What poverty looks like, Gulu..jpg

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Wolfgar Miere

Tue 31st Oct 2017 02:25

For all those who think they are poor, take a close look.

This wretched child was wandering around Gulu with other apparent orphans at the time of our arrival. What population there was were predominantly adult males armed with AK47s, LRA in the making. Some men still shackled in ball and chain having escaped from the town prison when its staff had fled the fighting.

We had flown in during daylight as night flying was not possible at that time, we had limited space as we had arrived by helicopter, we left the place as we had found it, stinking of death with only the prospect of more to come.

Over two decades before the informed social media saints and bleeding hearts had ever even heard of the LRA or a man called Kony, the diplomatic service and the British Army in very small numbers were on the ground trying to help and seek accord, (surprise surprise bleeding hearts, we're not all baby killers, didn't see them whilst I was there) what the fuck did Facebook do, what did youtube do please remind me? raised awareness and then faded into the ethernet... oh yes that'll be fuck all then.

David.

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