I know that there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the KONY 2012 Campaign put on by Invisible Children, but I’m here to set something straight. If you don’t agree with Invisible Children and their tactics as an organisation, that’s your right. But I encourage you to read the plethora of information that the CEO Ben Keesey and the IC team have put out in response to all of your questions and concerns that you can see here.
If you still have that judgement after knowing ALL of the information then again, that’s your perogative. But do not spread motions against the campaign and Invisible Children until you have searched for all of the information. Making uneducated decisions based off of a fad is never a good idea. When it comes down to the KONY 2012 campaign, we all need to look at the bigger picture. The viral video (Part 1) that was released on March 5, 2012 and at the moment has 87,079,745 views.
“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” -Anonymous
If you do not think that Kony can be brought to justice, step out of the way of the people who are dedicating to bringing the world’s worst war criminal down. There will always be critics, haters and trolls who are determined to frustrate and act against the dedicated activists.
But what I have to say to the members of Invisible Children and supporters from around the globe is, keep it up! Cover the Night is only 2 weeks away and we have the chance to show the world how passionate we are about social change. I’m so proud of all of the work being done and all of the support behind the campaign.
To anyone that does not support Kony 2012 for whatever your reason may be, let those who want to make a difference make it. Friendly debate is always acceptable, but trashing a campaign and an organisation for something that they are passionate about is ridiculous.
Watch KONY 2012 Part II: Beyond Famous