posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 02:49 AM
I've known of the Invisible Children for a couple of years now, and have donated in the past to their cause, despite them not really operating in our
I was surprised that so few people had known of this happening, as I recall knowing about it many years ago, or perhaps I'm thinking of Sierra Leone,
rather than Uganda.
I really and honestly feel that it is time of this man Kony to be caught and bought to justice. He needs to answer for his crimes.
For those who don't want to watch a half hour video, here's the gist.
For more than 20 years, a group of child soldiers known as the LRA (Lords Resistance Army) has been lead by a man Joseph Kony. This group abducts
children from their homes, killing their parents, or making the child do it. They mutilate children, disfiguring them, scarring their faces. They are
taken from their homes, forced to bear arms. Girls who are abducted are made to become sexual slaves. Joseph Kony has no agenda, he has no cause, yet
he builds and cultivates his army of children soldiers because he is powerful.
Thousands of children in Uganda live in fear that one night they will be taken. Some who have escaped from the LRA would rather die than go back.
President Obama has given this his attention, sending 100 military advisors to Uganda to help the military, to advise but not take part in warfare.
This cause deserves attention, because for the last 20 years +/-, these children have received no aid from anyone, they have not existed in the eyes
of any government official who would have the power to set a ball rolling to bring this to an end. They have been swept under the rug.
But now, a goal that was once impossible, bringing Kony to justice, capturing him and getting him to face what he has done, is now possible.
People are speaking out against him, making him famous, not to celebrate but to condemn him.
Famous people all over the world are making his name, and this cause known.
This will blossom into a beautiful thing if the right people listen.
2012 is the year. I believe this can happen.