Happy Easter everyone!
This weekend was a little crazy so I am going to repost something from my old blog. Do you remember hearing about something called KONY last month? Well if you’ve forgotten here is a little refresher.
Joseph Kony is a criminal in Africa who abducts children, forces them to join his army and kill people (friends and family members included.) This has been going on for over 20 years and no one has stopped him. The makers of this video have decided to make Kony “famous”. I am sure you have never heard of Joseph Kony and that is the point. By raising awareness and educating people, the idea is that this will motivate our government to act.
Now you may be thinking, how does this effect my life? And to those of you, I openly shake my head. While this world is split into different continents, countries, states and cities, it does not matter where you live. You should still understand that nobody deserves to live a life like the one these African children are forced into.
With social media, helping is as easy as pressing a button. Showing support is all you are really being asked to do. If you want to go above and beyond that, then by all means that is your choice. I have a feeling that all of the people who are against this cause did not take the 30 minutes out of their life to actually educate themselves about it.
Our generation is the only generation that has not had to overcome something significant. Not even overcome, we just have not done anything. We believe we are entitled and to those people who do not have the opportunities that we have, oh well. In my opinion, that’s unacceptable. People have fought and died for us to have these opportunities and we need to continue the fight. If you sit in history class and are irritated by how long it took for us to get involved in issues in the past (Hitler, Civil Rights, Women’s Rights) then don’t be a by-stander today.
Let’s be the generation that used social media to bring down the most dangerous criminal in the world. Let’s say we did something.
Just because it is no longer viral, that doesn’t mean it is no longer an issue. Don’t let this slip through the cracks.