Anyone Remember This Evening is Kony 2012 “Cover the Night”?
A month ago, Jason Russell's documentary "KONY2012" appeared on YouTube and within two weeks this phenomenon garnered more than one hundred million views through YouTube and Vimeo. But does anyone still care?People were tearing each other to pieces over the convictions and merits in the film. Even the United States Congress has taken notice: "When you get 100 million Americans looking at something, you will get our attention,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
The point being that almost everyone knows about this. You can't escape this sensation... until now.
What I want to know is, where has the zeal gone?
It seems to have all been a fad; it died down. When college kids have moved their interest on from a social dilemma to "spooning," I would stand on a limb to say everyone was quite fickle about this.
Did Invisible Children wait too long to have their "Cover the Night"?
Today is the day, tonight is the night. This is the moment. Who really believed in it? Who will fulfill their pledge? It feels very quiet to me.
If you do participate, is it even legal? At this point, is it even worth it? Do you believe in KONY 2012 enough to risk breaking the law to save this all-but-dead cause?
Captain Ken Roske of the Pasco Police Dept. said one must have permission to hang a sign or sticker on property otherwise it is vandalism "no different than if you're spray painting like a tagger," he said. The same goes for stenciling sidewalks.