Kony 2012 : A reflection of our hypocrisy

Trevon Muhammad March 7, 2012 6

Dear Reader

Upon reflection, we have decided to remove the “Kony 2012” Video from the following article as we do not intend to aid the spreading of propaganda. While we do not question the intentions of those involved in the campaign, the fact remains that Joseph Kony and his militia are themselves are a product of British Colonialism. This is something that we will explore and fully explain in the very near future. Mr Kony’s atrocities pale in comparison to those of the United States of America and it’s fellow western nations who cause the poverty, starvation and death of millions in the so-called 3rd world through sanctions, food policies and the International Monetary Fund.  

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Joseph Kony is but the tail of the snake; if we really want to make a difference we must attack the head which is unquestionably much closer to home.

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Joseph Kony : The Aim of the Campaign is to raise awareness of Mr Kony in order to pressure the US Government to intervene

If you’ve used Facebook or Twitter these past few days, you have most likely heard about “Kony 2012” and seen the Kony 2012 campaign video. For those who haven’t heard about it or didn’t click any of the related links, here’s the 411.

The Kony 2012 campaign is an international movement started by film maker Jason Russell which aims to secure the arrest of Joseph Kony, the notorious leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army(LRA), a military group which operates primarily in Uganda, the Congo and Sudan.

According to the Invisible Children charity which was started by Mr Russell, the LRA have kidnapped 30,000 children in northern Uganda alone, forcing males to become child soldiers and females to become sex slaves. In addition he’s believed to have ordered the killings of thousands of innocent men,women and children. Mr Russell says that by raising awareness, the public can encourage the US government to further aid the Ugandan Government in finding and arresting Mr Kony who has been wanted by the international criminal court since 2005.

The Movement has brought people together from across the world

Upon watching the video, I was torn. On one hand, I was touched by the sentiment and noble intentions of the movement. The fact that so many people had come together to bring this man to justice was a demonstration of the power of social media in terms of uniting people from all over the world. My facebook and Twitter lines were buzzing with people expressing their support for the campaign. On the other hand though, I couldn’t help but feel as though it was just another example of the injustice and hypocrisy of this world and modern society as a whole.

Looking back it seems as though the evils of Arab and African  “dictators” are always highlighted whilst the deeds of their western equivalents go unpunished if not unnoticed. George Bush and his administration were responsible for the death of over 1 million Iraqi’s according to the statistics provided by the London based Opinion Research Business polling agency between 2003 and 2007.

Not to mention the soldiers who died trying to find weapons of mass destruction which didn’t exist nor the thousands of Afghan civilians who died as a result of the on going war.

David Cameron and French prime minister Nicolas Sarkozy led the NATO bombing of Libya and the murder of thousands of people who supported Mumaar Gaddafi.

The Western backed state of Bahrain is believed to have arrested, tortured and injured well over a thousand peaceful protesters over the last year and yet Britain continues to sell them weapons.

Will George Bush ever be brought to Justice for his and his administrations crimes against humanity?

Under Prime Minister Netanyahu, Israel has also committed several atrocities. Thousands died in Gaza and Lebanon as Israel obliterated its smaller neighbours.  This caused me to wonder why there isn’t Bush 2012 campaign or a Cameron or Netanyahu 2012 campaign. Corruption and injustice are rampant throughout the world but it seems as though those of the west are exempt from any persecution.

What about the bankers who have created and benefit from a financial system which essentially robs the average man and woman on a daily basis?

Are they too high up? Too powerful for us as the masses to challenge and bring to justice? Are we to ignore their crimes and focus on those further afield?

I do not doubt nor support or condone the atrocities committed by Mr Kony. I sincerely hope that he is brought to justice and that the children of Uganda and other African nations no longer have to fear abduction and/or violence. At the same time though, I wish that we would show the same unity when it came to mobilising against the tyrants of the west.

 

 

6 Comments »

  1. Ann-Marie March 8, 2012 at 12:18 am - Reply

    As Salaam Alaikum, my brother.
    Thank you for the information and as always, very thoughtful.

    I would have to say personally, as i was watching the documentary a lot of things was running through my mind, that I could not say anything. I had to give my self time to digest the whole thing. My first reaction was ‘Kill Him!’, but then, I had to think about how the Westernise dictators carry out the same atrocious, calculating murders, globally. All I know is that Allah hands’ is over everything and He alone is the best of planners. I am not at all please with this Br. Sony and his evil actions, but it has to be stopped. I love children from all walks of life, and it pains me to see that they have not been given an opportunity to live and see the nature of life. Thank you for enlighten me my brother, a blessing indeed. 🙂

  2. Daniel Michel March 9, 2012 at 3:17 am - Reply

    I would take this even further. This group, the Invisible Children, has lobbied for the tax payers’ money to send our kids over there to resolve a foreign problem, much like in Iraq and now Iran and Syria. The only difference and I would say more harmful is that Invisible Children is made up of college students and other private individuals, not politicians which makes it seem more legitimate even though this use of American forces still isn’t. I’m with you I don’t condone Kony’s actions and he deserves to be arrested, yes, but why use kids from out country by force to oust this man? What can’t Invisible Children be like LiNK(Liberty in North Korea). You’ve probably never heard of them. Why? Because they’re not funded by our government. They are only funded by those who are willing to give out their money for their cause. And the resources they have are severely limited; they have to go to the 38th parallel themselves to get North Korean refugees out! They risk their lives to save refugees from North Korea, but they don’t plead for the government’s help to solve the problem. And they have done an impressive job. Please check them out. They are more noble than those who have posted about Kony.

    • Trevon Muhammad
      Trevon Muhammad March 9, 2012 at 11:55 pm - Reply

      Very interesting points!! Strangely enough Uganda recently discovered Large Oil reserves and Civilians have made it clear that
      Kony is no longer a threat in Uganda. He left the country 6 years ago! It seems as though they are more concerned with their
      seemingly corrupt Government which this Stop Kony Movement is funding!

      Will definately check out LiNK – sounds like they are doing some incredible work

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  3. zujaja March 9, 2012 at 5:53 am - Reply

    salam alaikum, On the whole I agree with your article, but why lump in Libya in the example? Muammer Ghaddafi terrorized his own people. The world needed to stand up and say enough is enough, like we need to do right now with Syria.

    • Trevon Muhammad
      Trevon Muhammad March 9, 2012 at 11:48 pm - Reply

      WSA
      Thank you for your comment! I can understand your sentiment considering the way everything was reported but
      having researched the Libya situation extensively; I can tell you that Gaddafi did a tremendous amount of good
      for Libya & Africa as a whole. He had massive support in the country and this enabled him to survive for 7 months
      despite the advances of the NATO backed rebels. Look at Libya now – divided. The People are fighting and the West take the oil!

      In terms of Syria – again it seems as though Mr Assad has the backing of the majority although I have yet to really research that
      story. Never trust the mainstream media – always look for yourself!

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      Asa

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