Today I was bawling my eyes out at school.
Our religion teacher showed us the Kony video. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a vid to bring awareness to this man named Kony, who has been abducting innocent children in Africa and forcing them to mutilate people and kill their own parents. Apparently, he has captured over 30,000 kids, and this has been going on for 20 years.
What this man has been doing is probably the worst thing I’ve ever heard. The US just now decided to act on it, and the US sent troops to Africa to help capture Kony.
What I don’t understand is how the US could have turned its back on these people for so long. It was only until WE, the people, said something about it that they noticed it and decided to act on it.
What I don’t understand is how some people are saying that the stuff Joseph Kony is doing isn’t real.
I wish that everyone could understand that doesn’t revolve around the US, or wherever they live. Just because we can’t necessarily see it, or feel it, or experience it, it doesn’t mean that pain isn’t there. It doesn’t give us the right to ignore these problems just because it is happening on the other side of the world. We all live on the same planet. We are neighbors, we see other people every day. We might as well get along.
And yes, we can save. We can heal. We can make a difference – because everyone counts. 99 cents could become a dollar with just one penny. I may still be young. I still can’t drive or do any of that stuff. But I’m not going to let this world turn into a huge battlefield.
Here’s the Kony video. Just take 30 min. of your time to watch this, then you’ll understand. On April 20, all the people in favor of KONY 2012 will plaster every city and neighborhood with KONY 2012 posters to bring awareness. I’m so happy that the world is finally coming together.