Ignorance is bliss? No. Ignorance is just ignorance.
You guys, I wanna talk about all the Invisible Children #Kony2012 stuff you see going around, because this is a cause I believe in. I have family invested into this cause. I have family who spends time in Africa on a yearly basis. I believe this is an opportunity for us to all have a worldview. Band together and do something, anything, because SOMETHING is better than nothing.
I have been so appalled that a measly Tumblr site created by some joe schmo college kid, taking a negative/opposing viewpoint on IC's Kony 2012 mission has become the talking point surrounding this. That there are people spreading this message to oppose something so great that IC is doing. And the fact that people take what this kid is saying as gold? And then spreading the negativity? Using verbiage such as "a hoax", "a scam", "a publicity stunt" in regards to something THIS LIFE CHANGING?
Dang. This is exactly the reason our world is so corrupt. Because there will always be people opposing, rather than seeing a good thing (capturing the man who enslaves & enslaved thousands of children), and being part of the solution instead of the problem.
The good news is, Invisible Children put out a public statement just last night where they're able to set the record straight based on the critiques they've received. And this is CRITICAL that you read and understand it, especially if you want knowledge. Especially if you WANT to know the truth. To not remain ignorant to so called "facts" & slanders.
I'm willing to bet that those trying to disrupt such a cause haven't even watched the Kony 2012 video. And if you are someone who hasn't watched it yet, DO. Please. Do. I know it seems long, but it's too good not to take the 29 minutes to watch.
KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.
I've mentioned before that my little brother works in San Diego for Invisible Children and has for the last few years. In fact, he created the design work surrounding this entire thing. The donkey/dove/elephant thing? He did that. He is deeply involved with all the people at IC, and they are good hearted, legitimate, and mostly, passionate about injustices happening around the world.
They are doing SOMETHING. They went, they saw with their own eyes something horrific happening, and they are passionate to see change.
You can help. We can all help. Don't fall into the naysayers, find out the facts on your own. The true ones.