Koni 2012 Invisible Children Need Safer World
The video was produced by campaign group Invisible Children which describes itself as a movement seeking to end the conflict in Uganda and tells the story of a former child soldier called Jacob.
The power of social media is evident here
It has gathered a lot of attention online and an accompanying Twitter campaign has seen the hashtags #stopkony and #kony2012 being tweeted by celebrities and retweeted by thousands.
Recently the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) issued a statement: “The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a cultish militia that has terrorised parts of Africa for decades, has launched a new spate of attacks in Democratic Republic of Congo this year after a lull in the second half of 2011. One person has been killed, 17 abducted and 3,000 displaced in 20 attacks in Orientale province in northeastern Congo this year. The renewed violence is a cause of concern.”
This issue has brought together millions of people around the globe united in their desire to make our world a better place.
Obviously like anything else in life there are two sides to every coin. Some favor the sentiments KONY 2012 campaign whilst other oppose. Politicians and world leaders have paid lip service to the issue for years without taking decisive action.
Uganda is no stranger to internal conflict and dictators. The powers that be in Uganda could just as easily point out the human rights shortcomings of the United States where the constitution allow citizens to kill other citizens, minority groups to inflict pain and suffering on society and until recently subjugation of the black community was national policy.
Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice. ~~Harry S. Truman
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds. ~~Norman Vincent Peale
By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity. ~~Robert A. Heinlein
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream. ~~Debby Boone
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