I really debated writing about this because I figured it would be an overwhelmingly popular blog topic. However, after a chat I had with a few co workers I decided that this was something really worth writing about.
Kony 2012 is a movement to get the name Joseph Kony out there and known world-wide as a household name. This man is one of the most despicable criminals of our time. This man takes kids from their homes in Uganda and rapes the girls and makes them sex slaves and forces the boys to be child soldiers. Kids in this country are forced to live in fear and many of them have been faced with more death and devastation than most of us will have to face our whole lives.
The video that I will share is attempting to raise awareness so the American people will stand behind the deployment of American troops to teach the people in Uganda how to utilize modern-day technology to find and finally capture Joseph Kony.
When I watched this video I figured EVERYONE would be on board. This is a devastating occurrence that I thought all would want to help with. I was shocked however to learn that some people feel our tax dollars are better spent in problems in our own country. Many people even feel meddling in foreign affairs may start another war that we don’t want.
My response is- as a country how can we be so selfish? These children need help and unfortunately we are one of the few countries with the funds and technology to offer that kind of assistance. Since we are aware of the problem doesn’t that make us enablers by letting it happen when we have the power to stop it?!?! I am writing this post because I believe in this cause and I REALLY hope that my fellow bloggers will help raise awareness. Please watch the video below:
I would also like to note that I did some research and the association connected with this video is NOT the most beneficial to donate to. Although the video does the job of raising awareness, because of the funds it takes to make such a well done film only 32 percent of their profits go to Uganda. I will be buying an action kit from this association but I will be donating to:
From what I have seen 94 percent of every dollar donated goes to Uganda. This seems to be the place where your dollar can make the most impact!
Please help join the cause even if it just sharing the link!