KONY 2012 [the real ‘team amercia’ going viral]

Well I’m not quite sure what to say or make of this video… which is using social media to bring Joseph Kony of the L.R.A. to account for the abuses to humanity, which he has been systemically carrying out for decades in central Africa [deep breath]… other than I’m really interested to see how things pan out.

KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.

I believe the comments flying around on the youtube page comments section raise interesting points, having said this everyone’s reaction to the campaign and how they choose to express it are hugely interesting as is the development of this social experiment/campaign itself.

The problem with humans is, they see something that upsets them / motivates them to make a change without thinking rational, yet you do not know if this is real / propaganda to influence public opinion and make false / wrong actions. the fact that this campaign sends more US troops to Africa – search AFRICOM and understand what this is part of. Your consent is being manufactured. spread this -URGENT- do not let this succeed. think of 9/11, all world wars and more. DONT BE SHEEP. thumbs up

JoshDG92 16 seconds ago


Further reading:

The rather blunt and ever entertaining VICEhttp://www.vice.com/read/should-i-donate-money-to-kony-2012-or-not

Washington posthttp://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/invisible-childrens-stop-kony-campaign/2012/03/07/gIQA7B31wR_blog.html?wprss=blogpost

BBC’s Africa correspondent articlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17305470

IC’s response to criticismhttp://www.invisiblechildren.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/critiques.html

Today [radio 4] program gives an interesting angle to the purpose of the campaign http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9704000/9704264.stm

…as does the FThttp://video.ft.com/v/1507923890001/Questions-raised-by-Kony-film


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