Thursday, 8 March 2012

Just LOVE...Stop at nothing!

The rise of social media {and technology in general} never ceases to amaze me. By now I am sure a lot of you will have heard of the KONY 2012 movement and/or seen the 29 minute film.

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It's moving to say the least. So much so that I have not been able to stop thinking about it. About the horrific crimes that have been committed against countless children, families and communities; carried out by Joseph Kony and the LRA. About not being able to go to sleep at night and feel safe that you will wake up in your own bed, or at all. About a world where large numbers of its citizens are displaced and in fear for their lives. And about children who would welcome death than continue to live the lives they have been living.

As is the case with these things however, there is also opposition to the campaign; people who claim that it is purely a publicity stunt or a money-making venture by the founders of the organisation.

Publicity stunt or not the creators have managed to draw worldwide attention {in a rapid amount of time} to a cause that irrefutably demands notice. While I agree there are countless other worthy causes that require the same level of attention, starting at #1 {KONY is the world's worst war criminal} doesn't seem like such a bad place to begin!

Watch the film, decide for yourself whether to donate or not, but if nothing else spread the word...using our voice is free!

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