I had no idea how my life could change by simply watching video. I had never heard of Joseph Kony until today. If you haven’t either, take 30 minutes and watch this. I promise you won’t regret it. If your son was kidnapped and forced to kill do you realize how that would make our US news?
I’ve been feeling a real call to action in my life, and I think this has sparked that change. I’m so sick of being so self consumed. I hope you are too. There were quite a few things that he said in this video that resonated with me. The first was because I’m in the military, it made me sick to hear about the movement’s first encounter with our government. That the United States stated, they would never get involved in a conflict where our national security or financial interests weren’t at stake.
I was so thankful to hear Republicans and Democrats actually came together. Small forces were deployed to central Africa to help remove Kony from office. They were sent to provide assistance, not aid in combat. It’s the first time our government got involved, not because they had to but because it was right.
When you hear about human injustice you care, but you don’t know what to do. Too often, we do nothing. Where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live.
But we can do something. The Ugandan military must find him. They need technology and training. The American advisors need to be there. But if the government doesn’t believe that the people care, then they won’t deploy our people. People have to know. They will only know if Kony’s name is everywhere. MAKE HIM FAMOUS. Not to celebrate him but to bring his crimes to light.
Fighting and name calling, this is something we can all agree on. If citizens start demanding something the US government will have to pay attention to us.
Write them. Call them. Decisions are made by the few with the money and the power, it’s just the way it is. They dictate the priorities. They determine the things you watch and the lives and the opportunities of our citizens. We can protect each other and turn the system upside down. This is a Facebook World. What will you do?