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A History-Making Video – The View
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A History-Making Video


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All of a sudden, a few days ago, one video was on the top of my news feed on facebook. From one moment to the other, everybody I knew seemed to be talking about the same thing. So many people were so passionate about this video that I just had to watch it.

Kony 2012 is a video made by the charity organization Invisible Children. With this video they are trying to make one man famous, not to praise him, but to be able to capture him.  This man is Joseph Kony.

For 26 years Kony has abducted children in Uganda to fill his army as the leader of the ‘Lords’ Resistance Army’, the LRA. He forced them to kill and made the girls sex slaves.

Responses on the video have been diverse and quite some people have been critical towards the charity organization, in particular on how they spend the money they raise. But in my opinion, that is not what we should be talking about right now.

The makers of this video have already accomplished one of their biggest goals while making this video; they have made Joseph Kony famous. Now the whole world is aware of the horrible crimes this man has committed and that will hopefully help to stop him.

But I think and hope that this video will have an even bigger impact.

The video didn’t only make me aware of the crimes of Kony, but it also made me realize something I actually already knew but maybe didn’t fully believe in. That is that I can make a difference. Even though I am not in a powerful position, together with others I can try to make the earth a better place for generations to come.

It also made me realize that we can’t change things by ignoring them. Awareness is the first step to a solution.

Whether you agree with how this organization operates or not, that Joseph Kony needs to be stopped is something we can all agree on. Let’s hope Kony will be captured in 2012 and that it will be the first step in changing this world into a better place. If we stand together, we can make a change, step by step. You can make the first step very easily by sharing this video with everybody you know.

For more information on Invisible Children and their work and vision, visit their website http://www.invisiblechildren.com where you can also watch the video if you haven’t seen it yet.

One thought on “A History-Making Video

  1. I have been raised donating money and time to various charities, and while I like the message that this whole KONY 2012 thing is doing I would have to tell you to spend your money, time, and effort on something that will actually do good.

    Only 30% of what you donate is actually sent to Uganda, and that 30% is just used to arm the Ugandan army, which recruits child soilders.

    Also, Kony vanished in 2006 and did his worst back in 1999. He’s either dead or starving in the wilderness.

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