Kony 2012 Support Video

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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 1:56 am » by Mymomentummedia


I watched the Kony 2012 video on youtube today and it touched me.
This video I am sharing is my support towards the Kony2012 movement and trying to share its story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxw8lvSE_fk

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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 1:59 am » by Naranja


And you just exposed yourself as a sheep.
Go back to facebook and play farmville tag your friends or whatever.
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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 2:10 am » by Earthspirit7


:flop: mymomentummedia :clapper: :cheers:

I am with your on the Kony 2012 video
there are some really verbally abusive members on this site....IGNORE
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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 2:11 am » by Jet17


Your KONY 2012 Makers with the Lords Resistance Army:
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The organization behind Kony 2012 — Invisible Children Inc. — is an extremely shady nonprofit that has been called ”misleading,” “naive,” and “dangerous” by a Yale political science professor, and has been accused by Foreign Affairs of “manipulat[ing] facts for strategic purposes.” They have also been criticized by the Better Business Bureau for refusing to provide information necessary to determine if IC meets the Bureau’s standards.

Additionally, IC has a low two-star rating in accountability from Charity Navigator because they won’t let their financials be independently audited. That’s not a good thing. In fact, it’s a very bad thing, and should make you immediately pause and reflect on where the money you’re sending them is going.

By IC’s own admission, only 31% of all the funds they receive go toward actually helping anyone. The rest go to line the pockets of the three people in charge of the organization, to pay for their travel expenses (over $1 million in the last year alone) and to fund their filmmaking business (also over a million) — which is quite an effective way to make more money, as clearly illustrated by the fact that so many can’t seem to stop forwarding their well-engineered emotional blackmail to everyone they’ve ever known.

And as far as what they do with that money:

The group is in favour of direct military intervention, and their money supports the Ugandan government’s army and various other military forces. Here’s a photo of the founders of Invisible Children posing with weapons and personnel of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. Both the Ugandan army and Sudan People’s Liberation Army are riddled with accusations of rape and looting, but Invisible Children defends them, arguing that the Ugandan army is “better equipped than that of any of the other affected countries”, although Kony is no longer active in Uganda and hasn’t been since 2006 by their own admission. These books each refer to the rape and sexual assault that are perennial issues with the UPDF, the military group Invisible Children is defending.

Let’s not get our lines crossed: The Lord’s Resistance Army is bad news. And Joseph Kony is a very bad man, and needs to be stopped. But propping up Uganda’s decades-old dictatorship and its military arm, which has been accused by the UN of committing unspeakable atrocities and itself facilitated the recruitment of child soldiers, is not the way to go about it.

The United States is already plenty involved in helping rout Kony and his band of psycho sycophants. Kony is on the run, having been pushed out of Uganda, and it’s likely he will soon be caught, if he isn’t already dead. But killing Kony won’t fix anything, just as killing Osama bin Laden didn’t end terrorism. The LRA might collapse, but, as Foreign Affairs points out, it is “a relatively small player in all of this — as much a symptom as a cause of the endemic violence.”

Myopically placing the blame for all of central Africa’s woes on Kony — even as a starting point — will only imperil many more people than are already in danger.

Sending money to a nonprofit that wants to muck things up by dousing the flames with fuel is not helping. Want to help? Really want to help? Send your money to nonprofits that are putting more than 31% toward rebuilding the region’s medical and educational infrastructure, so that former child soldiers have something worth coming home to.

Here are just a few of those charities. They all have a sparkling four-star rating from Charity Navigator, and, more importantly, no interest in airdropping American troops armed to the teeth into the middle of a multi-nation tribal war to help one madman catch another.

The bottom line is, research your causes thoroughly. Don’t just forward a random video to a stranger because a mass murderer makes a five-year-old “sad.” Learn a little bit about the complexities of the region’s ongoing strife before advocating for direct military intervention.

There is no black and white in the world. And going about solving important problems like there is just serves to make all those equally troubling shades of gray invisible.
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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 2:13 am » by Jet17


earthspirit7 wrote::flop: mymomentummedia

I am with your on the Kony 2012 video
there are some really verbally abusive members on this site....IGNORE



People will die because of this, and you are worried about people being verbally offensive?

so we can garner a campaign of WAR, but it's not ok for people to expose the organization and express anger of fraud for it?

I notice you ignored my response on the other thread. I was nowhere near verbally offensive.
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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 2:14 am » by Earthspirit7


Kony 2012: Invisible Children’s viral video sparks criticism that others say is unfounded
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A group of blond-haired, blue-eyed Southern California surfer boys from advocacy group Invisible Children got more than 30 million people to watch a half-hour video on a 20-year-old conflict in Central Africa—in just three days. But the fallout has been some tough criticism charging that the group is raising awareness about a conflict that has essentially wound down since its height in 2003-4—and cut corners with the facts to amp up its message. Detractors piled on that Invisible Children spends the bulk of its budget on staff salaries and making films that attract much publicity, but don't do much to help people on the ground. But in a backlash to the backlash, other Africa experts and human rights advocates today say the widespread negativity is unfounded.

"The argument now is that Kony and the LRA are no longer this massive threat," Cameron Hudson, former Africa director in the Bush administration National Security Council, told Yahoo News Thursday, referring to Joseph Kony, the founder of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which is accused of abducting and killing thousands of children and committing other atrocities in his two-decade war against the Ugandan government.

Hudson, now policy director at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, stressed that he doesn't share the critique, praising Invisible Children for creating a campaign that reached tens of millions of people who probably never previously heard of Joseph Kony. "I just saw P.Diddy tweet about this thing," he said.

Hudson believes the criticism is mostly sour grapes. "I think that these guys are getting mercilessly picked apart by a bunch of intellectual elites who spend their days tweeting but never trending," he said. "If their aim is to raise awareness, they have done that in spades."

Invisible Children is a California-based advocacy group whose founders were San Diego college students who went to south Sudan and northern Uganda in 2003 at the height of the conflict. On Monday, Invisible Children released a powerful, slickly produced half-hour video on the conflict, seeking a half million viewers. By Thursday they had surpassed that goal more than sixty-fold, with well over 30 million viewers. Their viral tag lines: #Kony2012 and #Stop Kony, along with Uganda and Invisible Children, were top-10 trending topics around the country.

"Where you live shouldn't determine whether you live #KONY2012", the group posted to Twitter Thursday.



Michael Poffenberger, executive director of Resolve, an advocacy organization that works with Invisible Children, agrees the awareness generated about a previously mostly invisible conflict is nothing but a good thing. "You have to recognize that for more than two decades [Joseph] Kony and the LRA have been perpetrating horrific atrocities in remote parts of Central Africa, and nobody has been paying attention," he told Yahoo News in an interview Thursday.

Poffenberger said he and the founders of Invisible Children became obsessed with the Lord's Resistance Army, its founder Joseph Kony and the plight of thousands of African children disappearing in the conflict, when they traveled to the region separately in 2003-2004. "They created this initial film that took off," he said. "And they have been connecting with an audience. The majority of their supporters—and they have hundreds of thousands of supporters—are millennials" who never previously donated to a nonprofit. And he believes this newly activated millennial audience could help foment political change.

In May 2010, members of Invisible Children and Resolve were in the Oval Office as President Barack Obama signed legislation—the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Recovery Act (see photo below). The bill, originally spearheaded by former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), ended up with the support or sponsorship of 267 members of Congress—more than any other piece of Africa legislation in history, said Sarah Margon, a former Feingold staff member.


Invisible Children and Resolve activists watched as President Obama signed LRA disarmament bill they had championed …
"We have seen your reporting, your websites, your blogs, and your video postcards—you have made the plight of the children visible to us all," Obama said in a statement to the groups that had spearheaded the grassroots advocacy campaign, including Invisible Children.

Last year, Obama ordered a few hundred special forces to Central Africa to assist in the hunt for Kony.

Invisible Children does have programs on the ground in Uganda, including information collection and monitoring programs for tracking abductees. (According to financial information Invisible Children posted to its website to rebut some of the criticism, it spent about a third of its $8.8 million 2011 budget on programs in Central Africa.) But there's an inherent push and pull between advocating for a cause and explaining the actual complexities on the ground, even those who praise the group note.

"There is a legitimate debate about the degree to which the video oversimplifies a complex issue," Resolve's Poffenberger said. "But you can't present a documentary that appeals to the human rights professional crowd and also gets viewed by 30 million people ... about something occurring in Central Africa. There's a trade-off that you have to accept and make very carefully."

Invisible Children has helped raise awareness so that millions of Americans now know about the LRA and are pressing their members of Congress for action, Margon, the former Feingold Senate staffer and an Africa expert at the Center for American Progress, told Yahoo News Thursday. "At the same time, there are certainly cases where they have cut corners on some of the facts to get their message out," she said.

Others note that the production value of the video sets it apart—and may speak to the next big tool in global activism. "Ten years ago, the Stop the Landmines advocacy group got the Nobel Peace price because they used email," said Hudson, the former Bush White House aide. "This is the next iteration. Desk-top movie-making, to create a video of such high production value, that you change the way these conflicts are viewed and understood."

Academics and Washington policy wonks aside, Hudson said, few Americans had heard much about the LRA issue before Invisible Children's video—at least not in a way that captured their attention and compassion. "So they have tapped into a huge market that had not been tapped into before. And there is limitless empathy in this country for these causes."


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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 2:19 am » by Earthspirit7


jet17 wrote:
earthspirit7 wrote::flop: mymomentummedia

I am with your on the Kony 2012 video
there are some really verbally abusive members on this site....IGNORE



People will die because of this, and you are worried about people being verbally offensive?

so we can garner a campaign of WAR, but it's not ok for people to expose the organization and express anger of fraud for it?

I notice you ignored my response on the other thread. I was nowhere near verbally offensive.



CHILDREN were already dying because of Kony !!! I am not advocating for killing nor war.
Your interptation is WAR not ours. My interpertation was that they want to find this man
and have him punished for his crimes and rightfully so...not start a war
BTW I posted my comment before you appeared at this thread
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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 2:20 am » by Jet17


Earth Spirit, keep ignoring contrary data then.

I posted on my link to KONY that this is all a setup where over 3/4 of the proceeds aren't even used, given to the African government to set up armies that rape, murder and steal.... WOW!

send your money if you want, but you shouldn't mislead others to send their money to a fraud based charitable service that supports genocide and WAR.

Finding him and this charitable organization wants war, and you just stated you support this film, so don't contradict yourself.

plus if you would have read what I put, this guy hasn't been there since 2006, and might even be dead.
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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 2:29 am » by Naranja


earthspirit7 wrote:
jet17 wrote:
earthspirit7 wrote::flop: mymomentummedia

I am with your on the Kony 2012 video
there are some really verbally abusive members on this site....IGNORE



People will die because of this, and you are worried about people being verbally offensive?

so we can garner a campaign of WAR, but it's not ok for people to expose the organization and express anger of fraud for it?

I notice you ignored my response on the other thread. I was nowhere near verbally offensive.



CHILDREN were already dying because of Kony !!! I am not advocating for killing nor war.
Your interptation is WAR not ours. My interpertation was that they want to find this man
and have him punished for his crimes and rightfully so...not start a war
BTW I posted my comment before you appeared at this thread

Dude this is just a new way for the ptb to get people along for the ride to invade another country , through facebook and other sheeply communitys, I know right its crazy new and poppin fresh! Youve seen the video, come on its a little TOO good dont you think?
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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 2:30 am » by Earthspirit7


jet17 wrote:Earth Spirit, keep ignoring contrary data then.

I posted on my link to KONY that this is all a setup where over 3/4 of the proceeds aren't even used, given to the African government to set up armies that rape, murder and steal.... WOW!

send your money if you want, but you shouldn't mislead others to send their money to a fraud based charitable service that supports genocide and WAR.

Finding him and this charitable organization wants war, and you just stated you support this film, so don't contradict yourself.

plus if you would have read what I put, this guy hasn't been there since 2006, and might even be dead.



There are two sides to every story and you were posting only one side...I just posted the other. People can make up their own minds and obviously they have 38million of them.
I did read your whole comment and who is to prove the guy hasn't been there since 2006?
I am not going to debate with you...you have your opinion and I have mine...accept it or not.
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