A point I failed to make in my last post, I will make here.
Reading through the comments on another blogger’s post, I have come across many comments like this one:
[...] this article is full of good points, but i’m sick of seeing people hating over the Kony2012 campaign, yeah deploying more US soldiers into Africa isn’t a good idea, but at least these people are trying to make a difference in this world, giving hope to people. you’re just too scared incase it goes wrong, so what if it goes wrong, at least they and the rest of the world tried, rather than just typing about it with negative views. [...]
So isn’t doing something better than nothing?
I guess I think that this is a false assumption – that if you don’t get involved or support the IC’s Kony 2012 campaign, that you are doing nothing and sitting idle while the LRA reaks havoc on East Africa. The point should not be, “well so long as someone is doing something, no matter how misguided or harmful it might be.” Read the rest of this entry
Invisible Children’s campagin to bring down Joseph Kony has gone viral!
IC is an organisation that strode to promence when they released videos about the tragic child soldiers in Uganda, the DRC and Sudan, many of which have been abducted by Kony’s Lord’s Resistence Army (LRA).
The IC Campaign sates:
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.
But how do they seek to do this? And is this the best way?
The IC Kony 2012 campaign states:
We are taking action to ensure these two things
1) That Joseph Kony is known as the World’s Worst War Criminal.
2) That the U.S. military advisers support the Ugandan Army until Kony has been captured and the LRA has been completely disarmed. They need to follow through all the way and finish what they have started
Seems nobel enough. I myself would love to see the end of child soldiers and the violence, the murders, rape and kidnapping that the LRA has conducted since 1987. Read the rest of this entry