Wednesday, March 7, 2012

KONY 2012.

Anyone want to go late night postering on April 20th? I'm down.

Uganda is easily one of the most beautiful places I've been in my life, and while every project / NGO / relief effort has its issues (often many) in regards to motivation or execution - i think that effort, or in this case wide spread knowledge is pure power. Especially in an attempt to influence / pressure governments, including ours.

And while so many of us are ready to speak out against stuff like removing bike lanes, or hypothetcial LRTs - so few have the energy to fight the things that don't directly affect us (myself included).

It's embarrassing that this has gone on for so long, without more political intervention. Joseph Kony is a complete monster. And really so is apathy.


laura! said...

http://justiceinconflict.org/2012/03/07/taking-kony-2012-down-a-notch/ I completely aknowledge that ths campaign is not without fault, or an obvious element of self righteous behaviour. But i do appreciate that a dialogue has been started. And hopefully could lead to a much larger dialogue that isn't within the confines of facebook.

~MegO! said...

i like the dialogue, like that article. Most importantly, what do Ugandans think of this situation?

Why can't we have more police action here in North America to end gangs here for turning kids into slaves? Why can't we go after our own citizens who are serial rapists?

Calling for military action like this makes me think of Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine.