Skyy John does a spoof of Joseph Kony and the Kony 2012 brouhaha. I’ve not watched a Skyy John video in ages and I am glad to see he is as funny as ever.
In all seriousness though, this video does raise an interesting point. From the beginning, Joseph Kony has sold a message of war and bloodshed based on the perceived moral ills of the world. The Lord’s Resistance Army, through Joseph Kony, has waged war based on biblical ideals and that somehow the world around them has become morally corrosive. To combat it, the LRA advocates a system of government that is couched in biblical teachings, particularly the ten commandments.
I believe this recent shit storm, brought on by the video developed by Invisible Children will give Joseph Kony a platform to further his message to people who will be receptive to it. Moreover, with Jason Russell’s recent meltdown on the streets of San Diego, Kony now has the ability to point and say, “They come after me, but my god strikes them down in fits of madness.” Afterall, one of the reasons why Joseph Kony was successful in the past was because his followers feared him and believed him to have spiritual powers. Well, we wait to see what happens.
But Skyy John is pretty funny in this clip. Kudos to him for playing the stereotypical, African rebel leader, complete with the fake accent. Ha ha ha ha ha