No one has been able to escape the KONY 2012 campaign the last week. Here are some thoughts on the topic that is spreading like wildfire.
People want change. And when there is something happening, they get suspicious.
Of course no campaign can be all perfect. The KONY 2012 has it’s flaws, I’m not saying anything else. To just focus on Kony and not look at everything else that is happening in Uganda is maybe not the perfect scenario. However, one should bear in mind: Joseph Kony is the first person to be prosecuted by the ICC for spreading death and destruction, and has forced thousands of young boys to appalling acts of violence as child soldiers in addition to forcing young girls into sexual slavery. The world is a much worse place as long as he is free. He is far from the only one, but no campaign can fix everything at once. Those who have doubts about Invisible Children should support another organization. It’s better to support something, than nothing. There are many people working to make the world better, all in their own way.
But most of all, Uganda is so much more than Kony. So much more than just what the western media is putting out there - to sell stories. Have you forgot: “Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty”? The National Anthem. Support the positive movement of Uganda, that’s something no one can have doubts in.