Kony 2012

So, unless you have been living under a rock for the past week, you would have heard about the plight against Kony. If you have been living under a rock, here’s a brief description: Kony is a man who steals children from their family, and forces them to become soldiers. Now, recently a man created a half an hour documentary about this man, and posted it on vimeo. That’s when this got huge.

When people started to hear about it, they became outraged. People made websites, posters and memes. I can’t tell you the amount of times I have been invited to a “paint your town with posters group”. It was even a trending topic on twitter. But the question is why.

Yes it is an important thing to stop, no child should have to go to war, ever, but why specifically Kony? Why now?

To me it seems more like a social, follow the sheep mentality. “everyone’s doing it, so I should too.”

It also unites everyone, in someone they hate. On all the ‘Stop Kony’ Facebook pages and such, there are thousands of comments such as “this man should be locked in a room and not allowed out.” or “F**k Kony, this man deserves to die.”

By why specifically this case, and not any of the numerous other injustices in the world? This emitts emotion. People feel sorry for the victims, the children. Children who have lost their childhood, fighting in a war they have no business in.

It’s also in the media’s eye. Being posted on both Vimeo and, by now YouTube as well, this went everywhere. After one person sent a link to someone, they then sent it on. And on, and on, and, well you get the picture.

There’s tones if other problems in the world, and I’m not saying that this shouldn’t be stopped, but when it’s done, everyone should try and fix something else that’s a problem in this world.

Franklin P. Jones “Bravery is being the only one that knows you’re afraid”

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Welcome to my blog. This blog is mostly for me, to extend on my knowledge, but I can’t do that without your help. I have four things that I would like to get out of owning a blog, listed below.

1. Intellegent conversation. I started this blog, so that I could share my ideas, and hear what others have to say. I am interested in other peoples ideas, and I hope that people are interested in mine also. I am very politically, and world minded, so I may tread on some peoples toes, but that’s my opinion, and feel free to critize it as long as you have evidence.

2. Improving my skills in english. As a person who is still studying, I understand that it is a always changing language, however I do believe it can be mastered, and I hope to be able to do that one day.

3. Dispel the rumours and stereotypes of my generation. Yes, I am a part of the generation that spends way to much time on the computer. We watch to much tv, and, as most people would see it, we have a lot further to go than other generations did. I can see that, but I want to be able to prove to you, the reader, that not everyone is like that. It’s not always ‘Just because I walk into your shop, doesn’t mean I’m going to steal something’

4. I want to share my knowledge. Yes, I know that i’m very young, however I do believe that I have picked up something in the time I have been alive. I learn a different way to most older people did, I’m even learning a different way to how most people do now. And I have lots of questions, and possibly some answers for you all.

There’s also something you should know, I’m rather a TV buff, or I would like to think of myself as one anyway. So, you may see quite a lot of reviews here, but I will also have different things as well.

So that’s it. Welcome to my blog. Something I would like to do with each blog is end it with a quote. Whether it be from a famous person, someone I admire, or from a TV show, so I think my first one will be one of my favourite, and probably relevant to a first post:

 

Agatha Christie: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started”

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