Thursday, March 8, 2012
Day 68: Pledged to Stop Joseph Kony
By now, I am assuming that you have heard about the Kony 2012 campaign that has taken over the internet. Whether or not you saw something on Twitter, read someone's Facebook post, or watched the above video, I am assuming most people have heard of this wretch of a man. Since the mid 1980s, Kony has been terrorizing regions of Uganda, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo in an attempt to create a theocratic state for him to rule over. Kony's Lord's Resistance Army is primarily made up of children that are kidnapped from their families and forced to fight. These children are then brainwashed and made into savages that have been known to rape, murder, and cannibalize the people whose land they overtake.
Joseph Kony needs to be stopped. While I am against a huge military effort that will no doubt end up with the deaths of these previously innocent children, something needs to be done. Joseph Kony needs to be stopped. So today, my random act of kindness is to, along with tens of millions of others, is to pledge to spread the word to stop Joseph Kony. You can join the movement here.