KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.
In order for Kony to be arrested this year, the Ugandan military has to find him. In order for them to find him, they need the technology and training to find him in the vast jungle. That’s where the American advisors come in. But in order for the American advisors to be there, the US government has to deploy them. They’ve done that, but if the government doesn’t believe that the people care about arresting Kony, the mission will be canceled. In order for people to care, they have to know, and they will only know if Kony’s name is everywhere.
« This is the dream. Kony arrested for all the world to see, and the abducted children returned home. »
« In order to get Kony captured, we must first make Kony famous, a well known face and name so that everyone knows about his crimes, so that people become aware, so that the Government know that the world wants something done. »
« Start making Kony famous today, but all of these efforts will culminate on one day; April 20th, when we cover the night. This is the day when we will meet at sundown and blanket every street in every city ’til the sun comes up. We will be smart, and we will be thorough. The rest of the world will go to bed Friday night and wake up to hundreds of thousands of posters, demanding justice on every corner. »
« It’s always been that the decisions made by the few, with the money and the power, dictated the priorities of their government and the stories in the media. They determined the lives and the opportunities of their citizens. But now, there is something bigger than that. The people of the world see each other and can protect each other. It’s turning the system upside down. And it changes everything. »
“We are living in a new world. Facebook world. In which 750 million people share ideas. Not thinking in borders, it’s a global community bigger than the US. Joseph Kony was committing crimes 20 for years, and no one cared. We care.”
“We have reached a crucial time in history, where what we do or don’t do right now will affect every generation to come. Arresting Joseph Kony will prove that the world we live in has new rules, that the technology that has brought our planet together is allowing us to respond to the problems of our friends…”
You can sign the pledge : http://s3.amazonaws.com/kony2012/kony-4.html
Donate : https://www.stayclassy.org/checkout/set-donation?eid=14711
And purchase bracelets and Kony 2012 action kits : http://invisiblechildrenstore.myshopify.com/