March 7, 2012 in Live
So this post really has nothing to do with health and fitness, except for maybe arguing that to be healthy you need to have a healthy mind. I don’t believe I can have a healthy and sound mind as long as I know that this man, Joseph Kony, is still walking free on this earth, capturing children and forcing them into the most horrible fates.
Therefore I will ask you all to please watch this video, share it, donate and join any local events you have on April 20th. Before I saw this film I could not have told you who Joseph Kony was, that’s why he has to become famous to everyone, not because he deserves it, but because the children he has kidnapped deserve it.
This text is from the Kony 2012 website:
Joseph Kony is the world’s worst war criminal. In 1987 he took over leadership of an existing rebel group and renamed it the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
The LRA has earned a reputation for its cruel and brutal tactics. When Joseph Kony found himself running out of fighters, he started abducting children to be soldiers in his army or “wives” for his officers. The LRA is encouraged to rape, mutilate, and kill civilians–often with blunt weapons.
The LRA is no longer active in northern Uganda (where it originated) but it continues its campaign of violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan. In its 26-year history, the LRA has abducted more than 30,000 children and displaced at least 2.1 million people.
Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. In this case, notoriety translates to public support. If people know about the crimes that Kony has been committing for 26 years, they will unite to stop him.
Secondly, we want Kony to be famous so that when he is stopped, he will be a visible, concrete example of international justice. Then other war criminals will know that their mass atrocities will not go unnoticed or unpunished.
Now it’s up to us to do something, so invite all your friends and spread the message. Let’s get Kony!