Something is a bit wrong with Kony 2012

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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 2:38 am » by Sonnyvice


First of all you have a look at this marketing masterpiece if you havent seen it already


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Once you have, especially if you bought into it have a look at this clip that takes it apart in 4 minutes flat:


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And I leave you with some further reading:

http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments ... _kony/c3...
http://whitthef.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/kony-2012/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5UfdY4jOJk
http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com.au/20 ... ialiam-i...

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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 3:07 am » by Naranja


sonnyvice wrote:First of all you have a look at this marketing masterpiece if you havent seen it already

That it is, that it is, and naming it "KONY 2012" its got a zing to it.

I feel like when you see someone else doing something embarrasing.
It feels like when they "found" a terrorist passport at wtc.
Or when they "found" Bin Laden and shot him and dumped him at sea.

Uh it sickens me and the facebook people are like "oh this is so important
oh im doing something important oh tag me in your photos when im drunk!"
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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 3:53 am » by Jet17


Thank you!

Tree huggers and love and light people are always the ones who fall for this coup.

The first 5 minutes of the movie you could tell they were trying to tear jerk people.
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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 4:28 am » by Funkt33


Read This Earlier

Kony 2012: Viral video for the misinformed?

http://rt.com/news/koni-viral-video-campaign-133/

Kony 2012: The latest cause célèbre that has most likely taken your Facebook newsfeed by storm. But while few would criticize putting indicted Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony in prison, the motives of the latest viral video campaign are less clear.

­Go to the Invisible Children homepage, and the goal of Kony 2012 seems simple enough:


“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.”

Scroll down, and a list of movers, shakers and policy-makers ranging from Lady Gaga to Bill Clinton are laid out for the public to target.


On the surface, this is a simple black-and-white story: Joseph Kony, via the Uganda-based Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), has lead a violent campaign to set up a theocratic government at home, forcing enslaved child soldiers to commit unspeakable acts.

But dig a bit deeper, and one might want to think twice before donating to the Invisible Children charity.


For one, Invisible Children has blurred the line between charity and politics, advocating direct military action. They have also been accused of providing financial support to the Ugandan government’s military and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, both of which have regularly been charged with human rights abuses.

The group denies the claim, saying “none of the money donated through Invisible Children ever goes to the government of Uganda. Yet the only feasible and proper way to stop Kony and protect the civilians he targets is to coordinate efforts with regional governments.”

The group has also been accused of being heavy on advocacy and weak on aid. Writing on the social media site tumblr.com, sociology and political science student Grant Oyston said, “As a registered not-for-profit, its finances are public. Last year, the organization spent $8,676,614. Only 32 per cent went to direct services (page 6), with much of the rest going to staff salaries, travel and transport, and film production. This is far from ideal for an issue which arguably needs action and aid, not awareness, and Charity Navigator rates their accountability 2/4 stars because they lack an external audit committee. But it goes way deeper than that.”

The real question is, why has Kony 2012 skyrocketed to the top of social media consciousness? Writing for Foreign Policy magazine, Uganda-based journalist Joshua Keating perhaps puts it best.

“It would be great to get rid of Kony. He and his forces have left a path of abductions and mass murder in their wake for over 20 years. But let's get two things straight: 1) Joseph Kony is not in Uganda and hasn't been for 6 years; 2) the LRA now numbers at most in the hundreds, and while it is still causing immense suffering, it is unclear how millions of well-meaning but misinformed people are going to help deal with the more complicated reality,” Keating writes.

Perhaps more alarmingly, Invisible Children’s viral media smash follows Barack Obama’s decision to deploy 100 troops to Uganda last October with the aim of “removing” Joseph Kony from the picture.

In fact, during a period of relative calm that has not been seen in years, Mark Kersten from Justice in Conflict says Uganda’s recently-discovered oil reserves, which “may produce between 2.5 billion to 6 billion barrels of oil…has been directly linked to the country’s security.”

While bringing Joseph Kony to justice would be commendable, it seems implausible his capture would do much to bring stability to conflict-ridden East Africa.

Just try telling that to the 27 million people who have watched Kony 2012 on YouTube and the millions more who will be posting and tweeting about it in the days to come.


Do read the comments on the site, very differing opinions..

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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 4:50 am » by domdabears


I wanna punch every fuckin person on my facebook that posts this fuckin video.

I should start deleting people.
Yeah, I knew you in high school, but I'm not really friends with you anymore.

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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 4:59 am » by Ayaflash


domdabears wrote:I wanna punch every fuckin person on my facebook that posts this fuckin video.

I should start deleting people.
Yeah, I knew you in high school, but I'm not really friends with you anymore.

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why you so angry?

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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 5:01 am » by domdabears


ayaflash wrote:
domdabears wrote:I wanna punch every fuckin person on my facebook that posts this fuckin video.

I should start deleting people.
Yeah, I knew you in high school, but I'm not really friends with you anymore.

:shooting:



why you so angry?

:peep:

I thought I explained it.

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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 5:07 am » by Iwanci


What an interesting topic.

Firstly let me say one thing, I did NOT watch the KONY documentary, so I have not seen, heard the presenter/s and I have NOT been ‘brainwashed’ by it. I will say that I do know a little about the situation over in Uganda with regards to Joseph Kony.

I did watch the 4 minute rebuttal and let me say that I was NOT convinced by it.

We often criticise our governments and TPTB and the NWO maniacs for intervening and/or meddling in foreign affairs as being motivated by the appropriation of resources. We often also complain that where there is pain and suffering and little resource wealth our countries do not seem to interfere, they simply do not care. Other African genocides come to mind (Hutu/Tootsies) and the angst and desperation as the world watched and did not act to prevent and stop millions from dying.

In Uganda we have a situation (as far as I know) whereby innocent people have been tortured, enslaved, raped, imprisoned, killed, brainwashed, sold, traded, used and abused... and we have an organisation who wants to expose the situation and place pressure on the various governments and power houses to come down and help eliminate this scourge. Now, I am NOT privy to the goals and aspirations nor the motivators that are driving the push for Kony 2012, but I do know this, I DONT CARE!

I don’t care what is motivating the movement!
I don’t care who’s palms are being greased!
I don’t care who is making money from it!
What I DO care about is that the world unites and one by one takes out these unscrupulous vermin.
Every one of our ‘western’ wars has been fought with blood, sweat and tears to free people and ideology, everyone has been fought with motivation. In my mind there can be NO GREATER motivator than the freedom of people (fellow humans) from a life of misery and non existence.

If we all thought that the cost of freedom was not worth fighting for, we would be a race enslaved as we speak. Every war has casualties, intended and unintended. Every war has consequences, good and bad. Every war comes with a price. But what price an innocent life?

Think about it in this context... If you woke up one day and there was a mad man over your bed, just raped and killed your wife, dragged off your daughter for sex slavery, handcuffed your son and beat him into submission, and tied you up to witness this in helpless silence, what would you be thinking?

Then you discover that the world knew and nobody thought you were worth while fighting for, but yet the black liquid that oozes from a natural reserve in the ground has been the cause for more resource allocation and military deployment in human history, what would you say??

Stop the bullshit, don’t look at the rhetoric for or against.. just follow your hearts for your fellow human, without this simple human emotive, we are nothing. And don’t ever forget that our ‘troops’ sign up for this as their chosen profession, what greater reason to fight if not for the freeing of their fellow man and the restitution of law and order for the people?

Rather we risk our lives so that others may live than so that others may profit!
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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 5:12 am » by Ayaflash


domdabears wrote:
ayaflash wrote:
domdabears wrote:I wanna punch every fuckin person on my facebook that posts this fuckin video.

I should start deleting people.
Yeah, I knew you in high school, but I'm not really friends with you anymore.

:shooting:



why you so angry?

:peep:

I thought I explained it.

READ!


don't be angry at the sheeple(you)....be mad at the government/society who created them. :D
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PostFri Mar 09, 2012 5:19 am » by Iwanci


The fact that you have facebook could include you on the very list of 'sheeple' that you keep. Think about it.... :flop:
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