Thursday, January 27, 2011

Stop the chaos! Child Soldiers

Child soldiers really has bright side as you can tell. Being in Africa and being a young boy is just a really bad mix. Hearing or seeing what happens to these kids is just honestly the most heart yanking thing you will ever feel. Most people hear about and say oh thats terrible but seeing or witnessing this stuff is a whole different story. These kids go through the most twisted stuff like having to kill and rape family members like no one deserves that. Kids all over the world have problems but non like what the kids in Africa go though. When I think about this I get shivers cause I could never ever handle the things these kids are going through. This is a problem some people are working on and some just isn't enough. More people need to realize how much of a bad situation these kids are in.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Music For Ishmael!

Ishmael is one of the few children who was saved from a situation like his. Being child solider is a secret that americans don't like to confront even though its not a problem in our country. He used music to help in in some situations where his life was at stake. Music was in mental escape from the world. Being a child solider in Africa is a very common thing to see. They use them for no other purpose besides fighting and if you don't do what you are told to do then its your life or someone else's that is going to be taken. In Ishmael's case it was killed or be killed. After getting sold to a humanitarian group he was saved but went through a lot of physical and mental pain. So for Ishmael I give him a song that build's confidence and has a lot of emotion in it it is called Waving Flag from a Somalian rapper.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Darfur image

This picture to me relates very well to A long Way Gone because it shows how they are easily brain washed into doing something they don't wanna do but then are conned into doing so many bad things three verbal threatening. Plus this image sows men and older teens being turned into something there not or wants to be. This image shows a lot of what the kids in our book are dealing with and its crazy how so many people can get turned into fighting machines over fear and nervousness.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Sudan- NE Africa

Child soldiers... A sad look at life in Sudan. Most Children were bribed with money or candy or anything young children are interested in. These people will make the kids do anything they are afraid of doing knowing the children don't have a clue of whats going on. This is just a dirty way to live life the men who do this are truly not men its sicking what they do to these poor kids. After the children did what they were supposed to the tied them up and beat them for doing what they were told that is just ridicules in my eyes I hope it is to you to!!

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Friday, November 19, 2010


R.U.F ( Revolutionary United Front)

They are people who have no respect for the law. They take what they want when they want.  They have made like there own little army. They used children for war by bribing them with drugs and such. They fought a 11 year war in  Sierra Leone. They then turned into a political party but soon failed later in 2009 the recent leaders were put in jail for death charges.

A Long Way Gone!!

"Got a bum education"

"kids smoke reefer"

Grandmaster Flash Lyrics 

I feel like these are similar to the A Long Way Gone because they have really bad education do to not having the right teachers or teaching requirements that we do they also barely get a chance to grow up to learn do to the fact they get turned into kid solders. I also mentioned the reefer thing because they have little kids smoking pot so they would be to screwed up to fight and no realize how messed up it is plus it would get them addicted to drugs and if they did something good they would gove them the drugs as a reward.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Rap today and back in the day!!

To me the rappers today don't have half the honest things to rap about the guys from back then culd tear it up on the mic with out a vocoder or anything like that. More then anything the rpaers today are insecure about there voices or just sound like crap. The people back in the day had heart in to there music you can really hear how much fun and just pure power then out into there lyrics.