quoteTheir campaign is to make this invisible man visible simply by making him famous. 99% of the world don't know who Joseph Kony is and they want to change that. The idea behind KONY2012 is to make sure enough people know about Kony and what he's doing so that U.S. Military forces can remain in Uganda throughout 2012 and ensure the capture of this man. In doing such they have got 20 of some of the most famous people in the world such as singer Rihanna and Millionaire Mark Zuckerberg behind the project, making him as well known as they can.Joseph Kony (born 1961 in Odek, Uganda) is a Ugandan guerrilla group leader, head of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a group engaged in a violent campaign to establish theocratic government based on the Ten Commandments throughout Uganda. The LRA say that God has sent spirits to communicate this mission directly to Kony.
Directed by Kony, the LRA has earned a reputation for its actions against the people of several countries, including northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Sudan. It has abducted and forced an estimated 66,000 children to fight for them, and has also forced the internal displacement of over 2,000,000 people since its rebellion began in 1986. As a result, in 2005 Kony was indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court at the Hague, but has succeeded in evading capture since.
quote nnnddd101010The CEO makes $417,000 a year from running a non-profit. So she's profiting from donated money since the money isn't appearing out of no-where. Therefore it is not a nonprofit. Seems a bit shitty that money people have donated has just gone straight into her pocket.KONY 2012 is pretty much dead now, but I felt like posting.
I think Invisible Children, just like Susan G. Komen foundation, is bullshit. Its goal is only to "raise awareness", and donating money to them only helps them line their pockets.
quoteI still don't care about this campaign but I think that everyone who is going nuts saying "kill *bleep*ing Kony NOW" should read that now. I'm not saying Kony is a good guy: He's a "bad" guy, of course, but the Ugandan Military are not exactly Angels from Heaven either, and therefore Invisible Children supporting a military that has many of Kony's "habits" doesn't make them look any good.People supporting KONY 2012 probably don’t realize they’re supporting the Ugandan military who are themselves raping and looting away.
quote The-Truth-HurtsPrecisely my line of thinking. You have to stop the trade to stop the slavery. Stopping Kony will only put one bad man out of many behind bars. And sharing a video on facebook certainly will do nothing to help it.Just because you watch a video an Hit the "I support button" it don't make you an activist.An just because you go around putting stickers everywhere don't mean your making a change.People think by stoping one man all problems will be solved they won't. Because right after you take him out there's a hundred more men waiting to fill his shoes. If you really want to make a change you need to help there government gain better control of their nation. If not there is no point to any of this because as long as the nation is weak the people have no one to protect them. The Kony thing has good intentions but good intentions aren't enough. If people really want to make a change like they all claim, then they need to realize there is much more work that needs to be done then just taking one man out.[b][/b]
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