|2005, child soldier, Uganda
In 2006, Brad and I watched a documentary about the atrocities of war in Northern Uganda.
forced to kill their own families,
turned into child soldiers and child prostitutes.
It wasn’t until 2009, after we’d decided to adopt from Uganda, that we remembered the documentary was about the country our child would come from. Joseph Kony is the man behind these wars and murders. He and his army left Uganda years ago to torment other parts of Africa. He needs to be stopped.
The video embedded below is sobering, inspiring, exciting, and makes me hopeful that, if enough people care about this issue, the pressure to arrest Kony as an international criminal will stay strong. Watch it. Repost it. Link to it. Facebook it. Tweet it.
The organization making this video is now being criticized for neo-colonialism, a desire to be more famous than even Joseph Kony, and for uninformed idealism. Criticize them if you want. The truth is, thousands more people today care whether Joseph Kony ends his tirades of terror than they did a decade ago. Spread the word. Make Joseph Kony famous for his hatred in 2012.