love you too Sarah
Best, because very reflectively written, post in this thread.Just the fact that only around 31% of the money donated to the Kony 2012 cause only goes to actual charitable organizations, most (if not all, most likely) go to the Ugandan government, who's just as bad as Kony is, if not worse. His regime and military actively encourages and practices rape, torture and pillaging of villages.
But, I mean, whatever. Lollerskatez, he masturbates in public and shit, NOW the campaign is a joke. How.... very typical. The entire premise and foundation of this organization is the Ugandan government, that's it. That's some viral warfare shit. Trick people into donating money to stop this random guy that none of US, the intended targets of this glorified "infomercial", and make it seem like he's the Antichrist incarnate. Meanwhile, this entire campaign supports and funds the Ugandan government, not the guerrillas, which is Kony. Kony is trying to overthrow his government, this is how they play.
While they're doing the same crimes Kony is, if not worse crimes, they're getting all of this money from willing Americans (and those abroad, I'm sure) and governments from around the world discussing Kony (probably for the first time in many cases, I'm sure).
Sure, it's a good thing really, because Kony does deserve everything that's coming to him. But that's not to say those that provoked this entire situation, the dude who was jerking off in public, and even the Ugandan government, shouldn't just get to walk away from this without having to answer for a lot of things (and hopefully some severe punishment).
I discussed this issue with my students and they conclude that's really hard to identify "the sides" in this game, though everybody wants to have clear fractions. Despite this is a human behaviour, it's not very reflective, what socially motivated outrage and engagement indeed should be.
Last edited by The Prisoner; 04-05-2012 at 09:07 AM.
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I don't know if this has been posted yet, but Charlie Brooker sums it all up IMO:
I actually had an argument with my Aunt and ex-girlfriend over the KONY 2012 video when it was just gaining mass attention. I didn't bother trying to convince them any further that there's probably more than meets the eye. Shortly afterwards, the whole public masturbation fiasco hit the news and I just shook my head at the two of them.
Lol the Kony campaign night was an epic fail in my town. I saw a total of one half ripped poster a few blocks from here.
OMG I forgot about that night.. I kinda feel sorry... but HAHAHAHA
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