The article ‘Joseph Kony on the Move as Manhunt Steps Up, UN Envoy Says’ written by Louis Charbonneau has taught me not to be pessimistic. This might seem very random and out of topic, I know. But this article discusses how the manhunt for the infamous Joseph Kony is moving up a level, stepping up closer to capturing Kony with each and every achievement they make. The infamous Kony who is willing to kill and enslave hundreds of thousands of children only to stay in power.
I first heard of Joseph Kony and his LRA when I watched the YouTube video ‘KONY 2012’. This video had touched me in many different ways. It made so much sympathy grow inside of me. Sympathy towards all the boy soldiers who are forced to kill their parents, kidnap other children and kill their parents, girl sex slaves who are forced into sexual abuse caused by the ‘generals’ of the LRA. It made me feel sympathetic but it also made me feel disgusted. I was horrified by the fact that a man could possibly greed so much power that he was willing to abduct, abuse and kill children. Not just any children, but hundreds of thousands of them. The video also made me want to participate in this cause in any way I could. That’s how bad I felt for the children suffering because of Kony’s greed towards power.
This article somewhat made me feel glad, though. The article states how Kony now moves his camp almost every other day, unlike a few weeks before when he only moved in a month or two. The fact that he did this made me assume that he was feeling pressured and anxious that the manhunt for him is expanding, becoming stronger every time. This shows me that the Ugandan soldiers are doing a great job, great enough for Kony to feel insecure and move camps ever other day.
Joseph Kony has terrified me with many reasons. One of them was passing on very young girls onto other people to use the young girls as sex slaves. Kony horrified me and scared me tons of times, but this article made me see hope. Kony is out there, but he is actually scared. He feels insecure and not as powerful as he used to be. If the Ugandan army makes a little bit more progress, I am certain that capturing this man will be more possible than now. Just by telling how Kony is running away, we can definitely tell how much the Ugandan soldiers have improved and is getting better at this manhunt. To be honest, when I first heard about Joseph Kony, I didn’t really know what I believed. If this man gets captured, great! But it almost seemed impossible. But just as we are losing hope, this article comes into our hands, explaining that with just a little more progress, the level of possibility of capturing Joseph Kony will rapidly increase. All we’ve got to do is become a little less pessimistic and hope for the best that we will be able to capture Joseph Kony.
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