- Mikill Pane, Andy Warhol
Joseph Kony is the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel force in Africa. For almost 30 years, this so-called group has been involved with numerous human rights violations such as murder and child-sex slavery to form an army comprised mostly of abducted children. These child soldiers are then forced to kill, even their own parents.
In March 2012, Invisible Children Inc. released a short-film/campaign entitled, KONY 2012. This was created in an effort to educate millions of people on the harsh realities in Africa regarding Joseph Kony. Since then, KONY 2012 garnered 100 million views and has been the most viral video in history, creating a widespread global movement. Eventually, news and talk about Kony died down; using up the 15 minutes of fame he had, but should he be just another subsided “trend”?
Do you think we need to make more of an effort to raise awareness?