There’s a criminal mastermind in Africa, more specifically the Uganda region, named JOSEPH KONY, who is in control of a large army made mostly of children and youth. They’re forced to kill and mutilate other people — often even in killing their own parents or suffer dire consequences. If you would just take a few moments to watch this video, it will be explained in greater detail. There are some gruesome images, but they move along fast.
The idea is to spread the name of JOSEPH KONY, to raise awareness of his widespread crime and detestable demands over children in Africa. PLEASE watch the video, but make and informed decision about how you will handle what you’ve learned.
There has been plenty of backlash about the KONY-2012 project itself (headed by Invisible Children, Inc) and is rated 3 out of 4 stars by Charity Navigator (their entry) — partly because their finances have not been audited by a third-party source and rely strictly on in-house accountants, and have no accountability board to justify or vote on use of expenses, with the top three admin wages pushing $88,000 each.
A “fact sheet” about their broad-spectrum spending can be found here (PDF), according to tumblr site dedicated to critical thinking about the Invisible Children cause, called Visible Children, written by a sociology and political science student at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. One major problem has been that IC has been in league with the Uganda army — which itself, has been accused of corruption and tormenting the people of Uganda. Although critical of the KONY-2012/Invisible Children organization, VC still maintains that the issue of these children is a genuine concern and must be handled promptly.