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Who Are Our Own: We are children of the Universe: Lets not forget
Existing Peacefully without Difficulty or Sorrow
Let's help our African Sisters and Brothers
Who are our own? I have a reason to believe that many of us do not know how to answer this question correctly. Are we not our brothers and our sisters keepers, regardless of where our brothers and sisters live, or regardless of the color of their skins?
This Hub is being written just to remind us that we must pray and do what ever else we can do to keep the idea alive that we are our brothers and sisters keepers. We must do what we can, if we can, to help hope alive for all people. Even if all that one can do is write their Congress person, reminding him or her to do whatever he or she can to make life better for all people, then one must do it.
There is this "Thug," named Joseph Kony, who has a deputy named Vincent Otti. These men a bad. They are evil and have to be "taken care of," if you know what I mean. When little African girls and boys living in African villages do not have the Peace that they need to grow up to be healthy adults, we all, in the global communities of this world, have a problem. The problem belongs to all of us.
Let's just pray that our troops can help get this character out of the jungles soon. Tapper, J. (2011) reports that Obama sent 100 troops to Uganda to help combat this group called Lord's Resistance Army, so that they can no longer kill, rape and terrorize the children and other people over there in Africa (ABC News). Orden, E. & Bariyo N. (2012, March 9) reports that the United nations said in a November report there are fewer than 500 combatants operated under Mr. Kony's command, but concern remained about the LRA's ongoing attacks on civilians, "which have resulted in deaths, abductions, looting and the displacement of some 440,000 people."
(Orden et al., 2012) brings our attention to a 30-minute video, "Kony 2012," that focuses on Lord's Resistance Army leader, Joseph Kony, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder, sexual slavery and using children as combatants--sometimes forcing them to kill their own parents--in Uganda and its environs for more than 20 years (The Wall Street Journal, 2012, March 9). We all need to watch this video on U-Tube to get a better grasp of the severity of this problem.
This WSJ article alos mentions how "the video features interviews with children in Northern Uganda who say they are fearful of being captured and killed by the rebels (p. A).
Noteworthy, this effort on the part of the United States of America is a case where all political leaders on both sides of political battle, both the Left and the Right, agreed to work together to get this bad guy, Mr. Joseph Kony. Tapper, J. (2011, October 14) said the act passed both houses of Congress with overwhelming support on May 10, 2010 with language that included "providing political, economic, military, and intelligence support for viable multilateral efforts to protect civilians from the Lord's Resistance Army."
As I said, during these tough economic times, many of us do not have the money to help pay to get this "thug" out of the jungles of Africa. But let's pray really hard that with what resources that are already available and being used that they can run this guy down and bring him to justice. We are all living in this world together, therefore, we are all being affected, together, when things go this wrong.
"As you go, Peace." Dr. Haddox