You have probably heard this name from Derek Landy's recent blog post, or from the YouTube video that is spinning everybody's conversations. If you have not, then keep reading. If you have ... You should probably still read.
Joseph Kony is the leader of the Lords Resistance Army. His army is unique in the way that it does not include trained killers, or fighting machines. It includes children. Children that Joseph Kony abducts. The girls, he makes into sex slaves. The boys, he turns into soldiers. He blindfolds the children, tells them to shoot ahead, and then places their own parents in front of them. He then tells them, "You have now killed your own mother and father. You now belong to me."
My school, in particular, has been buzzing with the news of this man. Posters, all over the bathrooms, classrooms, and hallways. Everywhere I look, people wearing red. Some argue that this man is in Uganda, and America shouldn't help what doesn't affect us. Some say that this movement is a scam.
This movement is everywhere. And anything that gives people something to believe in, something to fight for, is worth fighting for. Who cares if this is taking place a million miles away? If this was happening to American children, America would be begging for help. We would then become angry when we receive no help. That is whats wrong with this government. We are too cruel, too selfish to forget the trivial things like distance, and profit. The fact is, these hideous crimes against humanity are taking place somewhere. Now.
So. YouTube KONY 2012, and see for yourself. Find your own opinion. Don't listen to mine. Listen to your OWN. If you would like to help the cause, there is an easy way to do this.
Make Joseph Kony famous.
Tape homemade papers, with only his name, in your school, or on your neighborhood. People will be curious. They will find their own way to find who this monster is.
If people ask, TELL THEM WHO HE IS.
Make all your friends watch the video.
We CAN start this, even if we are millions of miles away.