I think I agree with lemur on certain points. Even though passive activism has the potential of revolutionizing changes and ideas, something about it doesn't sit very well with me.
And there is something about the scale of things that's so impacting. I was reminded of this dialogue by Eddie Izzard...
"if somebody kills someone, that’s murder, you go to prison. You kill 10 people, you go to Texas, they hit you with a brick, that’s what they do. Twenty people, you go to a hospital, they look through a small window at you forever. And over that, we can’t deal with it, you know? Someone’s killed 100,000 people. We’re almost going, “ÖWell done! You killed 100,000 people? Ahhh. You must get up very early in the morning."
Don't mistake, I did share the video on facebook and extended my support. But it took me an hour to decide if I should do it.
The causes and such videos are necessary to increase awareness. We learn a lot through visuals.
But for most of us, it's a two minute sound byte. And unfortunately, goes no further.
For instance, I might only buy the bracelet if I can sit at my spot and order it online. If one has to, lets say, go to post office and buy the bracelet to support the cause, most of us won't do it.
And its a sad truth that our support and care is only as far as we see it fit in our convenient schedules (ofcourse I only represent a certain part of an insensitive generation).
But I ask myself "Just because I share it, does it mean I care?" I think not. I still think that its only the few people who are not afraid to get in the dirt that really make any difference.
And most often these people are ready to get in the dirt because they have personally witnessed these horrors.
Then there is a question of "how are these rebels so powerful and well-equipped?". Most rebel groups are strongly supported by high and mighty.
They have the latest weaponary at their disposal. hmmm... where do they get that from?
Its a well known fact that globally, pharmaceutical industries, arms and such have considered most third world countries as an experimentation ground.
There is a huge political aspect in all of this. Honestly, I don't think Kony will be captured until he becomes a liability to the powerful few.
And I see how his name staying on top of news can slowly make him a liability. So yayy for that!
- Cynical Wh..sh
In my world there's only legible and more legible.