Stop Kony 2012

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    Mar 06, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

    Quick summary if you don't want to watch:
    1) A man name Joseph Kony is a leader of a rebel group called the LRA in Central Africa.

    2) Kony uses his army of rebels to abduct children from villages. The children (mostly boys) are then forced to hurt or kill their loved ones or friends. The girls are used as sex slaves for the rest of the rebel army.

    3) The year 2012 is the year Kony will be taken out of the picture. By spreading this video and other media across the nation, the people/news/government will remain focused on Kony.

    4) The goal of this whole movement is to make Joseph Kony famous. By tweeting/contacting celebrities and calling government officials you are helping spread the word about Kony.

    TL;DR Joseph Kony is bad...and you need to tell everyone you know

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc&

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    Mar 06, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
    I watched the entire documentary, and was almost brought to tears. This man definitely needs to be stopped.
  • disasterpiece

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    Mar 06, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    It's going viral on FB.

    For once, viral is beautiful.
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    Mar 07, 2012 6:13 AM GMT
    Just finished watching it. Such a well made video. It will be a beatiful thing to see if this video really does start a big campaign to catch this man.

    Find this bastard is bring him to justice.
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    Mar 07, 2012 7:06 AM GMT
    One guy commented how this was such a bandwagon... but was not "speaking ill of it." Needless to say, it sure irritated me a whole lot.
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    Mar 07, 2012 3:30 PM GMT
    Nickrolled saidOne guy commented how this was such a bandwagon... but was not "speaking ill of it." Needless to say, it sure irritated me a whole lot.


    Well the whole point is for people to hop on board. The more support the better the chances of bringing this man to justice.

    The good news is this video has been blowing up and chances are if you've been on facebook you've heard something about this. It really feels great to be a part of something like this.
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    Mar 07, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    I do have some concerns... many do...

    http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/
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    Mar 07, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    So intense!
    And the guy's hotttt
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    Mar 07, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    Beautifully made video, evoked many emotions on my part. Word is spreading rapidly through Twitter and other social networking sites. I'm sure support will double, if not triple by the end of this week. I feel compelled to make a difference for these children.
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    Mar 07, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidI do have some concerns... many do...

    http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/



    I don't think getting the message out about the guy is bad. It is, however, always good to do your research.

    http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=12429
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    Mar 07, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    Rallying up Western armchair activists will only harm the legitimate forces working IN Uganda. So rich middle class do-gooders think foreign intervention unsanctioned by governments is going to save Northern Uganda? This campaign's methods reek of Christian Aid propaganda. Support your governments to pressure for human rights in Uganda if you want to do something useful.
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    Mar 08, 2012 5:12 AM GMT
    kandsk saidRallying up Western armchair activists will only harm the legitimate forces working IN Uganda. So rich middle class do-gooders think foreign intervention unsanctioned by governments is going to save Northern Uganda? This campaign's methods reek of Christian Aid propaganda. Support your governments to pressure for human rights in Uganda if you want to do something useful.


    I found the video to be pretty effective. It was able to tug at the heart strings appropriately and had a pretty clear call to action - and is clever in its campaign (e.g. making it personal with "missions").

    That said, I found the first part of the video far too patronizing. It reeked too much of "rich white man comes to Africa to save the black people" as opposed to the idea of empowerment. It's also a lazy tactic used by many "legitimate forces working IN Uganda."

    And on that point, there are many legitimate and established forces working in Uganda that are already highly ineffective. I'm not sure I would support his development work that's been mixed in with his advocacy which results in somewhat questionable accounting, but it's difficult not to at least agree with the underlying campaign to rid the world of Kony's - and awareness is the first step.

    Skepticism in this case is I think quite warranted:
    http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/03/07/guest_post_joseph_kony_is_not_in_uganda_and_other_complicated_things
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    Mar 11, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
    One of my friends just posted this on FB...


    There are a lot of people like "Kony" out there unfortunately. *sigh*
    I agree with the video. Did anyone get the kit yet?
  • TrentGrad

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    Mar 13, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    kandsk saidRallying up Western armchair activists will only harm the legitimate forces working IN Uganda. So rich middle class do-gooders think foreign intervention unsanctioned by governments is going to save Northern Uganda? This campaign's methods reek of Christian Aid propaganda. Support your governments to pressure for human rights in Uganda if you want to do something useful.


    I agree...this campaign is very suspicious to me.

    This documentary, for instance, is all set in Uganda...but the LRA and Kony haven't been in Uganda for at least five years, and haven't been a force in Uganda for more than a decade. Where they are still a force capable of slaughtering innocents and abducting kids...is in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and especially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Yet this film didn't even mention what's going on in those countries...though it did indicate that Kony has moved out of Uganda.

    What's the point of building a communications network in Northern Uganda to warn of LRA activity...when the LRA just isn't in Northern Uganda anymore???

    I could go on, but there really isn't much point. There doesn't seem to be too much flexability in attitudes towards this hip new cause!

    I just hope this charity doesn't bleed support away from the charities that actually make a difference and save lives, or cause donor fatigue when this trending begins to decline.

    BTW, here's a very interesting piece that talks about Kony 2012:

    http://tinyurl.com/8yj84ph
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    Mar 13, 2012 5:05 AM GMT
    TrentGrad said...
    http://tinyurl.com/8yj84ph
    I love this picture from your link:
    and-then-i-told-kony-lol.jpg?w=490&h=349

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  • kolkii

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    Mar 26, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI watched the entire documentary, and was almost brought to tears. This man definitely needs to be stopped.


    Uganda has oil reserves..

    US way:

    1) Create a target
    2) Go to war "for the kids",or something touchy feely, yadda, yadda
    3) Get the sheeple to jump on board
    4) Secure Oil
    5) Hookers all day





    sheep.