Social Media Wins, traditional media and politics lose.
As majority of you now know, Joseph Kony has been one the most searched figures this past week on Google. His infamous popularity has skyrocketed thanks to the KONY 2012 movement including the KONY 2012 video. The video itself is 30 minutes long and due to enough buzz I decided I had to watch it and form my own opinions. Note the plurality of “opinions”.
1) Just like everyone else with a heart, we all concur that Joseph Kony’s reign of terror must come to an end.
2) Many generations have experienced this style of rule before. Social Media has succeeded 10 fold to where media has failed. A very sudden transition has occurred, and social media is still just an infant; a very powerful infant.
Take the previous wars world wide that the US has had some form of involvement in. The immediate wars that come to mind are that of Afghanistan and Iraq…”the Iraq, everywhere like such as and“. Afghanistan is a simple sell for Americans. Why?…well media did not have to sell it. The attacks on our country spoke louder than media or governmental debates could. Iraq on the other hand was heavily protested by the liberal media and liberal community. Why? You must ask the liberals…the liberals who are now sharing KONY 2012 on their Facebook pages and are at the forefront of getting Joseph Kony captured.
I’m sure the last sentence has fueled this community. If so, I’m not trying to upset anyone I promise. It’s just the truth and they should be proud of standing up for what they believe in. So let’s think about this…imagine if there would have been a Saddam 2003 video discussing his inhumane crimes in detail. I guarantee the conservative party has thought about this since the KONY 2012 campaign has risen in fame. Would Bush be a hero now in the eyes of the liberals? It’s an interesting debate…
We will now see more of these campaign style “war sells” from here on out. It was a brilliant idea, and skips over Liberal/ Conservative debates…it’s now back to what is right and what is wrong in our society.