As the Republican Party begins to round out who exactly will be leading their charge towards the white house come the November elections, many Americans have turned their heads to news half way across the world.
Uganda is causing an uproar because of a video that surfaced recently telling the story of Joesph Kony, a rebel in that country kidnapping children and turning them into his own personal army for no true reason other than to gain power. It has attracted the attention of America, as well as other countries around the globe.
It’s a great documentary about what is going on in Uganda and a plan to help make Kony “famous” so the US government can go into the country and attempt to save the lives of thousands of African children by taking him out.
The 30 minute long video is spreading through Facebook and twitter like a wild fire, with people vowing to help “take him out” by sharing the link and allowing their friends to see the atrocities displayed. In less than 24 hours, the video had over 300,000 views.
But by doing so, they have come under public backlash from others opposed to the idea of sending troops to another country. Angry contributors have turned the table on fellow Americans, saying to worry about problems in our own country.
Is it ironic that this kind of dilemma regarding whether other countries should help foreign citizens in need has come up before?
Nobody reading this article is likely to remember the 1930s. It was a time where Europe was extremely anti-Semitic and Jewish citizens were persecuted and attacked.
During that span, Jewish citizens fearing for their life in Germany begged for help, most notably by sailing on a ship across the Atlantic Ocean asking for a place to live in Cuba and Florida. They were turned down and were sent on their way back to Germany, where they were to receive more torture in the Holocaust.
If raising awareness to help save another event similar to the Holocaust, it shouldn’t matter how late awareness is raised or how many troops it requires to help out another country. America is blessed with a strong army, with intelligence beyond the imagination over a country like Uganada. If America put forth effort to find this savage, it couldn’t be too hard to locate him and save thousands of children from the fear of dying.
Yes, American as a nation is having severe problems. But what it doesn’t have is a scenario where a man is building up an army of over a thousand innocent children and turning them into killers.
Countries involved shouldn’t make the same mistake that was made during the Great Depression. A bad economy isn’t a reason to close your eyes to people losing lives, America.