Something To Live For.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Recently Invisible Children have made their latest documentary "The Rescue." Coming to the end of the longest running war in Africa, Invisible Children insists on saving 90% of the LRA, the Lords Resistant Army, lead by the leader Joseph Kony. 

90% of the LRA are abducted soldiers. 
90% of the LRA are under 18 years of age. 
90% of the LRA are pleaded to be rescued. 

On April 25th, thousands of participants gathered in 100 cities across the world to symbolically abduct themselves to free the abducted. 
And wait to be rescued. 

But here's the facts that we had to move by:
Our culture is determined by three forces.

It's a fact: Money makes the world go' round. 
The media decides what stories in the world are worth telling. 
And Moguls compete for the attention of the media. 
which makes them both money. 
And this cycle repeats itself over and over again. 
Defining and redefining our priorities. 

The truth is: THEY NEED US. 
And when the masses take action, 

... and history is rewritten. 
A slave is freed. 
A vote is counted. 
A wall is torn down. 
And a revolution begins. 
A revolution for life, love, justice, and freedom. 

On April 25th, we abducted ourselves to be rescued.
Rescued by the cultural forces:

We meet at our abduction site.
(Salt Lake City, Utah)

And walked to an LRA Camp (The Gallavin Center)
And waited, like the abducted children are waiting. 
And this is what we did: 
We contacted Moguls: The gatekeepers of culture, to come rescue us. 
We made sure the media came to rescue us. 
The story deserves mainstream coverage.
So we had to get it covered. 
And we didn't go home until they both arrived. 
We had one month to be rescued. 
It took Salt Lake City 4 1/2 hours to be rescued. 
With an audience of 1,000, we were rescued at 7:30 pm by Senator Robert Bennett. 

pictures of the rescue

Los Angeles, California

Sydney, Australia

New Orleans, Louisiana 

these pictures are just bits and pieces of the history we've created in 100 cities worldwide. 
Now here is the aftermath. 
this is worth living for.


Jake and Jenna said...

i am so grateful that you love humanity as much as i do. this video made me cry. i'll be participating next year. won't you join me?

love you.

Reimstar said...

A group waited outside Oprah's studio yesterday, and she met with them before her show, and she was so impressed she did a segment on the story. Its really awesome, good for you!

this might tickle your fancy

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