KONY 2012

Kony-2012It’s not often that I jump on a social bandwagon. This is one that needs to be heard.

Joseph Kony is a Ugandan guerrilla group leader, head of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a group engaged in a violent campaign to establish theocratic government based on the Ten Commandments throughout Uganda. The LRA say that God has sent spirits to communicate this mission directly to Kony.

Directed by Kony, the LRA has earned a reputation for its actions against the people of several countries, including northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Sudan. It has abducted and forced an estimated 66,000 children to fight for them, and has also forced the internal displacement of over 2,000,000 people since its rebellion began in 1986. As a result, in 2005 Kony was indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court at the Hague, but has succeeded in evading capture since.

Kony is the reason the United States committed troops to Uganda in 2011. I had no idea why Obama did that until I saw this.

YOU need to watch this video. It is powerful and moving. It’s 30 minutes in length. Turn off 30 Rock and watch this instead. You won’t regret it.

April 22 is coming.

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