08 March 2012

A follow up: Kony 2012

This is a follow up to my Kony 2012 post from earlier today

Due to the amount of attention the video has received and consequently brought upon Invisible Children, the organization has released a lengthy and informative statement regarding their mission, their financials, and their approach.  They just released it over their Facebook page about an hour ago.  It can be found here.  

If your mind is open to learning about this and isn't your opinion isn't completely solidified; otherwise, it's probably not even worth it. 

I have read a lot of commentary about this over the last couple of days (dare I say too much).  I was utterly shocked at how cynical and cruel some people were being about Invisible Children and their mission.  I was so compelled by what I saw, heard, and ultimately learned, that I couldn't imagine anyone feeling any differently.  

But alas, there are a lot of people who are unwilling to "buy into" all the hype, and who aren't willing to pledge their support for Kony 2012 because it is facilitated by a group called Invisible Children.  There are questions surrounding their legitimacy and many people are skeptical about where their money is going. 

It seems that people will always find something to be skeptical about.  It's a frame-of-mind.  It's also a defense mechanism.  

It is my belief that if we are to acknowledge the atrocities of this world, we would then feel compelled and somewhat obligated to re-examine who "we" are as individuals.  For some, this is simply too overwhelming.  It is easier, for some, sometimes, to bury their heads in the sand and come up with excuses. 

Fortunately, there are millions and millions of people who do seem to be ready to throw themselves behind Invisible Children and stand up for an issue of global concern.

I'm all in.

Sign the pledge hereIt's free.



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