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Why I support the KONY 2012 campaign

The reality of it all is that this campaign first and foremost advocates CONSCIOUSNESS. It informs the masses of the atrocities occurring around the world. The fact is that the people posting about KONY 2012 are doing so because they NOW know. The reality is that most AMERICANS don’t know SHIT! about the world, and those who do ignore it, since they don’t have a motive to get involved. Even when Hollywood movies like HOTEL RWANDAH and BLOOD DIAMOND clearly show us what the heck is happening, they are still Hollywood-ized. There is a sad glamorization of those events that causes people to watch films like these and still feel disconnected. Simply put ITS AMOVIE. Although to a Rwandan AMERICAN, it’s more than a movie, for some, those scripts were their bedtime stories, told by parents or grandparents who lived though them. If you asked a Salvadoran American about the Civil War in El Salvador, they would be able to give you a great “new” idea for a film about the events, but when other Americans watch that film, it would NOT be reality. While people, have been exposed to similar stories, histories, ancestral past, they still do not know one another stories, because that was NOT what they were exposed to. KONY 2012, in my opinion, simply exposes us to ONE person in the world who is evil. People know/will know about KONY, NOT because he has weapons of mass destruction, NOT because our government has political and financial interest in the country, but because ONE man was EXPOSED to the dire situation of another. This one man had the means and resources of physically being exposed to the hostility and desperation of a society created by colonizing countries like ourselves. Most of us DON’T. Though with access to the Internet, more people can be exposed to it with out having to travel, heck with out ever having to step...

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