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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kony 2012

By: Danie

So if you didn't see it on facebook, pinterest or twitter yet, there has been a mass circulation of Kony 2012 photos and videos. It is a campaign by Invisible Children that has a goal to make Joseph Kony, guerrilla group leader of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) "famous" this campaign's goal is to bring awareness to the situation and justice to the children of Uganda.

Over thirty thousand children have been captured and forced to do unimaginable things. It is such a sad story, it reminds me of Idi Amin who also terrorized Uganda. How amazing is it that the lust for power and money can lead to such blatant disregard for human life? Below is the film created to bring awareness to the situation.

We live in a world that is truly amazing and diverse. To know that there is injustice like this to innocent children makes my heart break. What is most frustrating is that this is just one of many atrocities...Syria, Burma, Yemen. We even have human trafficking happening in the United States!!

Kudos to everyone that is trying to bring awareness to this situation. It's our job as fellow human beings to stand up and speak when something is wrong.

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