Kony 2012

If you have been anywhere on the internet in the last couple of days, you will have heard of Invisible Children‘s Kony 2012 campaign. If you haven’t, stop reading this. Watch the entire video.

Additionally, you have probably heard people saying that Invisible Children is a controversial charity that doesn’t take much action and exaggerates stuff. Invisible Children themselves debunked some of the criticism, but that’s not what I want to talk about.

Like the campaign or not, the fact is that Joseph Kony is one of the world’s most wanted men, yet, before this campaign, very few people even knew who he was. 2 days and almost 40 million views later, one thing can be proved – it is working. Invisible Children wanted to raise awareness of Kony, and that is precisely what they have done. Millions now know about Kony, and he must be stopped.

So, share the video. Make sure that everyone knows about this horrible man and petitions for his capture. You may not agree with the way that Jason Russell and Invisible Children have done things, but we can harness the power of the internet and 21st century democracy to show the governments that Kony must be stopped.

It’s one thing we can all agree on.