Skip to comments.Kony 2012 And The Explosion In Social Media
Posted on 03/09/2012 7:11:05 AM PST by Stoutcat
Imagine you come upon a child under 10 years old who, along with his friends, is in obvious distress. Now imagine, when you ask that child what you can do to help him, he turns to you and says, with all seriousness, It is better if you can kill us
What in the name of all that is holy could cause a child that young so much stress and fear in his life, that given a choice, he would have you kill him as an act of kindness?
Meet Jacob, the unsuspecting star of Youtubes most viral video to date (Its closing in on 50 million views).
Through the new social medias (blogs, Facebook, Twitter etc.) intercommunication between people representing all nationalities, races, religions etc. has opened up possibilities limited only by our imaginations. The imagination of a young man named Jason Russell has initiated what may be the most ambitious yet potentially controversial experiment involving this emerging application of technology. The goal? To bring down the man who, according to the International Criminal Court in The Hague tops their list of the worlds worst criminals. His name: Joseph Kony. His crime? Abducting thousands of children and forcing them to become soldiers in his rebel army.
For over 20 years, children in central Africa like Jacob have lived in fear of being captured by the Konys rebel army. The second goal is to reunite thousands of young children with their parents. The deadline? THIS YEAR. And, although it might sound crazy, they might just pull it off.
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Sorry.... I can’t help right now. I’m still trying to figure out Critical Race Theory.
Thanks for the quick quotes and link compilation - people would be fools to take all this concern about Uganda at face value since all the usual leftist suspects are lining up to cheerlead it. Something else is in the works under the radar.
Youth Movement Promotes US Military Presence in Central Africa
Article, # 2 , - and esp. # 23.
Joseph Kony 2012: Obama administration congratulates success of campaign (another Red Herring)
Give him a plane ticket to the USofA and this so called problem will stop...
The video? How incredibly precious. How special.
It’s a video about the videographer, a classic Narcissist, and his Self-Object son, Gavin, who will become - as sure as a bean seed becomes a bean - a classic Narcissist himself.
I think getting rid of evil people is a worthwhile investment, but we shouldn't bankrupt ourselves doing it. Find the SOBs location and use a drone strike or drop a bomb on him.
Kony = Emmanuel Goldstein
And do you think for one second the lefties would care if Kony headed the “Atheists’ Resistance Army.” Heck, they’d probably support him.
As most people know by now this charity is not worth supporting and Mr. Kony is no longer a real threat. Please use this as a lesson to all your friends on social media that they need to check their facts before falling in behind any cause either charitable or political.
My teenage son said that the videographer seemed a little light in the Loafers and wondered where the mom was, and who stays with Gavin when the video “dad” is off romping around Africa.
It all seems strange. BTW, I read that over 70% of the donations are pocketed by the video dude. It seems he has found a pretty slick way to cash in.
Anyhow, that Kony guy needs to die. I was a little put off by the repeated references to arresting him.
It’s funny that the folks who are pushing the hardest for us to “do something” about this are the same ones that whine and complain whenever we “do something” in any other country. They don’t want us to mess with Iran because it has oil and stability in the region would help us, Uganda on the other hand has no valuable resources at all so clearly we should clean that mess up.
We saw the same thing during what Tony Blair referred to as “The First Progressives’ War”, Kosovo......the media portrayed Slobodan Milosevic and the greatest monster, since Adolf Hitler.
If I’m not mistaken, that critical race theory is simply Locate Kyle Busch and run him into the wall. But hey, I could be wrong on that. But that was Jeff Gordon’s advice.
This man’s opinion is right on.
There are many examples of the Africans in Uganda objecting to this:
In my opinion, this whole business is designed to justify the Obama Administration getting involved in these countries.
Remember several months ago, he sent 100 “advisers” to seek out Kony and we have never heard about them again. The problem is, Kony has not been in Uganda for many years. He is operating out of the DRC and is not the problem he once was in Uganda.
My daughter lived in Gulu in Northern Uganda, and beliefs similar to mine - Conservative and Christian. She has stated that the Northern Ugandans detest this organization and others like i. They are not helping. They are hurting. The outside NGOs, particularly the ones from the United Nations, have done the most damage.
This kids’ viral video is so wrong, because it speaks as if Kony is still in Uganda. He is long gone and Northern Uganda has been in relative peace for some time. There is no need to militarize Uganda, and it will bring suffering to a people who are trying to recover on their own, and doing quite well.
So why the support for this video, couched in terms of saving the Ugandans?
Just who is behind the making and spreading of this video?
I’ll bet it is Soros and the Tides foundation or some such organization created by those of their ilk.
I wish I had the resources to check this out.
It is another Obama fiasco in the making
It’s a complete bandwagon cluster.
People have been ripping the narrative this organization has been putting out, not to mention that most of the money this group collects never goes to help anyone.
Apparently it went to a slick video and fancy swag.
But in the age of the Facebook warrior, most people are too stupid to think and do some research. They just need to “express” their “outrage”... mainly for their “friends” online.
Why can’t these guys harness their energies towards say, exposing the Taliban in Afghanistan, or the other places in Africa, where Muzzies are terrorizing Christians?
Of course, we know why.
As I mentioned in the post, we must all do our own vetting. I don’t question, for a moment that the movie has its share of fact-stretching, but it doesn’t lessen the horror faced by Jacob and the others.
However this turns out, it still stands that the use of the social media is the most powerful tool out there... for good or evil. It just means that it’s even more necessary than ever to vet everything we see or read.
Sorry it couldn’t have been more about you. Perhaps next time.
Now you understand the concept of the “immaculate intervention”.
Kony has NOT been in Uganda since 2006! They believe he is in the Central African Republic, if he is still alive! They film makers are 6 yrs too late in releasing this!!! They need money!
What I find so funny is the difference in opinions between those actually serving in the military and their peers here at home. The FB posts from my sons and their friends in the military are the complete opposite of everyone elses. The common theme, “If you want military action, then sign up yourself” They are also quick to point out that while Kony is a bad man, why were y’all so upset about us taking out Saddam Hussein. I will take the wisdom of our young troops over the the brainiacs here in a minute!
Two points in response:
1.) The article clearly states we should all vet things ourselves and not depend on others to do so for them.
2.) As noted in a reply to the link you provided: “I think people are ignoring the fact that half of what IC does is create awareness, and that part is free. You don’t have to donate to IC to tell the world that there is a man acting like Hitler in the middle of Africa. Regardless of who spreads awareness, this guy needs to go. Critics are missing the forest for the trees.”
I agree, but no-one is asking us to “go bankrupt.” This is more about creating awareness, and that part is free. You don’t have to donate to IC to tell the world that there is a madman Africa. Regardless of who spreads awareness, this guy needs to go.
I don't think you will find many people here who were upset about taking out Saddam Hussein.
I don’t think this is about the name of his army. It’s about what he has done to children for over 20 years. If your house was on fire, would you stop the firemen to first establish if their motive was to put out the fire or roast marshmallows?
This isn’t about lefties or righties. It’s about awareness, and an invitation to those who would like to be part of the solution. That’s OK, I’ll put you down as more interested in the secret agenda and let it go at that.
Almost all of Africa is run by "Mad Men."
I never thought I would say this, but I think the administration is trying to establish a presence in this area, and I don’t think it will benefit the US one bit, and may lead to another humanitarian crises for us to “fix.”
I originally thought it was to get control of the oil and other rare earth elements present, especially in the DRC, but now I also think it is to stifle the success of the forces fighting the Muslim insurgents in South Sudan.
China already has there hands in Africa big time with all the funds in the world to invest. They are tying up assets, resources, and building infrastructure throughout the region.
Under Obama, the sun is setting on the US as the beacon of freedom and democracy everywhere.
I wonder whose side we are going to be on?
Knowing Obama, the wrong one.
And lest ye think, I don’t care about Africa, I have said many times that the most damning thing about the Clinton Presidency was the inaction he took, along with the UN, during the Rwandan Holocaust in 1994.
Is noted in the original article, We DO urge all to vet things on their own... and to share that info as it is uncovered.
Not sure what you mean when you right “As most people know by now... Mr. Kony is no longer a real threat.”
That’s just plain ridiculous. Just because he is out of Uganda and slithered under some rock elsewhere in Africa doesn’t mean he doesn’t pose a threat. He is a mad man ON THE RUN. That probably makes him more dangerous than ever. Talk about checking your FACTS before posting...
But posting false information is counterproductive, and this video makes people feel good by voting on the internet, but it doesn’t help one living and breathing soul with a beating heart.
In fact it hurts because the information contained in it is so wrong that it is like saying donate to me, because Hitler is bad.
It is taking advantage of white guilt and giving people the false and self-centered feeling that they are helping by caring and by pressing “like” on facebook.
This is exactly the kind of attitude that we don’t need to help the people in this region.
I actually feel suckered by that video. When my son showed it to me, I fell for it and forwarded to my friends and reposted it facebook.
I then overcame my emotions and decided to check into it a little. I immediately began to have doubts about the organization and now about how much at threat Kony still is.
Honestly, while watching the video, some of it gave me the uneasy feeling that this was some type of OWS type organizing. Get the young people energized on something inconspicuous, then shift them to another target like US industries. Maybe, I am just paranoid.
BTW, my son found it from a link that Mark Hall, youth Pastor and lead singer for “Casting Crowns” had posted. It seems he was suckered, too. Conservatives want to help and want to do what is right. We want to Love. Sometimes, that sets us up for con-men or confidence men.
I think this is as much about awareness as anything, and that part is free.
Nobody is suggesting we invade Uganda. He’s probably not in that country any longer. The point is to spread the awareness all over the world so no matter where he goes to try to hide, he will be recognized, seized and brought to trial (or executed).
I’m sorry, but you are wrong, largely because you are unable to place this bad man’s situation in the correct context for all that is going on in the region.
No one approves of this man, but the problems in Uganda are no longer caused by this guy. He is still an issue, but he is not the problem that he once was.
You need to update your information. Your point of view would have been far more accurate if opined 6 years ago or more.
History has moved on from your knowledge.
Not here...it was in response to those in college who have criticized the war by those who are fighting.
“Of course, we know why.”
Uh... thanks for sharing.
Funny you say that...this is the 2nd time today I have heard that opinion..
My daughter lived there and did extensive study in the region while there. She and all of her group, who have seen the reality in that country are unanimously outraged and disgusted with this video, and are greatly concerned abut the disinformation and false information it spreads.
It truly is exploiting the situation for personal gain, and will not help one person in the region. Many have been taken in by this video, because you are right, we all want to help, and we don’t know how. It is easy to follow our hearts right over the cliff.
We need to allow our emotions to motivate us, but we need to use our brains to decide what to do that works, and does no additional harm.
I reject the idea that this is useful as an “awareness” campaign. Awareness of things not true, is worse the conscious ignorance.
Amen to that, FRiend.
This is almost as big as the video of that cat who rode around the house on a vacuum cleaner!
Well, Obama is still President,last time I checked, so that takes away our right to criticize ANYONE for having ineffective leadership. And keep in mind, if anything were to happen to Obama, that would leave us with Joe Biden leading the show. The only ones celebrating that would be Comedy Central and Saturday Night Live.
Do you think that Kony is unique? There are thousands of mad-men all over the world!
I wish FR had it’s own internal “Like” button. You have a good girl.
Then by all means, what is your suggestion?
You seem to be under the mistaken idea that this video and the movement is limited to the United States. It’s not. It’s world wide. The benefit of this video is that a cold-blooded MAD MAN will no longer be able to travel outside of Africa because this awareness is being made world wide. Uganda is only one part of it. The real goal here is awareness. And no one has to pay a dime for that.
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