Here at the Swift Agency, one guy who is not immune to the news around the world, we’re going to step outside the usual Taylor Swift & The Agency updates for this post. I will apologize to people that have been asking me to speak now about this because I always do research before I post stuff.
Joseph Kony is a man in charge of a guerrilla movement in northern Uganda. He has been known to recruit very young people by force and by kidnapping into its army. He also has been identified as the person in charge of various atrocities that I won’t name here. He has terrorized villagers in at least four countries in central Africa for nearly 20 years, killing tens of thousands of people. The International Criminal Court has charged him with war crimes. He is the top most wanted person in the ICC’s list. You can read the full story on The New York Times. I can’t bring myself to put the picture of this person on my site. Sorry.
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Update: Everyone has their opinion, and as such I am also going to post a contrary view – not favoring Kony, but doubting whether the ideals of the Kony 2012 movement are ideal. You can read a critique at visiblechildren.tumblr.com/. However, I was talking this over with a friend and the bottom line is who do you believe? Myself, I think the best you can do is raise awareness enough to bring the politically powerful interested. Personally, I also think a prayer would help but that’s just my opinion.
Taylor Swift performed in Brisbane, Australia for a second night on March 7. Update: The Arm Lyrics were: “The war outside keeps raging on. STOP KONY 2012” from Safe And Sound, by Taylor Swift, the Civil Wars and T. Bone Burnett.
Coming up in the Calendar!
- March 9: Speak Now Tour in Sydney, Australia at Allphones Arena.
- March 10: Speak Now Tour in Sydney, Australia at Allphones
- March 12: Speak Now tour in Melbourne, Australia at Rod Laver Arena.
- March 13: Speak Now Tour in Melbourne, Australia at Rod Laver Arena.
- March 14: Speak Now Tour in Melbourne, Australia at Rod Laver Arena.