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Unread 03-16-2012, 03:59 PM   #101
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Hah, I was JUST going to post the same story, from a different source. Nice work there, !
Me too.

But I'm going to post it anyways:

U.S. News - Report: Invisible Children co-founder detained by police; charity made 'KONY 2012' video

Rubbing salt in the wound.

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Unread 03-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #102
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

That is literally the funniest shit I've heard all day. Outshines everything else that has happened in the last 48 hours.

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Unread 03-16-2012, 04:19 PM   #103
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Ok wait, now that it's sunk in, I actually feel bad for him. This whole issue must literally be driving him nuts... I think he's far, FAR from being my favorite person, but I certainly hope he doesn't go any further than this...

... That was still funny though...

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Unread 03-16-2012, 04:29 PM   #104
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Unread 03-16-2012, 04:45 PM   #105
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I saw the video, I did not share it, since I don't even use social media. Anyways, here is my take on this matter:

I have a couple issues with the way the campaign is being presented. I think the campaign is over simplifying a very complex issue such as armed conflict.

I think they are putting the face of one bad guy over a bigger issue where there are a lot of bad guys.

The campaign seems to insinuate that people should support the Ugandan army, which itself has a bad record of human rights abuses and the use of child soldiers, similar to Kony.

The campaign also insinuates that people should support the Ugandan government, which not long ago was trying to pass a bill that would impose the death penalty of gays and lesbians.

The campaign also suggest that Kony is still in uganda when in fact he has been the Central African Republic for the last 5 years, and the numbers of the LRA have been reduced; the number child soldiers have been reduced as well.

Having that said, I believe the issue is the way the campaign has been presented, not with the campaign itself. I hardly believe that this is enough to justify all the amount of hate that some people have thrown at it, their makers, and their supporters.

Different people will tell you different things about what they think the campaign purpose is and whether it is achievable. I have heard a lot of negative criticism, but very little people suggesting something better. And this is what I have an issue with, just a bunch of hate mongering and calls for indifference/apathy, like that is actually any better.

Yet a lot of this same people also want us to care about issues such the situation in Israel, the situation in Cuba, Libya, Syria, etc. And even when they are using flawed biased campaigns.All in humanitarian grounds. So I also see a double standard there.

Finally, like so many of you say, if you really dislike the video so much or don't care about the campaign, then don't watch it. Why spend time and effort hating on it? You think the making the maker of it is a piece of shit? Fine, but does spreading hate for something you claim not to care make you a lot better? Are you annoyed that so many of your friends in FB are reposting the video? Then don't click on it or don't spend so much time on FB if you think your friends are that lame.

I'm not the biggest fan of the campaign, but just saying... Perhaps critics should just wait for Southpark to make an episode mocking the Kony 2012 campaign and just have a good laugh and chill out, lol.

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Unread 03-16-2012, 07:04 PM   #106
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Unread 03-16-2012, 09:14 PM   #107
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Unread 03-28-2012, 04:01 PM   #108
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Not to resurrect the dead, nor to put more salt on the wound, but I just read this article and found it particularly good and of remarkable quality:

The White Savior Industrial Complex - Teju Cole - International - The Atlantic

I thought it was worth the bump and some of you might enjoy it.

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Unread 03-28-2012, 06:24 PM   #109
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