kony down.

 So is a Pennsylvania-based evangelical preacher named Sam Childers—a biker and former drug dealer who has found his calling in this quest for a killer. Last year the author joined Childers as he continued his hunt for Kony..."


  1. spreading awareness on facebook. okay not saving the world, but at least spreading awareness......

  2. Yes I totally agree. Every thousand people who just tweet, there will be a dedicated worker. But one must find humor here and there, wherever possible.this much sorrow is too much madness, its impossible to make it today... ny