I was never really good at math but, somehow, I always understood the concept of “the power of,” though my grades in middle school may not have reflected it.
“You tell two people, and they’ll tell two people,” TV star Farrah Fawcett seductively exclaimed during the 70s when she was touting her fabulous Faberge shampoo products. “And so on, and so on,” her voice echoed as each frame of her face in the commercial was divided into multiple faces.
Ah, the power of friends.
The power of friends has been taken to a whole new level these days. And so has the power of communication.
We have “friends” we’re “talking” to on Facebook we haven’t seen in years, but are somehow drawn back to. We have friends in the work place whom we text from across the room. And we have our true friends, who answer your phone call at 2 a.m. on a Sunday morning.
I’m proud to write, here in this year of 2012 that, remarkably and amazingly, most of my new-found-old-friends, long time friends, and current business associates actually agree on one thing at the exact same time. Joseph Kony must be captured and tried for his crimes against humanity and the Invisible Children of Uganda.
“Joseph Kony? Who the heck is he?” some of you may be asking. Please read Lucy Higginbotham’s front-page article in this issue of White Rock Lake Weekly to learn the man’s history and why he needs to be brought to justice immediately.
Lucy highlights how our future city leaders, the students in our local schools, are making a difference in this very troubling cause. Africa may seem like a long way away but, in most ways, the people living there are trying to do what we are trying to do on a daily basis. They are trying to live a decent, honest life in their own communities.
White Rock Lake Weekly is devoted to our East Dallas communities. But this week, we’re taking our local audience global. You can live local, but you can act global. Please join the movement to bring an end to crimes against humanity. Whether they are committed locally or globally, we are all in the fight together.
If you tell two people about Joseph Kony, they’ll tell two people. And so on, and so on.
Please visit kony2012.com for more information on how you can help our community locally, and then extend your generosity and compassion globally.