Invisible Children (posted by Valentin Turrado)

This is terrrible. I have some very good friends from Uganda who can tell horror stories that Americans have a hard time believing. Janice Kollitz


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37 responses to “Invisible Children (posted by Valentin Turrado)

  1. I know this issue is older however it still doesnt change the awful circumstances that those children had to live in under Kony. In america children are born. They are fed, clothes, and receive an education. They usually have parents and a roof over their head, with a bed and a place to feel safe. In Uganda children say they would rather be dead then on earth because it is easier. Their entire lives are spent just waiting for their worst nightmare to come true because they know it is bound do happen. Seeing how this issue unfolded was truly brave. These man set out to make a campaign and change the way we deal with foreign issues. This was the first time that america made a difference in the world without america being threatened. I believe the work these individuals did is truly remarkable. They shed light on the living hell and took time out of their lives to raise awareness on something very dear to their hearts. I loved this clip.

  2. This isn’t new. People only cared because of a video. Look it’s been a year since this whole kony thing started but now no one cares anymore and he is still ruling in Uganda. Also one of the co founders of invisible children got arrested because he did some inappropriate things in the street.

  3. I have had the people from Invisible Children come to my old high school a few times and every time they put on an assembly, it was definitely memorable. I’ve wanted to go to one of their events where they camp out but never got the chance to. I fully support the fight against Kony and agree that he NEEDS to be stopped.

  4. When I first watched this video I was so shocked as to what is going on in this world. It is saddening to visualize this happening. I wish I was able to help and do something about this. It is absolutely true when he said, ” if this happened one night in America it would be on the covers everywhere.”

  5. This had a big impact on me in high school when my world history teacher had us watch it as a class. My teacher had us promise not to talk about things that happened in the class while watching the movie. What I can say is that no one was tearless. We all understood that what is happening in Uganda is wrong and needed to stop. We decided to join the invisible children club and have pen pals with kids in or near Uganda. My friends name was Derek and we mailed each other for quite a while until one of the kid soldiers took him from his mother and killed her. I only know this because a school girl wrote back to my last letter to him. I always think about what I could do to help and if he is ok. I haven’t gotten anything back so that means Kony still has him or he was killed for not listening to orders. The government doesn’t realize that Kony is another Adolf Hitler. He needs to be stopped so that African children can be safe. I really don’t like knowing that Derek could be alive and doing what someone did to him. I can just imagine how bad he is feeling. I join the 2012 movement to help bring notice to this problem but yet the government still just sits back. Sure Jason went crazy but that doesn’t mean that these kids don’t need us.

  6. this video that my friend’s daughter’s boyfriend. he was telling story what happen in Uganda he was telling us when he was young. it so horrible to heard that.. so sad!!!

  7. I remember hearing about this story in High School, I got teary eyed. So many horrible things go on that we are unaware of. I hope that this is stops. This world needs peace.

  8. As true and heartbreaking as it is, there is nothing the American government can do to help. It is defeating the purpose of “saving the kids” hen you have to send in military that fight the children to save the children.

  9. I was not aware of this issue that has been going on for so long, but i believe its true if we don’t hear a story or a name we will never be aware of the issues in our world. It is so sad how we take our childhood and freedom for granted, when others fight everyday to be heard and noticed.

  10. This is a big issue. I was horrified of the fear and torture these poor kids go through every day of their lives. I shared this video to many people, yet I’ve been condemned for caring too much about this while there are other countries going through the same thing. “However, it happens all over the world. Why should this issue be more important than the other issues? People are only aware about it because of the video, but do they really care, or are they just caring because everyone else is? We should worry about ourselves before we can help others.”

  11. I don’t know what happen to them now.. I heard some rumors about this but I don’t exactly know the truth. I am so worried about the future of children in Uganda..

  12. Its terrible that this has been going on so long. It seems that the only time help is provided is when it is a trend and when the trend is over who is there to help?

  13. This is such a terrible act that has been done one these people! This video definitly went viral and i hope all the donations people put it has helped out the people in some kind of way! I gave a donation to the foundation and i hope with a little bit of help from anyone will go along way !

  14. This has been a very controversial topic for many years, and it just becomes more and more difficult to understand. I was in the Invisible Children club at my high school, and while we were committed to this cause, it is hard to feel like our efforts ever made any difference. Occasionally, these videos pop up and supporting this cause becomes a trend, but what about the months or even years between these trends? What are we doing to help these people at those times? This has been going on for so long, and it is so heartbreaking to see that it is still happening.

  15. I have absolutely no intention of defending Joseph Kony or to say “he’s not that bad”. He, along with many other guerrilla factions across Africa, has committed despicable atrocities. However, the problem of child soldiers has existed for decades and there are literally hundreds of Joseph Konys across the African continent. In some cases, some of the armies are actually funded by Western countries. If we would truly go to the root of the issue, we’d discover that Africa has been plagued with the problem of warring factions and rebel guerrillas ever since Western forces “liberated” their colonies and divided the continent of Africa according to Western interests. Indeed, instead of setting the boundaries of each country according to the geographic location of the ethnic groups and tribes that live there, countries were created according to the economic needs of colonizing forces such as Great Britain, France and others. The net result is: A bunch of artificial countries that each contain several tribes, ethnic groups, languages and religions. When one group takes power, the others are repressed, which leads to violence and rebellion. Add to the mix extreme poverty due to resources being siphoned out of Africa by Western countries and you’ve got a breeding ground for merciless warlords. As long as this problem exists, Joseph Konys will continue to emerge in Africa.

  16. I’ve never heard of cony before this but since i have I’ve wanted to help and change this because growing up as a child on the run and having to do things you don’t want to can ruin your life.

  17. Watching this is really sad. Realizing and learning what is really happening in the world and we sit here and enjoy life day by day. Others suffer through out the world and we stand and do nothing. No one should live in fear this way and should do something. I hate how messed up people are and how much evil they can hold.

  18. Wow, just watching this automatically makes me appreciate my life, the things i have and the family around me. He puts innocent children into terrible situation. This man needs to be stop. I didn’t kow of him and I’m sure no one else does. And there needs to be a way he should be stopped. there has to be a way to end it. I can’t believe the govenment would say it’s not important! Because if this was happening to us, of course, they are going to try and do something. People are people. No matter what part of the world they are from. We are children of God!

  19. It’s good to hear that people are starting to do something about this because it is very sad what Kony is doing to the children in Uganda. What goes on in his head that makes him want to torture children like that? I don’t know.

  20. I remember hearing about this when i was still in high school. It made me happy to see how quickly we can spread awareness about something through the internet and not just use it for mindless things.

  21. I have known for years now of all the warfare taking place in Africa, an to be honest i never thought a video like this would catch the public eye so quickly. This video spread awareness to many Americans, making them grateful for their homeland.

  22. as i am very greatful to see a lot of people so involved in this movement to try to rescue other peoples of human kind, i believe that this should open the eyes of many americans that we, can as well save OUR country, and our problems that we are facing. BUT, at the same time, i am very happy that someone has taken the time to try to make a great cause come true!!!

  23. What a powerful eye opening video. Its true that many people dont know who this criminal is, thats why he has been on the loose for such a long time. I think for some Americans its hard to believe that these things are going on in the world because they cant see past the life they have had here in America.

  24. Until we watched this video in class I was unaware that it was just this one person causing this much pain and horror. I hope that it really opens the eyes up to people of America and we can help make a difference. Although, there is no impact on us as a country to step in and stop it, it is a terrible thing happeneing and as a strong nation we should step in and stop it as soon as possible.

  25. The first time I heard about this was on Facebook, where I saw the length of the video and passed on it. Until later, after reading a bunch of comments on it I decided to watch it. What a powerful and moving video that made everyone want to become a provider for these children! Just wish everyone had that enthusiasm for our own issues here at home.

  26. This video was really an eye opener to the things that are happening to people around the world. The things that are happening in Uganda to these poor kids are just terrible. Kony must be stopped but i cant be done if the money raised for the cause is not all going to it.

  27. this is extremely sad and would love to help these people out as much as i could.

  28. This video was in fact inspiring…but I feel selfish “buying” a kit just to represent a cause for a “non profit” organization who barely uses any money for the actual cause.

  29. Before watching this video never even knew about the terrible tragedies that are occurring across the world. This video is very touching and has brought a great amount of my attention to more worldwide issues. Kony must be stopped and i feel it is important that the Untied States help with this issue. My heart goes out to all the family members who have lost someone and also to those who are helping this cause. Together we can make a difference.

  30. Its crazy how this have been going on all this time and a lot of people are just finding out about this. Its been going on to long, but happy to see that people are making him famous in a way to put a stop to this. No man should be doing what his is doing to these kids.

  31. I cannot believe that this has gone unoticed for so long in america. It just shows that the media really does control what influences its peers.

  32. This video is very inspiring. I’m sure there are more problems just like this out there in the world unknown to the rest of the world. I find it unethical as human beings that we have to go through so many obstacles just to recognize what the right thing to do is and pursue it to help fellow human being in need. Help should always be the first priority for every human being.

  33. after watching this video i come to find that this is going on and it has taken people this long too make this problem known these children have been going through this and now that a a famous rapper or singer has spoke up about the kony 2012 everyone wants to hope on board that just goes to show you how messed up our society is today.

  34. But there is another perspective. Some have claimed that the L.R.A.is actually made up of Christian freedom fighters in a primarily Muslim region. With so much “spin” in every direction, it is difficult to discern the truth. I don’t know enough about this to make a judgement. Most of what passes as “news” these days is really propaganda. More independent research is required.

    “…conservative Sen. James Inhofe (R) of Oklahoma went on the Senate floor to set the record straight, noting that Joseph Kony was in no way a Christian, and that he had been disavowed by the Ugandan Catholic Church” (http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Elections/Vox-News/2012/0309/Why-did-Rush-Limbaugh-defend-Joseph-Kony-and-Lord-s-Resistance-Army.)

    We should never “jump on a bandwagon” before we gather the relevant facts from reliable sources.

  35. I’ve followed and helped raise money for Invisible Children for the past couple of years, so I have some knowledge about what’s been going on. It’s terrible to see what’s happening over there but I have a question. What about all the american soldiers that are dying for your country? I support IC 100% I just wish people donated money and cared for people that are fighting for our rights and have families.

  36. This is insane. It’s sad to think about sitting at home with my family, safe, where these people are being subject to such genocide. Kony is one person who obviously has a lot of power to force people to do as he pleases. Personally, I think the creation of the Invisible Children incorporation is extremely vital in various aspects. I would have never known all of this was going on, and neither would most of you. It’s unbelievably sad to see what these people are going through. I couldn’t imagine being in their shoes, and I’m sure they would kill to be in ours. I support helping 100%

  37. This video is crazy. I had never heard of Kony before I watched this in class and I feel bad for the kids that he made do those bad things. Nobody should ever say that they would be better off dead and I respect everyone who has helped bring this to the governments attention. I am going to get a kit and also try and send as much money as I can in every month. Kony needs to be stopped and I think whoever watches this video should show as many people as they can and help spread the word.

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