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Mentioned by some people already, I’ll go into it a bit deeper now.

Yesterday I informed you about the Kony2012 thing. Lots of positive feedback about it on my blog, but I found some people who weren’t all that happy with it. That isn’t to say they didn’t think it’s good people like Kony get caught and whatnot. Allow me to explain.

If you can be bothered, take a look at this blog post.
What it boils down to is that Kony2012 is an amazing initiative, but it isn’t that well set up, and the effectiveness of their actions are not optimal. Investing money in them may not be worthwhile.

So, they’re not that good at what they do, so what? They at least do something.
That’s exactly my point. They may not be the ones to finally get this happening, but they did inform a lot of people about it, amongst who are people who have the know-how, contacts and other skills to make this happen at maximum efficiency. They sparked a public interest, and now more attention will be put into it.

Some people found it hypocritical that only now people pay attention to it, even though Kony’s been on like this for a long time now.
I don’t blame you. The government knew about this, but they didn’t tell us shit either. But now we’re informed, and people have a touching story to attach to. They have a group to identify themselves with, there’s a group they can back.

The issue with these kind of things is that most people will think “I can’t make a difference”. But once there’s that individual who says “I can make a difference! Let’s give it all we’ve got!” then stuff gets rolling. When that person amasses a substantial following, people recognise that a difference can indeed be made, and start supporting that change.

Too bad that after it’s over they return to the “can’t make a difference” mindset, though.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 09/03/2012 (6:11 PM)

    I’m happy that they are doing something like this but Africa isn’t the only country with such problems, heck my country Philippines have it’s own share of problems with terrorists as well.

  • 09/03/2012 (1:12 PM)

    This is great!

  • 09/03/2012 (12:42 PM)

    In the long term, a los of “you cannot make the difference” maybe will do the difference.

    It’s just another battle in a great war, but for sure we cannot lose each of them.

  • 09/03/2012 (1:31 AM)

    Well there will always be another cause they can get behind to get them thinking that they can make a difference after all.

  • 09/03/2012 (1:18 AM)

    This campaign has received a ton of controversy I don’t have an opinion yet!

  • Jay
    09/03/2012 (12:39 AM)

    as you said, at least people are more aware now.

  • 08/03/2012 (9:18 PM)

    very interesting read!

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