I don’t think CDTR had foreseen the KONY 2012 spectacle when they planned their screening of “The Redemption of General Butt Naked.” But they certainly did not refrain from using Kony’s name on their promotional materials when the film did not even mention a word about warlords from countries other than Liberia–probably because they know very well that “Redemption” is the perfect contrast to the one-sided, unrealistically simplistic propaganda documentaries made by Jason Russell, who regrettably broke down recently on the streets of San Diego.
Joshua Blahyi, or the infamous “General Butt Naked”, was a man of great wickedness during the war. He was brutal but energetic, fanatic but charismatic. He had committed war crimes of practically all kinds, and he was a living legend–of evil. Read the rest of this entry »