If you always drag yourself into internet, it’s hard for you to overlook the video which appeals for taking actions to ban the illegal organization in Uganda. Visit to the webpage has exceeded 60 million times on YouTube, FaceBook, and Twitter in just 6 days.
That clip of video was made by an American charity group called “invisible child”, which accused crimes committed by Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a notorious terrorist organization in Uganda. The fuzzy images of young boys mutilated by the rebel warlords in the clip shock the whole world—they kidnap children from their parents and give guns to these kids. What they had exactly done is really evil. In 26 years, they have kidnapped thousands of children to LRA, turning the girls into sex slaves, and boys into soldiers. What’s worse is that he made them disfigure others’ faces, and even forced them to kill their own parents! So when the journalist asked one of the kids who ran out of LRA what was his dream, his answer was desperately—“to die”. This is not about just a few children; it’s being 30,000 of them.
However, without websites like YouTube spreading information in the internet, 99 percent of the people in the world won’t know what LRA is and what crimes it has committed. And power of netizens will not congregate to generate a surge of public pressure, urging international society to take actions to help those miserable kids in Uganda.
Indeed, the development of technology makes communication much easier. It is humanity’s great desire to belong and connect that enables us to see each other and hear each other. Nowadays, we could learn from the outside world and respond to voices from people of underprivileged. In a word, technology entails enhanced humane care and social responsibility. We can’t forget the appalling tragedy last year happened in a world top-500 manufacturing company in south China. 13 young workers in their late teens and early 20s committed suicide in quick succession. The whole incident spread in a very fast speed in the internet, leading to extensive social concern about both physical and mental conditions of migrant workers. The positive consequence is that entrepreneurs are now trying to put more efforts in the improvement of welfare of migrant workers. It is likely that in the near future, humane care will become the very essential in the business culture in China.
Not long ago，LRA, the terrorist organization in Uganda I mentioned at the beginning, received a depressing announcement for its members. The international society had decided to send troops to provide assistance, not combat, to help people who suffer the pain and threat in Uganda. In October 2011, 100 international advisors were sent to central Africa to assist Uganda’s army to arrest LRA terrorists. It was also the first time for Uganda’s government to take actions because people demand it, not for self defense, but because it is right. Who can imagine that snap fingers on the internet could make such a huge difference and stir up such a big wave of progress on seeking human justice.