Joseph Kony And The Lord’s Resistance Army Must Be Stopped. NOW.

So important. Take the time.

Please.

Update: I’ve been criticized for perpetuating a cause that is old (the film is said to be completed in 2004), a cause that only sends 33% of its funds to Uganda and a cause that is virtually “over.” I did my homework. Kony may not be in Uganda but the Lord’s Resistance Army is alive and well. It is still wrecking havoc and terrorizing families and children. The Invisible Children financials are of public record. Google it. Their money is spread out approximately in thirds: to promote awareness, advocacy campaigns and actual on the ground  help. It is my belief that all three components are critical and deserve our support. And I humbly, yet loudly disagree that this cause is over. According to Michael Wilkerson, a freelance journalist who has lived and reported in Uganda, ” the LRA is the longest continually operating…rebel group that commits the kind of atrocities that it commits in the world. You pick any infamous group, and the LRA is right up there, except that it’s still going.” The Lord’s Resistance Army must be stopped. It is a terrorist group, like many others, that should be stopped. Joseph Kony is still at the top of the ICC’s (International Criminal Court) list of most wanted individuals

I will continue to support groups that promote peace. I will continue to support programs that do whatever they can to create a safer world for our children. No cause is without criticism or imperfections. But the basic tenants of Invisible Children come from a place of truth and goodness. Making others aware is critical to help change our world for the better. And that is all I need to know. 

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9 responses to “Joseph Kony And The Lord’s Resistance Army Must Be Stopped. NOW.

  1. I just watched this video yesterday. It’s shocking! I’m so glad word is spreading.

  2. I saw this story on the news yesterday. I promise I will come back and watch this after doggie school, later this afternoon. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow. It’s doable. Kony can’t hide forever. Might as well make facebook useful for the betterment of the world. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thank you, Jane. This was the stuff I used to get involved with before I had kids, before I was married. This is something to jump start me back into it.

  5. Agreed. Something must be done. The video is powerful and the movement is extraordinary.

  6. Just heard a report about how, now that Thomas Lubanga has been found guilty in International Criminal Court, Kony should be next. And it’s our job to agitate for the resources needed for that to happen.

    This is the stuff I really, really, really want to pretend doesn’t exist. Because if it does, I can’t care about organic food or firm boundaries or anything else for my children. I can only hold them and cry, desperately grateful that we’re not in a war in which murder, rape, child soldiers, and unspeakable torture are de rigeuer.

    …And on a side note, who the hell criticizes a blogger for raising awareness about atrocities on a grand scale? I swear to goddess, people are getting their crazy in all sorts of places these days. [seething, nauseated, and righteously indignant...]

    • Yes, I honestly received an email calling me ignorant for supporting a cause that was based on a sham and a group that misrepresents the use of their funds. But I agree with you. Awareness is the key. If Kony 2012 makes people aware, makes them care – than it is worth it. Truly worth it.

  7. monique

    diss is crazy! i am wit u on diz yall. he should be stopped and hunged.Yes, I honestly received an email calling me ignorant for supporting a cause that was based on a sham and a group that misrepresents the use of their funds. But I agree with you. Awareness is the key. If Kony 2012 makes people aware, makes them care – than it is worth it. Truly worth it.Wow. It’s doable. Kony can’t hide forever. Might as well make facebook useful for the betterment of the world. Thanks for sharing!

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