Joseph Kony:Still Elusive
Joseph Kony, the Ugandan warlord has become an overnight media sensation and is probably the first true social network villain especially in the USA.
Despite a rather elaborate global social-network campaign including online adverts, posters, twits videos, and Facebook postings, the man still remains elusive and we honestly feel those who wish to see him captured and taken to the crimes court in the Hague may have to do a little more than putting his name on billboards and sending twits.
The logic of those campaigning for his capture in USA, say maybe if they talk about him, then maybe people will write to their political representatives demanding something be done about Kony, and maybe the politicians will listen and maybe they will decide to do something about Kony.
We think that there are too many maybes in that equation and besides trying to capture a rebel leader is one of those things many governments will think twice about, particularly the American government which is rather unlucky with African rebels. In fact in Africa it is easier to capture a president than a rebel leader.
Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army is not exactly a bunch whipping boys, they give a good fight and they have been doing it for a while now. The question we have is, who sponsors Joseph Kony with guns and other materials to enable him and his men to continue fighting?