Ok so up until tonight I have resisted the whole "Kony 2012" thing.
When it was posted by facebook friends....I ignored it,
When it trended at # 1 on Yahoo... I didn't click.
But tonight I have been suckered in, as I felt I cannot hold a true personal opinion without knowing what the fuss is all about.
I'm happy to report the whole thing is very sinister.
Sure there have been atrocities, just as there are in our own backyard (think child abuse), and I get that some are bigger than others.
However, one of the first statements made in the vid is "This is an experiment."
You bet your life it is !
An experiment to see how fast, we the people can react to something most knew nothing about prior to the release on youtube, then to see how powerful
a movement can be generated, and what it could lead to, Will April 20th produce streets lined with Kony posters ? Will Kony fever run high, and lead
to social disorder ?
Most importantly how fast can governments work to contain internet/media induced hysteria ?
The vid also talks about an idea, and uses the words.... "an idea whose time has come."
perhaps I'm a little rusty on my grammar, but isn't this an inappropriate use of language, to in effect assign the word idea, as an entity, or person
? Or is that just the idea (sorry about the pun).
If this campaign fully realises its potential, and the aim is to assess the threat our modern day comunication presents, then this could be a real
game changer for the future impact on our day to day lives.
Of course I could be wrong, but thats my take on it all.
Side note : Despite what I have written above, I have no wish to belittle the impact of individuals whose lives have been destroyed by Kony, they have
suffered, and that should be learnt from, and never forgotten.
edit on 9-3-2012 by solargeddon because: Yeah typos, there may be more