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Poster: Chavo Pederast
So the social media has been bombarded with people saying that I HAVE to watch KONY 2012, done by the invisible children. Something about this mass hysteria doesn't sit right with me.
I hate slacktivism, the idea of using social media to act like we care about causes that we really don't. But regardless, what exactly are people supporting with this video? Kony is an indicted war criminal and is currently in hiding because the US government has troops working with Uganda to arrest him.
I understand the important aspect of aiding African countries. I've read extensively about Rwanda and know what civil war can escalate to. But this is one scenario that people are jumping on board of (and which the operators of Invisible Children are profiting greatly off of). http://c2052482.r82.cf0.rackcdn.com/images/737/original/FY11-Audited%20Financial%20Statements.pdf?1320205055
The video is moving, but is watching it any more productive than the days following 9/11 when everyone watched videos of the terrorist attacks time and time again? Facebook seems to be the place to take a stance on issues lacking any controversy. Nobody will disagree that Kony was a bad guy and should be brought to justice.
If any of these people have any insight on what they would change about the US current policy in Central Africa, wouldn't that be more productive than repeatedly shouting out the fact that this once powerful man is evil?
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