the whole thing kinda strikes me as odd. I was down with the whole thing until the end and I realized they're selling t-shirts and posters? That just doesn't sit right in my idea of a charity. They didn't even say what exactly their plan was other than to kill homeboy. It's like yo' lets combine white guilt and consumerism for a good cause! Not trying to knock it completely though. If it's making teens/young people aware and conscious of what's going on in the outside world its definitely a good thing. Just think there are more transparent charities out there without such a self righteous attitude.
Got over to the computer lab to post this and damn... snaked...
Oh snap! Bastion of Suffering, what's up!? How do we get you back in the game? Get at me dogg.
I guess its easy to be critical and cynical of everything, but i think the underlying goal of this makes sense. I think I'm generally aware of what's going on in the world, but admittedly, I'd never heard of this dude until today. Given the amount of news coverage and foreign policy attention that is given to non-oil producing countries' issues, I don't think I would have, had it not been from word of mouth, or some other non-network news source. So, from the standpoint of spreading public awareness, I don't have much of a problem with it. Yeah, the Shepherd Fairy, Obey element leaves a bit of a shittyurban outfitters taste in my mouth, but fuck it, I'd rather spend my time energy learning more about and contributing to worthwhile humanitarian causes, than getting bullshitted by these douchebags who are trying to win the upcoming corporate presidential auction. Are there other more transparent charities out there that are championing this cause? If there are, I've never heard of them. That's not to say that they don't exist, It's just that nobody else has brought any of this to my attention before.
Bullshit bullshit bullshit. Dude's been out of power for a minute, and as the video points out the ICC is already after him, what more could we ask for in relation to this particular individual? If we really wanted to help these people, military intervention is certainly not the solution, you'd think we would have learned that by now. Word on the internetz is that this organization donates less than 30% of their revenues to any actual cause, and that the Better Business Bureau has been investigating them for shady practices (failure to file their taxes through an independent party for example). Want to feel like you're actually doing something? Volunteer in YOUR community. Want to feel like you're helping the international community? Donate to Amnesty International or Human Rights Watch or Doctors Without Borders. T-shirts and wheat-pastes aren't solving shit. Slacktivism is no good./rant
It's the latest trendy cause for otherwise uninformed people on Twitter to rally around. Remember when #troydavis was really poppin'? These are the same people hyping this Kony film. They'll forget about it by the weekend, just like they did Troy Davis.
YOOO.... So it is true, cynicism is easy. But i'd like to point out two things. First, Kony has been out of Uganda for 6 years. Second, the video does not mention the first conflict rehabilation programs and how they affect post conflict recovery. They basically say, donate money, and as pointed out before, the creators of the film are already being critized for how they spend your money..
YOOO... Yes cynicism is far too easy. But, I'd like to point out two facts. One, Kony has been out of Uganda for 6 years. Two,and what they fail to mention in the video, are the first conflict rehabilation programs and how they affect post conflict recovery. They basically say, "hey, buy our shirt and he's front page tomorrow".. and what someone else pointed out, is the fact the film makers are being criticized for the way they spend your money.. However, i still think this is an extremely important issue that needs to be pushed...
this internet shit be confusing...
As a non-american, i think it's awesome to see this getting the coverage in the US that it is.. but, kind of worrying that they're leading with military intervention by backing another shady army? Smells like backing the Northern Alliance against the taliban in Afghanistan? That aside, good publicity for some non-US related conflicts.You should check out the movie Wardance for a more human view of the conflict in Uganda. Shit will make you cry though.http://www.wardancethemovie.com/
yo just gonna say:http://rosebellkagumire.com/further:http://underthebanyan.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/a-cautionary-tale-kony-2012-the-backlash/(commentary then tweets and emails with previously linked journalist)then:http://jezebel.com/5891269/think-twice-before-donating-to-kony-2012-the-meme-du-jour("here are some reasons to be skeptical that go beyond hating the video's conceit")
http://www.infowars.com/youth-movement-promotes-us-military-presence-in-central-africa/http://www.infowars.com/kony-2012-pro-africom-propaganda-by-the-regime-change-machine/old news... and super corny, sucks for those kids, NWO would rather have em all gone anyways. well see how many toys get caught up on 4/20 i'm sure something bigger happen that day though..
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