To Kony Or Not To Kony, Is That The Question in 2012?
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Have you caught this Kony viral video that broke on Wednesday? If not here's the long and short of it:
Since the mid-1980's a militant rebel leader in Uganda, Joseph Kony (championed by Rush Limbaugh, which should tell you something), has been wreaking atrocities upon the civilian population, most notably children. Joseph Kony's group, Lord’s Resistance Army, with a hodge podge ideology of ultra-right-Christian views, folkloric mysticism, wrapped together in Kony's own peculiar psychopathy, has no actual political agenda. As far as human rights groups can tell he is interested in terrorizing (raping, murdering, enslaving, looting) and living off of the bounty of his own ethnic tribal people. In 2005 the International Criminal Court in the Hague condemned Kony for war crimes. But so far no one has stopped him. Enter filmmaker Jason Russel, who on a trip to Uganda in the early aughts became aware of this story. Finding no support in the U.S. congress for stopping Kony Russel created an NGO Invisibility Children in 2004, then this week in a campaign to raise even more attention to these war crimes Invisible Children released this video:
Since this is the age of instant-insanity, there is already a debate across the www. Criticism ranges from neo-colonialism (being that its three white men who started the effort) to why not create diplomatic pressure on the Ugandan Government of President Museveni. To this last point I say, yeah right the Ugandan Government who's still deliberating whether or not to kill gays!