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KONY 2012

I must admit I thought long and hard about creating this post. I in no way want ASI to become politically voiced or biased… Yet something about this issue goes beyond politics. It plays on the human ideals of morality.

Years ago when I first started blogging and following urban brands I stumbled across Coup D’etat Brooklyn. Coup D’etat Brooklyn is a Brooklyn based t-shirt brand that has been around since 2004. Their slogan “Live to change something” is exactly what ASI intends to do. While not on the same level, considering fashion is far less significant than politics and war in a lot of ways. However fashion is where some of the biggest political statements are made and how they gain popularity.

With that said Coup D’Etat Brooklyn has been making a powerful statement for years with t-shirts displaying phrases like, “Teach the Babies” and “Unite the Nations”. For that reason the message of CBTBK’s has stuck with me for years. It was the first thing I thought about when I saw the KONY 2012 video. I remembered Coup D’Etat making a statement on the idea of child soldiers and how important education is; education on what is going on in other parts of the world; and education for those in situations like the one happening in Uganda & Central Africa.

For these reasons I am not only posting the KONY 2012 video to this FASHION BLOG but I seriously encourage our readers to watch it or at least google it and read about it. Groups like the LRA are not only a problem now but they silence a generation and that is something that will effect the world long after Kony is dead. The idea of child soldiers if not solved now will fester and create problems for our generation, the generation that will be in the position of power 20 and 30 years from now.

I’m not saying devote your whole life to the cause, I just want people to be aware.

“In order for people to care they have to know”

-Jason Russell

Coup D’Etat BrooklynInvisible Children Store

This entry was written by uyellelle and published on March 7, 2012 at 11:51 am. It’s filed under Fashion, Rant and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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