I am pretty sure that the Youtube video "KONY 2012" is going absolutely viral all over the world, which only means that there's a 80% chance that you, yes, you, have watched the video; if for instance you didn't, I'll have the honors of posting it here, for you to be more informed. Now, please watch the video posted below. It's 29-30 minutes, but trust me, it's worth it.
What are your thoughts now? :)
According to the several sources I've read, Kony is a Ugandan guerrilla group leader, head of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), then the LRA turned brutally on its own supporters, supposedly to "purify" the Acholic people and turn Uganda into a theocracy ruled by Kony's personal interpretation of the Ten Commandments.
The LRA is a militant group with a syncretic pseudo-Christian extreme religious ideology, known for the atrocities they commit against civilians, including murder, mutilations, rape, and in some accounts even cannibalism.
The LRA has earned a reputation for its actions against the people of several countries, including northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Sudan. It has abducted and forced an estimated 66,000 children to fight for them, and has forced the internal displacement of over two million people since its rebellion began in 1986.
In 2005, Kony was indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, but has evaded capture.
The son of farmers, he enjoyed a good relationship with his siblings, but was quick to retaliate in a dispute, and when confronted he would often resort to physical violence. His father was a lay catechist of the Catholic Church and his mother was an Anglican. Kony was an altar boy for several years, but he stopped attending church around the age of 15.
As a teenager Kony apprenticed as the village witch doctor under his older brother, Jamie Brow, and when his older brother died, Kony took over the position. He did not graduate from high school.
THE PHOTO BELOW SHOWS ONLY 20% OF THE CHILDREN THAT ARE MERE "VICTIMS" OF KONY:
DO YOU WANT TO SAVE THESE CHILDREN FROM THE HORRIBLE FUTURE THAT HOLDS THEM WHEN WE DON'T ACT NOW?
IF YES, THEN PARTICIPATE IN THE KONY 2012 INVISIBLE CHILDREN PROJECT!
Yes, this is the actual ACTION KIT you've just watched in the video above. Interested? Be my guest. Let's help stop KONY and show our care and concern to the innocent children (and adults) involved. Be a part of CHANGE!
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Invisible Children Website: Here