Invisible Children launched a short film online Monday [viewable here] to stop Kony, the Ugandan LRA leader. Since its launch Monday afternoon, the film has been viewed 5.4 million times in 150 countries, with some 9,000 comments left on Vimeo. It has been viewed an additional 1.8 million times on YouTube with over 99,000 comments.
It is insane how quickly this video has gone viral. But what has actually been done to stop him? My social media networks are filled with phrases like “Stop Kony” “Make Kony Famous” and a link to the video urging people to watch it. Is that all you really felt compelled to do after watching this video? Spread the word?
The reason this video was created was to spread awareness about who this man is and what this man does and to get him arrested in this year. [Kidnap children, kill them, use them as sex slaves, hand them guns.] And all you wanted to do after watching this was spread the word? There are ways to donate, to get involved.
If this video actually impacted you, and moved you enough to share it. Don’t JUST share it, that’s not all you can do. Donate, volunteer, DO SOMETHING.
But sitting behind a computer screen urging your friends to watch a video is apathetic. If you really care, do something more.