In the last 24 hours the internet has been affected by a very serious virus...STOP KONY 2012. Not necessarily a bad virus…but it is spreading just as quickly and just as powerfully. To be honest, we didn’t really have any idea what it was until we started to see Twitter and Facebook fill up with status updates and tweets linking the video with information about STOP KONY 2012. (The purpose of this article is tohelp you easily understand and to explain exactly what you can do. Please visit the Invisible Children website as well for further information!) But who exactly IS Joseph Kony? What is the organization Invisible Children and how does all of this affect us? Maybe it doesn’t. Maybe in a world between Gossip Girl and NFL picks, admission to colleges and announcements of pregnancies, deaths of family and friends and firings of jobs, evictions of apartments and cheating boyfriends…maybe we’ve forgotten there is more world going on out there than just what’s in our own backyard. That…is the human condition. That…is what we, the boys of raannt, have been attempting to show by living our motto Be Yourself, Be Fearless, Be Your Own Unexpected Luxury. But how can we live a life of even simple luxury if down the road, across the sea or anywhere in the world, innocence is being cremated daily. It is time we all get involved to the capacity we can…by using our heads and our hands.
1. EDUCATE YOURSELF (All of the information highlighted is linked to further information to help educate you quicker.) Who is Joseph Kony and what is STOP KONY 2012? Joseph Kony, pictured below, is the leader of the L.R.A., the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.
WHERE IS UGANDA???
The campaign STOP KONY 2012 is an effort to make him the MOST famous war criminal in history; to stop the violence for the children of Uganda. What is Invisible Children? Please go to their website and sign their pledge! Their mission as stated on their website: “Joseph Kony is one of the world’s worst war criminals and I support the international effort to arrest him, disarm the lRa and bring the child soldiers home. Watch and Share(the video) If the world knows who Joseph Kony is, it will unite to stop him. It starts here. KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.”
2. WATCH THE VIDEO.
3. SHARE THE VIDEO. Hit the screen and icons will pop up on the right side. Hit SHARE and COPY URL. Then paste this link on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, TUMBLR…wherever and as often as possible. Like the Invisible Children Fan Page on Facebook!
4. DO NOT STOP! Talk to your friends until you bore them. Ask people if they’ve seen the video. Continue to share it everywhere.
Freedom…should not be a luxury. Life…should not be a luxury. Be Yourself. Be Fearless…Be Your Own Unexpected Luxury.