Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kony 2012

I'm not usually a jump-on-the-bandwagon type of person. Videos that go viral overnight are usually viewed, and then I don't think about them again. But last night I watched this video, and I can't stop thinking about it. I had no idea who Joseph Kony was. This man is the epitome of evil. And I know, I don't have the full story. I have one viewpoint. But really, how could his side of the story make ANY of it any better? I've read blurbs criticizing the campaign carried out by the group Invisible Children, and I can see these criticisms as valid points. I'm not going to try to convince anyone that they should or shouldn't join this campaign. Maybe launching a campaign to encourage our governments to hunt down this man is unethical. Maybe it will lead to more killings, more death. Personally, I feel that this man needs to be stopped. I would hope that no one else needs to get hurt. But I would hope that at the very least, anyone willing to fight for this man's capture realizes that they may be giving their life for it. And that would mean they were giving their life for any number of children's lives. I think that bringing an awareness of who this man is, and the atrocities he's committed will help. If everyone knows about it, knows about him, and he's so famous he can't even walk out in public, maybe he'll be stopped. Maybe he'll be captured.
So please take a half hour to watch this, and share it as much as you can, on FB, on Twitter, on your own blog, with your own opinions.

1 comment:

  1. I started seeing all these parodies of KONY on the internet, and I thought it was some kind of event in NYC (!) It's pretty amazing how the group of people behind this campaign to expose Kony have used social media to get the word out. Too bad we didn't have Twitter during WWII.