So I woke up this morning and KONY 2012 was all over the interwebs. Getting information about it was not so easy because it involved long stories and long videos. Watching this video below explains everything, so I hope you have time to wait for this almost 30 minute long video to load and get informed about this movement.
Check out the comments section too.
After watching this video I honestly felt ashamed of myself as a Kenyan, and as an African. So many problems plague this continent, and what most of us do is either ignore them or complain about all our issues, rather than find a solution to combat these problems.
This dude from America was so affected by the story of his friend Jacob (I hope thats his name, I couldn’t wait for the video to load again :p) that he rallied support to get some troops from the US to be posted to Uganda. You can see the Invisible Children have been fighting for a while now, to be heard and to be helped.
Joseph Kony has been in power for over 25 years, and thanks to this video the world is now getting informed about the injustice that is going on in Uganada.
This case may be somewhat controversial seeing that America has been accused several times of interfering in issues that do not affect them, so chances of them sending more troops to Uganda may be somewhat slim. I also hear that the only reason this whole campaign is going viral and that America is interested in Uganda is because they have oil. Who knows!?!
I do not know how plastering the streets of America with KONY 2012 paraphernalia on April 20th will be effective, since it actually involves defacing cities and what not. But that strategy may work in East Africa, for those willing to take part in this.
What I have learned from this campaign is that us as Africans do very little to fight for our own plights. We sit and wait to be helped by ‘higher powers’. Let us take a stand, get creative and find a way to fight oppression, injustices and any other issue that is affecting this continent.
Courage is fear that has said it’s prayer.
Change begins with you and me. So even if you do not believe in this whole campaign, there is no harm in spreading it.