So – I am probably jumping on the bandwagon here.
But I feel like I need to blog about these recent events involving Joseph Kony and Invisible Children.
Many of you will not like what I say here – and I guess I am okay with that.
I just feel like maybe I should add one more blog to the ‘slew’ of blogs out there involving this mess.
Now – to be clear – I am 100% against what Joseph Kony has done, and is doing, in Uganda.
The man has no right to be doing what he is doing – and must be stopped. Period.
I have been a fan and follower of ‘Invisible Children’ for a long time.
Hearing about their mission and what they are for really pumped me up,
And I tried to do whatever I could to support…while admittedly not doing enough.
I never offered financial support – but I did ‘spread the word’ about what they do, and stand for.
Pretty cool stuff…honestly.
One of the things that I don’t like about the recent events is how VIRAL this stuff is.
They worked up a big release day, sent the video to tons of Celebs and then let it go.
Sure there is a bunch of cool merch, posters, buttons, wristbands, and the like.
But the thing about viruses is that they are BIG and hit hard…but they are short lived.
Same is true with social media/internet viral videos and movements.
This scares me.
We have turned something serious into another disconnected viral sensation.
Another viral video…complete with posters, buttons, and wristbands – so you can feel connected.
Don’t get me wrong – this is a good thing.
It needs to be done. Kony needs to be taken care of.
All men/women in the world who have this evil need to be brought to justice.
It is just scary to know that this is just another ‘fad’ (as of now…at least).
I like how they have things lined up – a plan of action – and all that jazz.
The fact that their next course of action is to get politicians on board…it is good.
The ‘paint your city’ event is a good one too.
Awareness is key – I agree.
I just hope the vision catches.
I am tired of seeing fads come and go.
I hope this sticks.
This needs to stick.