Stop Kony 2012
I'm a skeptic. I think...I hope that everyone is these days. I didn't say pessimist. It's just important with the our unreliable media to do a little research or ask a couple of questions before you completely swallow a news report.
So, have you all seen the Stop Kony 2012 campaign that has taken over the www? Maybe you have, but haven't had time to watch the video. I took some time today to watch the video and also read a few articles and blogs discussing its accuracy.
Here are some blogs/ articles I read: CNN, NPR, Forbes.
For good measure, I tried to look on Fox News, but couldn't find anything.
There's no doubt that Joseph Kony is the worst kind of human being. His crimes are unthinkable and it's beyond what many of us can comprehend.
My favorite quote from the video is "Where you live, shouldn't determine whether you live." Or, "luck of the womb" as I've heard it so many times. Here I sit worrying that my 2-year-old is going to have a hard transition to his big boy bed, when these kids are sleeping with one eye open in fear of being abducted, raped, mutiliated or worse.
Damn, this isn't fair.
So, I'm hopping on the bandwagon and hoping that I can help spread awareness for this cause. Stop Kony 2012! Let all of the time we spend on facebook, twitter, blogging become something of value.