Category: Joseph Kony

Because I know you’ve been waiting for them…

Posted on March 13th, by Hayley in Joseph Kony, Stuff That Matters. No Comments

…here are my thoughts on KONY 2012. (Here’s the video if you haven’t watched it yet. It’s interesting from a sociological standpoint, so I’d recommend watching it even if you know about Kony already or are totally against the video because of Facebook saturation.) And before I begin, I’d like to acknowledge that probably nothing I say here hasn’t already been said somewhere on the internet this week. But I’m going to say it anyway.

I had a number of problems with the video, the same as a lot of other people. I think what bothered me the most were the scenes with the narrator’s little boy. It felt like manipulation, both of the child and the audience. And I don’t think a little boy needs to hear about what Kony’s done.

What probably should have bothered me the most is what … Read More »

Bonhoeffer, Childers & Kony

“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.”
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“When a man takes guilt upon himself in responsibility, he imputes his guilt to himself and no one else. He answers for it…Before other men he is justified by dire necessity; before himself he is acquitted by his conscience, but before God he hopes only for grace.”
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, and pacifist. Despite his pacifism, Bonhoeffer joined the German resistance against Nazism during World War II and was involved in plans to assassinate Hitler, for which he was hung at the Flossenburg concentration camp.

I thought of Bonhoeffer when I read this articleon Sam Childers, an American preacher who has taken it upon himself to kill Joseph Kony, leader of … Read More »