Fighting the evils of religion doesn’t get more visceral than this, people. The Lord’s Resistance Army is a Christian extremist group lead by Joseph Kony, a man who claims to be a conduit for the Holy Spirit. While his organizations goals seem difficult to pinpoint (he seems to be literally a psychotic maniac), his demands often sound terrifyingly familiar to the enemies of theocracy.
The list of atrocities committed under his leadership are too many to name, but this movie does a good job of putting a human face to the tragedy. Jacob, who shares my name, is used to illustrate the fact that there are still many monsters out there to fight. Although our goals are peaceful, we cannot be complacent to the atrocities that are still being afflicted on others. Tell everyone you know about Joseph Kony, and let’s help bring this monster to justice.
There’s a timeframe to all of this, and there’s a real chance we could fail. 2012 is it. I guess it is for a lot of people, isn’t it?
NOTE: Fellow Canadians, one of the 12 influential people is Prime-Minister Stephen Harper. You all know I’m not a rich man, but I’ve ordered their posters and come April 20th, I’ll be doing my part in Toronto, Canada. Who’s with me?