POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA
WHOSE TIME HAS COME...
I know a world that works for everyone is possible. I see it, I feel it and I CREATE it at every moment. I invite you to Create Awake as well.
Creating Awake to me means being able to wake up and look at any situation from all sides. Yesterday I posted the Kony video and I just took it down this morning. The reason that I took it down is because after some more research and careful consideration I was not feeling in alighment with two actions that the organization Kony 2012 was standing behind, which was to 1)support the Sudan People's Liberation Army and 2)Support and encourage the U.S army to interfere in Uganda.
"Both the Ugandan army and Sudan People’s Liberation Army are riddled with accusations of rape and looting, but Invisible Children defends them, arguing that the Ugandan army is “better equipped than that of any of the other affected countries”, although Kony is no longer active in Uganda and hasn’t been since 2006 by their own admission."
Full article from: Grant Oyston
So with that said I do commend all the hard work and heart that has gone to this project.
I still think that there is a lot to learn from the Kony 2012 campaign. I believe that there is many positive things about the Kuny 2012 efforts.
These are just of the things I got:
1)People all over the U.S are now talking about Uganda. There are conversations happening between people about things that matter (whether they agree with the Kony 2012 campaign or not)
2.An amazing and brilliant marketing campaign has been launched to inspire people to do good (even if you are a critic, the campaign was genius because it worked). We can learn from these marketing tactics and use them to empower our causes.
3.This campaign went viral and showed us how people could care more than many expected. It is inspiring to see prove that we have the power and the POWER of the people is UNDENIABLE and IRRESISTIBLE.
Below is a video posted by my friend Nathaniel from ELEVATE that has some good points and an alternative for the critics to consider:
Here is a article that critiques the campaign from the UK Telegraph.
It is important to look at the Kony 2012 response to the critics:
Scroll down and you can also read another hollistic point of view from another friend of mine Troy Casey.
Stay AWAKE and make your own decision, be guided by love.
So much love and light!
Xochitl & Create Awake family.
FROM: TROY CASEY
As i see the phenomena of the Kony 2012 video and the controversy surrounding the non profit organization i feel inspired to share a deeper look at the way of the world.
Africa has always been about political & economic domination so natural resources can be extracted for use in western economies!
We have seen in recent wars sold to the American people that this or that "evil dictator" needs to be taken down because of crimes against humanity only to be revealed that we were in bed with them in the past or they didnt play economic ball with US ie; Idi Amin/Saddam/Qaddafi/Taliban. why hasnt Kony been brought to justice by the US military? because he is probably helping in the region in some way to help the supply of oil get out or was not worth the money because there is less oil than other places....this is the blind insidious political & economic agenda we do not see in the pr/psychological manipulated media that is part of the multinational corporate conglomerates media/government/oil/banking/drugs/chemicals. add to this the poisoned food, water and air ( chemtrails ) and people are too busy to research the truth as they are sick or NOT healthy/vital to the level to affect change. however as we see in this movement that change and activity can come quickly...i applaud MORE conscious awakening and momentum...2012 is the portal of transformation!
I see the day when humanity is unified and ACTIVE on all REAL issues that matter...especially 1st principles, like clean air, water, soil and the creation of free energy! also i choose to see all options looked at instead of promoting more killing/violence!
call me altruistic or utopian however there were those before me that believed in what my soul knows this Earth is destined for...Peace.
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
A DEEPER look into the political and economic back drop of Uganda/Congo/Sudan will reveal the usurping of natural resources for multinational corporations upheld by US military/CIA/intelligence which funds some of these factions like the the LRA, that go rouge...the whole of Africa as well as the world is manipulated by these forces, we are ALL apart of. it is imperative that we ALL rise up as humans and take responsibility for all of our INDIVIDUAL actions to create a better world!
i do LOVE the effect of this campaign however I always address issues systemically/holistically, at the root, and i see this as another SYMPTOM of a sick society focused on in the media, ie: LIbya/Quadaffi, Saddam/Iraq, Venezuela/Chavez, Taliban/Afghanistan, Chile, Guatemala, Ecuador, Panama etc. etc. ( more outlined in CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HITMAN & HOODWINKED by John Perkins ) however it is time to look at ourselves, the life we are living, where we are headed as a species, the effects of the western lifestyle on the planetary ecosystems and the contribution of the American military, driven by oil & banking cartels, on the decimation of people and misuse/abuse of natural resources/Earth. at the root i see a blending of mimetic/brain viruses, religious, political ( "if we are not in power someone else will control the natural resources and that will tank our economy" ) & economic. this is indicative of the whole predicament... memes are no good for the genes!
YES this guy needs to be caught, however more of this type of human will be produced as we continue our destructive path of unconsciousness/disconnectedness. we see this as we go through evil dictator after evil dictator...always ask: what was our political & economic involvement with these evil dictators. have we become the evil dictator we have been labeling everyone else as?
if we spent our war budget, TRILLIONS, on producing free energy, permaculture and restoring the air, water, soil people like Kony would not be a by-product of a healthy world society! i mean lets face it, homeland security is the nuclear weapon all else is money making gimmicks, theatrics & deceit!
if we look at higher spiritual principles, forgiveness & love rank the highest. without diving deep into the hate of the actions of this misguided brother it may help us understand the makings of someone like this so we can work to construct a world that supports all brothers and sisters of planet earth. its time to be brave enough to examine the life we are all living! its time to EVOLVE!
lets also not forget that the US government is poisoning our childrens food & water supply daily for profit, this is something more insidious yet just as abject! slow killers and destroyer of a healthy happy life, childhood obesity and a slew of diseases from cancer to diabetes are now common place in todays society... all politically and economically related intertwined once again with oil & bankers ( pesticides are petrochemical/oil by products, unlabeled GMO grain is a commodity and drugs sold to rectify these issues also have petrochemicals in them! )
thanks to this film for showing that we can move people thru social media with millions of dollars behind it. lets all use social media to share our love and find REAL solutions for everyone.
i invite your comments and reflections.
love & blessings