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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.

Mar 9, 2012 01:15 pm
 Posted by  honeybeemama

I caught the interview with the man who made the video on the Today show this morning. I was skeptical too, and at first thought it was some random person faking a presidential candidacy. It's for real, and the story is for real. Ann Curry even validated the truth of the journalism side of it. I have yet to watch the video, or figure out how exactly we can help, and I am reminded of so much unresolved hostility around the globe, rampant human trafficking everywhere (including the u.s.), abandoned children in china and india, AIDS epidemics, and so so many people dying of preventable deseases for lack of clean drinking water. I absolutely LOVE people rallying behind news stories like this that get so much attention, and I hope that in some way it will also bring attention to the other massive needs accross the globe!

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