Hi All! I want to change my blogging direction today to talk about a very serious injustice that has been ravaging the lands of Africa for years. Many people don’t know this, but there has been a child war going for over two decades. More than 66,000 children have been kidnapped, forced to kill, and sold for sex trade. Over 2 million people have been displaced due to guerilla war far, since 1986. Who is stopping this violent injustice? Will it be you?
Joseph Kony the LRA leader has been placed at the top of the International Criminal Court‘s list for his unspeakable crimes against humanity. Not much has been done by the world powers to stop him. Kony’s LRA is responsible for kidnapping and killing thousands of children, they force children to kill their own families and friends. They are robbing children of their innocence by forcing them to live their lives in fear and without hope. These children do not want to kill, but they do to survive. They are brain washed and used to carry out haneous crimes (which include: mutilation and rape) which benefit only Joseph Kony’s selfishness. If the LRA was labeled a terrorist group in 2002 why aren’t we going after them? We monitor countries that are supposedly building nuclear weapons but can’t save the lives of of thousands of innocent kids? Our world leaders need to pay attention and do something!!
Recently Invisible Children has put a new campaign out to stop war lord Joseph Kony. This campaign is called Kony 2012. The goal is to spread awareness amongst the world’s civilians and politicians, so that governments will finally take action this year. Many famous celebrities such as Oprah, Angelina Jolie, and George Clooney have joined the cause to spread awareness and save the kids.
Invisible Children has been going around the country for years to spread awareness, I remember seeing the terrifying footage for the first time in high school. I could not believe it was real, why hadn’t I heard about it before? We covered world news everyday in class and on the news, so how was it possible that I didn’t know about people being slaughtered by the thousands? Seeing their distraught faces made me realize there is so much more to life than this little bubble I call New York City. It is very easy to get caught up in the glitz and glamour of city life when the issues are thousands of miles away and not prevalent in your daily routines and needs. I am ashamed to say that sometimes I take my lifestyle and loved ones for granted. I am happy that I have friends that can bring me back down to earth, so that I may focus on the most important issue, saving the children. We can all be heros in this cause by simply donating or getting involved.
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