There is a war occurring in the Congo that most of us know nothing about. The war in Congo is considered to be a resource war. The Congo is home to abundant rich minerals that are used for much of our electronics today such as cell phones, computers, etc. For this reason, neighboring countries have been invading the Congo since 1994 killing more than 5.4 million people according to The main two groups fighting in this war today are the Congolese army and the Democratic Republic of Rwanda. The soldiers fighting in this war are preferred to be young boys rather than adults because they are easier to brainwash. Most boys never even get to go to school nor do the majority of them live past their fifth birthday. Young boys hold guns bigger than them and stand in the front lines of war, while boys that are too small too hold guns have only a whistle to blow in hopes that they will scare off the enemy. They don’t have an option of whether they get to live or die, they are forced to face death. The inhumanities occurring in the Congo are atrocious and far too complicated for any human to comprehend let alone endure. The reason I chose this topic is because my sorority, Phi Mu, orders shirts and buys whistles in order to spread the word and let people know of what’s going on since it is the only way to stop it. I feel like this is the complete definition of injustice because this is considered to be the deadliest war and we are doing nothing to stop it. Be a whistleblower for peace!


About Daily Inspiration

My name is Alexandra Mortallaro but most people call me Alex. I'm from Kansas City, Missouri and I have the greatest family on earth. I'm a sophomore at the University of Northwest Missouri State University. The only organization I'm involved in currently is Phi Mu and I have absolutely loved every minute of it since I joined! My major is Political Science and my minor is Criminal Justice. I'm a firm believer in following your dreams and doing whatever you put your mind to. One of my dreams after finishing my undergrad is to score outrageously high on the LSAT and get accepted into a great law school somewhere in Los Angeles. After that my dreams are infinte and you'd laugh at me if you heard them! In my spare time, when i'm not hanging out with friends or family, you can usually find me on pinterest or twitter. My favorite topic to search on Pinterest is quotes because it can be extremely uplifting at times when you need it most which is why I chose to write my blog on Inspiration. I truly deem inspirational quotes one of the best ways to get yourself out of a "funk" and back into doing what you love. If I can make at least one person's day by doing something so simple as posting something inspirational then hey I must be doing something right!

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  1. I love that you brought attention to things happening in Africa because many things happening in other countries are not brought to the light in America and we stay ignorant. I like that

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