Where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live. KONY 2012
Everyone’s values are defined by what they will tolerate when it is done to others. ~ William Greider
Joseph Kony (born c. 1961) is a Ugandan guerrilla group leader, head of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a group engaged in a violent campaign to establish theocratic government based on the Ten Commandments throughout Uganda. The LRA is a militant group with a syncretic Christian extreme religious ideology. They are known for the extreme atrocities they commit against civilians, including killings, mutilations, rape, and in some accounts even cannibalism. 
On October 6, 2005, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that arrest warrants had been issued for five members of the Lord’s Resistance Army for crimes against humanity following a sealed indictment. 
In America you probably only heard of Joseph Kony and the LRA when conservative windbag, Rush Limbaugh, spoke out in defense of Kony on the grounds that Kony was a “Christian fighting Muslims.” This vitriol was made in response to President Obama authorizing the deployment of 100 combat-equipped U.S. troops to central Africa to help Ugandan forces hunt this evil down in October of 2011. One hundred troops? We sent far more than that to die in Iraq for Bush’s oil.
The documentary above is 30 minutes long. 30 minutes out of your life that could possibly help save thousands of children’s lives. I sit here ashamed of myself. Here I am whining about a patch for a stupid f—ing game when there are children in the world being murdered and mutilated by madmen while our feckless leadership bickers recklessly because the old white guard can’t handle a black man in the White House.
But none of that matters. This isn’t about politics. This isn’t about black and white. This isn’t about you or me or some stupid f—ing game. This isn’t even about some backwater godforsaken hell hole on some faraway continent.
This is about the very soul of our humanity.
Tonight, look in on your sleeping children. Marvel at their wonder. Bask in the joy and pride you feel in them. Melt in the warmth of your mutual, unconditional love. Then I want you to thank whatever God you pray to that they will never bare witness to the hell and insanity those children in the documentary have.
I used to think the world was flat
Rarely threw my hat into the crowd
I felt I had used up my quota of yearning
Used to look in on the children at night
In the glow of their Donald Duck light
And frighten myself with the thought of my little ones burning
The Tide is Turning, Radio K.A.O.S, Roger Waters
We must keep pressure on our government to see this through till the end. Joseph Kony must be caught and brought to justice. Together we can make it happen. Together we must make this happen. My fellow bloggers, my friends, I implore you, plaster the KONY 2012 image all over your blog, all over your neighborhood, tell your friends, your family, tell the passerby in the supermarket. Make Joseph Kony famous.
APRIL 20th, 2012
COVER THE NIGHT. MAKE KONY FAMOUS. KONY 2012.
STOP AT NOTHING.
Additional Information @ Huffington Post: Kony 2012 Controversy: What You Need To Know
 Copied from Wikipedia.
Posted on March 9, 2012, in News and politics, The Dead Console and tagged central Africa, documentary, Invisible Children, Joseph Kony, justice, KONY 2012, Lord’s Resistance Army, LRA, Uganda, War Criminals. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.