The Invisible Children – Kony 2012

There is nothing like an inspiring, “I-can-save-the-world” post, and that is exactly what this is.

Circulating Facebook and Twitter like a firestorm, a 30-minute movie entitled ‘Kony 2012’ is capturing the hearts of all those that have one. Chances are, if you have your own social networking account, then you have been inundated with requests to view, share and acknowledge this viral project.

For those of you that haven’t, perhaps it is time you do so.

The Kony 2012 poster, image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/mandyldewaal

The Kony 2012 poster, image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/mandyldewaal

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time is now”.

It takes less than a second for an idea to pop up into your head and another for you to be inspired enough to voice it to a friend. It takes a whole lot of heart, courage and time to put that idea into action.

Kony 2012 is an idea that was brought to life by the U.S. volunteer group, Invisible Children, and targets the violent abductions of innocent children in Africa, who are then entered into sex slavery or forced to senselessly murder civilians.

The first people these poor children are first forced to kill, are their parents. They are trained, against their will, to mutilate people’s faces, shoot them down and torture them. In their own time, they are having this done to themselves.

The man behind this disgusting criminal activity, is Joseph Kony. He works alone, with the help of his abducted victims in Uganda. To this day, he has taken more than 30,000 children from their homes during their sleep. The children of Africa now fear to close their eyes.

The Kony 2012 project aims to bring awareness to Joeseph Kony’s activity, and make him a household name. This goal is not celebratory, but a plea for help on behalf of The Invisible Children and the African community.

“Approximately 99% of the world do not know who Joseph Kony is”.

So, mark your calendars for April 20th, 2012, for the world’s biggest recent change; the Kony 2012 project will take to the streets of the U.S., powered by the Invisible Children, to plaster millions of poster and flyers throughout the suburbia. The point? To make the U.S. government aware and agree to assisting the Ugandan army in arresting Kony, bringing him to justice, and rescuing the real invisible children.

To be a part of this wonderful, liberating and inspiring campaign, all you have to do is spare 30 minutes of your time to view the video at the link below, and share it with your network of friends and family. Remember, the aim of this project is to make the world aware. How many invisible children can you bring home to their parents?

Watch and donate at www.kony2012.com.

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Author:Cassie McBlane

Cassie McBlane is an established blogger, published author, passionate writer, editor and content marketing specialist.

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20 Comments on “The Invisible Children – Kony 2012”

  1. March 7, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    I saw this earlier this week, and my first thought was; “I really hope that people watch and digest this properly.” My fear is that some are desensitized to such a degree that even the (admittedly perfectly executed) half hour film has no effect upon them.

    • March 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

      I completely agree. But I went into the video with an open mind and attention, and I came out grateful that I was enlightened by it. I suppose it depends on the individual as to how they react to the campaign, but it has struck me as something I would completely devote my life to. I like the feeling of knowing my awareness can change lives; let’s hope others feel the same way.

  2. March 7, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    Great article cassie! I watched it last night and it brought tears to my eyes. #stopkony

  3. Anonymous
    March 7, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    looking for reasons to invade another country with oil resources? well spin-doctored US government! sickening

  4. ciara denise nagel
    March 8, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Make him famous , please

  5. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    The idea is ok but the method not at all, I think, because many crazy people are going to be bad only to be popular like this man. Mother Teresa said: I will never attend an anti-war rally; if you have a peace rally, invite me. If you focus on what you want, (peace) instead of what you don’t want, (war) you will receive it in abundance. Don’t focus on what we don’t want, (Bush, Kony, etc.) focus on what we want, (love, peace) There is a movie called The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, I highly recommend it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdtqLNeK6Ww

    • Grr-tack
      March 9, 2012 at 4:05 am #

      Anoymous and Pancho make an absolute point about believing in the better, then seeking out the worst. If the people could rally in the streets with benvolence rather then hatred, then that alone will be the overall cure to this violent man, and the children who deserve a better cause other than to serve and kill. In my own words, there’s many different approaches we should be taking instead of always searching out the downfalls of everything, so on April 20th i will be holding a sign that says “Don’t stop Believeing in Love and the People, Stop Believing in the Hate and Sinners.”

      We all just gotta stay positive, even when the storm looks ugly from here, the sun will still rise the next day.

  6. Pancho Rosas C.
    March 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    The idea is ok but the method not at all, I think, because many crazy people are going to be bad only to be popular like this man. Mother Teresa said: I will never attend an anti-war rally; if you have a peace rally, invite me. If you focus on what you want, (peace) instead of what you don’t want, (war) you will receive it in abundance. Don’t focus on what we don’t want, (Bush, Kony, etc.) focus on what we want, (love, peace) There is a movie called The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, I highly recommend it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdtqLNeK6Ww

  7. March 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    i’m happy to support the opposition of kony himself, but invisible children are not an organisation you want doing it. the group’s favour of military intervention, not peaceful solutions.
    about a minute ago · i’d rather not support the raping and looting done by the ugandan army, who invisible children support. IC raised over $8.5 billion dollars last year, and almost 70% of that was squandered on staff wages and movie production.

    invisible children are not a group you want to be putting your voice behind.

  8. March 8, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    Sobering, and very true:

    “Phony 2012 – A Cynics View on the Joseph Kony Hysteria”

    http://intentious.com/2012/03/08/phony-2012-a-cynics-view-on-the-joseph-kony-hysteria/

    (especially the part about the Syrians.)

  9. March 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    Please read stories about The Other Invisible Children. Imagine — our state’s most vulnerable children, betrayed by a state system that was supposed to protect them — and we have no idea who they are.
    Learn more about them…..Please read their stories. http://suncanaa.com/cps These stories touch the heart of some people, but after the news dies down, it’s as if it never happened.

    We need to set our priorities straight, how can we save the world and forget the children here in your town, city?

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