Monday, March 12, 2012

The Kony 2012 Phenomenon- Give me a break.

Lately, chances are you've been bombarded with the "Kony 2012" video, either on your Facebook page, in your email account, on Twitter, or whatever dark corner of the internet you frequent.

All I gotta say is....give me a break.

"Spread awareness about Joseph Kony!"

"STOP Joseph Kony! Repost!"

"Join the revolution and make Kony famous! Let's stop him!"

This is the work of clueless college kids who want to feel good about themselves. They think if they repost a video and send a link to their other clueless college buddies in cyberspace about something going on in Africa they have no idea about (and never knew about before) that now they are a good person. I bet not one of them will actually pack up and go to Africa to help fight the LRA. Nor will they donate any significant amount of money. Nor will they sacrifice any of their precious time for the cause...except the 3 seconds it took to repost the video of course.

I knew about Joseph Kony before this whole viral video campaign infested the internet. I knew his atrocities. I knew about the LRA. I knew that US special forces were present in Africa supporting the fight against him. This isn't anything new! Good grief.

Everyone wants to make a difference and be a part of something meaningful. But no one ever actually does anything about it that might require actual sacrifice. I guess that is the real pet peeve here. The youthful masses in cyber space are so proud of themselves for being a part of the "revolution" to stop Joseph Kony! And just how do you become part of the "revolution"?

1) Find reposted link to Kony 2012 video on your Facebook page.
2) Repost link to Kony 2012 video on your Facebook page.
3) Give yourself a pat on the back and remind yourself how good of a person you are.
4) Forget all about Joseph Kony and the LRA 2 hours later.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Typical leftist feel-good propaganda.

If only it was so easy to be able to take credit for something you only give 1o seconds of effort for.

The left is tedious. So, so tedious.