“Where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live.” – Jason Russell, Co-Founder, Invisible Children, KONY 2012
I’m pretty positive that the majority of you have seen the KONY 2012 video by now. If by chance you have not, you must. It’s what life is all about I think, helping others to live happy, free lives…We all deserve that. While I watched Jason Russell’s video yesterday this quote stuck with me and I paused the video, typed it into a blog post and saved it immediately. I’ve said this many a time in conversations about helping other countries or when people judge people by their culture or on why they are who they are based on where they were born. Where we are born shouldn’t define us. Every human that is born is important and deserves a chance at life.
PLEASE, I’m begging you, watch this video, share this video, sign the petition I have linked below, because technology can be used for so much good if we use it right and use it wisely. Let your voice be heard, be the voice for so many that aren’t able to have one, and help unite to fight against Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). If we can help to stop this man and the evil he has done just think of what we can do if we work together. Shoot, just watch it to be reminded that there are good people in this world that want to help people. If that’s all you get out of it, I’m fine with that too, but I doubt that’s where your heart and mind will end with this.
This all being said, of course there has been criticism of the video and the mission. But I’ve done my research and I still support this effort whole-heartily. The video is linked below:
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Help bring Joseph Kony to justice. Continue and expand the necessary support and aid until Kony is captured. Kony 2012.
Continue and expand all military and financial aid that is already being provided for the capture of Joseph Kony, Ugandan war criminal. A pledge by the United States government to continue this aid until he is captured and not a moment sooner.
Sign the Petition by clicking HERE.