The “Kony 2012” video has spread like wildfire ever since it was first posted on March 6. It has accumulated about 20 million views between Vimeo and YouTube. Invisible Children, the group who produced the video, want to bring awareness to Joseph Kony, the African terrorist who is abducting children to turn them into sex slaves for his militia and soldiers for his army the LRA.
Joseph Kony is homicidal maniac who is believed to be possessed by powerful spirits among his followers and enemies.
When watching the “Kony 2012,” viewers are consumed with it. The video effectively accomplishes its goal, to have people spread the video in order to make Joseph Kony famous.
Three days after the video has been posted Facebook groups were instantly started so that on April 20th Americans would go to the streets of their city and “Cover The Night” with Joseph Kony posters so everyone undoubtably is aware of him.
But wait, why would we want to make a terrorist famous?
The narrator of “Kony 2012” says, “In order for Kony to be arrested this year, the Ugandan military has to find him. In order for them to find him, they need the technology and training to find him in the vast jungle. That’s where the American advisors come in. But in order for the American advisors to be there, the US government has to deploy them. They’ve done that, but if the government doesn’t believe that the people care about arresting Kony, the mission will be canceled. In order for people to care, they have to know, and they will only know if Kony’s name is everywhere.”
Invisible Children, along with everyone who has made an effort to spread the “Kony 2012” video so that through awareness Joseph Kony will be brought to justice and his reign of terror over Ugandans will be over.